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CELT-P Teacher training

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CELT-P overview

Primary school teachers can develop their classroom skills and teaching confidence with CELT-P. It’s a practical English teaching qualification that gives teachers the relevant skills to get the best from 6–12 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 primary 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 6-12 year-olds

Organisation and structure

9 MONTHS

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

MODULES AND WEEKS

CONTENT

Module 1 (Month 1)
Language awareness for teaching

Online module
Theory to practice tasks
Portfolio tasks

Module 2 (Month 2) 
Developing listening and speaking skills 
in the primary classroom

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

Module 3 (Month 3) 
Developing reading and writing skills 
in the primary 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) 
Resources for learning in the primary 
classroom

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

Module 5 (Month 5) 
Managing the primary classroom

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

Module 6 (Month 6) 
Developing language use in the primary classroom

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

Module 7 (Month 7) 
Language learning and the primary learner

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

EXAMEN TKT 1 YOUNG LEARNERS (Last week in month 7)

Module 8 (Month 8) 
Planning language learning in the primary context

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

Module 9 (Month 9) 
Assessing language learning in 
the primary 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 Young Learners Exam)*
  • Teaching practice

* Cambridge TKT Young Learners Exam tests teachers' knowledge of:

  • Learning and development in young learners
  • The strategies and skills required to teach young learners aged 6–12 years
  • Lesson planning, the activities and resources needed to support young learners
  • Lesson delivery and assessment in young learner contexts

Entry requirements

CEFR Level B1 and above.

Award

CELT-P 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.