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Teaching House New York

226 West 26th Street 9th Floor. New York, NY 10001

Accomplished teachers, a fabulous location, and a student-centered program are just a few of the qualities that set the Teaching House programs apart from the competition. On top of all this, we also offer placement services, resume help, and advice on employment options from school to school, country to country, and rural to urban settings. If you’re looking to study for a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages or CELTA certification in NYC, there is no better education organization than Teaching House New York.

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) Course New York

Making the significant, exciting decision to teach English abroad is thrilling — though we recognize that it can be a little daunting. Like beginning any new career, you don’t usually know what to expect. However, you want to make sure that you not only survive but that you have the ability to thrive in your new profession. 

CELTA training exists for this very reason. Administered by one of the most renowned universities in the world, Cambridge University, this is the most prestigious, globally recognized Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate available to English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers. 

The CELTA program will provide you with the building blocks you need to become a successful teacher of English to speakers of other languages. Every time you teach, you will find that you’re drawing on the skills and knowledge you learned during your course to provide your students with the best possible learning environment. The CELTA program will give you tools and skills for:

  • Lesson staging and frameworks to meet your learners’ objectives
  • Techniques for clarifying meaning, pronunciation, form of grammar, lexis and functional language
  • Facilitating practice activities to enhance learners’ fluency and accuracy
  • Creative and engaging lessons for intrinsic motivation

With our CELTA certificate in NYC, you’re not only working towards a qualification that will allow you to teach English to speakers of other languages, but you’re enrolling in a class that can help you reach your potential and become a Cambridge quality teacher. With hard work, dedication, and commitment to your studies, you’ll find that this qualification will provide you with the tools you need to become a truly exceptional teacher, wherever you choose to go. 

Why study a course in CELTA teaching in New York

Teaching House’s New York TESOL course facility is based in the Chelsea neighborhood in the heart of Manhattan, in a contemporary and spacious building with modern facilities ideal for learning and teaching. With great views of the surrounding area, Teaching House offers a number of amenities to make your time studying for your program both convenient and comfortable. If you’re looking to study a CELTA course in New York, Teaching House can offer you a globally-recognized certification and a conducive learning environment in central Manhattan. 

Our center offers:

  • Study and leisure areas for work and relaxation
  • A well-stocked library, 14 modern classrooms, printing services, free Wi-Fi, study rooms, and vending machines
  • A computer lab equipped with 18 Mac computers, which is a favorite hangout for students after hours as they prepare their lesson plans for the next day
  • Resources that are just steps from the center if you need a bite to eat or need to purchase last-minute supplies for a lesson
  • Restaurants, cafes, and grocery stores in the neighborhood to suit any palate

We believe that the facilities on offer at Teaching House New York can help make your time here both enjoyable and productive. The ultimate goal of Teaching House is not only to ensure that our students successfully graduate and take the next step forward in their exciting careers but to provide them with an overall enjoyable experience. That’s why we also offer the CELTA program as an online course, providing you with the flexibility to study wherever you are. All modes of the CELTA course cover online, face-to-face and blended teaching so you can be sure you’re getting the same Cambridge quality whether studying in a physical or virtual classroom. 

Where your CELTA qualification can take you

The CELTA qualification is one of the most widely recognized in the world. After completing the course successfully and obtaining your certificate at Teaching House New York, your CELTA course qualification can help you gain employment as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages. Teaching English is a popular career choice for people looking to move overseas, whether temporarily or permanently, and it can be a highly rewarding and fulfilling career choice.  Even if you don’t see English language teaching as a long-term career, the skills you learn on the CELTA certification course in New York, such as clear communication, managing people, presenting effectively and collegial collaboration amongst others, are applicable and desirable in any professional field. 

If teaching is your passion and excellence is your aim, you can find no better program than the CELTA course offered at Teaching House New York. Study at our centrally-located Manhattan campus and get ready to take the next step toward reaching your career goals. Are you ready to start working towards a CELTA qualification? Contact us with any questions at 1-800-756-2003 or and apply today. 

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Upcoming Course Dates - CELTA Online

Online Course Times

In order to best serve our community we have scheduled our online classes across four major time zones. These classes run across four time zones to serve:

  • The East Coast USA/Canada: Eastern Standard Time/Eastern Daylight Time
  • The West Coast USA/Canada: Pacific Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Time
  • The United Kingdom and Europe: GMT/British Summer Time
  • Australia and Asia: Australian Eastern Standard Time / Australian Eastern Daylight Time


All our online Celta course dates run simultaneously in The East Coast USA, West Coast USA and UK time zones. Only courses marked ** are available in the Australian Eastern Time Zone. Simply indicate your time zone of preference in the application form and you will be enrolled in the cohort of your desired time zone.

