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.
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.
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
Teacher training centre in Latin America
Access to international jobs and professional active job recruitment
Access to the IHWO network of schools
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
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:
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
Feedback on Teaching Practice
Guided Lesson Planning
(with follow up questions in the week)
- CELTA ONLINE MATERIALS AND RESOURCES
International House University runs CELTA online using the materials that Cambridge Assessment English developed in partnership with International House London. These include:
- FREE TEACHING ENGLISH ONLINE COURSE & EXTRA BENEFITS
CELTA is offered at various centres around the world, but International House University 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:
This means candidates have a lot of work to do in week 3! This makes the CELTA course be very intense and stressful! However, on our course you will get two specific workshops for the assignment, and what better way to work on your first two assignments than with the help of your tutors! 😊
- EXTRA IT AND G. SUITE TRAINING
Our course provides specific training for how to use not just Zoom, but rather a range of other educational technologies for teaching purposes:
- THE LYE - INTERNATIONAL HOUSE MEXICO TEACHER MEMBERSHIP
By signing up to our CELTA online course, you are joining a very exclusive club! Post CELTA, you will receive 30 days of free access to a community of like-minded, passionate professionals to learn and develop together. The LYE Teacher Membership uses a bottom-up approach where teachers have a voice and is built on our Professional Developement principles: CPD that is accessible and appropriate.
For more on the LYE Membership, Click Here
All of this if you sign up to our exclusive CELTA online at International House University!
- JOB PLACEMENT AND RECRUITMENT SERVICE
International House University is in a privileged position to be able to facilitate the transition from being a graduate from CELTA to the active ELT market! International House University provides:
- 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!
|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|
|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|
+ 60 years of experience
+ 50 countries
+ 160 IH Schools worldwide
+ 5800 qualified teachers
Look how Stephany get certified in CELTA and now she teaches English in Riviera Maya
|Start date||End date||Course|
|January 3, 2022||March 25, 2022||CELTA Online|
|January 17, 2022||April 15, 2022||CELTA Online|
|Jan 31, 2022||April 29, 2022||CELTA Online|
|February 14, 2022||May 13, 2022||CELTA Online|
|Feb 28, 2022||May 27, 2022||CELTA Online|
|March 14, 2022||June 10, 2022||CELTA Online|
|March 29, 2022||June 25, 2022||CELTA Online|
|April 18, 2022||July 1, 2022||CELTA Online|
|April 25, 2022||July 15, 2022||CELTA Online|
|May 9, 2022||July 29, 2022||CELTA Online|
|May 23, 2022||August 12, 2022||CELTA Online|
|June 6, 2022||August 26, 2022||CELTA Online|
|June 6, 2022||August 26, 2022||CELTA Online|
|June 20, 2022||September 9, 2022||CELTA Online|
|July 25, 2022||October 14, 2022||CELTA Online|
|August 8, 2022||October 28, 2022||CELTA Online|
|August 22, 2022||November 11, 2022||CELTA Online|
|September 5, 2022||November 25, 2022||CELTA Online|
|September 19, 2022||December 9, 2022||CELTA Online|
|October 3, 2022||December 23, 2022||CELTA Online|
|October 17, 2022||December 23, 2022||CELTA Online|
|October 31, 2022||February 3, 2023||CELTA Online|
|November 14, 2022||February 17, 2023||CELTA Online|
|November 28, 2022||March 3, 2023||CELTA Online|
|Start date||End date||Course|
|January 3, 2022||February 11, 2022||CELTA Online|
|February 14, 2022||March 25, 2022||CELTA Online|
|March 28th, 2022||May 13th (including Easter Break), 2022||CELTA Online|
|May 16, 2022||June 24, 2022||CELTA Online|
|June 27, 2022||August 5, 2022||CELTA Online|
|July 4, 2022||August 12, 2022||CELTA Online|
|July 11, 2022||August 19, 2022||CELTA Online|
|July 18, 2022||August 26, 2022||CELTA Online|
|August 29, 2022||October 7, 2022||CELTA Online|
|October 10, 2022||November 18, 2022||CELTA Online|
|November 14, 2022||December 16, 2022||CELTA Online|
We have highly qualified, experienced trainers, including two CELTA assessors on staff, who also moderate other centres and courses around the world..
is the current Director of Teacher Training Operations at International House University. He is a CELTA and Delta Trainer and Assessor, and member of the committee for the Cambridge English Teaching Awards Symposium.
has been an English teacher for 15 years. She is a CELTA trainer, and a Trinity Young Learner Trainer.
is a CELTA and TKT Tutor. His main area of specialism is online teaching and educational technologies.
is the current Director of Studies at International House Guadalajara. She is also a trainer for CELTA, IHCAM, CELT-S and CELT-P.
has been a teacher for 15 years. He is a teacher trainer and Cambridge CELTA Tutor and Assessor. His main area of interest is phonology and assessment.
has been a teacher for 15 years. She is a teacher trainer, Cambridge CELTA Tutor, and an academic consultant for Hachette Livre.
is a CELTA trainer with over 10 years of experience. He also tutors on Ih CAM, TKT and other teacher training courses, and has trained in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Costa Rica
specializes in ESL for young learners and is a qualified CELTA and TKT tutor
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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.
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.