Start your teaching journey. Take your first step into English language teaching - travel the world or teach online from anywhere in the world.

The CELTA course offers practical, initial training in teaching English as a foreign language.

The Online CELTA is delivered full time in an online learning environment, providing an opportunity for an international group of candidates.

Your teaching practice will be live with your tutor observing you and learners who can be from all over the world, whereas your training, or input sessions will be a mix of online study, live, online events and tutor support.



" Excellent! I really enjoyed how personalised the input and Teaching Practice sessions were, it feels like all the tutors really care about us as students and our future teaching careers. Input sessions were really fun, and the staff utterly lovely, all round. "

Catherine, August Course Participant

Is this course for you?

Location: Online
Experience: An interest in pursuing a career in English Language Teaching
Language Level: C1/C2
Course dates:
24 June - 25 July 2024
Contact us for group options. 
Certification: Cambridge CELTA
Course Length: 5 weeks
Classes run Mondays-Thursdays: 09.00-16.45 UK time, negotiable for groups
Course fees:
Course fee: £1199
VAT (20%): £239.80
Cambridge Registration Fee: £280
Total: £1718.80
Negotiable for groups
Overseas institutions: VAT does not apply. More
Minimum age: 18
Max class size: 12
Tutor-led and highly interactive
Live and asynchronous eLearning platforms
Specialist ELT eLibrary
Accredited by AQUEDUTO

The course includes

6 hours of teaching practice and feedback
Observation of experienced teachers in the online classroom or teaching online 
About 50 hours of practical input sessions on methodology, language awareness, phonology and professional development
About 20 hours of lesson preparation, initially supervised by the course tutors
4 written assignments
At least one private tutorial to review progress
Understanding the relationship between the learner, the teacher and the teaching/learning context
Language analysis and awareness
Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
Planning for effective teaching of adult learners of English and resources and materials for teaching English to adults

During input sessions you will find out more about how the English language works, in terms of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, as well as learn about practical teaching methodology (how to set up a classroom, best use the resources at your disposal, deal with different learners, give correction and so on). These sessions aim to help you with your teaching practice.

In addition to input sessions, you will do at least six hours' teaching practice and observe six hours of lessons from experienced teachers. After each teaching session you will be given detailed feedback on your performance, and you will be given an opportunity to comment, reflect on and learn from the lesson observations.


" Excellent! Thought -provoking. Structured and balanced. Quality, detailed feedback on practical issues. Excellent provision by a talented, knowledgable and dedicated team of professionals. "

Amanda, September

" Our teachers were incredibly communicative and supportive for our individual needs. It was a wonderful place to learn with a lovely atmosphere. "

Seamus, September

Further Information

Candidates are assessed continuously during the course and there is no final examination. An external assessor, appointed by Cambridge ESOL, moderates each course. Completion of the course does not guarantee the award of the Certificate. There are two components of assessment: teaching practice and written assignments. To be awarded the certificate candidates must pass both components. There are three grades: Pass, Pass B and Pass A.

Application process:

When we receive your application form - attached to the course dates below - we will contact you for your CV and to complete our Application Task focussing on previous language teaching/learning experience, language analysis (please see example question below) and reasons for taking CELTA. Once you send us that, we arrange an interview either face to face or via Zoom. Please note, this process varies slightly for groups. Contact us for details.

  Example language analysis question:
Look at the verb underlined in the sentences below. The verb is in the wrong tense.  
i) correct the sentence
ii) name the correct tense
iii) explain why the tense is used; what meaning is conveyed.
I worked on my assignment when the phone rang.


If you have any questions please contact

Meet a Course Tutor: Rose Aylett

Rose Aylett NILE

Rose is a freelance training consultant and CELTA tutor, based in Liverpool, UK. She has been working in ELT for over 15 years, predominantly in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and has a long-standing professional interest in critical pedagogy, global citizenship and social justice education. Her MA thesis (completed with NILE in 2020) explored critical literacy within teacher education, and was awarded a commendation in the 2020-2021 British Council Master’s Dissertation Awards.

Rose is the current IATEFL Global Issues SIG Coordinator. She speaks regularly at national and international conferences on how to teach controversial issues, and the integration of critical perspectives into ELT.

Available dates:

Course dates Location Course length
24 June - 25 July 2024 Online 5 weeks