Prices and Dates
Course ref: 7114
Course Type: Blended CELTA Course
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Min Age: 18
Exam Board Fee Included:
Blended CELTA: 2 week online course including 2 weeks of face-to-face teaching practice.
If you do not have time for a 4 week or 12 week face-to-face course this blended CELTA, accredited by Cambridge ESOL, is an excellent option.
Teaching practice is face-to-face in Istanbul:
Teaching practice in Istanbul:
2/3 nights a week for 4 weeks OR
5 afternoons a week for 2 weeks OR
School Details - Istanbul International
The centre is a teacher training institute and ELT Consultancy. It is an internationally recognised Cambridge ESOL teacher training centre and the only Cambridge ESOL (previously UCLES) approved centre for CELTA, ICELT and DELTA courses in Turkey.
It has successfully trained thousands of EFL teachers since it first began running courses in Istanbul in 1987.
It also offers consultancy, recruitment and placement services for ELT (English Language Teaching) institutions worldwide.
The training centre operates in two buildings in the heart of Istanbul near the Bosphorus, the Metro and the Metro bus. The team of experienced trainers is committed to raising teaching standards in Turkey, and over the years the consultancy services have provided expert assistance to universities, schools and a range of ELT institutions in Turkey and the region.
What does the online course involve?
The content of the online course is exactly the same as the face-to-face course. The only difference is the delivery method.
1. Online component - all input, written assignments and 3 hours of experienced teacher observations. This can be done in your own time although there will be deadlines. You will be supported by an Online Tutor.
2. Face-to-face component - 6 hours of Teaching Practice, supervised lesson planning, feedback, peer observation and 3 hours of experienced teacher observations. You must be in Istanbul for this component.
The CELTA Online is an ideal way to do the course if you are currently working. You only need to come to ITI for Teaching Practice which will be in the evenings.
What is the CELTA?
The CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is a pre-service Teacher Development programme covering both the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching English. It is an internationally-recognised qualification with no expiry.
Why do the CELTA at this school?
We have been training teachers for over 20 years
We have an excellent team of on-site trainers
We offer a high level of support and guidance
Our centre is easily accessible with various transport links
We have an online classroom to support your face-to-face learning
Our course participants come from an eclectic mix of nationalities and backgrounds
We give you two reference books to be used during and after the course
Who does the CELTA?
People with no previous teaching experience - the course provides you with the basic tools and techniques you will need for teaching English as a foreign language
People with some teaching experience - although the course is a pre-service course, we have many applicants who have some classroom experience. For those people, the CELTA helps to refine some of the teaching skills they already have as well as introducing them to new ideas and techniques
NB: Turkish teachers with 'formasyon' - combining 'formasyon' with the CELTA makes you an attractive candidate for any teaching position in Turkey
Coursework and teaching are internally assessed and externally moderated by Cambridge ESOL.
Candidates who successfully complete the course portfolio will be awarded a certificate from Cambridge ESOL at the levels of Pass, Pass B or Pass A.
Regular Internet access throughout the duration of your course (and in some cases before your course begins) is very important.
We maintain a number of desktop PCs at the school which trainees can use but demand for these can sometimes outstrip supply. We therefore also advise you to bring your own laptop to attended courses if you have one.
Wireless Internet access is freely available throughout the building.
As part of the application process, the centre will send a list of housing options to all candidates coming from outside Istanbul. The school's accommodation runs from 200-300 GBP per month. They also work with private partners with whom the average rate for a single room (in a shared apartment) is 800 Turkish Lira per month.
I found ITI-Istanbul a very commendable institute for teacher training. The trainers were very friendly and professional. They were very helpful, and I personally felt very comfortable discussing any of my problems.
The course was very intensive and very informative. It lead us through basic knowledge and practice of ELT. I found the course very beneficial and practical.
- Muhammad Waseem Khan -
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Job Placement Service
The school has an established reputation with ELT institutions in the region and provide a job placement service for participants on our training courses. The school's Job List is used extensively by ELT institutions to recruit teachers and they have over 2,500 subscribers.
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.
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