Online (Blended) Courses
Note that this is a blended learning course: it is not 100% online as trainees have to attend 14 face-to-face sessions at LTTB Brussels on
14 face-to-face sessions at LTTB on Saturdays.
These face-to-face sessions will involve coming to LTTB Brussels every Saturday morning during the 14-week duration of the course.
13 face-to face sessions
These face-to-face sessions will involve coming to Treviso for 13 days excluding weekends during the 15-week duration of the course.
The University of Cambridge requires candidates on all CELTA courses, whether online or face-to-face, to teach for a total of six hours during the course. This teaching is observed and assessed by course tutors and is divided into 8 separate teaching slots for each candidate, requiring attendance at the school on the fourteen occasions mentioned above.
The online component
Candidates should be prepared to spend a minimum of five hours a week online to work on interactive tasks, participate in guided video observation and forum discussion.
There will also be online tutorials with the main course tutor.
All input is delivered online and can be completed in the candidate's own time within deadlines set by the course tutor. The online materials are available to each candidate throughout the course, enabling easy self-study and revision.
Please note that the online CELTA is assessed and moderated according to the same criteria as fully face-to-face courses and leads to exactly the same qualification.
Candidates will attend Teaching Practice (TP) classes every Saturday morning.
The morning is broken down as follows:
- 08.45—09.30 Planning and set up of the day's classes
- 09.30—12.45 Teaching Practice & Break
- 12.45—13.30 Feedback
- 13.30-15.00 Planning of the next class
- September 5th — December 10th 2016
Who is the course suitable for?
This course format is probably best suited for those who are resident in Belgium or in bordering countries, who can manage to travel to the school on the 14 occasions required over the 14 weeks the course lasts.
For some of you this may mean staying overnight in Brussels on Fridays in order to be able to attend LTTB on the Saturday morning at 8.45 am.
(In comparison, our alternative four-month part-time face-to-face course involves your coming to class on 20 occasions).
Note that you do not need advanced computer skills to take the online CELTA course: the ability to use email and the internet and have basic typing skills is all that is required.
For general information about the course, prices and application procedure etc, see our main CELTA page.
Apart from the timetable, course format and delivery, the CELTA Online course is to all intents and purposes identical to all other CELTA courses.