CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

One of the most widely obtained qualifications awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment

 

If you’re looking to start a career as an English teacher, and wish to gain a formal internationally recognised TEFL qualification, getting your CELTA could be the ideal starting place.

Click here to get an overview of Cambridge CELTA Syllabus and Assessment Guidelines

Fifth Edition

A CELTA Course

  • is great for recent graduates, people who are changing career, or teachers who want to gain a formal qualification
  • gives you the essential skills and knowledge you need to teach English to adults and older teenagers
  • provides you with hands-on teaching experience and more classroom confidence
  • offers you an internationally recognized qualification
  • is also the first step towards being qualified to teach ESOL to adults in the UK.
PHAROS UNIVERSITY is currently the ONLY authorised centre in Alexandria to deliver the CELTA .
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/find-a-centre/find-a-teaching-centre/

About the course:

CELTA is an introductory course for those who have little or no previous English language teaching experience. It may also be suitable for teachers with some experience but little previous training.

With a CELTA certificate, you show employers that you:

  • have gained essential knowledge of the principles of effective English teaching
  • have developed a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners
  • have demonstrated your ability to apply your learning in a real teaching context
  • are ready to begin working in a variety of ESL teaching contexts around the world.

Who is eligible for the course?

You must:

  • be at least 20 years old
  • have an awareness of language and a competence in both written and spoken in English
  • have the ability to develop the necessary skills to become an effective teacher and to successfully complete the written assignments and the assessment practice teaching.

What are the course aims?

The course will enable you to:

  • acquire essential subject knowledge and familiarity with the principles of effective teaching
  • acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners
  • demonstrate your ability to apply your learning in a real teaching context.

Candidates who complete the course successfully can begin working in a variety of ESOL teaching contexts around the world.

How does the CELTA course look like?

You will have a minimum of 120 contact hours including:

  • input
  • supervised lesson planning
  • teaching practice (six assessed hours)
  • feedback on teaching
  • peer observation
  • observation of experienced teachers (minimum six hours)
  • consultation time.

Candidates will need to dedicate a minimum of 80 hours for the required reading, research, pre- and post-session tasks, assignments and lesson preparation.

What does the syllabus consist of?

The syllabus consists of five specific topic areas:

Topic

Learners and teachers, and the
teaching and learning context

What is the topic

This topic includes:

  •   Cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds
  •   Motivations for learning English as an adult
  •   Learning and teaching preferences
  •   Context for learning and teaching English
  •   Varieties of English
  •   Multilingualism and the role of first languages
Language analysis and awareness

This topic includes:

  •   Basic concepts and terminology used in ELT for describing form and meaning in language and language use
  •   Grammar – grammatical frameworks: rules and conventions relating to words, sentences, paragraphs and texts
  •   Lexis: word formation, meaning and use in context
  •   Phonology: the formation and description of English phonemes; features of connected speech
  •   The practical significance of similarities and differences between languages
  •   Reference materials for language awareness
  •   Key strategies and approaches for developing learners’ language knowledge
Language skills: reading,
listening, speaking and writing

This topic includes:

  •   Basic concepts and terminology used for describing reading skills
  •   Purposes of reading
  •   Decoding meaning
  •   Potential barriers to reading

Listening

  •   Basic concepts and terminology used for describing listening skills
  •   Purposes of listening
  •   Features of listening texts
  •   Potential barriers to listening

Speaking

  •   Basic concepts and terminology used for describing speaking skills
  •   Features of spoken English
  •   Language functions
  •   Paralinguistic features
  •   Phonemic systems

Writing

  •   Basic concepts and terminology used for describing writing skills
  •   Subskills and features of written texts
  •   Stages of teaching writing
  •   Adult literacy
  •   English spelling and punctuation
  •   Key strategies and approaches for developing learners’ receptive and productive skills
Planning and resources
for different teaching contexts

This topic includes:

  •   Principles of planning for effective teaching of adult learners of English
  •   Lesson planning for effective teaching of adult learners of English
  •   Evaluation of lesson planning
  •   The selection, adaptation and evaluation of materials and resources in planning (including computer and other technology based resources)
  •   Knowledge of commercially produced resources and non-published materials and classroom resources for teaching English to adults
Developing teaching skills
and professionalism

This topic includes:

  •   The effective organisation of the classroom
  •   Classroom presence and control
  •   Teacher and learner language
  •   The use of teaching materials and resources
  •   Practical skills for teaching at a range of levels
  •   The monitoring and evaluation of learning
  •   Evaluation of the teaching/learning process
  •   Professional development: responsibilities
  •   Professional development: support systems

How will trainees be assessed?

