What is CELTA?
(Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
CELTA stands for the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, worldwide the most accepted certificate for English language teachers, administered by the University of Cambridge, one of the most prestigious universities in the world. It is recognised as a Level 5 Qualification by the British Curriculum Authority so it follows an authorised syllabus.
If you have no or little teaching experience, this four-week high-quality teaching course will open the door for you to start a rewarding career in teaching and provide you with endless opportunities to travel, experience other cultures, learn different languages and work with colleagues from all over the world.
If you are already teaching, the CELTA will place you in a position to earn a better salary than unqualified teachers.
Literally, thousands of language schools on all five continents ask for a CELTA when they are recruiting teachers and looking for English language teachers. Just like international schools, universities, colleges and recruitment agencies.
Some common terms you should know
- TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language
- TESOL = Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
- CELTA = worldwide the most accepted TEFL/TESOL teaching certificate
No matter why you want to start teaching, with a CELTA you can hit the ground running. Thousands of people before you have taken this intensive course; some of them stayed in the profession and made it their (second) career, others used it to be able to travel the world.
Both during and after the course you will work with colleagues from all over the world, from all ages, and with a wide variety of backgrounds.
It doesn’t matter if you are a recently graduated student looking for an interesting way to spend a gap year, if you have moved with your family to another country, or if you are early retired but want to start a rewarding second career.
And CELTA is not only for native speakers. If – as the Cambridge CELTA Handbook stipulates – you have “an awareness of English which will enable you to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels”, you are welcome to apply.
Full-time course starts 1st of September
Part Time course starts 16th of September
Polyglot is an approved centre that provides CELTA courses, based on specifications produced by Cambridge English Language Assessment.
How is the course assessed?
You will be assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are: Click to View
What does the course entail?
You will cover five main topics as part of your CELTA course:Click to View
What is the duration?
There is a lot of flexibility with CELTA. You can choose to take your course:
full time – usually 4 weeks
part time – from a few months
Am I eligible to take the CELTA?
have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education
be aged 18 or over
have a standard of English which will enable you to teach at a range of levels. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a level equivalent of at least IELTS Band 7.5 in both speaking and writing.
Centres may still accept you if you do not have formal qualifications at this level but can demonstrate that you would be likely to complete the course successfully.
What are the course dates for 2018?
|Month||Course||Starting Date||End Date||Location|
|January||Part – Time CELTA||07-01-18||22.3.18||Muscat|
|Full – Time CELTA||14-01-18||1.2.18|
|July||Full – Time CELTA||22.07.18||16.08.18||Muscat|
|September||Full – Time CELTA||1.09.18||8.12.18||Muscat|
|Part – Time CELTA||16.09.18||7.11.18|