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CELTA course at H Barcelona

CELTA courses at IH Barcelona

About the CELTA course

The CELTA course is the original "TEFL" course and provides initial training leading to the Cambridge English Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).

It is intended for those without previous experience who wish to enter the profession and for teachers with no previous training in this field.

CELTA enables you to obtain your first English teaching position: the course is highly regarded by employers around the world as providing sound initial training and a strong basis from which to develop as a teacher of English.

Indeed, without it, in many parts of the world (including Barcelona), employers simply won't consider applicants who have not passed CELTA.

Choose the course format that suits you...

The 3 different course formats are assessed and moderated according to the same criteria and lead to exactly the same qualification and certificate.

Places There are currently places available on the courses unless marked "FULL"

1. Full-time

4 weeks

Courses have a minimum of 120 contact hours, with a further 80 hours required for assignments and lesson planning.

2017

  • July 31—August 29
  • August 31—September 28
  • October 2—31
  • November 6—December 1

2018

  • January 15—February 9
  • February 19—March 16
  • April 3—27
  • May 4—June 1
  • June 4–29
  • July 2—27
  • July 30—August 27
  • August 29—September 28
  • October 1—29
  • November 5—30

 

2. Part-time

4 months

The 120-hour twice-a-week part-time course has the same course content but is specially designed for people living and working in Barcelona.

2017

  • November 6—February 26, 2018

2018

  • March 5—June 20
  • November 5–February 20, 2019

3. CELTA online

15 weeks

The online course involves face-to-face sessions for teaching practice observed and assessed by your tutor, with the input sessions being delivered online.

2017

  • September 15—December 22

2018

  • January 12-April 13
  • September 14-December 21

Find out more about the online course

NB The full-time course is very intensive and requires a full-time commitment. You cannot hold even a part-time job while taking the intensive course!

See our course FAQs page for full timetables.

Teaching practice

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course. This is organised in small groups of 5-6 trainees teaching students at two or three different levels. After each teaching practice session an evaluation of the session is led by your course tutor.

You are expected to liase within your group outside course hours in order to plan teaching practice classes, according to guidelines provided by your course tutors.

Assessment and certificates

Trainees are continuously assessed in all the syllabus areas, including written assignments, and with particular emphasis on their teaching ability and potential.

At the end of the course successful candidates receive the Cambridge Certificate and a Progress Report | See our FAQs section for further details

Course content

  • Language analysis and awareness
  • The learner, the teacher and the teaching/learning context
  • Language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Planning and resources for effective teaching
  • Classroom management skills
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism
  • Classroom observation
  • Teaching practice

Your course tutors

Dragan, Sophie and Claire are the tutors on one of the three four-week intensive CELTA courses starting July 31st; Catherine and Phillipa are on the second; and we have Nigel and Amy Blanchard on the afternoon/evening course.

More about all of our CELTA course tutors.

DraganDragan

Dragan has a PGCE in Modern Languages and worked in secondary schools in London, where he taught English and Serbian for 15 years. He worked at IH London and IH Madrid before starting at IH Barcelona in February 2015.

SophieSophie

Sophie has taught in the UK, Switzerland and Barcelona. She did her own CELTA and DELTA courses at IH Barcelona and, as well as being a CELTA course tutor, has a professional development role in our English Department, helping new teachers with their groups of young learners.

ClaireClaire

Claire taught English in Taiwan, Turkey and the UK before coming to Barcelona in 2004. She has been a CELTA course tutor since 2000, in both London and Barcelona. She is also involved in Cambridge exams both as a teacher and an examiner, and in teaching in-company classes.

CatherineCatherine

In addition to many years in Barcelona, Catherine has lived and worked in London, Budapestand Brazil. She has had experience in teaching general English, business, exams, 1-to-1 and young learners and she has been involved with Cambridge exams for many years.

PhilippaPhilippa

Philippa was born in Argentina of Scottish grandparents. She took her own CELTA (and DELTA) at IH Barcelona before becoming a teacher trainer.

NigelNigel

Nigel has worked in Spain, Thailand, Japan, Oman and the UK. Aside from teaching he has been involved in teacher training, designing tailor-made courses for a range of clients such as government ministries and large coorporations and has worked as a DoS.

 

What people say about the course at IH Barcelona

 

Why CELTA...?

  • CELTA is probably the most internationally recognised ELT certificate in the world
  • Moderated by Cambridge English Language Assessment
  • Highly qualified, experienced course tutors
  • Practical approach to methodology
  • Extensive supervised teaching practice
  • Great post-course support, including jobs vacancies

Fees

Course fees (including Cambridge registration fee):

  • €1,690

Note that you do not pay anything until you have submitted your application and been interviewed and accepted.

Accommodation

We also have an accommodation service if you need somewhere to stay in Barcelona.

Application

Applicants for the course must download and complete an application form and a pre interview task and email it to us.

We will then set up an interview, either face-to-face in Barcelona, or via telephone (or Skype) at a pre-arranged time.

Start your application

FAQs

When should you apply? To guarantee yourself a place you should apply for the course at least eight weeks in advance, particularly if you want to take the course in the summer.

Late applications We DO accept late applications, provided there are places still available.

Are there places currently available? To find out if there are places for the dates you want, call Gloria on (00 34) 93 268 33 04, or contact us by e-mail (see foot of page).

There's a lot more in our FAQs section !

Entry requirements

Candidates must:

  • be at least 18 years old at the start of the course
  • have a standard of education which would allow entrance to higher education in their country
  • have an awareness of language, and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables them to follow the course
  • have the potential to develop into effective teachers

You don't need to be a native speaker but note that we don't offer places to candidates whose English is not suitably proficient.

Find out more about CELTA

We have lots more information on the course in our CELTA FAQs section and you will also find out more on the official Cambridge English CELTA site.

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