CELTA

More than 10,000 people have travelled around the world teaching with the CELTA certificate.

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In the United Kingdom about 91% of employers look for teachers who have this certification.

What is the CELTA certificate?

The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) is probably the most recognized certificate nationally and internationally, as it is moderated by the University of Cambridge. It is an introductory course for people who have little or no experience in English teaching and who wish to work as teachers in institutions with high quality standards.

Why study the CELTA certificate in International House?

 

Authorized Centre

IH is the best and largest teacher training centre in Mexico

 

Job board

Access to international jobs and professional recruitment

 

Networking

We provide access to the IH World network of schools

 

Professional practices

We offer an extensive supervised teaching practice with constant feedback

Less stress

Learning methodology and digital teaching aids that are flexible, which makes the course easier and more doable

What skills will you develop?

Approach to students and teachers in the context of teaching and learning

Analysis and in-depth knowledge of the language

Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing in English

Planning and management of educational resources in different contexts

Teaching Professionalism

Discover the 3 types of CELTA certification

  • Intensive course
  • Duration: 4 weeks

    For people who have only a small amount of time.

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

    Start date End date Course Centre
    May 25, 2020 June 19, 2020 CELTA Full Time Riviera Maya
    June 1, 2020 June 26, 2020 CELTA Full Time Condesa
    July 6, 2020 July 31, 2020 CELTA Full Time Riviera Maya, Culiacán (UAS)
    July 13, 2020 August 7, 2020 CELTA Full Time Condesa, Guadalajara
    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
  • Duration: 10 weeks

    For people who can only take classes on Saturdays.

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

    Start date End date Course Centre
    May 9, 2020 June 20, 2020 CELTA Part Time Riviera Maya
    June 20, 2020 August 22, 2020 CELTA Part Time Guadalajara
    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
  • BLENDED course
  • Duration: 16 weeks

    14 weeks online and 2 face-to-face weeks

    This option offers candidates more time to prepare and reflect on their teaching practices.

    Find out the dates and times of the CELTA Online certification

    Start date End date Face-to-face component Course Centre
    March 30, 2020 June 26, 2020 June 8 - June 19, 2020 CELTA Online Condesa
    March 30, 2020 June 26, 2020 June 1 - June 12, 2020 CELTA Online Riviera Maya
    May 11, 2020 August 2, 2020 July 20 - July 31, 2020 CELTA Online Condesa
    May 11, 2020 August 2, 2020 July 20 - July 31, 2020 CELTA Online Guadalajara
    May 11, 2020 August 2, 2020 July 13 - July 24, 2020 CELTA Online Riviera Maya
    August 24, 2020 November 20, 2020 November 16 - November 27, 2020 CELTA Online Condesa
    August 24, 2020 November 20, 2020 November 16 - November 27, 2020 CELTA Online Guadalajara
    August 24, 2020 November 20, 2020 November 9 - November 20, 2020 CELTA Online Riviera Maya

+ 60

years in the market

+ 50

countries

+ 160

schools worldwide

+ 5800

qualified teachers

What do you need to take CELTA certification?

  • You do not need to have experience teaching.
  • Be 18 years old at the beginning of the course.
  • Have the C1 level of English, in accordance with the Common European Reference Framework.

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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 

Take advantage of our promotions

15% discount

For all CELTA courses that are paid 12 weeks before the start date.

10% discount

For all CELTA courses that are paid 10 weeks before the start date.

5% discount

For all CELTA courses that are paid 6 weeks before the start date.

All our teachers have the Delta diploma (master’s level in English)

César Sánchez Nava

IH Cuernavaca

Teacher Trainer

10 years of experience

Carmen Torres

IH Condesa

Teacher Trainer

15 years of experience

Eliberto Salinas

IH Condesa

Teacher Trainer

18 years of experience

Ricardo Fajardo

IH Condesa

Teacher Trainer

20 years of experience

Orlando Delgado Mata

IH Condesa

Director Teacher Trainer

17 years of experience

Miguel Sainz

IH Condesa

Teacher Trainer

6 years of experience

Talia Montaño

IH Condesa

Teacher Trainer

22 years of experience

Andrew Watson

IH Condesa

Teacher Trainer

25 years of experience

Liliana Sanchez

IH Condesa

Teacher Trainer

20 years of experience

Do you have more questions?

Is CELTA a TESL or TEFL certificate?

It is both. CELTA covers the 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 types 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 includes TESL and TEFL. It is the most widely recognized and respected international certificate offered in Mexico and around the world.

Why is CELTA so valued and recognized?

CELTA is a standardized course supervised by University of Cambridge English Assessment, which is part of the University of Cambridge in England.

Cambridge English Assessment ensures that all CELTA courses meet their standards in terms of curriculum and evaluation methods.

Cambridge appointed consultants visit each CELTA course in the world to ensure standardization. IH Mexico organizes 20 CELTA courses a year, in 4 different locations, so it is visited 20 times a year by Cambridge consultants.

Because CELTA is offered in centres around the world, employers have become familiar with what the course entails and know what they get when they hire a person with this certificate. They are confident that anyone with a CELTA certificate has received effective, practical and real-world training that has prepared them to go directly into a teaching position.

Can I take the course if English is not my native language?

Yes, although your English must be of an almost native level. This means that you need to have an English proficiency that allows you to complete all written assignments and teaching practice requirements in accordance with the standards of the University of Cambridge.

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Do I need teaching experience to take CELTA?

No. Previous teaching experience is not a prerequisite to be accepted for a CELTA course.

Do I need a computer?

MMany people prefer to use a computer to perform written assignments and lesson plans.

You will write a lot in the course, so if you want to use one and have your own laptop, take it with you.

In addition, you can connect to our WiFi network.

We currently have several computers that are connected to a printer in the CELTA resource room. These facilities are available for all candidates to use during class time and have Microsoft Office software, as well as internet access.

It is important to mention that for the BLENDED course you must have access to your own computer to work online with classmates and the tutor.