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Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)

We are still accepting applications for our 2023-24 course

Language level: English as a first language, or strong C1 or above, or IELTS 7.5
Teaching experience: No teaching experience required
Course length: 4 weeks (CELTA 2023 Term Dates)
Start dates: 23 April, 2 July, 6 August, 10 September, 15 October and 19 November 2023
Maximum class size: 12 students
Course hours: 120 hours
Teaching method: Face-to-face learning
Tuition fees: £1500 (All fees include Cambridge English fees)

Optional extras:


Accommodation: subject to availability
Meals: Pay as you go in the Dining Hall


What is CELTA?

CELTA is a RQF Level 5 teaching qualification for anyone who wants to get into teaching English as a foreign and second language and travel the world. The benefits of the CELTA are:

  • Gain a professional RQF Level 5 qualification that is one of only two recognised by the British Council and employers worldwide
  • Develop your teaching skills, lesson planning, and improve your classroom confidence
  • Gain practical experience of a real-life ELT classroom
  • Build a network within the international ELT industry
  • Begin your professional development journey in teaching.

Why choose our CELTA course?

We are a Cambridge English Teaching Qualification Centre for the CELTA and DELTA and have a track record of successfully preparing teachers for this qualifications. The benefits of our professional development course include:

  • Study at an international college with a worldwide reputation in providing academic and professional courses for 70 years
  • Develop your teaching skills and achieve your learning goals in our supportive environment
  • Observe up to 6 hours of experienced teachers
  • Receive feedback on 6 hours of observed teaching practice
  • Benefit from our highly experienced team of teacher trainers
  • Utilise our well-equipped academic facilities and resources, including a private specialist teacher training hub
  • Study with adults from all over the world to expand your cultural awareness and make friends for life
  • Make the most of the academic resources in Oxford during your studies. Immerse yourself in a university city steeped in history and benefit from the world-famous museums, libraries, and art galleries.

Application process

The application procedure is as follows:

  • Complete online booking form (using ‘Book Now’ button above)
  • Admissions Registrar to send information for applicants, application form, pre-interview task, short English language test (if required)
  • Applicant returns materials to CELTA@stclares.ac.uk
  • Interview with Course Tutor and short writing task
  • Offer of place decision is made and communicated to applicant
  • Deposit and registration fee to paid
  • Course confirmation letter and invoice will be sent out

Course requirements

Candidates are required to:

  • Attend the whole course
  • Write 4 course assignments 
  • Complete 6 hours of observation of experienced teachers

CELTA resources

  • Private study space for CELTA trainees
  • Teacher Training Library
  • Course materials – We have a wide range of course materials that can be borrowed for your lesson planning and observed teaching practice
  • Reading list – You will be issued with a short pre-course reading list. This includes books which should be bought by you
  • Syllabus – The CELTA syllabus and other information is available from Cambridge English
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