24 Jun 2010

New online CELTA training in the pipeline

International House London and Cambridge ESOL have announced that they are working together to extend opportunities for trainee language teachers, following an agreement signed this week.

The two organisations - both leaders in the field of teacher training and assessment - are collaborating on a project to create an online CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) course with the aim of increasing access to teacher training in this growing sector.

Dr Mike Milanovic, Chief Executive of Cambridge ESOL says:

"CELTA is taken by thousands of teachers every year and is recognised by language schools, universities and other teaching organisations worldwide. The rigorous course will include substantial face to face teaching practice as well as the online delivery of the theoretical background to language teaching and learning."

Steve Brent, CEO of the IH Trust, says that the new project will make the course more accessible to prospective teachers around the world:

"This exciting new course will be available to any authorised CELTA centre across the world. This will be a real benefit to the sector as it increases accessibility and helps to attract new trainees for this important qualification."

Full details of the new project are due to be unveiled later this year; if you would like to join a mailing list to receive up to date information on this project as it becomes available, please email:

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