Take the CELTA, as an example. The CELTA is an intensive and demanding course and for many. It'll be the first time you'll be introduced to new teaching styles, theories and methodologies.
This could be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be.
The Full Course Bundle Covers:
- Insights into the key teaching methodologies
- A grammar refresher and language awareness course
- Access to teacher development resource library and a tutor to answer your questions
- Learn about the basic notions and methodologies that drive language teaching today, refresh your grammar and awaken your language awareness.
You get: Intro to Methodology + Grammar Refresher + Experienced English teacher and trainer as your tutor.
Courses individually cost 120 GBP. Buy them as a bundle for 95 GBP.
The course will have the same content as the full time, part-time, and online blended options. The main difference is that classes will be live-streamed through a video sharing platform.
Just like the face-to-face CELTA course, there will still be real teaching practice assessed and moderated by a certified CELTA Assessor.
An Introduction to Learner Centredness
Doing the CELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL? Prepare for training with an introduction Learner Centredness, a key teaching approach, and a fundamental concept that is taught on the CELTA course (5 hours). Written by Jamie King.(2) 5.0 average rating
Classroom Management for Adult Classes
How do we manage an adult classroom? Is it about leading from the front? The back? Guiding at the side? All or neither? A course for anyone wanting to prepare before doing an English language teacher training course (2+ hours). Written by Jamie King.(1) 5.0 average rating
Prepare for Your TEFL/TESOL Course: Grammar Refresher and Language Awareness
Preparing for English teacher training and need to brush up on the basics? This grammar module covers the basics, no more, no less. Do it in tandem with the Language Analysis and Language Practice Module - perfect for pre-CELTA prep. (5 + hours).(71) 4.4 average rating
Prepare for Your TEFL/TESOL Course: Language Analysis and Language Practice
Prepare for your English teacher training course application and the course itself. Increase you language awareness and how to talk about language. Understand how teachers present and enable language practice. (4 hours). By Jamie King & Emma Pratt.
Prepare for Your TEFL/TESOL Course: Practicing the Different Language Skills
Doing the CELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL? Once you understand what language analysis and practice is, what skills do we teach when we teach English and what does that look like? (4 hours). Written by Jamie King.(1) 5.0 average rating
Lesson Planning for Adult Classes
The final module that puts everything together in a lesson plan. Discover the basics of lesson planning. For anyone wanting to prepare before doing an English language teacher training course (3 hours). Written by Jamie King.
“The ELT Campus TEFL Preparation Course is definitely worth its modest price and the time one needs to invest in completing the course. Anyone planning to do a CELTA will greatly benefit from the basic orientation and understanding that the TEFL Prep Course provides. The videos offer a glimpse into what a 'real' ELT classroom is like, invaluable for those with no experience in particular.””Steve Oakes, Co-Author of Speakout English Language Coursebook Series by Pearson and Teacher Trainer
“As an experienced CELTA and YL-extension teacher trainer I’m so pleased to finally have an opportunity to refer potential candidates to a TESOL/TEFL Preparation Course. Many trainees coming onto CELTA do not realise the intensity of the course which often negatively affects their overall performance. Now ELTCampus offers a solid preparation course that familiarises candidates with many of the concepts we go into and put into practice during the CELTA course. For some less confident candidates this course, which covers key concepts, essential terminology and provides an insight into communicative language teaching in practice, can make the difference between a pass or fail and it can even be the difference between a pass and a strong pass.”Anna Hasper, Teacher Trainer, Course Materials Writer
“The course would be helpful for all applicants of CELTA-like TEFL courses including the Irish CELT because in my experience the greatest obstacle to confident, coherent lesson planning and successful course completion has been the difficulty in acquiring and maintaining a grasp of the central principles of modern language teaching.”Tony Penston, Teacher Trainer and Author of "A Concise Grammar for English Language Teachers" and "Essential Phonetics for English Language Teachers"
“I wish there had been an orientation course available before I did the CELTA course! I was already a qualified teacher. I am a native speaker of English. I thought this should be the easiest topic to teach to date. It was the most difficult! I had no idea about terms like "graded language", "language skills", "TTT", or "choral drilling" etc etc. Three fellow CELTA students pulled out in the first week! If you are thinking of doing any type of TEFL course , even if you already have a teaching qualification, I would strongly recommend taking the "TEFL Preparation Course" with the very dedicated teaching team at ELTCAMPUS to give you an insight into all the new terminology and teaching skills you will have to learn. They can also help you to save time, money and the biggie....Stress!”Marianne Jordan, Pronunciation Consultant and Content Writer for Pronunciation.Club
“The TEFL Preparation Course for CELTA by ELTCampus was shortlisted for the Innovation in Teacher Resources Award, 2016.”ELTons 2016, Industry Award Nomination
Greatly enjoyed this informative short course, highly recommend to anyone who is starting their study of language or wants a refresher. Highlights include: amazing ideas for dog names that I will definitely not steal and gorgeous illustrations. -...Read More
Greatly enjoyed this informative short course, highly recommend to anyone who is starting their study of language or wants a refresher. Highlights include: amazing ideas for dog names that I will definitely not steal and gorgeous illustrations. - AustraliaRead Less
Pre-CELTA Course Made Me More Confident I found the course extremely useful, and I feel more confident about completing the CELTA certification. I have been doing some preparation for understanding English grammar on my own. but completing this p...Read More
Pre-CELTA Course Made Me More Confident I found the course extremely useful, and I feel more confident about completing the CELTA certification. I have been doing some preparation for understanding English grammar on my own. but completing this pre-CELTA course that helped me focus on teaching. It helped me understand the mindset I need towards teaching. It really helped me. Visual, Interactive, Audio and Written Content I really enjoyed the various ways the information was presented to me. It was visual, written, interactive, aural and I could see a classroom. Being able to see a classroom in action was very useful. The quiz to determine primarily what kind of learner I am was very interesting too! I think it’s important for me to think about the way I learn and my past learning experiences to work towards understanding how to teach better. I also found the hand-drawn images during the course really fun and especially the little sound effects and the cheering by the little drawn people! Providing a certificate of completion at the end of the pre-CELTA course was a good idea, because I feel a little more accomplished. I feel ready to tackle the next challenge that is CELTA. AlanaRead Less
Jamie King is a Consultant Teacher Education Specialist, Accredited Teacher Trainer and Assessor, Course and Materials Designer.
