29th May (Friday start) - 26th June 2009
6th - 31st July 2009
31st August - 25th September 2009
Cambridge University CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) is an internationally recognised qualification for teaching English as a foreign language. It is a basic requirement for employers of quality English language teaching centres around the world.
WHAT COURSE INVOLVES:
The Hyland CELTA course is highly practical and is assessed through observed teaching practice with students and practical written assignments. After our course, successful candidates will have developed an awareness of:
? A range of techniques for presenting, practising and revising vocabulary and grammar, with an emphasis on speaking.
? How the four main skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing can be taught and learned.
? A wide range of creative tools to design useful and motivating lessons, using video, visual aids, drama, music etc.
? How to correct students sensitively and effectively.
? The characteristics of English vocabulary and pronunciation compared to other languages and a range of techniques to draw students´ attention to these.
? How to manage a classroom situation, deal with pair and group work and encourage positive group dynamics.
? How to critique, select and adapt materials from a variety of published and authentic sources.
? The fundamentals of the English language through the eyes of a language learner.
? The psychological processes involved in learning a foreign language and the effects on language acquisition of different types of motivation and learning style.
? One’s own strengths and weaknesses and the importance of ongoing self-reflection in the role of teacher, colleague and employee.
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE:
The timetable of a full time course is from 09:00 to 17:30 from Monday to Friday. Teaching practice (TP) occupies 2 hours 45 minutes everyday from Monday to Thursday and the rest of the day is dedicated to feedback, input sessions and lesson preparation. Fridays consist of input sessions. The part time course takes place on 3 days per week for four hours. For exact times please contact the centre directly.
In addition to these hours, candidates are expected to prepare lessons, complete written assignments and observe experienced teachers at the school. It is not possible to have other work commitments during a full time CELTA course.
Teaching practice is an important part of assessment. Trainees will teach for a total of 6 hours over the course, divided into lessons of 25 – 60 minutes in length. Students are mostly Spanish and trainees will teach students with two distinct levels of language ability. The students are aware that you are a teacher in training. Each lesson receives detailed verbal and written feedback from tutors, outlining what worked well and things that could be improved. The lessons are also discussed orally with fellow trainees and the course tutors.
Input sessions are very practical and related directly to teaching practice. They cover the main issues of language analysis and teaching methodology and techniques. They are highly interactive and the focus is very much “demonstrate” rather than “explain”.
Considerable help and support is offered, both during and after the course, to find suitable employment. Teachers with the Cambridge CELTA from Hyland have found teaching positions in quality language schools in Madrid , around Spain and in other parts of Europe and the world. Hyland sometimes employs trainees who have completed the course to an exceptional standard. We have direct connections with a number of quality language teaching establishments and EFL agencies in Madrid , which will enable you to find a suitable teaching post on completion of the course. There is also the opportunity for continued post-course professional development at our Teacher Training seminars throughout the academic year, which are open to all teachers who train with Hyland.
Hyland can arrange accommodation for the full duration of the course. This is normally a room in a shared apartment with easy access to Hyland and to the amenities of the city centre. Prices for a month range from 350 to 450 Euros and include all gas, electricity and water. Hostals are available for 35-35 euros per night. There is an administration fee of € 30.
The teacher training department at Hyland is well established with a reputation for excellence, having achieved a 100% pass rate on CELTA courses. Our tutors are fully qualified and accredited and have a wide range of experience in teacher training.
MINIMUM AGE: 18
MÁXIMUM NUMBER OF CANDIDATES: 12
PRICE: 1.450 € including VAT and Cambridge Exam Board fee.