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.
CELTA is an initial teacher training qualification for teaching English as a second or foreign language (ESL and EFL).
The CELTA qualification is recognised by the British Council and will enable you to teach in English language schools across the globe.
CELTA is an assessed course accredited by Cambridge English Language Assessment (CELA). In order to pass the course you will be assessed on the lessons you deliver and on four written assignments. You will be informed at each stage of the course of your progress; if you are not meeting specified criteria for any reason you will be given clear information about this and advice on how to adapt and improve. During the last part of the course an assessor from Cambridge English will visit the centre to ensure that the course and criteria have been standardised and run appropriately. Your final result is ratified by Cambridge English after the course has finished.
The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is the most highly-regarded and widely-recognised initial qualification for English language teachers globally. The CELTA is accredited by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge.
CELTA is a four-week, assessed course which focuses on practical skills, introducing you to hands-on teaching experience straight away.
Candidates must be:
Yes, your English language competence will be scrutinised in your application and in the interview, should you be offered one.
Candidates must be:
The full CELTA syllabus can be viewed on the Cambridge website
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.
Yes – the requirement for taking a CELTA course is that you have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education.
No – CELTA certificates don’t expire.
Yes – successful CELTA candidates are graded as Pass, Pass B or Pass A (Pass A is the highest grade).
Pass is awarded to candidates whose overall performance in the teachingPass is awarded to candidates whose overall performance in the teaching practice and in the written assignments meets the specified criteria.
Pass (Grade B) is awarded to candidates whose performance in the written assignments meets the specified criteria and who have demonstrated in their teaching practice a level of achievement significantly higher than that required to meet pass-level criteria in relation to demonstration of the criteria for teaching and professionalism.
A Pass (Grade A) is awarded to candidates whose performance in the written assignments meets the specified criteria and who have demonstrated in their teaching practice a level of ability and achievement and a level of awareness significantly higher than that required to meet pass-level criteria in relation to planning for effective teaching and demonstration of the criteria for teaching and professionalism.
Candidates who fail to meet the criteria in either of the assessed components will receive a Fail.
CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is the name of the initial teaching qualification. TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is the name of the profession, although the terminology is changing and many professionals now speak of ELT (English Language Teaching).
There are many TEFL (ELT) courses offered in the UK but the CELTA along with the Trinity Cert-TESOL (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) are particularly well respected by language schools recruiting teachers with a TEFL (ELT) qualification.
The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) course is designed to give you the skills to teach the English language, and is for people with no previous teaching experience.