WITH THE DEMAND FOR ENGLISH FLUENCY AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH, THE NEED FOR CELTA QUALIFIED TEACHERS IS HIGHER THAN EVER.

CELTA Apply Now Form

  • PERSONAL DETAILS

    Please enter your name as it appears on your passport.
  • GENERAL EDUCATION

    Please supply details of secondary and further education, including dates and topics.
  • LANGUAGES

    If you are a non-native speaker of English, please supply information about your level of proficiency.
  • (include IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge exams if available and the date you obtained the certificate. Attach the certificate as an attachment to your application):
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
  • TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

  • OTHER INFORMATION

  • (Include any information which you feel might affect your performance on the course bearing in mind it is of a stressful nature):
  • COURSE DETAILS

  • STUDENT DECLARATION

  • I declare that all the information on this form is correct and that I have read, understood and accept Polyglot / Polyskills enrolment, cancellation and refund policies (see the last page of this document).
    IMPORTANT: Please note that acceptance on a course does not mean a place has been reserved for you. To ensure a place on the course, you will need to pay a deposit (see below) within ten days after having been accepted on the course. The deposit is non-refundable.

    Deposit CELTA IH Dubai: AED 2,500



    I have read and accept these conditions. I have read and agree with the general terms and conditions (see the last page).
  • NOW FILL IN THE APPLICATION TASK BELOW PLEASE

  • Cambridge CELTA Pre-interview task

  • 1. TEACHING

    Answer the following in two or three sentences.



  • 2. THE TEACHER



  • 3. TEACHER TALK

    Rephrase the following “teacher talk” in language that an elementary learner may understand.



  • 4. LANGUAGE AWARENESS

    Part 1: Which is the “odd one out” in each group and why?

    Example:
    I’m flying to India next week.
    She’s playing tennis this afternoon.
    Right now I’m working really hard at the office.
    I’m sorry but I can’t. I’m having an early night tonight.

    Answer: Right now I’m working really hard at the office.
    Why? All the others are present continuous referring to future arrangements whereas the odd one out is the present continuous for an action at the moment of speaking.
  • The baby's bottle.
    The nation's struggle.
    The teacher's absent.
    The nurse's pay.
    The government's defeat.
  • The plane was hi-jacked by a woman.
    The tourists were attacked by a gang.
    The soldier was hit by a bullet.
    The trains collided by a river.
    Three hundred people were killed by the earthquake.
  • She must have lost the address.
    Alan must have been here too.
    That must have been awful.
    The thieves must have got in through the window.
    I must have something to drink.


  • Part 2: Which is the “odd one out” in each group and why?

    Example (1):
    I am usually driving to work.

    Corrected Version:
    I usually drive to work.

    Explanation:
    Explanation: We use the present simple (I drive ...) to talk about routine, habits and everyday actions.


    Example (2):
    I wish I were rich.

    Corrected Version:
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    Explanation:
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  • Part 3: How would you explain to a learner of English the difference in meaning between the following pairs of sentences / words?

    Example:
    He went to London.
    The past simple refers to a finished action in a finished period of time. The action is finished and ‘he’ has returned from London.

    He has gone to London.
    The present perfect refers to an unfinished action in an undefined time in the past. The action is unfinished and ‘he’ hasn’t returned from London yet.




  • 5. TEACHING MEANING

    How could you most easily CONVEY THE MEANING (do not give a dictionary definition) of the following to a group of language learners in the classroom>
    (Assume a mixed nationality class, i.e. no translation possible.)


  • 6. WORKING IN A GROUP


  • 7. EXTENDED TASK

    Outline your reasons for wanting to do the CELTA course, what you hope to gain from it and how it fits in with your plans for the future. (300-400 WORDS)