CELTA in Bergamo
NEXT COURSE: full-time courses in September 2021 (see details below)
Anderson House are proud to add CELTA to the Cambridge certifications it has been delivering in the area since 2008. The CELTA – Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – is an introductory course for candidates with little or no previous experience in teaching or for candidates with some experience but little or no formal training.
This practical, hands-on teacher training course gives you a thorough grounding in teaching, classroom management skills, communicative methodology and the techniques necessary to teach English effectively and gain confidence in the classroom.
The CELTA course is validated by Cambridge Assessment English – part of the University of Cambridge – which issues and awards the certificates.
It is recognized by employers and language schools worldwide and its certificate is the most prestigious and sought-after in the field of TEFL.
We have refurbished a new part of the school and added two large classrooms with state-of-the-art interactive boards. See snapshots at the bottom of this page!
The course is intensive and you will learn how to teach English to adults. All through the course, you will be guided and supported by our tutors. The course is practical in its approach and includes:
- Language analysis and awareness of form, meaning, pronunciation
- Developing teaching skills in the classroom
- Techniques for presenting and practising new language
- Techniques for the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing
- Using teaching aids
There are two components, Component One: Planning and teaching and Component Two: Classroom-related written assignments (of which there are four in total).
Component One: Planning and teaching
In this component, candidates are required to practice-teach for a total of six assessed hours, working with adult learners at a minimum of two levels. By the end of the six hours of assessed teaching practice, candidates should have demonstrated successful achievement of all the teaching practice assessment criteria.
Component Two: Classroom-related written assignments
The written assignments focus on:
- adult learners and learning contexts
- an aspect of the language system of English
- an aspect of language skills
- reflection on classroom teaching and the identification of action points
Each of these assignments is between 750 and 1,000 words.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Below are what is required to be able to qualify for the course:
- Being 18 years of age
- English CEFR level good C1 or C2 / IELTS 7.5 / Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) – pass B (Cambridge English Scale minimum score of 193)
- Having a good standard of education (a high school leaving certificate)
The applications are screened by our tutors: you will be asked to complete a written task which focuses on language awareness and other issues relating to teaching English. If the task shows that you have the appropriate level of English and the potential to develop your skills to pass the course, you will be shortlisted and invited for an interview. Successful candidates will be notified shortly afterwards.
Given its intensive nature, it is highly recommended that you do not take on other commitments while on the course – especially the full-time course.
The full-time course is very intensive and lasts 4 weeks for 5 days a week from 10:00am to 5:30pm. In the morning, your tutors will deliver workshops on various aspects of the English language and teaching techniques, followed by teaching practice in the afternoon. You will be teaching real students and you will receive feedback on your lessons from your tutors and your colleagues on the course.
Full-time course dates
- Face-to-face: September 6th 2021 – October 1st 2021
The part-time course is less intensive but equally demanding. It usually lasts between 20 and 22 weeks with at least 120 contact hours of required attendance. Lessons usually run every Monday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.
Part-time course dates
- Face-to-face: October 2021 – April 2021
The price for both part-time and full-time courses is the same: € 1.850,00. This includes all materials and Cambridge fees.
We offer candidates support in suggesting language schools worldwide who are recruiting CELTA qualified teachers.
What our trainees say
Read here or watch below what our past trainees have said about the CELTA at Anderson House.
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