Teaching House ChicagoLocation: Loyola University Lake shore Campus, Granada Center 6439 N. Sheridan, Chicago, IL, 60660, USA
Phone: 617 939 9318
The CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching for Adults) course is the most internationally recognized ESL teacher training - TEFL or TESL - course in the world. It is accredited by the University of Cambridge.
Offered in Chicago, Teaching House's CELTA training course is hosted at the Loyola University Lake shore Campus in the Granada building. It is a beautiful, lake-side location within walking distance of the Loyola subway stop on the red line, and convenient to an ethnically diverse array of restaurants and shops in Rogers Park. Teaching House runs the University of Cambridge CELTA (the Certificate in English Language Teaching), the most widely accepted TESOL program in the world.
The CELTA is a hands-on practical course that equips trainees with the necessary skills to teach a range of lessons to students of any nationality or language.
We have a maximum of 18 teachers on each course, which ensures individual attention is given to everyone throughout the course. During one half of the day there are workshops and seminars which cover issues relevant to teaching such as grammar, how to teach vocabulary, methodology, literacy, etc. In the other half, we run classes specifically for students learning English. These are taught by our trainee teachers who teach a minimum of nine times during the course, and get to observe a good number more lessons taught by their peers and other experienced teachers. Each taught lesson is also observed by one of our qualified tutors who gives extensive feedback on each lesson. This practical teaching component of the course is the element that schools require their teachers to have undergone to ensure that their staff has at least had a foundation in hands-on teaching and the theories that align with classroom techniques.