The number 1 course that opens the doors to teaching English abroad is the CELTA course. The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults gives all the basic skills needed to start an exciting English teaching career.
CELTA is an ideal qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience. It is accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) at level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework.
Because it is awarded by Cambridge ESOL, which is part of the world famous university of Cambridge, quality is guaranteed. Cambridge ESOL works with international ELT organisations to ensure the acceptance of CELTA globally.
This means that the course is looked upon favourably around the world and gives people the opportunity to teach English in so many different countries.
Travelling abroad also means that CELTA teachers also get the chance to learn new languages themselves whilst teaching English to others.
Those that take a CELTA course can also teach in the UK, as well as abroad. So although the course is popular with young people and graduates who want to see the world, many mature students and career changers also do the course.
Sometimes people who want a change of career see the CELTA course as a chance to break free from an office and be in the more dynamic environment of a classroom or language school.
Whatever reason people have for wanting to teach English to foreign language speakers, the CELTA course guarantees a great foundation and an internationally-recognised qualification that promises the chance of adventure!
The great news is that currently The British Council are offering graduates the chance to gain a place on a partially-funded CELTA course. The deadline for applications for this discounted CELTA course has now been extended to the 3rd of December 2012 to give more people a chance to apply.
Concorde International offer quality CELTA courses throughout the year. To find out if your are eligible to apply for the course and what it could offer you visit our CELTA information page today.