Cambridge English Language Assessment Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults is the practical English language teaching qualification that gives you the essential knowledge, hands-on teaching experience and classroom confidence to qualify as a teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL).

Cambridge CELTA is accredited level 5 on the UK National Qualifications Framework and is recognized by employers of English Language Teachers globally.


Who can apply?

Celta courses are suitable for those with and without teaching experience. Applicants should have a level of English at CEFR high C1 / C2 level and will be asked to complete a written task before being invited to interview.


What topics are covered?

The CELTA course includes 5 main topics:

  1. Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
  2. Language analysis and awareness
  3. Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  4. Planning and resources for different teaching contexts
  5. Developing teaching skills and professionalism.


How is the course organised?

The full time course lasts 5 weeks with over 120 contact hours which include at least 6 hours observation of experienced teachers and 6 assessed hours of teaching practice. Candidates will need to dedicate an additional minimum of 80 hours for the required reading, research, pre- and post-session tasks, assignments and lesson preparation. Lessons run from Monday to Friday 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. (end times may vary slightly).

The part-time course lasts 20 weeks with over 120 contact hours of required attendance. Lessons run every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (end times may vary slightly).


How much does the course cost?

€ 1,650 including Cambridge fee


How is payment made?

By bank transfer, or at Globally Speaking by credit or debit card.  € 500 deposit upon acceptance to secure your place on the course; € 1,150 three weeks before the course start date.  For bank details, click here. 


What happens before I’m accepted on a CELTA course?

Before you are invited for interview, you will be asked to complete a written task. This will include a focus on language awareness as well as consideration of other issues related to teaching English. If this written task shows that you have the appropriate level of English and the potential to develop the skills needed to pass the course, you will be invited to interview.


Do I have to have teaching experience before I start a CELTA course?

No, CELTA courses are suitable for candidates with no previous teaching experience. They are also taken by people who have some experience of teaching English, and people who have experience of teaching other subjects.


What are the written assignments on the CELTA course about?

There are 4 written assignments on the CELTA course, which focus on:

  • analysing and responding to learner needs
  • analysing language for teaching purposes
  • teaching language skills
  • reflecting on classroom teaching.


How is the course assessed?

Assessment takes place throughout the course. Candidates submit a portfolio of all coursework including 4 written assignments and materials related to teaching practice.


What are the next course dates?  


Full time course dates

Monday, June 24th – Thursday, June 27th, 2019  Week One

Monday, July 1st – Thursday, July 4th, 2019  Week Two

Monday, July 8th – Thursday, July 1th, 2019  Week Three

Monday, July 15th – Thursday, July 18th, 2019  Week Four

Monday, July 22nd – Thursday, July 25th, 2019  Week Five

Part time course dates  

every Friday from Friday, November 22nd, 2019  to Friday, April 24th, 2019

Christmas break:  from December 21st to January 9th


What support will I receive?

Highly qualified CELTA tutors will offer support to CELTA trainees throughout the course. They will be available  for consultation and at least one face to face tutorial to discuss trainees’ progress.  Globally Speaking will offer candidates support in suggesting language schools worldwide who are recruiting CELTA qualified teachers.


For more general information, click here: Celta

For Frequently Asked Questions click here: Celta FAQ

For detailed information, click here: Centre Policy and Candidate Agreement 

Per informazioni sul prossimo corso CELTA contattaci: segreteria@globallyspeaking.it

Apply now for the CELTA course!

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