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Dubai, UAE

Cambridge CELTA Cambridge CELTA

Course Details

Course ref: 4702

Course Type: Cambridge CELTA

Min Age: 20

Maximum Class Size: 18

Exam Board Fee Included:

Class Times: 4 weeks full-time: Sundays - Thursdays 8:30 - 4:30

School Details - Dubai Jumeriah Beach

This organisation is the largest network of language schools in the world and is committed to providing and extending the highest standards of language teaching and teacher training. Established in London in 1953, they now have over 140 schools all over the world and are recognizable globally as one of the foremost language education providers available. This school has been open since 2005 and has continued the tradition of excellence and innovation in the region. It is located just off Sheikh Zayed road running through the heart of Dubai and near Jumeriah Beach. If you're thinking of coming from outside Dubai, why not come to the sun, sand and shopping of one the most modern and vibrant cities in the Middle East?

Course Description

The Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is the pre-eminent English language teaching (ELT/TEFL/TESOL) qualification in the world. It is administered by Cambridge University to initiate people into the field, or to up-skill those who are already working in it. It is the most widely recognised qualification of its kind with over 12,000 people completing it each year at over 300 approved centres world-wide.

The course includes teaching practice, observation of experienced teachers in the classroom and completion of a range of practically focused written assignments.

The CELTA is awarded to candidates who have completed the course and the assessment successfully. There are no examinations at the end of the course. The pass grades A, B, and Pass are awarded as a result of continuous assessment by our tutors. Trainees are always kept informed of their progress during the course.

This is a highly practical course providing initial training in English language teaching to adults. It aims at laying a firm foundation on which you can build your experience.

Through a series of seminars and practical demonstrations you will develop your practical awareness of
- Learners
- Language
- Materials
And practical ability in
- Classroom management
- Lesson planning
- Introduction and practice of new language
- Developing the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing

Teaching practice is a major component of the course and takes place every afternoon on intensive courses. The programme is closely related to the work done during the seminar sessions. You will work as part of a small group of five or six trainee teachers to obtain practical experience in working with classes at different levels. Liaising with each other, you will produce a series of cohesive lessons. After each teaching practice session, the lessons are discussed with the tutor.

Observation of practising teachers is an intrinsic part of the course and takes place outside class hours, as does guided observation of videoed lessons and preparation for teaching practice.

Accommodation Options

The school can offer you a discounted rate at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel right next door to the school. The rates offered by the hotel are:
Single AED 300++
Double AED 325++


4 weeks full-time: Sundays - Thursdays 8:30 - 4:30

Customer Feedback

The school was fine. The trainers were FIRST RATE - they did an outstanding job. The input sessions were a high point for me. Entertaining, challenging and intellectually stimulating all at the same time.
-Duncan Millar-

Help for Jobs

The school will direct trainees to appropriate job searching resources and provide access to the school's network of partner schools. They will also provide a detailed report upon course completion which acts as a reference. There may also be the possibility to take up teaching work at this school if possible.

How to Apply

1. Choose the start date which interests you. If you’re still unsure, please choose an approximate date for now – you will be able to specify later.
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.

Prices and Dates

Please choose your preferred start date

4 weeks course starting 25/01/2015 for £1,684
4 weeks course starting 22/02/2015 for £1,684
4 weeks course starting 19/04/2015 for £1,684
4 weeks course starting 28/06/2015 for £1,684
4 weeks course starting 02/08/2015 for £1,684
4 weeks course starting 23/11/2015 for £1,684

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