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

Course dates Course format Course fee
14 Nov- 16 Dec 5-week CELTA Online** 4800PLN/880GBP
28 Dec 22- 17 March 23 PART-TIME Online  *** 5200PLN/950GBP
9 Jan- 10 Feb 5-week CELTA Online** 4800PLN/880GBP
20 Feb- 24 March 5-week CELTA Online** 4800PLN/880GBP
18 March- 3 June PART-TIME Online 5200PLN/950GBP
27 March- 28 April 5-week CELTA Online 4800PLN /880GBP
8 May- 9 June 5-week CELTA Online 4800PLN /880GBP
26 June- 28 July 5-week CELTA Online 5200PLN/950GBP
21 Aug- 22 September 5-week CELTA Online 5200PLN/950GBP
6 Oct- 16 Dec PART-TIME Online 5200PLN/950GBP
2 Oct- 3 Nov 5-week CELTA Online 4800PLN /880GBP
13 Nov- 15 Dec 5-week CELTA Online 4800PLN /880GBP

*. NB: Course fee – the Polish Zloty figure [PLN] is fixed, and the British Pound figure [£] varies, based on the current exchange rate

**Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the world wide lockdowns we are now running  the whole course online via ZOOM, adapting it so that it will prepare you for both the face to face and online teaching. Course description :The intensive course lasts 5 weeks , Mon-Fri from 10am – 4pm The first week will be mainly devoted to input sessions , observations, getting familiar with the students  as well as the Zoom platform. The next four weeks will be mainly teaching practice and assignments with some input sessions. The last week will include the last teaching practice, final input sessions (mainly revision and post course development) as well as providing time to catch up with things etc.  All the input sessions and Teaching Practice feedback will include practical points related to the difference between  face to face and Online teaching so that it should be beneficial for both ways of teaching.

*** The 29 December part-time course starts with introduction to self-access and preparation for the Teaching Practice, (exceptionally on Wed evening). The TP will start 8 January. For details, please contact us directly at: CELTA@britishcouncil.pl

The 19 March part-time starts with introduction to self-access and preparation for the Teaching Practice. The TP will start 26 March.

The 1 Oct part-time starts with introduction to self-access and preparation for the Teaching Practice. The TP will start 8 Oct.