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CELTA Online

Accelerate your English language teaching career in the UK and around the world, without leaving home.
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Get the gold standard of English teaching qualifications from home.

Whether you’ve never taught before, have some experience but would like to improve your practice, or you’re looking to get into teaching English to travel the world, gaining the CELTA Online qualification opens opportunities to some of the best English language teaching jobs in the world.

This intensive course not only builds confidence, but it equips you with the practical skills necessary to thrive in the online or face-to-face classroom. Our highly experienced teacher trainers are here to give you guide you through your English language teaching journey by modelling example lessons, feeding back on teaching practice and written assignments, and giving you personal guidance to ensure you achieve your full potential.

All successful candidates will receive a full CELTA certificate, which can be used for online and face-to-face teaching. Please be aware that although this is a highly rewarding course, it is also highly intensive and demanding.

Want to find out more about our CELTA Online course? Watch our webinar CELTA Online: Behind the scenes to find out everything you need to know about the course, from one of our experienced teacher trainers.

Minimum age
18
Minimum language level
Proficient C1
Student to tutor ratio
6:1
Course start dates
15 November 2021
17 January 2022
7 March 2022
31 May 2022
30 August 2022
7 November 2022
Location
Online
Fees
£1,500 (incl. VAT)
Assessment fee
£156
Jolanda Netherlands
Jolanda
The Netherlands
I am building my own company and teaching English is the core of that business. To be taken seriously, I need my CELTA. It is incredibly intensive, but the teachers are very open, responsive and enthusiastic.
Emma UK
Emma
UK
The tutors were brilliant at guiding, being positive and constructively feeding back. Having done a PGCE and taught in a secondary school for 6 years, I can honestly say this has been the best teacher training I have done.
Rebecca UK
Rebecca
UK
My teaching skills have improved drastically! I've never taught before and I didn't know anything about teaching, so to be where I am now is just amazing. I have gone from zero to confident in the classroom. It's a really great feeling!

Course overview

On this course, you will:

  • Develop essential language knowledge, awareness and teaching strategies
  • Assess learner needs, background, and preferences to inform lesson plans
  • Learn a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners
  • Plan and prepare lessons to develop learners’ overall language competence
  • Demonstrate your ability to apply your learning in a real teaching context

PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

Understand language teaching.

CELTA is a five-week assessed course which focuses on developing your practical skills. Engaging input sessions will focus on key concepts or models, including:

  • Language awareness
  • Classroom management
  • Lesson planning
  • Checking understanding
  • Lexis
  • Error correction
  • Pronunciation
  • Using authentic materials
  • Teaching young learners
  • Professional development

Our teacher trainers are experts in their field and use a variety of effective educational methods and strategies throughout the course. This means trainee teachers benefit from an outstanding learning experience themselves before applying the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own classrooms.

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Teacher presenting to a class

TEACHING PRACTICE AND OBSERVATION

Practice makes perfect.

We will introduce you to hands-on teaching experience straight away with supported lesson planning. You will teach 6 hours of online lessons, with enthusiastic people from the local community that want to improve their English (Bell offers all lessons with trainee teachers free of charge to students). After each session, you will get in-depth verbal and written individual feedback from your tutors.

You will also have the opportunity to observe your peers and a minimum of 6 hours of classes led by our expert Bell teachers (this may include 2 hours of audio material), so you can reflect on different techniques and strategies employed in context, and apply this learning in your own class planning.

LESSON PREPARATION

Delivering your own learning experience.

Time to put your learning into action. You will research and plan sequenced lessons that are appropriate for the needs of your learners. This should incorporate all your learning during the course. You will be initially supported by the course tutors, but you will increasingly be encouraged to work independently as the course progresses.

It is important for you to recognise that CELTA is a highly-intensive course, and many of our previous students report that they spent 2-3 additional hours at home each evening researching language, completing written assignments and preparing lessons. It is recommended that students dedicate a minimum of 80 hours for the required reading, research, pre- and post-session tasks, assignments and lesson preparation during their 5-week course.

 

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Application process

Follow these simple steps to apply for your CELTA online course.

Meet some of your tutors

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Françoise Votocek

Teacher and Teacher trainer

Tom Beakes

Academic Manager

Jacqueline Douglas

Teacher and Teacher Trainer

Sample timetable

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CELTA online timetable

How will I be assessed?

CELTA is an assessed course accredited by Cambridge English Language Assessment (CELA). In order to pass the course you will be assessed on the lessons you deliver and on four written assignments. You will be informed at each stage of the course of your progress; if you are not meeting specified criteria for any reason you will be given clear information about this and advice on how to adapt and improve.

Successful candidates will receive a full CELTA certificate which can be used for online or face-to-face teaching.

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Course dates

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15 November 2021 - 10 December 2021
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17 January 2022 - 18 February 2022
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07 March 2022 - 08 April 2022
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31 May 2022 - 01 July 2022
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30 August 2022 - 30 September 2022
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07 November 2022 - 09 December 2022

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