At the beginning of the global outbreak of Coronavirus Covid-19, we strengthened our commitment to the health and safety of every member of our international community by running the CELTA course fully online. This was with the approval and support of Cambridge Assessment. Over the course of the pandemic, Teaching House was at the forefront of online pedagogy and now our CELTA online course is a tried, tested and viable alternative to the face-to-face equivalent.
What is the Cambridge CELTA Online Course?
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 will be 120+ hours of training. You will complete 6 hours of assessed teaching practice in groups in an online environment, from the comfort of your home!
What are the benefits of CELTA Online?
Accessible: Because the course is a 100% online, there will be no accommodation or travel costs! Thus reducing your overall expenses.
Cambridge Assessment English has approved and is working to support centres to deliver all aspects of the course electronically/online.
Our Trainers are all trained to teach online and will equip you with a robust digital toolkit for the virtual classroom. Get the skills employers are looking for.
CELTA Online leads to exactly the same certificate as the face-to-face CELTA.
Upcoming Course Dates - CELTA Online
Online Course Times
In order to best serve our community we have scheduled our online classes across three major time zones. These classes run across three 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 + 0/British Summer Time
2022 CELTA Course Dates:
All our 2022 online Celta course dates run simultaneously in all three time zones. Simply indicate your time zone of preference in the application form and you will be enrolled in the cohort of your desired time zone.
Full Time CELTA Course
- May 23rd - June 17th, 2022
- June 20th - July 15th, 2022
- July 18th - August 12th, 2022
- August 22nd - September 16th, 2022
- September 19th - October 14th, 2022
- October 24th - November 18th, 2022
- November 21st - December 16th, 2022
Part Time CELTA Course
- June 3rd* - August 11th, 2022
- July 22nd - September 29th, 2022
- September 30th - December 8th, 2022
*Please note that this course starts on Wednesday 1st June in the UK
What platform will the online CELTA be using and what are the system requirements? "
The course will be conducted using a combination of Zoom and a online learning platform. Zoom is a free program that can be downloaded to your computer and works with most operating systems. The following provides a summary of the basic requirements. Visit Zoom for more information and to set up an account.
An internet connection:
Broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE). Minimum bandwidth is 600kbps (up/down) and recommended is 1.5 Mbps (up/down). Check your Internet bandwidth using Speedtest here (Links to an external site.).
A microphone – built-in to your computer or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth. Built-in headset jack from laptop or desktop. Even if your laptop or desktop has speakers, you must plug in a headset so that the sound from the speakers does not cause an echo in the Zoom meeting. Any headset with a 3.5mm plug will plug in. Higher Quality USB Microphone is recommended
A webcam - one which is built-in to your computer or one that connects to your computer via USB.
Supported Operating Systems:
Mac OS X with MacOS 10.6.8 /(Snow Leopard) or later, Windows 10, Windows 8 or 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista with SP1 or later, Windows XP with SP3 or later
Windows: IE7+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari5+, Mac: Safari5+, Firefox, Chrome, Linux: Firefox, Chrome
Where can I get more information?
What is the schedule for the full time 4 week online CELTA course?
The following provides an expected schedule for the 100% online 4 week CELTA program. Subject to change.
What is the schedule for the part time 10 week online CELTA course?