- CELTA stands for: Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages . The certificate is accredited under the auspices of Cambridge University in The United Kingdom. It has sound recognition worldwide and opens up a host of professional opportunities to those who possess it.
- As the first centre in France to offer the CELTA, ILC France-IH Paris has been running courses for a number of years, providing trainees with proven techniques for teaching English as a foreign language to students of all nationalities. A major feature of the CELTA course is that it combines theory with hands-on practice. At our centre, the morning seminars cover methodology including the latest approaches to language teaching, and the afternoons are dedicated to teaching practice, in which trainees learn to apply their new skills in the classroom.
- As the course is extremely intensive, candidates usually find that they are unable to practice their French and really enjoy the Parisian way of life during their stay. We advise you to arrange your trip so as to allow a few days before the start and at the end of the course, so that you can see the sights and make the most of your visit to this wonderful city.
- To obtain the certificate you need to have successfully completed the training course (see Assessment)
We hope to see you at ILC France-IH Paris very soon.
You won’t regret it!
Teacher Trainer & Cambridge Assesor ILC France-IH Paris
If you are interested in doing the C.E.L.T.A at ILC France-IH Paris, you need to fulfill the minimum requirements and complete the following steps:
1) Send in the completed application form and pre-interview task by email, post or by fax.
What You Will Need
Pre Interview Task 2012
2) Upon receipt of your application, we contact you to arrange an interview with a teacher trainer. Candidates can be interviewed by telephone if distance prevents you from getting to our centre. If the interview is successful, candidates are offered a place on the course.
3) During the interview we consider your language awareness, your motivation and your aptitude for teaching.
The fee for the interview is 89 € and is deductable from the total fee if you are accepted on the course.
The cost of the C.E.L.T.A is 1 789 € (fee applicable from 1st August 2012 to 31 st July 2013).
If you are offered a place on the C.E.L.T.A course at ILC France you must pay a deposit of 850 € within 7 days of receiving your letter of acceptance in order to secure your place on the course. The balance is to be paid before or on the first day of the course. Please note that the course fee is not refundable unless the course is cancelled.
Payment details and information on cases for funding can be obtained by phone on:
|Course Dates 2013|
|16 January to February|
|04 February to 01 March|
|18 March to 12 April|
|03 June to 28 June|
|01 July to 26 July|
|05 August to 30 August|
|02 September to 27 September|
|30 September to 25 October|
|18 November to 13 December|
You are required to do a total of 6 hours assessed teaching practice teaching a minimum of two different levels. Teaching practice takes place in the afternoon. For each TP group there is a maximum of six trainees per tutor. We organise TP so that you teach most afternoons. The classes you teach have up to 16 adult students from a wide variety of backgrounds. The teaching is shared between the trainees, each teaching a given number of minutes while the others and the tutor observe. Group feedback takes place after the class.
You need to be here at our centre in Paris daily from 9.00 to 17.30. There is set work to do every evening and every weekend throughout the course. The mornings are devoted to input in the form of workshops and seminars. In the afternoons there is Teaching Practice (T.P), feedback and preparation for the next day's teaching.
- The set-work to do outside of the course timetable includes lesson planning, assignment work and also short tasks in preparation for upcoming seminars
- At the end of week one candidates have a short individual tutorial to focus on progress. There is a second, fuller tutorial at the end of week two.
The assessment is continuous and integrated. "Continuous" means that assessment takes place throughout the course. "Integrated" means that each assessed component contributes to the overall grade and that any one assessed component can cover a number of topics and objectives in the syllabus.
There are three components which are assessed:
- Teaching practice
- Written assignments
- Professional development
At the end of the course, candidates are awarded either a PASS A, PASS B or PASS grade. For more information on the grades please refer to the syllabus which can be found on the Cambridge ESOL website
To undertake the CELTA course it will be helpful for you to have access to reference books.
Teacher Trainers at ILC France - IH Paris strongly recommend acquiring at least one book in each colour category as a long term investment.
All teacher trainers at ILC France - IH Paris are highly experienced E.F.L. teachers, holders of the Cambridge Diploma (D.E.L.T.A) and are officially recognised Cambridge E.S.O.L trainers and oral examiners.
- Jane Denier (Cambridge Assessor)
Before working as a language teacher Jane gained valuable experience in a variety of professional fields such as advertising and market research in the UK and in Nigeria. At ILC she has worked with a wide range of students and has taught specialist courses (pharmaceutical, telecommunications and airport companies). Her current interests include cross-cultural differences. She has been a teacher trainer since 1996.
- Isobel Drury
Teacher support & Teacher Trainer. Isobel joined ILC France in 1985, has been a teacher trainer since 1992 and has taught in Saudi Arabia, the U.S.A and French Guyana. She is Director of Studies, designs programmes for corporate clients and ensures in-house teacher development.
- Andrea da Silva
Andrea has worked in the English Language Teaching sector since graduating in 1987. She began her career in Spain and was a freelance consultant in Paris before returning to Belfast in 1998 where she managed the Centre for English Language Teaching at Belfast Metropolitan College until 2011.During her time there she set up the CELTA course, co-wrote the Citizenship materials for ESOL learners, and trained ESOL tutors in the use of the ESOL Core Curriculum. Andrea has been a teacher trainer since 2003 and is also a CELTA assessor and examiner for several Cambridge exams. She joined ILC in August 2012.
Margaret is a very experienced teacher of General and Business English to adults. She has worked in Brussel, Dublin and Paris preparing learners for the Cambridge examinations and for IELTS, teaching a wide range of professional courses and coaching corporate clients at top executive level.