Teacher Training Schools
There is more than one TESOL certification course offered within the city limits of Los Angeles, each of which offers a general teaching certificate to students; but there is only one University of Cambridge-accredited CELTA New York.
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 and is very highly regarded by employers in the U.S. and overseas. It is accredited by the University of Cambridge and successful candidates are awarded certification from Cambridge. 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.
Teaching House has developed a very strong CELTA course and produced virtually every conceivable document, assignment, input session handout and teaching practice point that we could think of.
The 4-week course is very intensive and requires a full-time commitment. In addition to class time, you can expect to spend a part of most evenings and at least one day over the weekend working independently on lesson planning and course assignments. Cambridge ESOL recommends dedicating a minimum of 20-25 hours a week outside of the course to this work. 100% attendance is required. Employment during the course and very long commutes are strongly discouraged. A clear schedule for four weeks is the best approach to take.