Online CELTA

Language Link Online CELTA

FULL-TIME ONLINE CELTA

Language Link is pleased to introduce our new, five-week, totally online CELTA course.

The course is delivered via Zoom, a free online platform.

The content is essentially the same as the face-to-face CELTA that we have very successfully offered for the past nineteen years and will focus on teaching skills for both online and face-to-face classrooms.

It will include the teaching of groups of volunteer students of English in an online environment, six hours in total.

The qualification is of the same standing as CELTA courses delivered in other ways and the certificate will be the same.

As everything is done online, in addition to the usual CELTA entry requirements you will need

  • a reliable internet connection
  • a desktop computer or laptop (a phone will not be sufficient)
  • a camera and microphone in the device you are using
  • a quiet, comfortable place where you can work uninterrupted during course hours.
  • the computer skills necessary to teach via Zoom.

You will also learn online teaching skills and Language Link will provide you with a Zoom Skills for Language Teaching certificate.

The CELTA course hours are fixed:

9.15 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 17.15 U.K. time

Monday – Friday

You will not be able to work from home, look after children or do home-schooling during these hours.

In addition, there will be additional study, lesson planning and assignments to complete outside course hours. You are advised not to undertake any other commitments during the five weeks of the course.

The online CELTA course has the advantages that no travelling time is needed and it is open to candidates in a wide range of locations.

PART-TIME ONLINE CELTA

Dates:  14 September – 11 December 2020

Following the success of our full-time online CELTA, we are pleased to offer our new, thirteen-week, part-time totally online CELTA course.

It is intended for those with work, family or other responsibilities but who are able to fit study around those commitments.

The content is delivered in two different ways:

Input on methods of teaching and language analysis

This module is delivered online via the Cambridge Moodle and is essentially self-study, though there will be support from tutors. The hours are not fixed but you will need to complete up to ten hours per week and should plan to visit the platform regularly (e.g. five times a week).

Teaching practice

This will involve teaching groups of volunteer students of English via Zoom, a free online platform which the centre will set up for you. The first three weeks of the course will include training in using Zoom Pro.

Hours for teaching practice are fixed: Mondays and Wednesdays 6.15 pm – 9.30 pm. You will deliver one 45 min lesson per week over 8 weeks. Your first lesson will be in week 4.

There is also a plenary Q+A session on Fridays 6 pm – 7 pmto tie up loose ends.

In addition to input and teaching practice, there will be lesson planning and four assignments to complete. The course requires a substantial commitment of time and you are strongly advised not to undertake any other courses, activities or travel during the thirteen weeks of the CELTA. Expect to spend up to 3 hours preparing each of your 45min lessons.

In addition to the usual CELTA entry requirements you will need

  • a reliable internet connection
  • a desktop computer or laptop (a phone will not be sufficient)
  • a webcam (probably already installed in your laptop)
  • separate headphones/microphone (to avoid playback)
  • a quiet, comfortable place where you can work uninterrupted, especially during fixed course hours.
  • the computer skills necessary to handle Zoom, Moodle and Google Docs

This part-time online CELTA course has several advantages: no travelling time is needed, there is significant flexibility when you study and it is open to candidates in a wide range of locations. The course is delivered from London. Please consider the time zone difference when applying.

Important: Applications will normally close one week before the start date to allow for setting up the Moodle system.

The qualification has exactly the same standing as face to face and blended CELTA courses. The final certificate is entirely the same.