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The qualified teacher of English - where to find it? Qualification of CELTA of Cambridge/RSA

Often only qualification of teachers from the English-speaking countries working at language schools of Moscow is qualification “native speaker“. And it - without exaggeration. They can be certified specialists - in the field of accounting, for example. In advertizing and it is told - “the carriers qualified“.... So it is useful to understand qualifications. It is clear, that the concept “carrier“ in itself is not a guarantor of your success at occupations on courses. For example, any Pole, the Chinese, the Indonesian, etc. can descend for the carrier in case he tolerably speaks in English, and the language school supports a legend that this person since the birth (and there - goodness knows?) lived, studied etc., for example, in Oxford. It is difficult to check it and hardly it makes sense to do it....

Carriers / not carriers are not professional statement of a question. Also it is often used to mislead. It is not the one who the teacher of a nationality - the Jew, the Tatar, the Georgian, the Russian or the Englishman. Important - how well he KNOWS English, including theoretical and its practical aspects, and also how well he owns a technique and is able to teach...

the First advertizing trap we learned to bypass

. Here the second:“ carriers from America, England etc. with qualification of CELTA“...


The matter is that CELTA is the first qualification step and without sufficient experience and good theoretical base costs not much. It is possible to receive this certificate, having completed a hundred-hour PRACTICAL course. Yes, the course difficult, with a set of tasks, is carried out in extremely rigid mode - there is not enough time to do all tasks by the light of day.

Usually, those who do CELTA study and day and night within a month. But! In - the first, the theory on a course it is not a lot of. In - the second, the certificate of CELTA happens three types:“ And“, “In“ and “With“...

“C“ is a norm though from group of 10 people in size one - two persons do not receive even “With“.
“B“ is an assessment above average - good result. The assessment “In“ is received by one person from 1 - 2 groups. If the teacher has the certificate of CELTA “B“ - it is a good omen.
“A“ - this assessment is received by one person from two - three releases. UCLES holds a level - if all hand over on “And“ - what then to teach to. It to the fact that the difference between “In“ and “And“ is, but more formal, than real. And here between “With“ and “In“ a difference much more essential.

of CELTA is a PRACTICAL course for teachers without experience or with a brief experience of work - it is told about the course CELTA below in more detail. Presence at the teacher of the certificate of CELTA - a condition, it is possible to tell necessary, but not SUFFICIENT.


It is clear that neither a floor, nor age, nor a nationality of the teacher matter - a question in its qualification. The it is higher, the results, progress of listeners will be better.

the Optimum choice

Arguing on qualifications, it should be noted that there are qualifications professional and qualifications academic. It is better when the teacher has both that, and another - both knowledge, and experience. For example, CELTA and diploma of language or pedagogical higher education institution. In this case, the teacher knows the theory and owns effective practical methods. Alas, among the teachers working in Moscow it is a big rarity. And we, in most cases, have either illiterate “native speakers“, or competent, but not owning modern techniques of compatriots...

Future language education in Russia, certainly, for the Russian-speaking professionals who in perfection are knowing language, who gained the diploma of the teacher of English in the Russian higher education institution and completed a practical course like CELTA - or similar. Such remarkable combination of two approaches in training of teachers - practical, western and theoretical, Russian gives tremendous effect.

If many have some idea of the Russian qualifications of various pedagogical higher education institutions, then qualifications western are known little. Therefore, below the speech about one of such qualifications will also go.

of CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) of Cambridge, UCLES/RSA (University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate/Royal Society of Arts)

That such CELTA?
Widespread international qualification of the teacher of English as foreign. CELTA is initial qualification for those who decided to devote themselves to teaching English. The persons which successfully finished this course and the awarded qualifications, have an opportunity to teach English as foreign practically in any country of the world. whether

the person which native language not English, to receive this qualification Can?
Perhaps if sustains standard requirements. It will be in power to the person who is perfectly knowing English (level of the educated carrier).

Who conducts a course?
the Course are conducted by two teachers - the trainer, qualified professionals with a wide experience of teaching activity. At the end of a course the inspector from UCLES estimating work of trainers, compliance to the established standards of carrying out a course and progress of listeners is invited.

the Course is calculated by

on 100 hours - usually, these are 4 weeks of intensive occupations Monday through Friday, 11. 30 - 18. 30. Each working day begins with theoretical occupations (3 hours) on which listeners get acquainted with various aspects of a communicative technique of teaching, then there takes place student teaching (2 hours) on which listeners under the leadership of the trainer work these methods with groups of real students. Practice is followed by analysis and discussion of lessons (30 minutes). Quantity and the volume of the written works performed during a course the standard minimum - 4 written works for a course is defined by the trainer.

of CELTA - highly practical course setting as the purpose to acquaint listeners with the advanced techniques and to fulfill them in practice. The main objective of a course is training in planning of separate lessons, series of consecutive lessons, and also to maintaining lessons. These skills make a basis of the assessment removed in the certificate.

of the Summary:
Future language education in Russia, certainly, for the Russian-speaking professionals who in perfection are knowing language, who gained the diploma of the teacher of English in the Russian higher education institution and together with it, owning modern, PRACTICAL methods of training.

Makhail Kudryavtsev, material is provided by educational agency “STUDY flight“.