School Details - London Holborn
The centre has been delivering language related courses for over 60 years. They have a reputation for quality, excellent customer service, and attention to detail, and we pride ourselves on being able to meet the individual needs of students and trainees.
The school is located in the heart of upmarket Bloomsbury, central London, minutes away from Holborn and Tottenham Court Road stations. Our historic buildings are full of character, light-filled and packed with the latest technology. They provide a very welcoming and comfortable learning environment.
Facilities for trainees include a dedicated computer and resource room, including a fully stocked library of teacher training resources. There is also free Wi-Fi throughout, a cafe, and a canteen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Trainees will learn to teach using up to date technology, while also learning to teach with no technology at all, to equip them for any teaching scenario. Our CELTA course is delivered by very experienced teacher trainers, who are highly skilled and incredibly passionate about language learning.
The Online CELTA course is the exact same high-quality programme as the face-to-face course at our Teacher Training centres but delivered completely online.
You receive the same highly-regarded CELTA qualification
You complete the same course curriculum
You are taught by the same experienced, supportive team
CELTA is a course giving you a thorough grounding in all aspects of teaching the English language to adults. One of the most widely taken qualifications of its kind, thousands of people each year choose CELTA to open up a world of exciting English language teaching opportunities. Part of the University of Cambridge and validated by Cambridge English Language Assessment, the Cambridge CELTA course is recognised and accepted by teaching institutions worldwide.
The course is very practical in nature and teaching practice takes place using Zoom under the guidance of your tutor. Course time is set aside for the preparation of these lessons and your tutor will assist and guide you throughout your time with us. You will gain experience in teaching at two distinct levels.
This component is designed to familiarise trainees with aspects of the English language. It focuses on grammar and structure (form), meaning in context (function) and the sound system of the English language (phonology).
Candidates need to complete 4 written assignments which range from formal language analysis to a study of teaching materials. They are graded on a pass or fail basis and candidates must pass 3 out of 4 assignments.
Methodology of Language Teaching & Learning
This involves the analysis and appreciation of various methods, styles and strategies for both language teaching and learning. You are also introduced to a range of teaching aids and classroom management techniques.
Live Online Observations
During the course you will be timetabled for 6 hours of live online observation. This will give you the opportunity to see experienced teachers in action. These observations are complemented by specific observation tasks, which will be referred to throughout the course.
- Be at least 18 (it is generally recommended that candidates should be aged 20 or over, but candidates aged between 18 and 20 can be accepted at the centre's discretion)
- Have an awareness of language and a competence in both written and spoken English, which will enable them to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels (C1 on the CEFR)
- Have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become effective teachers and to complete successfully the written assignments and the assessment of practical teaching
Help for Jobs
The centre provides guidance on finding jobs and the broad range of career opportunities and specialisations that exist within ELT. In addition, the school is part of Cambridge Education group, which employs 400 English language teachers in the UK, and many more in North America. They recruit strong candidates directly from their CELTA courses to work in their junior summer programmes and year round adult schools, and once you're 'part of the family', there are numerous career paths for English language teachers. They also have relationships with language schools in Italy and Spain, with whom they can assist job placement.
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.