Train to teach English with our Online CELTA


Now you can study CELTA online!  Study for the same prestigious qualification from the comfort of your home.

The CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a structured and practical introduction to teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). Once you have completed the course, you will have the qualification, knowledge, practical experience and confidence to begin working as a teacher anywhere in the world. 

International House London has been training English teachers for 60 years, and we are proud that our well known and highly respected methodology is now available in a new online format too. Find out what recent Online CELTA graduates thought of their course in our blog.


Course requirements

To get the most from this course you will need:

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A desktop computer or laptop
  • Microsoft Word
  • A web camera on or attached to the device you are using
  • A headset with a microphone.
  • You will be sent all the details you need to connect to the IH London virtual classroom.
  • A quiet and comfortable place where you can work uninterrupted for up to 3 hours



Choose the Online CELTA option that suits you

  • Full-time CELTA: get qualified online in just 4 weeks
  • Part-time CELTA: Fully online, perfect for qualifying around other commitments on two evenings per week over 13 weeks. 

IH London has extremely experienced and knowledgeable tutors with a useful mix of skills between them. It felt like they went above and beyond to support us and make sure we felt supported throughout. The course has opened my eyes to the possibilities of online teaching.

Online CELTA Graduate

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Start your CELTA course now and pay later! Spread the cost of your online or face-to-face CELTA course through Payl8r instalment service. A fast, easy and hassle free financing option to help you get started! Find out more on our Payment Options page by clicking below.

Be CELTA-qualified in just this intensive 4 week online course.

Full-time CELTA Online

Course hours  Course hours 120 (30 per week) plus 120 self-study
Course days Monday to Friday
Maximum class size 15 (1:5 trainer to trainee ratio)
Lesson times  10:00 – 18:00 (UK time)

Asian-zone-friendly lesson times: 07:30 to 15:00 (UK time)
Start dates 2021

1 February – 26 February

1 March – 26 March

6 April (Tuesday) – 30 April

4 May (Tuesday) – 28 May

1 June (Tuesday) – 25 June

5th July to 30 July

2nd August to 27 August

31st August (Tuesday) to 24 September

27th Sept to 22 Oct

25th October to 19 November

22nd November to 17 December


Sample timetable:

Full-time CELTA timetable

Full-time CELTA timetable – Asia

Online Part-time CELTA (AM)

Perfect for qualifying around other commitments, morning classes over 12.5 weeks.


Lessons per week

6 hours – live synchronous sessions

8-10 hours on Moodle

8-10 hours self-study   

Course days  (starts mid-week)



2 February – 29 April (Tues&Thurs)

2 March  – 27 May (Tues&Thurs)

14 April – 7 July (Mon&Weds)

11 May – 5 August (Tues&Thurs)

9 June – 3 September (Mon&Weds)

10 Aug – 6 Nov (Tues&Thurs)

8 Sep – 4 Dec (Mon&Wed)

26 Oct – 22 Feb (Tues&Thurs)

Lesson times

10.00 to 13.00 


Online Part-time CELTA (PM)

Perfect for qualifying around other commitments, two evenings per week and every Saturday over 12 weeks.


Lessons per week

10 – 15 hours – live synchronous sessions

8-10 hours self-study   

Course days 



6 February – 29 Apr (Tues&Thurs)

6 March  – 27 May (Tues&Thurs)

17 April – 10 July (Mon&Weds)

15 May – 7 August (Tues&Thurs)

12 June – 4 September (Mon&Weds)

Sat 14th Aug – 6th Nov (Tues&Thurs) (online)

Sat 11th Sept – 4th Dec (Mon&Weds) (online)

Sat 30th Oct – 5th Feb 2022  (Tues&Thurs) (online)

Lesson times

18.30 – 21.30 (2 nights per week)

09.00 – 12.30 every Saturday 

(1st Saturday and last Saturday 10.00-17,00)


Sample timetables:

6 January Morning PT

9 January Evening PT

4 February Morning PT

6 February Evening PT

Apply now for the CELTA


1. Request your application form in the ‘Book Now’ box below. Select the course and date you are interested in and proceed. You will not be charged at this point. Alternatively you can email and request an application form.

2. The application form includes a language awareness task which you will need to complete and send back to us.

3.  If successful, you will be invited to an interview via Zoom.

4.  If accepted onto your course, your offer will be valid for 12 months. You will need to take your course during this period.

5.  To secure your place on the course you will need to pay a £500 deposit with the remaining balance to be paid before course begins.


With IH London there are no hidden fees: you will need to pay the Cambridge English CELTA assessment fee (£156), which is set by Cambridge English in addition to your course fee with us. However, we offer early booking savings where we pay your Cambridge assessment fee for you! Book your course at least 3 weeks in advance (after your application has been accepted) to receive the offer.

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  2. Personal details
  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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Find out more about teaching English as a foreign language and how to get started as an English language teacher. The sessions held at our school or via Zoom are led by our experienced trainers who have worked in different schools around the world.

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