Online CELTA Course


19th September to 9th December

EC London is offering a part-time online course leading to the Cambridge Assessment English CELTA qualification. The twelve-week online course is suitable for people who are interested in learning to teach and wish to gain an initial teaching qualification that is recognised world wide. It is suitable for candidates who have some English Language teaching experience but no initial qualification as well as for people with little or no previous teaching experience. The course is conducted 100% online and equips teachers for both online and face-to-face teaching. Tutors are based at EC London, the team have extensive experience of the CELTA scheme in relation to all its components.

London CELTA Online

The course dates are: Saturday 19th September 2020 – Wednesday 9th December 2020 inclusive. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1800-2100. There are also classes on 9 Saturdays, 0930-1600. The dates for the Saturday sessions are 19 September, 26 September, 10 October, 17 October, 24 October, 31 October, 14 November, 21 November and 28 November.

  • Entry requirements

    Participants must:

    ✓ have a standard of English (a minimum of Cambridge English CAE Grade A) which would enable you to teach a range of levels
    ✓ have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into
    ✓ higher education be a minimum of 20 years old.

  • Course content
    The course consists of:
    1 - input sessions led by tutors who will teach you in the way we would like you to teach your students. These sessions cover the following areas:
    ✓ Language analysis and awareness (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation)
    ✓ Language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
    ✓ Learners and teachers and the learning and teaching context
    ✓ Developing teaching skills
    ✓ Classroom procedures and skills
    ✓ Use of resources and materials including ICT
    ✓ Professionalism
    ✓ Planning lessons
    ✓ Adapting published materials for use in lessons
    ✓ Introduction to a wider variety of teaching contexts e.g. younger learners, business, examinations, monolingual classes.
    2 - teaching practice (see below) followed by oral and written feedback from tutors and peers
    3 - assisted lesson planning
    4 - 6 hours' observation of experienced teachers.
  • Teaching Practice

    The course includes six hours' teaching observed by tutors and peers. Course participants have regular teaching practice throughout the course.

    You will be observed teaching at two levels during the course and you will teach lessons of up to an hour, depending on the stage of the course.

    On days when you are not teaching, you will observe your peers and give constructive feedback on their lessons.

  • Workload & Assessment
    Participants are expected to attend 100% of the course.
    During the course, you must:
    ✓ teach a total of 6 hours of assessed lessons
    ✓ write lesson plans and self evaluations for the lessons you teach
    ✓ observe your peers teaching and take part in giving constructive feedback on each others’ lessons
    ✓ observe 6 hours of lessons taught by experienced teachers
    ✓ submit 4 assessed written assignments (comprising of a total of 3000 words).
    In addition to the core contact hours, we estimate that participants need to spend a minimum of 80 hours for the required reading, research, pre- and post- session tasks, assignments and lesson preparation.
    There is no final written examination. The assessment is continuous and participants are assessed on their language knowledge, planning and lesson preparation, teaching, assignments and professionalism.
    Final grades awarded consist of Fail, Pass, Pass B and Pass A.
  • Fees and Interview

    The course fee will be £1,200 which includes the Cambridge Assessment English entry fee. Applicants will attend a face-to-face interview at EC London.

    In exceptional circumstances for applicants who are outside the UK, it may be possible to arrange a Skype interview during the same interview period. We do not offer phone interviews.

    Once you have been notified that your application has been successful, you will be required to pay the full fees in order to secure your place on the course.

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