What is CELTA?
The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), accredited by Cambridge English Language Assessment, is an introductory course for candidates with little or no previous English Language teaching experience as well as those with experience but little previous training. The qualification is recognised at English teaching companies all around the world and is very often a pre-requisite to employment as an EFL teacher.
For more information regarding the CELTA please have a look at the Cambridge ESOL website.
How is the Online CELTA different to the face-to-face course?
Essentially it’s very similar to the face-to-face course. The main components of the online CELTA are still assessed teaching practice and observations with real students in a real classroom. Tutors will still be watching lessons and giving face-to-face feedback. Assignments will be submitted online to an online tutor and input sessions will also be delivered online. The advantage for the CELTA candidate is that they only need to come into the centre twice a week for teaching practice, rather than 3 times a week to do input sessions.
Here is a sample timetable for an Online CELTA course:
When is the next course?
The next course will run from Tuesday 11 March to Tuesday 27 May 2014(6 May is a public holiday). Teaching practice will be every Tuesday and Thursday morning.
How can I apply?
You can download the application form here. The deadline for applications will be 17:00, Friday 31 January 2014 and interviews will take place in the week commencing 3 February.
How do I confirm my place on the course?
Successful candidates will be asked to secure a place on the course by paying the full amount no later than Friday 21 February, 2 weeks before the start of the course.
How much does it cost?
The course costs 2,575,000 KRW (including Cambridge exam fees)
What if I want to cancel?
Once you have been accepted onto the course and have paid the full amount you will have a one-week grace period in which you can withdraw and get a full refund. After that you will not be entitled to a refund unless there are extenuating circumstances (e.g. injury, ill health, etc). The deadline for a full-refund cancellation is Friday 28 February.
What if the course is cancelled?
If the course is undersubscribed then we may cancel the course. In this event all money will be refunded to the candidates.
How can I prepare for the course?
One week before the start of the course, we will send you a pre-course task. This pre-course task should be completed before the start of the course.
If you have any questions regarding administration of the course, please complete our online enquiry form. (Select 'Teacher Development' for the subject of enquiry.)