The Incomparable
CELTA Experience

Go on a tour of the CELTA journey at IH Izmir through this video, find out more about our centre, our tutors and our trainees and discover for yourself why doing your CELTA at IH Izmir is the one and only choice!

Useful Information

Enrollment Procedure

Click on Dates & Fees. Choose a suitable date and click on “Apply” button. There, you create an account to receive an application form.

Eligibility

Candidates need to be over 18 years old and for non-native speakers have a CEFR-C2 or high C1 level of English.

Things to Bring

A personal laptop, 4 or 5 pens, a notebook, a hard folder to keep all the handouts you receive from your tutors.

Visas

Please click here to see if your country requires a visa to enter Turkey.

Cost of Living

Commute; 0-200₺ per month based on distance to the school. Food; 20₺-50₺ per day based on choice of food and restaurants

Dress Code

The official dress code of IH Izmir is Smart Casual (no shorts, no flip flops). Keep in mind that it gets pretty hot during summers and pretty cold in winters.

Medical Services

As a foreigner you have access to all medical procedures here in Turkey and with private health insurance you will be able to claim the expenses from your insurance provider.

Book List

Please click to the list of recommended books in order for you to prepare for the course.

A Typical CELTA Day

The CELTA course daily routine timeline here at IH Izmir is like:

10:00

Teaching Practice and Observation

Six hours of observed teaching at two distinct levels, completed with detailed lesson plans, provides the opportunity to put everything you learn through input sessions, feedback sessions and experience into practice. Through eight, 45-minute lessons, trainees get the chance to build on previous lessons experience teaching a variety of lessons shapes and aims.

In addition to peer observations almost every day, trainees will have six hours of live observations of experienced teachers, in which they can see the techniques, lesson shapes and approaches in action.

13:30

Guided Lesson Planning

GLP is when you have a one on one chat with your tutor about the upcoming teaching practice session. You bounce ideas off of them get ideas for activites and justify the choices you have made.

14:30

Feedback

Following each Teaching Practice session, feedback is where trainees get a chance to reflect on their lessons, receive peer feedback and have their lessons deconstructed with the help of the tutors to identify areas of strengths and action points to focus on in the upcoming teaching sessions.

15:30

Input

32+ sessions where the theoretical concepts, teaching approaches, lesson shapes, aspect of phonology, classroom management and many other aspects are covered by the tutors. The input sessions provide the trainees with the tools needed to deliver their lessons, while providing a deeper, more focused understanding of ELT.

18:30

Free study (Assignments)

Trainees are required to complete four assignments on the course. Ranging from focusing on the learners, to language and receptive skills, to self-reflection, this part of the course is where trainees demonstrate their research, data collection and academic writing skills to produce 750 1000 word pieces of writing. Each assignment comes with a resubmission, in which the trainees will have the opportunity to work on their action points based on tutor comments.

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