Established in 1954, Studio Cambridge is the oldest language school in the city. Recognised by the British Council and a member of English UK, we are also an authorised centre for the CELTA course. We have had a CELTA teacher training programme for over 20 years and we currently offer intensive, 4-week CELTA courses in February and November each year.
The CELTA course is intensive, running from approximately 0915 to 1730 hours each day, Monday to Friday. The evenings and weekends will be spent on written assignments and on lesson planning.
There will be approximately 60 hours of input sessions focusing on language awareness, teaching skills, methodology, phonology and professional development. This will mirror the teaching techniques trainees will be expected to use themselves in Teaching Practice.
There will be 6 – 7 hours of observation of lessons given by experienced teachers. While you will be required to teach only at two levels, generally Pre-intermediate and Upper Intermediate, you will have the opportunity to observe a broader range of levels.
Assessment on the CELTA course is continuous and integrated. The assessed components of the course are the teaching practice and the assignments. Trainees are kept up to date with their development and you should be in no doubt as to how you are doing throughout the course. You will receive both written and spoken feedback on teaching practice and on assignments, as well as in tutorials.
The course is limited to twelve participants with two to three tutors who will share the input sessions and the supervision of teaching practice.
Personal support and encouragement
You will find your tutors approachable and supportive. They will be on hand for advice and encouragement.
Help with Employment
In the final week of the course, candidates have sessions on Cultural Awareness, Professional Development and on Teaching at Home and Abroad. Extensive advice is given as to where the newly qualified teachers can find job-related information. This includes publications, web sites, organisations etc.
Studio is proud of its CELTA graduates and has a long history of offering
many of them work, particularly in the busy summer period. This has been a most rewarding experience and to the mutual satisfaction of everyone concerned.
We have the following accommodation options available at extra cost:
• self-catering in the Tripos Court residence (£290 per week)
• half-board homestay accommodation (from £196 - £287 per week)
• Host family Bed and Breakfast : £155.00 per week
Please see our website for more details:
Cancellations and withdrawals:
After the payment of the Registration and assessment fee has been made, there are no refunds for the cancellation of the course, for a no-show, or for early withdrawal from the course.
Under very limited circumstances, such as serious illness, or bereavement in your family, Studio Cambridge will consider allowing you to withdraw and re-take the course at a later date. If this is allowed, the replacement course will be offered at no additional cost or at a reduced additional cost according to individual circumstances.