Our CELTA course provides your first step to becoming an English Language Teacher. You will develop practical teaching skills, with real classroom experience and gain a teaching qualification that will help you find employment in the UK or overseas.
The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is an internationally renowned qualification for teachers all over the world. It is accredited by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of Cambridge University, and provides a practical grounding for the classroom and a qualification that will help you develop a career in English Language Teaching.
The course provides you with a combination of seminars, workshops, tutorials, classroom observation and teaching practice. The teaching practice takes place with volunteer students who are keen to improve their English. You begin teaching immediately, supported all the way through by our highly experienced tutors, who will help you develop your confidence and independence.
By the end of the course you’ll have considered core teaching approaches for a range of lesson types, the role of the teacher and learner, effective strategies for planning lessons, how to analyse language for teaching purposes, use of materials and a range of classroom management and teaching techniques.
The course is a full time 4 week programme and you will be required to attend all sessions.
The course is full-time programme and you must attend ALL parts.
The course includes:
Download our sample timetable: CELTA
Please note the CELTA course is extremely intensive and full-time attendance is required. You will cover the basics of English language teaching over a very short period of time and attend a full timetable. It is likely you will also need to undertake an additional 2-3 hours of private study per day, to prepare lessons and for research and reading on language and completing the written assignments.
Courses are available on the following dates:
|Course Dates||Length of Course||Course fees||Exam fees||Total cost|
|21 January - 15 February 2019||4 weeks||£1,450||£150||£1,600|
|11 April* - 10 May 2019||4 weeks||£1,450||£150||£1,600|
|3 June - 28 June 2019||4 weeks||£1,450||£150||£1,600|
|29 July - 23 August 2019||4 weeks||£1,500||£150||£1,650|
|30 September - 25 October 2019||4 weeks||£1,500||£150||£1,650|
*Please note this course starts on a Thursday due to Easter bank holidays.
For recent graduates of Anglia Ruskin (from the current year and up to three years ago) we offer a 10% discount on the course fee.
Please note you will need to pay an administration fee of £150 which is required for assessment by CELA (Cambridge English Language Assessment).
The course fee includes:
The CELTA is an assessed course accredited by Cambridge English Language Assessment (CELA) and completion of the course does not guarantee that you will be awarded the certificate.
You will be assessed throughout the course on two main components:
If you reach the required levels, you are awarded a Pass, Pass B or Pass A grade. You will receive your final certificate from CELA after completion of the course. You will also be provided with a report at the end of the course from Anglia Ruskin University (whether you achieve the CELA award or not).
Our Language Centre is here to support your academic success.
We offer a wide range of English courses, including academic and general English, summer programmes and bespoke courses, as well as in-sessional English language support. There's also the chance to learn an additional language with our Anglia Language Programme – open to all ARU students and staff.
You'll find a friendly, supportive teaching environment here with highly experienced and qualified teaching staff who are dedicated to helping you pursue your ambitions.
To apply please complete the application form and return this to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your application is accepted, you will be invited to complete an interview which all applicants must attend. Those based overseas will be offered a skype or telephone interview. Acceptance onto the course depends upon successful completion of the interview.
The interview is an important part of the application process of the CELTA programme. It provides a good opportunity to meet us and find out more about the programme, as well as ask any questions you may have. It also allows us to assess your suitability for this demanding programme.
You will have a face-to-face interview with a CELTA tutor, designed to find out your motivations for doing the course and your understanding of what language teaching might entail, to confirm your suitability for the course. You will also be required to complete a short task pre-interview task. As part of the interview we also include a tour of our Cambridge campus.
The CELTA course is a very intensive and demanding programme and we strongly recommend you have no other major commitments when attending.
To apply you must have:
A degree is not an entry requirement for CELTA, but please be aware that without a degree it will be more difficult to find employment teaching English as a Foreign Language in the UK or abroad.
The CELTA is designed for people with little or no English language teaching experience (but those with experience can be considered).
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