TESOL Training Session in Kobe Japan
TESOL Training Session in Kobe Japan

The Cambridge CELT-S is designed to supply classroom skills and teaching confidence for English teachers working in secondary education (ages 11-18). The program is specifically designed for teachers who speak English as a second language.

The program aims to develop core professional competencies and improve classroom performance by developing and extending teachers’ knowledge and skills; focusing on the strategies, methods and materials teachers need to teach language effectively; helping teachers manage and motivate large classes; and providing teachers with strategies to ensure that all learners achieve their potential. The blended and online programs include either face to face or webinar tuition and reinforcement of skills through online study. Participants can work at their own pace through the online modules and put theory into practice through the practical observations.


Course Dates

30 October 2021 – 30 July 2022

Online Delivery

  • Orientation: 30 October 2021 (10am – 11:30am)
  • Webinar 1: 29 January 2022 (9am – 1pm)
  • Webinar 2: 19  March 2022 (9am – 1pm)
  • Webinar 3: 28 May 2022 (9am – 1pm)
  • Webinar 4: 16 July 2022 (9am – 1pm)
  • TKT: 30 July 2022 (Presence required on campus for examination)

*The specific timetable for each course will be confirmed prior to course commencement.

As Japan’s English curriculum changes, teachers need the skills that CELT-S provides to shift to a four-skills approach.

Noriko Ohara
School Coordinator, Malcolm English, Japan

Course Components

Online modules

Each of the 8 online modules addresses key concepts and principles related to the overall topic; provides a range of activities which ensure participants engage with course content and can apply what they have learned to their own classrooms; includes regular progress tests to check learning.

Modules include:

      1. Classroom Management
      2. Language Learning And The Teenage Language Learner
      3. Teaching Language Skills
      4. Language Awareness For Teaching
      5. Teaching Language
      6. Planning Language Learning
      7. Resources And Materials
      8. Assessing Language Learning

Online Seminars

These are designed to develop and extend the online materials and provide participants with supportive opportunities to engage in discussion and practice relevant to their own classroom context.

Practical Portfolio Tasks

For each module there is a practical written task to enable participants to apply their learning in their own classrooms.

Practical Teaching Observations

Teaching observations give the participants the opportunity to consolidate and put their learning into practice and also give them the chance to receive developmental feedback from experienced teacher trainers

Course Completion and Assessment

Practical Teaching Observations

Participants who actively participate in the course and complete all assessments will gain the CELT-S qualification at either a Pass or Pass with Merit standard. Course completion and assessment requirements are:

  • Active participation in online and face-to-face modules and progress tests
  • Completion of TKT Module 1 exam
  • The portfolio tasks
  • Assessment of teaching

Entry level for the CELT-S is a demonstrated B1 level of English.  The CELT-S provides a foundation to the broader Cambridge English Teaching Framework.