2024 CELTA Course Dates:

Full Time CELTA Courses

  • June 17th - July 12th, 2024
  • July 15th - August 9th, 2024**
  • August 19th - September 13th, 2024
  • September 16th - October 11th, 2024
  • October 21st - November 15th, 2024
  • November 18th - December 13th (UK)/ December 17th (USA), 2024

Part Time CELTA Courses

  • July 19th - September 26th, 2024**
  • October 4th - December 11th (UK) 17th (USA), 2024**

Upcoming Course Dates - CELTA Face to Face

Face to Face CELTA courses

2024 CELTA Face to Face Course Dates:


Full Time CELTA Course  

  • July 15th -  August 9th, 2024    
  • August 19th -  September 13th, 2024  
  • September 16th  - October 11th, 2024    
  • October 21st -  November 15th, 2024
  • November  18th - December 17th, 2024

Part Time CELTA Course

  • October 4th -  December 17th, 2024


Full Time CELTA Course

  • August  19th - September 13th, 2024    
  • November 18th  - December 17th, 2024


Full Time CELTA Course

  • August 19th -  September 13th, 2024 (Mixed Mode - first two weeks online then the final two weeks in Boston- the best of both worlds)


Full Time CELTA Courses coming soon


Full Time CELTA Course  

  • August 19th - September 13th, 2024 (Mixed Mode - first two weeks in Miami then final two weeks online - the best of both worlds)
  • October  21st - November 15th, 2024

New York City

Full Time CELTA Course  

  • July  15th - August 9th, 2024    
  • September 16th  - October 11th, 2024        
  • November 18th  - December 17th, 2024

Part Time CELTA Course

  • October 4th -  December 17th, 2024


Full Time CELTA Course  

  • September 16th  - October 11th, 2024
  • November 18th  - December 17th, 2024
*Please note that this course begins on Tuesday 21st May because of the May 20th public holiday in Ontario.


Full Time CELTA Course      

  • July 8th -  August 2nd, 2024    
  • October  21st - November 15th, 2024

Part Time CELTA Course  

  • September 7th  - November 11th, 2024


Full Time CELTA Course          

  • July 1st -  July 26th, 2024    
  • August 1st -  August 30th, 2024    
  • October 1st - October 30th,  2024    
  • November 4th - November 29th,  2024

Part Time CELTA Course     

  • October 1st -  December 18th, 2024

Part Time Mixed-Mode CELTA Course    

  • October 1st - December 18th,  2024


Full Time CELTA Course     

  • November 4th -  November 29th, 2024


Full Time CELTA Course      

  • July 1st -  July 26th, 2024    
  • August 5th -  August 30th, 2024    
  • September 2nd  - September 27th, 2024    
  • October 7th -  November 1st, 2024    
  • November 18th  - December 17th, 2024


Full Time CELTA Course       

  • July 2nd -  July 26th, 2024

Full Time Mixed-Mode CELTA Course    

  • September 9th - October 11th,  2024

CELTA Course Fees

CELTA 2024 Course Fees:


The cost of the online CELTA program is $2,895 USD/£1,390 GBP / $3,195 AUD and is due five weeks before the course starts. You can pay in installments, as long as the full course fee is received at least five weeks in advance of the course start date.

The cost is the same for the full-time and part-time online CELTA course.

This cost includes a $200 USD/£100 GBP / $250 AUD enrolment deposit that will secure your place on the course of your choice. Your remaining course fee is due 5 weeks before your course begins.

Certificate shipping may incur an additional fee. (Domestic shipping to the USA is included in the US course fee)


The cost of the face-to-face CELTA program, inclusive of tuition, Cambridge fee, registration fee and all applicable taxes, is as follows:

- New York City: $2,945 USD*

- Miami: $2,945 USD

- Boston: $2,945 USD

- Toronto: $2,495 CAD

- London: £1,390 GBP

- Oxford: £1,390 GBP

- Melbourne: $3,195 AUD

This fee does not include accommodation.

Earlybird Discount!

Take advantage of our earlybird promotion and confirm your enrolment early to receive a discount on your course fees.

