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CELTA –the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages – is the most highly recognised and regarded initial English teaching certification worldwide. CELTA will allow you to travel around the world, teaching English to speakers of other languages.
Interaction between students and teachers in the teaching and learning context.
Language analysis and awareness.
Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing.
Planing and resources for different contexts.
Teaching skills and professional development.
FREE access to our CELTA preparation self-study platform to prepare you for the rigour of the CELTA course.
All Cambridge fees
Teaching Online Programme – 50 hrs of additional training on how to teach online, both synchronously and asynchronously. This is a separate certificate from your CELTA issued by University Programmes
Job Fair & IHWO Careers Access – Join our monthly end of course Job Fair to meet recruiters ready to hire qualified teachers at the end of your CELTA and access to the IH World network of 150+ schools in 50+ countries
Follow up ELT Check up – Complementary ‘ELT check up’ 3 months after your CELTA course to continue developing professionally; get advice on your future ELT career and access to other ELT options
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Mexico City is the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the world and the sun in the Mexican solar systema.
Our historical school biulding is located just minutes from Centro Historico in the peaceful town of Condesa where you can experience the green public spaces and cultural renaissance.
The school has spacious classrooms, all with the air conditioning to ensure that you are comfortable and can concentrate on your classes.
We also have a beatiful terrace where you can have lunch or relax while prepare your lessons. Wilfi is, of course, included.
One of the largest CELTA centres in the world. We train around 4-5% of all CELTA graduates in the world every year.
Monthly Job Fair to gain access to international jobs and active job recruitment, join our Alumni Groups on social media to network with a worldwide group of CELTA teachers and get access the IHWO network of schools.
You will also receive a second and separate Certificate in Teaching English Online for the extra 50 hrs of work you will engage in exclusively focused on developing your new online teaching skills.
We have highly qualified, experienced trainers, including two CELTA assessors on staff, who also moderate other centres and courses around the world..
What’s the CELTA timetable like?
A typicall live online day on the course (4 weeks)
|Timetable (Monday to Friday, Weeks 1-4)||Session|
|10am – 12:30pm||Teaching Practice|
|12:30pm – 1:30pm||Feedback on Teaching Practice|
|3pm – 6pm||Input Sessions (methodology, language awareness)|
|6pm – 7pm||Guided Lesson Planing|
Study & guided lesson planning sessions
We include study sessions on the course specially designed for written assigments, wich means you will have time in between assigments, TPs and input sessions to complete lesson plans, produce materials, or simply take advantage of your peers and tutors to ask them more as needed!
We have highly qualified, experienced trainers, incluiding two CELTA assessors on staff, who also moderate other centres and courses around the world.
Job placement and teaching experience
4-week CELTA programme, incluiding Cambridge registration fee.
Next dates – full time course (4 weeks)
|START DATE||END DATE|
|May 6, 2023||Mar 31, 2023|
|Jul 10, 2023||Aug 4, 2023|
|Sep 4, 2023||Sep 29, 2023|
|Nov 13, 2023||Dec 8, 2023|
Is CELTA a TESL or a TEFL certificate?
It’s both. CELTA covers methodology and techniques used in both TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) and TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). CELTA is often called an ELT (English Language Teaching) certificate because it is applicable to all types of English Language Teaching.
Do you offer “the TESL certificate”?
There is no such thing as “the TESL certificate” just as there is no such thing as “the B.A.”. There are several kinds of TESL/TEFL/TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificates offered by many institutions. CELTA is one of those certificates. CELTA is an ELT (English Language Teaching) certificate, which encompasses TESL and TEFL. It is the most widely recognized and respected international pre-service certificate offered in Mexico and in the world.
Why is CELTA so highly regarded?
CELTA is a standardized course overseen by the Cambridge English Language Assessment, which is part of the Cambridge University in England. This department ensures that all CELTA courses meet their standards regarding curriculum and methods of assessment. Cambridge-appointed assessors visit every CELTA course in the world to ensure standardization. University Programmes Mexico runs 20 CELTA courses per year, in 4 different locations, and is therefore visited 20 times per year by Cambridge assessors. Because CELTA is offered in centres all over the world, employers have become familiar with the course and they are aware of what they get when they hire a certified person. Also, they have confidence that anyone with a CELTA certificate has received effective, practical, and real-world training that enables them to successfully manage a teaching position.
Can I do the course if English is not my first language?
Yes, your English needs to be of a near-native level. This means that you need to have a command of English that allows you to complete all written assignments and teaching practice requirements according to the University of Cambridge standards.
Do I need teaching experience to take the CELTA?
No. Prior teaching experience is not a necessary prerequisite to being accepted onto a CELTA course.