Our Training Centre in Strasbourg, France is a University of Cambridge CELTA Teacher Training Centre which has been offering classes in English for over 30 years.
The training centre is a very modern building just 1 Km from the city centre. Equipped with comfortable teaching rooms, a media centre, library and cafeteria, it provides the perfect environment for completing CELTA training. Strasbourg is not a huge city and you will most likely be able to go to your classes by bicycle. So much more agreeable than sitting in a commuter train!
Remember that CELTA courses, in particular, are extremely intensive. If this is your first visit to Strasbourg, do build in time either before or after your course to look around as you probably won't get a lot of time to do so during your CELTA !
Cambridge ESOL maintains very strict criteria for the selection of its CELTA trainers and Strasbourg is no exception Your tutors have a considerable experience in teaching CELTA and DELTA courses and they are there to help you every step of the way.
For DELTA candidates, thanks to our strategic location and our links with local institutions, you have the opportunity of developing research projects which go to the heart of the questions posed by professionals wishing to improve the teaching of English in Europe today.Save
Our head trainer is specialised in Teacher Development, and is dedicated to the goal of improving the status of ELT trainers in France through training and qualifications. She set up ESOL Strasbourg in October 2010.
Our other trainers have worked extensively as teachers and teacher trainers around the world, have published a large number of coursebooks and teaching materials and are well-known speakers at TESOL events.
- We can help arrange hotel stays for students from outside the Strasbourg area. Please indicate that you are going to require help with accommodation when you apply.
Accommodation available includes:
- A self-contained apartment just outside the city centre for 460€ for the whole month. It provides a calm, beautiful environment in which to get away from the stress of your CELTA studies!
- Home-stay accommodation in the city with a family for the same price.
Strasbourg is the destination for exploring the political and economic issues which influence language learning in Europe today. On the frontier between France and Germany, home to the magnificant new European Parliament building, the language unit of the Council of Europe, and the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg is the city where European policies are made. It is also a vibrant, multicultural city which has long struggled with the conflicting interests of Europe's two major languages, French and German. As English becomes more and more the language of commerce and international communication in Europe, there is nowhere more interesting than Strasbourg to watch this happen.
Strasbourg is also the capital of the Alsace region of France. Beautiful forests, mountains and vineyards are its characteristic features. The quality of life here is very good, and during your stay in Strasbourg you will be able to sample those uniquely French pleasures of life: wonderful food, beautiful scenery and, at least here in the Alsace, a not too hurried approach to the question of good living.
However, remember that CELTA courses, in particular, are extremely intensive. If this is your first visit to Strasbourg, do build in time either before or after your course to look around as you probably won't get a lot of time to do so during your CELTA!