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CELTA - Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Part time

Start date Jan 2025

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Course overview

Certificate in Teaching English to Adults (CELTA) is an initial teacher training course and an internationally recognised form of entry into the English Language teaching profession. The Cambridge CELTA is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to teach ESOL effectively in a range of contexts.  

The part-time course runs from 23 January 2024 to 13 June 2024 on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.00 PM - 8.30 PM.

The full-time course runs for 4 weeks from 3 June 2024 to 28 June 2024. Applications will open in September 2023. 

For further information please email:

sarah.donno@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

gina.poletti-santos@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

What you will learn

  • You will study theory and methodology and learn to analyse language through tasks and discussions.
  • You will observe experienced ESOL practitioners and undertake six hours of teaching practice with the ESOL groups.

How the course is assessed

  • There will be four written assignments throughout the year.
  • You must complete six hours of assessed teaching practice which will take place at Edinburgh College.

Number of days per week

  • Full-time - five days a week
  • Part-time - two evenings a week

Entry requirements

  • You should be at university entry standard and have at least three Highers or equivalent.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Please note that places on CELTA courses are limited and early application is advised.
  • Selection interviews take place throughout the year while places are available.
  • These group interview sessions will consist of discussion tasks a short mini-lesson and an individual interview.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 7.5 or equivalent.

Career options

  • English teaching opportunities in the UK and abroad.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date
Sighthill Campus Part time 21/01/25

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