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Entering ELT A basic course Language analysis TKT Course Initial plus training CELTA In-service training Delta Development
For people considering English Language Teaching For people with no experience A short language analysis course A free TKT preparation course For people with little or no experience For the Cambridge CELTA For experienced teachers and trainers For the Cambridge Delta For everyone
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Entering ELT

Is English Language Teaching for you?
This section contains information and advice for people who are considering entering English Language Teaching.

A basic course

This is not a substitute for a recognised training course but:

  • it will prepare you well for an initial training courses such as CELTA, or the Trinity Certificate in TESOL
  • it will give you some subject and procedural knowledge

  • it will work as a stop-gap for novice teachers before you get a proper, recognised qualification
Language analysis

This is a short, 6-part language analysis course covering the basic concepts of phonology, morphology, lexis, phrase, clause, sentence and text structures.
It is not intended to be exhaustive but will act as a road map for people unacquainted with language analysis.  Doing this before an initial training course will be helpful.

TKT Course

This is a completely free course to prepare for Modules 1, 2 and 3 of the Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test.  It is for people who want to prove their teaching knowledge with a globally recognised certificate.

  • Module 1: Language and background to language learning and teaching
  • Module 2: Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching
  • Module 3: Managing the teaching and learning process
Initial plus training

This area is mostly for people who have no, little or some teaching experience and/or:

  • are considering starting an initial training courses such as CELTA, or the Trinity Certificate in TESOL
  • are doing such a course

  • are preparing for the Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) or taking the TKT course on this site
  • are going on to further training and need a revision course

The Cambridge English Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language is an introductory course for people who have little or no previous English language teaching experience.  This section contains:

  • a guide to each area of the CELTA syllabus
  • detailed guides to what to include and how to write CELTA written assignments

  • links to practical teaching guides on this site
In-service training

This area is mostly of interest to experienced teachers:

  • teachers preparing for the Cambridge In-service Certificate in English Language Teaching (ICELT)
  • teachers developing their skills and knowledge on courses such as Delta, Trinity DipTESOL and MAs

  • those who are simply interested in knowing more about ELT

Cambridge English Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.  Delta is an advanced TEFL/TESOL qualification.  It is a three-module course focused on:

  • Module Two: Developing Professional Practice (aka teaching)
  • Module Three: Extending Practice and ELT Specialism or English Language Teaching Management

This section contains ideas for development not connected to any formal training course.
Many of the ideas and suggestions may be helpful to people on training courses.


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