Cambridge CELTA

Cambridge CELTA

COVID-19 Advisory:

Effective April 12, IH Career College has moved its CELTA courses to a fully online environment.  Based on current guidance from Cambridge Assessment English, all CELTA courses for 2020 will be provided in a fully online format.


To better meet the requirements of providing the CELTA fully online we have expanded the regular intensive course from 4 to 6 weeks. We are also offering a part-time course from September through November over 12 weeks.

What is it?

CELTA – Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is quite simply the most widely recognized and highly-respected initial English language teaching qualification. The course is awarded by the prestigious Cambridge University (Cambridge English Language Assessment) and opens doors to English language teaching jobs around the world. CELTA at IH Career College is also recognized by TESL Canada.

Who is this course for?

Whether you are just starting out or you are already an experienced teacher, CELTA can help you in your teaching career.   Originally designed for new teachers, CELTA provides the training needed to start you on your journey. For existing teachers, there is also great benefit in updating your knowledge, obtaining internationally recognized qualifications, and sharpening your teaching skills.

What will you gain?

By taking CELTA, you will…

  • learn the principles of effective teaching
  • acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners
  • gain valuable hands-on teaching experience
  • receive an invaluable, internationally recognized teaching certificate

What is the schedule like?

CELTA is an intensive course designed to maximize your time and to thoroughly prepare you for your future teaching.

  • Full-time course with 120 contact hours over the duration of the course
  • Held from Monday toFriday, 9am – 5pm, in person. Inquire for online schedule
  • 6 hours of observed teaching practice of real students at two different levels
  • 6 hours observing other experienced teachers

A typical day on the course would look like this:

Time Session Description
9.00 – 10.15 Input session #1: Classroom management Every day there are two input session given by one of the course tutors. Input sessions cover a range of topics dealing with learner needs, language, skills, teaching techniques, planning, professional development, etc. All CELTA centres create their input sessions to cover the syllabus set out by Cambridge.
10.15 – 10.30 Break
10.30 – 11.45

Input session #2:

Teaching reading

11.45 – 12.30 Teaching Practice Preparation This time is devoted to providing you support for your upcoming lessons. There is one trainer for a maximum of six candidates to ensure ample time for individualized support. As the course progresses, you will learn to become more autonomous and to plan more independently, just like in the real teaching world!
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch A much needed break and a chance to make any last minute preparations for your lessons!
1.30 – 3.30 Teaching Practice Teaching Practice is when you literally practice teaching with a specially arranged group of students; it’s the time to try out the ideas you’ve seen or learned in input and it’s a chance for you to develop your teaching and get feedback on what you do. For half the course you will be teaching elementary students and for half the course intermediate students. Likewise, one tutor will observe half of your lessons and another tutor the other half. Each candidate teaches a total of eight lessons over the four weeks.
3.30 – 3.45 Break A short break and a chance to reflect on the lessons that have just taken place.
3.45 – 4.30 Feedback With your peers and tutor, this session is a chance to discuss the lessons, build upon the strengths, and look at areas for improvement and possible ideas for doing so.
4.30 – 5.00 Wrap-up 30 minutes at the end of day for any final questions, course admin, or anything else that needs to be discussed. You might even get out early from time to time!

Approval by PTIB

This course is approved.

Further information

For further information about Cambridge English and CELTA, please visit

Dates 2021

Full-time (Online):
Jan 11 to Feb 19
Mar 1 to Apr 9
Apr 19 to May 28
Jun 7 to Jul 16
Jul 26 to Sep 3
Seo 13 to Oct 22
Nov 1 to Dec 10

Part-time (Online):
Feb 1 to May 7
Apr 5 to Jul 9
Sep 7 to Dec 11

Price 2021

$2695 $2495