We have highly qualified, experienced trainers, including two CELTA assessors, and one Delta assessor on staff, who also moderate other centres and courses around the world.
Most flexible CELTA online course in the market. Take CELTA connecting just once a week for 4hrs!
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What is the CELTA course?
CELTA –the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages – is the most highly recognised and regarded initial English teaching certification worldwide. CELTA will allow you to travel around the world, teaching English to speakers of other languages.
You can now take CELTA 100% Online from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your house!
How to apply for CELTA?
- No teaching experience required.
- Must be over 18 years old at the beginning of the course.
- Accredited C1 level according to the Common European Framework.
Will the fact that I’ve taken CELTA Online appear on my certificate?
No. CELTA Online leads to exactly the same certificate as the face-to-face CELTA. Assessed outcomes are the same for all trainees, so there is no need for separate certification. We will also issue a second and separate certificate for the extra 50hrs of work you will engage in exclusively focused on developing your new online teaching English: Certificate in Teaching English Online.
What skills will you get?
Interaction between students and teachers in the teaching and learning context
Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
Planning and resources for different contexts
Teaching skills and professional development
Why take CELTA with University Programmes?
One of the largest CELTA centres in the world. We train around 4-5% of all CELTA graduates in the world every year.
Exclusive job opportunities
Monthly Job Fair to gain access to international jobs and active job recruitment, join our Alumni Groups on social media to network with a worldwide group of CELTA teachers and get access the IHWO network of schools.
FREE access to our Teaching Online course
You will also receive a second and separate Certificate in Teaching English Online for the extra 50 hrs of work you will engage in exclusively focused on developing your new online teaching skills.
Work smarter, not harder
More flexible and scaffolded course environment, with electronic resources and an adjustable timetable to provide a less stressful and more enjoyable experience
Excellent reputation in the ELT market and world of teaching
What makes our CELTA course different from other centres?
Our CELTA 100% Online course timetable combines the benefit of having access to a range of online resources and materials, and contact learning to allow for maximum flexibility and preparation in how you do your course and minimal time spent away from earning an income. Because, let’s face it, not everyone can afford to take unlimited time off work.
Most CELTA courses out there are run over 4 weeks, Monday to Friday, very intensively. There are also some options which run over 5 weeks .One of the drawbacks of the full-time contact CELTA is the speed at which information is imparted, which is often too fast to take on board everything in just 4 weeks or 5 weeks. However, our CELTA allows for more time for you to process information and prepare for teaching practice. How do we do this? Our timetable is either:
- CELTA100% online – Semi- intensive – 6 weeks
- CELTA100% online – Part Time – 12 weeks
- *Subject to peer availability and course planning
What’s the timetable like?:
*twice a week for Full-time courses
**subject to peer availability and course planning
A typical live online day on the course
(just once a week on Part Time Courses)
|Asynchronous Input||Synchronous Live Sessions||Input Session|
|Study at your convenience on the CELTA platform to prepare for your weekly Teaching Practices and Written Assignments.||10 – 12:15pm
7 – 9:15pm
|12:15 – 1pm
9:15 – 10pm
|Written Feedback from your tutors on each Teaching Practice|
|1 – 2pm
10 – 11pm
|Guided Lesson Planning (with follow up questions answered during the week)|
CELTA ONLINE MATERIALS AND RESOURCES
University Programmes runs CELTA online using the materials that Cambridge Assessment English developed in partnership with International House London. These include:
- Access to a fully equipped website with ELT materials, coursebooks and audios for use in the classroom.
- Access to a bank of videoed lessons you can watch according to you lesson focus and scope, before and after Teaching Practice.
- An online library with materials and resources specific to each assignment on the course.
- Specifically designed and selected resources to facilitate your learning journey, with automatised lesson planning tools, lesson plans samples and assignments as written by previous candidates.
- Access to your CELTA portfolio online even long after your course. Your CELTA portfolio is kept online on a cloud for you to access this from anywhere in the world!.
