Take your first step to becoming an English language teacher with our four-week full-time CELTA course. Develop practical teaching skills, with real classroom experience, and gain a teaching qualification that's recognised in the UK and around the world. A part time option (1 day per week) will be available from September 2020
The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is an internationally recognised qualification for language teachers. It's a practical course that will help you develop a career in English language teaching – and it's accredited by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of Cambridge University.
Our course includes a combination of seminars, workshops, tutorials, classroom observation and hands-on teaching. You will teach volunteer students who are keen to improve their English. You'll begin teaching immediately, supported by our experienced tutors, who will help you develop your confidence and independence.
By the end of the course you’ll have considered teaching approaches for a range of lessons, the role of the teacher and the learner, effective strategies for planning lessons, how to analyse language for teaching purposes, use of materials, and a range of classroom management and teaching techniques.
Our full-time CELTA course runs full-time over four weeks, and you'll be required to attend all sessions.
Please note that due to Covid-19 safety restrictions some elements of the course may need to be taught online for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year, in line with university and government guidance. Please contact-us for more information.
The course includes:
Download our sample timetable: CELTA
We also have a part-time CELTA course beginning in September 2020. This programme will run for one day per week over the course of two semesters, enabling you to fit your studies around existing commitments. Please contact us for more information.
Please note the CELTA course is extremely intensive. You'll cover the basics of English language teaching in a short period of time, so full-time attendance is required. You're also likely to undertake an additional 2-3 hours of private study every day, to prepare lessons, complete written assignments, and carry out research and reading.
|Course dates||Length of course||Course fees||Exam fees||Total cost|
|21 September 2020 - 23 April 2021 (part time **)||24 weeks (p/t)||£1,525||£150||£1,675|
|16 November - 11 December 2020||4 weeks||£1,525||£150||£1,675|
|25 January - 20 February 2021||4 weeks||£1,525||£150||£1,675|
|25 March* - 23 April 2021||4 weeks||£1,525||£150||£1,675|
|07 June - 02 July 2021||4 weeks||£1,525||£150||£1,675|
|03 August - 27 August 2021||4 weeks||£1,525||£150||£1,675|
|20 September 2021 - 08 April 2022 (part time**)||24 weeks (p/t)||£1,525||£150||£1,675|
*This course starts on a Thursday due to Easter bank holidays.
**12 weeks from w/c 21 September to w/c 06 Dec 2021. 12 weeks from w/c 17 January to w/c 04 April 2022
We offer a 10% discount on the CELTA course fee to recent graduates of Anglia Ruskin (from the current year up to three years ago).
Please note that there is also an administration fee of £150 for assessment by Cambridge English Language Assessment.
The course fee includes:
CELTA is an assessed course, accredited by Cambridge English Language Assessment.
You'll be assessed throughout the course on:
Completion of the course does not guarantee that you will be awarded the Certificate in English Language Teaching. However, if you reach the required levels, you'll be awarded a Pass, Pass B or Pass A grade. You will then receive your final certificate from Cambridge English Language Assessment.
We'll also give you a report at the end of the course (whether you achieve the CELTA award or not).
Our Language Centre is here to support your academic success.
We offer a wide range of English courses, including academic and general English, summer programmes and bespoke courses, as well as in-sessional English language support. There's also the chance to learn an additional language with our Anglia Language Programme – open to all ARU students and staff.
You'll find a friendly, supportive teaching environment here with highly experienced and qualified teaching staff who are dedicated to helping you pursue your ambitions.
To apply please complete the application form and return this to email@example.com. If your application is accepted, you will be invited to complete an interview which all applicants must attend. Those based overseas will be offered a skype or telephone interview. Acceptance onto the course depends upon successful completion of the interview.
The interview is an important part of the application process of the CELTA programme. It provides a good opportunity to meet us and find out more about the programme, as well as ask any questions you may have. It also allows us to assess your suitability for this demanding programme.
You will have a face-to-face interview with a CELTA tutor, designed to find out your motivations for doing the course and your understanding of what language teaching might entail, to confirm your suitability for the course. You will also be required to complete a short task pre-interview task. As part of the interview we also include a tour of our Cambridge campus.
The CELTA course is a very intensive and demanding programme and we strongly recommend you have no other major commitments when attending.
To apply you must have:
A degree is not an entry requirement for CELTA, but please be aware that without a degree it will be more difficult to find employment teaching English as a Foreign Language in the UK or abroad.
The CELTA is designed for people with little or no English language teaching experience (but those with experience can be considered).
If you require any further information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.