College of English
By doing the CELTA at CCEL Christchurch you can open the door to teaching English in New Zealand and around the world.
The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is a qualification which opens doors around the world. The Cambridge ESOL qualification is seen as the standard in English Language Teaching and the minimum requirement for teaching jobs in private schools and universities throughout the world. The course attracts a wide range of people including recent university graduates, primary and secondary school teachers and people looking for a career change. One of our past graduates, Roshaan Hiddleston reports, ‘‘I would highly recommend the CELTA course to anyone who wants to be an English as a Second Language Teacher. ‘‘I did the CELTA course at CCEL in 2008 and it fully prepared me to feel confident in the classroom, whether it was students with beginner level English or advanced. ‘‘I learnt about course books, how to use them and how to adapt them depending on the level of my students. I even learnt things about the English language that I didn’t know myself! ‘‘The tutors were very experienced, very willing to help and provided useful feedback and advice that I still follow to this day. ‘‘I am now privileged to have these tutors as my colleagues as I currently work at CCEL after travelling and working overseas, in particular the Middle East. ‘‘Having the CELTA qualification meant that I could pick and choose from a number of wellpaid Teaching English jobs around the globe. ‘‘It’s been 5 years since I did my CELTA training and I’m still very passionate about teaching English and hope to travel and teach English in the near future.’’ See CCEL’s advert for 2014 course dates. Participants need to be a minimum of 18 years of age and have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education.