Curso CELTA en Ciudad del Cabo
Las certificaciones CELTA están pensadas para aquellos que quieren enseñar inglés como lengua extranjera o para aquellos que quieren enseñar en inglés en países de habla no inglesa. El certificado CELTA es la manera que tienes para diferenciar tu CV del de los demás y ahora al mejor precio posible, la mejor inversión para tu carrera laboral.
The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is a TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) course administered by Cambridge English Language Assessment. In contrast to other TEFL courses, it is a TEFL qualification which is recognised world-wide.
The CELTA course is recommended to anyone who wants to start teaching English as a foreign language either at one of the many English language schools in Cape Town or abroad.
English teachers from South Africa are highly appreciated at English language schools around the world. However at many of the most established schools, a CELTA certificate is essential.
Is the CELTA course open to anyone?
You need not have a teaching qualification or experience, but:
- Be 18 or older at the start of the course.
- Have a Matric pass (or equivalent leaving school certificate) which would enable entrance into tertiary level education.
- Have a good level of awareness and proficiency in the English language.
- Be willing and able to cope with the intensity of the course.
Interested candidates are required to complete a pre-interview task, and may then be invited to attend an interview, at which the candidate will immediately be told whether or not he/she has been accepted onto the course. The interview allows the centre to determine the candidate’s potential to pass the course and allows candidates to get a clearer idea of what the course involves.
It is a 4 week course, with a very practical approach. A solid grounding is provided in teaching skills and techniques.
Emphasis is placed on developing awareness and sensitivity to student needs and also on your general language awareness.
There is a maximum of 12 trainees per course, divided into two Teaching Practice (TP) groups, with a maximum of 6 trainees per TP group.
- Input sessions
This includes, for example:
- Lesson planning.
- Classroom Management.
- Methodology and lesson frameworks.
- Language analysis from the perspective of a foreign learner.
Sessions are conducted using the learner-centred methodology that is encouraged in teaching practice, and in these sessions tutors model teaching techniques and concepts.
- Teaching Practice
Trainees do 6 hours (about 9 or 10 lessons) of assessed teaching practice over the four weeks. This is a key part of the course. The trainees split into smaller groups and teach foreign volunteer students, who often have refugee status. Trainees receive guidance from the tutors in planning their lessons, and after the lessons there is a group feedback session, with oral feedback from other trainees and the tutor. The tutor also gives detailed written feedback on the lesson.
- Observation of experienced teachers
Trainees observe a minimum of 6 hours of lessons taught by experienced, CELTA qualified teachers. Up to three of these may be guided video observation. This is an opportunity to observe a range of teaching styles and techniques as well as a range of teaching contexts.
- Written assignments
Based on input and teaching sessions, these are a very practical assimilation tool, which reinforce skills and knowledge development.
- CELTA is internationally recognised.
- CELTA is an essential qualification for entering the field of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).
- CELTA is the best known and most widely taken qualification in the field of English language teaching to adults. The course is designed and closely monitored by University of Cambridge English Language Assessment Examinations; and on passing the course, trainees receive a certificate from Cambridge, as well as a report from the centre detailing the trainees’ areas of strength and weakness.
- The course is both practical and theoretical with extensive, closely supervised teaching practice followed by both written and oral feedback.
- Trainers are highly qualified and experienced, and approved by Cambridge.