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Please contact us on 0845 130 4775 (UK) or +44 1273 830 960 (International) or info@cactustefl.com to register your interest. Remember to quote the course reference code C0-5777.

Cambridge CELTA

Course ref: 5777
Course Type: Cambridge CELTA
Location: Medellin, Colombia
Min Age: 18
Maximum Class Size: 12
Exam Board Fee Included:
Class Times: Monday-Friday 8.00-16.00 The course is full-time over four weeks and has a minimum of 120 contact hours, plus a further 120 hours plus for required outside of class time tasks, including assignments and lesson planning.

Important Information

10% OFF Tuition Fees - for all applicants who pay in full 3 weeks before a course begins. ONLY if applying through Cactus TEFL.

School Details - Medellin

Medellin, or The City of Eternal Spring is about an hour from Bogota by plane. Located in the north of the Andes Mountains, it has an altitude of 1,500 metres and enjoys a warm and sunny climate.

Medellin (pronounced med-uh-jean) is the second largest city in Colombia. It is well-known for its excellent public transportation system (including cable cars that offer breathtaking mountain views). The city has a rich and fascinating history, and boasts a wealth of cultural and sightseeing activities.

The CELTA course is held at EAFIT University, a prestigious private university in Medellin. With a beautiful campus, modern library, and well-equipped research facilities, EAFIT is a center of knowledge and culture in the city.

Course Description

Course content
The CELTA course covers the following syllabus:

* Language Analysis and Awareness
* The Learner, the Teacher and the Teaching/Learning Context
* Planning for Effective Teaching
* Classroom Management Skills
* Teaching Procedures and Techniques
* Resources and Materials
* Professional Development
* Classroom Observation
* Teaching Practice

Teaching practice
Teaching practice is an integral part of the course. This is organised in small groups of 5-6 trainees with volunteer students at two or three different levels. After each teaching practice session an evaluation of the session is led by a course tutor. Trainees are expected to liase within their groups outside course hours in order to plan teaching practice classes, according to guidelines provided by course tutors.

Course design
Our courses are full-time over four weeks and have a minimum of 120 contact hours, plus a further 80 hours plus for required outside of class-time tasks, including assignments and lesson planning.

Sessions are held Monday to Friday between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm including teaching practice.

Assessment and certificates
Trainees are continuously assessed in all the syllabus areas, including written assignments, and with particular emphasis on their teaching ability and potential. At the end of the course successful candidates receive the Cambridge Certificate and a Progress Report.

Entry requirements
Candidates must be at least 18 years old at the start of the course. They must have a standard of education which would allow entrance to higher education in their country. They must have an awareness of language, and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables them to follow the course. They must also have the potential to develop into effective teachers.

Accommodation Options



Monday-Friday 8.00-16.00 The course is full-time over four weeks and has a minimum of 120 contact hours, plus a further 120 hours plus for required outside of class time tasks, including assignments and lesson planning.

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.

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