About this course

If you’re looking to start a career as an English teacher, getting your CELTA qualification with the British Council could be the ideal starting place. 

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and is one of the most widely taken qualifications of its kind. It is recognised around the world and is a requirement for any teachers looking to work with quality language teaching institutions such as the British Council.

CELTA is awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the world-famous University of Cambridge, and the British Council Centre in Bahrain is currently the only centre in Bahrain accredited by the University of Cambridge to deliver it.

ON THIS COURSE YOU WILL:

  • be taught in small class sizes (no more than twelve trainees per course) to allow focused training
  • get the opportunity to practice and learn to teach by teaching.

WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS COURSE FROM THE BRITISH COUNCIL?

Teachers should do their CELTA course with the world’s English experts because:

  • Our CELTA trainers are outstanding practitioners of teaching and incorporate the most respected and up-to-date teaching methodologies.
  • We have twenty highly qualified and experienced teachers to be observed by candidates - crucial for a candidate's reflection.
  • Our training centre can serve as a recruiting platform for outstanding candidates who wish to work for the British Council.
  • We provide course books and supplementary materials trainees can use for lesson planning and study.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER?

Alongside seminars and workshops, one of the unique benefits we can offer you is the opportunity to take part in teaching practice and observe teachers in action at the British Council. Session topics include:

  • methods of presenting and practising language
  • correction techniques
  • lesson planning
  • classroom management
  • using authentic teaching materials in a lesson
  • jobs and careers in English language teaching.

 HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

There is no final written exam, but you’ll be assessed on: 

  • planning and teaching 
  • ability to transfer what you learn to the classroom 
  • awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of your teaching
  • contribution to input and feedback sessions
  • classroom-related written assignments

In terms of planning and teaching, you’ll be working with a group of trainees to deliver lessons daily and gain experience teaching at different levels. You’ll personally teach a total of six hours divided into eight different lessons throughout the course. 

How to apply

AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

You must:

  • be at least 21 years old when the course begins
  • have a competence in written and spoken English – the University of Cambridge defines this as a good C1 level on the Common European Framework.  Check here for more information on the CEFR
  • have a standard of education that allows entry to higher education in your country.

Acceptance is not automatic. You’ll need to submit an application form and complete the pre-interview task. 

If these are up to the required standard, you’ll then be invited to an interview with us. 

Places on the courses are limited and demand is high so apply as soon as you can.

HOW TO APPLY

Please download the application form and the CELTA pre-interview task. Complete and return both documents to our CELTA tutor Paul Robinson

We advise that you apply at least two months in advance. We aim to process applications within four weeks of receipt.

Other information

Visit the Cambridge English website for more information about the course.

Or, you can also email our CELTA tutor for more information at: Paul.Robinson@britishcouncil.org

Fees and course dates

The full amount of BD 850 must be paid to book a place on a CELTA course.

As with all previous courses, full fees must be paid before the course begins.

Bahrain English language centre course dates

COURSE START DATE END DATE FEES (BD)
CELTA Course 16 May 2015 10 June 2015 850