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									                                                                              CELTA information

The certificate course CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), which is administered
by Cambridge ESOL, is a highly practical, internationally recognised course and has been running at the
British Council in Abu Dhabi for many years. We now offer the course at British Council, Dubai. It provides
initial training in the teaching of English to adults rather than children.

                                          Course components

The course consists of three main elements (Seminars/workshops, Teaching Practice and Assessments).
There will be a series of seminars and workshops throughout, teaching practice and observation of classes
at the British Council. In addition, there are four written assignments.

Seminars and workshops
Approximately half of the time on the course is spent in Input sessions (workshops and seminars). These
will cover the practical application of techniques and theories.

Areas covered include:-
    Analysis of English grammar from the teachers’ points of view
    Development of language skills
    Phonology
    Correction techniques
    Use of materials
    Classroom management
    Using video/ audio equipment /computers in a lesson
    Lesson planning

Teaching Practice
During the course there will be regular teaching practice where groups of trainees teach classes of
students and gain experience of teaching at different levels. Teaching practice will normally be up to 10
hours on a full-time course. Each trainee teaches a total of six hours over the duration of the course. After
teaching practice, there is a feedback session, which lasts about one hour. In this session, tutor and
trainees will comment on the content and success of the lesson as a whole.

The observation of trained teachers is an important part of the course and takes place outside the main
course timetable. Trainees are required to observe at least six hours of classes during the course at pre-
arranged times.

Assessment is continuous and integrated. Continuous here means that assessment takes place
throughout the course. There is no final written exam. Trainees are assessed on their ability to transfer
what they learn in seminars and workshops to the classroom. They are also assessed on their awareness
of the strengths and weaknesses of their own teaching and the teaching of their peers. Their contribution
to input sessions will be included in the assessment. Integrated means that both assessed components
contribute to the overall grade. Component 1 relates to planning and teaching and component 2 consists
of classroom-related written assignments.

The course requires a considerable amount of time and energy. Trainees will often find themselves
working on assignments or preparing lessons outside their timetabled hours and at the weekends. It can,
however, be a fulfilling experience for both experienced teachers and those new to teaching. It is expected
that candidates will dedicate a minimum of 80 hours (on top of 120 contact hours) for the required reading,
research, pre- and post- session tasks, assignments and lesson preparation.

For further general information about the CELTA course, please go to:

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                                           Entry requirements

Applicants must:
• be at least eighteen years old at the beginning of the course
• have a standard of education which would allow entry to higher education in their country
• have an awareness of language and a proficient competence in English, both written and spoken, that
enables them to undertake the course. This needs to be level C1 or higher in the Common European
Frame of Reference, which is approximately equivalent to IELTS 7.0. For more information, see

                                         Application procedure

Step 1: Fill in an application form and send it to Alison Prince, CELTA Coordinator, PO BOX 1636, Dubai
         or hand deliver it to the British Council, Tariq Bin Ziad Street, Bur Dubai (near Rashid Hospital) or
         email to alisonprince@ae.britishcouncil.org .
Step 2: If your application is satisfactory, you will be contacted to come into the British Council for an
         interview. The interview typically takes 90 minutes and is usually conducted as a group interview.
Step 3: You will be informed immediately after your interview whether you have been accepted onto the
Step 4: You will then be asked to pay a non refundable deposit of 4,000 Dirhams to secure one of the
         twelve places on the course.
Step 5: The remainder of the fees (5,000 dirhams) will be due two weeks before the start of the course.

                                              2011 courses

Full - Time courses

24th April - May 19th 2011                          - Sunday to Thursday 09.00 am – 06.00 pm

2nd October - 27th October 2011                      - Sunday to Thursday 09.00 am – 06.00 pm

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