This course is accredited by Cambridge University.
CELTA - the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults - focuses on teaching and learning strategies for EFL/ESOL and is mainly practical. In addition to your taught sessions, you will need to allow extra time for independent study, assignments and lesson preparation.
The course is an intensive programme of study to which you will be required to commit fully. This is a very practical course focusing on hands-on teaching practice so that upon completion, you will feel confident beginning or continuing your career as an ESOL teacher with all the skills and knowledge you will need. Many of our students have even become teachers in the ESOL courses we offer at CONEL.
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Topics covered can include:
You will need to be:
If English is not your first language, you should be able to provide recent evidence that your spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the course - e.g. a recently obtained English language qualification or test result awarded no more than two years prior to the proposed date of enrolment and equivalent to a minimum of Cambridge English CAE Grade A/IELTS 8.0 in all sub-scores.
All applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
CELTA is assessed through written assignments and practical teaching. There are four written assignments (each 750–1,000 words), which focus on:
Your teaching practice will also be assessed, over a total of 6 hours, working with adult classes at a minimum of two levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance.
You must pay fees to study a Higher Education (HE) course. If you have not studied one previously, you may be eligible to apply for an HE loan. Other financial support such as maintenance loans and disability support are also available.
Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.
Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.
Tuition Fees: £1,418
A partial Advanced Learner Loan of £811 is available for eligible students, with the remaining (£607) being self-funded. Self-funded students may be able to pay in instalments.
Another funding option for this course is through the Mayor of London, who has granted funding for this course for the academic year 2023/2024 if you meet the following criteria:
If you are eligible for Mayor of London funding, you will need to provide evidence of your residency along with current evidence of salary or benefit.
You can progress to employment, teaching English abroad or in the UK. To gain the full teaching qualification to teach in the UK you can progress to a Diploma in Education and Training or a PGCE in Further Education.