IH Guayaquil offers 6 week and 9 week CELTA courses in which all components are delivered online.
We are offering a discounted price of $1395.00 with payment plans available. Review the upcoming Course Dates and Apply now! This price includes registration fees, our pre-course preparation package, certification, and all materials for the course.
The full cost of the CELTA Online course is $1500.00.
The fully online course results in exactly the same CELTA certificate as a traditional course. Please review the below excerpt taken from Cambridge’s official website:
Will the fact that I’ve taken CELTA Online appear on my certificate?
No. CELTA Online leads to exactly the same certificate as the face-to-face CELTA. Assessed outcomes are the same for all trainees, so there is no need for separate certification. Courses are assessed locally. The assessor observes teaching practice and has access to online materials.
CELTA Online courses have been offered by Cambridge for a long time as a way to make the courses more assessable. Please see the below video.
In response to the global pandemic, Cambridge have allowed for a few adjustments to the online option to ensure individuals can earn the CELTA while remaining safe. As of May 2021, the CELTA Online course has been made a permanent option by Cambridge English Assessment.
The current format of the CELTA Online consists of the following components:
Online units are used to deliver input, where teachers get both practical and theoretical teaching knowledge. Online units are delivered via the Cambridge online platform with tutor support. There are a number of units of online, interactive material based on the CELTA syllabus topics. In addition, forum tasks are integrated throughout the course. Teachers work independently or collaboratively on these tasks, with tutor support, evaluation and comment. You can access the online material at any time, giving you the flexibility to plan your CELTA coursework.
Live training sessions are held throughout the course via Zoom, a video conferencing tool, in which the online units are reviewed, and up-to-date online teaching techniques are modelled and practiced to meet the needs of the course participants. These are held on Saturdays.
Teaching Practice and Feedback. Teachers will complete 6 hours of assessed teaching practice via Zoom and teach at least eight times with live feedback and reflection. This is the component of the course that has been adjusted due to the current crisis. Previously, the teaching practice on Online CELTA courses was done in a face-to-face setting. Cambridge has approved for live teaching practice to be done online. You will be required to teach and participate in feedback. This element of the course is done from 18:00 to 21:00 on select weekdays determined by the course you join.
Assisted Lesson Planning. In support of each teacher’s teaching practice, tutors will assist them with lesson planning to provide guidance and maximize their performance. This will be carried out thought private live sessions on Zoom. Teachers are required to submit extremely detailed lesson plans as part of assessment.
Assignments. There are four written assignments. They are very practical in nature and relate directly to what you will learn in the input sessions. Even though these are managed through the Cambridge platform, teachers will be given support by tutors.
Tutorials. Teachers will be given written and verbal reports of their progress at every stage of the course, so they are completely aware of their development and have a clear understanding on what they need to improve on to maximize their performance.
Observations. A primary role of tutors is to model best practice by demonstrating how to successfully implement the methodology being taught on the course. This is done with by mandating that teachers observe live teaching and recorded lessons.
Live teaching practice via Zoom on the 100% online CELTA course.
In order to participate in the course you must:
*Please note we do not require applicants to hold a proficiency certificate as proof of their language level. This is determined through the admissions process.
100% Online CELTA Course
Listen to an online trainee talk about her experience on the Cambridge CELTA Course Online