The Cambridge CELTA
The CELTA is a 120-hour Level 5 Certificate on the British Ofqual scale of educational qualifications. The certificates are delivered directly by Cambridge University, printed in the UK, and posted to Morocco at the end of the course.
CELTA courses are taught only by authorized tutors who have been vetted by Cambridge English Assessment. In addition, English for Africa works with a small pool of trainers who are familiar with each other, our approach, and our course, thus guaranteeing the consistency and high quality of our course.
The entire course is online, and is highly suitable for candidates living both in Morocco and abroad. On our past 6 past fully online courses, roughly half of our candidates were living outside of Morocco at the time of the training.
Input (the theory and practice of teaching English as a foreign language) is provided via Cambridge's official CELTA Moodle platform. It is freely accessible through self-access, so that candidates can study at times that suit their schedules. The Moodle is further supplemented by a weekly 75-minute tutor-led input session on Zoom, to review the week's coursework, set and review requirements for assignments, and assist candidates with preparing their portfolios.
All six hours of teaching practice are conducted online, using Zoom. Candidates are provided with extra support to help them with the online format:
Access to the EfA EFL library before the start of the course;
A free online grammar refresher pre-course workshop;
A free Zoom for teaching workshop;
Access to our online course library as soon as candidates are accepted onto the course;
Access to video recordings of lessons taught by experienced teachers as soon as candidates are accepted onto the course;
The use of Slack as a workspace before and during the course, to facilitate communication and sharing of documents and resources.
The format of the course does not appear on the CELTA certificate you receive from Cambridge English Assessment. In other words, the certificate is identical to the ones delivered for fully face-to-face courses. Price: 12,300 Moroccan Dirhams Dates: 11 October to 29 December Meeting times: Friday from 5 to 7.15 pm Moroccan time (4 to 6.15 GMT) for teaching practice and Saturday from 2 to 5 pm (feedback, lesson planning, and input support).
After the Course
Our CELTA graduates continue to receive support from English for Africa once the course is completed, in the form of:
Unlimited access to our online teaching library (over 100 titles)
Access to the Cambridge CELTA Moodle platform for 6 months after the end of the course (for those who took the fully online course only);
Facebook and Whatsapp groups to share employment and professional development opportunities with previous and subsequent alumni;
Periodic online Zoom reunions bringing together all alumni to share about the post-CELTA experience.
Your Slack workspace will remain open to you after the course.
Applying to be on the Course The official minimum requirements set by Cambridge Assessment English in order to take part in the CELTA course are the following:
Have a secondary qualification which allows you to enter higher education, e.g., the Baccalaureate (in Morocco) or A levels (in the UK);
Be at least 19 years of age (exceptionally we may accept people who are at least 18)
Have a minimum of a high C1 (CEFR) level in English;
Have the ability to succeed on a challenging course;
Have basic IT skills (for the mixed mode and fully online formats).
If you would like to participate in our CELTA course, you must go through a selection process that is mandated by Cambridge Assessment English. The purpose of the selection process is to make sure that we only accept candidates who stand a good chance of succeeding on the course, and who are also aware of its challenging nature. The selection process includes the elements below; click on the documents to download them:
An application form and personal statement;
A pre-interview task (focused mainly on language awareness and teaching ideas);
A selection interview (to be conducted on Zoom).
Candidates who are refused entry onto the course are informed of the steps they need to take in order to gain acceptance in the future.
We have started accepting applications, and so we would encourage you to enroll soon while there are still places on the course. The maximum number of candidates we can accept onto this course is 6.