Learn to teach with the experts

Whether you want to teach for a summer, a year, or a lifetime, the skills learnt during a CELTA course with IH London will boost your CV and career – and open up a world of possibilities to teach and travel.


Why choose IH London to start your teaching career?

Our beautifully modernised school across nine floors, in the sought after location of Covent Garden in London, is home to some of the best teachers in the industry.

Our founder, John Haycraft, pioneered the course that is now known as the CELTA. Worldwide, the CELTA is still the industry standard for teachers.

Our teaching is built on a heritage of over 65 years of teacher training and we have trained over 55,000 teachers. Many of our teachers are published authors.

Our trainer to CELTA trainee ratio is 1:5, so you receive the attention you need to become a great teacher.

Our school has a full library, with computer resource centre, fully equipped large airy classrooms and an onsite café. We are a 5-minute walk from Holborn tube station.

Book the CELTA and learn a new language for free!

Get ready for your trip overseas by studying a new language or refreshing your language skills at no extra cost!  Book your CELTA and register for a language course for free.  You can choose from any of the following languages: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. 

Group classes are held in the evenings, for 2 hours a week and courses run for six weeks.  Our classes are taught by qualified teachers. Places are subject to availability and can be started within 3 months after your CELTA.

Key facts about the CELTA

  • The CELTA qualification is recognised by the British Council and will enable you to teach in English language schools across the globe.
  • The CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) is accredited by the University of Cambridge exam board, which makes it prestigious and schools looking to employ you know exactly what you have been taught.
  • The CELTA is the teaching qualification asked for by 9 out of 10 English language teacher employers in the UK and 7 out of 10 worldwide*.
  • It is an intensive course, with our graduates qualified and confident to teach anywhere in the world. It requires the highest English language level (native-level) to begin the course.

Learn to teach and see where it takes you

Don't let your dream to change your career or travel (or both) slip away. Choose a CELTA full-time or part-time, and a start date that suits you.

*Source: Cambridge English Feb 2018, based on 500 English language teaching (TEFL) job adverts across 23 international industry employment websites during April 2015.

Choose your CELTA course

The tutors were fantastic, the content was challenging but rewarding. The building and location was great. I would definitely recommend to a friend.


CELTA graduate