School Details - Frankfurt
The school is located in the city center of Frankfurt. We are in the neighbourhood of Commerzbank tower and European Central Bank. In our 6 well-equipped classrooms we teach small group up to 8 participants and individual classes. Our students have WLAN access within the school. In the building and in the neighbourhood there are several cafes and bars. Frankfurt, the world-class financial and services centre, at the heart of the dynamic FrankfurtRhineMain region, is one of Europe's top company locations, its central position, the excellent infrastructure with one of the biggest airports in Europe. As the headquarters of the European Central Bank, Frankfurt is very important in terms of monetary and currency policy.
Library, computers, wireless internet, wireless access to printer with own laptop
The CELTA course is the original "TEFL" course and provides initial training leading to a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). It is intended for those without previous experience who wish to enter the profession and for teachers with no previous training in this field.
Success in the Certificate has enabled many candidates to obtain their first teaching position: the course is highly regarded by employers as providing sound initial training and a strong basis from which to develop as a teacher of English.
The CELTA course covers the following syllabus:
* Language Analysis and Awareness
* The Learner, the Teacher and the Teaching/Learning Context
* Planning for Effective Teaching
* Classroom Management Skills
* Teaching Procedures and Techniques
* Resources and Materials
* Professional Development
* Classroom Observation
* Teaching Practice
* Teaching practice
Teaching practice is an integral part of the course. This is organised in small groups of 5-6 trainees with volunteer students at two or three different levels. After each teaching practice session an evaluation of the session is led by a course tutor. Trainees are expected to liase within their groups outside course hours in order to plan teaching practice classes, according to guidelines provided by course tutors. [Meet some of our CELTA course tutors]
Assessment and certificates: Trainees are continuously assessed in all the syllabus areas, including written assignments, and with particular emphasis on their teaching ability and potential. At the end of the course successful candidates receive the Cambridge Certificate and a Progress Report.
Entry requirements Candidates must be at least 20 years old at the start of the course. They must have a standard of education which would allow entrance to higher education in their country. They must have an awareness of language, and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables them to follow the course. They must also have the potential to develop into effective teachers.
Why THIS training course?
CELTA is probably the most internationally recognised ELT certificate in the world
Moderated by the University of Cambridge
Highly qualified, experienced trainers
Practical approach to methodology
Extensive supervised teaching practice
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Help with your accommodation in Frankfurt
The school can arrange accommodation: If accomodation is requested you get suggestions and contact(s) of landlord(s). Contract has to be done directly with the landlord. Usually we offer a room in a shared flat. Costs for 4 weeks approx. 400 Euro.
Full-time course over four weeks, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm.
09:00 - 12:00 Input session
12:00 - 13:00 Lesson planning
13:00 - 14:00 Break
14:00 - 16:30 Teaching practice
16:30 - 17:30 Feedback
Eva: I expected a lot of work and it was a lot of work. I expected little sleep but it was less sleep. I know you should start with the good things but this is the first you'll remember about your CELTA course. The contents were amazing, practical and overall just very high quality. More than I had expected. I feel that what I have learned is incomparable and of great value. I have also learned to be efficient and practical, you have to be! The school was very friendly. Bright rooms with big windows and we were so lucky to get lots and lots of sun during the month. That really made everything easier. The centre is located in a beautiful spot of Frankfurt and right in the city centre. The staff was always very helpful and comprehensive (especially in cases of urgent coffee-need! ). The tutors were amazing. I expected good and qualified trainers but they were much more than I could have imagined. Beautiful people with a great heart. Thank you so much again for being just as hardworking as us and still always friendly, open, patient and very helpful. Our group of trainees was lovely. Great team! And so important to have a good laugh every now and then. Thank you everybody for the infinite support! Would I recommend the course? Well it is definitely worth its price and you will be glad to have done it. But you have to be prepared to go through a kind of "zombie"-state during that month and make sure to plan your time very efficiently."
Monika Paul: Amazing! I can't believe I did it! A trip through a CELTA SEA! But be aware before you take this voyage, you are bound to face endless emotional storms, turbulent TPs, .. coffee breaks, andless assignments, sleepless nights ... a real challenge. "To be or not to be," but it's all worth it, friends! ... Though this voyage looks very difficult but with the help of extremely helpful trainers and supporting colleagues it's achievable."
Richard Hillman: A challenging and focused course, well-constructed and organised, presented in a friendly atmosphere. Power preparation for English teaching."
Steven Pine: It was indeed stressful, but also fun. The teachers in the group were great, the tutors knowledgeable, and the staff were very supportive and, more importantly, very patient with us. Thanks for that!"
Paula: I really enjoyed the CELTA course. It was very intensive and challenging. I spent a lot of time preparing my lessons and working on the assignments, but the other trainees and our tutors were very nice and supportive. I had never taught a class before I took this course, and I was quite nervous for my first teaching practice, but everyone really put me at ease. Our tutors were very knowledgeable and gave us very useful feedback. I now feel thoroughly prepared to embark on a carreer as an English language teacher."
Jo Ann: The CELTA is a challenging course. Not much sleep, no life, dreams of training practice. I highly recommend this course. It's hard work but you get so much. The tutors give so much and we get so much from it."
Charlotte: "The group was very supportive and I enjoyed the time I spent with them. The course is very useful and you learn a lot in a very short period of time. The input seminars are very interesting. The tutors are extremely competent and highly motivated. The people working at the school are very friendly and helpful. The only thing I did not like was the pressure, it was not so much the time pressure but the feeling of being pushed."
Erin: "The students were lovely people. The entire team were helpful and accomodating. They made the experience that much more enjoyable. I got to meet some really great people from all over the world. The CELTA course was very hands-on and practical - definitely preparation for real world teaching. So much practical experience in such a short amount of time. I've never worked with such a friendly and supportive group of people - my colleagues made the experience great. Everyday of the course is used to the fullest - there wasn't one minute that felt like time was being wasted."
Kelly: "The staff here was in a word - fabulous! The days were long, but there was always someone there to lend a hand, make a fresh pot of tea, help with the copier and share some encouraging words. People understood the stress and pressure we were under and did everything in their power to alleviate some of it. It was always nice to come through the front door each morning. No one would have ever guessed this was the first course taught here for CELTA. Very professional, well-equipped library and a friendly staff. My time spent here (four long weeks) was made easier because of these things."
Kevin: "I found the course extremely challenging, it was great. Not having taught a lesson before, I was very anxious about teaching my first lesson. Two weeks later we were fighting to teach in our unassessed slots. The staff were great in their support for us, and the support from my fellow students was greatly appreciated."
Richard: "Great experience! Challenged me all the way which I really enjoyed. I can recommend the CELTA course in Frankfurt. The school ran the programme really professionally and the tutors were 1st class. Don't forget it will be stressful but you will learn a lot!"
Anonymously: "The location is fantastic, the office staff were wonderful, the school's facilities are more than adequate! We often had access to several rooms in which to work during our breaks, and the library of materials to be used was very helpful. The school is up to date technologically. The elevator was broken for the first three weeks (*) ... Frankfurt is beautiful during spring! And I managed to fill my "Gutschein" card at coffee fellows and I'm going to pick up my free drink today as a self reward. Thanks for your generosity and accomodation!"
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