Duration: 4 Weeks Onsite
Hours: 120 Hours
Total Course Tuition: $1,700 USD
Booking Fee: $500 USD
Why take your CELTA Course in Mexico City?
The University of Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is the most widely recognized and accepted TESOL certificate in the world. The Cambridge CELTA Certificate is accredited by the University of Cambridge. Taking the Cambridge University 4-week CELTA course means you will have the most sought-after certificate, which will help open doors worldwide. In fact, over 10,000 people take a CELTA course every year, as CELTA grants the skills needed to get highly paid teaching jobs all over the globe. Our 4-week course in Mexico City is one of the most affordable and convenient locations to obtain your CELTA certificate. Additionally, schools in Mexico are always looking for Cambridge certified teachers. Towards the end of the course there is an input session where your tutors will talk about the job opportunities in Mexico and abroad!
Study in Mexico City
Our school is located in the South of Mexico City, which is formed by four very beautiful, colonial and traditional neighbourhoods: Tlalpan, Coyoacan, San Angel and Xochimilco. Mexico’s capital city is a fascinating place that seduces its visitors with uncountable options which are a mixture of tradition and modernity. Come to Mexico City and enjoy the beauty of its modern and old buildings, travel through the ancient neighborhoods, where you will find historic places dating back a few hundred years ago. In downtown Mexico City, you will find the ‘Zócalo’ (main square), which has been inscribed on the list of Cultural World Heritage, by the UNESCO. The ‘Zócalo’ is a mixture of the prehispanic and colonial culture where you will encounter both traditions. During your CELTA Course in Mexico City, you can also visit numerous archaeological sites, Frida Kahlo’s house, and find exquisite gastronomy.
Accredited CELTA Program
The Cambridge CELTA Certificate is accredited by one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Cambridge University. Additionally, a CELTA Certificate is recognized by professional organizations such as the Ministry of Education in Mexico (SEP | Secretaría de Educación Pública) to teach English at public school and by private language schools, so you will be able to find work in Mexico immediately after completing the course. CELTA is the most widely known TESOL program; wherever you go, employers know what your intense teacher training involved and that you are ready to go into the classroom. Moreover, being an accredited CELTA school means, that an external Cambridge assessor ensures that high standards are being met and that grading is standardized internationally. By maintaining the highest standards in quality, educational practices, and up-to-date research in ESOL theory, the Cambridge University CELTA course has long been the most highly-regarded and internationally-recognized certificate course for language teaching in the world.
4-Week, 120-Hour On-Site Certification. The Cambridge CELTA Certification program covers the syllabus set by Cambridge ESOL. Candidates who complete the course successfully can begin working in a variety of teaching contexts around the world. (from the Cambridge ESOL CELTA Syllabus Guidelines).
Components of the course:
· Input Sessions
· 6 hours of observed and assessed teaching practice for each trainee.
· 6 hours class observation of experienced teachers.
· Personalized feedback on teaching practice.
· Supervised lesson planning.
· Tutorial support and assistance.
· Peer observation.
2017/2018 Course Dates
13 November – 8 December, 2017
26 February – 23 March, 2018
2 July – 27 July, 2018
12 November – 7 December, 2018
Included features within Total Course Fee:
4 Week Onsite Course Content
The CELTA program in Mexico City enables candidates to:
· Acquire essential subject knowledge and familiarity with the principles of effective teaching.
· Gain a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners.
· Demonstrate their ability to apply their learning in a real teaching context.
· Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context.
· Language analysis and awareness.
· Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing.
· Planning and resources for different teaching contexts.
· Developing teaching skills and professionalism.
Candidates are assessed continuously during the course and there is no final examination. An external assessor, who is appointed by Cambridge ESOL, moderates each course, ensuring the standardisation of the Cambridge CELTA Certification programme internationally.
The main components to the grading are:
· The teaching practice – candidates teach a total of six hours with classes at different levels of ability. The assessment is based on the candidate’s overall performance at the end of the six hours.
· The written assignments – there are four written assignments. These are marked by the course tutors and moderated by the external assessor.
· Professional development – being a reliable, professional member of the CELTA group.
· Attendance – you are required to attend 100% of the course.
It is possible to fail the course, although the Cambridge CELTA Certification program does have a very low fail rate. This is partly because there is a selection process to be accepted onto the course, and also because we offer a lot of support and guidance – tutorials, feedback, etc. – once the course has started.
During your 4 week CELTA Course in Mexico City, you will prepare your resume/CV for your new teaching career with the assistance of your experienced teacher trainer and job placement staff. Teaching opportunities abound in Mexico. As a fully certified individual, you can make from $600 USD to $900 USD per month depending on your qualifications, such as additional teaching experience (not mandatory), and education level.
The cost of living is fairly low, especially outside Mexico City. Under this salary, you will be able to teach comfortably, specially if you share accommodations with other teachers. After graduating from the 4-week CELTA Course in Mexico City, you will have job offers in Mexico and direct employment contacts worldwide. Guaranteed Job Placement in Mexico is available to Native English speakers with a 4 year Degree.
Contact us to find out about the requirements.
Most of our students use Airbnb (visit https://www.airbnb.com) to arrange their own accommodation while taking the CELTA course in Mexico City. You can find housing in apartments, hostels, or single rooms at very affordable prices. The benefits of using this App is that you get to see different photos, read reviews of the place, a map to see the distance from the school, and you can talk to the owner directly.
