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Part-time and Blended


PART-TIME & BLENDED
CELTA

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Part-time and Blended


PART-TIME & BLENDED
CELTA

                                                    MILAN

                                                    MILAN

CELTA ONLINE (blended)

Teaching Practice at the BRITISH COUNCIL MILAN.

DATES:
16 OCTOBER 2017 to 31 MARCH 2018 (online access will begin Sat 7 Oct) 

Apply here 

DETAILS:

Trainers:

Two (or more) two fully-qualified and certified CELTA trainers offer highly personalised planning and teaching support and feedback to build your professional teaching skills. The Online Course Tutor (OCT) works online with the trainee group asynchonously and moderates the Discussion Forums and ClassLive (webinars) sessions and may also do the Tutorials.  The OCT may also be one of the Teaching Practice trainers.

Blended Schedule :
Interlace asynchronous study, discussion forums and videos online with actual teaching practice and observations in person at the British Council Milan every Monday (10am - 3pm) and you have your Blended CELTA (officially called 'CELTA Online'). You can be “in class” 24/7 from anywhere where there’s a computer, an internet connection and a browser. Trainees have ongoing access to their platform for 365 days.  

What do I learn?
Not only do you practice and develop effective teaching and planning skills in the CELTA syllabus, but on a blended course you also gain/improve the very 21st century skills needed for online learning. Many of our successful CELTA Online trainees later use online platforms to teach English and confirm their multi-media experience on the CELTA Online is what opened that particular professional door. Online is also how most teachers continue their professional development.

Assessment:  
Tutors provide recommended final grades to an external Cambridge course assessor, who moderates each course. Each grade is based on continual assessment of your Teaching Practice (planning, teaching, reflecting) and the four written assignments. There is no final exam.   

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Full time


 

FULL TIME
INTENSIVE

CELTA

Full time


 

FULL TIME
INTENSIVE

CELTA

                                                       MILAN

                                                       MILAN

FULL TIME CELTA


2018: Monday 25 June - Friday 20 July (dates tbc)
In collaboration with The British Council MILAN, Italy
Days & time: Monday to Friday, 10am - 5.30pm
Fee: € 1,650.00 excluding IVA (22%) = Total €2,013). This fee includes Cambridge registration and certificate, the British Council Resource Centre subscription (worth €100), Interactive WhiteBoard and technology training and use of equipment, and a teaching handbook (worth €40). 
Apply for this course.

Full time in Milan 2018

The British Council -  June 


CURRENT and PREVIOUS COURSES


2017: Monday 26 June - Friday 21 July
In collaboration with The British Council MILAN, Italy
Days & time: Monday to Friday, 10am - 5.30pm

2016: Monday 5 September - Friday 30 September
In collaboration with the British Council MILAN, Italy

2016: Monday 20 June - Friday 22 July  
In collaboration with The British Council MILAN, Italy

2015: Monday 22 June - Friday 17 July
In collaboration with The British Council MILAN, Italy

2014: Monday 23 June - Friday 18 July
In collaboration with The British Council MILAN, Italy

2013: Monday 24 June - Friday 19 July
In collaboration with The British Council MILAN, Italy

2012: Monday 25 June - Friday 20 July
In collaboration with The British Council MILAN, Italy
 


DETAILS:

Trainers: 
Two (or more) two fully-qualified and certified CELTA trainers provide you with planning and teaching support through highly personalised guidance, feedback and tutorials to build your professional teaching skills appropriately. 

Full-time Schedule:
Four weeks from 10am to 5pm of intensely busy and engaging days learning about teaching and learning to teach effectively. CELTA days are complemented by further research, preparation and planning as well as preparing four written assignments during your evenings and weekends. 

Assessment:  
Tutors provide recommended final grades to an external Cambridge course assessor, who moderates each course. Each grade is based on continual assessment of your Teaching Practice (planning, teaching, reflecting) and the four written assignments. There is no final exam.  

 


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APPLY


APPLY

APPLY


APPLY

Please note that your application and/or interview, even if successful, do not guarantee that you will have a place on any course.

1. APPLY

Complete this online form for the SUMMER 2018 CELTA course:


 

2. INTERVIEW

If the application is successful, applicants will be invited for an interview in person, by phone or on Skype. During and after the interview applicants may be asked to do further tasks. Individual interviews generally take 45 to 60 minutes and a group interview is likely to take around 15 minutes longer.  

Please note that submitting an application form and completing an interview does not guarantee the applicant will have a place on any course.

