Taking a CELTA face to face is a popular choice. You will see your tutors, your fellow class mates, and your students for real. If you can travel and stay in a location where there is a CELTA centre, this can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
The CELTA is approved and validated by Cambridge Assessment English, part of the University of Cambridge. The content and course structure are very similar whether you choose face-to-face or online, and in the end you will receive exactly the same CELTA qualification and certificate.
Three out of four English language teaching jobs require a CELTA qualification* making this course the gold standard if you want a job in TEFL. The CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is the world's most widely-recognised qualification for teaching English.
It is highly regarded globally by organisations which employ English language teachers. With a CELTA you can start a life-changing career helping students, and open the door to a world of possibilities.
*Source: Cambridge Assessment English website.
The innovative network of IH schools have been pioneering the delivery of CELTA since the 1960s, and remain leaders in languages teacher training. Browse through our CELTA courses below and choose the date, price and time zone to suit you.
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What is CELTA and why should I do it?
The CELTA is an intensive qualification designed for people who want to teach English as foreign language. It is highly regarded and recognised internationally and is the first step to a rewarding and life enhancing career.
When you take the CELTA you can go on to become a successful English language teacher.
Why should I choose the CELTA?
An established and reputable qualification
There are many different TEFL qualifications ranging range in price and course content. To give yourself the best preparation for the best jobs, you should choose an established qualification which is recognised globally and is highly regarded across the TEFL industry. This is the CELTA.
Ready to apply for new jobs
Once you’ve completed your CELTA, you’ll be in a great position to be able to apply for teaching jobs. Because there is real teaching practice with real students, you will be so much more confident to enter a class.
CELTA is a springboard into a lifelong career. Whether you become interested in teaching methodology, academic management, writing materials, teacher training, marketing, or business development, you will have the basis to develop your career where you want.
Gaining the skills and confidence to stand up in front of a class will also help you with transferable skills which will be helpful wherever your career takes you in the future.
Incredible life experiences
A CELTA qualification allows teachers to apply for work in many different countries and experience the lifestyle and culture that goes with each place. Taking yourself out of your comfort zone, trying new things, exploring new languages and cultures – these are experiences that will enrich your life and that you'll remember forever.