If you’re thinking about getting your CELTA qualification in the future, doing our 34-hour extensive CELTA preparation course could be the ideal starting place.  This course is a good opportunity to strengthen your CELTA application, and to give you a kick start on the CELTA course’s content.

Who is the course for:

  • Candidates who are planning on doing the CELTA course and would like a kick start on the CELTA’s content.
  • Candidates who would like to strengthen their CELTA applications for a better change at being accepted on the course.
  • Candidates who are interested in developing their English teaching skills and are looking for a place to start.

Why should you choose this course?

With the British Council’s CELTA preparation course, you will experience what the CELTA is like and will be more ready for it.

On the course you will: 

Be taught in small class sizes (a maximum of 10 candidates per group).

  • Gain a basic understanding of some of the teaching techniques and concepts introduced on the CELTA. This will help you cope with the information load presented during the CELTA.
  • Get the opportunity to practice and learn to teach by teaching
  • Observe expert teachers, reflect on and discuss their lessons with an experienced tutor.
  • Do CELTA like assignments and get feedback on them.
  • Get familiarised with a variety of teaching resources.
  • Do a mock CELTA interview and get individual feedback from one of our experts.

Course overview:

Duration 5 weeks / Face to face 3 days per week
Days Saturday plus 2 other days mid-week “to be confirmed”. 
Time The mid-week sessions will be in the evening
Start date End of January 2021
Fees 4000 EGP

We have two installment plans for our customers who have NBE cards and candidates can choose one:

  • 6-month installment plan (no interest)
  • 12-month installments plan (with interest)

Candidates will have to use the NBE card to pay for the course if they would like to choose one of the installment options.

Am I eligible to apply?

You must:

  1. be at least 20 years old when the course begins
  2. have a competence in written and spoken English – the University of Cambridge defines this as a good C1 level on the Common European Framework.   
  3. have a standard of education that allows entry to higher education in your country.

Course content:

Our 34-hour extensive course consists of 4 modules. The modules include a mixture of input sessions, micro teaching, peer observations, CELTA like feedback and reflection sessions, and a final mock interview and individual feedback with the tutors.

  1. Module 1 (5 hours): Introduction to ESL teaching and methodology.
  2. Module 2 (11 hours): Language analysis and teaching.
  3. Module 3 (11 hours): Language practice.
  4. Module 4 (7 hours): Teaching receptive skills.

How to register?

You’ll need to submit an application form and complete the pre-interview task in order to complete the application process. 

Please download and complete the application below and send it to Cairo.Celta@britishcouncil.org.eg to apply for the course.

 Application deadline: 20 January 2021