Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) provides the skills and knowledge required to work effectively as a teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

CELTA is awarded and administered by the University of Cambridge (ESOL Examinations) is one of the most widely recognised qualifications for people who wish to become professional teachers of English language.

The course is aimed at those either with no experience of teaching English as a foreign language or more experienced teachers who are looking to gain a teaching qualification. It develops an awareness of both the English language itself and language teaching methodology. It also has a strong emphasis on practical teaching skills, through daily teaching practice with language students.

Course content

  • learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
  • language analysis and awareness
  • language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • planning and resources for different teaching contexts
  • developing teaching skills and professionalism



Start dates

Part-time Intensive
Monday to Friday (9:00am-5:00pm) for 4 weeks
Start date: 28 May - 22 June 2018

Tuesday and Thursday (6:00pm-9:00pm) for 20 weeks
Start date: 23 October 2017  


The course is eligible for Individual Learning Account funding.

Entry requirements (minimum)

Applicants must have a high level of competence in both spoken and written English. You should also ideally be graduates, or have qualifications to enable entry to Higher Education

Progression routes

After successfully completing this course and teaching for two years full-time teaching (or the part-time equivalent), you can take the Trinity Diploma in TESOL or the Cambridge DELTA qualifications.

Start date

23 October 2017


36 Week(s)

Start date

29 May 2018


1 Year(s), May to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

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