All CELTA courses include at least 120 hours of contact between candidates and course tutors, and include:

  • tutorial support and consultation
  • supervised lesson planning
  • 6 hours’ assessed teaching practice per candidate supervised by a course tutor
  • feedback on teaching practice
  • peer observation of teaching practice
  • 6 hours’ directed observation of lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals

You should also allow for 80 additional learning hours for pre-course preparation, reading, research, assignment writing, lesson preparation and record keeping.

The CELTA course covers a range of topics:

  • learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
  • language analysis and awareness
  • language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • planning and resources for different teaching contexts
  • developing teaching skills and professionalism

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