Teaching English to
speakers of other languages is a highly rewarding career, offering
you the chance to live and work abroad. You will need an internationally recognised teaching qualification, and CELTA
- highly regarded throughout the world - gives you the skills you need
and will make it easier to get a teaching job.
There are five main units of learning:
Learners and teachers, and the
teaching and learning context
Language analysis and awareness
Language skills: reading,
listening, speaking and writing
Planning and resources for
Developing teaching skills and
the main syllabus topic areas but you can get a better idea by looking
at a sample course timetable which we use for our 4-week courses
The course includes seminars and workshops on the areas of the syllabus
as specified by Cambridge
You can view the entire
syllabus in the Cambridge ESOL handbook below:
* The Cambridge
Syllabus is in pdf format. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from
A part time
12-week option is
offered at least twice during the academic year starting in October and
January with sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 09:00 to
A full time 4-week
option is offered
several times a year in February,May, June, July,
August, September, November. Sessions are every day from 09:00 to
For details of times for our part time
please email us if interested. Sessions
will run p.m. on weekdays and a.m. on Saturdays.
Selection of participants is determined through
pre-course/pre-interview task which must be completed and sent in before
the interview. This task aims to ensure that your language knowledge and
skills are of a high enough level to be able to deal with t
well as to teach adult learners at a range of levels.
a personal interview with the Course
Tutor. In cases where a face-to-face interview is not possible, it is
acceptable to be interviewed over the phone, Skype, Google Talk or other
Click on the image below if you would like more information
about how to prepare for the pre-interview task and questions
asked during the interview.
How to prepare & get accepted on a
Both native and
non-native speakers are accepted on the course and both are expected to
have a level of education, language awareness and competence in English
which will enable them to deal with all aspects of the assessment in a
Am I eligible to apply?
Ideally you should:
have a standard of education
equivalent to that required for entry into higher education
be aged 18 or over
have a standard of English
which will enable you to teach a range of levels including advanced
may still be accepted if you do not have formal qualifications at
this level but can demonstrate that you would be likely to complete the
If you have read the information above and think you qualify, please complete an online application form
which you can download by clicking
How can I apply?
Follow these instructions to apply for the
the document and return via email to [email protected]
Print out a copy and post to the CELTA
Course Tutor, CELT Athens, 77 Academias Str., 106 78 Athens, Greece
CELT will contact you to arrange a date
and time when you can complete the Pre-interview task in 90 minutes and return it
completed within approximately two hours after receiving it.
On the arranged day, you will receive the Pre-Interview
Task via email (attached as a Word.doc)
Complete and return the Pre-Interview
CELT Athens will
contact you to arrange an interview. The interview can be conducted
face-to-face if you are in Athens, or by Skype (or other type
of messenger service) - Telephone interviews are held only as a very
last resort and the cost of the call must be borne by the candidate.
If you are offered a
place on the course, you should pay in your tuition & assessment fees
preparation programme that will be sent to you
Click here to find out some useful books for your
will I be
will be assessed throughout the course on a continuous basis. There is
no final written examination. An
external assessor, appointed by Cambridge ESOL, moderates each course.
There are two components of assessment:
You will teach for a total of six hours, working with classes at two
levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance at
the end of the six hours.
You will complete four written assignments: one focusing on adult
learning; one on the language system of English; one on language skills;
and one on classroom teaching.
awarded the certificate you must pass both components. There are four
grades, Pass A, Pass B, Pass and Fail.
Fees must be paid fully up to one month in advance of the start of the
course in the case of full time courses; to see the payment schedule for part
time courses, please download and read the application form.
CELT Athens is an Authorised
Cambridge Teaching Awards Centre for CELTA and DELTA and has been running
Cambridge Diploma level courses since 1993 (previous
versions of this Diploma were the DTEFLA, for native speaker teachers of adults, & the DOTE, for non-native
speaking teachers). CELT supports trainee teachers in a variety of ways:
Athens accepts a limited number of
course participants, a maximum of 8 on any individual course, so a lot of
personal attention and support is available to each trainee on the course, a
free library membership, free photocopying of all Teaching practice material as
well as Wi-fi access and access to PC's and the internet.
Classes are organised at the centre and they are available throughout
To contact the centre,
please send an e-mail to:
[email protected] or complete the form
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