Cambridge Assessment English – ICELT update from IH Mexico
Dear IH Mexico graduates and potential future candidates, As you know, Cambridge Assessment regularly review all our assessments and qualifications to ensure they remain relevant, high quality and viable. In mid-2018, Cambridge reviewed their portfolio of Teaching Qualifications. despite the very strong advocates for ICELT among assessors, tutors and course graduates, and the quality of the programme, Cambridge Assessment have now taken the decision to withdraw ICELT. This will allow Cambridge Assessment and centres around the world, like International House Mexico, to concentrate their resources more effectively on qualifications which meet the needs of a larger number of teachers and prospective teachers. As a result, we at Ih Mexico are hereby formally announcing there will not be any new ICELT courses due to start and run from April 2019. We all would like to thank you and all ICELT graduates the IH Mexico Family have trained and helped develop over the last 20 years, We would like to thank you for your support over the years and congratulate you on your success so far!
New option for In- Service Language Teachers from International House World Organisation and Cambridge Assessment
In an effort to keep qualifications and teacher development up to date and cutting edge, the Ih Mexico group would like to formally announce the launch of the brand-new and now customised, bespoke new course to meet the needs of In-service Language Teachers in Mexico, and the world!
CAM in ELT is the new In-service Certificate in Advanced Methodology in English Language Teaching (CAM). CAM in ELT offers the high level of methodological input which:
- Many teachers seek for reasons of personal self-development
- Many teachers need as preparation for a Diploma level qualification such as the Cambridge DELTA
Because of the high level of input involved, the course is aimed at teachers with at least two year’s full-time experience.
The input can easily be transferred to several sub areas in ELT and different specific areas and fields of specialism, such a Business English, one to One, ESP, Teenagers, Adults, English for Academic Purposes, Examination classes, etc.
Structure, assessment and recognition
The course is delivered in several flexible ways over 8 -9 months, and taught by qualified CELTA, DELTA and MA tutors. Participants are assessed on a portfolio comprising of homework tasks and a final assignment.
CAM in ELT is internationally certified by two of the most important ELT organisations in the world: Cambridge Assessment and International House World Organisation. Being internationally certified by the two most important English Language Teaching organisations in the world is a unique way in which CAM and IH Mexico help you develop your career!
Can I take CAM in ELT if I have ICELT?
Definitely! CAM is the new option for In-service English Language Teachers! As once COTE, ICELT and other in-service courses met the needs of In-service English Language Teachers, CAM now aims to meet the needs of such teachers! CAM, however, introduces more and new content that those programmes did not have the opportunity to explore to further depth. CAM in ELT will help teachers study topics such as Genre Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Language as Texts, Advanced Methodology, Contemporary Language Learning Theories, Educational Technologies and Action Research! If you are an ICELT-qualified teacher, CAM in ELT is a great choice to continue developing your practice and career whatever background you have!
CAM in ELT courses will start in June 2019! Please do not hesitate to contact your regional office for further information. Ask your regional office about the premium options with preparation for BA courses (Licenciatura).