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This course is aimed at teachers, trainers, tutors, facilitators, lecturers and mentors from any discipline and any level of education, who are interested in developing the skills necessary to become an effective e-moderator in online courses.
The course is also specifically recommended by Cambridge ESOL for f2f CELTA teacher trainers wanting to become qualified online CELTA trainers. More information here and see below.
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With the launch of the Cambridge CELTA Course Online (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), CELTA online tutors are required to have emoderation skills training. Our Emoderation course is specifically recommended by Cambridge ESOL for this training.
Tutors from certified CELTA training centres are offered a 15% discount on the Emoderation course fees, making a total of £318.75 (the non-discounted course fee is £375). Please contact us on email@example.com for payment details at the special discounted rate.
Our course will cover four weeks from the start date. Participants are expected to spend approx. 6-8 hours per week on online individual and collaborative group work, including offline reading and reflection. Deadlines for task completion are weekly, and participants can log on at any point during the week to work on the course. There are no 'fixed' times to be online - apart from regular timetabled online chats - these are negotiated to suit everyone. You will receive a detailed study timetable to help you organise your workload effectively once you have enrolled on the course.
You won’t need any prior experience or knowledge of online tutoring, although very basic experience of email and Internet use would be helpful.
The E-moderation course looks at the range of skills needed by an online tutor, particularly in the field of ELT (English Language Teaching), although these skills are easily transferable to other disciplines. Through the experience of the course itself you will acquire and analyse these skills.
During the course, you will:
You will follow the course entirely online, working individually, in small study groups of 6 to 8 and with a tutor.
Competence in written and spoken English, whether English is the applicants’ first, second or foreign language: successful applicants’ levels of competence in English must be of a standard sufficient to enable them to fully understand and complete the course work.
The Consultants-E will issue you with a Certificate on successful completion of the course. Successful completion of the course is defined as completing 80% of the course work, and especially the final course project, where applicable.
You can enrol online via the Emoderation enrolment form. You can then pay the course fee of £375 online via PayPal. The
course fee covers all course content and documentation, video
conferencing sessions, full tutor support and ongoing feedback.
Cambridge ESOL certified CELTA trainers who wish to train up as online CELTA trainers are offered a 15% discount on the course fee (total £375 discounted to £319). Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to receive payment information in this case.
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to cancel within seven days of our contract with you. If you cancel
your enrolment you will have your payment returned. To be refunded
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Note: We are occasionally obliged to cancel a planned course if
we do not have the minimum required number of participants (six).
Cancellation will normally occur two- three days in advance of the course start
date. In the event of a course cancellation you will be offered the
opportunity to have a full refund, roll your enrolment over to the next
course date, or transfer to another course with a discount.
A deferral means that you leave one iteration of a course and join another at a later date, and we are obliged to levy a series of deferral fees to cover associated administrative and tutoring costs in all such cases. Note that deferrals are only granted in exceptional circumstances (bereavement, long-term illness, relocation, etc.) and on receipt of concrete supporting evidence. When you join a new iteration of your course you will need to pay the deferral fee to join it.
The deferral fee needs to be paid within one month of a deferral being granted. You then have up to one year (twelve calendar months) in which to take the course again. If more than twelve months elapse between your deferral and enrolling on the course again, you will need to pay the full course fee, and start the course from the beginning as a new participant. Previous work will not be validated in this case.
What are the fees?
The deferral fee - how much you will need to pay to join a future iteration of your course - will be calculated as a combination of administrative costs, tutor costs, bank and associated charges and a fee based on how much of the course you have done at the time of referral.
- less than 50% of the current course done
-> 25% fee to be paid for the next course you join
- more than 50% of the course done
-> 50% fee to be paid for the next course you join
Note that Module 3 deferrals are handled on a case-by-case basis and you should contact your tutor in the first instance. In the case of seeking a deferral, you need to contact your course tutor, and copy in firstname.lastname@example.org so we can deal with the administrative issues involved in a deferral. The deferral fee, in this case, is equivalent to 10% of the full fee.
Before the Course Starts
If you need to cancel before the course starts, we are able to offer the following refunds:
- more than two weeks before: 100% refund
- less than two weeks before: 75% refund
After the Course has Started
Generally speaking, by the time your course starts we will have invested time and money in the
administration of the course, in contracting one of our tutors and
agreeing terms and conditions for their tutoring time and they will already have spent time working with you on the course. This
makes it very difficult for us to issue refunds after a course has
started, and we will only be able to do so in special unforeseen circumstances (long-term illness, bereavement or similar), and with concrete evidence to support a refund application. In such circumstances we can offer the following refunds, based on how much of the course you have already had access to:
less than 25% of the course available: 50% refund
less than 50% of the course available: 25% refund
more than 50% of the course available: 00% refund
Please note that these exceptional refunds are calculated after tutor costs and bank charges have been deducted.
In most cases, issuing a refund will incur increased bank charges, so we do offer the possibility of keeping the refund in credit with us to put towards another course in the subsequent twelve months, or transferring the credit to a friend or colleague for their use when enroling with us. Please ask us about this possibility when asking for a refund.
NOTE: As moderation fees for our certified courses are paid directly to the moderating body at the time of enrolment, we are never, under any circumstances, able to issue a refund for them.
Tutors were superb! Very worthwhile. The tasks were to the point and relevant and gave us a chance to apply what we learned , not just theoretically. [WebQuests course]
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