School Details - London Covent Garden
This is an excellent school located in Covent Garden, but positioned within walking distance of four tube stations; Tottenham Court Road Station, Holborn Station, Leicester Square Station. The administration staff and teachers are extremely friendly and always happy to answer your questions.
Not only are the courses of an extremely high standard, but the school itself is very special, with a very large computer room, free internet access and wide variety of electronic materials, a video room and language laboratory, library, bookshop, drinks areas, fully licensed bar and cafeteria...
The school, with over 150 schools worldwide, has a truly international reputation for quality and professionalism.
Over the last 50 years, the school has been at the forefront of teacher training in English language teaching. Many of the most widely used English language course books have also been written by the teachers of the school. During your course you will most likely feel the benefits of this love for language and love of learning for yourself.
Teaching experience is not essential for this course.
The main elements of the course are:
- Teaching Italian classes of different levels
- Feedback and discussion sessions to help you learn and improve
- Observe qualified teachers, learn about classroom management and lesson planning
Methodology sessions are made up of lots of different activities, including group discussions of language awareness and analysis tasks; demonstrations of teaching methods; analysis of teaching videos; preparation of teaching materials; peer teaching in groups; and lectures. There is a high level of trainee participation, often in pairs or groups.
Assessment of the course is continuous and there is no end of course examination. This course is very intensive and you should be prepared to devote five days a week (including evenings) to the course, and to spend a large part of each weekend on course related work.
The course is divided into methodology sessions and teaching practice with feedback. For full-time courses, the timetable is Monday to Thursday 14.30 - 21.30 and on Friday 14.30 - 18.30.
The market for French, Italian and Spanish is strong in both London and Europe. This qualification is also beneficial if you want to teach English in parallel with your native language, as the course covers the basic methodology used in all language learning. Potential employers will check at interview stage whether you can transfer your teaching skills from one language to another. In London, studying a foreign language is important for business as well as leisure learners, so French, Italian and Spanish lessons are widely in demand.
To apply for this course you must be of native speaker standard and be at least 18 years of age.
Monday to Thursday 14.30 - 21.30 and on Friday 14.30 - 18.30
The school and the quality of trainers were excellent all round. The course was extremely demanding but very well taught and now over, a very rewarding experience indeed.
The school was extremely professional and the facilities were excellent. The course is very intensive, really tough and demanding. Our trainers made sure that we were all up to date with the amount of work we had. I am extremely impressed with their professionalism!
The school is very well equipped and all trainees are encouraged to use all the facilities available. The library has a huge number of books covering all TEFL related subjects. All staff are friendly and accommodating. The tutors were great and very supportive - and absolutely brilliant teachers themselves. It was a very positive experience all round. I never thought it was possible to learn this much in such a short period of time.
I thought that the school and the trainers were excellent and had lots to offer. The course was well planned and executed, it was helpful and informative. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to teach and the contact that you get with so many different people from lots of different cultures. I liked the fact that my trainers were very approachable and helpful.
Help for Jobs
It is possible to find work both in the UK and abroad where the Certificate in Teaching Languages to Adults CLTA is recognised and required when applying for jobs in Adult Education. However, it's less common to be offered permanent, full-time contracts with one school. You are more likely to work for several different institutions, such as language schools and agencies.
At the end of your course, there will be a seminar on employment opportunities, which will give you practical advice on this matter. It also includes useful addresses, information on salaries, and working conditions.
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
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6. We will keep you posted by email throughout the process.
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