What is the CELTA? Teach English around the world with this globally recognised qualification.

The CELTA is a globally recognised English teaching qualification. The course is designed to develop practical techniques, giving teachers the confidence they need to teach English in a variety of contexts in as little as four weeks. 

The CELTA focuses on the principles of effective English language teaching using the communicative approach. This is reflected in the tasks we ask our trainees to do with their students, and also in the way that we deliver our training during input sessions. Throughout the course, candidates can expect to participate in group work and are encouraged to be creative when designing activities for students. 

To receive a CELTA certificate you will need to complete the course and meet the assessment criteria for all written and practical assignments. You will be assessed on 6 hours of teaching practice and 4 written assignments. There are three passing grades: Pass A, Pass B and Pass.

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CELTA Face-to-face


CELTA Face-to-face


CELTA Face-to-face


CELTA Face-to-face


CELTA Face-to-face

Face-to-face CELTA

Learn to teach English and travel the world. We are the home of CELTA and train over 500 new teachers a year at our centre in Covent Garden.

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Online CELTA

Start your adventure with our online course, and study from anywhere in the world. The CELTA is your passport to a new career!

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