The CELTA is only offered at our Christchurch campus.
The CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages) is a highly-regarded internationally recognised qualification awarded by Cambridge ESOL. It is for people who have little or no previous English language teaching experience. It is also ideal for more experienced teachers without an equivalent qualification.
Course length – 4 weeks (full-time study)
Start dates - 5 start dates per year (see below)
Cost - NZ$ 3050 including the assessment fee. The CELTA course is not usually eligible for a student loan.
COURSE DATES - 2013
Friday 11 January - Friday 8 February
Thursday 21 March - Friday 19 April
Friday 24 May - Friday 21 June
Monday 26 August - Friday 19 September
Friday 1 November - Friday 29 November
COURSE DATES - 2014
Monday 6 January - Friday 31 January
Friday 21 March - Thursday 17 April
Friday 23 May - Friday 20 June
Monday 25 August - Friday 19 September
Friday 7 November - Friday 5 December
Due to NZ public holidays not all CELTA courses start on a Monday.
As specified by Cambridge, there are six main units of learning:
Candidates will participate in input sessions, plan lessons, research and complete four written assignments, undertake teaching practice on classes of adult students, receive feedback about teaching practice and observe experienced teachers. CELTA is a very intensive course and the focus is on acquiring practical skills in a supportive environment.
For the full syllabus, please visit: http://www.cambridgeesol.org/assets/pdf/celta8_251103.pdf
Applications and selection are continuous, and are processed as they arrive. Don't miss out on your preferred course by applying late.
Depending on the number of participants, there may be a waiting list. Applications received less than one week before a course may not be accepted.
Candidates are selected by means of:
Please forward hand-written applications to: Attn: Mel Whyte, CCEL, PO Box 31212, Christchurch 8444, New Zealand
Successful applicants will be expected to complete the Cambridge pre-course task (in a number of sittings) before the start of their course.
The Application Process:
1. The application form and pre-interview task are completed and sent to CCEL. We will let you know when we have received it.
2. The application is processed.
3. Shortlisted candidates are contacted to arrange an interview. The interview takes about one hour.
4. Candidates are informed of the outcome of the interview.
5. Candidates complete the pre-course task and make arrangements for the course.
A 10% course fee deposit will be required on acceptance, with the balance due before the start of the course. Candidates will not be permitted to start a course unless course fees are paid in full.
To meet the assessment requirements candidates are required to attend the course and:
The assessment is continuous and integrated. The course is internally assessed and externally moderated by an external assessor appointed by Cambridge.
We can help to arrange homestay or modern dormitory accommodation if required.
For further information about Teacher Training contact Mel Whyte at email@example.com
For more information about Cambridge ESOL visit www.cambridgeESOL.org/teaching
For questions and answers about CELTA visit http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/exams-info/faqs/celta-course-online-faq.html
For information on how to get the most out of an intensive CELTA course visit www.english-international.com/CELTAadvice.html
TESTIMONIALS FROM RECENT CELTA COURSES
“Fabulous! I can’t speak highly enough about the quality of the tutoring, the support received and commitment to the job, and to us as trainees. There is a very positive atmosphere here, and also a nice physical environment." Ann Cox
"CCEL has set such a high standard." Heston Hoffman
"This course has been well-developed & finely-honed, and doing it has been a highlight of my year." Catherine McKinlay
"I have only the best possible things to say about the CELTA course at CCEL. Throughout the course I felt comfortable and really enjoyed going to the school every day. The programme was very well organised and I found it an immensely helpful experience." Katja Merkle
"The school was a fantastic recourse in itself for study purposes. Our tutors were extremely supportive and hugely empathic towards each and every one of us trainees. I appreciate so much all of the attention they showed us. Overall, this course was an amazing opportunity for my colleagues and me. I would highly recommend it to anyone." Courtney Ross
"The tutors were amazing and supported us throughout the four weeks. The CELTA course was a phenomenal experience and I am glad and thankful I had the opportunity to do it at CCEL." Renske Kok