School Details - London Covent Garden
This is an excellent school located in Covent Garden, but positioned within walking distance of four tube stations; Tottenham Court Road Station, Holborn Station, Leicester Square Station. The administration staff and teachers are extremely friendly and always happy to answer your questions.
Not only are the courses of an extremely high standard, but the school itself is very special, with a very large computer room, free internet access and wide variety of electronic materials, a video room and language laboratory, library, bookshop, drinks areas, fully licensed bar and cafeteria...
The school, with over 150 schools worldwide, has a truly international reputation for quality and professionalism.
Over the last 50 years, the school has been at the forefront of teacher training in English language teaching. Many of the most widely used English language course books have also been written by the teachers of the school. During your course you will most likely feel the benefits of this love for language and love of learning for yourself.
The CELTA course is an introductory course for candidates who have little or no previous English language teaching experience. It may also be suitable for candidates with some experience but little previous training.
During the course, candidates develop familiarity with the principles of effective teaching and acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners.
The course includes teaching practice, observation of experienced teachers in the classroom and completion of a range of practically focused written assignments.
The CELTA is awarded to candidates who have completed the course and the assessment successfully. There are no examinations at the end of the course. The pass grades A, B, and Pass are awarded as a result of continuous assessment by our tutors. Trainees are always kept informed of their progress during the course.
This is a highly practical course providing initial training in English language teaching to adults. It aims at laying a firm foundation on which you can build your experience.
Through a series of seminars and practical demonstrations you will develop your practical awareness of:
And practical ability in:
- Classroom management
- Lesson planning
- Introduction and practice of new language
- Developing the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing
Teaching practice is a major component of the course and takes place every afternoon on intensive courses. The programme is closely related to the work done during the seminar sessions. You will work as part of a small group of five trainee teachers to obtain practical experience in working with classes at different levels. Liaising with each other, you will produce a series of cohesive lessons. After each teaching practice session, the lessons are discussed with the tutor.
Observation of practising teachers is an intrinsic part of the course and takes place outside class hours, as does guided observation of videoed lessons and preparation for teaching practice.
Teaching skills are of the greatest importance but all aspects of your performance and work carried out on the course are taken into consideration. During your course you will be kept informed of your progress by written commentary on your teaching practice and by tutorial (this may be formulated in terms of passing or failing).
To attend the course you must:
- Have a standard of education which would allow entry to Higher Education in your own country.
- Have a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables you to follow the course and complete all the assessed elements successfully.
- Be at least eighteen years of age.
Homestay with a local host located in zones 2 and 3: Standard single room with breakfast = £160 per week, Standard single room with breakfast & 4 evening meals = £185 per week, Standard single room with breakfast & 7 evening meals = £205
Student residence, self-catering in zone 1: Nido Kings Cross single ensuite = £375 per week (min. 4 weeks); Liberty House single ensuite room (shared kitchen) = £240 per week (min. 2 weeks), single studio room = £295 per week (min. 2 weeks).
Morning Course: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Afternoon Course: 11:30 - 6.30pm (with occasional lesson observation 9.00 - 11.00am)
The school and the quality of trainers were excellent all round. The course was extremely demanding but very well taught and now over, a very rewarding experience indeed.
The school was extremely professional and the facilities were excellent. The course is very intensive, really tough and demanding. Our trainers made sure that we were all up to date with the amount of work we had. I am extremely impressed with their professionalism!
The school is very well equipped and all trainees are encouraged to use all the facilities available. The library has a huge number of books covering all TEFL related subjects. All staff are friendly and accommodating. The tutors were great and very supportive - and absolutely brilliant teachers themselves. It was a very positive experience all round. I never thought it was possible to learn this much in such a short period of time.
I thought that the school and the trainers were excellent and had lots to offer. The course was well planned and executed, it was helpful and informative. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to teach and the contact that you get with so many different people from lots of different cultures. I liked the fact that my trainers were very approachable and helpful.
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