CELTA course London - do your course where tefl training started.

CELTA course London

CELTA Course London – Do your course to teach English abroad in the school where teacher training started.

Our partner Celta course London is run by International House, one of the world’s oldest CELTA training centres.

The school has been training TEFL teachers for 50 years and have built up a worldwide reputation as a centre of excellence for teacher training and language teaching.

In 1962 International House London introduced the world’s first TEFL training courses and qualification for English language teaching (ELT).

Now, the school is the largest ELT training centre in London and one of the largest CELTA centres in the world.

Their teacher training courses continue to be innovative, constantly including new TEFL approaches and technologies.

CELTA Course London Design

The Centre now offers three programmes for CELTA courses:

  • Full time over 4 weeks,
  • Part time over 12 weeks
  • Online (blended learning) in collaboration with Cambridge ESOL.

What does the course involve?

  • CELTA will help you understand the principles of effective teaching while acquiring practical teaching skills.
  • The course includes: Daily small group teaching practice working on language courses with students at different language levels.
  • Detailed feedback and discussion sessions with tutors.
  • Observation of qualified teachers working with foreign students on English language courses.
  • Seminars and demonstrations to improve your language awareness.
  • Sessions on classroom management and lesson planning.
  • You will teach real students from an early stage and receive feedback from your tutor and peers.
  • You are taught as you are being asked to teach and are encouraged to reflect on your understanding and performance.

What are the benefits of taking our CELTA course London?

CELTA training will help you to:

  • Become aware of language and able to apply this knowledge to your English Language teaching.
  • Start to understand how adults learn English and your role as a language teacher and learner.
  • Understand what effective language teaching is.
  • Develop basic skills for classroom teaching.
  • Understand which resources you should use with adult learners for teaching and testing, and where to find reference materials.

CELTA Full-time over four weeks

£1,495 (Course £1495, Cambridge fee £145)
Start dates for 2017
9 January, 6 February, 6 March, 18 April, 15 May, 12 June, 10 July, 7 August, 4 September, 2 October, 30 October, 27 November

  • CELTA Training (full time) runs from Monday to Friday for four weeks (minimum 120 hours). You can choose to study in the morning (9.00-16.00) or in the afternoon (11.30-18.30).

CELTA Part-time over 12 weeks

£1,595 (Course £1595, Cambridge fee £145) 12 weeks

Start dates: 14 January, 11 February, 11 March, 22 April, 20 May, 8 July, 19 August, 16 September, 4 November

The part-time Celta course is the same as above, but runs for 12 weeks (minimum 120 hours).

  • You will study on Monday and Wednesday evenings OR Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 18.30-21.30, plus six Saturdays from 10.00-17.00.
    • Mon & Wed (January, April, July, September)
      Tues & Thurs (February, March, May, August, November)

Online/Blended CELTA course structure. Next start date: September 12

£1,495 (Course £1495, Cambridge fee £145)
Start dates for 2017
15 January, 23 April, 10 September

The Cambridge CELTA Course Online is a 13-week face-to-face and online teacher training course comprising 120 hours’ teaching time.

  • Face-to-face in the London centre : 16 sessions of supervised lesson planning/teaching practice on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, depending on start date, 2 classroom observations and orientation evening.
  • Online on the centre’s learning platform: interactive and multimedia self-study units, collaborative tasks in Discussion Forums, live sessions, observations of filmed lessons, assignments and tutorials.

Entry requirements

  • You should be 20 or over. Younger candidates aged 18-19 may be accepted at the centre’s discretion.
  • Your education standard should be equivalent to that required for entry into higher education.
  • If English is not your first language you need to have a minimum language level equivalent to C2 on the Common European Framework.
  • You must have the potential to become an effective teacher and to complete assignments and assessments.
  • Acceptance onto a CELTA course is conditional upon completion of an application form (which includes a Language Awareness Task) and a satisfactory interview.

You can apply to our CELTA course London at any time and, if offered a place, the offer is valid for up to a year after the date of interview.

See more information on the CELTA in our advice section.

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