Become a qualified English teacher with International House Newcastle (IHN) in partership with England Education Colombia (EEC). Our CELTA teacher training course provides trainee teachers with the skills and knowledge to teach English to speakers of other languages.
Who we are
IH Newcastle is one of 160 language schools around the world that make up the IH World Organization. One of the largest networks of language schools in the world! Based in the heart of the lively university city of Newcastle, UK, IHN has provided English language teacher training since 1978. IHN is a full member of EAQUALS and is accredited by the British Council (UK). International House is the most widely respected English language teacher training organization in the world, with a history of innovation and excellence in academic research. England Education Colombia (EEC) is an International Education Consultant with more than 10 years of experience in Colombia and LATAM. Together we have developed a unique CELTA certification course based on the interests and needs of highly accomplished English teachers.
What is CELTA?
The CELTA (Certificate in Training English to Speakers of Other Languages) is the most widely recognized English teaching qualification in the world and will enable you to teach English as a Foreign Language anywhere in the world including language schools in English speaking countries (UK, USA, Canada, etc.). As the qualification is awarded by Cambridge ESOL, part of the world famous University of Cambridge, you can rely on its quality and recognition.
About the CELTA Course
The CELTA course at IH Newcastle (in partnership with England Education Colombia) consists of 120 hours of live synchronous online lessons via Teams, including tuition, observations of experienced teachers, 6 hours of teaching practice, teaching support and feedback. You will also need to spend time on top of that on self-study, preparing lessons and writing assignments.
You will participate in workshops and seminars, focusing on learner awareness, language analysis, phonology, methodology, and career development, using the Cambridge Assessment VLE.
Throughout the course, your tutors will provide you with ongoing support. You will also receive at least one individual tutorial during the course in which you will be given an indication of your progress.
Who is CELTA for?
People with high quality English teaching experience or people starting a career in English Language teaching. You may also be considering a career in English language teaching and view CELTA as an entry into a good teaching position in another country. Alternatively, you may be a considering applying for a better position and increase your income in your country or abroad.
What does CELTA involve?
People with high quality English teaching experience or people starting a career in English Language teaching. You may also be considering a career in English language teaching and view CELTA as an entry into
a good teaching position in another country. Alternatively, you may be a considering applying for a better position and increase your income in your country or abroad.
Open up a hole world of exciting teaching opportunities! IH Newcastle and England Education Colombia are able to put you in contact with language schools around the world including UK, Canada and USA institutions, once the course begins, to aid your job search. The tutors will offer you employability advice near the end of the course.
Work and live around the world
Many people become English language teachers so that they can live and work abroad. Getting your CELTA certificate is a great way to build confidence and gain experience, which makes it easier to find work in another country. The opportunity to work around the world is what motivates many teachers to do the CELTA training. You might work for a private language school abroad. Roles often ask for professional worldwide recognized certificates like CELTA.
The teaching practice sessions form a key part of the course. You will teach classes of international students and gain a genuine experience of the teaching and learning process. Each teaching practice session, you will be provided with planning support from your tutor beforehand, and will receive feedback on your teaching afterwards. By the end of the course, you will have taught at two levels and have completed a total of 6 hours of teaching (in compliance with Cambridge guidelines).
Commitment & Professionalism
The CELTA course is very intensive and Cambridge requires that you complete every aspect of the course, and have 100% attendance of online sessions. You will need to dedicate time to lesson planning and writing assignments in the evenings and at weekends too. As working alongside and learning from colleagues is a key part of teaching, all trainees need to demonstrate a professional attitude and work constructively with others, particularly those in their tutor group.
Great English language teachers have the following skills and attributes:
> Strong communication
> Excellent planning and organization
> A love of learning
> Cultural sensitivity
> Empathy and patience
> A friendly, confident manner
> Creative and adaptable
What does CELTA involve?
IH Newcastle and ECC offer a unique 16 week (part time) online course, qualifying trainees to teach English as a foreign language.
YOUR COURSE WILL:
- Explain the principles of effective teaching.
- Provide a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners.
- Give you a hands-on teaching practice.
To apply, please send complete the online application form. If your application has been accepted, we will invite you to an interview. If your interview is successful, we will offer you a place on the following course. Course fees can be paid in full (1690 USD) or in 4 monthly fees (435 USD/month). Initial payment need to be paid 15 working days before the course start date to confirm your place on the available course.
Please note that course fees are not refundable. In the event of a candidate withdrawing from the course once it has started, England Education Colombia and International House Newcastle cannot refund fees or offer a place on a subsequent course without payment of further full fees. If you pay, and decide to cancel before the course start date, this needs to be done in writing before the application deadline, in order to allow another candidate to take your place.
22nd August – 12th December
Proficient English language
Hours: 120 hours
Live (synchronous) online via Teams.
Including: tuition, observation of experienced teachers, teaching practice, teaching support and feedback.
Pay total (1,690 USD) or pay by monthly instalments (435 USD/month). You can pay by Bank Transfer, PSE or Credit Card.
International Teaching Practice
You can have the opportunity to complement your teaching practice experience abroad. With our tailor-made 2 weeks’ teaching practice in the UK, USA or Canada, you will have the chance to teach English to international students, focusing on the aspects of teaching methodology and practice that are most relevant to your teaching needs.
*This complementary international experience practice is optional.* Please contact us for further details.
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