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Ceny w funtach 2006:

KURS

DATY ROZPOCZĘCIA

DŁUGOŚĆ

CENA kursu

Opłata za egzamin

CELTA

na początku miesiąca

4 tyg.

1120

89

DELTA

07/03, 14/08

2 miesiące

1832

219

Courses for Teachers of English

każdy poniedziałek od 20/06-01/08

raz w miesiącu w ciągu roku

2-4 tyg

257/tydz.

Oplata rejestracyjna 65

LCCI FTBE

07/03, 05/12

1 tydz.

310

65

ARELS/LCCI

15/08, 05/12

2 tyg.

570

75

 

Zakwaterowanie: 66 funtów na tydzień w pok. 2-osobowym z 2 posiłkami; lato +10; PJ +14

 

What is the CELTA?

The CELTA is a qualification for people wanting to teach EFL and who have little or no previous experience in this area. The scheme is administered by the >University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate who approve centres to run courses and ensure that every course is validated by an external assessor.

 

 

How do I qualify for the course?

The recommended age for entry on CELTA courses is 20. From January 2001, applicants between the ages of 18 and 20 have been accepted at the centre's discretion.

You must have a standard of education which would allow you to enter higher education in your own country.

Non-native speakers need a command of English that will stand up to the pressures of the course. (We suggest Cambridge Proficiency Level or IELTS 9)

You do not need to have any previous teaching experience or be able to speak another language, although this may help. We also consider people with teaching experience but no formal qualifications.

You must have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables you to follow the course - and this is necessary whether your first language is English or not. This means we expect you to be able to write coherently, using correct punctuation and spelling.

 

 

What do I have to do on the course?

The overall course requirements are specified by Cambridge and then individual centres design their course programme to fulfil these requirements.

Our courses at ITTC are designed to help you gain the certificate and make the course an enjoyable learning experience - although the course is very intensive and you must be prepared for this.

ITTC courses have input sessions on language and teaching methodology in the mornings. These sessions cover the theory behind teaching and practical ideas to use in the classroom. In the afternoon there is teaching practice where you will teach students who come to us voluntarily for lessons. The students know that their teachers are undergoing training. Our students come from all over the world and have different levels of English.

All our courses last 4 weeks and each week day you will be at the centre from 9.00 to 17.00 (approximately).You can have a look at an to give you an idea, although each course is individually designed by the course tutors to meet the needs of the individuals on it.

 

 

How will I be assessed?

The CELTA course does not have an examination at the end of it! You will be assessed continuously and kept aware of how you are doing throughout the course.

There are three components of the assessment:

Professional Development

Assignments

Teaching Practice

You must fulfil the criteria in all the components.

What does this mean in practice?

Professional Development
We don't give you any specific assignments in this area, but we look at how you develop over the course - remember that the CELTA is an entry point into the ELT profession and any prospective employer will want to know how you relate to your colleagues and your students, how conscientious you are, how you present yourself and your work, whether you are punctual, reliable etc.

Written Assignments

The course requirements are for 4 assignments on specific areas of the syllabus totalling a 3000 words. Assignments are set to focus on language, learners, classroom practice and teaching and learning materials. We have designed our assignments to fit in with the input timetable spread out over the four weeks. You will have a total of 5 pieces of written work (we divide one of the assignments into 2 parts). The assignments are in a variety of formats; note-form, report and discursive essay. They are graded on a pass or fail basis, but if your work does not meet the requirements the first time you will have the chance to resubmit it. You must pass 3 out of 4 assignments.

 

 

How do I apply?

First you need to complete the application form and the pre-interview task. After we have received these we will arrange an interview. We prefer you to come to ITTC for your interview, but if this is impractical we may be able to arrange a telephone interview.

At the interview - usually held in groups of three or four - you will have the opportunity to tour the school, meet candidates who are part way through a course (You can ask them for survival tips!) and tutors. You may also be invited to watch some teaching practice. This should give you an idea of the intensive nature of the CELTA. You will also do some work on language awareness so that the tutor conducting the interview will then be able to assess how much preparation you will need to do for your course.

Remember the interview is a two-way process, and will be your chance to find out everything you need to know. Feel free to ask any questions you like.

What is IELT?

Our Introduction to English Language Teaching course, or IELT, has beeen tailor-made to give you the best possible foundation in teaching English as a foreign language. The course lasts for a week and includes basic teaching methodology as well as an opportunity to plan and teach lessons to volunteer students under the supervision of our training team. You will be at the centre from 9.00 until about 4.30 every day. During this time you will also have access to our extensive library and computer suites. Our trainers will be able to advise you about all aspects of teaching English and employment both in the Uk and overseas.