FREE TEACHING ENGLISH ONLINE COURSE & EXTRA BENEFITS
CELTA is offered at various centres around the world, but University Programmes provides unique materials, including a complementary course on Teaching English Online, completely free of charge!
EXTRA ELECTIVES & GUIDED LESSON PLANNING SESSIONS
If CELTA is not enough, you can take any of our extra elective sessions in parallel to CELTA! As a university, we are in a privileged position to include extra elective study sessions on the course specifically designed for language work, further lesson planning, skills teaching, online applications, and more. These sessions are meant to give candidates further support if the core CELTA programme is not enough or simply take advantage of your peers, or other candidates on other programmes, and tutors, ask them more questions as needed outside regular CELTA classroom hours!
Your programme coordinator will make a list of available electives in week 1 of your course and you can join as many as you want!
ASSIGNMENTS & SUPPORT
Most CELTA courses include four written assignments which candidates have to submit during the course in the following order:
- Language Skills Task
- Language Task
- Focus on the Learner
- Lessons from the Classroom
This is in addition to your weekly Teaching Practices, which makes the CELTA course very intensive and stressful. However, on our course you will get mini-workshops for the written assignments so what better way to work on your assignments with the help of your tutors!
EXTRA IT AND G. SUITE TRAINING
Our course not only provides training and practice on Zoom, but also an introduction to free online tools for teaching purposes.
JOB PLACEMENT AND RECRUITMENT SERVICE
University Programmes is in a privileged position to be able to facilitate the transition from being a graduate from CELTA to the active ELT market!
University Programmes provides:
- Extensive teaching practice, including extra areas of ELT specialism you can include on your CV (e.g. Young Learners, Business English, Teaching 1-2-1, Teaching for Exams and English for Specific Purposes.
- Access to the International House World Organisation network of schools.
- Job, CV and careers advice including access to our Job Fair at the end of every single CELTA 100% Online course.
- Access to our teacher placement program through our partnership with International Teach Alliance (part of International Alliance Group) who actively recruit qualified teachers at each Job Fair to fill government sponsored teaching positions in accredited schools across the USA for 3-5 year contracts. They offer special contracts for USA citizens and for non-USA citizens, they provide J-1 visa assistance, getting your Social Security Number, housing assistance, medical insurance coverage and the option to bring your family!
- Access to our Alumni network via LinkedIn where we post local and international jobs and where you can continue to expand your ELT network moving forward.
- “Being trained under University Programmes quality standards is a synonym of excellence and professionalism”
FINANCIAL AID AND ACCESS TO EDUCATION
We believe access to education and training should not be a privilege of just a few! Our course option provides the lowest and most competitive price in the market, and we can also offer a Payment Installment Plan to assist students who are unable to pay for the course right away!
