Our fully online course offerings have become the most popular course option.
CELT Athens has been providing online interactive courses since 2012 and our team have a lot of experience of online instructional design. Attending a course online requires a lot of concentration, even more than in a face-to-face class. That is why our online courses are a mix of live interactive and self-paced learning to avoid long exposure to screen time. We also provide additional free support with our special preparation course Teaching Languages Online which aims to help teachers new to teaching Online. This course is completely free for our registered trainees and will gain you an extra Certificate. Read more about its content and method of delivery here.
Course Type 1
Fully Online Part Time CoursesOur part time fully online 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 timetableInteractive 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. 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.
Assignments4 short assignments – please review the objectives and assignment in the CELTA Syllabus document embedded below.
Course Type 2
Fully Online Intensive & Semi-Intensive CoursesThis is a full time course completed over 6 weeks but it has been organised in such a way that you do not need to be in a Zoom meeting all day every day of the week!!! Teaching Practices are held fully online and, candidates will be teaching an average of two lessons per week. Here are our upcoming dates
The timetableLive sessions are on two full days a week a.m. or p.m. (for approximately 5 hours each time) for the following:
- Teaching and observing others teach real students
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Planning follow-up lessons with tutor supervision.
- Attending live seminars & progress tutorials
Independent work in your own timeThe 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 week candidates will need to cover an average of 5-6 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 6-week course can be quite demanding and it is difficult to follow if you are also working. Assignments 4 short assignments – please review the objectives and assignment in the CELTA Syllabus document embedded below
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:
- Download the Application Form for the CELTA and return completed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A member of our team will send you the ‘pre-interview task’ this is a pre-course written assessment.
- Complete the assessment in your own time (offline in your own time) and email it to i
- Arrange a date and time when you can attend the interview with the course tutor.
- If you are accepted and offered a place on the course, a tutor will inform you of the payment plan for your course option.
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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