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Cambridge Certificate ELT to AdultsCourse APPLICATION FORM: CELTA at IH

Frankfurt
Download this form, save it, complete it and then return it to celta@ihfrankfurt.de by email

Please attach a passport-type photograph as a .jpg file.

Date of application: Course start date:

PERSONAL DETAILSPlease enter your name as it appears on your passport.

Surname: First name(s): Mr | Ms

Date of birth: Place of birth:

Nationality: First language:

Address: City/Country:

Post/Zip code: E-mail:

Phone: Skype:

Work phone: Present occupation:

Please also provide a phone number where we could contact a member of your family during
your course, just in case of an emergency:

GENERAL EDUCATION
Please supply details of secondary and further education, including dates and subjects.

Secondary:

University/Higher:

University/College name and postal address:

LANGUAGES
Please supply details of languages you speak/read/write, dates and degree of proficiency.

I speak, read, write:

TRAINING/ WORK EXPERIENCE

Do you have any formal training as a teacher? Yes No

If Yes, please supply details:

Do you have any experience of teaching?

a) English as a foreign language: Yes No

If Yes, please give dates, schools & details of levels etc.:


b) Other subjects: Yes No

If Yes, please give dates, schools & details of levels etc.:

What other work experience do you have?

Do you have any other professional training? Yes No

If Yes, please outline here:

OTHER INFORMATION

Please indicate any health concerns that may be pertinent to your application.

Is there any other information you think is worth mentioning?

How did you hear about the courses at International House Frankfurt?

Will you need help with accommodation? Yes No

OTHER APPLICATIONS

Have you previously applied for a CELTA course at any centre? Yes No

If Yes what was the outcome of your application/interview?

Are you applying to centres other than IH Frankfurt? Yes No

IMPORTANT: Please note that acceptance on a course does not mean a place has been reserved for you.
To ensure a place, the full fee must be paid no later than six weeks before the start of the course.

Fees are not transferable or refundable, either before the course or if you drop out during the course for
any reason (including health).

I have read and accepted these conditions.

Signed:

Date:

Please now complete the pre-interview task below


Cambridge Certificate ELT to AdultsPre-interview task: CELTA at IH
FRANKFURT

Name:

1. LEARNING
There is a lot to learn about teaching in a very short period of time.

a) How would you characterise yourself as a learner?

b) What is your preferred learning style?

For example: 1. Watch it done and copy it


2. Read the theory of it and try to apply it
3. Try it out and get feedback on it
4. Work it out for yourself
5. Or…

2. TEACHING
Answer the following in 2 or 3 sentences:

i. How would you get students talking in class?

ii. What are some of the reasons for and against teaching grammar rules?

iii. Which of the 4 skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing are the most important to
focus on in the classroom? Why?

iv. What is a good way of teaching vocabulary to a group of elementary learners?

v. What are the main reasons for and against correcting students’ mistakes?

3. THE TEACHER

a. In your opinion, which of the following jobs would best prepare a person for language
teaching (choose one only):

sports coach tour group leader social worker lecturer


sales person driving instructor actor/actress nurse

Why?
b. In the light of the above, why do you think YOU are suited to language teaching?

4. TEACHER TALK
Re-phrase the following "teacher talk" in language that an elementary learner might understand.

a. If you wouldn't mind opening your books to page 23, please.

b. What might you ask someone if you wanted to find out how to get to the post office?

c. Jot down the answers and then swap with your neighbour.

5. LANGUAGE AWARENESS

1. 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.

a. The baby's bottle.


The nation's struggle.
The teacher's absent.
The nurse's pay.
The government's defeat.

Answer:
Why?

b. 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.

Answer:
Why?

c. 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.
Answer:
Why?

1. 2. Identify any incorrect sentences and supply the corrected version, together with your
explanation, as in Example (1):

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


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

If the sentence is correct, write "Correct" and give no further explanation, as in Example (2):

Example (2): I wish I were rich.


Corrected version: Correct.
Explanation:

a. She is having blue eyes.

Corrected version:
Explanation:

b. I've been to China last year.

Corrected version:
Explanation:

c. He doesn't work as hard as she does.

Corrected version:
Explanation:

d. I would of liked to have seen that.

Corrected version:
Explanation:

e. I regret to have damaged your book.

Corrected version:
Explanation:

f. How long do you know Nathan?

Corrected version:
Explanation:

6. TEACHING MEANING

1. 1. 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):

a. to switch (something) on

b. secretary

c. congratulations!

d. reliable

e. manage to do (as in "she managed to pass the exam")

1. 2. Analyse the following pairs of sentences and explain the difference in meaning.

a. I’m used to working very hard.


I used to work very hard.

Answer:

b. He had to go through customs.


He must have gone through customs.

Answer:

c. A parcel’s arrived for you.


The parcel’s arrived for you.

Answer:

7. WORKING IN A GROUP
What experience have you had of working in groups? And how would you characterise your role in a group?

Write here:

8. EXTENDED WRITTEN 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)

Write here:

PLEASE RETAIN A COPY OF THIS FORM ONCE YOU HAVE FILLED IT IN. YOU WILL NEED IT DURING YOUR INTERVIEW.