are a variety of teacher training options available in
For the off-site tailor-made courses one of the very experienced
Developing Teachers.com associate trainers would be available.
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BLC has built an excellent reputation over the last
ten years for providing very high quality teacher
courses are run at The British Language Centre in Madrid
& for more on the BLC go to their
teacher training page.
The links with each course description &
forms below will take you to the BLC site.
Cambridge ESOL Certificate in English
Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
For those entering the English language teaching profession
the Cambridge Certificate qualification (CELTA) is the
internationally recognised one. This is a very practical
introduction to all areas of the job. It includes seminar
'input' sessions, teaching practice with Spanish learners
followed by feedback. There are also written tasks &
observations. The Certificate can be followed intensively
over four weeks or part-time over twelve weeks.
Special fees for Gap Year Students.
For a more detailed
CELTA description & application forms.
Cambridge ESOL Diploma in English Language Teaching to
The qualification for the experienced teacher who wishes
to develop existing teaching skills & gain professional
recognition. A theoretical background is set with the practical
teaching ideas. This course can be followed full-time over
eight weeks or part-time over six months.
*** The candidate results from the June 2001 exam were
the best from any centre running the course ***
For a more detailed
DELTA description & application forms.
Teaching of Business English
This course is for the CELTA qualified teacher
or those with teaching experience. The main areas covered
are: professional skills (the client approach, needs analysis,
course design, lesson planning), methodology and materials
(classroom approaches and techniques, appropriate materials
and their uses) & basic business awareness (the way
businesses are run, the stages of a deal, basic business
terminology, the layout and content of routine business
For a more detailed description.
Teaching the Younger Learner
An excellent wide-ranging examination of the younger
learner language class. It is mainly focussed on the primary
age group but does cover the top & bottom ages. A very
practical task-based course.
For more on the Younger
Other courses that are run at the BLC
courses -Phonology, Language Awareness, Vocabulary,