Celta Syllabus Assessment Essay

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CELTA Syllabus and Assessment Guidelines Third Edition CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is accredited by Ofqual (the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England) at level 5 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework. University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations 1 Hills Road Cambridge CB1 2EU United Kingdom Email: ESOLhelpdesk@CambridgeESOL.org www.CambridgeESOL.org EMC|2254|0Y12 © UCLES 2010 CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH: CELTA SYLLABUS Contents Introduction ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................…show more content…
The syllabus consists of five specific topic areas: • • • • • Topic 1 Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context Topic 2 Language analysis and awareness Topic 3 Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing Topic 4 Planning and resources for different teaching contexts Topic 5 Developing teaching skills and professionalism. Assessment overview CELTA is awarded to candidates who have completed the course and who have met the assessment criteria for all written and practical assignments. The overall assessment aims for each topic are that candidates should be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. assess learner needs, and plan and teach lessons which take account of learners’ backgrounds, learning preferences and current needs demonstrate language knowledge and awareness and appropriate teaching strategies demonstrate knowledge about language skills and how they may be acquired plan and prepare lessons designed to develop their learners’ overall language competence demonstrate an appropriate range of teaching skills at this level and show professional awareness and responsibility. Assessment framework There are two components, Component One: Planning and teaching and Component Two: Classroom-related written assignments (of which there are four in total). CELTA is internally assessed and externally moderated by a Cambridge ESOL approved assessor, who

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