Get Yourself Orientated and Prepared

  • Find out what English language teaching is all about in this introduction to the key English language teaching concepts that are covered in depth in a course such as the CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL. Things like learner centredness, learner needs and how to make language learning relevant and engaging.

  • Start when you want and go at your own pace. Ask questions - a tutor is there to help.

  • Feel confident about what teaching new language really involves as we introduce you to the main concepts that English language teachers cover when they teach new words, grammar and lexis.

  • Videos, interactives, quizzes, forum and food for thought

The Expert Behind this Course

Course Writer Jamie King

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.

Anna Hasper Course Writer TEYL ELTCampus

Course curriculum

Reviews

320 students enrolled.

Intro to Teaching Methodology

Penny Ebbrell

Love the freshness of the graphics and your personal anecdote Emma about leaving NZ and heading to Spain. In particular, you saying that you yourself were a weak CELTA candidate who went on to embrace all things ELT, is really encouraging to hear ...

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Love the freshness of the graphics and your personal anecdote Emma about leaving NZ and heading to Spain. In particular, you saying that you yourself were a weak CELTA candidate who went on to embrace all things ELT, is really encouraging to hear for those candidates from non-teaching backgrounds. A great lead-in to the material to come! - Penny Ebbrell CELTA Tutor, Wellington, New Zealand.

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I feel more confident about doing the CELTA after this course.

Maialen M

I have always been on the other side of the story. I’ve been learning English since I was about 5 or 6. I am used to a classroom routine, where you have different stages etc. I just never quite realized that this is what was happening. It was n...

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I have always been on the other side of the story. I’ve been learning English since I was about 5 or 6. I am used to a classroom routine, where you have different stages etc. I just never quite realized that this is what was happening. It was natural for me and my colleagues to, for example, be introduced to the topic first, then get to the material and do a little post exercise of some kind after. I have just come to the realisation that there is a procedure to follow and it all makes sense now! I can now understand all the techniques my English teachers were using and it is so interesting. Overall, The TEFL Preparation Course for CELTA has helped me come to an understanding of how a class can or should be managed. Some things might have been common sense, but I hadn’t noticed them till I started the course. For example, something so simple as: not repeating yourself much with words like “okay?”, “yeah?” or treating the students as children. This is a very typical mistake and I have been on the other side of too. I didn’t used to like it whenever they would talk to me in that way and I would think to myself “I’m not a child, it’s just not my first language”! Prepare for the CELTA I feel more confident about doing the CELTA after this course. I was always a bit nervous of the fact that I am not a native speaker. I have noticed throughout the course, that it is not about being native, but being able to teach and handle situations quick and smoothly. Even though I haven’t started my CELTA yet, I feel that I am in a better place to do so. I feel much more confident having learnt new concepts, techniques and having observed many lessons that have given me new ideas. Overall, I would highly recommend the course as a pre CELTA experience.

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Excellent course

Naheeda Shah

Excellent, I highly recommend the course. I’m starting a CELTA course soon and have no teaching experience. This course has helped me understand the basics of teaching a CELTA course. I feel confident and I’m now looking forward to start the CELTA...

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Excellent, I highly recommend the course. I’m starting a CELTA course soon and have no teaching experience. This course has helped me understand the basics of teaching a CELTA course. I feel confident and I’m now looking forward to start the CELTA course.

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TESOL orientation course

Terry Belgium

This TESOL orientation course is really helpful to know what to expect from a language teaching job. It provides you the tools to be ready to prepare your future lessons, how to manage a classroom, how to diversify your lessons, how to get your st...

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This TESOL orientation course is really helpful to know what to expect from a language teaching job. It provides you the tools to be ready to prepare your future lessons, how to manage a classroom, how to diversify your lessons, how to get your students to achieve the aims, … It’s really interesting and it will be useful to all the people who want to become a teacher and don’t know what to expect from the job. I can’t wait to do the CELTA course, I feel more confident to do it after this preparation course. Terry

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I feel more confident about doing the CELTA after this course

Maialen Spain

How the course may have helped you feel orientated and “in tune” with becoming an English teacher. Has it changed your ideas at all about what you thought teaching was about? I have always been on the other side of the story. I’ve been learning E...

