Lyon CELTA Course Classroom

English Teacher Training Lyon

About the Teacher Training Centre in Lyon, France

Come to Lyon for your CELTA and take advantage of one of France's most beautiful cities. Lyon is known for its stunning architecture, wonderful food and Mediterranean lifestyle; the terraces of the cafés in the medieval historic quarter are always full of people exchanging news and views and generally enjoying life.

Lyon is also the heart of the economically thriving Bouches de Rhône region of France. It has always been an important economic hub in France, first of all as a central trading point for the silk industry. Nowadays it is known as the capital of the medical and pharmaceutical industry in France with related in-company teaching opportunities. It is also, of course, the birthplace of cinema and proud to honour the legendary Lumiere brothers with its magnificent winter 'fête des lumières'.

The CELTA courses in Lyon are held in the large, modern, well-equipped training centre in the Lyon Chamber of Commerce in the 9th district. You'll feel most welcome and comfortable. We also help you with accommodation during your stay as we have a wide network of homestay and self-contained options in the city.

The Teacher Training Centre

The Lyon Chamber of Commerce is one of the oldest in France, originally founded in 1705 by Louis the 14th. Its more recently created Centre of Language Studies (CEL) has been offering English classes to the population of Lyon for several decades.

The building where the language centre is situated, and where the CELTA courses are held, is very modern and well-equipped. It is easily accessible by public transport, right next to the metro stop 'Gorge de Loup'.

The building is also well equipped with computers and printing facilities. It's a good idea to bring your own laptop for working in the evening if you have one however.


Find a TEFL Job Post CELTA

As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website TEFLwork is a platform only for qualified English teachers and will allow you to find work both at home and abroad with your newly gained CELTA certificate.

Accommodation in Lyon

We recommend candidates book accommodation through AirBnB.

Alternative Accommodation Options:

Lyon is a large city with a very efficient metro system. We pick our host families with careful attention to their proximity to a metro station so that we can tell how long your journey to the CELTA centre is. We have a variety of host families who are happy to have you stay. You always have a private room, free run of their kitchen and access to the wi-fi. The price is usually between €400 - €450 for the four weeks of your stay. We also have some self-contained accommodation available which tend to be more expensive.

Houses in Lyon are known for their charm and their tasteful architecture. We believe that being surrounded by beautiful things helps make your CELTA that extra bit special.

We send out a list of our accommodation options at least a month before the course starts so that you can organise your trip well in advance and contact your hosts, who are often willing to come and meet you at the train station or airport.

Lyon and Surroundings

Say 'Lyon', and in France people reply 'gastronomy'. Famous for its restaurants, the secret of the Lyonnais tradition of fine eating undoubtedly lies in the Italian chefs brought to the city by Catherine de Medici in the 16th century.

Stendhal passing through Lyon in 1837, evoked Lyonnaise cuisine: "I know one thing we do very well in Lyon, the food beautifully, and in my opinion, better than Paris. Vegetables especially are divinely dressed. In London, I learned that we grow 22 species of potatoes, in Lyon, I saw 22 different ways to prepare them, and at least 12 of these ways are unknown in Paris".

Lyon is also famous for its many enchanting historic quarters. The old city is crossed with ancient passageways called Traboules which plunge you into small alleys full of reminders of Lyon's renaissance past.

Lyon is built on two rivers, the Rhône and the Saone. This particular mix of water and beautifully illuminated buildings has led the city in recent times to stage what has become a national landmark in the French annual calendar of festivities: the Fête des Lumières. The whole historic quarter becomes a giant palette of lights in December with its most famous buildings lit up in often amusing and original ways.

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