UK - online and face-to-face

Confirm your enrolment three weeks before your course commences and receive a £100 discount off your course fees.

USA online only

Confirm your enrolment five weeks before your course commences and receive a $400 discount off your course fees.

Australia - online and face-to-face

Confirm your enrolment three weeks before your course commences and receive a $300 discount off your course fees.

Enrolment deposit:

CELTA candidates are required to pay a non-refundable $200/£100/ $250 AUD enrolment fee. This deposit is paid after the CELTA candidate has completed the application process, interviewed with one of our tutors, and has been accepted onto the course. Once payment of the enrolment fee has been made, we confirm a place on the course of your choice, subject to places still being available.

No application fee:

There is no fee to apply for the Teaching House CELTA, and applicants are in no way committed to taking the course after submitting an application. Because places are limited on our CELTA courses (the maximum ratio of trainees to teacher trainers is 6:1), it is advisable to apply for a place as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Books and materials:

CELTA Trainees can choose to buy a methodology book and grammar book, but these are not required (information on these books will be provided during the application process). This is completely optional, and we have copies of these books available at all of our face-to-face centers.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact us here. We are here to help.

Course Content


Have you ever sat through a class or seminar and wondered if there was a practical application to what was being taught? Or attended lectures that felt more like endurance tests in note-taking than actual learning experiences?

We’ve all been there because we’ve all experienced, at some point in our lives, a teacher standing at the head of the class talking at us.

Thankfully, this style of teaching has no place in a thriving language-learning environment. Instead, a modern language lesson is an interactive process that requires experimentation, a willingness to make mistakes, immersion into real-life situations, a genuine need to use language and a great deal of student talking (instead of time spent listening to the teacher).


For one, you will not find clearly delineated rows of silent students writing in notebooks and looking at their teacher, the only speaker in the room.

Instead, the TESOL classroom has students with moveable desks facing each other, or groups of students moving around the classroom with a paper and pen in hand talking to other students while consulting the whiteboard for a word they might need, or grabbing the teacher to ask a question.

You may see a teacher milling around the classroom ducking into groups of students to listen and take notes. The teacher may move quietly from group to group without interfering until suddenly they signal an end to that phase by directing the students’ attention towards a language point or vocabulary word on the board.

Yes, there will be times when students are sitting quietly, writing in their notebooks. After all, there are vocabulary words to be recorded, grammar examples to be written down and sometimes there are writing exercises to be executed. But more often than not, a good TESOL classroom will be alive with students’ voices as they verbally play with the language they’re learning. The teacher in these scenarios is very much a resource and a facilitator. They control when one activity ends and another begins and they insert language and meaning when students are struggling to find the language they need to express themselves. This is what active learning looks like.


For reasons of demonstration and because the process of learning is active rather than passive, your Course Sessions on language teaching will look very similar to the kinds of language classes you will be teaching.

You will not be lectured at or expected to memorize tomes of information. You will, however, learn teaching methodology through the same techniques we’re encouraging you to use in your own classroom. The process shouldn’t be silent, and it should be fun.

Your tutors will teach you about how to effectively teach grammar, for example, by demonstrating techniques on you and asking you to work in groups or pairs to analyze and discuss the tools used and how these could apply to your own TESOL classroom. Though the idea of teaching grammar often evokes fear in the hearts of first-time teachers, your trainers will demonstrate how a grammar lesson may start with something as simple as a game.

There will be no grammar trees and no lectures using sentence diagrams. The key is engagement and practical application.

You’ll also attend a TESOL Session on how to create your own authentic materials for the classroom (which is also an assignment you’ll complete on the course). Your tutor isn’t going to lecture you on the different types of authentic lessons available, expecting you to take notes and understand the theory without the practice. They’re going to engage you in learning from an authentic materials lesson they’ve created. And as you’re doing the exercises as a student, you’ll also be exposed to the methods used and asked to analyze in groups and pairs the different types of techniques you found effective for learning.

You’re in the hands of experts now. And CELTA trainers are not lecturers. They are expert educators. They have had years of experience with language learners and in training teachers; they know how to engage you in the process of becoming experts in your own right.

Here are some of the topics that your sessions cover. All sessions are practical in nature, with some foundation in theory, and demonstrate techniques that you can use immediately in the language lessons you teach.

