TEFL-Teaching English as a Foreign Language
The Part-time Cambridge CELTA is a TEFL course which runs for 12 weeks and is suitable for those who are working or studying full-time.
Input sessions, covering the methodology and theory of TEFL teaching are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (17:30 – 19:30). The materials covered have been developed through decades of language training experience, and are structured to help the candidates evolve into TEFL teachers by preparing them for the teaching practice.
This includes detailed analysis of lesson planning, class staging, material selection and development, and developing a deeper understanding of student needs.
Teaching practice is held weekly and candidates are able to teach, and observe their classmates teaching real students.
The classes are set up as they would be in a language school, with students separated into levels according to their ability (Beginner, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced).
Candidates teach two groups of real sudents between elementary and intermediate level.