CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and opens up a whole world of exciting teaching opportunities. Because it is awarded by Cambridge ESOL, part of the world-famous University of Cambridge, you can rely on its quality and recognition. 

If you are new to the job, CELTA gives you the training you need to become an English language teacher. It is ideal if you are looking for a new career opportunity or want a short break in your existing career. If you are already working as a teacher but have not had much formal training, you can use CELTA to sharpen your teaching practice, prove your ability and get a promotion or a better teaching position.

Applicants for the course should have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables them to follow the course and complete the assignments. They should have a standard of education that would allow them entry to Higher Education in their country. Candidates must be at least 18 years old at the start of the course.
• The principles of effective teaching • A range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners • Valuable hands-on teaching experience.
• Learners and teachers, teaching and learning context • Language analysis and awareness • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing • Planning and resources for different contexts • Developing teaching skills and professionalism.
You will be assessed throughout the course. There is no final examination. An external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English Language Assessment, moderates each course. There are two types of assessment – Teaching Practice and Written Assignments. To get the CELTA certificate, you must pass both assessments. There are three passing grades: Pass ‘A’, Pass ‘B’, Pass • Teaching Practice You will teach for a total of six hours, working with classes at two levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance at the end of the six hours. • Written Assignments You will complete four written assignments that focus on: • analysing and responding to learner needs • analysing language for teaching purposes • teaching language skills • reflecting on classroom teaching.
They are delivered by one of the trainers and are very practical. The trainer will show you how to use some classroom techniques (e.g. teach vocabulary) and then you will try to do it yourself during the input or later in Teaching Practice (TP).
In TP trainees teach real students. You must teach for at least six hours and at two different levels. At the beginning of the course you will receive a lot of guidance in what to teach and how to teach it. In the second half of the course, you will have more independence.
After every lesson you teach, you will receive oral and written feedback from the tutor. All your lessons will be graded so you have a clear idea of the progress you are making.
As part of CELTA you will be able to observe experienced DELTA, CELTA and CELTYL- qualified teachers with a wide range of classes and learn from them.
Extremely intensive. You’ll start around 09.00 be at LSE until 18.00 and then you should expect to do a further 3 hours in the evenings. You’ll have assignments to write over the weekends too.
You need to attend the whole course so make sure you do not have other commitments at the time of the course.
No. Trainees do not automatically pass the course; they have to satisfy the assessment criteria.
Completing CELTA does not guarantee a trainee a job. However, the LSE group has several schools in Ukraine and might offer jobs to CELTA candidates. Besides as part of CELTA course we discuss job opportunities and further professional development in Ukraine and abroad.

Find out dates and fees of next CELTA courses at the London School of English and how to apply.