Are you eligible? Cambridge states that you should:

  • be aged 18 or over,

  • have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education,

  • have an awareness of language and a competence in both written and spoken English which will enable you to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels (the recommended candidate language level is CEFR C2 or high C1 – Grade A or B), 

  • for the Blended course (CELTA ONLINE), check your computer has all the Technical requirements needed to run the course. 

 

3. OFFER

If the above two steps are completely successful, you may be offered a place on a recommended course. If you are not successful, we will give you some guidance to help to prepare for a future recommended course.  Please note that your application and/or interview, even if successful, do not guarantee that you will have a place on any course.

TIPS FOR CANDIDATES

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PREPARE


PREPARE

PREPARE


PREPARE

Start off the CELTA course on the right foot by getting ONE STEP AHEAD before you begin. 

Depending on your existing knowledge of language, you will certainly find these resources a helpful reference point both as preparation beforehand but also during the course itself.  

SUCCESS ON YOUR CERTIFICATE COURSE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING. 

A wealth of CELTA candidates' experiences in their own words, summaries of key points for you to take with you into the next stage of learning or the next day's teaching. The chapters are stand alone resources as well as the building blocks to becoming a fully-qualified English Language teacher. 

GRAMMAR FOR TEACHERS

John Seely's Grammar for Teachers is an accessible grammar reference which clearly explains the patterns of language. This book will be a highly useful reference about the structure of the English language for lesson preparation and planning on the course and also beyond. Read a sample.

Realistic reflection is essential for a teacher's professional development. How can we measure how realistic and accurate we are when reflecting? Use this simple but effective routine in a variety of situations and on numerous occasions, both at home and at work, to improve your ability to reflect accuartely. €0.99


Other recommended reading

FREE: Highly detailed ELT taster course: EXPLORING THE WORLD OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING.  Note that you can still join the course even if it has already started. 

About the CELTA


About the CELTA


About the CELTA course

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Want to learn to ride a bike? Wikihow suggests these 10 steps
After reading this, can someone actually ride a bike? The answer is no.  We know that in order to truly learn a skill, we need to practise it. 
 

Teaching is an art and a skill. The CELTA course provides good exposure to many ways of teaching, but its foremost focus is on ensuring trainees get plenty of hands-on practice. Six hours of practice which means plenty of opportunities to 'have a go' in a safe, supported and constructive training environment. Things don't always go to plan and that is perfectly normal. It actually contributes more memorably to your developing long-lasting teaching awareness and skills.  

And after you've finished the CELTA, the more principled teaching you do, the more professional development you'll gain. And the better teacher you will become! 

 

 

Information extracted from the CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH WEBSITE
 

 

About the CELTA course

The CELTA course gives you the essential skills and knowledge you need to teach English to adults and older teenagers.

You get hands-on teaching practice and observation of experienced teachers, applying your learning in the classroom with English language learners.

CELTA courses are based on specifications produced by Cambridge English Language Assessment. 

 
 

Course topics

You will cover five main topics as part of your CELTA course:

Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context

This topic includes:

  • understanding the cultural and linguistic backgrounds of learners, and how this might affect their learning of English
  • understanding different learning styles and preferences.

Language analysis and awareness

This topic includes:

  • understanding key terminology used in English language teaching, applying this terminology in planning and teaching
  • demonstrating a working knowledge of English grammar, lexis and phonology.

Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing

This topic includes:

  • understanding basic concepts and terminology used for describing reading, listening, speaking and writing skills, applying this to teaching
  • understanding how approaches to texts may vary depending on the purpose, making practical use of this in teaching.

Planning and resources for different teaching contexts

This topic includes:

  • understanding the purpose and principles of planning for effective teaching
  • selecting and planning the kinds of lessons that are most appropriate for particular learners
  • evaluating lesson preparation and reflecting on this for planning future lessons.

Developing teaching skills and professionalism

This topic includes:

  • effectively organising the classroom, both in terms of layout and pair/group activities
  • making appropriate use of a range of materials and resources
  • involving learners of different ability levels, enabling them to feel a sense of progress.
 

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination.

The two types of assessment are:

>> Teaching practice
You will teach for a total of 6 hours, working with adult classes at a minimum of two CEFR levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance from the first to the last day of the course.

>> Written assignments
You will complete four written assignments (each 750–1,000 words). These focus on:

  • analysing and responding to adult learner needs
  • analysing language for teaching purposes
  • teaching language skills
  • reflecting on classroom teaching.