Sobre este curso

In accordance with Portuguese legislation (Portaria n.º 260-A/2014, de 15 de dezembro 2014, and and Portaria n.º 197/2017, de 23 de junho 2017), modules from the British Council’s Certificate in Primary English Language Teaching (CiPELT) are proposed as certified training in the field of teaching English in the 1st cycle of Primary schools in Portugal.

The general CiPELT course consists of three modules: Ready, Steady and Go. Each module is divided into different study units with forum posts and portfolio tasks. Participants are assessed and their assignments form a portfolio on which the participants are given a final assessment of Excellent / Successful / Development required. All elements of the course must be completed in order to gain the final certificate.

The course aims to:

  • expand your knowledge and use of a range of methodologies and resources 
  • focus on key primary age themes and topics
  • develop communicative, reflective and learning-centred teaching skills
  • understand the process of learning and teaching for Primary school learners
  • deepen your knowledge and understanding of classroom management 
  • help you successfully plan, manage and assess the learning progress.

Modules

The course consists of three modules covering the following areas:

  Module Content
1 Ready This module will help teachers to improve their teaching skills for classes of young learners who are beginners to learning the English language. The content covers the basics of how children learn, how to make and use resources for this age group, how to plan, manage and assess the progress of the classes. The focus is on developing listening and speaking (receptive) skills in the children and nurturing motivation towards English language learning.
2 Steady This module will help teachers to improve their teaching skills for classes of young learners who are developing their English. The content covers how children develop cognitively and with their language. It looks at how to plan, manage and assess the progress of classes. The focus is on consolidating listening and speaking skills while beginning to develop literacy skills.
3 Go This module will help teachers to improve their teaching skills for classes of young learners who are developing their English. The module covers how children develop cognitively and with their language. It looks at how to plan, manage and assess the progress of classes. Developing literacy and supporting writing skills are covered.

The course is made up of the following components:

  • articles, quizzes, activities, video and audio content
  • course handbook methodological framework and assessment procedures for participants
  • forums for participants to collaborate in
  • exercises to test and extend knowledge
  • opportunities for reflection and learning through practice
  • reflective assignment tasks.

CiPELT courses 

1. CiPELT (Ready, Steady & Go) course:

The course consists of three modules: Ready, Steady and Go. Each module is divided into six study units (3 hours each) with forum posts (1-2 hours/week) and five portfolio tasks - totalling 90 hours. This course is suggested for teachers in recruitment group 110.

2. CiPELT (Steady & Go) course:

The course consists of two modules: Steady and Go. Each of the modules is divided into six or seven units (3 hours each) with forum posts (1-2 hours/week) and five portfolio tasks - totalling 75 hours. This course is suggested for teachers in recruitment group 220 and 330.

Assessment 

The modules are divided into different study units with forum posts and reflective assignment tasks. Assessed tasks are built into each unit, and these tasks form a portfolio on which the participants are given a final assessment of excellent/successful/requires development. All elements of the course must be completed in order to gain the final certificate.

To pass the CiPELT course and obtain the full certificate candidates must gain at least a ‘Successful’ in both sections of their Portfolio (Forum tasks and Assignments).

Certificate 

Participants successfully completing the course will receive a certificate with the CiPELT course tutor’s signature and course grade. 

Detalhes e preços dos cursos

CiPELT (moderated course)

A moderated training course with an assessed portfolio developed for teachers who want to improve their English teaching for years 3 and 4 of cycle 1. The course contains audio and video content; portfolio tasks and community forum elements.

Aimed at Teachers with primary experience and C1+ level English who wish to receive a practical primary EFL development course and experienced English teachers who wish to move into the primary sector.
Level of English

Participants must have a CEFR level of C1+

  • An English degree (licenciatura) after Bologna will be equivalent to at least a C1. All degrees pre-Bologna are equivalent to C2. If teachers send a scanned copy of their English degree, if appropriate, with their application then this will be accepted as proof of C1+.
  • If you have an existing qualification at C1+ (e.g. CAE, CPE, IELTS or TOEFL) you will need to send a scanned copy of your certificate with your application. 
  • If you do not have a certificate as evidence of your English level then you will need to take the Aptis for Teachers assessment test. This is offered to teachers interested in taking one of our CiPELT courses at a price of EUR 40.00. This test will be available, from the end of September up until when the course begins, at our three centres in Coimbra, Lisbon and Porto. You will need to state on your application form that you need to do the Aptis for Teachers so that we can send you an appointment to do the test.
Duration

CiPELT (Ready, Steady & Go) course:
90 study hours over 16 weeks (4-8 hours a week) 

CiPELT (Steady & Go) course:
75 study hours over 16 weeks (3-7 hours a week) 

Deadline for applications Application process now open
Course calendar

from January 2018 (over 15 or 17 weeks)

Fee

CiPELT (Ready, Steady & Go) course: EUR 230.00

CiPELT (Steady & Go) course: EUR 200.00

"Aptis for Teachers" assessment test: EUR 40.00

Technical requirements Email address, computer, reliable internet connection (minimum speed 56kbps, preferably broadband), access to Microsoft Word or a similar word processor, access to Adobe Reader (free) to open PDF files.

Assessment

Assessed tasks are built into the course and these form a portfolio on which the participants are given a final assessment of excellent / successful / requires development.

Certificate A certificate of achievement with the CiPELT tutor's signature and course grade. 
Downloads and further resources

CiPELT courses for Portugal have been special adapted from the general course so that they fit the Portuguese context.

Watch the general CiPELT course promotional video to get an idea of the course.

Free resource books to download:

Crazy Animals and Other Activities for Teaching Young Learners

Tell it Again! The Storytelling Handbook for Primary English Language Teachers

Creativity in the English language classroom

WANT TO APPLY FOR THIS COURSE?

How to apply:

  1. Email your completed application form (MS Word), a scanned copy of your teaching qualification and proof of your English language level (C1+) to CiPELT@pt.britishcouncil.org.
  2. Applications will be checked to see if participants fit the course criteria. 
  3. Once we have confirmed your participation on the course then you will receive a further email with payment instructions on how to pay the course fee.
  4. If you have a query then you can call us on our General Enquiries number (+351 210 456 210) which will put you in contact with a customer service member of staff at our Contact centre. Our Contact Centre is open on Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00.