CELTA

More than 10,000 people travel the world teaching classes with the CELTA certificate, thanks to its wide international acceptance. In the United Kingdom, around 91% of employers prefer teachers with this certification.

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. It’s awarded by the University of Cambridge Assessment English, meaning you can rely on the CELTA's quality and accreditation. CELTA will allow you to travel around the world, teaching English to
speakers of other languages.

  • It is recognised as a Level 5 Qualification by the British Curriculum Authority, so it follows an authorised syllabus.
  • It is a course only offered by Authorised and well-established Teacher Education centres.
  • t is moderated and assessed by Cambridge ESOL every time a course runs, not just on an occasional basis.
  • It is the most frequently sought after qualification for TEFL jobs worldwide.
  • Moderated by the University of Cambridge.
  • We have highly qualified, experienced trainers, including two CELTA assessors on staff, who also moderate other centres and courses around the world.

You can now take CELTA 100% Online
from anywhere in the world with International House University.

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 analysis and awareness

Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing

Planning and resources for different contexts

Teaching skills and professional development

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Why take CELTA with IH Mexico?

Training centre

It's the best and largest teacher training centre in Latin America

Jobs opportunities

Access to international jobs and professional active job recruitment

Networking

Access to the IHWO network of schools

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

Teaching experience

Excellent reputation in the ELT market and world of teaching

What makes our CELTA course different from other centres?

- FLEXIBILITY

 

Connect just once a week, for 4hrs, and take the rest of the course at your own pace and in your own time.
You choose the day and time, no matter if you based in Europe, Asia, North or South America or Oceania! *

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?:

Monday to Friday: Input sessions online via Moodle(open source learning platform), flexible timetable, at your own convenience(i.e. there is not an specific time when you need to be available online during the week).
Teaching Practice, Feedback and Guided Lesson Planning: only once a week, you will have to be connected for 3 hours of live sessions. Moreover, on the selected day there will be a morning and a evening shift so that we can cater for people with different time requirements.
Three specific Saturdays throughout the course you will need to attend 2 hours of live seassions(not Teaching Practice). These extra hours are video recorded for later access if necessary.
A typical live online day on the course (just once a week on Part Time Courses)

Asynchronous – at your own pace in the week

Synchronous Live Sessions

(just once a week)

Input sessions (methodology, language awareness)

Online work on the official Cambridge Learning Management System

10am- 12pm

 

Or

7pm- 9pm

Teaching Practice

12pm- 12:45pm

 

Or

9pm- 9:45pm

Feedback on Teaching Practice

12:45pm- 1:30pm

 

Or

 

9:45pm- 10:30pm

 

Guided Lesson Planning

(with follow up questions in the week)

Take CELTA 100% online with International House Mexico

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Know the dates and times of the certification CELTA Online

Starting Date Final Date Course Campus Face to Face component
January 27, 2020 April 3, 2020 CELTA Online Condesa
January 27, 2020 April 3, 2020 CELTA Online Guadalajara
March 30, 2020 June 26, 2020 CELTA Online Condesa
March 30, 2020 June 26, 2020 CELTA Online Riviera Maya
May 11, 2020 August 2, 2020 CELTA Online Condesa
May 11, 2020 August 2, 2020 CELTA Online Guadalajara
May 11, 2020 August 2, 2020 CELTA Online Riviera Maya
August 24, 2020 November 20, 2020 CELTA Online Condesa
August 24, 2020 November 20, 2020 CELTA Online Guadalajara
August 24, 2020 November 20, 2020 CELTA Online Riviera Maya

Know the dates and times of the certification CELTA FT

Starting Date Final Date Course Campus
January 27, 2020 February 21, 2020 CELTA FT Condesa / Riviera Maya
January 20, 2020 February 14, 2020 CELTA FT Mazatlan (UAS)
February 24, 2020 March 20, 2020 CELTA FT Culiacán
March 2, 2020 March 27, 2020 CELTA FT Condesa / Guadalajara
May 25, 2020 June 19, 2020 CELTA FT Riviera Maya
June 1, 2020 June 26, 2020 CELTA FT Condesa
July 6, 2020 July 31, 2020 CELTA FT Riviera Maya / Culiacán (UAS)
July 13, 2020 August 7, 2020 CELTA FT Condesa / Guadalajara
August 3, 2020 August 28, 2020 CELTA FT Costa Rica (San José)
September 7, 2020 October 2, 2020 CELTA FT Condesa
September 28, 2020 October 23, 2020 CELTA FT Riviera Maya / Cuernavaca
November 2, 2020 Novembder 27, 2020 CELTA FT Riviera Maya
November 9, 2020 December 4, 2020 CELTA FT Guadalajara / Condesa

Accommodation

In-house accommodation or rooms at local guesthouses

Candidates receive constant feedback from trainers

All accommodation options are conveniently located within walking distance of our training centre

Good access to transportation options

Lovely period homes, as well as modern buildings and parks, can be found nearby

Lovely period homes, as well as modern buildings and parks, can be found nearby

+ 60 years of experience

+ 50 countries

+ 160 IH Schools worldwide

+ 5800 qualified teachers

Success story

 

Look how Stephany get certified in CELTA and now she teaches English in Riviera Maya

CELTA course prices


  • Intensive course: $1,795 USD
  • Extensive course: $1,795 USD
  • ONLINE course: $1,400 USD ( - 15% discount booking directly though this website).

