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.

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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



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 2 types of CELTA certification

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


    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 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!
  • Intensive course
  • 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
    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!

CELTA Testimonial

+ 60

years in the market

+ 50


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

CELTA in Mexico City: $2,475 USD

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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.

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.

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