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CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)

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CELTA Mexico City courses are designed by individual centres, based on specifications produced by Cambridge English Language Assessment. They are available at over 286 approved centres in 54 countries, providing almost 900 CELTA courses every year. The CELTA course is offered in International House Mexico in different cities:

CELTA APPLICATION FORM

Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) can be a highly rewarding career, offering you the chance to live and work abroad. You will need an internationally recognised teaching qualification, and CELTA — highly regarded throughout the world — gives you the skills you need and will make it easier to get a teaching job anywhere.

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First Language (required)

Present occupation

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General education

Please supply details of secondary and further education, including dates and subjects.

Secondary

University/Higher

University/College name and postal address:

Languages

Please supply details of languages you speak/read/write, dates and degree of proficiency.

Language 1

Language 2

Language 3

Language 4

*If you are a non-native English Speaker (e.g. Mexican), please SCAN and UPLOAD a copy of an English Language certificate (e.g. CAE, CPE, IELTS) through this form.

You can send it in one of these formats: .doc, .docx, .jpg, .jpeg, .pdf, .ppt and the max file size is 2 mb.

PRE-COURSE TASK

Please make sure you complete all the sections of this application form and pre interview tasks. Not completing these will mean your application won't be processed. If you have any questions, please contact: orlando@ihmexico.com

TRAINING/ WORK EXPERIENCE

Do you have any formal training as a teacher?

Please supply details

Do you have any experience of teaching?

If yes, please give dates, schools & details of levels etc.

What other work experience do you have?

Do you have any other professional training?


If yes, provide details

Is there any other information you think is worth mentioning?

How did you hear about the courses at the Mexico City centre?

Will you need help with accommodation?

IMPORTANT: Please note that acceptance on a course does not mean a place has been reserved for you. To ensure a place the full fee must be paid no later than two weeks before the start of the course. Fees are not transferable or refundable.

Course APPLICATION FORM

1. LEARNING

There is a lot to learn about teaching in a very short period of time.

a) How would you characterise yourself as a learner?

b) What is your preferred learning style?

For example:



1. Watch it done and copy it

2. Read the theory of it and try to apply it

3. Try it out and get feedback on it

4. Work it out for yourself

5. Or…

2. TEACHING

Answer the following in 2 or 3 sentences:



i. How would you get students talking in class?

ii. What are some of the reasons for and against teaching grammar rules?

iii. How important is listening and reading when learning a foreign language?

iv. What is a good way of teaching vocabulary?

v. What are the main reasons for and against correcting students’ mistakes?

3. THE TEACHER

a. In your opinion, which of the following jobs would best prepare a person for language teaching:

Why?

b. In the light of the above, why do you think YOU are suited to language teaching?

4. TEACHER TALK

Re-phrase the following "teacher talk" in language that an elementary learner might understand.

a. If you wouldn't mind opening your books to page 23, please.

b. What might you ask someone if you wanted to find out how to get to the post office?

c. Jot down the answers and then swap with your neighbour.

5. LANGUAGE AWARENESS

1. Which is the "odd one out" in each group, and why?

TIP: All the sentences bellow are correct. Think about what the sentences have in common in grammatical terms and find the odd one out. Make sure you explain the why and support your answers with reference to language awareness/ grammar.

a.

Why?


b.


Why?


c.


Why?

2. Identify any incorrect sentences in this list, EXPLAIN THE ERROR and SUPPLY the corrected version.

TIP: Make sure you use grammar references to explain the error.

a. What did you say was your name?



b. I've been to China last year.



c. He doesn't work as hard as she does.



d. I would of liked to have seen that.



e. I regret to have damaged your book.



f. How long do you know Nathan?


6. TEACHING MEANING

How could you most easily CONVEY THE MEANING (do not give a dictionary definition) of the following to a group of language learners in the classroom? (Assume a mixed nationality class, i.e. no translation possible):

Example:

To juggle:

Answer: I would take some items in the classroom (e.g. three pens and a pencil) and physically “juggle” them. I might also show a picture of a person doing the same and ask learners what they think the person is doing.


a. to switch (something) on



b. secretary



c. congratulations!



d. reliable



e. manage to do (as in "she managed to pass the exam")


7. WORKING IN A GROUP

You will need to work in a group on a CELTA course. What experience have you had of working in groups? And how would you characterise your role in a group?

8. EXTENDED WRITTEN TASK

This extended written task is to give us an example of your handwriting. PLEASE therefore WRITE it BY HAND on a SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER. You can SCAN IT AND SEND IT using the form below.

Outline your reasons for wanting to do the CELTA course, what you hope to gain from it and how it fits in with your plans for the future. (300-400 WORDS)

You can send it in one of these formats: .doc, .docx, .jpg, .jpeg, .pdf, .ppt and the max file size is 2 mb.

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I have read and accepted the Privacy Policy.

Refund policy typically breaks down as follows:
  • If you cancel your course more than 30 days before Course Start Date, you will receive a full refund, minus non-refundable fees paid
  • If you cancel your course between 30 and 15 days before Course Start Date, you will receive a 50% refund of the Course Fees paid, minus non-refundable fees
  • If you cancel your course less than 15 days before Course Start Date, or on or after the Course Start Date, no refunds will be issued (except in the case of dissatisfaction with the quality of the course).

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