The Lowdown on CELTA

by goldendragon613

This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 27th October 2014 and has been read 5740 times.

There are a lot of English teaching qualifications out there and it can be almost impossible to decide which is best for you. Hopefully, this breakdown of the CELTA course will help you to get started!

What is CELTA?

CELTA is an English-language teaching qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience. The CELTA qualification is recognised worldwide, so it opens the door to teaching opportunities all over the world!

The only requirements are that you're aged 18 or over and have a level of English equivalent to that required for entry into higher education.

CELTA was previously known as CTEFLA and the RSA certificate - so all of those terms mean the same thing!

Why take CELTA?

You'll gain the skills and knowledge to pursue a teaching career abroad AND be able to prove it with a recognised certificate The course combines the theory of effective teaching with a range of practical skills and hands-on teaching experience The course is very flexible; you can do it full time (4-5 week), part time (stretching from a few months to over a year) or online.  All CELTA courses come with a 1-year membership of Cambridge English Teacher, helping you to further your professional development with short courses, webinars, articles, videos, a global network of thousands of teachers and a Jobs Board!

Where can I take the CELTA?

The CELTA courses can be taken at over 300 centres in more than 60 countries - so there's a lot of choice! Click here to find the nearest centre to you.

How much is the CELTA course?

The cost of the CELTA varies depending on where you take it and some CELTA courses are much more expensive than others, so it's worth shopping around.

However, a typical CELTA course fee breaks down like this:

£1,236 = Course Fee (£940) + VAT (£188) + Cambridge Fee (£108)

The CELTA isn't cheap, but will pay itself back once you start teaching. 

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