School Details - Denver
Often rated as one of the most livable cities in the United States, Denver offers a lifestyle that is upbeat and laid-back at the same time. Growing rapidly in recent years, this city of over 2 million has managed to hold on to its small-town friendliness while reaping the rewards of change.
The school is located on Colorado Boulevard, providing easy access to anywhere in the city. Near the upscale Cherry Creek neighborhood, it is also close to hiking and biking trails, public parks, movie theaters, restaurants, retail shops, and the posh Cherry Creek Shopping Center. The school is located in two brick buildings that were renovated to the specific needs of our students, trainees and staff. the campus has 25 fully equipped classrooms of various sizes, a teachers' lounge, a student center, administrative offices, and a large computer lab with Internet connection.
Every classroom is equipped with a whiteboard, television set and DVD player. Students enjoy modern furniture, beautiful artwork and a very businesslike ambience in all the classrooms .
This is the most practical and thorough introduction to TEFL available in the world. It's designed for candidates who have no previous teaching experience in English, but it's also suitable for the individual who has some experience but no formal training in the TEFL field.
Over the course of four weeks and 120 hours of work, candidates will become familiar with the principles of successful teaching and begin to develop the practical skills that they will need to teach adult learners effectively. The training program includes teaching practice, observation of experienced teachers in the classroom and completion of several focused written assignments.
This course enables candidates to: acquire essential subject knowledge and familiarity with the principles of effective teaching; acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners; and demonstrate their ability to apply their learning in a real teaching context.
In order to complete the training and meet the course requirements, candidates must:
* Attend the entire course
* Complete a minimum of six hours of practice teaching
* Observe experienced TEFL teachers in classes with adults for at least six hours
* Maintain and submit a portfolio of all written assignments and materials related to practice teaching
There are no final tests in the CELTA. Throughout the course, trainers continuously assess candidates in the two major components of their work:
* Teaching practice and lesson planning
* Written assignments
There are a total of four assessed written assignments, the word count normally being between 750-1000 words. The topics for these papers include: focus on the learner; language related tasks; language skills related tasks; and lessons from the classroom.
To assure that trainers worldwide are consistent in their assessment, each course requires that an outside Assessor, appointed by Cambridge, visits the course and ensures that all requirements / criteria set out by Cambridge are being met. The assessor normally visits during the final two weeks of the course and must approve final grades given by the trainers.
Requirements for Admission for CELTA
All applicants to the CELTA course must:
* be at least 18 years of age (20 is recommended)
* have an awareness of language and a competence in both written and spoken English which will enable them to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels
* have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become effective teachers and to complete successfully the written assignments and the assessment of practice teaching
* have a standard of education equivalent of that required for entry into higher education.
All of our host families are middle-class, many are single-parent households, and they may have no children, young children, or adult children living at home. All host families live in attractive homes in safe neighborhoods. Distances from the schools vary from a few-minute walk to a 30-minute bus ride, depending on the size of the city. In your host family's home, you will have your own bedroom and either a shared or private bathroom. You will be given a key to the house or apartment and are free to come and go as you please. However, as a guest living with a host family, you should be sure to respect the routine of the people you are staying with.
Host Families: US $1,120 for 28 days (with airport pickup included)
There are numerous hotels available within a short distance of the school. Hotels range greatly in price. If you would like to stay at a hotel, we can select one and reserve a room for you based upon the price range you give us. You can expect to pay between US $1960 - US $4200 for 28 days.
Please note that a US $40 accommodation booking fee applies.
Airport pickup fee: US $35 (for students staying in a hotel)
09.30-17.45 Monday to Friday
"I thought the course was extremely well-organized and formatted for the students. There were two input sessions in the morning, then the consultation, one-on-one, with the trainers relative to our teaching assignments and preparations. This was followed by lunch break and then the actual student teaching sessions, with peer and tutor feedback afterwards. The course information was chronologically, effectively and thematically presented. The quality of the trainers and their instruction/communication styles and methods was also exceptionally good - I felt that they demonstrated very well the communicative learning approach."
I would definitely and highly recommend this course to anyone who is serious about pursuing the TEFL field. I am most grateful for the opportunity to have experienced such a high quality program which demanded equally high expectations of itself as well as from its students!
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How to Apply
1. Choose the start date which interests you. If you’re still unsure, please choose an approximate date for now – you will be able to specify later.
2. Register your details with Cactus TEFL (1 minute) to help us track your application.
3. Download the application form and save it on your computer.
4. Complete it offline in your own time
5. Go back to www.cactustefl.com, sign in and submit your completed form.
You can also submit an application by email. We will explain how to do this on the application form. Please contact us if you have any problems with the application procedure.