Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

The CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is a pre-service Teacher Development course that focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching English. It is an internationally recognized Cambridge Assessment qualification with no expiry. Candidates who successfully complete the course portfolio are awarded a certificate at the levels of Pass, Pass B or Pass A.

CELTA is intended for;

  • Teachers with no previous teaching experience – the course provides you with the fundamental tools and techniques for teaching English as a foreign language.

  • Teachers with limited teaching experience. The course helps to refine some of the teaching skills they already have as well as introducing them to new ideas and techniques to improve their teaching performance

CELTA can be done;

  • Full-time face-to-face courses (4 or 5 weeks)

  • Part-time courses (10 – 14 weeks)

  • Fully online courses (5 weeks) – This is currently a temporary option for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis

CELTA consists of 120 contact hours that involves:

  • Input sessions (40 hours face-to-face with online support)
  • 6 hours of Teaching Practice (observed by experienced tutors with volunteer students)
  • Supervised lesson planning
  • Feedback on teaching practice
  • Peer observation of teaching practice
  • Tutorials (one-to-one consultation with your tutor at least twice during the course)
  • Four written assignments designed to support and reflect what you do in the classroom
  • 6 experienced teacher observations (built into the course)
  • Cambridge also recommends a further 120 hours of self-study time (background reading,
  • assignment writing, and lesson preparation etc.)