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Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)
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PLEASE NOTE THAT WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU ATTEND ONE OF THE CELTA TASTER SESSIONS BEFORE APPLYING FOR THIS COURSE AS IT WILL OFFER YOU A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF WHAT THE COURSE ENTAILS.

This 20 week course is accredited at Level 5 (equivalent to 2nd Year of University) by the University of Cambridge and will lead to an internationally recognised qualification which will enable you to teach English as a Foreign Language both in Britain and abroad.

As from this year an Advance Learner Loan is available, please see https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan to see if you are eligible. Please note that the course fee is capped at 811 pounds as it is only partially funded. Learners would need to pay the remainder of the fee.

Course Content

The course aims to provide:

The principles of effective language teaching
A range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners
Hands-on teaching practice

There are five main units of learning:
Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
Language analysis and awareness
Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
Planning and resources for different contexts
Developing teaching skills and professionalism

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

CELTA is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience who wish to go into the field of teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Native English speakers must have a minimum of GCSE English grade C or above.

Non-native speakers must have achieved either Grade A. Cambridge First Certification (CPE) or IELTS grade 7.

First Class Requirements

Pen and paper

Attendance Requirements

100% attendance is expected.

Assessment Methods

Assessment will consist of marked assignments; completion of portfolios and observation of teaching practice.

Further Study Options

This course will enable you to teach English to adults in Britain or abroad.

Additional Information

A strong underpinning knowledge of the English language sound system and grammatical structures is required prior to starting the course. If you feel you do not have this knowledge, we can advise you on how to prepare yourself for entry onto this course through self-study or other preparatory courses.

Please note that this course is extremely intensive and requires time, effort and stamina to complete successfully. It is not advisable to embark on this course unless you have at least 10 hours of time to devote to studies and lesson preparation outside of the taught sessions

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Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: https://my.rhacc.ac.uk. We are here to help you.