Gain your CELTA qualification at one of London's most respected schools
EC London is offering a part-time online course leading to the Cambridge Assessment English CELTA qualification.
Next course: 13 January – 13 April 2024
The twelve-week course is suitable for people who are interested in learning to teach and wish to gain an initial teaching qualification that is recognised world wide. It is suitable for candidates who have some English Language teaching experience but no initial qualification as well as for people with little or no previous teaching experience.
Our CELTA course is available in two options:
✓ Mixed-Mode (60% face-to-face, 40% online)
✓ Online (100% online)
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Angel Corner House, 1 Islington High Street, London N1 9LQ
Participants on our Mixed-Mode course teach in both a face-to-face classroom and also online. At EC London, this means 40% of the sessions are online and the remaining 60% are face-to-face at our centre in Angel. This is very valuable for trainee teachers as it gives them experience teaching in both modes and they will get guidance and feedback from experienced tutors in both these formats.Contact us
This CELTA course is conducted 100% online using Microsoft Teams. Candidates can be located anywhere in the world to participate in this course. The syllabus and content is the same as completing a face-to-face or mixed-mode course and leads to the same certification. Teaching practice sessions are all online and the methodology input sessions are run live online by experienced tutors.Contact us
CELTA Course Information
Dates & Fees
13 January 2024 - 13 April 2024
Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1800-2100. There are also classes on 11 Saturdays, 1000-1600. The dates for the Saturday sessions are: 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr.
Note: There is a break for Easter, so there are no sessions on Wed 27 Mar & Mon 1 Apr.
The course fee is £1,200 which includes the Cambridge English entry fee.
Applicants will attend a face-to-face interview at EC London or on a video conferencing app. We do not offer phone interviews. Once you have been notified that your application has been successful, you will be required to pay a deposit followed by the full fees in order to secure your place on the course.
Also available: Online CELTA course from EC London
Applicants will attend a face-to-face interview at EC London. In exceptional circumstances for applicants who are outside the UK, it may be possible to arrange a Skype interview during the same interview period. We do not offer phone interviews.
Once you have been notified that your application has been successful, you will be required to pay the full fees in order to secure your place on the course.
CELTA participants must:
a) have a standard of English (a minimum of Cambridge English CAE Grade A) which would enable you to teach a range of levels
b) have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education
c) be a minimum of 20 years old.
The CELTA course consists of:
1. input sessions led by tutors who will teach you in the way we would like you to teach your students. These sessions cover the following areas:
• Language analysis and awareness (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation)
• Language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
• Learners and teachers and the learning and teaching context
• Developing teaching skills
• Classroom procedures and skills
• Use of resources and materials including ICT
• Planning lessons
• Adapting published materials for use in lessons
• Introduction to a wider variety of teaching contexts e.g. younger learners, business, examinations, monolingual classes.
2. teaching practice (see below) followed by oral and written feedback from tutors and peers
3. assisted lesson planning
4. 6 hours' observation of experienced teachers.
The course includes six hours' teaching observed by tutors and peers. Course participants have regular teaching practice throughout the course.
You will be observed teaching at two levels during the course and you will teach lessons of up to an hour, depending on the stage of the course.
On days when you are not teaching, you will observe your peers and give constructive feedback on their lessons.
Workload & Assessment
Participants are expected to attend 100% of the course.
During the course, you must:
• teach a total of 6 hours of assessed lessons
• write lesson plans and self evaluations for the lessons you teach
• observe your peers teaching and take part in giving constructive feedback on each others’ lessons
• observe 6 hours of lessons taught by experienced teachers
submit 4 assessed written assignments (comprising of a total of 3000 words).
In addition to the core contact hours, we estimate that participants need to spend a minimum of 80 hours for the required reading, research, pre- and post- session tasks, assignments and lesson preparation.
There is no final written examination. The assessment is continuous and participants are assessed on their language knowledge, planning and lesson preparation, teaching, assignments and professionalism.
Final grades awarded consist of Fail, Pass, Pass B and Pass A.
Participants need the following to be able to teach online:
✓ Low Resolution Video Calls - 500kbps (up/down)
✓ HD Resolution (720p) Video Calls - 1.2 Mbps (up/down)
✓ Full HD Resolution (1080p) Video Calls - 2 Mbps (up/down)
You can check your bandwidth here: https://www.speedtest.net/
A computer with the capability to run the Microsoft Teams app. Detailed requirements can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/hardware-requirements-for-the-teams-app
✓ USB webcam or integrated webcam
✓ USB/Bluetooth/3.5mm Headset or microphone & speaker integrated in your device (built-in)
Candidates will be given an Microsoft Teams account by EC English to use through the duration of the course, so no existing account is needed for this. Candidates will find it very helpful to bring a portable device such as a laptop