ILC France CELTA Course
ILC France CELTA Course: Facts & Figures
ILC France - IH Paris was the first organisation in France to be approved as a CELTA training centre by the University of Cambridge. The course was conceived by Jon Haycraft, founder of the International House (IH) group, to which ILC France is affiliated. In 1978, the teacher training programme used by IH was certificated by the British exam board, the Royal School of Arts (RSA), and became known as the 'RSA Preparatory Certificate'. Later, after acquisition by Cambridge ESOL, the course was renamed as the 'CELTA' course.
ILC France has been running teacher training courses since 1979, and currently has 4 in-house CELTA tutors. Visiting tutors from other centres in the IH network are also invited to ILC several times a year to help run courses. This is considered to be an excellent way of maintaining standards and sharing ideas between CELTA centres.
Since the first course took place at ILC in 1979, more than 3000 candidates have completed the CELTA course at the centre. In an average year, the centre runs 9 courses, with 12 candidates in each session. The ILC France CELTA course boasts a 97% pass rate, with more than a third of candidates achieving at least a 'Pass B' or 'Pass A'. In fact, 5 out of 12 candidates on the July 2014 course were awarded a 'Pass B' - an excellent result for all concerned!
In addition to CELTA training, ILC France employs a strong pool of English trainers and is dedicated to developing the skills of its teaching team. Over the years, the centre has trained a number of teachers to be CELTA tutors, and all its current teaching staff are qualified Cambridge examiners.
Despite the many changes to teacher training that have occurred since the 1970s, ILC France has successfully adapted to each new situation. The centre continues to build on past experience, expanding and developing its expertise in teacher training, and this has contributed to making it the best place to follow a CELTA Course in France.