CELTA Taster

CELTA, the industry standard language teaching qualification, is delivered at the ELTU.

Delivered by our experienced CELTA trainers, the aim of the CELTA Taster is to give participants an idea of what Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) involves for both learners and teachers; what knowledge and skills an ESOL teacher needs and whether this could be a possible career path for you!

Topics covered include:

Topic 1 – Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
Topic 2 – Language analysis and awareness
Topic 3 – Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
Topic 4 – Planning and resources for different teaching contexts
Topic 5 – Developing teaching skills and professionalism

The sessions will be very practical with demonstrations of techniques and methodologies as well as some micro-teaching from you. You will also get to observe some teaching on video.

No previous teaching experience is required.

Key information


External participants: £50.

University of Leicester staff and students: £20

This charge will be deducted from your fees if you sign up for a CELTA course with us in 2019.

Location: Prospect House, 94 Regent Road, LE1 7DA (http://goo.gl/maps/NZ9Nl)

Date: Saturday 23rd March 2019

Draft programme for the day

9.00 – 9.30 Welcome/registration/tea & coffee
9.30 – 11.00 Learners and teachers
11.00 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 13.00 How to teach systems
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and meet ex-CELTA trainees
14.00 – 15.30 How to teach skills
15.30 – 16.00 Round up: qualifications and jobs

To apply

In order to register your interest in future events please contact celta@le.ac.uk.

You will get a certificate of attendance at the end if you attend the full day. However, please note this course does not lead to a TESOL qualification.

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Presessional Classlists

Information for Module D Undergraduate students arriving in July 2019.


Click the link to find your classroom.

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Job Opportunities at the ELTU

The ELTU has a vacancy for an EAP tutor for::

  • Module D (10 weeks) starting now until 13th September 2019.
  • Module E (6 weeks) 1st August to 13th September 2019.

For further information or to apply, please contact James Lambert, jl44@le.ac.uk

Airport Pick-up Service

The ELTU offers an Airport Pick-up service for Module D and Module E students.  The services will pick up students from Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport.

Please find more information here.

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