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New for Spring 2018: Online CELTA Teacher Training Course at IH Aberdeen, Scotland

The April online CELTA at IH Aberdeen is is now fully booked and not accepting further applications. Dates for the next CELTA course at IH Aberdeen will be posted on the website soon.

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CELTA is an introductory course designed for people with little or no previous English language teaching experience or training. CELTA provides you with the opportunity to teach English as a second language all over the world. CELTA will give you the skills and confidence to teach English to adults whether you’re a recent graduate or looking for a career change.

Course details

Minimum English Level: C2 Advanced          Minimum age: 18
Start Date: 8 April 2018                                   Course Length: 13 weeks
Online study: 120 hours                                  Lesson days: Monday and Wednesday

Who is this course for?    

If you are an English speaker considering teaching English as a foreign language, this is the course for you, whether you want to teach during a gap year or develop a long term career.

You don’t need previous English language teaching experience. The course will give you new teaching techniques and a qualification to confirm your ability to do the job properly.

You should be aged 20 or over, though we will accept candidates aged 18-19 at our discretion.

Your educational standard should be equivalent to that required for entry into higher education. If English is not your first language you need to have a minimum language level equivalent to C2 on the Common European Framework (CEF).

Acceptance onto a CELTA course is conditional upon successful completion of an application form (which includes a Language Awareness Task) and an interview conducted by IH London.

Course objectives

CELTA training will help you:

  • Understand the principles of effective teaching and acquire the practical skills to allow you to do this
  • Become more aware of language and able to apply this knowledge when teaching
  • Start to understand how and why adults learn English and the role of both the teacher and the learner
  • Learn how to develop professionally in the field
  • Receive a qualification accredited at level 5 on the Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF)

Course content

  • Access to CELTA tasks and course materials online
  • Flexible training schedule to fit around other commitments
  • Interactive tasks, guided video observation and forum discussion
  • Assessment and moderation according to the same criteria as the face-to-face course
  • Sessions on classroom management and lesson planning workload and course assessment

There is no final exam. Assessment is based on teaching practice and written assignments. You need to pass both elements to be awarded the CELTA Certificate

Please note: This is a demanding course, there is a lot of work outside of timetabled hours which mostly consists of lesson preparation and written assignments. You must have the motivation to become an effective teacher and complete assignments and assessments throughout.

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Download the application form and language awareness task, complete and save it, and return it to infott@ihlondon.com. For any other enquires please call Jess or Charlotte in Teacher Training at IH London on: 020 7611 2414/ 2417  

Download and return application form

Our courses are regularly oversubscribed and they fill up fast. We strongly recommend applying early to avoid disappointment.

Once we have received the form we will respond to you within three working days to advise you of the results and discuss the next steps. Acceptance on to the CELTA is dependent on a successful application interview.

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