There are two components:

Component One: Planning and teaching

Component Two: Classroom-related written assignments (of which there are four in total)

CELTA is internally assessed and externally moderated by a Cambridge English approved assessor, who samples portfolios and teaching practice and who discusses and agrees the grades for all candidates.

1. Teaching practice
2. Written assignments

This topic includes:

You will teach for a total of 6 hours, working with adult classes at a minimum of two levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance.

You will complete four written assignments (each 750–1,000 words). These focus on:

  • analysing and responding to adult learners’ needs
  • analysing language for teaching purposes
  • teaching language skills
  • reflecting on classroom teaching.

What is the assessment framework?

CELTA is awarded to candidates who have completed the course and who have met the assessment criteria for all written and practical assignments. 
The overall assessment aims for each topic are that candidates should be able to:

  • assess learner needs, and plan and teach lessons which take account of learners’ backgrounds, learning preferences and current needs
  • demonstrate language knowledge and awareness and appropriate teaching strategies
  • demonstrate knowledge about language skills and how they may be acquired
  • plan and prepare lessons designed to develop their learners’ overall language competence
  • demonstrate an appropriate range of teaching skills at this level and show professional awareness and responsibility.

Component One: Planning and Teaching Practice (TP)

You will need to teach a total of six hours, working with classes at two ability levels. Assessment is continuous and based on your overall performance at the end of the six hours. You will observe experienced teachers teaching classes of language learners for a total of six hours, three of which may be on video.

Component Two: Classroom-related written assignments
You will be asked to complete four written assignments, and you will be asked to maintain and submit a portfolio of all coursework including all written assignments and materials related to teaching practice.

The certificate is awarded to candidates who meet the course requirements and whose performance meets or exceeds the criteria in both assessment components

How can candidates apply? and how much is it?

In order to apply for the CELTA course, you will need to answer a Pre-Selection Task. Make sure to send your application form and the task to celta.pharos@pua.edu.eg .

Once your file is complete, you will be asked to deposit a non-refundable amount of (1000 LE) in:

Bank Name: CIB – Commercial International Bank
Payable to: Pharos University in Alexandria
Bank account number: 100023109117

For international transfer:

This amount (1000 LE) is due before scheduling your interview.

Once payment is confirmed, you will be informed of the date of the Skype or face-to-face interview.

 

The remaining non-refundable balance (16000 LE) can be deposited in full or on two installments in the same bank account mentioned above. Total price is 26000 LE. Make your deposit in:

Bank Name: CIB – Commercial International Bank
Payable to: Pharos University in Alexandria
Bank account number: 100023109117

For international transfer:

 

  • Note that payment taking place from outside Egypt usually takes longer time to be processed. Also, if you are transfering your instalments, make sure you pay extra to cover the bank fees for both countries. Check with the PUA CELTA Centre admin team (+2 03 3877 347/342) in case you have a question regarding that.
  • Course fees do not include Cambridge entry fees. This amount is due in sterling one month before starting the course and should be deposited in:

Bank Name: CIB – Commercial International Bank
Payable to: Pharos University in Alexandria
Bank account number: 100025141541

For international transfer:

Note that these prices are subject to change January of every year.

​ Note that:

 

  • Applications are considered on a first come first served basis.
  • There are a limited number of places for this course and registering for the course will be closed once spaces have been filled.

When is the next course?

C2/ 2019
Length: 4 weeks
Number of hours: 120
Course timetable: 08:30– 5 : 30 Sunday to Thursday
Start date: July 7th
End date: August 1st

 

Click here to know more about the 2019 course dates

Click here to know more about the 2018 course dates

Click here to know more about the 2016 – 2017 course dates

How to contact PUA CELTA Centre

Location: First floor of the Social Studies and Humanities Building- Room D133- D135
Email: Celta.pharos@pua.edu.eg
Tel: 002-0338-77342 / 002-0338-77231

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