CELTA Fully Online

CCELTA Online  PT or FT

The Blended CELTA

CELTA in Athens 

Dates and Tuition 

Announcement

As of June 2021, CELTA course providing centres are from now on allowed to offer fully online permanently! This has created a new demand for fully online courses, the Cambridge CELTA being the top course in anyone’s sights

CELTA Fully Online

Continuing with our fully online course offerings until we all feel safer again.  

We have already completed several such courses, two of which started offline or in blended mode but were completed with online teaching and are currently running our fifth course. We were, in fact, one of the first centres to transition into fully online mode and, since then, have been running fully online courses with great success in delivering a valuable programme and helping candidates reach high levels of achievement. Read the blog posts of some of our recent trainees on the first of these courses for an insight into the difficulties as well as the benefits and rewards of learning to teach online.  This is a great opportunity for all teachers and especially those who cannot travel and would otherwise be unable to follow a CELTA course. We provide additional support with our specially designed Teaching Languages Online short course — read all about it below.

 

Course Type 1 

Fully Online Part Time Courses

Our part time fully online course is completed over a period of 8-10 weeks depending on the time of year and the number of participants.  Click here for dates

The timetable

Each candidate will be required to teach 8 lessons to our adult learners at two different levels, pre-intermediate and upper intermediate.   

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.) During that time candidates: 
 
–  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 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. 

IMPORTANT NOTE – On our 6-week semi-intensive online courses, candidates must teach two lessons every week and attend two days. 



 

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 3-4 units.

  • working independently on the course content
  • posting responses to the forums
  • designing lessons or activities alone or in collaboration with other candidates
  • commenting on other trainees’ work and interacting with them

Assignments 

4 short assignments – please review the objectives and assignment in the CELTA Syllabus document embedded below.

Course Type 2

Fully Online Intensive Courses

This is a full time course completed over 5 weeks but it has been organised in such a way that you do not need to be in a Zoom meeting all day long!!!
Teaching Practices are held fully online and, candidates will be teaching an average of two lessons per week.  Here are our upcoming dates 

The timetable

Live sessions are two days a week  a.m. or p.m. ( approximately 5 hours each time) for the following:

  • To teach observe others teach real students
  • To give and receive feedback
  • To plan lessons with tutor supervision.
  • To attend live seminars & progress tutorials

Attendance to these sessions is required. Each candidate will be required to teach 8 such lessons to our adult learners at two different levels, a lower level and a higher level.   

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 after teaching and with specified units of work. We estimate an average of 2 hours per day on studying the content with additional hours for planning lessons to be taught online. Every day candidates will need to cover an average of 1-2 units.

  • working independently on the course content
  • posting responses to the forums
  • designing lessons or activities alone or in collaboration with other candidates
  • commenting on other trainees’ work and interacting with them


Assignments 

4 short assignments – please review the objectives and assignment in the CELTA Syllabus document embedded below

To participate

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.

Tuition & Assessment Fees

Tuition for this very special option is 1350 euros plus the usual Cambridge assessment fee and licensing fee of 250 euros. Tuition can be paid in a one-time payment or in three instalments – please email us for more details about the payment schedule.

To check our tuition fees in any currency you wish please visit   XE.com Personal Currency Assistant. Installments are possible – more information via email or at the interview. To our fully Online CELTA candidates, we are offering a mini course within their course to train them up to teach online entirely free of charge.

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.

 

Course Offerings  

CCELTA Online  PT or FT

The Blended CELTA

CELTA in Athens 

Dates and Tuiion

Free Add-on Course on Teaching Languages Online

Candidates for fully online CELTA courses are expected to also follow a free preparatory course on the topic of teaching online. This course will be taught by distance (asynchronously) and aims to familiarise candidates with the tools needed for online teaching.  Teaching assessments on this course will be done online in a Zoom classroom, so it is quite important  that they begin their teaching assessments online with confidence and sufficient know-how about the technical requirements and tools available to online teachers. Click here for more details. 

These extra training hours will be offered free of charge to all applicants and an extra Certificate of attendance will be awarded to those who undertake to complete the course assignments. Take advantage of this great opportunity to attend a course taught by experienced online tutors.

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