Teacher training and a Cambridge qualification for secondary teachers, at your location


This course is designed for English language teachers currently working in secondary education (11-18 years old) to improve their teaching skills and classroom performance.

The course leads to a recognised qualification from Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge. 

IH London will help you plan and launch the programme, and will then mentor your organisation and local training staff through the first year. We will work alongside your local trainers supporting their professional development as they mentor teachers. 

Who is this course for?

This course is for schools or institutions that have a group of secondary teachers (teaching 11 -18 year olds) who would like to gain the CELT-S qualification. It is made up of online modules combined with face-to-face support and classroom observation at your school by an International House teacher trainer. 

Course objectives

CELT-S is a pratical teaching qualification that will help you refresh and build your teaching skills to get the most from your secondary school students.

By the end of the course you will have the skills and confidence to:

  • successfully implement the curriculum
  • apply your learning to classroom situations
  • improve your classroom teaching

Course outline

The course is a mixture of online and face-to-face content. The eight online modules can be completed in any order and focus on teaching large secondary school contexts.

  • Module 1 – Classroom management in the secondary classroom
  • Module 2 – Language learning and the teenage learner
  • Module 3 – Teaching language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) in the secondary classroom
  • Module 4 – Language awareness for teaching
  • Module 5 – Teaching language (grammar, lexis and phonology) in the secondary classroom
  • Module 6 – Planning language learning (lessons and courses) in the secondary classroom
  • Module 7 – Language learning resources and materials for the secondary classroom
  • Module 8 – Assessing language learning in the secondary context

Your teacher trainer will provide support, teaching practice and scheduled classroom observation at your school or institution.

You will be assessed in a number of ways throughout the course:

  • online progress tests and practical tasks throughout the course
  • Assessed Teaching Practice
  • written assessment

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