School Details - Granada
We are a dynamic teacher training center in the heart of Granada. Our courses take place in a traditional, friendly, well established language school which has taught countless students for well over half a century.
Facilities: Extensive library, internet and computer access, air-conditioned classrooms, staff room.
For almost 60 years we have helped thousands of people with their English. Every year more and more people enroll on our courses and countless numbers leave with world class English language qualifications. In order to help people learn English effectively it is crucial to have well trained teachers who are able to teach English competently and completely. For this reason we offer the CELTA course.
This is a certificate level course which teaches people how to teach English to speakers of other languages. These courses are tailored to give candidates the skills, tools and confidence necessary to impart English clearly and communicatively. Our rigorous selection procedure ensures that we train only candidates who really want to teach English; they have a passion for breaking down and putting across language and a desire to be the best professionals they can.
A typical day starts at 8.30 where trainees have teaching practice where there teaching is observed. This is followed by feedback where trainees are given constructive comments into how the lesson went and what they could do to improve their teaching. Then there is an input session, such as how to teach grammar. Before lunch there is a time where trainees have guided teaching practice preparation; with the help of a trainer, trainees plan and prepare their next class. After lunch there is another input session, such as teaching receptive skills, and the day ends at about 5pm.
Accommodation is an important part of your stay with us in Granada, whatever your budget, age or lifestyle there is housing that will make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. We suggest that you look on Airbnb for what is available, we also have some local contacts we can put you in touch with.
9.15am - 5.30pm. Each week is filled with a range of input sessions and daily teaching practice where trainees teach learners at different levels
'Overall it is very well organised and worthwhile. Sometimes very overwhelming and tiring, INTENSE is the word, but most important, a lot learnt!'
'I consider myself very fortunate to have chosen this school as the centre in which to study for my CELTA. I deliberately chose it over other centres because I was attracted by its marketing and approach and my experience exceeded my expectations.'
'Overall, a very intense and rewarding course that has challenged and engaged me. I found the team very professional, yet approachable, and without them the course would not have been as enjoyable, nor constructive. Please keep training more CELTA students like this - it is a great approach that produces results.'
'Thank you so much! It was a very intensive, but definitely a worthwhile course! I learned so many things I can put into practice. Thanks for your comments, help and support. The course really focuses on the practice/teaching which I liked most.'
Help for Jobs
We see it as very important to ensure that our graduates are prepared to explore and meet a range of employment possibilities. Our carefully tailored After-Course Care Plan offers graduates invaluable support in helping them move from an intensive 4 weeks of learning and teaching practice to the wide world of TEFL teaching. The range of help that we provide includes:
A job. The school has many extensive, well established contacts in the local community and also in Almeria, Malaga and Marbella.
Observation of experienced teachers at the school. Graduates get the chance to sit in on a range of exam based and general English classes to see how they are taught.
Simulated job interviews. Graduates get the chance to participate in mock interviews in order to prepare for real interviews.
Regular contact. When the course has finished, it is not just 'goodbye', we would like are graduates to keep in touch! We are interested in how they are developing as English teachers and on their different experiences in the TEFL world. We also welcome testimonials which are always very helpful to our current trainees.
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.