100% Online Cambridge CELTA
(4-week intensive)

For a limited time, a unique opportunity to take your 4-week CELTA course completely online.

What is the 100% Online CELTA course?

Around 75% of TEFL employers request the Cambridge CELTA certification. We have a 97% pass rate on this course due to the unique level of support we provide and extensive online teacher training experience.

We have trained over 600 teachers on this course and received an average graduate recommendation rating of 9.4. So, there is no better way to get started with a career teaching English as a foreign language. If you can dedicate 45–55 hours per week to studying and you are keen to gain the most recognised TEFL certification worldwide, this course is for you.

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.

CELTA Course Overview

  • A prestigious, internationally recognised TEFL qualification
  • Study 100% online over 4 weeks
  • 6 hours of training each day, Monday to Friday (plus 2-4 hours of home study)
  • 6 hours observed online teaching practice with real adult students
  • Convenient — study from anywhere
  • Course for native and non-native English-speakers
  • Training for teaching adults and young learners
  • Dynamic workshops and input sessions via our online learning platform
  • One input session plus three video observations of real face-to-face classes
  • A positive, dynamic and supportive learning environment
  • World-class, experienced tutors
  • Comprehensive careers service

The 100% Online Cambridge CELTA Course

Up to now, “Online CELTA courses” have been blended courses, meaning partly online and partly face to face. Our new 100% Online CELTA course does not require any face-to-face training at all. You will complete all of the training, teaching practice and assignments online in Zoom. There is a dedicated input session on Zoom and your interview will also be via Zoom, so you will get first-hand experience of using Zoom even before the course has started. This is an intensive course so you can expect to receive 30 hours of training per week and spend an additional 15-25 hours studying in your own time. Wherever you are in the world, you will have access to this course and to the opportunities which will open up for you upon successful graduation from the CELTA.

Monday to Friday, you will attend dynamic, practical training sessions online, led by our team of experienced CELTA tutors. We will give you access to our online classroom delivered via Zoom so you can participate at the click of a button. During these training sessions, you will work in pairs and small groups and collaborate as if you were in a real classroom. The methods and materials the tutors use in these sessions can be adapted and taken into your own classrooms. Subjects covered will include teaching methodologies, grammar and language awareness and selecting materials, amongst others.

 

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.

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:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be educated to the standard required for entry into higher education (e.g., “A-levels” in the UK, a high school diploma in the US/Canada). 
  • Be in good enough health to deal with the demands of an intensive training course.
  • Demonstrate your ability to cope with the academic demands of the course (assessed via the application process).
  • Have a C1.2 (high C1) or C2 level of English.


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

Cambridge IELTS

TOEFL iBT

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.

Assessment

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.

These include:

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:

  • analysing and responding to adult learner needs
  • analysing language for teaching purposes
  • teaching language skills
  • reflecting on classroom teaching

The tutors

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.

Course Dates

Below you can find the available dates for the CELTA course. Choose the schedule which is most convenient for your time zone.

Feb 8th - Mar 5th

10:00-16:30 or 15:00-21:30
(Spain time)


Application deadline: February 1st at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
Feb 22nd - Mar 19th

10:00-16:30
(Spain time)


Application deadline: February 15th at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
Mar 8th - Apr 9th
3 weeks on, 1 week off, 1 week on 10:00-16:30 or
15:00-21:30 (Spain time)


Application deadline: March 1st at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
Mar 22nd - Apr 23rd
1 week on, 1 week off, 3 weeks on 10:00-16:30
(Spain time)


Application deadline: March 15th at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
Apr 12th - May 7th

10:00-16:30 or 15:00-21:30
(Spain time)


Application deadline: April 5th at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
Apr 26th - May 21st

10:00-16:30
(Spain time)


Application deadline: April 19th at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
May 10th - June 4th

10:00-16:30 or 15:00-21:30
(Spain time)


Application deadline: May 3rd at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
May 24th - June 18th

10:00-16:30
(Spain time)


Application deadline: May 17th at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
June 7th - July 2nd

10:00-16:30 or 15:00-21:30
(Spain time)

Application deadline: May 31st at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
June 21st - July 16th

10:00-16:30
(Spain time

Application deadline: June 14th at 12:00 noon (Spain time)

Course fees

Cambridge CELTA (full fee)
€400 deposit to reserve your place (deducted from remaining course fee)
1500
This price includes

Career Support

  • 75% of English language teaching jobs require a Cambridge CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL qualification
  • 90% of our graduates secure employment within 1-4 weeks of course completion
  • 20% of our graduates secure employment even before they have graduated
  • 95% of our graduates who look for work in Asia secure employment
  • 100% dedication from our team of careers advisors

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.

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