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The CELTA course provides practical, initial training in teaching English as a foreign language.
On a full-time, 4-week face-to-face course at NILE in Norwich, you will be taught in a group by our experienced trainers, have full use of NILE's resources and teach a real class of learners living in Norwich.
Is this course for you?
Experience: An interest in pursuing a career in English Language Teaching
Language Level: C1/C2
6 - 31 March 2023
31 July - 25 August 2023
2 October - 27 October 2023
Certification: Cambridge CELTA
Course Length: 4 weeks
Course fee: £1199
VAT (20%): £239.80
Cambridge Registration Fee: £192
Minimum age: 18
Max class size: 12
Tutor-led and highly interactive
Live and asynchronous eLearning platforms
Specialist ELT library
The course includes
6 hours of teaching practice and feedback
6 hours observation of experienced teachers in the classroom
About 50 hours of practical input sessions on methodology, language awareness, phonology and professional development
About 20 hours of lesson preparation, initially supervised by the course tutors
4 written assignments
At least one private tutorial to review progress
Understanding the relationship between the learner, the teacher and the teaching/learning context
Language analysis and awareness
Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
Planning for effective teaching of adult learners of English and resources and materials for teaching English to adults
During input sessions you will find out more about how the English language works, in terms of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, as well as learn about practical teaching methodology (how to set up a classroom, best use the resources at your disposal, deal with different learners, give correction and so on). These sessions aim to help you with your teaching practice.
In addition to input sessions, you will do at least six hours' teaching practice and observe six hours of lessons from experienced teachers. After each teaching session you will be given detailed feedback on your performance, and you will be given an opportunity to comment, reflect on and learn from the lesson observations.
Candidates are assessed continuously during the course and there is no final examination. An external assessor, appointed by Cambridge ESOL, moderates each course. Completion of the course does not guarantee the award of the Certificate. There are two components of assessment: teaching practice and written assignments. To be awarded the certificate candidates must pass both components. There are three grades: Pass, Pass B and Pass A.
When we receive your application form - attached to the course dates below - we will contact you for your CV and to complete our Application Task focussing on previous language teaching/learning experience, language analysis (please see example question below) and reasons for taking CELTA. Once you send us that, we arrange an interview either face to face or via Zoom.
If you have any questions please contact email@example.com.
Course Leader: Jacqueline Douglas
Jacqueline is a Senior Trainer at NILE and has more than 25 years’ experience in ELT, starting as a teacher in Turkey, Spain and Bolivia. Since becoming a trainer in 2003, she has worked in China, south east Asia, South America, Egypt, Greece, Russia, Sudan and Saudi Arabia.
She’s a CELTA tutor and assessor, and a Delta tutor, overseeing Modules 1 and 3 at NILE. She also designs and coordinates a wide range of teacher education programmes and leads on consultancy projects. Jacqueline is a graduate of the NILE MA programme focussing on materials development and learner autonomy and now co-delivers the MA core module.
She is a regular speaker at conferences including IATEFL and the IH Future of Training Conference.
When not at work, she enjoys life in her South Cambridgeshire village, organising walks, quizzes and a phone box book exchange.