The CELTA certificate
CELTA tutor Cris Vieira and former CELTA candidate Gill Houghton six years after the course.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) are general terms sometimes used to refer to qualifications for English language teachers. CELTA is the only English Language Teaching qualification which is recognised all over the world.
Flying Teachers® offers full-time CELTA courses. Your chosen course will teach you the principles of effective teaching and a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners. You will have hands-on teaching practice, observe experienced teachers in the classroom and complete four practically focused written assignments.
Our courses are designed to help you gain the certificate and make the course an enjoyable learning experience. Our CELTA Centre trainers have a reputation of being supportive and helpful: More than 500 teachers have done the CELTA with us.
Flying Teachers® courses have input sessions on language and teaching methodology in the mornings, and teaching practice and observation in the evenings.
Each day you will be at the centre from 11.30 to 20.30 (approximately). You can have a look at an example timetable to give you an idea, althougheach course is individually designed by the course tutors.
The CELTA is both a challenging and a professionally rewarding experience but trainees should be prepared to devote hours of study/research outside the training sessions each week. It is highly recommended that candidates have no other commitments during this time.
You will be assessed throughout the course, with no final examination. An external assessor, appointed by Cambridge ESOL, moderates each course.