Unable to commit to an intensive 4-week CELTA course? Join our online, 14-week part-time course.
If you can dedicate 15–20 hours per week and you would like to gain the most-recognised TEFL certification worldwide, this course is for you.
Whether you are working full time, have a family at home or simply have other commitments, we have a schedule to suit you and your time zone. We offer a variety of part-time options. You can choose between doing your teaching practice on Mon/Wed, Tues/Thurs, Saturdays only, or Sundays only.
All elements of this course will be provided online, and the qualification itself has exactly the same depth of study and recognition as our face-to-face option.
This is your chance to work with our experienced team of tutors in our online environment from the comfort of your home to gain your CELTA qualification. All you need is a computer, a good internet connection, and motivation to teach.
Whether you are working full time, have a family at home or just have other commitments, this more flexible study option could be for you. The course is delivered via the Cambridge learning platform and you will work through the content week-by-week. Input sessions during the week are flexible and you will be able to access the content on a day and time which suits you. You will attend live lessons and dynamic online workshops throughout the course with our expert team of tutors and peers. You will be required to attend all the live input sessions or watch the recording if you are unable to attend on the day. You will need to dedicate around 5–10 hours of online study via our learning platform and complete any additional home study. On Mon/Wed, Tues/Thurs, Saturdays only, or Sundays only, you will complete your teaching practice. In total, you will need to dedicate around 15–20 hours per week, depending on how much home study you do.
The schedule is very flexible. You can work through the content on the Cambridge learning platform on a day and time which suits you. You can expect to spend around 10-15 hours each week reading content, watching videos and participating in the forum. In addition to this, there will be a group online tutorial with your tutor every fortnight.
At the start of the course, you will be divided into small teaching practice groups and assigned an experienced tutor to guide you during your teaching practice. You will teach 6 hours in total to groups of between 6 and 12 students on average. You will receive one-to-one support planning your classes, and your tutor will observe you and give you feedback on the classes you teach. You will also have the opportunity to observe your peers and give them feedback on their classes. All classes will be delivered via our online platform, Zoom, and you will teach a minimum of two levels. We also provide one dedicated input session on teaching in “real” classrooms and three video observations of these types of classes as part of your training.
During your chosen teaching practice schedule, you will complete your online teaching practice with real adult students. You will either be teaching on this day or observing a peer. Below are two example schedules (the evening schedule will be the same order, just later):
Schedule for Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs course
Schedule for Saturday or Sunday course
The Cambridge CELTA is one of only two TEFL qualifications that are listed by the British Council as an acceptable teaching qualification that meets their standards and requirements. This means that many institutions worldwide prefer to employ those with the Cambridge CELTA, as opposed to other TEFL certifications.
If you would like to teach English abroad, this is possibly the best way you can start. We have been training teachers since 1998 and we are ready to help you gain your internationally recognised TEFL certification too. Join over 4000 of our graduates now teaching worldwide!
Graduates of our CELTA courses typically go on to work in private language schools, teaching adult or young learner students around the world. Some also teach students online or work for language training agencies. One of the great things about the CELTA qualification is that once you have it, you can work anywhere (visa permitting).
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 this 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.
Some prior knowledge of English grammar is beneficial and will increase your chances of being accepted onto the course and passing your assessments.
We will provide you with a free 20-hour pre-course task which will help you familiarise yourself with English grammar and get prepared for the course.
During the course, you will also learn more about English grammar. 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.
First, complete the application form. 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.
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.
Responsible and professional attitude to learning
Responsible and professional attitude to planning and teaching of your lessons
Punctuality and organisation
Willingness to respond to feedback and adjust your own teaching appropriately
Overall progress and professionalism in the field
The two types of assessment are:
1. Teaching practice
You will teach online 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:
Our team of trainers are experts in their field and qualified to a minimum of DELTA / DipTESOL level, which means they are qualified to train teachers of English. They offer support every step of the way throughout your course and are very active in the TEFL industry.
For each course, there are two schedules available. You can choose the schedule which is most convenient for your time zone.
€400 deposit to reserve your place + 3 instalments of €400.
Deposit Paid (€400) by
1st Instalment (€400) by
2nd Instalment (€400) by
3rd Instalment (€400) by
*Deadline is 12:00 noon Spain time.
Our dedicated Careers Advisors work closely with our trainees before, during and after the course to ensure that you have a great chance of finding a good position teaching English anywhere in the world. This includes an online group session with our dedicated careers advisor to answer any of your questions.