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Intensive Celta (4 weeks)

Intensive Celta (4 weeks)

Intensive Celta (4 weeks)

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

The CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) course is intended for those with no previous experience who wish to enter the TEFL profession and for teachers with some experience but no previous training in the field.

Our intensive, 4 week courses run on the dates listed below from Monday – Friday; 09.00 – 18.00 for 4 weeks, costing £1495 (incl. Cambridge registration fee). Fees can be paid in cash, by credit/debit card, cheque or bank transfer. If you would prefer a part-time option, please see here.


120 + hours per course including 6 + hours observed teaching practice


09.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday


4 weeks


18 years +



Maximum Students Per Class

12/18 trainees per course and a maximum of 6 trainees per CELTA tutor

CELTA Course dates 2023

13 November – 08 December

CELTA Course dates 2024

12 February - 08 March

08 April - 03 May

08 July - 02 August

30 September - 25 October

11 November - 06 December

The CELTA course covers the following syllabus:

Language analysis and awareness
The learner, the teacher and the teaching/learning context
Planning for effective teaching
Classroom management skills
Teaching procedures and techniques
Resources and materials
Professional development
Classroom observation
Teaching practice

What does the CELTA Course Cost?

Fee includes the University of Cambridge registration fee. You are not required to buy any books in order to do the course, and IH Belfast has an extensive library available to all CELTA trainees. We do, however, recommend purchasing one book on Teaching English as a Foreign Language – either Learning Teaching by Jim Scrivener or How to Teach English by Jeremy Harmer. One of these will be a very useful reference for the course and throughout your TEFL career.

If you would like to brush up on your language awareness and knowledge of grammar, we recommend Martin Parrott’s book Grammar for English Language Teachers; this is also an excellent reference book which will be of use throughout your teaching career. (We do not require trainees to have an in-depth knowledge of English grammar. Language awareness is acquired over time and over the course of your teaching career.) You can do further research on the Cambridge website regarding the criteria and assessment for the course.

Price includes:

Cambridge fee


Registration fee




2023/24 total course fee

£1495 (inc. VAT)

Early bird discount of £100 available where course fees are paid in full immediately upon acceptance on the course.

Public Holidays 2023

March 17

April 7

April 10

May 1

May 29

July 12

August 28

Public Holidays 2024

March 18

May 27

March 29

July 12

April 1

August 26

May 6

School closes on 20 December 2024 and reopens Monday 06 January 2025.

Do I Need Prior Teaching Experience to Study CELTA?

CELTA is a TEFL qualification which is designed to give people little or no teaching experience the skills they need to thrive in the classroom. Of course, English teaching experience can be beneficial. However, it is by no means necessary. International House’s 4 week CELTA course comprises 120 hours of classroom-based, plus 6 hours of hands on teaching practice. This is the required standard for most international language schools. Our CELTA course provides you with all of the skills and knowledge you need to go from zero experience to leading a classroom in just 4 weeks.

Where Can I Teach with CELTA?

Internationally, CELTA is the most widely known qualification for teaching English. Students who complete the course will be qualified for TEFL jobs all around the world. It has never been a better time to become a qualified TEFL instructor, as demand for English teachers has never been higher. Over 1 billion students are currently teaching English, with demand for teachers being particularly high in Asia, Africa an Latin America. CELTA certified teachers can expect to find work in private or public schools all across the world.

CELTA is also the perfect qualification for those who want to teach English part time while travelling.

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