The following areas are among those that will be covered:

• How to teach grammar and vocabulary effectively
• How to motivate your students
• How to help your students get the most out of a reading text
• How to order the stages of a lesson
• How to influence the dynamics of a classroom for the best results
• How to use teaching books and materials effectively
• How to bring authentic materials – articles, songs, stories – into the classroom

There are also sessions on a range of topics to help you find the best teaching jobs at the best schools.

These sessions include:

• Where to find the best TESOL jobs
• How to write an effective resume and cover letter
• What kinds of questions to expect in an interview
• What to expect from a TESOL contract (including housing, flights and medical care)

Are you interested in experiencing an active learning experience like this? Apply for the CELTA course or contact us today to find out what availability we have on upcoming courses.

How is the CELTA assessed?


The assessment on the CELTA course is continuous (throughout the course) and integrated (all components count towards the final grade). The CELTA qualification does not require a final examination. Assessment is based on evaluation of the candidate according to Cambridge criteria in the following two areas:


For each lesson that you teach you will create a Lesson Plan, which includes a breakdown of the lesson, showing how you will manage your materials and handouts to achieve the lesson’s aim or focus. You will also prepare analysis sheets on grammar, language, and vocabulary, which help you prepare and guide you throughout the lesson. They will also help you anticipate students' questions and problems. Working with the lesson plans and language analysis sheets will give you thorough training and a good understanding of preparing for future classes.

You will maintain a portfolio of your work during the course. This portfolio will contain your lesson materials, including handouts, lesson plans and the individual written feedback your tutor gives you.


During the CELTA course, you’ll complete four written assignments. The assignments are about 1,000 words each and are spread out over the length of the course. They are very practical in nature and focus on a variety of aspects, including a trainee's strengths and weaknesses, the students they teach, and their ability to teach language systems (grammar and vocabulary) and language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking).

Individual tutorials are held with trainees to monitor and discuss progress. You’ll be informed regularly of your progress through feedback on your teaching practice and written assignments.


Each CELTA course is externally moderated by an assessor from Cambridge University. The assessor visits the center during the second half of the course and looks at trainees’ portfolios and assignments and observes their teaching practice. Trainees are invited to meet the assessor if they'd like to discuss any matters.

The clear CELTA qualification standards set by Cambridge University and the external moderation of each course are two of the many reasons why the Cambridge University CELTA Course is considered the best TESOL qualification in the world.

The Enrollment Process

The Enrollment Process

All teacher training courses:

All Teaching House Courses start with an online application, then we will send you detailed information regarding the following steps, which usually include an interview with a Teaching House teacher trainer. For more details about the requirements for your course, contact us.

CELTA Course Enrolment:

The Teaching House Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other languages (CELTA) enrollment process is designed with three aims in mind:

  • To provide the applicant with a clear idea of what the course is, what to expect to get from it and what is required to succeed.
  • To ensure that once an applicant has been accepted, they have a very high chance of successfully completing the course.
  • To ensure those who are accepted have a high probability of qualifying for and attaining ESL teaching work in the country or city of their choice.


  • An applicant must have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education.
  • An applicant must be over the age of 18.
  • An applicant must have a standard of English which will enable them to teach at a range of levels, equivalent to a high C1 level on the CEFR.

The process for enrolling:

  1. All interested trainees must complete the application form located here. There is NO application fee. If you are not able to successfully complete the online application form, you can request an application via email (as a word document) through our contact us page. To ensure that you receive our emails promptly, please add to your Allowed Emails list.
  2. After reviewing your application, a member of our enrollment team will follow up by email and send you an assignment called the Pre-Interview Task. This task is a series of language and teaching activities designed to give trainees an idea of what the course (and teaching English!) is all about.
  3. Once we have received your Pre-Interview Task, we will schedule a time for an interview that is convenient for you. Most interviews are conducted via telephone or Zoom but in-person interviews are available at our New York, Boston, London, Melbourne and Toronto locations.
  4. The interview is a chance for you to speak to an experienced course trainer. The trainer will discuss your work from the Pre-Interview Task to gain a better understanding of your potential for English Language Teaching. The interview also provides an opportunity to speak with an enrollment advisor about the enrollment process and payment options.
  5. After acceptance, you must pay an enrollment deposit to confirm your place on the course of your choice (subject to availability—given on a first-come, first-served basis). The amount of enrollment deposit depends on your course location.
  6. The remainder of your course fee (less the enrollment deposit) is due no later than five weeks before the beginning of the course.

Feel free to contact us for more information or Apply Now!

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