About this course

If you're looking for a flexible way of gaining teaching qualifications, the Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) Online course is right for you. This teacher training course combines online self-study and live teaching practice. The course follows the same syllabus and leads to the same international qualification as the face-to-face course.

Online study:

  • As a trainee, you will be assigned an online tutor who will facilitate your work and provide feedback.
  • You will be provided with an engaging learning experience, including interactive tasks, guided video observations and forum discussions.
  • You will be working independently or in groups with tutor support, evaluation and comments.

Teaching practice:

  • As a trainees, you will complete six hours of assessed teaching practice in an online classroom, conducted in small groups.
  • You will teach learners at a minimum of two different levels, one of which will be lower than intermediate and the other intermediate level or higher.
  • After teaching practice session, an experienced CELTA tutor will provide you with feedback and discuss your next lessons.
  • As a part of the course, you will also observe experienced teachers teaching classes of adults and watch other course participants teach their classes.

Course content covers:

  • Learners and teachers, teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism

Written assignments:

Along with the online tasks, you will complete four written assignments on:

  • Adult learners and learning contexts
  • The language system of English
  • Language skills
  • Reflection on classroom teaching

The course is taught online via ZOOM by CELTA tutors from British Council, Krakow.

How to apply

Step 1 

Download the application form and pre-interview task from the downloads section below.

Step 2 

Having completed the application form and pre-interview task, please email them to us.

Step 3

If your application has been successful, you will be interviewed by one of the CELTA trainers, either in person or by telephone.

Step 4

If your interview has been successful, you will be offered a place on the course. To secure your place on the course, you will be required to pay a deposit. The balance is due before the start of the course.

Dates and fees

The CELTA courses are now fully online. The whole course  (Teaching Practice included) is completed via Zoom. For details please, contact us directly at CELTA@britishcouncil.pl

2020 – ONLINE course dates Early Bird Fee Standard Fee*

5 October – 6 November the whole CELTA ONLINE**

16 November – 18 December the whole CELTA ONLINE**

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4800 PLN/ 960 GBP

10 October – 19 December a part-time the whole CELTA ONLINE***

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5200 PLN/ 996GBP

Course description:

The course lasts 5 weeks, Mon - Fri from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for most days. The first week is mainly devoted to input sessions, observations, getting familiar with the students as well as orientation to the Zoom platform. The next three weeks focus mainly on teaching practice and written assignments with some input sessions. The last week includes the last teaching practice lessons and some final input sessions (a revision session, professional development etc.). All the input sessions as well as Teaching Practice feedback will include practical points related to the difference between 'physical classroom' and online teaching so that overall, the course will help you prepare for both ways of teaching. 

 * Please note that in order to qualify for an early payment, payment of the fee must be concluded a minimum of 4 working weeks before the course start date. NB: Course fee – the Polish Zloty figure [PLN] is fixed, and the British Pound figure [£] varies, based on the current exchange rate. 

** For details please, contact us directly at CELTA@britishcouncil.pl.

*** The part-time course will be done fully online via the Cambridge platform Moodle, with the tutor’s assistance. The Teaching Practice will be done on Saturdays between 10am- 4pm on the ZOOM platform.  The Saturdays for the TP: 17,24,31 October, 7, 14 and 28 November, 5, 12, 19 December.

Please note:

Upon a successful interview, to secure your place on the course, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit of 1500 PLN.