CELTA in Mexico City: $2,475 USD

  • + CELTA materials and resources
  • + Accommodation
  • + Pick up and transfer

Or leave us your information and our consultants will contact you in less than 72 hours

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Know more about the 2 formats of the CELTA certification

  • Online course
  • Intensive course
  • CELTA 100% Online course + IH Mexico Certificate in Teaching English Online

    Length

    Part time – 12 weeks
    Semi- Full time – 6 weeks

    100% online (including online Teaching Practice)

    Ideal for people who cannot travel to the centre.

    What is the Cambridge CELTA Course Online?

    The Cambridge CELTA Course Online (or CELTA Online) is a flexible way to take CELTA. It leads to the same CELTA qualification and is assessed and moderated according to the same criteria. Like the face-to-face CELTA course, CELTA Online has a significant practical component. You will complete 6 hours of assessed teaching practice in groups in an online environment, from the comfort of your home!

    What is the Cambridge CELTA Course Online?

    Flexible: You can access the online materials at any time, giving you the flexibility to plan your CELTA work around your other professional and personal commitments.

    Accessible: Because the course is a 100% online, there will be no accommodation or travel costs! Thus reducing overall expenses (and stress!)

    Why take CELTA online with Ih Mexico?

    At Ih Mexico, part of the International House World Organisation, we are at a very privileged position to be able to offer all our CELTA Online candidates the following premium benefits:


    • • Our new and complementary IH Mexico Certificate in Teaching English Online course, with 30hrs of input on tasks, strategies, and approaches to planning in the online environment.
    • • Access to 3 exclusive teaching and planning webinars for free over the next year, delivered by our premium partner TEFL Horizons, so that you can continue to develop your teaching skills as a newly qualified teacher.
    • 15% discount on our new and soon to be launched CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) course, available from the summer of 2020.
    • 50% discount on a language awareness course, delivered by our premium partner, TEFL Horizons, so that you can prepare for your CELTA work before and during the online course itself!

    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. The IH Mexico Group will also issue a second and separate certificate for the extra 30hrs of work you will engage in exclusively focused on developing your new online teaching English: Ih Mexico Certificate in Teaching English Online.

    Know the dates and times of the certification CELTA Online

    Start date End date Course

    August 10th

    Oct 30th 

    CELTA 100% Online (Part time)

    August 24th 

    Nov 13th

    CELTA 100% Online (Part time)

    Sept 7th 

    Nov 27th

    CELTA 100% Online (Part time)

    Sept 21

    Dec 11th

    CELTA 100% Online (Part time)

    Sept 28

    Nov 6th

    CELTA 100% Online (Semi Full Time)

    Oct 5th 

    Dec 18th

    CELTA 100& online (Part time)

    Oct 19th 

    Dec 31st

    CELTA 100& online (Part time)

    Nov 9th 

    Dec 18th

    CELTA 100& online (Semi Full time)

    Nov 9th 

    Feb 5th, 2021 (including winter break)

    CELTA 100& online (Part time)

    Nov 23rd 

    Feb 19th , 2021 (including winter break)

    CELTA 100& online (Part time)

    Dec 7th 

    March 5th , 2021 (including winter break)

    CELTA 100& online (Part time)

    Dec 21st 

    Jan 29th 2021

    CELTA 100& online (Semi Full Time)

    Jan 4th, 2021 

    March 26th, 2021

    CELTA 100& online (Part time)

    Jan 18th, 2021 

    April 2nd, 2021

    CELTA 100& online (Part time)

    If you are ready to take the course, apply now!
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  • Intensive course

    Part time – 12 weeks

    Semi- Full time – 6 weeks

    For people with a busy schedule who want to complete the course within a month

    Know the dates and times of the certification CELTA Full Time (FT)

    Start date End date Course Campus
    May 25, 2020 June 19, 2020 CELTA Full Time Riviera Maya
    July 6, 2020 July 31, 2020 CELTA Full Time Riviera Maya, Culiacán (UAS)
    July 13, 2020 August 7, 2020 CELTA Full Time Condesa
    September 7, 2020 October 2, 2020 CELTA Full Time Condesa
    September 28, 2020 October 23, 2020 CELTA Full Time Riviera Maya, Cuernavaca
    November 2, 2020 November 27, 2020 CELTA Full Time Riviera Maya
    November 9, 2020 December 4, 2020 CELTA Full Time Guadalajara, Condesa
    If you are ready to take the course, apply now!
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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.

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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. IH Mexico 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.

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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?

Many people prefer using a computer instead of handwriting assignments and lesson plans. You will do a lot of writing on the course so if you want to use a computer and you have a laptop, then, by all means, bring it with you and feel free to use our wireless network. We currently have five computers, which are connected to a printer in the CELTA resource room. These facilities are available for all candidates to use during course hours. We use Microsoft software and all computers provide Internet access. For the Blended course, you must have access to your own computer/laptop to work online with peers and the tutor.