BSC York

BSC York

York, United Kingdom

BSC York
BSC York
BSC York
BSC York
BSC York
BSC York

Graduate Ratings

9.4 / 10

(32 student reviews)
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School Overview

School Description

We offer the full-time CELTA course in the beautiful and historic city of York, led by a dedicated and experienced teacher training team at BSC York (previously known as English Language Centre York). The school is well known for its academic excellence, accredited by both the British Council and EAQUALS as well as being a member of the world’s leading language teaching association, English UK.

Help with Employment

We have very good links with agents, our sister schools and a range of schools both at home and abroad. We provide references once the course is completed and track the progress of our CELTA graduates once they finish the CELTA. We have a specific input on Professional Development at the end of the course to give information and advice about career development, links and websites, where and what to look for in terms of work and a presentation from an employer.

Accommodation

At BSC York we offer both homestay and self-catering student residences. Please enquire about availability at the time of submitting an application.

Refund Policy

1. If a course is cancelled more than 4 weeks before the start date, £200 will be refunded, but a £50 administration charge will be retained. If accommodation has also been arranged, there is an additional accommodation finding fee of £45.

2. In case of the candidate cancelling their place on a course less than 4 weeks before the start date, the deposit of £250 is non-refundable. The return of other fees can only be considered if we are able to fill the place at short notice.

3. In case of the candidate cancelling their place on a course less than 24 hours before the course starts or after the course has started there is no refund in any circumstances.

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Location Overview

In 2018 York was voted the best place to live in the UK, with its quaint historic streets, shops and restaurants, its city walls that still stand strong. It is compact enough to walk around easily and has good transport links into the city centre. York has very good train links to other parts of the country and major cities such as Manchester, Leeds, London and Edinburgh are only a matter of hours away. The city is a great place to learn how to teach English and BSC York is located in the centre. With it's safe and easy going atmosphere York offers a friendly and welcoming setting in which to complete your CELTA course and develop your career.

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Contact BSC York

In order to provide you with the best service possible, BSC York needs to know a little about your specific situation. If you have questions, please first select a course from the list on the this page. You can always change course dates later.

School Address

5 NEW STREET
YORK
YORKSHIRE
YO1 8RA
UNITED KINGDOM

Upcoming Courses

CELTA (What is CELTA?)

Dates
19 Nov 2018 -
14 Dec 2018
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29 Apr 2019 -
24 May 2019
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10 Jun 2019 -
05 Jul 2019
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19 Aug 2019 -
13 Sep 2019
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18 Nov 2019 -
13 Dec 2019
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Student Reviews

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I find the course quite helpful as you are given lots of inputs concerning different methods of teaching which you can use during your practical teaching. Moreover, you are always provided with advice and help by the course tutors. It was great experience and I hope it will help me in my work.

, CELTA student,

Challenging but feel sense of achievement during the teaching

, CELTA student,

The course was intensive as I was forewarned at my interview but the support we were given made it a thoroughly rewarding experience.

, CELTA student,

It has been a very good experience. I have learned a lot!

, CELTA student,

Practical and exciting

, CELTA student,

intense and expensive course but i learned so much from amazing tutors. they were so supportive, efficient and knowledgeable. cant recommend them enough!

, CELTA student,

The course was very well run and the lessons we're engaging and varied. I enjoyed both the teaching and studying sides to the course.

, CELTA student,

Absolutely wonderful- conscientious course teachers, for whom no question or request was ever too much. Highly, highly recommend.

, CELTA student,

Excellent tutors supportive in every way

, CELTA student,

I thoroughly enjoyed undertaking my CELTA course at BSC York. Pete and Sarah are great tutors and their passion for teaching is contagious. The course, although demanding in its intensive nature, was enjoyable, thought-provoking, and more importantly, fun. One of the highlights of the course was the ability to put the theory we were taught into practice, by teaching real lessons as part of the overall assessment. The support from all the staff in the school was greatly appreciated, offering guidance and advice when needed. I learnt many valuable teaching skills, such as lesson planning, language grading and classroom management and will use all of my CELTA knowledge in future teaching. Overall, the course was extremely rewarding and I would recommend it to anyone!

, CELTA student,

The course was well organised and thought out. The sessions were structured and the course leaders were helpful and very informative.

, CELTA student,

It was a great experience that added a lot of skills to my teaching career. Special thanks to Pete Woods for his patience and endless help to all of us during the CELTA course.

