Re: What is CELTA about?
There is no formally prescribed teaching method as such, but trainees are unlikely to succeed if their teaching is not student-centred and communicative. It is possible to satisfy Cambridge requirents by using one or more of: Presentation-Practice-Production, Engage-Study-Activate, Test-Teach-Test, Task-Based Learning, etc. The assessors are interested mainly in the broad question, "Did learning take place?" in observed lessons. Trainee teachers need to demonstrate that their learners have been enabled to use language (at their level), not just passively receive instruction, and that the main skills, listening, reading, writing and speaking have been covered.
Originally Posted by Esgaleth
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