CELTA via Europe’s most fashionable city! Become a qualified English teacher Milan, Italy

Milan, at the foothills of the Alps and the second largest city in Italy, home to more than 3 million people, is a stunning and chic location for your CELTA course.

Milan, at the foothills of the Alps and the second largest city in Italy, home to more than 3 million people in the wider metropolitan area, is a stunning and chic location for your CELTA course. Taking a Milan CELTA course either face-to-face or online means you will not only enjoy a high quality teaching experience, but particularly for those taking their CELTA face-to-face, you will get to experience one of Europe’s most glamorous locations.

We have decided to have a closer look at Milan, and why you should consider taking your CELTA course via this extremely fashionable northern Italian city…

A city of history

Like many Italian cities, Milan is steeped in history, tracing its origins to a Celtic (Gauls) settlement around 400BC. It was the Romans, who conquered the city in 222BC who truly put the city on the map, with the city even later becoming the capital of the Western Roman Empire. Glimpses of these Roman glories can be seen in the city to this day. As the Roman Empire declined, the city was invaded by many different groups, including the Visigoths, Huns and Lombards. From there, the city has seen the splendour of the Duchy of Milan, the invasion of Napoleon, who declared Milan capital of the Kingdom of Italy and was crowned King of Italy in its cathedral, the rise and fall of Benito Mussolini, and the rapid industrial growth that saw the city emerge as a European powerhouse.

A city of fashion and culture

The Milanese (the inhabitants of the city) are renowned for their style and elegance. One of the true vogue cities, throughout the year, you can find fashion shows along the city’s most famous road, Via Montenapoleone, home to some of the most famous designers in the world.

In the city centre you cannot miss the Milan Duomo, the third biggest cathedral in the world, while the city also boasts art galleries and museums like the Civica Galleria d’Arte Moderna and the Villa Reale.

A city of modernity

There is a saying that goes ‘for every church in Rome, there is a bank in Milan’. Milan is without doubt the premier financial city in Italy and one of the financial powerhouses of Europe. The city centre largely dates to 19th century development projects shortly after Italian Unification of 1861. The city is the most multicultural city in Italy and as well as the superb local cuisine (definitely try the ossobuco!), you will be able to enjoy food from around the globe too.

A city of sports and recreation

For lovers of football, Milan is one of the great cities, with two of the world’s most prestigious football teams, AC Milan and Inter Milan. The two share the same colossal stadium, the renowned San Siro, venue to 80,000 fans. If you get a chance to see a match, don’t miss it, and if you get to see the AC-Inter derby, you will be in football heaven!

The Monza F1 racetrack is nearby and an ideal pit stop for any motorheads, while there are also high quality basketball, rugby and even American football teams! Milan is also the traditional finish for the final stage of the Giro d’Italia, one of cycling’s three Grand Tours (the others being the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España).

The city’s close proximity to the Italian Alps has helped Milan win the right to host the 2026 Winter Olympics as well as the 2026 Winter Paralympics (jointly with Cortina d’Ampezzo).

A city of learning and a city of CELTA!

Milan is globally recognised for its higher education teaching and research and enjoys the second largest concentration of higher education institutes in Italy. Among the city’s many famous and varied inhabitants, from the painter Caravaggio to the politician Silvio Berlusconi, you will also find Maria Gaetana Agnesi, the world’s first woman to write a mathematics handbook and the first woman appointed as a mathematics professor at a university.

Nestled within the heard of this remarkable and varied city is the Milan CELTA centre. As well as the face-to-face and online full-time CELTA courses, there is also the option to take your CELTA part-time via Milan. For those who wish to take the CELTA at a relaxed pace, look out for the 26 week online part-time CELTA that Milan offers too! You can see all of the upcoming Milan CELTA dates here.

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Apply to take the CELTA face-to-face or online via Milan, Italy today!

If you are looking to embark on an exciting career where you can teach around the world, the CELTA course via Milan, Italy is a great place to start! You can apply for the CELTA through our online form. There are no application fees and the form usually takes five to 15 minutes to complete.

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