4-week TEFL Course Riga, Latvia
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4-week TEFL Course or equivalent
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About the course
The CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is an introductory course designed primarily for candidates with little or no previous English teaching experience. It is also suitable for teachers who have teaching experience but who have had little or no formal training It is considered to be a solid foundation for teaching English as a foreign language. The course is recognised by EFL organizations worldwide and is the most highly respected of its kind in the world. Over 7,000 people take the course every year worldwide. Success in the CELTA has enabled many candidates to obtain their first teaching position. It has a strong practical bias, with daily teaching practice.
The CELTA requires an attendance of 120 hours over 4 weeks. These hours include:
* Tutorial support and consultation
* Supervised lesson planning
* Six hours assessed teaching practice
* Peer observation of teaching practice
* Six hours directed observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
Language analysis and awareness
* The learner, the teacher and the teaching/learning context
* Planning for effective teaching of adult learners
* Classroom management and teaching skills for teaching English to adults
* Resources and materials for teaching English to adults
* Professional development for teachers of English to adults
Assessment: CELTA is awarded to candidates who have completed the course and met the assessment criteria for all written and practical assignments. Teaching practice is assessed by the course tutors through continuous assessment. There are also four written assignments, with a practical orientation. Participants are required to keep a portfolio of their work throughout the course. Successful candidates will receive one of three grades: PASS, PASS "B" and PASS "A"
Employment prospects in Riga
Latvia is a rapidly growing market for teaching English. Candidates who successfully complete the course and are offered a position at this school will receive a refund of up to 20% of their course costs.
The school can arrange accommodation on request.
You can expect to pay 300 Euros for a single occupancy of a flat or 200 Euros for a shared accommodation. The full fee is payable on arrival. Utilities are included in the price.
School Details - Riga
The school was founded by its present director, Natalya Zelenina, in 1993. Since then we have grown year by year and are currently the biggest private language school in Riga with over 1,800 students (young learners, teenagers, exam, adult and business groups) and more than 50 teachers (of English and other languages). We are part of a World Organisation (IHWO), which is a network of language schools worldwide committed to implementing high standards of quality and innovation in education and training. There are currently over 120 schools in more than 40 countries. Working for an organisation like this offers unparalleled opportunities for teachers looking to pursue a career in EFL. The school is located in the heart of Riga, a couple of minutes walk from the Central Station and five minutes from the old town. The frontage of the building that houses us is an example of Jugendstyle Art Nouveau. The school occupies 4 floors and covers about 1,100 square metres, offering 34 classrooms, reception, office, teacher's room, kitchen and a meeting room / auditorium called the 'English Club'. The staff room has two photocopiers and there are seven computers available for teachers (two in the staff room and five in the net-classroom for preparation purposes as well as internet and e-mail access). We have a well developed resources library.
Help for Jobs
The school will provide advice on careers in TEFL and a reference for each successful candidate.
How to Apply
1. Choose the start date which interests you.
2. Register your details with Cactus TEFL (1 minute) to help us track your application.
3. Download the application form and save it on your computer.
4. Complete it offline in your own time
5. Go back to www.cactustefl.com, sign in and submit your completed form.
You can also submit an application by email. We will explain how to do this on the application form. Please contact us if you have any problems with the application procedure.
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