Blended & Mixed Mode CELTA

Read the General Introduction to the CELTA first and come back to this page if you need more information about the level and recognition of the Cambridge CELTA. 

  • Are you a working professional who cannot take four weeks off work to follow a face-to-face CELTA course?
  • Are you unable to take more than two weeks off to do your CELTA teaching practicum?
  • Are you comfortable working with online resources?
  • Do you learn better when studying at your own pace?

If you answered ‘yes’ to all or most of the questions above, then the blended or mixed mode CELTA course may be the best choice for you.

Mixed Mode CELTA Courses

Our part time mixed mode CELTA course is completed over a period of 10-12 weeks depending on the time of year and the number of participants.Click here for dates

The timetable

Interactive meetings on Zoom are held usually on one full morning or afternoon a week  teaching (e.g. Fridays a.m. or Mondays p.m.) to give candidates the opportunity to: 

–  teach and observe others teach real students
–  give and receive feedback about lessons taught or seen
–  plan lessons with tutor supervision.
–  attend progress tutorials
–  attend interactive seminars and workshops 

The days and times of interactive sessions may be adjusted to the needs of different groups of trainees in different time zones. 

Independent work in your own time The content of the course is delivered asynchronously through the Cambridge online platform and all access and study time will be done whenever a candidate has free time. We estimate an average of 5-6 hours per week; additional hours will be needed when planning a lesson to be taught online.

Every week candidates will need to cover an average of 2-3 course units working independently on the course content, posting responses to the forums, designing lessons or activities alone or in collaboration with other candidates and commenting on other trainees’ work and interacting with them. The course is suited to working teachers but requires you to set aside a minimum of 15 hours per week for attendance, study and planning.

Assignments & Teaching Practices

4 short assignments – please review the objectives and assignment in the CELTA Syllabus document embedded below – and 8 assessed teaching practices are both part of the assessment for the CELTA course. 

You will need a reasonably fast connection and a laptop or desktop with a web camera. You will also need a noise-cancelling headset with a microphone (not the one you use for your smartphone). This will allow you to participate and teach with no audio and and video issues. Our online/virtual classroom allows participants audio, video, text chat and screen sharing (standard tools in all live classrooms) as well as other great functionalities, such as dividing students into separate rooms in order to do group work.

Certification and validation

Some candidates often express concern about their certification after completing an online CELTA course as there are countries that do not accept certificates which have been obtained online. Cambridge English Teaching has responded that a CELTA Certificate obtained online has exactly the same recognition and value as the one obtained by attending an in-person courses. In our experience to date, none of our online candidates who have been awarded the CELTA certificate from an online course have ever had problems with employers, however, it would be wise to check if currently employed.

Follow these instructions to apply:

  1. Download the Application Form for the CELTA and return completed to info@celt.edu.gr
  2. A member of our team will send you the ‘pre-interview task’ this is a pre-course written assessment.
  3. Complete the assessment in your own time (offline in your own time) and email it to i
  4. Arrange a date and time when you can attend the interview with the course tutor.
  5. If you are accepted and offered a place on the course, a tutor will inform you of the payment plan for your course option.

 

 

 

Connect with us

  Centre for English Language & Training, 3 G.Gennadiou Street, 106 78 Athens, Greece  Tel +30 210 3301202| +30 6974965437   E-mail:  info@celt.edu.gr