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CELTA - Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

Entry regulations as set out by Cambridge ESOL Examinations. If English is not your first language, IELTS 7.0 (no lower than 7.0 in any band).

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification.

Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The annual and total qualification tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (These are averages based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Government tuition subsidy

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The average annual and total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (These are estimates based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The combined total of the annual and total amount paid by both student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (These are estimates based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

For more information on compulsory student services fess, loans and allowances.

Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

In further study -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

Content

With a University of Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) qualification you can teach English as an additional language to people of all ages, anywhere in the world.

During our CELTA course you'll develop an understanding of the key principles and practices of effective English language teaching, and the motivations and roles of both teacher and learner. For more information about CELTA visit the Cambridge English website

There are three different ways of completing the CELTA qualification here at Ara:

Face to Face Full Time

This is a 4-week intensive course, held Monday to Friday from 9am - 5.30pm, and is offered in March and September 2018. This course is ideal for people who want to complete the qualification in the shortest possible time and move into employment or go overseas afterwards.

Face to Face Part Time

This option takes just 11 weeks part time and comprises 12-15 hours face-to-face study and a minimum of 10 hours independent study each week. It is held on Saturdays (9am - 4.30pm) and Tuesday and Thursday evenings (5.30-9pm). Start dates in 2018 are in April, July and November.

CELTA Online (blended option)

This option combines online self-directed study with face-to-face teaching practice and observations, over 15 weeks. It includes two, week-long practicums. This option is ideal if you prefer more flexible learning or if you are from outside Christchurch. In 2018, this course starts in June.

You must be at least 18 years old by the start of the course.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 30 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • Entry is governed by the entry regulations as set out by Cambridge ESOL Examination. Applicants must have achieved the credits required for University Entrance.

Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
  • Applicants must submit a written pre-interview task and attend an interview during which language proficiency will be assessed.

English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

7.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

7.0

READING

7.0

WRITING

7.0

LISTENING

7.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart
PROGRAMME CODE: G07011
LEVEL: 5
CREDITS: 30
COMMENCES: November 2017, 2018 dates include March, April, June, July, September, November
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: Please enquire
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $3,000 - $3,600
International: Please enquire
LOCATION: Christchurch - Madras Street
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS: Advised before enrolment.

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an application form.
  • complete the CELTA Application Tasks

Note: Full regulations are available at Cambridge ESOL .

International students are advised to enquire prior to completing their application due to Immigration NZ requirements.

Application documents

Career opportunities

Graduates will be able to teach English to adults throughout the world in a range of environments including tertiary institutions, community education classrooms, private international language schools and in one-on-one tutor positions. Other career options include working with migrant and refugee employment and settlement services.

Study pathways

You might consider the Certificate in Tertiary Learning and Teaching.

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