Three out of four English language teaching jobs worldwide require a CELTA qualification. If you’re looking to start a career as an English teacher or improve your teaching skills, getting your CELTA qualification with the British Council is a great place to start. British Council is the only centre in Mauritius accredited by Cambridge English to deliver CELTA. 

CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in an internationally recognised teacher training and certification programme moderated and accredited by Cambridge Assessment English, a department of the University of Cambridge. For over 30 years, it has been offered worldwide in over 60 countries by over 300 schools and with over 12,000 graduates per year.

 

Course information

  • Eligibility

    You must be:

    • at least 18+ years old (when the course begins)
    • have a standard of education that allows entry to higher education in your country
    • competent in written and spoken English
      (C1+ level on the Common European Framework).
  • Course format

    • Duration: 4 weeks 
    • Dates:  TBC 
    • Format: Face to face  - all input, lesson planning and observations and tutor meetings. Candidates will complete assessed teaching practice in groups, and teach at least eight times with live feedback and reflection from an expert tutor. 
  • Price

    The cost of CELTA is Rs 89,000 and this fee includes all Cambridge assessment fees, materials and course certificates. 

    Instalment plans / payment facilities are available as follows:

    • 20% Deposit to book place on the course (cut off date 21 February 2024).
    • 40% payment made before 09 March 2024 (total paid = 60%)
    • remaining 40% payment made before  28 March 2024 (total paid = 100%)

BY THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL HAVE:

  • a professional, internationally recognised qualification in English Language Teaching to Adults
  • a solid foundation in planning and teaching
  • the techniques and tools for effective teaching
  • been guided through your own development as a teacher
  • an awareness of different approaches to ensure student-centred teaching.

 WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER?

  • methods of presenting and practising language
  • correction techniques
  • lesson planning
  • classroom management
  • using technology in a lesson
  • jobs and careers in English language teaching.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

There is no final written exam but you’ll be assessed on planning and teaching, ability to transfer what you learn to the classroom, awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of your teaching, contribution to input and feedback sessions. In terms of planning and teaching, you’ll be working with a group of trainees to deliver lessons daily and gain experience teaching at different levels.  You’ll personally teach a total of six hours divided into eight different lessons throughout the course.