100% Online Part-Time CELTA
Study part time every Saturday and Sunday (10 weeks)
The part time CELTA online course is for those wishing to gain the leading qualification in the TEFL industry without the intensity of doing it over 4 weeks.
The course is open to everyone regardless of experience and is normally popular with candidates who have a full-time job or other responsibilities during the week.
How to Apply
To apply for the part time CELTA course, please download the CELTA application here. Once you complete and send the application to us at email@example.com , we will set up an interview with one of our CELTA trainers.
Part-Time CELTA - Schedule and Content
Please see below for the schedule of the 10-week part-time Cambridge CELTA program. The course contact time takes place every Saturday and Sunday (Thailand Time):
- Weeks 1 to 5: 10:00 to 18:00
- Weeks 6 to 10: 10:30 to 18:00
Saturday starts not too early at 10:00 (Thailand time) hopefully giving you plenty of time for a nice breakfast and a cup of tea or coffee before spending the morning refining your afternoon lesson so you can deliver a great one, confidently. You do this before lunch by putting all your knowledge into practice by rehearsing key stages of your up-coming lesson with your peers and receiving feedback and guidance from your trainer and peers on any areas that you may be able to improve. This not only helps you to better apply the variety of teaching techniques but also allows you to get used to the different functions on Zoom which is the platform used to deliver your lessons. This time is also used to revise and consolidate understanding of key principles of TEFL teaching.
After lunch, you have TP (Teaching Practice) when you teach your lesson that you spent the week planning for. Many trainees comment that TP is the favourite part of the course as you are teaching real students – motivated students with real reasons to want to learn English. They understand that you are learning and that you are on a training course so they are all super-supportive and encouraging and really appreciate every effort you make to develop their English skills and to give them practice. For sure, you will end the course with a lot more Facebook friends than when you started! When you are not teaching you are observing your peers and getting ready to give them feedback on their lessons on the following day. Saturday finishes around 18:15 Thai time.
After a lie-in or an early morning jog, Sunday also starts at 10:00 Thai time when we begin recapping the lessons from the previous day and discussing key take-away strengths of the lessons and areas to develop. The feedback sessions are designed to be very developmental allowing everyone to learn from each other. The more you are open to different ideas and ways of doing the more development you see in your TPs throughout the course.
After lunch, it’s time to get stuck into assisted lesson planning when you have time to discuss your next lesson with your trainer as well as your peers. We give you material to use and guidance to follow but equally we encourage you to adapt and plan the lessons with your specific TP learners in mind. Whether you are new to teaching or an old-hand you receive appropriate support according to your needs. The day ends around 18:00 Thai time when you are ready to go away and do the necessary guided research over the following week.
Saturdays and Sundays Timetable
10:00 – 12:00
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 15:30
15:30 – 16:00
16:00 – 16:45
16:45 – 17:00
17:00 – 18:00
*The schedule will differ slightly from above but this gives the general course structure.
Monday to Friday (Self Study)
During the week, you have access to all of IH Bangkok & Chiang Mai’s training resources, which include a vast range of videos and reading material on every aspect of the course from methodology and planning to activities and games. Each week trainees are given guidance on what to research based on the lesson type you are due to teach. As you progress through the course, you research different lesson types (receptive skills, grammar etc.), different lesson frameworks (PPP, TBL etc.) and the different teaching techniques to use within the stages of the lessons. Don’t worry, we try to make the resources as practical as possible by providing many videos on how to apply the variety of ideas, techniques and activities.
Using our well-stocked Moodle resources, you will be able to access to the necessary input for your upcoming lessons. For example, for a reading lesson you will:
- Watch a short video on the rationale for the different stages within a reading lesson;
- Watch a reading skills lesson in action;
- Read about strategies to create curiosity in the text beforehand;
- Learn about how students read differently and examine task-types that help develop the different reading skills;
- Read about how to respond effectively to problems in a reading skills lesson.
- Look at different examples of possible extended speaking tasks that you can design to give students fluency practice connected to the text.
Once you have researched one area of English language teaching you will receive another area of teaching to focus on with different videos and reading material to complete in order to develop and deepen your understanding of the teaching methodology.