Length of Position
Why train to be an English teacher at CLIC IH?
The Cambridge CELTA course is arguably the most established and recognized TEFL /TESOL course offered in the industry. We have more than ten years' experience in providing an initial qualification in teaching English abroad. Our four-week long intensive CELTA courses are offered throughout the year.
* Our experienced teacher training team also offer Cambridge Modular Delta courses, International House Certificates in teaching Young Learners or Business English, and The International House Seville ELT Management course. We offer combined courses; see CELTA Specials.
* Our CELTA pass rates are more than 97% and our modular Delta pass rates over the three modules are 81%. In 2006 and 2007 the Cambridge ESOL Delta candidate of the year was a Clic, IH Seville trainee.
* Due to close contacts with local, national and international English academies and job agencies we offer an effective job information service to our trainees.
The International House Cambridge CELTA programme has been designed in accordance to UCLES 'Syllabus and Assessment Guidelines'. This initial scheme is based on two objectives:
Objective I - To Develop Practical Awareness Of ...
* Cultural and individual needs
* Approaches to learning difficulties & learner styles
* The motivation of adult learners
* Linguistic form, function and meaning, including a knowledge of grammar and its terminology
* Appreciation of structure and function
* An understanding of the principles of selection and grading
* An introduction to how subject matter and context affects language
* The importance of phonology
* Course books and teachers' books and supplementary materials and provision of special interest materials
* Adapting authentic and non-authentic materials
* Teacher-made materials
* Reference works for both teachers and learners
Objective II - To Develop Practical Ability in ...
Classroom management and lesson planning
* The ability to arrange the physical environment appropriately for different learning situations and to establish an appropriate atmosphere for learning
* Giving appropriate instructions for group tasks
* Monitoring the progress of groups and individuals
* The ability to plan both individual lessons and a series of lessons appropriate to student needs, with a range of approaches and lesson types
Introduction and practice of new language
* The ability to select language and language areas appropriate to students' needs and level
* To introduce language clearly and efficiently to students
* To check learning and understanding at all stages of this process using appropriate techniques
* The ability to deal sensitively and effectively with student errors and gaps
* To devise and operate appropriate activities for written and oral practice in order to develop the accuracy, fluency and complexity of learner language
* To encourage and guide students towards noticing language in naturally occurring texts
* Developing the skills of Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
* The ability to develop the four skills using techniques which foster not only their individual development but also their integration
* To select appropriate materials and to have the ability to use a wide range of techniques to this end
* To use and adapt authentic and non-authentic materials appropriately
980 euros, 150 euros
CELTA Course: 1490 euros*
Accommodation: 520 euros**
* Includes Cambridge fees and end of course meal
** Accommodation is from the day before the course starts until the day after the course finishes in a standard shared apartment or residence with other CELTA trainees. High standard accommodation is also available - contact CLIC for details of conditions and prices.
CLIC IH opened its doors in 1983 under the name Centro de Lenguas e Intercambio Cultural (Center for Languages and Cultural Exchange). By cultural exchange we mean the sharing of cultural differences at myriad levels: social, political, and ethic, to name a few. Inter is a key prefix to understanding this concept in Spanish, as it means between, among, and within, at once. Cultural exchange at CLIC IH then is experiencing first-hand the positive friction of cultural difference, one that both defines us in relief to others, and makes us aware of our commonalities as human beings. This is one of our goals as a center for cultural encounters. Our name and our very building speak to the heart of what we want to achieve. The historical mansion refurbished to house CLIC-IH was redesigned to include a central interior patio full of sunlight, terraces, and windows. These offer views onto floors of the school at almost all angles. We actively look toward transparency in business operations, the highest ceiling for standards and innovation in academic programs, and finally, to fomenting truly open cultural exchange through language learning. This goal is also visible in our staff. We are from multiple continents and can address the 25+ nationalities that are present at any time in the school in various languages. We believe that through cultural exchange, facilitated in language education, we come to know one another, and by knowing one another, we can construct positive social change.