100% Online CELTA
You may not want to travel at the moment because of Covid-19. But you still may want to get qualified and make plans for the rest of your career.
International House has been at the forefront of innovation in teacher development and training for nearly 60 years, and we continue to do so. You can now take a 100% online CELTA at our centres.
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Same course - same benefits
Same qualification – You will get exactly the same qualification as if you had done a traditional face-to-face course. The same certificate. The same qualification highly valued by employers.
Same content & same assessments – You will cover exactly the same curriculum and complete the same essays and assessments as with the traditional course.
Same tutor support – You will still have a tutor to support and guide you, except now you'll meet them in an online space, not face-to-face.
Same teaching practice – You will still complete six hours of assessed teaching practice, but in an online classroom.
Added bonus! – You will learn to teach online, an increasingly important skill, and one that the face-to-face CELTA does not usually include.
Added bonus! – Save some money on accommodation and travel.
Still prefer a face-to-face CELTA?
Online is great option, but we know that some of you would still prefer the face-to-face experience. As travel restrictions lift, our schools will still be there around the world to welcome you with open arms.
We want all students to be confident booking a course at any IH school amid the current Covid-19 restrictions. If you apply, and it's still not possible to run the course, your application and any payments will all be accepted for later course dates (but we advise you to not book travel or accommodation until you know that you'll definitely be able to travel).
This course will give you the flexibility to train to become a professionally qualified English language teacher through the online CELTA course. You will study comfortably from your home and obtain the internationally recognised Cambridge Assessment English CELTA certificate. Same course and same validity of the face-to-face course, but simply delivered online!
The CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is one of the most recognised and highly regarded qualifications to teach English as a second language. One of the main reasons why teachers and employers around the world particularly recommend this course is because of the high level of practical classroom training. You will actually teach, and be observed teaching, 'real' learners, whose first language is not English.
The course comprises 4 elements
Online input sessions
Input sessions will provide you with both practical and theoretical teaching knowledge and are delivered online with tutor support. Your course tutors will take you though the main aspects of the course, such as: language awareness, the learning/teaching context, planning, methodology, classroom management, areas of language analysis and presentation, and professional development.
You will have the opportunity to observe experienced teachers teaching at various levels in order to acquire even more knowledge and see how lessons are being delivered. You will receive observations tasks which will help you understand techniques which you will be able to apply to your teaching too.
You will also observe your peers and learn from each other.
You will teach 'real' learners at different levels. This often feels like one of the most difficult parts of the course but it is also one of the most valuable. You will be assigned a group of students who are there to learn but also understand that you are learning too. You are allowed to make mistakes and this is your opportunity to grow and learn as a teacher. Your lessons will be delivered with students live online and you will be observed by your tutor and peers in order to get some useful feedback to work on after your lessons.
Assessment is continuous and it is based on your teaching practice and assignments. Your will receive very useful feedback from your tutors and peers after every lesson and there will also be a progress tutorial. In this process, you will learn to reflect on your teaching and have more self-awareness. There are also written assessments to submit.
An external assessor, appointed by Cambridge Assessment English, will moderate the course. They will observe your online teaching practice and will have access to online materials and all of your portfolio tasks.
Course length will vary from centre to centre. Please check availability.
The course follows the same syllabus and leads to the same internationally recognised certificate as face-to-face CELTA courses.