Study your CELTA course online or face to face and gain an internationally recognised qualification.
The Cambridge CELTA (along with the Trinity CertTESOL) are the only two TEFL qualifications that are listed by the British Council as an acceptable introductory teaching qualification that meets their standards and requirements.
This means that institutions associated with the British Council prefer to employ those with the Cambridge CELTA or the Trinity CertTESOL. This leads to greater job opportunities around the world.
Our CELTA course is for people who want an internationally recognised qualification and an up-to-date and practical course of teacher training. The course runs all year round and prices start from just €1500. Choose from face-to-face in Barcelona, or 100% online.
Study online over 4 weeks and receive all the training you need from our expert tutors online via the Cambridge online learning platform.
Study online over 14 weeks and receive all the training you need from our expert tutors online via the Cambridge online learning platform.
Study in-person over 4 weeks and receive all the training you need from our expert tutors at our modern school in Barcelona.
Study in-person over 14 weeks and receive all the training you need from our expert tutors at our modern school in Barcelona.
You will learn a variety of teaching methodologies to use with your students during the course and after you graduate. We provide workshops, tutorials and video content as well as reading materials to help you understand and use these techniques.
The practical nature of the course is emphasised from the very beginning. You will be in small groups (4 or 5 trainees with one tutor) and you will begin teaching real adult students in the first or second week. After each class you teach, there will be a feedback session with your tutor and fellow trainees followed by lesson planning help for your next lessons. For our trainees, this is usually the most fun part of the course! If you are considering taking the CELTA course online, read our article about what the teaching practice is like on the 100% Online CELTA course.
Grammar and Language Awareness
We believe in learning through involvement and in your grammar and language awareness sessions you will mostly experience a workshop approach, where your tutor acts as a “facilitator/animator” rather than as a lecturer.
Observations of Experienced teachers
You will also observe some of our tutors so you can see first-hand how experienced teachers plan and deliver classes, providing further insights into lesson planning, staging and management.
Class Materials and Technologies
All of our classrooms are equipped with modern technology and we encourage the use of YouTube, interactive online teaching platforms (Kahoot, Quizlet etc) and social media alongside the use of books and other more traditional activities. The school has a wide variety of resources available to you to use to help create engaging classes for your students.
Preparation for finding work
Our careers advisor will provide a session on finding work after your course and you will be given expert advice on preparing your CV which highlights your background, education, experience and skills. You will be able to meet our careers advisor as many times as you like during and after the course. See our careers service page for more information.
The CELTA certificate is awarded to candidates who satisfy all assessment criteria and complete all course requirements. These include:
You will be assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The CELTA course also takes into consideration various aspects of professionalism and professional development.
The two types of assessment are:
1. Teaching practice
You will teach for a total of 6 hours, working with adult classes at a minimum of two levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance.
2. Written assignments
You will complete four written assignments (each 750–1,000 words). These focus on:
To get the CELTA certificate, you must meet the criteria for both the teaching practice and written assignments. You can pass with three different grades: Pass ‘A’, Pass ‘B’ and Pass.
It is not necessary to have a university degree, to be a native speaker of English, to speak a foreign language, or to have any previous teaching experience. To be considered for the online CELTA course, you will need to:
While we do not require any certificates, we have included a table below showing what score would be required to achieve a C1.2 level of English on different exams:
Cambridge C1 Advanced
Cambridge C2 Proficiency
Grade A or B and no less than 180 in any paper
Grade A, B or C and no less than 180 in any paper
Overall band score 7.5 and no less than 7.0 in any skill
Overall score 105 and no less than 25 in any skill
Your English level will be assessed throughout the application process.
First, complete the application form for your preferred course:
We will check your application and get in touch within one working day to send you a pre-interview task (grammar and language awareness).
Once you have completed the pre-interview task, you will be able to select the day and time of your online interview.
During the online interview, we will ask you about the pre-interview task, your background and reasons for wanting to take the course. We will make sure that the course is a good fit for you and vice versa.
If accepted, you will receive a full place offer and information about how to secure your place on the course via email.