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All CELTA courses are currently held online due to Covid-19 restrictions

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The CELTA is the world’s most widely recognised and highly regarded initial qualification for teaching English.

It is accredited at Level 5 in the UK by the Office of Qualification and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and is a 30-credit qualification. Three out of four English language teaching jobs require a CELTA qualification, making it the gold standard for securing a job in the world of TEFL. CELTA is a Cambridge Assessment English qualification, which is part of the University of Cambridge.

The pre-service CELTA course is aimed at people with little to no teaching experience. It is also suitable for those with teaching experience but with no formal training. It is considered a solid base for teaching English as a foreign language. Whether you’re a new teacher looking for your first job, or you want to prove to employers that you have the teaching skills with a recognised certificate, CELTA is the qualification you need.

CELTA training for teachers

I’ve really enjoyed this first week, the course really meets my expectations and I think it will only be better! Not only the experience about the language and teaching but also the learning of dealing with this new way of teaching online, that will be used more and more in the future, I guess. It’s like attending a two-course-in-one course!

Online CELTA trainee

CELTA has been an incredibly rewarding experience on so many levels and I was personally astonished by the quality of the training and all the service you provided as an institute. The incredible tutors (you were right, they are great), the material and your assistance have made the experience very worthy. I will take the liberty to sound prosaic but I would say this training is worth every penny 🙂

Valentina, CELTA trainee

Enrolment requirements

The requirements to join the course are: minimum CEFR level of English high C1 or above and a high school diploma or equivalent. Please note that many employers require a degree as well.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old (at the start of the course) and, generally speaking, must have a level of education which will enable them to enter higher education in their own countries.

The course is open to native and non-native speakers although candidates must have a competence and knowledge of English, both written and spoken, that enables them to take the course and teach English.

The courses are held at our school in Milan or online.

The enrolment process and the price (€ 1,940 for courses in school and € 1,550 for online courses) are the same for all our CELTA courses.

Online CELTA promotion spring / summer 2021

How much? 20% off

Which courses? All courses of the months of March, May and June

How many seats? 4 for each course

How to apply for the discount? Code “NEWBEGINNING” next to the course date in the application form (no discount will be applied without the code in the application form)

Course Formats

The IH Milan CELTA course is offered in various formats to cater to as many individual requirements as possible. All courses consist of both tutor-led seminars and teaching practice. In the seminars you will learn about different teaching techniques and aspects of the English language. During teaching practice you will have the opportunity to put theory into practice as you teach real students followed by feedback from your tutors and peers. On all courses you will be expected to spend time outside the course hours on preparation, assignment writing and revision.

Please note that the all IH Milan Online CELTA courses are 100% live. Trainees and tutors are together as a group in real-time for the duration of the course.

