CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) University Diploma

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
Four Weeks
Location
Waterside
Start Date
June

Overview Updated 20/11/2018

English is a global language used on a daily basis in business, education and the media and there is a huge demand for English teachers around the world.

Our CELTA course will provide you with an initial teacher training qualification for teaching English as a second or foreign language (ESL and EFL) teacher. It is accredited by Cambridge Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge. This internationally recognised qualification will equip you with the practical teaching skills and real classroom teaching experience for your employment in the UK or abroad.

Course

Highlights

  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • UK and international job opportunities
  • Accredited by Cambridge Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge

Additional

Information

Schedule

Full-time: four weeks (Monday to Friday) 3 June to 28 June 2019 or 8 July to 2 August 2019

Part-time: 12 weeks. 5 January 2019 to 30 March 2019. Two evenings per week, Tuesday and Thursday (6pm to 9pm) plus alternate Saturdays (9.30am to 5.30pm)

For more information on the structure of studying our CELTA course full-time, please download the CELTA sample weekly timetable.

Course Details

This course comprises both the subject knowledge and the teaching knowledge and skills required for beginner EFL/ESL teachers.

The CELTA course is very intensive and demanding and we strongly recommend you have no other major commitments when attending the course full-time.

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Careers

Career Opportunities

Graduates should be able to seek employment opportunities as an EFL/ESL teacher both in the UK and abroad, including: language schools, British Council schools, Further Education and Lifelong learning sector, Charities and NGOs, Self-employment and freelance work.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Language Requirements

If English is not your first langauge, you must have a level of competence at least equivalent to the Council of Europe level high C1 / C2 or IELTS 7.0 and above. Proof of English level will be required.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

You must:

  • be at least 18 years of age and ideally will have achieved a Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) level of educational qualification
  • have an awareness of language and a competence in both written and spoken English that will enable you to undertake the course and prepare for teaching learners of English at a range of levels
  • have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become an effective teacher, and to successfully complete the written assignments and the assessed teaching practice.

All applicants will complete a series of pre-interview tasks and attend an interview before being offered a place on the course.

Course Content

The syllabus consists of five specific topic areas:

  1. Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context.
  2. Language analysis and awareness.
  3. Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing.
  4. Planning and resources for different teaching contexts.
  5. Developing teaching skills and professionalism.

The course includes:

  • 120 contact hours including interactive seminars and workshops. These cover teaching methodology, lesson planning, language awareness, pronunciation and classroom management
  • supported lesson planning
  • teaching practice with volunteer students at different levels
  • feedback and reflection on your teaching practice
  • observation of peers and experienced English Language teachers
  • one to one support by trainers throughout the course
  • written feedback on teaching practice lessons and on your written assignments

For more information, email celta@northampton.ac.uk.

Download a sample timetable here.



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • This is an internationally recognised qualification
  • Balanced combination of theory and practical teaching skills
  • Teaching practice with real learners
  • Personal tutor support throughout the course
  • UK and international job opportunities
Reading List
  • Scrivener, J. (2011) Learning Teaching: a guidebook for English Language Teachers. 3rd ed. Oxford: Macmillan
  • Harmer, J. (2007) The Practice of English Language Teaching. 4rd ed. Harlow: Pearson
  • Parrott, M. (2010) Grammar for English Language Teachers. 2nd ed. Cambridge: CUP.
  • Swan, M. (2005) Practical English Usage. 3rd ed. Oxford: OUP.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Course Fees: £1,450
Cambridge Assessment Fee: £150

UON staff, students and alumni do not have to pay the Cambridge Assessment Fee.

This exemption applies to:

  • current UON students who are finishing their degree in June/July
  • postgraduate, PhD and part-time students who are finishing their degree in June/July
  • UON Alumni (who have graduated from UON in the last two years)
  • full-time and part-time UON staff

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Course Fees: £1,400
Cambridge Assessment Fee: £150

UON staff, students and alumni do not have to pay the Cambridge Assessment Fee.

