At the end of the course, candidates receive a certificate directly from Cambridge University with their name and their grade. The certificate is exactly the same world-wide, regardless of where the course was taken.
EfA's CELTA courses in 2020 were all "fully online" courses. This is a format that was created by Cambridge to adapt to new conditions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a typical blended CELTA course, teaching practice is done in person (not online). In the fully online course, teaching practice will be done online, using a platform such as Zoom.
The certificate candidates receive at the end of the course does not indicate that it is an online course. It is exactly the same certificate, as are the assessment criteria and content of the course.
EfA will also launch both face-to-face and blended (face-t0-face teaching practice) courses in Morocco this year. The courses will take place on our partners' premises in Rabat (Bridges for Culture and Communication: C1, Monday to Friday), Casablanca (IH Casablanca: P1, TP on Sundays, online input) and Fez (American Language Center: C2, Monday to Friday).
Course Dates and Venues
O1 8 February to 11 April Fully Online
O2 12 April to 20 June Fully Online
O3 21 June to 29 August Fully Online
P1 20 June to 29 August (weekends) Blended / Casablanca
C1 17 June to 16 July (see below) Full-time / Rabat
C2 2 August to 31 August Full-time / Fez
The course will have a minimum of two trainers (one for every six trainees). The Main / Online Course Tutor will be Mohamed Oummih, the founder and director of English for Africa. The Assistant Course Tutor will be an internationally based trainer who has received official approval to run CELTA courses from Cambridge University.
EfA works with a limited number of trainers, in order to ensure that courses are consistent and of high quality.
Face to Face Course Venues
Our face-to-face courses will take place on the premises of our partner schools.
Our Rabat partner school is the Bridges Center for Culture and Communication, located in the Hay Riad sector in Rabat.
In Casablanca, our partner school is the International House (IH) Casablanca, opposite the main train station (Casa Port) in downtown Casablanca.
Our partner school in Fez is the American Language Center (ALC/ALIF) in central Fez.
The purpose of the application process is to make sure that the CELTA is the right course for you at this stage of your life and career. We want to be certain that you have what it takes to succeed on the course, and to make sure that it is the best course for your future personal and professional development.
Application form and Interview
The first step is to fill out and send in your application form. Based on your application, we will decide if it is a good idea to proceed with an interview. If so, we send you a pre-interview task and schedule an interview.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by telephone or by email.
New Format for our Rabat Course
It is increasing unlikely that flights will open up before the Rabat course start date, as a result of the Covid pandemic. Because there are no other CELTA trainers in Morocco (Cambridge requires that two trainers at least work on any CELTA course), this means we would be unable to fly in the second trainer on the course.
Consequently, we will be adopting a "half-and-half" format for the course. This is a new format that Cambridge English Assessment has just created, and English for Africa will in fact be the first, if not one of the first courses in the world to offer this format. It is designed to allow a mix of online and face-to-face teaching practice--to be exact, 3 hours of assessed teaching practice will be online, and 3 hours will be face-to-face. Our course will take an integrative, coherent approach to teaching in both formats, such that candidates will leave the course fulfilling Cambridge CELTA criteria for teaching in both formats.
As trainers, we see this as an opportunity. We are all aware that teaching is moving increasingly in the direction of online environments, but we also know that face-to-face teaching will not be going away any time soon. This course will be the first of its kind, allowing candidates to be trained equally to provide quality language teaching in both formats.
In order to provide candidates with the necessary support to deal with both formats, we will take the following steps:
We will extend the course by two full days, meaning that the course will begin on Thursday 17 June, rather than the 21st;
There will be a free 2 hour workshop on using Zoom for teaching purposes the weekend before the course begins, as well as a free grammar refresher (also on Zoom);
We will be giving you access to materials and video observations well in advance of the course start date;
Candidates will watch two demonstration lessons, one in each format;
Candidates will be teaching two full unassessed lessons, one in each format, before being assessed in that format;
Opportunities to reflect and share best practices on teaching in both formats with members of the other teaching practice group will be built into the schedule;
Candidates will be provided with a journal to help you with the reflection process;
For the sake of continuity, cohesion, and simplicity, online teaching will take place on the premises of Bridges, our venue site.
The certificate itself will be exactly the same as for the other formats--it is Cambridge's policy not to specify the format in which the course was taken on its CELTA certificates.
Free Grammar Refresher Course
All our courses are preceded by a free grammar workshop specially designed for the CELTA course, run by either Mohamed Oummih or the Assistant Course Tutor.
Fully Online CELTA Course
In an effort to adapt to the new circumstances imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Cambridge Assessment has temporarily allowed centres to run a fully online CELTA course. All the elements of the course will be conducted online, including input, assignments, teacher observation, teaching practice, assisted lesson planning, and feedback.
The content, assessment criteria, and final certificate are the same for the online course as for the face-to-face course. Crucially, there is no mention on the certificate of whether the course was taken online or face-to-face.
English for Africa will offer a free pre-course training session in order help candidates get used to using the online platform.
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