CELTA

LTTC is happy to announce our first Cambridge CELTA course!

  • Study mode: Part-time, face-to-face
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Start date: August 1st 2014
  • Price: $2500 (plus the Cambridge moderation fee of $250)

Want more information or an application form? Contact Dave (dfox@lexisenglish.com)

The CELTA with LTTC

The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
Our four-week full-time and 10-week part-time initial teacher training courses lead to the award of the internationally recognised certificate. The Cambridge certificate is an essential first step in a career in TEFL. Successful participants will be able to use this qualification to teach in schools in the Australia and overseas.

About the Cambridge CELTA

Course Contents
The intensive course:

  • Provides a minimum of 120 contact hours between tutors and trainees involving input, tutorial support, supervised lesson planning, feedback, and peer observation.
  • Requires the submission by each candidate of a portfolio of work including materials related to teaching practice and written assignments.
  • Includes six hours of assessed teaching practice per trainee.
  • Includes six hours of classroom observation of experienced ELT professionals.

The part-time 10-week course:

  • Runs two days a week on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Includes 6 hours of observations of experienced teachers to be carried out during the week.
  • Includes 6 hours of assessed teaching practice with feedback to be carried out on Fridays and Saturdays

The course follows the Cambridge CELTA syllabus. Teaching techniques are practised by the course participants in regular teaching practice sessions with adult students of English. An overview of the topics covered:

  • The general principles and techniques of teaching and learning a foreign language
  • The English language: linguistic form, function, meaning and phonology
  • Teaching and learning the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Classroom techniques: presentation, practice, checking learning, error analysis, correction, classroom management, group work and pair work
  • Lesson planning; course planning; timetables
  • Different learning and teaching styles at adult level, adult learners’ motivations and learning styles
  • Other factors that affect learning such as adult literacy
  • The evaluation and use of published and non-published resources and materials along with learning how to adapt authentic materials into concrete learning tools.
  • Professional development: evaluating one’s own strengths and weaknesses, preparing to become a teacher, colleague and employee

The full syllabus can be found at www.cambridgeesol.org

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