CELTA

Every year, more than 10,000 people travel the world teaching English with the CELTA certificate.

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What is CELTA?

CELTA is the most highly recognised and regarded initial English teaching certification worldwide. It’s awarded by the University of Cambridge, meaning you can rely on the CELTA's quality and accreditation.

+ 60

years of experience

+ 50

countries

+ 160

IH Schools worldwide

+ 5800

qualified teachers

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

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

Know more about the 3 formats of the CELTA certification

  • Intensive course
  • Intensive course

    Duration: 4 weeks (full time)

    For people 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
    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
  • Extensive course
  • Extensive course

    Duration: 10 weeks (part-time)

    For people who only have time available on Saturdays

    Know the dates and times of the certification CELTA Part Time (PT)

    Start date End date Course Campus
    October 10, 2020 December 12, 2020 CELTA Part Time Coyoacán
    October 10, 2020 December 12, 2020 CELTA Part Time Guadalajara
    October 10, 2020 December 12, 2020 CELTA Part Time Riviera Maya
  • Online course
  • Online course + IH Mexico Certificate in Teaching English Online

    Duration: 12-14 weeks

    100% online (including online Teaching Practice)

    Ideal for people who cannot travel to the centre.

    Know the dates and times of the certification CELTA Online

    Start date End date Course
    August 24, 2020 November 20, 2020 CELTA Online

Contact us!

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Cuernavaca

  • IH - Cuernavaca

  • IH - Guadalajara

  • IH México City - Condesa

  • IH - Riviera Maya

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Know the dates and times of the certification CELTA PT

Start date End date Course Campus
February 15, 2020 April 25, 2020 CELTA PT Coyoacán
February 15, 2020 April 25, 2020 CELTA PT Guadalajara
February 25, 2020 June 20, 2020 CELTA PT Riviera Maya
October 10, 2020 December 12, 2020 CELTA PT Coyoacán
October 10, 2020 December 12, 2020 CELTA PT Guadalajara
October 10, 2020 December 12, 2020 CELTA PT Riviera Maya

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

Success story

 

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

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.

CELTA course prices


  • Intensive course: $1,795 USD
  • Extensive course: $1,795 USD
  • Blended course: $1,850 USD

  • CELTA in Mexico City: $2,475 USD
  • + CELTA materials and resources
  • + Accommodation
  • + Pick up and transfer 

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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.

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.