At Verbalists Education & Language Network, we understand that in-person classes aren’t always accessible for many of our students. That’s why we offer the Cambridge CELTA Online Course in partnership with some of the world’s best schools. This online program delivers the same exceptional education, leading to the same CELTA qualification, assessed and moderated by the same criteria.
If you dream of living in Italy, France, Spain, Hong Kong, or Dubai, the University of Cambridge’s CELTA could be your ticket to making that dream come true.
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Why choose the CELTA?
Whether you’re a recent graduate looking to start your career, planning to teach English abroad during a gap year or career break, an existing teacher, or seeking a complete career change, the CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) from Cambridge is the qualification you need. It’s the most widely recognized TEFL certificate worldwide.
Obtaining the Cambridge CELTA means you’ll possess one of the most sought-after certificates, opening doors to teaching jobs across the globe. CELTA offers a structured and practical introduction to teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). It’s a significant commitment, taking four weeks full-time to complete, but it’s also the most valuable investment a teacher can make in their TEFL career.
The opportunity to work abroad, experience different cultures, and make a living is a unique chance not available to everyone. With your CELTA, you can work as an English teacher wherever your passport permits.
For current educators, obtaining Cambridge certification enhances their teaching skills and can result in increased hourly rates for freelance tutors. Those employed in educational institutions frequently find that it leads to promotions or better teaching positions.
Cambridge CELTA Online Course
Getting a CELTA certification online is the perfect way to enhance or define your teaching skills from the comfort of your home. It grants you a prestigious qualification that never expires, ensuring many opportunities. Successful course completion awards you the same Cambridge Certificate granted to face-to-face participants.
Learning online allows you to fit your studies around your current job or school commitments.
Learn how to teach online… online?
Obtaining a CELTA online isn’t just distance learning; it includes additional coaching on how to apply online teaching skills in your virtual classroom. You’ll be ready to teach English online as soon as you graduate from your online CELTA course, giving you an advantage in the job market.
The online course follows the same syllabus as the face-to-face CELTA, teaching techniques relevant to both online and in-person teaching. Quality is not compromised; it’s more affordable because you don’t have to travel to another country.
The Cambridge CELTA online course awards the same certification as a face-to-face course. It uses Zoom for teaching practice and live classes, along with a Moodle learning platform with Cambridge University approved materials, accessible during and after the course.
Why choose CELTA through Verbalists Education & Language Network?
We offer guidance on job opportunities and various specializations in English Language Teaching (ELT). Verbalists Education has partnership agreements with 14 year-round leading English teaching schools and 23 summer locations across the UK, US, Malta, Australia, and Canada. We also recruit strong candidates directly from the CELTA courses to provide high-quality online courses. As part of the Verbalists family, you’ll find numerous career paths for English language teachers.
Verbalists Education is owned by PRODIREKT, which recruits world-class international educators, providing cutting-edge academic advising and professional learning opportunities.
With over 100,000 Facebook and Instagram followers, along with 2 million YouTube views, Verbalists Education is one of the world’s leading language learning and teaching communities. Over the last 25 years, we’ve sent more than 17,000 students to study abroad. The network is supported by over 7,000 language teachers worldwide.
Why we partnered with Stafford House for online CELTA Course delivery
We always select highly accredited and top schools for our students. Teachers, many of whom are our partners and employees, receive the same comprehensive service from us.
We chose Stafford House because it offers a rigorous CELTA training program that will equip you with the practical tools needed for success in teaching ESL/EFL. Experienced Stafford House teachers provide personal attention and support to meet the course’s challenges.
Our partner, Stafford House, part of CATS Global Schools, has been established for 70 years since 1952. Originally, CATS stood for Cambridge Arts, Technology, and Science, reflecting the location and priorities of our colleges based in Cambridge. Today, CATS represents a strong global network of 13 independent boarding schools, an Arts School, English language schools, and various summer programs.
Full-time and part-time Online CELTA Course
Full-time: If you want to finish your CELTA quickly with daily classes and shorter length program, studying full-time online is right for you. Each program is 4 weeks long and a minimum of 120 hours. The online course runs Monday to Friday 9:30 – 17:30 UK time, with study breaks.
Part-time: The CELTA part-time online program is the perfect fit for trainees looking to study during evenings or weekends. Each program is between 10-12 weeks long and consists of online teaching practice sessions and online learning modules that trainees study in their own time. Please see below for dates and online teaching practice times. All times given are United Kingdom local time.