years of experience
International House Schools worldwide
Dates and Times of CELTA
Next dates – Online Part Time Course
|START DATE||END DATE||COURSE|
|January 8, 2024||March 24, 2024||CELTA Online|
|January 22, 2024||April 21, 2024||CELTA Online|
|February 12, 2024||May 12, 2024||CELTA Online|
|March 4, 2024||June 2, 2024||CELTA Online|
|March 18, 2024||June 16, 2024||CELTA Online|
|April 8, 2024||June 30, 2024||CELTA Online|
|April 22, 2024||July 14, 2024||CELTA Online|
|May 6, 2024||July 28, 2024||CELTA Online|
|May 20, 2024||August 11, 2024||CELTA Online|
|June 3, 2024||August 25, 2024||CELTA Online|
|June 17, 2024||September 8, 2024||CELTA Online|
|July 22, 2024||October 13, 2024||CELTA Online|
|August 5, 2024||October 27, 2024||CELTA Online|
|August 19, 2024||November 10, 2024||CELTA Online|
|September 2, 2024||November 24, 2024||CELTA Online|
|September 16, 2024||December 8, 2024||CELTA Online|
|October 7, 2024||January 12, 2025||CELTA Online|
|October 21, 2024||January 26, 2025||CELTA Online|
|November 4, 2024||February 9, 2025||CELTA Online|
|November 18, 2024||February 23, 2025||CELTA Online|
Next Dates – Online- Full Time Course
|START DATE||END DATE||COURSE|
|January 8, 2024||February 18, 2024||CELTA Online|
|February 12, 2024||March 24, 2024||CELTA Online|
|April 1 2024||May 12, 2024||CELTA Online|
|May 13 2024||June 23 2024||CELTA Online|
|Jun 24 2024||Aug 4 2024||CELTA Online|
|Jul 8 2024||Aug 18 2024||CELTA Online|
|Jul 15 2024||Aug 25 2024||CELTA Online|
|Jul 22 2024||Sep 1 2024||CELTA Online|
|Jul 29 2024||Sep 8 2024||CELTA Online|
|Aug 19 2024||Sep 29 2024||CELTA Online|
|Sep 9 2024||Oct 20 2024||CELTA Online|
|Sep 30 2024||Nov 10 2024||CELTA Online|
|Oct 21 2024||Dec 1 2024||CELTA Online|
|Nov 4 2024||Dec 15 2024||CELTA Online|
CELTA Online (Part and Full time)
ONLINE course: $1,890 USD including Cambridge registration fees *
Early-bird Discount – Pay your course in full 30-days before the start date and save $200 USD
*Dates and fees are subject to change without notice.
When you enroll directly through University Programmes, your CELTA package includes
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STAFF & TUTORS
We have highly qualified, experienced trainers, including two CELTA assessors on staff, who also moderate other centres and courses around the world..
Ana Rosa Vargas
Orlando Delgado Mata
Frequently asked questions
Is CELTA a TESL or a TEFL certificate?
It’s both. CELTA covers methodology and techniques used in both TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) and TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). CELTA is often called an ELT (English Language Teaching) certificate because it is applicable to all types of English Language Teaching.
Do you offer “the TESL certificate”?
There is no such thing as “the TESL certificate” just as there is no such thing as “the B.A.”. There are several kinds of TESL/TEFL/TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificates offered by many institutions. CELTA is one of those certificates. CELTA is an ELT (English Language Teaching) certificate, which encompasses TESL and TEFL. It is the most widely recognized and respected international pre-service certificate offered in Mexico and in the world.
Why is CELTA so highly regarded?
CELTA is a standardized course overseen by the Cambridge English Language Assessment, which is part of the Cambridge University in England. This department ensures that all CELTA courses meet their standards regarding curriculum and methods of assessment. Cambridge-appointed assessors visit every CELTA course in the world to ensure standardization. University Programmes runs 20 CELTA courses per year, in 4 different locations, and is therefore visited 20 times per year by Cambridge assessors. Because CELTA is offered in centres all over the world, employers have become familiar with the course and they are aware of what they get when they hire a certified person. Also, they have confidence that anyone with a CELTA certificate has received effective, practical, and real-world training that enables them to successfully manage a teaching position.
Can I do the course if English is not my first language?
Yes, your English needs to be of a near-native level. This means that you need to have a command of English that allows you to complete all written assignments and teaching practice requirements according to the University of Cambridge standards.
Do I need teaching experience to take the CELTA?
No. Prior teaching experience is not a necessary prerequisite to being accepted onto a CELTA course.
Do I need a computer?
Yes. The CELTA 100% Online is delivered 100% online so you can take the CELTA from the comfort of your home and we offer flexible schedules so you can study while you work, unlike the Face to Face course where you need to take a month off work to complete the course.
Still not sure?
Join our FREE Pre-CELTA course to get a taste of CELTA
At the end of the course you’ll be invited to an input session to help you with your CELTA application and learn about the interview process. Once accepted, you’ll be fast-tracked so you can skip the pre-course task and directly join your CELTA course!