School Details - Leeds
About the school
The school is based in the centre of Leeds, a vibrant city at the heart of England. It is housed in a beautiful Georgian building just five minutes from the shopping area and less than five minutes to the train station and to the Headrow, where all the main bus routes stop. There are as well many excellent cafes and sandwich shops offering a range of hot & cold food and drinks, within a short distance from the school.
Facilities include a computer room with free broadband internet access, English language learning sites for self-study on all its computers, a class-set of computer tablets for multimedia lessons, a student lounge with comfortable sofas to relax in between classes and a dedicated self-access centre with graded-readers/DVD/CD lending library.
About the city:
Leeds is a city in, and metropolitan borough of, West Yorkshire. The entire city has a population of 800,000 people. Leeds is the UK's largest centre for business, legal, and financial services outside London. Leeds has a beautiful city centre which is complemented by stunning local countryside, including the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, which lie within easy reach. The city is flourishing as a cultural centre, and offers a fantastic lifestyle and comparative affordability which make it the ideal location to live and learn.
By night, Leeds really comes alive with its wide array of restaurants, bars, clubs and other entertainment. There is a broad range of cultural attractions, including renowned theatre, opera and ballet companies.
How to get there
Leeds boasts a thriving international airport and one of the busiest train stations outside the capital. London is just two hours away by train or 40 minutes if you fly. Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin are all an hour or less by plane.
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
How to Apply
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