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Cambridge CELTA Face to Face Course

CELTA LocationsCourse Dates
Start DateEnd Date
Phnom Penh
Siem Reap
31st May25th June
5th  July30th July
16th August10th September
11th October10th November
22nd November17th December

Course Fee: USD 1,700

The course will allow you to:

  • Take part in 120 hours of input, observations, and observed teaching practice over 4 weeks;
  • Attend input sessions that cover topics essential for effective teaching;
  • Study with your trainers and peers throughout the day so you will always be able to ask questions, seek clarification and get lots of practical ideas and advice from your trainers;
  • Teach eight 45-minute observed lessons to group classes of real students, using a variety of teaching techniques and lesson frameworks;
  • Receive constructive feedback on the observed lessons;
  • Have access to a range of reference materials for you to refer to over the duration of the course;

 A typical daily schedule of a CELTA trainee (5 days per week)

  • 8:00 - 11:15: Input Sessions

Two sessions covering the topics of the syllabus will be delivered by CELTA tutors during most mornings of the course. These sessions will include practical advice that you can apply in your afternoon teaching practice sessions and in your future career as a teacher. There will be a 15-minute break between the two sessions.

  • 11:30 - 12:00: Supervised lesson planning

Most lesson planning will be done outside of the hours of the course, but tutors will provide assistance with lesson planning the day before you deliver your lessons and briefly discuss the lesson plans with you again on the day of the lesson. Early in the course, this assistance will include the materials to be taught and a suggestion about the teaching approach to be followed. As the course progresses, you will be gradually given more autonomy for planning lessons.

  • 12:00 - 13:15: Lunch break
  • 13:15 - 15:45: Teaching practice*

There are six hours of assessed teaching practice spread across the four weeks of the course. Typically, that would be comprised of eight 45-minute lessons. On days that you are not teaching, you will be observing your peers. There will also be additional unobserved teaching practice sessions to allow you get to know your students. You will have the opportunity to teach different types of lessons to students from two different levels so that you can experience a variety of approaches and learner needs.

  • 16:15 - 17:15: Feedback on teaching practice*

You will have the opportunity to reflect on your own lessons, share feedback with your peers and receive constructive feedback from course tutors that you can apply to future teaching practice lessons. After discussing your lesson, the tutor will provide you with a written report that will include additional feedback and advice.

Outside of the regular course hours

This is when the majority of lesson planning and work on the four written assignments will be done. You may also be doing experienced teacher observations outside of the regular course hours a few times during the course. The centre will be open for several hours each day outside of the course hours, so you can choose to work at home or at the centre.

*Note that these times are approximate and may vary depending on the number of trainees on the course.

Source: CELTA Syllabus and Assessment Guidelines (Third Edition). 2010.