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What is the Cambridge CELTA?
Offered in over 300 centres in over 70 countries, the Cambridge CELTA Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (formerly, the Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is regarded as one of the most valuable, practical English language teacher-training courses available. With some 10,000 teachers taking the course worldwide each year, it's easy to understand why it is often referred to as the "industry standard".
With some 30 years' experience in RSA C-TEFLA, D-TEFLA, Cambridge CELTA - as well as other forms of teacher training and teacher development courses - Language Resources, Kobe, was the first approved Teaching Awards centre in Japan to offer this internationally recognized ELT qualification. While most trainees are from the Himeji, Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Otsu, Shiga and Wakayama areas, we regularly have teachers attend our courses from Nagoya, Okayama and Shikoku - even Tokyo!
You can find out more on the CELTA from the Cambridge CELA web site at: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/teaching-english/teaching-qualifications/celta/
Courses are held twice a year on a ‘part-time’ basis and comprise 20 sessions (days) with each session being held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each Saturday, plus 2, 3 or, occasionally, 4 Sundays. The spring-summer course is held from April to July, and the autumn-winter course from September to December. Currently, we do not offer ‘intensive’ courses in Kobe.
Applications are now being accepted for the next course starting from September 2017. For a full description of the course, application form and other details, please click here: Request for CELTA Application Package; For any other enquiries, you can contact us by email at: CELTA ENQUIRY or by telephone.
Special Tuition Fees in 2017!
In recognition of celebrating 30 years in Teacher Training, tuition fees for courses held in 2017 will be reduced by 30,000 yen to ¥260,000 (inclusive of consumption tax). There is also a Cambridge Candidate's Fee of £135.00 (approx. ¥18,000 at time of writing). A scheme for payment by installments is available at a slightly higher cost. Details are given in our Information to Applicants package. (We also do our best to accommodate teachers who may have special requests regarding payment schedules. Please feel free to ask.)
Our courses are offered primarily with local, working teachers in mind. The part-time format allows you to put into practice right away what you've learned in your own classes. Other significant factors are:
The CELTA course has proved to be extremely useful both to those new to ELT and to those with more experience. Course participants are from a wide variety of teaching environments -- from JETs and ALTs teaching in Junior High and High Schools to those working at private language schools, junior colleges, universities, in-house company training programmes etc. A number have had no previous ELT experience at all. An increasing number of non-native speakers of English, including Japanese teachers working in Junior High and High Schools, are finding this an attractive and rewarding training programme.
Our trainees have come from well over 20 different countries including Australia, Canada, India, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand, The Philippines, Trinidad, the U.K., the U.S.A. and an increasing number from countries in continental Europe such as France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland etc.
Whatever their background, personal and professional goals, trainees tend to have at least two things in common - a desire to offer their students a better teaching-learning environment and, as a result, a desire to improve their own job-satisfaction as teachers. In many cases, too, they recognize that the CELTA can offer them a significant increase in job opportunities worldwide.
Do take a look at our CELTA FAQs page for answers to many of the typical questions applicants ask about the course.
The CELTA is both a challenging and a professionally highly-rewarding experience but trainees should be prepared to devote several hours of study/research outside the training sessions each week. Candidates will have free access to LR's extensive CELTA reference library - arguably one of the best-stocked reference libraries for ELT professionals in Japan.