If you plan on completing a CELTA course in the U.K., you should seriously consider the Torbay training center as your destination. The center is ideally situated within a short walk of the beach, as well as plenty of other entertainment options, including go-karting, a waterpark, cinemas, and a range of cafes, bars and restaurants. If you want to spread your wings in the local area you can also explore some fascinating towns and villages, such as the buzzing resort of Torquay, the historic fishing port of Brixham, and the peaceful market town of Totnes.
Torbay is truly blessed with stunning scenery in the surrounding area, with miles of beautiful coastline and the rugged splendour of Dartmoor National Park just waiting to be explored. Alternatively, you might prefer the shopping or nightlife of the region’s big cities. Plymouth and Exeter are both easily accessible, as is the historic and unique city of Bath.
No matter where you are travelling from you should have no problems reaching Torbay as the area has good transport links with all major towns and cities across the U.K.
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The Torbay CELTA center offers up-to-date facilities that should ensure you have the best course experience possible. On-site you will find a library, computer access, bookshop, garden, on site café, and a lounge and self-study area. The center also provides wheelchair access throughout and a free Wi-Fi connection.
With over 20 years of experience providing the Cambridge CELTA course, the Torbay center is confident that it is the best place for you to complete your training. Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the most prestigious and widely recognised English language teacher’s certification of its kind.
The Torbay center is a great choice of location for the following reasons:
- Our exceptional pass rate
- Our experienced team of trainers
- Our choice of 4 or 5 week intensive courses
- Our optional language awareness course that precedes every main course
- Our unique option for gaining teaching experience at our school if you are successful at the interview
- Our opportunities for further professional development following a year’s teaching experience via our DELTA course
Torbay is a very popular tourist resort so there are plenty of accommodation options available no matter what your preference. The most popular choice is our own student residence option as it offers great value from only £80 per week. We can also assist you with other arrangements, such as homestays, guest houses, hotels, and self-catering apartments. If you want to take all the hassle out of the arrangements, we are also able to offer convenient packages that combine accommodation, meals, transfers etc. For full details of all your options please contact us once you have reserved your place on the course.
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The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
to be paid in advance
to be paid four weeks before the start of the course
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid directly to the school, either by credit card, PayPal or bank transfer, 30 days before you start your course.
(to be paid on arrival)
What is CELTA
Our most popular teacher training course is the Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) which is recognised all over the world. Thousands of people internationally choose CELTA each year to open up a whole world of exciting English language teaching opportunities. It can provide you with the skills, knowledge and hands-on practice to follow a rewarding career in teaching anywhere in the world. At the Torbay training center we will give you the support and guidance you need to help you to achieve this.
Does the CELTA certificate expire
No, it is valid for life.
Why take a CELTA course
As well as helping you to gain the skills and knowledge you will need as a TEFL teacher, there are other benefits; the CELTA certificate is one of the few qualifications that is recognised worldwide. It is accepted by all British Council and English UK recognised language schools in the UK and by most reputable organizations which employ English language teachers throughout the world, as well as by the voluntary sector (e.g. VSO). It is also a qualification accredited at level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). It is also suitable for teachers who need an internationally recognised qualification.
Who can take the CELTA course
CELTA is designed for people with little or no previous teaching experience. It provides you with the basic skills, knowledge and techniques that you need to start teaching English, and aims to improve your confidence in the classroom.
The CELTA course is perfect for people who are looking for a career change, who want to live and work in fascinating places around the world or who just want to teach whilst taking a gap year. CELTA can give you the training you need to adjust to a dynamic new profession.
However if you do have experience, the course will give you new teaching methodologies and techniques. For teachers without a formal qualification, it means the opportunity to further develop your teaching skills and help you secure a better teaching position.
What are the entry requirements
· You must be at least 18 years old
· You should have the minimum level of education required for entry into higher education (e.g. 2 A levels in the UK)
· If English is not your first language, you need to have a minimum language level equivalent to C2 on the Common European Framework (e.g. IELTS 8, CPE C or CAE A)
No previous teaching experience is needed, but you must have the potential to become an effective teacher and to complete assignments and assessments successfully. When we receive your application, we will invite you for an interview, preferably face to face. This will give you an opportunity to meet us and to see the school. It also gives us a good idea whether the fairly rigorous and demanding course is for you. To help us in assessing your potential and your language awareness, we will ask you to do a pre-interview task before you arrive and two short writing tasks on the day of the interview. In certain circumstances, we may be able to offer a Skype interview.
What does the CELTA course cover
The CELTA course covers the principles of effective teaching and provides you with a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners and hands-on teaching practice.
The course will help you to develop:
· knowledge of the English language – grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation
· awareness of the learners – their needs and motivation
· practical ability in developing the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing
· familiarity with materials
· classroom management and lesson planning skills
· techniques and procedures in presentation and practice of new language
How will I be assessed
Assessment is continuous, based on six hours of teaching practice and four written assignments. You need to pass both elements to be awarded the CELTA Certificate. There is no final exam.
What does the timetable look like
· 50 hours of input sessions on all basic aspects of planning and teaching
· 6 hours of teaching practice for each trainee with students of different nationalities and at two different language levels
· Daily detailed feedback and discussion sessions with tutors where you will receive plenty of help with your planning
· 6 hours of observation of qualified and experienced teachers
· Individual tutorials to ensure you are getting the most from the course
How long and how much is the full- time intensive CELTA course
Course length: 4 to 5 weeks (120 hours)
Hours: Monday to Friday approximately 08:45 – 17:00
Optional: Language Awareness Course - £90. This is an eight-hour course (over 4 days) which runs in the week before the 4 week CELTA course and the first week of the 5 week CELTA course.