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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

St. Giles International | Evaluated Learning Experience

Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

Formerly The RSA/Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults [CELTA]
Location: 
St. Giles International, 785 Market Street (Suite 300), San Francisco, CA.
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: Approximately 120 hours (4 weeks full-time); in addition, 35 hours of pre-course reading assignments.

Dates: 

Version 1: January 1997 - August 2013.* Version 2: Parts A and B: September 2013 - December 2017. *

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: utilize language awareness; the learner, the teacher and the teaching/learning context; planning for effective teaching of adult learners of English; classroom management and teaching skills for teaching English to adults; resources and materials for teaching English to adults; professional development for teachers of English to adults. Version 2: Part A: Language awareness; the learner, the teacher and the teaching/learning context; planning for effective teaching of adult learners of English; classroom management and teaching skills for teaching English to adults; resources and materials for teaching English to adults; professional development for teachers of English to adults.Part A includes the submission of a written assignment. Version 2: Part B: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to do the following: prepare, plan, and teach English language teaching (ELT) lessons to adult learners in a variety of contexts; discuss key ELT concepts and methodology; evaluate a range of ELT materials for use in lessons and in lesson planning; apply ELT theory to practice in classroom teaching at different levels; behave professionally in a culturally appropriate manner; conduct an effective ELT job search.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: Parts A and B: This course provides a basic introduction to language and language teaching for the teacher of adult learners. The course employs an intensive format that integrates lectures and workshops with opportunities to practice teaching skills in classrooms of adult learners of English as a foreign language and receive immediate detailed feedback from master teachers. Because the course is housed alongside a functioning English as a Second Language program, participants have access to teachers, materials and students that enhances their potential as English Language teachers. Language awareness; the learner, the teacher and the teaching/learning context; planning for effective teaching of adult learners of English; classroom management and teaching skills for teaching English to adults; resources and materials for teaching English to adults; professional development for teachers of English to adults. Part B does not require a written assignment for credit recommendations.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the graduate degree category, 6 semester hours as an elective or as a teaching practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (5/98) (5/03 revalidation) (6/08 revalidation). *NOTE: Transcripts issued for completion of this course from January 1997 through February 1999 may indicate that the course was completed under English International, Inc. Version 2: Part A: In the graduate degree category, 6 semester hours as an elective or as a teaching practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (5/98) (5/03 revalidation) (6/08 revalidation) (9/13 revalidation).Version 2: Part B:In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours as an elective or as a teaching practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (9/13 revalidation). NOTE: Students have the option of satisfying requirements for Version 1 OR Version 2. Duplicate credit does not apply.

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