The Language Centre

CELTA

The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) course is an introductory course for candidates who have little or no previous English language teaching experience. It may also be suitable for candidates with some experience but little training. Because it is awarded by Cambridge English, which is part of the world-famous Cambridge University, each participant can rely on its quality and recognition. Over 10,000 people successfully complete a CELTA course each year.

The CELTA course:

  • Teaches the principles of effective teaching
  • Provides a range of practical skills for teaching English to adults
  • Gives hands-on teaching practice
  • Builds the candidate’s confidence.

 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 different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism

 Candidates are assessed throughout the course, with no final examination. An external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English, moderates each course. There are two components of assessment:

1. Teaching practice
Candidates will teach for a total of 6 hours, working with classes at two levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance at the end of the 6 hours.

2. Written assignments
Candidates 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.

Dates
The CELTA is offered throughout the year, in a 4-week intensive format.

Day

Dates

Times

Cost

Monday - Friday

November 13 - December 8, 2017

9:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.

C$2,500.00

2018 - Course Dates

Monday - Friday

January 22 - February 16, 2018  

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

C$2,500.00

Monday - Friday 

April 30 - May 25, 2018 

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

C$2,500.00

 

Monday - Friday

July 3 – July 27, 2018 

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

C$2,500.00

 

Monday - Friday 

November 19 - December 14, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

C$2,500.00 

Contact Us: For more information on the CELTA, please contact our CELTA Administrator by telephone at 902-491-6563 or by email at CELTA@smu.ca

Withdrawal Policy

Refund of the course fee, less C$25 for administration, will be made to students who notify our office prior to the first class. After that time, refunds will be made on an incrementally decreasing basis. (No refunds after 50 percent of the course time has been completed.)

Course Cancellations & Registration Transfers

Seven candidates are required in order to run a CELTA course. Saint Mary`s University reserves the right to cancel a course if the minimum enrolment is not reached two weeks prior to any start date. Before making arrangements to come to Halifax to attend the program, please verify with the Centre Administrator that the course has met the minimum enrolment requirement.

If for any reason you are unable to attend the course, you must inform the Centre Administrator before the course begins.

Before making arrangements to come to Halifax to attend the program, please verify with the CELTA Administrator that the course has met the minimum enrolment requirement.

THE LANGUAGE CENTRE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL COURSES AND REFUND ANY TUITION PAID, IF THERE IS INSUFFICIENT ENROLMENT TO RUN A COURSE.