Gain your CELTA qualification fast by taking our highly rated 4-week online CELTA course.
Around 75% of TEFL employers request the Cambridge CELTA certification. We have a 97% pass rate on the online CELTA course due to the unique level of support we provide and extensive online teacher training experience. If you can dedicate 45–55 hours per week to studying and you are keen to gain the most recognised TEFL certification worldwide fast, this course is for you.
We have trained over 1000 teachers on the online CELTA course and received an average graduate recommendation rating of 9.4. You will receive a total of 120 hours of training, meaning 120 hours of contact time with your tutor, completing your teaching or observing classes. This makes the course great value for money compared to many other course providers. There is no better way to get started with a career teaching English as a foreign language.
All elements of the online CELTA course will be provided remotely. We have carefully curated only the highest quality and most effective materials and tools, following the Cambridge guidelines. This makes this course totally unique.
The CELTA qualification itself has exactly the same depth of study and recognition as our face-to-face CELTA course and your certificate will not mention the modality of your course. 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.
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. Around 75% of employers request the Cambridge CELTA certification. So, being a qualified CELTA teacher immediately puts you at an advantage to many other teachers worldwide.
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.
Our 100% Online CELTA course does not require any face-to-face training at all. We offer a variety of schedules to suit all times zones. This makes the course more convenient and lower-cost than a face-to-face CELTA course.
You will complete all of the training, teaching practice and assignments online using Zoom. Your interview, as part of the application process, will be via Zoom and we will also provide you with a dedicated session on using Zoom at the start of your course. This means you will receive first-hand experience of using this tool even before the course has started. In adddition to this, we provide an additional 10 hours of free and optional Zoom training in the first two weeks of the course so that you can discover more about how the features of this tool can be used to create effective online English classes for your students.
This is an intensive course so you can expect to receive 30 hours of training from us per week (6 hours per day Monday to Friday). This is when you will attend your input sessions and do your teaching practice or observe other teachers. You will also spend an additional 15-25 hours per week studying in your own time. This is when you could do extra reading, lesson planing or writing assignments.
Wherever you are in the world, you will have access the online CELTA 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. Course content includes live input (with access to presentations), digital course materials, audio and video.
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.
We do not record and share any sessions externally or with other trainees (unless prior permission has been granted) meaning your privacy is guaranteed.
At the start of the course, you will be divided into small teaching practice groups (4 or 5 trainees) and assigned an experienced tutor to guide you during your teaching practice. 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. You will teach 6 hours in total to groups of between 6 and 12 students from all over the world. Our trainees find the teaching practice challenging and also very rewarding.
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. This means that by the end of the course you will be prepared for teaching both online and face to face classes. For an idea, read our article about how the teaching practice works on the 100% online CELTA course.
During the online CELTA course, you will attend all timetabled sessions via Zoom, Monday through Friday.
Please note that the sample timetables below are only intended to be used as a guideline—the order and length of sessions are subject to change.
Sample Timetables for 4-Week Intensive Online CELTA Course (Mon-Fri)
Early Option (10:00–17:30 Spain time)
Late Option (14:30–22:00 Spain time)
Input Session 1
Input Session 2
Guided Lesson Planning
Input Session 1
Input Session 2
Guided Lesson Planning
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 proces
Some prior knowledge of English grammar is beneficial and will increase your chances of being accepted onto the Cambridge CELTA 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 online CELTA 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.
No, the official CELTA certificate does not mention the modality of your course.
Graduates of our Cambridge CELTA courses typically go on to work in private language schools or private private tuition. You will be able to teach adult or young learner students online or around the world. One of the great things about the CELTA qualification is that once you have it, you can work anywhere (visa permitting). The qualification does not expire, it is for life.
You will be assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The Cambridge 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.
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.
Meet Rubens, one of our expert CELTA tutors, as he answers some of the most common questions about the online CELTA course. Find out why this course is a great step in your career as an English teacher.