Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)

Course Content

The CELTA course is a practical, classroom-based teacher training course giving a good foundation in basic teaching techniques including classroom management, lesson planning, error correction, language analysis & using resources. Interactive input sessions focus on teaching methodology and language awareness. This input is put to practical use in the preparation of lesson plans and 6 hours of assessed teaching practice. As well as the taught hours there are 120 additional learning hours of independent background reading, assignment writing and lesson preparation. You will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills by working as volunteers in our ESOL classes.

Tues: online 5.30-8.45

Thur: Gardyne campus 9-4.30

Entry Requirements

Applicants should be at least 20 years old and hold four SQA Highers (Grade C or above) or equivalent. If English is not an applicant's first language, a very high level of spoken and written accuracy is required (minimum CPE or a recent IELTS score of 7.0 overall, including 7.0 for written English). Applicants are required to submit a pre-interview task and, if successful, will be invited to attend a group interview.

Method of Assessment

Six hours of assessed teaching practice and four written assignments (of 3000 words in total), which are internally assessed and externally moderated.

Future Prospects

This course is the basic requirement for those embarking on a career in English Language Teaching / TEFL / TESOL.  Internationally recognised, this qualification can lead to stimulating work all over the world or in the UK.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Day

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    21 Oct 2021

  • Tuesdays 5.30-8.45pm, ONLINE Thursday 9.00am-4.30pm Gardyne Campus

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    15 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    English Language, TEFL, British Sign Language

  • Course Fee


  • All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.

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