Who is ONLINE CELTA for?

  • Students and new teachers, just starting their career
  • Professionals with no teaching background who want to pursue a new career in teaching
  • Teachers of English and other languages with some experience
  • Self-taught freelance teachers
  • First-language English speakers and non-first language speakers
  • Experienced teachers who want to develop their skills
  • Teachers who want to travel and teach English
  • Teachers of English and other foreign languages who want to improve their teaching online and face to face
  • Edupreneurs and freelancers teaching online, who want to be more competitive by offering more professional services to students
  • Private school owners who want to understand teaching better and help their teachers 

Minimum entry requirements

  • Proficient English language user (confident C1 or above)
  • With a high school diploma
  • No previous teaching experience is required (but 50% of our trainees are experienced and highly experienced teachers)
  • Aged 20+ (our candidates age range: 21 - 60+)
  • Sufficient language awareness to teach students at a range of levels
  • Confident user of the online tools used during the course (Word/Google Docs, Powerpoint/Google Slides, Gmail, Whatsapp, Google Drive)
  • Confident user of a videoconferencing tool (Zoom, Skype or similar)
  • With a stable internet connection
  • With a laptop/PC, incl. a camera and a headset
  • With a good state of health and mental wellbeing
  • Ready to commit time (120 contact hours + 80 self-study hours)
  • Similar time zone for live video sessions (Spanish time - CET)
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What are my takeaways?

  • The most widely recognised English teaching qualification in the world
  • Provides hands-on teaching experience and observation of experienced teachers that help build your confidence in the classroom
  • CELTA can give you the training you need to work online and face-to-face, and travel the world
  • Gives you the essential skills and knowledge you need to teach English as a foreign language to adults and older teenagers
  • It’s developed by Cambridge Assessment English, the world’s leading provider of teaching qualifications and courses and part of the University of Cambridge.

Course details

  • Covers the principles of effective teaching and gives you a range of teaching techniques and practical experience
  • Teaching practice, feedback and observation of teaching are at the heart of the CELTA course, which is what makes it such a practical course. You’ll also receive tutorial support and help with planning lessons
  • The ONLINE CELTA covers the strategies used in  teaching online and face-to-face
  • The certificate does not specify whether you took an online or a face-to-face course
  • Questions?

Main Features

  • Practical experience teaching adults at different language levels and ages
  • Teaching real students online (groups of 10-12 students)
  • Regular feedback and discussion sessions with Cambridge CELTA tutors
  • Observation of qualified and experienced teachers - guided, with interactive observation tasks
  • Observation of your colleagues teaching - guided, with interactive observation tasks
  • Carefully selected theoretical background, related to your classroom practice during the course
  • Systematic self-reflection on your progress
  • Practical approach to classroom management and lesson planning

The Level of CELTA: Foundation to Developing

CELTA is currently accredited in the UK by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) at Level 5 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is a 30-credit qualification.


Level five qualifications recognise specialist learning and involve detailed analysis of a high level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study.

CELTA Syllabus - July 2021.pdf
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Tech requirements for Online CELTA Candidates
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