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Online CELTA Courses a Lockdown Success

BSC trains hundreds of students to teach English with their brand new online CELTA courses.

Like many other companies around the world, BSC has had to respond swiftly to the changes brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. This included switching to the online delivery of many of our courses, including our teacher training portfolio which grew dramatically in popularity under lockdown.

With more and more students looking for outcome-based courses and career development opportunities, it was essential BSC could continue to offer its highly-regarded CELTA training courses online. The Teacher Traning team quickly put in place an online Fast Track CELTA course that would not only be delivered online but would also help prepare students for teaching in the virtual classroom, a skillset that has become essential in 2020.

The course was a huge success, with hundreds of teachers trained from March to August. Students were provided with a technical orientation to familiarise themselves with the platforms used and the importance of online security. This module is then followed by the more conventional CELTA topics including Language Awareness, Methodology of Language Teaching and Learning as well as live teaching sessions.

Woman studies CELTA online on Teacher Training course at BSC

The pioneering courses were a huge success among students with excellent feedback across the board.

"I think the enjoyable nature of it came from the dedication and hard work of the tutors. They were always on hand to help us whenever we had any issues and their knowledge was extraordinary. I can safely say that I’ve learned far more in these 4 weeks than I did in my entire 4-year university experience."

Ilya Vaiman, online CELTA student

British Study Centres has a long history of providing expert teacher training in the UK, including the CELTA, a Cambridge-accredited English teaching qualification. The qualification also allows students to deliver lessons both in the classroom and online. In the near future, trainees will be able to return to face-to-face teaching when courses restart in our York and Manchester locations.