- The course is a mixture of practice & theory
- 120 contact hours
- 6 hours of assessed teaching practice for each trainee
- 6 hours of observation of experienced teachers
- A minimum of 80 additional learning hours for reading, research, assignment writing and lesson preparation
- Course content and assessment is the same, whether the course is taken online or face-to-face
The Cambridge CELTA Online Course covers the following:
Input sessions – You will attend input sessions on methodology and practice given by tutors to the whole group of trainees. These will equip you with theoretical and practical knowledge and ideas to inform and plan your lessons. (Input will be online for the Online CELTA.)
Teaching practice (TP) – You will teach for a total of six hours, working with classes at two or three levels of ability. This will involve the planning and delivery of lessons observed by your TP tutor and colleagues, which will be immediately followed by a written self-evaluation, and feedback and comments from you, your tutor and colleagues.
Assignments – You will complete four written assignments of 750-1000 words.
Observations – You will watch full-hour lessons taught by experienced teachers while you take notes on methodology and practice.
2024 (UK’s time zone)
16 JAN – 09 APR: TEACHING PRACTICE ON TUESDAYS 17:30 – 22:30
08 FEB – 02 MAY: TEACHING PRACTICE ON THURSDAYS 17:30 – 22:30
06 MAR – 29 MAY: TEACHING PRACTICE ON WEDNESDAYS 17:30 – 22:30
13 APR – 06 JUL: TEACHING PRACTICE ON SATURDAYS 10:00 – 16:30
07 MAY – 30 JUL: TEACHING PRACTICE ON TUESDAYS 17:30 – 22:30
06 JUN – 29 AUG: TEACHING PRACTICE ON THURSDAYS 17:30 – 22:30
17 JUL – 09 OCT: TEACHING PRACTICE ON WEDNESDAYS 17:30 – 22:30
10 AUG – 02 NOV: TEACHING PRACTICE ON SATURDAYS 10:00 – 16:30
10 SEP – 03 DEC: TEACHING PRACTICE ON TUESDAYS 17:30 – 22:30
26 SEP – 19 DEC: TEACHING PRACTICE ON THURSDAYS 17:30 – 22:30
23 OCT – 29 JAN 2025: TEACHING PRACTICE ON WEDNESDAYS 17:30 – 22:30
What is the cost of the course?
The online CELTA course fee is £1499 (includes all fees).
If you are interested in achieving a CELTA you should consider these entry requirements and standard English levels.
- English language proficiency at C1 or C2 Cambridge English levels
- Minimum age of 18
- Similar education experience needed for higher education
- The potential to become an effective English Language teacher
- The ability to complete assignments and assessments
- The ability to research and understand grammar
- Adequate competence in written and spoken English
In terms of technology, what do you need to participate in this course?
You do need to be fully computer literate. You will need to have access to reliable Wi-Fi and a desktop computer/laptop/tablet that has a camera and a microphone. It is also required that you have a quiet place where you will not be interrupted when you are teaching online or following the course input sessions.
Please be aware that filling out the PRODIREKT Application Form and Terms & Conditions does not guarantee a spot in the program, nor does it imply any obligation to attend the course you are inquiring about. This is merely the initial step in the application process, allowing us to provide you with precise program details and assess program availability. The contract is directly signed with the school, and your place is confirmed once a deposit or the entire course fee is settled.
Please complete and sign:
and send them back to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the school receives your application, they will assess whether you should proceed to the next stage of the application process: the application interview.
In preparation for the interview, the school will request that you complete a task to help them gauge your fluency in spoken and written English, as well as your current understanding of how the English language functions. These tasks will take approximately 60 minutes to complete, and you may be asked to explain how you would teach selected vocabulary items.
Once an offer of a place in the course is extended, you will be required to pay a deposit of £600 to secure your place, with the remaining course fee to be paid at least four weeks before the course commences.
Please remember that the school cannot refund your money if you cancel any time after 4 weeks before the start of the course. The course may be cancelled if a minimum number of trainees is not reached. Should a course be cancelled, you will receive a full refund.
PRODIREKT and its Verbalists Education & Language Network are accredited by the leading language travel and higher education associations – English UK, Alphe UK, FEDELE Spain, FELTOM Malta, ICEF Germany, and many more. You will find more information about our international accreditation here.
Begin a rewarding career and discover the world as an English language instructor through the online CELTA Course. Get in touch with us and grasp this exceptional chance!