If you’re looking to start a career as an English teacher, getting your CELTA qualification with the British Council is a great place to start.
CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and is one of the most widely taken qualifications of its kind. It is recognised around the world and is a requirement for any teachers looking to work with quality language teaching institutions such as the British Council.
British Council centres 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:
- be taught in small classes to allow focused training
- 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 centres 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
- get the opportunity to practice and learn to teach by teaching.
What's more, you will be kept up to date with the progress you are making. 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.
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
- classroom-related written assignments
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.