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.
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.
The CELTA is a comprehensive training programme focused in developing knowledge and skills for the English as a foreign language classroom. The topics cover practical teaching skills and the theory behind them and all CELTA courses include real-life teaching experience.
British Council centre in Rose Hill currently the only centre in Mauritius accredited by Cambridge English to deliver CELTA.
Take a CELTA course with the world's English experts and you will:
- get the opportunity to practice and learn to teach by teaching.
- be taught by outstanding teaching practitioners who incorporate the most respected and up-to-date teaching methodologies
- have the unique opportunity to learn within British Council centre, which can serve as a recruiting platform for outstanding candidates
- benefit from taking part in teaching practice and observe teachers in action at the British Council
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.