This exemption applies to:

  • current UON students who are finishing their degree in June/July
  • postgraduate, PhD and part-time students who are finishing their degree in June/July
  • UON Alumni (who have graduated from UON in the last two years)
  • full-time and part-time UON staff

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Updated 20/11/2018

  • English is a global language used on a daily basis in business, education and the media and there is a huge demand for English teachers around the world.

    Our CELTA course will provide you with an initial teacher training qualification for teaching English as a second or foreign language (ESL and EFL) teacher. It is accredited by Cambridge Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge. This internationally recognised qualification will equip you with the practical teaching skills and real classroom teaching experience for your employment in the UK or abroad.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Internationally recognised qualification
    • UK and international job opportunities
    • Accredited by Cambridge Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge
  • This course comprises both the subject knowledge and the teaching knowledge and skills required for beginner EFL/ESL teachers.

    The CELTA course is very intensive and demanding and we strongly recommend you have no other major commitments when attending the course full-time.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Schedule

    Full-time: four weeks (Monday to Friday) 3 June to 28 June 2019 or 8 July to 2 August 2019

    Part-time: 12 weeks. 5 January 2019 to 30 March 2019. Two evenings per week, Tuesday and Thursday (6pm to 9pm) plus alternate Saturdays (9.30am to 5.30pm)

    For more information on the structure of studying our CELTA course full-time, please download the CELTA sample weekly timetable.

    • Career Opportunities

      Graduates should be able to seek employment opportunities as an EFL/ESL teacher both in the UK and abroad, including: language schools, British Council schools, Further Education and Lifelong learning sector, Charities and NGOs, Self-employment and freelance work.

  • You must:

    • be at least 18 years of age and ideally will have achieved a Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) level of educational qualification
    • have an awareness of language and a competence in both written and spoken English that will enable you to undertake the course and prepare for teaching learners of English at a range of levels
    • have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become an effective teacher, and to successfully complete the written assignments and the assessed teaching practice.

    All applicants will complete a series of pre-interview tasks and attend an interview before being offered a place on the course.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

      • Scrivener, J. (2011) Learning Teaching: a guidebook for English Language Teachers. 3rd ed. Oxford: Macmillan
      • Harmer, J. (2007) The Practice of English Language Teaching. 4rd ed. Harlow: Pearson
      • Parrott, M. (2010) Grammar for English Language Teachers. 2nd ed. Cambridge: CUP.
      • Swan, M. (2005) Practical English Usage. 3rd ed. Oxford: OUP.

    The syllabus consists of five specific topic areas:

    1. Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context.
    2. Language analysis and awareness.
    3. Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing.
    4. Planning and resources for different teaching contexts.
    5. Developing teaching skills and professionalism.

    The course includes:

    • 120 contact hours including interactive seminars and workshops. These cover teaching methodology, lesson planning, language awareness, pronunciation and classroom management
    • supported lesson planning
    • teaching practice with volunteer students at different levels
    • feedback and reflection on your teaching practice
    • observation of peers and experienced English Language teachers
    • one to one support by trainers throughout the course
    • written feedback on teaching practice lessons and on your written assignments

    For more information, email celta@northampton.ac.uk.

    Download a sample timetable here.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Course Fees: £1,450
    Cambridge Assessment Fee: £150

    UON staff, students and alumni do not have to pay the Cambridge Assessment Fee.

    This exemption applies to:

    • current UON students who are finishing their degree in June/July
    • postgraduate, PhD and part-time students who are finishing their degree in June/July
    • UON Alumni (who have graduated from UON in the last two years)
    • full-time and part-time UON staff

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Course Fees: £1,400
    Cambridge Assessment Fee: £150

    UON staff, students and alumni do not have to pay the Cambridge Assessment Fee.

    This exemption applies to:

    • current UON students who are finishing their degree in June/July
    • postgraduate, PhD and part-time students who are finishing their degree in June/July
    • UON Alumni (who have graduated from UON in the last two years)
    • full-time and part-time UON staff

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

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360° Tour