During CELTA

A CELTA course involves a minimum of 120 contact hours with tutors. 

These are broken down into:

Practical Seminars on

  • Methodology
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • The Learner, the Teacher and the Teaching/Learning Context
  • Classroom Management Skills
  • Teaching Procedures and Techniques
  • Use of resources and materials

Supervised teaching practice
  • Lesson preparation and planning
  • Classroom observation
  • Teaching practice
  • Feedback on teaching practice

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course. This is organised in small groups of 5-6 trainees with volunteer students at two different levels. After each teaching practice session an evaluation is led by a course tutor.

Trainees are expected to liaise within their groups outside course hours in order to plan teaching practice classes, according to guidelines provided by course tutors.

Observation of experienced teachers

Specifically set up live observation classes to be taught by the tutors or other experienced teachers and observation of filmed lessons.

Job counselling

  • Help with effective CVs (resumes)
  • Job-search tips
  • What you can expect from a language school
  • What language schools expect of you
  • Local job adverts
  • Internet sites for jobs vacancies
  • Lists of language schools
  • Interview preparation and techniques
  • Advice on teaching young learners
  • Advice on teaching business students
  • Advice on visas, work permits and residence permits
  • Advice on contracts
  • Internet access for job search and online applications


Please refer to the downloads section in order to consult the Cambridge Syllabus.