He is an accredited University of Cambridge ESOL CELTA and Delta Tutor and Assessor and has extensive international experience teaching and training in 13 countries over the past 15 years (UAE, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Iran, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Ethiopia, South Africa and the Ukraine). He has also worked as a Departmental Director, including: departmental management, product development/course design, product management, quality control, business development and staff development.
He has taught a full range of learners in a variety of teaching contexts, including: Adult Learners, Young Learners, General English, English for Academic Purposes, Exam Classes, mono and multilingual classes and has also worked as a Cambridge ESOL Examiner.
Jamie was a finalist in the ELTons 2014, along with Emma Pratt, for Innovation in Teaching Resources.
- MA Applied Linguistics/TESOL — Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
- BA Modern Languages, Anthropology — Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
- University of Cambridge CELTA
- Cambridge English CELTA/Delta Tutor
- Cambridge English CELTA/Delta Assessor
Emma’s specialism is looking at creative solutions to classroom practice and learning, working with all age groups. She has a background in museum and visual arts education and English language teaching, as well as communications, marketing, video, audio, design and coding. She has also worked in teacher management working with the business side of running language schools and working with agents. She is a visual artist with an active, recognised career spanning 20 + years (emmapratt.com). She is also a parent and company director.
In learning, her area of interest is in artmaking as a physical, intellectual and emotional response to the world. She investigates ways in which it can be used in English language contexts to engage children’s brains, challenge their visual schema and give voice to non-verbal forms of communication. She has contributed to publications and blogs on this subject.
Emma has given workshops at IATEFL and The Image Conference on drawing in the classroom as well as being the 2018 Artist in Residence at IATEFL. She is interested in the role of illustration in storytelling and how to exploit that in the classroom. Emma has been involved in an artists in schools programme and in artist residency projects where she has looked at storytelling. Online, she has given drawing and language workshops for children.
Emma has been designing online learning courses since 2013 and was, with Jamie King, a finalist in the ELTons 2014 for Innovation in Teaching Resources.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts
- CELTA Certificate– Certificate in English Language Teacher to Adults (Seville, Spain)
- Post Graduate: Museum Studies, Massey University, New Zealand
- Master in Programming (CEI, Spain)
- Languages: English; Spanish (upper-intermediate advanced); Māori (beginner)
- While Emma has read and applied knowledge extensively, she has never quite found the time to turn that knowledge into a Delta or Master in TESOL, although she has tried ;)
When can I start?
This course is self directed. Start anytime! A tutor will alongside to answer any questions.
Is there a certificate when I finish?
When you have completed the course, a blockchained certificate and badge for sharing on your portfolio or resume will be become available to you.
What is the language level of this course?
You are welcome to take this course even if you aren't planning to do the CELTA, Trinity Cert TESOL or equivalent. The language level is C1+.
Is there an online CELTA course that I can take?
Under normal circumstances you can't take the CELTA entirely online. The CELTA course requires you to complete observed teaching hours and participate in observing other teachers. The formats of the CELTA course are normally face to face or part time for people living in the area near the CELTA centre wit some online component. However, with the Covid-19 pandemic, the CELTA can now be taken entirely online. Cambridge Assessment have granted permission for the course to be taken 100% online until the end of 2020 when this will be reviewed.
Will this course get me accepted onto a teacher training course such as the CELTA?
This course aims to enrich and improve your training experience and the quality of what you do on the training course through helping you be very well prepared. It is not however, a cheat sheet. This isn't our style. We believe in learning and the journey you are about to take as a teacher. This online preparation course covers the basic concepts, but cannot guarantee a place for you on a course such as the CELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL. These courses have strict requirements. You'll be assessed on your initial pre-interview tasks that you complete when you apply. Then you'll have an interview. The tutors are checking not only your English language level - both spoken and written - but also things like your level of language awareness, aptitude to be a good teacher and readiness to be taught.