For CELTA Asturias, awareness is a key issue; you need to know how and why you will be able to cope with all the challenges of this profession. We will set the foundations and focus on the reasons for the practice. Then, you will be given all the necessary tools for standing in front of a class with the confidence you need to succeed from the very first day. Oftentimes, practice will help you discover theory.
CELTA is a highly practical course. It gives you the essential skills, knowledge and hands-on teahcing practice you need to teach English to adults.
The CELTA course is ideal if you are new to teaching or you have some teaching experience but would like to have the most widely recognised teaching qualification.
CELTA Courses are run only by approved centres, based on the CELTA Syllabus with clear course objectives. The exact course programme is designed by the centre to reflect the teaching context and needs of the course participants.
CELTA is an initial teacher training course, which consists of 200 guided learning hours (120 contact hours and min. 80 self-study hours) including 6 clock hours of assessed teaching practice. It enables candidates to:
-acquire essential subject knowledge and familiarity with the principles of effective teaching
-acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners
-demonstrate their ability to apply their learning in a real teaching context.
Candidates who complete the course successfully can work in a variety of English language teaching contexts around the world.
There are five topic areas:
1.Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
2.Language analysis and awareness
3.Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
4.Planning and resources for different teaching contexts
5.Developing teaching skills and professionalism
There are three components:
Planning and teaching.
Classroom-related written assignments.
Grades of award
Candidates who have fulfilled the course requirements and met the assessment criteria receive an overall grade
(Pass / Pass B / Pass A).
An individual report which includes details of performance and achievement is produced for each candidate by the centre at which the candidate completed the course.
The Cambridge certificates arrives a bit later.
To obtain a Pass certificate you need to complete the course and perform To Standard in all the assessment areas mentioned above. 100% attendance is expected. Attendance, however, is NOT the only factor that counts for the final grade.