Teacher Training

Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

Course Dates
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Week 1 - Full-time, Weeks 2 – 12 Part-time Tuesday and Thursday 6pm – 9pm and 3 Saturdays

The CELTA is the most widely recognized international English language teaching qualification in the world. It is administered by the University of Cambridge and is delivered world-wide. It is recognized as a pre-service qualification for teachers of English in New Zealand and overseas. It is aimed at those who have no previous English teaching experience but those with experience may also benefit.

Course Content
Unit 1 Learners and teachers and the learning teaching context
Unit 2 Language analysis and awareness
Unit 3 Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
Unit 4 Planning and resources for different teaching contexts
Unit 5 Developing teaching skills and professionalism

The course is internally assessed on all aspects – teaching practice and written assignments. Candidates should be able to:

  • Assess learner needs and plan and teach lessons which take account of their learners’ backgrounds, learning preference and current needs
  • Demonstrate language knowledge and awareness and appropriate teaching strategies
  • Plan and prepare lessons designed to develop their learners’ overall language competence
  • Demonstrate an appropriate range of teaching skills at this level and show professional awareness and responsibility

Enrolment procedure
To be selected you must

  • Meet the minimum age requirement - 18 years of age
  • Be eligible for tertiary education
  • Have an awareness of language and a level of competence, both written and spoken, to participate fully and complete the course assignments
  • Meet the minimum requirements of the pre-interview task and interview

Acceptance into CELTA is non-discriminatory and based on equal opportunity for all however acceptance is not automatic. All applicants must complete an application form and pre-interview task and complete them by hand. Once these are received they will be assessed for suitability to proceed to interview stage. Applicants are assessed on their suitability to complete the course successfully. The decision to accept candidates lies with the CELTA head trainer and is final.

Send your completed application form by email or post:

On acceptance, a deposit of $200 is required to secure a position on the course with the balance due 15 days before the commencement of the course. Failure to pay fees may mean forfeiting a place. Once fees are paid in full, they are non refundable.

Download application form
Download pre-interview task

Please refer to Fees
Fees are subject to alteration. CELTA courses are not usually eligible for student loans.

Courses will run subject to numbers. In case of postponement or cancellation AUT International House will notify those affected by this situation.

Fee Protection Guarantee
In the event of the non-delivery of any part of a programme of study, or any service that a student has paid for, AUT University undertakes to refund any tuition fees or non-tuition fees received.

Explore the World of English Language Teaching
Cambridge English are offering a free online course to help prepare those who are interested in completing a CELTA course. Explore the benefits and get a glimpse of what it’s like to become an English Language teacher. For more information or to sign up, visit https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/explore-elt

Cambridge Distance Diploma in English language Teaching to Adults (Distance DELTA) Orientation Course (Module 2)

The Distance DELTA is a unique programme for experienced English Language Teaching (ELT) professionals. Developed by International House London and the British Council, the programme prepares experienced teachers for the Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA). It is in three modules and the orientation Course is a mandatory part of Module 2.

Course Dates
The orientation Course is run every year in March/April. (The exact dates are set each year by International House London).

Who is the course for?
The Distance DELTA is for practising teachers in the field of ELT who wish to upgrade their qualifications and are keen to develop their teaching skills. Designed for teachers who would like to continue working while they study, the Distance DELTA provides an alternative to intensive and part-time face-to-face courses.

Course options
The Distance DELTA is an integrated programme which enables you to follow a DELTA course whilst still working in your school or institution. It is available either as an integrated modular programme or as individual modules to allow you to select an option that suits your professional needs and commitments. Each module is separately certificated by Cambridge ESOL.

Course options as follows:

1. An Integrated 9 month Programme of all 3 Delta Modules leading to the full Cambridge ESOL Delta Diploma
2. Individual Modules which can be taken either one at a time (in any order) leading to the full Cambridge ESOL Delta Diploma over 18 months (including breaks) or as stand alone courses:

  • Module 1: 3 months
  • Module 2: 9 months (includes Orientation Course)
  • Module 3: 3 months

The 9 month programme comprises

  • Pre-course web-based Task
  • A 2-week Orientation Course,
  • A Distance component which covers all aspects of the Cambridge DELTA syllabus and assessment.

The Orientation Course
The Orientation Course is a mandatory and essential part of the programme or Module 2. It introduces you to the main themes and approaches to be followed during the Distance Programme and provides a sound grounding in the skills of analysing, planning and reflecting objectively on your own teaching. Unit 1 of the programme, including your first formally-assessed practical assignment leading to the Cambridge DELTA, is completed during the Orientation Course. As a distance learner, it is important that you make contact with others who are following the same programme so that you can share ideas and opinions. The Orientation Course is the first step towards becoming part of the Distance DELTA learning community.

Enrolment procedures
In order to enrol, you must go to: www.thedistancedelta.com download the application form, complete and send to International House London for consideration.

Please refer to Fees


Course Dates
Please contact us at inthouse@aut.ac.nz

4-week or 5-week full-time (24 hours per week)

This teacher-training course is for non-native speakers who want to develop their knowledge of teaching methodology, develop their language skills and gain teaching experience. Equally, it is an opportunity for already trained teachers to further develop these skills.

Course contentTeaching methodology
Language development
Peer teaching
Observation of experienced teachers
Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) and test practice

Candidates will be evaluated on their language use and their teaching skills. Candidates can choose to sit the Cambridge TKT test which comprises 3 80-minute tests.

Language Level
The course is aimed at students who have IELTS 5.5, Upper intermediate or Advanced level English.

As part of their course students will work with The TKT Course (Cambridge).

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