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.
The Part-time online course:
- fully online for 13 weeks
- Teaching Practice taking place on Fridays
- £1650 (incl. Cambridge registration fee).
Fees can be paid in cash, by credit/debit card, cheque or bank transfer. Early bird discount of £100 available where course fees are paid in full immediately upon acceptance on the course. Available on applications received 4 weeks before the course start date at the latest.
120+ hours per course including 6+ hours observed teaching practice
Fully online; Teaching Practice Fridays
18 years +
Maximum Students Per Class
12/18 trainees per course and a maximum of 6 trainees per CELTA tutor
PT Online CELTA course dates 2024
13 September - 06 December
Public Holidays 2024
The school will close on December 20 2024 and will reopen on January 6 2025. Please note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.
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
CELTA is the most well-known TEFL qualification in the world, and is administered as part of the University of Cambridge. This makes it the perfect certification for anyone who wishes to teach English abroad. In fact, having a CELTA certificate is one of the best ways to boost your chances of finding a teaching job abroad, for both long and short term contracts. Whether you want to settle down in a new country, or earn money by teaching English while travelling, CELTA is by far your best option. Another advantage of doing your CELTA with us is that we can interview you for available positions anywhere within the IH network.
Prices include Cambridge registration fee.
Early bird discount of £100 available where course fees are paid in full immediately upon acceptance on the course. Available on applications received 4 weeks before the course start date at the latest.
What does the CELTA Course Cost?
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.
Do I Need Prior Teaching Experience to Study CELTA?
What Happens After I Complete the Course?
The Cambridge CELTA is the most widely recognised and respected of the TEFL certificates available, with stringent criteria and guidelines set out by Cambridge ESOL (a department of Cambridge University). More detailed information on the course can also be found on the Cambridge ESOL website: www.cambridgeesol.org. For an idea of what jobs are available globally in the EFL industry and what is required for employment, look at the job listings at www.tefl.com.
Where Can I Teach with CELTA?
CELTA is also the perfect qualification for those who want to teach English part time while travelling.
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