The Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) is the most widely recognised qualification for those entering the field of teaching English as a foreign language. It is recognised by language schools around the world. This qualification provides the skills needed to begin a career teaching English as a foreign language and makes finding work in a language school easier.
There are five main units of learning:
- Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
- Language analysis and awareness
- Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
- Planning and resources for different contexts
- Developing teaching skills and professionalism
Course fee: $3,400 - Early bird discount of $100 applies if booked at least 8 weeks in advance of start date.
8 January 2020 - 5 February 2020 (Full time)
2 June 2020 - 26 June 2020 (Full time)
14 September 2020 - 9 October 2020 (Full time)
16 November 2020 - 11 December 2020 (Full time)
Why study at the ELA?
Global reputation: Choose to study at the English language school of the University of Auckland, a world top 100 university and the leading university in New Zealand.
Facilities and support: We have a dedicated student services team offering pastoral care and accommodation support. A Study Centre open 6 days a week and study labs with computing facilities equipped with learning technology. We also provide help with arriving in Auckland and finding accommodation. We have weekly exciting social, sporting, and cultural activities
International connections: Meet, make friends and learn English with people from around the world. Each year the ELA welcomes students from over 35 countries into our English language courses.
Teaching excellence: Learn from highly qualified and experienced teachers.The ELA employs experienced teachers with degrees and TESOL qualifications, who are all dedicated to helping you reach your goals. ELA teachers use a communicative language teaching approach, where interaction and communication are the main aims of study. Lessons involve active learning through pair and group work, in which teachers facilitate communication and provide you with every opportunity to practice your language skills.
Direct pathways into New Zealand’s top tertiary institutions: Meet the English language requirements for entry to programmes at the University of Auckland and some other New Zealand tertiary institutions.
English language testing: We are an accredited IELTS and PTE Academic testing centre.