CELTA – Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Course Content, Dates and Fees

Anglo-Continental is an approved Training Centre for the University of Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA). Full-time and Part-time Courses are available.

Official Cambridge website for CELTA Qualification

The CELTA Qualification is the essential qualification for native English Teachers entering the English Language Teaching profession.  The course does not assume any previous teaching experience. The scheme is administered by the University of Cambridge Examinations which ensures that the regulations and fundamental aims of the scheme are implemented.  Anglo-Continental is an approved centre for CELTA courses.

The CELTA course covers the basic principles of teaching vocabulary, grammar, phonology, speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as how to correct students’ errors and how to manage the class.  Of course, you will learn many other things, but these are the basic areas of language teaching.


You are assessed continuously and your tutors will always tell you how you are doing. You do not take an examination.  There are three components of the assessment:

  • Written Assignments
    To pass the course you must pass the written component. There are four assignments, totalling approximately 3000 words. They are spread over the course to ease the workload, and are in a variety of formats. If you fail an assignment, your tutor will give you guidance and you are allowed to re-submit it.
  • Teaching Practice 
    We hope to see you put into practice the things you have been shown in the methodology sessions. However, the course does not assume previous experience and we do not expect to see flawless lessons at the end of it!
  • Professional Development 
    You should remember that this is a professional qualification.  Therefore you are expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner throughout the course.

Applying for the CELTA Course

There are currently no new start dates.

You should be at least 18 years old at the start of the course and have a level of education that would allow you to enter higher education.

Complete the application form and return it to Anglo-Continental. We will arrange an interview so that you can find out more about the course and profession.

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Any CELTA candidates with specialist aviation knowledge, who would be prepared to teach part-time on English courses for these subjects, may be eligible for part or full payment of their CELTA course fees. Please contact us for further details.

CELTA Taster Days

Come along to one of our ‘CELTA Tasters’ – a full day of methodology, language awareness, lesson observation and practical techniques, plus information about employment prospects in the ELT industry.

Taster Day Schedule
Arrive 1030 Meet at the Anglo-Continental Reception for an overview of the day.
1045 – 1215 Classroom observation.
1215 – 1230 Break.
1230 – 1300 Introduction to English language teaching.
1300 – 1345 Lunch with your tutor.
1345 – 1515 Introduction to language analysis and classroom management.

Taster Days 2023
No future dates.

Free of charge CELTA Taster Days
Advanced booking required.  The day will include a complimentary lunch.

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