The course is suitable for people who:

This course is designed and run by teacher trainers and is the perfect stepping stone to a full, one month CELTA qualification. At the end, you will be issued with an ITTC Certificate.

Please note that this is a not an internationally recognised qualification and in no way substitutes a full CELTA programme. It will not qualify you to teach in British Council accredited schools. For advice on gaining a recognised qualification, please contact a member of our training team.

About the Course Participants

The Overseas Teachers’ Course offers teachers the possibility of developing their insight into language teaching methodology and at the same time improving their command of English. The courses are intended for non-native speakers of English who have experience of teaching English as a foreign language or who have gained a teaching qualification in their own country and are considering a career in English language teaching. Participants should have a command of English at least equivalent to that required to pass the Cambridge First Certificate in English for course G1 or the Cambridge Proficiency in English for course G2. The courses bring together teachers from many different countries and this opportunity for participants to share ideas and experiences with each other has proved a very popular feature of training at ITTC. We can tailor make courses for primary or secondary school teachers.

 

 

What do I do on the course?

We have courses for overseas teachers of English running throughout the year.All courses will look at both language awareness and language teaching methodology and give participants the opportunity of using the Multi-Media Centre consisting of networked computers, a listening/viewing centre and an extensive library of English language teaching materials.  Each course will be individually designed by the tutors responsible, and the following provides an indication of the range of topics available:

The input sessions will focus on:

Overview of areas of grammar related to participants’ needs
Phonology: pronunciation practice, stress, rhythm and intonation
Current idiomatic use of English
Newspaper and other text study
Developing written skills
Using current language teaching materials
Correction techniques
Incorporating phonology into language teaching
Ways of teaching vocabulary, grammar and functions
Teaching and integrating skills
Drama, songs and games
The background to teaching and learning English at adult level
Using video in class
Role-play and simulation
Teaching large classes
Using poetry and stories
Working with computers

 

Which course should I choose?

Course G1, which runs during July and August or at other times subject to a minimum of six participants, is designed for both primary and secondary school teachers, is very practical in content and consists of 20 x 45 minute sessions per week of language improvement and methodology plus 5 hours per week of self-access study in the Multi-Media Centre.  For each self-contained week the programme will be drawn from selected areas of methodology and language and, by completing a pre-course questionnaire, teachers will also have the opportunity to add areas of methodology and language of their own choice.

Course G2, G2 is a 4-week course available from January to June and again from September to December. It is intended for practising secondary school and adult teachers. Entry to the course is subject to interview and, depending on the outcome of this interview, applicants may be offered the opportunity to follow the 4-week programme including 6 hours teaching practice. Applicants will be advised whether they are eligible to enter for the award of the University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).

 

Course G3 ICELT (Cambridge's In-Service Certificate in English Language Teaching) is ideal if you are already teaching English in a specific context - e.g. teaching adults or young learners in the private sector, teaching within a university environment, teaching primary or secondary school learners. This qualification can help you to deepen your knowledge and develop your ability to reflect on and improve your teaching.
Course programmes are designed to reflect your specific needs and working context. The main aim is to develop your skills in the following areas:

language awareness and language use in the classroom
planning, teaching and evaluation
assessment and evaluation.

With ICELT you will normally be assessed teaching your own classes. Your level of English should be at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages but ICELT is also suitable for first language speakers of English. ICELT is a new qualification, developed to replace the Certificate for Overseas Teachers of English (COTE).

If you are already teaching English and want to improve your skills in your current working context, ICELT can be an important stepping stone in your career.

What is the Further Certificate in Teaching Business English?

The FTBE is a qualification for qualified EFL teachers wanting to teach business English and who have little or no previous experience in this area. It will make an ideal supplementary qualification for newly qualified EFL teachers who wish to make this challenging area their specialism. The scheme is administered by the London Chamber of Commerce and Trade which approves centres which run courses and set and mark the final examination.

Do I qualify for the course?

You must have an initial teaching qualification in ELT such as the CELTA or CertTESOL. You do not need any teaching experience.

You must also have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables you to follow the course -and this is necessary whether your first language is English or not.

What do I do on the course?

The overall course requirements are specified by LCCI and then individual centres design their course programme to fulfil these requirements.

The main areas covered on the course are:
Professional skills (the client approach, needs analysis, course design, lesson planning)
Methodology and materials (classroom approaches and techniques, appropriate materials and their uses)
Basic business awareness (the way businesses are run, the stages of a deal, basic business terminology, the layout and content of routine business correspondence)

Our courses at ITTC are designed to  help you gain the certificate and make the course an enjoyable learning experience - although the course is very intensive and you must be prepared for this.

ITTC courses mix input sessions on language and teaching methodology and time for reading and research in the afternoons. We also offer a mock exam.

