Cambridge CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults)

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Earning a globally recognised English teaching qualification

What is the Cambridge CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) Course?

The Cambridge CELTA is a teacher training course that will put you on the path to being an English as a Foreign Language teacher, certified by Cambridge University. Take the CELTA and learn what you need to know to be an effective, successful English teacher and use your qualification to get a job!

CELTA is an internationally-recognized qualification, and CELTA courses are created for those with little to no teaching experience. Learn about the principles of effective teaching and practical skills that will make you a confident and successful teacher of English. Get hands-on teaching experience during your CELTA course. This course also requires projects, homework assingments and lesson planning, and includes tuition, teaching practice and guided feedback. 


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This programme is right for you if:

  • You want the best possible training for your teaching career
  • You want a superior qualification which gives you an advantage jobseeking in Ireland or abroad
  • You wish to travel using the worldwide "teaching passport"
  • You are open minded, interested in experiencing new cultures and meeting new people

Course facts

Course length
Minimum 4 weeks (Dublin) 12 weeks (London Covent Garden)
Entry level
Proficiency plus level or CEFR C1/C2 for non-native speakers; university degree preferred but not essential
Minimum age
18 Years old
Lesson hours
Class size
Course structure



120 contact hours over 4 weeks

09:00-17:00 Monday - Friday

30 hours per week contact hours (input sessions on methodology & grammar and teaching practice)

8 hours per week lesson prep and study




120 contact hours over 12 weeks

18:30-21:30 Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 09:00-18:00 Saturday

12 hours per week contact hours (input sessions on methodology & grammar and teaching practice)

2 hours per week guided lesson prep


Dublin Dates:

October 2nd- October 27th 2017
November 13th- December 8th 2017
February 26th - March 23rd 2018
April 16th - May 11th 2018
June 5th - June 29th 2018
July 30th – August 24th 2018
October 1st - October 26th 2018
November 12th – December 7th 2018

If you have any questions, please contact us: +353 1 672 7122  | [email protected]

London Covent Garden Dates:

September 16th-December 9th 2017
January 13th - March 29th 2018
April 7th - June 28th 2018
September 15th  - December 6th  2018

If you have any questions, please contact us: +44 (0) 207 4040 3080  | [email protected]

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Which schools offer this course

Why should you choose Kaplan International?

We are a global leader in providing English language courses for students all around the world.

Our unique K+ learning system allows you to target specific areas of English and progress through language levels. Choose from a huge selection of 45 English schools, as well as a wide range of courses to best suit your needs. We aim to make your journey with us the experience of a lifetime.

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Certificate to prove your level of English

It is important you have proof of your studies and the hard work you have put in.

At the end of your course you will receive a Kaplan International English Certificate of Achievement documenting your new language level and attendance. We are proud to be accredited by highly-respected and recognized accrediting agencies in each country.

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K+ English Language Learning System

K+ is our exclusive learning system that maximizes learning by embracing technology as a teaching and studying tool.

Focus on the four key language skills that are key to achieving fluency: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Our materials help you learn in class, on the move, or at home. This integrated approach provides a fun and effective learning experience. 

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