CELTA qualification

The decision to study for the CELTA in addition to LCTE7900 is your decision and is not compulsory. The advantage of completing both qualifications is that the Cambridge English CELTA is recognised worldwide (with over 12000 candidates qualifying every year) and is therefore a valuable qualification to add to your CV when applying for work in the UK and abroad. There is no additional academic work required but if you take the CELTA you will need to complete a CELTA 5 record booklet in which you need to record administrative details in terms of your progress.

The decision to enter for the CELTA is made at the beginning of Term 2; you will need to achieve a minimum of a mid C grade in your Progress Test and in Assignment 1. Once it has been agreed with the TEFL Course Unit Course Coordinator that you can be entered for the CELTA you will need to pay an entry fee to Cambridge English of £135 by Monday 19 January 2015. Please note that in order for the UCL CLIE to offer students the opportunity to enter for the CELTA a minimum of 10 students must register.

Comparison of assessment between LCTE7900 and CELTA qualifications

LCTE7900 component

CELTA component

Progress Test
Grammar, lexis, phonology, methodology. The language section will be submitted as the Language Assignment for the CELTA.
Assignment 1
1500-2000 word essay on using published or authentic materials (reading skills). Same.
Assignment 2
2000-2500 word case study on an individual learner. Same.
Teaching Practice
Six hours of assessed TP at three levels (pre-intermediate, upper intermediate and pre-advanced). Same.
Oral Examination N/a.
Written Examination N/a.
Classroom observation
One observation of an English class at UCL CLIE for 1.5 hours. Same.
One observation of an English class at a private language school for 1.5 hours. Same.
Three hours of filmed English classes. Same.
Progress tutorial
20 minutes at the beginning of Term 2 with two tutors. Same.
Follow-up tutorial if necessary. Same.

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