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How the course may have helped you feel orientated and “in tune” with becoming an English teacher. Has it changed your ideas at all about what you thought teaching was about? I have always been on the other side of the story. I’ve been learning English since I was about 5 or 6. I am used to a classroom routine, where you have different stages etc. I just never quite realized that this is what was happening. It was natural for me and my colleagues to, for example, be introduced to the topic first, then get to the material and do a little post exercise of some kind after. I have just come to the realisation that there is a procedure to follow and it all makes sense now! I can now understand all the techniques my English teachers were using and it is so interesting. Overall, The TEFL Preparation Course for CELTA has helped me come to an understanding of how a class can or should be managed. Some things might have been common sense, but I hadn’t noticed them till I started the course. For example, something so simple as: not repeating yourself much with words like “okay?”, “yeah?” or treating the students as children. This is a very typical mistake and I have been on the other side of too. I didn’t used to like it whenever they would talk to me in that way and I would think to myself “I’m not a child, it’s just not my first language”! Prepare for the CELTA I feel more confident about doing the CELTA after this course. I was always a bit nervous of the fact that I am not a native speaker. I have noticed throughout the course, that it is not about being native, but being able to teach and handle situations quick and smoothly. Even though I haven’t started my CELTA yet, I feel that I am in a better place to do so. I feel much more confident having learnt new concepts, techniques and having observed many lessons that have given me new ideas. Overall, I would highly recommend the course as a pre CELTA experience. Maialen

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How to prepare for the CELTA interview

Simbiso United

Doing this course helped me prepare for the CELTA interview I signed up to the TEFL Preparation course for CELTA before I had secured a place to study the CELTA course. I had only gone through maybe to about halfway when I got through to the inte...

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Doing this course helped me prepare for the CELTA interview I signed up to the TEFL Preparation course for CELTA before I had secured a place to study the CELTA course. I had only gone through maybe to about halfway when I got through to the interview stage for the CELTA. I have to say what I covered really gave me the confidence in my interview to stand out. I then completed the rest of course before I started the intensive. This pre CELTA course gives you an insight into the CELTA course and what to expect The pre-CELTA TEFL Preparation Course is so concise where it needs to be and it literally covers everything you will learn on the CELTA course (how to prepare your future lessons, how to get your students to achieve the aims, how to diversify your lessons and classroom management to mention a few). The course is also delivered in a high quality manner where you have interactive exercises, quizzes and videos. It’s so well thought through. I highly recommend it to anyone who desires to teach but has no teaching experience. It puts things into perspective and potentially paves the way to achieve well on your selected TEFL course. Simbiso

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CELTA Preparation: you will greatly benefit from a basic orientation and understanding.

Steve Oakes

The ELT Campus TEFL Prep Course for CELTA Preparation 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 t...

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The ELT Campus TEFL Prep Course for CELTA Preparation 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 Head of Teacher Training IH Budapest Steve Oakes

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Spain This pre-CELTA preparation course made me feel confident about taking my CELTA Course

Anastasia Germany

I’m very happy about having taken up this pre-CELTA TEFL Preparation course because now I’m aware of what to expect from my CELTA course. I enjoyed every minute of learning here and it made me feel I was a student again. And actually I really was!...

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I’m very happy about having taken up this pre-CELTA TEFL Preparation course because now I’m aware of what to expect from my CELTA course. I enjoyed every minute of learning here and it made me feel I was a student again. And actually I really was! So now I feel more confident about my future studies and I am sure it will not be such a scary thing for me as it could be without the pre-CELTA! I’d like to thank all teachers who participated in creation of it and of course to Emma Pratt. And I highly recommend the course for all the people who really to make teaching English their profession. Anastasia

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FAQ For this Course

  • 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?

    Not entirely online. The CELTA course requires you to complete observed teaching hours and participate in observing other teachers. This can't be done online. The formats of the CELTA course are face to face or part time for people living in the area near the CELTA centre wit some online component.

  • 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.

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