The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, known as CELTA, is the most widely recognised pre-service qualification in the world for teachers of English to speakers of other languages.
CELTA is accredited and administered by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge. Once you have completed the course and met the assessment criteria for all written and practical assignments, you will receive a CELTA qualification. (Please note that to teach in Australia, you also need to have a degree.)
CELTA is for people with little or no previous teaching experience. It opens the door to exciting opportunities to teach English all over the world. When you enrol in CELTA with RMIT English Worldwide, we work with you to develop your:
skills and confidence in language teaching and classroom management
awareness of the English language
familiarity with methods and materials for developing English language proficiency in adult learners.
The CELTA course comprises:
nine teaching practice lessons (total 6 hours)
two one on one meetings with the tutor to check your progress
four written assignments.
There are a maximum of 18 candidates per class. The class is divided into three groups of six candidates for teaching practice. Candidates give their teaching practice lessons to international students at two different levels of English language proficiency.
RMIT English Worldwide offers both full time and part time CELTA courses.
Full time CELTA course
The full time course is extremely intensive. Classes are held from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for 5 weeks.
Wednesdays are non contact days. Candidates are expected to use Wednesdays for private study and to attend two 2 hour sessions observing experienced teachers running a class. Wednesdays also replace public holidays.
Part time CELTA course
Part time courses are held from 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays for 15 weeks. Tuesdays replace public holidays. Workshops and input sessions are held on Monday nights and teaching practice and feedback on Wednesdays.