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Cambridge CELTA
(100% online, full-time)

Gain your CELTA qualification fast by taking our highly rated 4-week online CELTA course.

What is the 100% Online CELTA course?

Around 75% of TEFL employers request the Cambridge CELTA certification. We have a 93% 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.

online CELTA course

Online Full-Time CELTA Course Overview

  • A prestigious, internationally recognised TEFL qualification
  • Study 100% online over 4 weeks – get your qualification fast!
  • 45-55 hours per week (Monday to Friday) of training, teaching practice and home study
  • 6 hours observed online teaching practice with real adult students
  • Dedicated zoom training session with
    an experienced tutor
  • 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
  • Video observations of face-to-face classes
  • A positive, dynamic and supportive learning environment
  • World-class, experienced tutors
  • Comprehensive careers service

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The 100% Online Cambridge CELTA 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. Around 75% of employers request the Cambridge CELTA certification. So, being a qualified CELTA teacher immediately puts you at an advantage over 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 Full-Time CELTA course does not require any face-to-face training at all. This makes the course more convenient and lower-cost than a face-to-face CELTA course.

You will complete all of the training and assignments online using our online training platform, Teams. This means you will have everything you need for the CELTA course in one place and will find this helps greatly with the organisation of your work.

The Teams platform is simple to use and it is not necessary to have any prior experience of using this platform.

You will receive access to Teams as soon as you have secured your place on the course. Here, you will be able to meet your fellow CELTA trainees, gain access to the course materials and make contact with your main course tutor.

 

 

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 20 – 25 hours per week studying in your own time. This is when you could do extra reading, lesson planning or writing assignments.

Wherever you are in the world, you will have access to 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 via our platform, Teams. These will be led by our team of experienced CELTA tutors who will guide you step by step through each module and will be on hand for any questions you have along the way. 

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- 6 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 a minimum of 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 Zoom, and you will teach a minimum of two levels. We also provide training on teaching in a face to face context through video observations and discussion. 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, 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)

9:00– 10:00Zoom rehearsal14:30– 17:30Planning workshop
10:00– 12:00Teaching Practice17:30– 18:30Break
12:00– 12:30Feedback18:30– 20:30Teaching Practice
12:30– 14:30Break20:30– 21:00Feedback
14:30– 17:30Planning workshop21:00– 22:00Zoom rehearsal

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:

  • 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 the computer skills required for online study (e.g., sharing files using cloud storage, preparing a PowerPoint presentation, taking a screenshot, etc.).
  • 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 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.

According to Cambridge: “However you choose to take your course, you get the same standard of training, receive the same CELTA qualification and the same internationally recognised CELTA certificate from Cambridge Assessment English.”

Graduates of our Cambridge CELTA courses typically go on to work in private language schools or private tuition. You will be able to teach adults or young learners 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.

Assessment

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.

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 CELTA Certificate

CELTA certificate

The CELTA certificate is awarded to candidates who satisfy all assessment criteria and complete all course requirements. These include:

  • Completion of all teaching practice and observations of experienced teachers
  • Completion of all four assignments (three or more assessed as ‘Pass’)
  • The grades of the certificate are Pass, Pass B (above standard teaching) or Pass A (exceptional language awareness, teaching and professionalism).
  • Candidates who successfully complete the course receive a CELTA certificate from Cambridge Assessment English.


Here is an example CELTA certificate.

The certificates do not mention the modality of the course.

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

All available dates for the 100% Online Full-Time CELTA course are listed below.

There are two timetables available for some courses.

3rd June 2024 -
28th June 2024
10:00–17:30 or 14:30–22:00
(Spain time)



Application deadline: 27th May at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
1st July 2024 -
26th July 2024
10:00–17:30 or 14:30–22:00
(Spain time)



Application deadline: 24th June at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
5th Aug 2024 -
30th Aug 2024
10:00–17:30 or 14:30–22:00
(Spain time)



Application deadline: 29th July at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
2nd Sept 2024 -
27th Sept 2024
10:00–17:30
(Spain time)



Application deadline: 26th Aug at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
30th Sept 2024 -
25th Oct 2024
10:00–17:30
(Spain time)



Application deadline: 23rd Sept at 12:00 noon (Spain time)
25th Nov 2024 -
20th Dic 2024
10:00–17:30 or 14:30–22:00
(Spain time)



Application deadline: 18th Nov at 12:00 noon (Spain time)

Course fees

Cambridge CELTA

€425 deposit to reserve your place + €1200 balance due five days before your courses starts.

1625

This price includes
CELTA careers service

Careers 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 Careers Advisor

On average, our CELTA course graduates find work within 21 days of graduation. Our dedicated Careers Advisor works closely with our trainees before, during and after the course to ensure that you have a great chance of finding a good position anywhere in the world. This includes an online group session to answer any of your questions.

We have a database of over 500 schools and graduates who we are regularly in touch with, and we can refer you to them. Our Oxford TEFL Jobs Facebook page is updated regularly with new jobs around the world.

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