  • Intensive: 4 or 5 weeks face-to-face or 6 weeks online
  • Semi-Intensive: 2 days per week for 12 weeks
  • Part-time: 2 evenings and 1 Saturday per week for 12 weeks
  • Extensive: 1 day per week for 21 weeks
  • Next online courses
    • 03/05 – 11/06/2021 (frequency from Monday to Friday) 
    • 21/06 – 30/07/2021(frequency from Monday to Friday) 
    • 20/09 – 05/11/2021 (every day of the week except Wednesday)
  • Online Intensive typical daily timetable 
    • 09:00 – 11:15 > Teaching practice
    • 11:15 – 11:30 > Break
    • 11:30 – 12:15 >  Feedback on teaching practice
    • 12:15 – 13:00 > Assisted lesson planning (ALP)
    • 13:00 – 14:00 > Lunch
    • 14:00 – 15:00 > Input session 1
    • 15:00 – 15:15 > Break
    • 15:15 – 16:30 > Input session 2
  • How to enrol
    • Download and fill in the enrolment form; you will then be contacted for an interview with a Teacher Training Coordinator.
  • Next online courses:
    • 19/03 – 05/06/2021 (Friday and Saturday) Fully booked!!
  • Typical daily timetable
    • 09:00 – 11:15 > Teaching practice
    • 11:15 – 11:30 > Break
    • 11:30 – 12:15 >  Feedback on teaching practice
    • 12:15 – 13:00 > Assisted lesson planning (ALP)
    • 13:00 – 14:00 > Lunch
    • 14:00 – 15:00 > Input session 1
    • 15:00 – 15:15 > Break
    • 15:15 – 16:30 > Input session 2
  • HOW TO ENROL: download and fill in the enrolment form; you will then be contacted for an interview with a Teacher Training Coordinator.
  • Next online courses
    • 14/09 – 18/12/2021
  • Teaching Practice takes place on Tuesday and Thursday from 18.30 to 21.30, followed by feedback
  • Tutor-led seminars take place on Saturdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
  • Online Part-Time typical timetable for a Saturday
    • 09:30-10:45  Input session 1
    • 11:10-12:15    Input session 2
    • 12:15-13:00   Lunch
    • 13:00-16:30  Assisted lesson planning
  • Next online courses:
    • 08/09/21 – 16/02/2022 (frequency every Wednesday)
  • Typical daily timetable:
    • 09:00 – 11:15 > Teaching practice
    • 11:15 – 11:30 > Break
    • 11:30 – 12:15 >  Feedback on teaching practice
    • 12:15 – 13:00 > Assisted lesson planning (ALP)
    • 13:00 – 14:00 > Lunch
    • 14:00 – 15:00 > Input session 1
    • 15:00 – 15:15 > Break
    • 15:15 – 16:30 > Input session 2
  • How to enrol
    • Download and fill in the enrolment form; you will then be contacted for an interview with a Teacher Training Coordinator.

Do you know the history of the CELTA?

CELTA training for teachers

Did you know that in 1962 International House created the course that became the CELTA?

The CELTA as it is known today was born from an initial teacher training course called the IH Certificate. The founders of the IH World Organisation, John and Brita Haycraft, believed that quality language teaching came from quality teacher training and launched the IH Certificate in 1962. This course was the first to utilize the now hallmark methods of tutor and peer observed teaching followed by feedback. It rapidly set the standard for teacher qualifications in TEFL, with thousands of teachers worldwide becoming IH-trainees and teachers. In 1978 the IH Certificate was gifted to RSA, the British exam board, and later became the CELTA when it was acquired by Cambridge ESOL. Now over 4,000 teachers take a CELTA with IH every year.

CELTA training for teachers

Blended CELTA course (TERZA TAB NASCOSTA)

Course format

This course consists of online activities and face to face  sessions at our school in Milan. The face to face sessions might take place one day a week or in a two week slot, when candidates attend sessions every day for a period of 10 days.

Candidates are required to teach a total of 6 hours during the course. This supervised teaching practice requires the candidates’ attendance at the school. It is followed by face-to-face feedback and reflection.

In their own time, candidates can complete the  online component of the course, which is accessible at any time.

Assessment

The online part of the course is assessed and externally moderated according to the same criteria as face-to-face courses and leads to exactly the same qualification.

The blended CELTA course   is identical to all the other CELTA courses: full time, part time or extensive courses (this includes the price). The only differences are the timetable, course format and delivery.

The online component

The online component consists of online and interactive material based on the course syllabus. Forum and ‘live room’ (virtual real-time classroom) tasks are integrated throughout the course. You work independently or collaboratively with the other trainees on these tasks, with tutor support, evaluation and comment (www.cambridgeenglish.org). There will also be online tutorials with the main course tutor.

Note that, to take the online CELTA course,  you do not need advanced computer skills: the ability to use email and the internet and have basic typing skills is all that is required.

For more information about the Cambridge CELTA Course Online, see Cambridge’s FAQs page.

  • Dates
    • soon available the dates of the next courses
  • Frequency
    • TP (teaching practice) will take place over a two week period. In this period the trainees will attend face to face classes every day (from Monday to Friday).
  • A typical morning might look like this:
    • 09:00-09:30    Preparation for the day
    • 09:45-12:30    Teaching practice
    • 12:30-14:00    Feedback and assisted lesson planning
  • HOW TO ENROL: download and fill in the enrolment form; you will then be contacted for an interview with a Teacher Training Coordinator.

 

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