Our courses last one week. Each day you will be at the centre from 9.00 to 16.00 (approximately).

You can have a look at an example timetable to give you an idea, although each course is individually designed by the course tutors.

 

How will I be assessed?

The FTBE course has an examination at the end of it.

There are four questions in the examination covering:

Professional skills

Methodology and materials

Basic business awareness

Successful candidates will achieve a pass, credit or distinction, and will be equipped with the basic knowledge they need to commence a career in teaching English for business courses.

 

What is the Certificate in Teaching English for Business?

The Certificate in Teaching English for Business is awarded by ARELS to successful candidates who have followed an approved course. This course validation scheme is designed to provide teachers of English with a qualification in a field of teaching requiring additional specialist knowledge and skills.

The CertTEB is a course for teachers with little or no experience of teaching English for Business. Courses are designed to present and develop the basic practical skills required to teach in this area.

 

Do I qualify for the course?

Applicants for these courses will normally have a first degree, a relevant teaching qualification and at least 1 year's experience teaching English.

In the case of people changing careers from business to language servicing, applicants should be graduates preferably with a relevant qualification and must have 6 months' experience in teaching general English or English for Business.


Note: ARELS takes 1 year's teaching experience to be approximately 600 hours. The award is available to native and non-native speakers of English.

 

What do I do on the course?

Course participants will be acquainted with the varying requirements of one-to-one and group courses for both pre- and job-experienced learners in dealing with the following:

Approaches to teaching English for Business
Techniques and materials for teaching the following business communication skills:
Making presentations
Business writing
Negotiating
Taking part in meetings
Telephoning
Teaching one-to-one
Social English for Business people
Cross-cultural awareness
Selecting, evaluating and creating materials
Public examinations in English for Business
Needs analysis and course planning
Business concepts
Introduction to Information Technology in the context of teaching English for Business

 

How will I be assessed?

The CertTEB will be awarded to candidates who successfully complete the following elements of assessment:

Candidates must attend and participate in all elements of the course

Candidates must submit a business English assignment (approximately 3,000 words) within 6 weeks of the end of the course. Assessment regulations will normally require candidates to score a minimum of 50% on the assignment. ARELS will accept one re-submission for each candidate within a 12 month period. This may be a re-submitted version of the original assignment.

 

What is the DELTA?

The Diploma in English laguage teaching to Adults is the qualification which has now replaced the DTEFLA and its aim is to provide specialised training for experienced English language teachers. From September 2000 all diploma courses have run as DELTA courses.

ITTC was involved in the first round of piloting in the UK in 1998 and by the end of 2003 will have successfully run fourteen full-time and six part-time DELTA courses. The scheme is administered by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate who approve centres to run courses and every course is moderated by an external assessor.

 

How do I qualify for the course?

You must:

be at least 21 years old by the start of the course.

 

have a standard of education which would allow you to enter higher education in your own country and normally have undertaken some formal course of training in ELT to adults at either a pre-service or in-service level.

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have a minimum of two years full time / 1200 hours teaching experience of ELT to adults within the past five years and will normally have a range of teaching experience involving work in different contexts. Experience with students at different levels is essential.

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have a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables you to follow the course and complete all assessed elements successfully.

What do I do on the course?

The overall course requirements are specified by Cambridge and then individual centres design their course programme to fulfil these requirements. Courses are designed to ensure a balance between the demands of practical application and understanding of the theoretical background.

Our courses at ITTC are designed to help you gain the diploma and make the course an enjoyable learning experience - although the course is very intensive and you must be prepared for this. ITTC courses have input sessions on language and teaching methodology in the mornings, and teaching/observation in the afternoons. The input sessions will focus on: language awareness; the background to teaching and learning English at adult level; resources and materials; working in the classroom; evaluation, monitoring and assessment; professional development.

Our full-time courses last just over 8 weeks. Most days you will be at the centre from 9.00 to 17.30 (approximately). Each course is individually designed by the course tutors to respond to the individual needs of candidates on the course.

How will I be assessed?

To meet the course requirements candidates must attend the whole course and complete the various components of the course. There are three components of the assessment:

coursework

an extended assignment

a written examination

You must pass all the components to gain the Diploma.

So, what does this mean in practice?

Coursework
This includes both non-assessed (e.g. observation, professional development etc.), and assessed work. The assessed work consists of seven assignments, five of which include an assessed teaching component. One of the assignments which includes a teaching component is externally assessed, all the other assignments are internally assessed and externally moderated.

Extended Assignment
This is a case study of a learner and is designed and supervised by the centre and externally assessed.

Written Examination
This is a three and a half hour paper which is externally set and marked. The examination is provided twice a year in June and December and candidates would normally be expected to sit the first available examination following their course at ITTC. The examination consists of three questions in three parts.