Why Teacher Training?
Like with every career you want to start, good education and training is the key to success. Additionally, the hourly pay for a teacher with a CELTA is different than for unqualified teachers. Rightly so, because the one-month of training is thorough and intensive but also highly satisfying.
As the CELTA is a worldwide recognised qualification it provides teachers with a chance to find work anywhere in the world. The highly practical and hands-on approach of the CELTA makes it possible to work in almost any country in the world and with a wide variety of cultures.
What is CELTA?
CELTA stands for the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, worldwide the most accepted certificate for English language teachers, administered by the University of Cambridge, one of the most prestigious universities in the world. It is recognised as a Level 5 Qualification by the British Curriculum Authority so it follows an authorised syllabus.
If you have no or little teaching experience, this four week high-quality teaching course will open the door for you to start a rewarding career in teaching and provide you with endless opportunities to travel, experience other cultures, learn different languages and work with colleagues from all over the world.
If you are already teaching, the CELTA will place you in a position to earn a better salary than unqualified teachers.
Literally thousands of language schools on all five continents ask for a CELTA when they are recruiting teachers and looking for English language teachers. Just like international schools, universities, colleges and recruitment agencies.
Some common terms you should know
- TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language
- TESOL = Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- CELTA = worldwide the most accepted TEFL/TESOL teaching certificate
No matter why you want to start teaching, with a CELTA you can hit the ground running. Thousands of people before you have taken this intensive course; some of them stayed in the profession and made it their (second) career, others used it to be able to travel the world.
Both during and after the course you will work with colleagues from all over the world, from all ages, and with a wide variety of backgrounds.
It doesn’t matter if you are a recently graduated student looking for an interesting way to spend a gap year, if you have moved with your family to another country, or if you are early retired but want to start a rewarding second career.
And CELTA is not only for native speakers. If – as the Cambridge CELTA Handbook stipulates – you have “an awareness of English which will enable you to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels”, you are welcome to apply.
CELTA is ideal for travellers who want to live in a European country and want to make a living here. And Frankfurt the ideal city!