The CELTA fully online courses do not require face-to-face attendance
The CELTA trainees will carry out the teaching practice with real students via online.
You will use two platforms that the school will advise you of.
Moreover, if you want to see if you are eligible to apply for a Cambridge CELTA course certification, complete our CELTA Eligibility Test here.
Of course, if you need help finding a course, contact one of our advisors here and they will be able to assist you in finding a suitable course to suit your needs. We have a wide variety of options available including face to face Part-Time and Full-Time courses, as well as fully Online (full and part time) and Online Blended CELTA Courses.
Due to the current global pandemic, temporarily, you can now take the CELTA 100% Online. There's no need to put your teaching career on hold, as you can take the CELTA from the comfort and safety of your own home.
Applications are now open for these CELTA centres in the Americas:
The main difference will concern the teaching practice element, you will do your real teaching online via a video conferencing tool, such as Zoom. Input and planning sessions will still take place, via Moodle and online live sessions.
The course content will remain the same as for the face to face CELTA. The requirement of 6 hours of teaching practice will remain the same, assessed and moderated by a qualified CELTA tutor. Finally, there is also the four written assignments that you will need to submit at the end of the online course.
Accessibility: There's no need to worry about travel arrangements or costs - all you need is your screen, video conferencing tools and a comfortable work space!
Experience Online Teaching: As the CELTA is traditionally taught in a classroom, this new format offers the added bonus of providing an insight into online teaching, which could be useful for teaching English online in the future. If you want to find out more about Teaching English online see ELTcampus Support for Teaching English Online resources bundle
An internationally recognised TEFL qualification: The CELTA is the golden standard of TEFL qualifications and most reputable schools look for this certificate when hiring. A CELTA will never expire and show recruiters that you understand the core principles and methodologies of teaching English as a second language.
No, just as with CELTA Online Blended courses, your certificate will not show the location or format in which you took the CELTA. The certificate states that you have completed and it is issued by Cambridge English Language Assessment (belonging to the University of Cambridge).
The requirements are the same as for taking a face-to-face CELTA. These include:
It’s also important that you have access to the following at home:
Three are a few steps to apply for a CELTA course:
First of all – make sure you have chosen a time zone that is suitable for you.
Secondly– clear 15 minutes of your schedule to fill out the initial application form.
Finally – wait for a member of the StudyCELTA team to get in contact with you. They will confirm to you that your application has been processed and sent you a pre-interview task. This shouldn’t take more than 24 hours (unless it’s a weekend) but please get in contact with us if it’s longer.
When you have completed your pre-interview task and sent it back to us, we will screen it and, if successful, you will get an invitation to an interview.
As part of the course content, during your CELTA there is time to inform you about how, when, and where to look for work once you have completed the course. Furthermore, as a StudyCELTA trainee, you can sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website www.teflwork.com. TEFLwork is a platform only for qualified English teachers. Through TEFLwork you will be able find work both at home and abroad. Online teaching positions are also available and teachers with a CELTA certificate are in high demand for these kind of roles.