Is the Course for me?
CELTA is a subject specific qualification which relates exclusively to teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). If you want to teach English as a second language to adults but have little or no previous experience of teaching, this highly practical and thorough introductory training course will be just right for you. Alternatively, if you already teach but have no formal qualifications or training at level 4, or in this particular area of work, then this course is also suitable. The course is accredited in the UK at Level 5 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), so you must have a level 3 qualification before enrolling.
What is involved?
The course deals with specific areas in the teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It includes each of the following areas:
This nationally and internationally recognised qualification will enable you to teach English to adults in Britain and other countries. Successful candidates can apply for the Level 5 Additional Diploma in ESOL, or the combined ESOL/Literacy, or take a generic programme such as the Diploma in Education and Training or PGCE. You can also gain some practical experience of teaching ESOL in a college or community setting.