, CELTA student,

I enjoyed the course. It has taught me things that I really could not have known without attending it. The tutors (specially PETE) are great.

, CELTA student,

Tutors were excellent. Constructive support throughout. Always ready to listen and to help. Readily available through email and Twitter. Very supportive on a personal level too.

, CELTA student,

This is a wonderful course for teachers-to-be. The tutors are professional and patient, the classmates are nice and helpful and the "students" are cooperative and inspiring. And I like the teaching methods very much. Sometimes you might think that you'd learnt little, but actually the knowledge had already been yours because the tutors didn't just give lectures but to take you as students and allow you to experience such teaching methods yourselves, and then you would use what you've got to "teach" your students, which made it more impressive and gave you some thoughts about its feasibility. And the part of commenting mutually was also good for improvement since they always gave practical comments and suggestions. Although many teaching techniques learnt are not feasible in China, the general methods and basic knowledge inspire me a lot. And of course no matter in which context, teachers should be flexible all the time. All in all, I love this course and benefit from it a lot. Maybe one day I'll go back to have the DELTA course when I need inspiration and promotion in teaching.

, CELTA student,

Our amazing tutors Helen and Pete: Have fun! Are on time and prepared. Are friendly and acknowledge students when they arrive. Encourage the student to develop good examples/discover examples provided in the text. Let the student do the work. Ask leading questions to help students learn and understand the material. Are patient and provide appropriate "think" time. Provide encouragement. Are aware of their nonverbal communication. Are aware of and acknowledge cultural differences while treating tutees consistently and with respect. Relate successful study strategies to the tutee. Use questioning rather than answering strategies. Pay attention and are sensitive to the self-esteem issues of each tutee. Are able to explain concepts from several different angles. Focus the session on the process of learning rather than on the correctness of the answer. Rotate around the room spending time evenly with students. Conduct themselves in a professional manner. Provide a safe learning environment.

, CELTA student,

The course , which was enjoyable and intense, offered a balance of practical insight and theory which allowed CELTA students to infer how they were expected to perform in the classroom. The style of language, instructions and methods used when tutors were addressing the CELTA students were great indicators as to how to grade language and effectively use the relevant techniques learned in class. Feedback sessions and peer reviews were incredibly useful when assessing your own, as well as others', lesson plans and classes. It was rewarding, intriguing and refreshing to hear different types of encouragement and improvement from tutors and fellow students on a daily basis.

, CELTA student,

I really enjoyed taking this course. The tutors were extremely supportive throughout the course. The course itself was well-organised and engaging, and I would recommend anyone with an interest in working abroad or in teaching English to consider taking the CELTA.

, CELTA student,

I'm glad I did my CELTA at York English Language Center, since the tutors there were really helpful and the course itself is very professionally organized and run. The best part was that I got a lot of chances to practice teaching which definitely helps my future career. What's more, I got quite a lot of idea of teaching activities and resources from them as well.

, CELTA student,

Taking the CELTA at ELC York was one of the best learning experiences I've had. Pete and Graham are both excellent instructors that supported my amazingly through every part of the course. The course itself is very in-depth and covers the basics of almost everything you might need to start teaching effectively. I think if you already have teaching experience it could be even more rewarding! The lesson planning practice, knowledge about language and excellent feedback you receive are fantastic.

, CELTA student,

I really enjoyed doing my CELTA there, and Pete and Graham were both incredibly helpful and supportive.

, CELTA student,

The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The course was well planned out and organised. Although we did have problems with student numbers in our classes this was taken into consideration by our tutors. Overall it was a fantastic experience for new and experienced teachers alike.

, CELTA student,

Fantastic course with great tutors in a lovely location. At first I didn't want to do the course here because it cost £50 more than at York st. John's university, but after doing the course here I'm glad I chose the English Language Centre and can't imagine having done it anywhere else. The only problem is that sometimes in teaching practice there weren't many students (in one lesson I only had two) which isn't so helpful for people who are taking the CELTA to work in a college or high school with large classes. Obviously the number of students who come to the teaching practice classes is a bit beyond the control of the school, and it might be the same situation at other places offering the CELTA course, but overall I think it was an extra £50 well spent. I feel well prepared for teaching and thoroughly enjoyed my time despite the intensity of the course.

, CELTA student,

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