TESOL Teacher Education programme

The TESOL Teacher Education program is a one-semester program specially designed for undergraduates, M.A. level students and recent graduates who are interested in gaining valuable experience in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) in a cross-cultural environment.

This course opens in spring semester of each academic year only. The purpose of the program is to bring together Czech and English-speaking students in order to foster understanding and broaden both groups' social, academic and professional experience – all of which are a vital part of succeeding in teaching English as a foreign language. The program integrates the fundamentals of language learning theory and hands-on teaching practice. A unique aspect of this selective program is that native English speakers and non-native speakers study and practise together. In addition to the TESOL-related courses, students can choose from courses on applied linguistics, the Czech language, and a number of courses relating to the Czech cultural heritage.

Students who successfully complete the course of study earn the internationally recognized Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). The actual CELTA component of the program is accredited by the University of Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and carries with it the prestige and recognition of that ancient centre of learning. The TESOL TE program is supported by the State University of New York (SUNY), Oswego, which enables students to earn academic credit recognized in North America.

CELTA certificate

What is CELTA?

  • The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is an internationally recognized certification in the field of the teaching of English.
  • Designed for people with no or very little English-language teaching experience, the CELTA course provides the participant with the knowledge and tools to teach English as a foreign language worldwide.

 

Who recognizes CELTA?

  • CELTA is recognized worldwide by employers in the English language teaching (ELT) industry, Peace Corps and professional organizations like TESOL and IATEFL (the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language).
  • CELTA qualification can gain credit in some M.A. TESOL programs.

 

Why is CELTA so highly regarded?

  • Successful CELTA candidates receive a certificate that is recognized worldwide because of its high standards, guaranteed by the accreditation body at Cambridge.
  • The quality of each CELTA course is ensured by external assessment: a Cambridge assessor visits every course run, and each centre must undergo an annual approval process.
  • The CELTA course offers training in a communicative teaching approach, one that is flexible enough to be easily adapted to different age groups and cultures.
  • The CELTA covers a wide range of topics: besides the input workshops and teaching practice, students have course-related work to prepare at home.

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Šárka Prokopová

Šárka Prokopová

tel: +420 549 49 6386

Deadlines

  • SPRING CELTA COURSE 2017
    (autumn CELTA course 2016 is not opened)
  • For EU students:
    15th December 2016 (or earlier when the capacity is filled)
  • For non-EU students:
    15th October 15 2016 (or earlier when the capacity is filled)
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