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CELT-S
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CELT-S overview

Primary school teachers can develop their classroom skills and teaching confidence with CELT-S. It’s a practical English teaching qualification that gives teachers the relevant skills to get the best from 11–18 year-old learners. 
The course helps teachers to create strategies for the key challenges of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), such as developing learners’ listening and speaking abilities in large classes. 
Teachers build on their teaching knowledge and skills, through a combination of online study and observed teaching practice with an approved trainer.

Course is for a minimum of 20 participants.

Aims

  • To develop secondary school teachers’ classroom skills and confidence
  • To build on their teaching knowledge and abilities
  • To help teachers to create strategies for the key challenges of teaching English as a foreign language to 11-18 year-olds

Organisation and structure

8 MONTHS

DAY 1
Course introduction:
 4-hour face-to-face induction

MODULES AND WEEKS

CONTENT

Module 1 (Month 1)
Managing the secondary classroom

Online module 
Theory to practice tasks 
Portfolio tasks 
Face-to-face Trainer-led material (1.5h)

Module 2 (Month 2) 
Language learning and the teenage learner

Online module 
Theory to practice tasks 
Portfolio tasks 
Face-to-face Trainer-led material (1.5h)

Module 3 (Month 3) 
Developing listening, speaking, reading 
and writing skills in the secondary classroom

Online module 
Theory to practice tasks 
Portfolio tasks 
Teaching practice observations (formative) 
Face-to-face Trainer-led material (1.5h)

Module 4 (Month 4) 
Language awareness for teaching

Online module 
Theory to practice tasks 
Portfolio tasks 
Face-to-face Trainer-led material (1.5h)

Module 5 (Month 5) 
Developing language use in the secondary classroom

Online module 
Theory to practice tasks 
Portfolio tasks 
Face-to-face Trainer-led material (1.5h)

Module 6 (Month 6) 
Planning language learning in the secondary context

Online module 
Theory to practice tasks 
Portfolio tasks 
Teaching practice observations (formative) 
Face-to-face Trainer-led material (1.5h)

Module 7 (Month 7) 
Resources for learning in the secondary classroom

Online module 
Theory to practice tasks 
Portfolio tasks 
Face-to-face Trainer-led material (1.5h)

EXAMEN TKT 1 MODULE 1 (Last week in month 7)

Module 8 (Month 8) 
Assessing language learning in the secondary 
context

Online module 
Theory to practice tasks 
Portfolio tasks 
Teaching practice observations (assessed) 
Face-to-face Trainer-led material (1.5h)

Assessment

  • Online progress tests and practical tasks throughout the course
  • Written test (Cambridge TKT Module 1 Exam)*
  • Teaching practice

* Cambridge TKT Module 1 Exam tests teachers' knowledge of:

  • Terms and concepts of English language teaching
  • Factors underpinning the learning of English
  • A range of materials, tasks and activities for English language teaching

Entry requirements

CEFR Level B1 and above.

Award

CELT-S Certificate.
TKT Certificate

The trainer-led material module

This face-to-face module provides candidates with 12 extra hours of coursework input. With the exception of Module 1, these sessions will take place at the end of each module and they will last 1 hour and 30 minutes each.