This initial teacher training course will help you acquire the skills needed for teaching English to speakers of other languages. The module counts for 30 credits and offers the opportunity to obtain the globally recognised CELTA certificate.
CELTA is one of the most widely recognised initial qualifications for anyone interested in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) anywhere in the world.
The CELTA certificate is awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge. Award of the CELTA certificate is dependent upon the grades you achieve in the teaching practice and written assignments, as detailed below. It is also possible to successfully complete the assignments without doing the teaching practice, in which case you will be awarded 30 credits, but not the CELTA.
The course covers the following basic principles of teaching English as a foreign language:
- Study of the English language (grammar, vocabulary & pronunciation)
- Focus on learners
- Classroom management skills
- Classroom techniques
- Lesson planning
- Teaching resources
- Areas of specialism (e.g. teaching young learners)
Teaching practice is an essential component of the CELTA course and provides you with the experience of being a teacher in the classroom.
The course programme follows Cambridge English regulations. There are two components of assessment for completion of the CELTA: teaching practice and written assignments.
| Summative assessment items
Indicative word limit or equivalent
| Planning and teaching
6 hours' teaching practice and
6 hours' observation of teaching
Classroom-related written assignments
(4 in total)
| 750-1000 words (each)
- Completion of both components to a C pass standard or above will result in the award of the Cambridge CELTA.
- Completion of the written assignments to D pass standard or above will result in successful completion of module LANG2011 only.
Whether you are looking for a new career opportunity or wanting a short break in your existing career, a CELTA certificate offers exciting opportunities of living and working all over the world.
After two years’ full-time teaching you can study for a DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) qualification, enabling career progression to more specialist and/or managerial roles.
There are no pre-requisite modules. LANG2011 is an open module at level 5.
The CELTA is a qualification moderated by Cambridge Assessment. As a result a pre-course discussion with the CELTA Course Leader and completion of a short task are compulsory before being accepted on this module.
How to enrol
Contact Penny Golightly to arrange a pre-course discussion before enrolment.
If you are unsure whether your course programme allows you to select this module, ask a programme adviser.