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Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

The University of Waikato
4 weeks
Language course
On campus
Hamilton (New Zealand)
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Program description

With a University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) qualification you can teach English language to adults at language schools and Universities throughout the world. This intensive programme is designed to train you in the skills you need to teach English as a second language. CELTA is recognised as the standard introductory qualification for language teachers worldwide. During the CELTA course, candidates become familiar with the principles of effective teaching and develop range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners. Besides daily sessions on teaching methodology and language analysis, the course offers teaching practice, observation of experienced teachers in the classroom and the completion of a range of practically-focused written assignments. Candidates are assessed continuously during the course and there is no final examination. An external assessor, who is appointed by UCLES, moderates each course. There are three components of assessment: Assessment of Teaching Practice: Candidates teach for a total of six hours, working with classes at two levels of ability; Written Assignments: Four written assignments explore aspects of teaching and learning English at adult level; Professional Development: This is based on a candidate’s overall performance on the course. There are no entry requirements and it is not necessary to have a university or any previous teaching experience.

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The University of Waikato, located in the central North Island city of Hamilton, is an internationally recognised tertiary institution offering degree programmes designed to produce job-ready graduates. Each year, the University provides more than 2,000 industry placements and internship opportunities,...

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