The Students’ residence is near the school. Let us know if you wish to stay at the Student House so we can book a room for you.
What is CELTA, TEFL and TESL?
CELTA stands for Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. TEFL means Teaching English as a Foreign Language and TESL is Teaching English as a Second Language. The terms “TEFL/TESL courses” and “TESOL courses” are often used interchangeably to refer to training courses for people who want to teach English.
CELTA is basically a TEFL/TESL/TESOL course administered and awarded by the University of Cambridge and the most widely recognized course of its kind in the field.
What do the acronyms EFL and ESL mean?
EFL = English as a foreign language, so TEFL = Teaching English as a foreign language, to students studying in their home country or for a short time abroad.
ESL = English as a second language, so TESL = Teaching English as a second language, to students who are now living in an English-speaking country and need English to work or study.
Why should I take a CELTA Course instead of a TEFL or TESOL Course?
· Cambridge CELTA Certification is recognized by professional organizations such as SEP Mexico and by private language schools, so you will be able to find work in Mexico immediately after completing the course.
· Pre-selection of candidates – you will findyourself in a group with other native speakers or bi-lingual English speakers and not a group of EFL students.
· CELTA is the most recognized TESOL program in the world. Wherever you go, employers know what your training involved and that you are ready to go into the classroom.
· A ratio of one tutor per maximum six trainees which ensures a lot of individual coaching and support.
· Trainers who have been trained and approved by Cambridge ESOL to run the course.
· A teacher practicum in which you teach groups of real language students and not your peers who already speak English.
· External assessment of the course by a Cambridge assessor who ensures that Cambridge standards are being met and that grading is standardized internationally.
· A total of 160 contact hours.
Do I need to be a native English speaker in order to take the CELTA program?
Not at all! Cambridge ESOL states that all applicants – native speakers or not – need to “have a standard of English which will enable them to teach at a range of levels”. While we do not require a specific exam score, successful applicants would score 7 or above on IELTS. We have had many successful non-native CELTA graduates on every session.
What is the timetable of the course?
The course hours are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday for four weeks. You must attend 100% of the course.
What qualifications do I need to do the CELTA course in Mexico?
a) While the CELTA course in Mexico is essentially practical, some evidence of study at a higher education level is necessary in order to cope with the academic side of the course. In some cases, work experience may be accepted in place of qualifications.
b) Have a positive attitude towards teamwork and experiential learning activities. This includes acknowledging the relevance of these in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and willingness to actively participate in the course.
Will I need to do much work outside the daily timetable?
Yes! The CELTA course is extremely intensive. Most of your evenings and weekends will be spent planning lessons and preparing the written assignments. It would be impossible to work or study while doing the course.
Do I need to speak British English or North American English?
We regard English as a global language and therefore welcome applicants from all native speaking countries, as well as non-native speakers with a proficient level of English. There is no preferential treatment for, or discrimination against trainees because of origin, accent or pronounciation.
Is there an age limit?
You must be at least 18 years of age to be accepted into the CELTA Course in Mexico City. There is no official upper age limit. Some employers may have a preference for younger English teachers whilst others tend to prefer more ‘mature’ teachers. The majority of our trainees are in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, but we have successfully trained and found employment for graduates in their 50’s and 60’s and therefore welcome applications from all interested parties regardless of age, gender or religion.
Does the CELTA Course in Mexico City meet international guidelines?
Yes. The Cambridge CELTA Certificate is accredited by one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Cambridge University.
When is the best time to do the TEFL course in Mexico or a CELTA Course in Mexico City?
There really is no best or worst time. Countries in different hemispheres have different academic years and tend to hire year round anyway, on and as needed basis.
What are the chances of finding a job after completing the course?
Excellent. At present, there is a shortage of certificate qualified English teachers in Mexico, Central / South America and worldwide. Consequently, the majority of our trainees will have found employment by the time they have completed the course. The only exceptions tend to be graduates who wish to work in a relatively difficult location (due to demand, timing or regulations). The demand for teachers is so high in many countries, that we are able to offer guaranteed employment on successful completion of the course.
Is job placement assistance included?
Yes. All graduates receive individual counseling and assistance with finding a teaching job. We have contacts with many schools worldwide and can often place graduates within its own network of language schools.will help with all aspects of job seeking from CV/resume construction and interview techniques to arranging job interviews.
Is your paid job placement in Mexico guaranteed?
We guarantee job contacts in Mexico and provide direct employment contacts worldwide. During the course, students will also receive personalized tutoring to know where, when and how to search for jobs; our trainees will discover how to assess which jobs offer the best benefits. Finally, our students are given tools to learn how to successfully apply to these positions.
Will you help in adapting to the new environment?
Yes. Social events with locals take place during the course (dance, karaoke, etc.) and our Student Services Coordinator is always ready to assist you.
What if I want to book my own accommodations?
Most of our students use Airbnb (visit https://www.airbnb.com) to arrange their own accommodation while taking the course. You can find housing in apartments, hostels, or single rooms at very affordable prices. The benefits of using this App is that you get to see different photos, read reviews of the place, a map to see the distance from the school, and you can talk to the owner directly.
How do I apply to the CELTA Course in Mexico City?
Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then assist you with the admissions process.
By attending this course, you will receive so much more than an internationally accredited CELTA Course in Mexico City and job placement in Mexico, you will get priceless experiences! Your classmates will be an eclectic mix of people of all ages and professions, from all over the world, creating unforgettable friendships and enjoying the endless excitement and beauty of Mexico City.