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CELTA Course Dates & Fees Oxford, United Kingdom

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CELTA Course Introduction

The Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is a professional qualification in English language teaching. We offer intensive full time 4-week and extensive part-time 20 week CELTA course options.

CELTA Course Entry Criteria

All applicants for the CELTA course in Oxford must have:

  • A minimum age of 18 at the start of the CELTA course
  • A good standard of education (e.g. having gained university entrance level)
  • Awareness and high level of competence in written and spoken English in order to be able to follow the course
  • Native or Non-native speakers. For non-native speakers we recommend an English level equivalent to Cambridge Advanced English 'A' grade or IELTS 8.0. If you don't have any official exam such as IELTS, Cambridge, or similar and still feel you have the speaking competency for CELTA, the CELTA application process itself will demonstrate your ability to the tutors.
  • No previous teaching experience required

CELTA Course Content

Language Awareness

This component is designed to familiarise trainees with aspects of the English language. It focuses on grammar & structure (form), meaning in context (function) and the sound system of the English language (phonology).

Methodology of Language Teaching & Learning

This involves the analysis and appreciation of various methods, styles and strategies for both language teaching and learning. You are also introduced to a range of teaching aids and classroom management techniques.

Teaching Practice

The course is very practical in nature. Under the guidance of your tutor, you will spend each afternoon either teaching students or observing your peers. Course time is set aside for the preparation of these lessons and your tutor will assist and guide you throughout your time with us. You will gain experience in teaching at two distinct levels.

Classroom Observation

During the course you will be timetabled for 6 hours of classroom observation. This will give you the opportunity to see experienced teachers in action. These observations are complemented by specific observation tasks, which will be referred to throughout the course.

Written Assignments

Candidates need to complete 4 written assignments which range from formal language analysis to a study of teaching materials. They are graded on a pass or fail basis and candidates must pass 3 out of 4 assignments.

CELTA Course Assessment

Assessment is made on a continual basis (there is no final exam). Particular emphasis is given to teaching appropriate lessons effectively. Candidates are assessed continually and kept up to date with their progress throughout the course during regular tutorial sessions. Final assessment is made on three main areas: Professional Development, Written Assignments and Teaching Practice. Final grades are in negotiation with an external assessor from the University of Cambridge.

There are three pass grades - Pass, Pass 'B' and Pass 'A'.


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How to Apply for the CELTA in Oxford, United Kingdom

If you believe you meet the requirements to do the CELTA course, fill in our online application. After completing your application and any necessary pre-interview tasks you will be invited to an interview which can be conducted in person, by telephone or via Skype.

Please note: Your place is not confirmed on a course until you have been accepted and have paid a non-refundable deposit.

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Unsure if you are Eligible to Apply for CELTA?

If you are unsure if you meet the requirements to apply for a CELTA course then you can take our CELTA Eligibility Test.

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How to Pay

Having been offered a place on the course the school will inform you of payment options. A deposit is required immediately to secure a place with the remainder due either a week before or on the starting date.

Conditions of Enrolment

Selection Criteria, Assessment and Grades

  • The CELTA is a Pass/Fail course, and if the candidate receives a 'Fail' grade or withdraws, the result cannot be changed, and that the course fee will not be refunded.
  • The CELTA Centre in requires 100% class attendance, in addition to work outside of scheduled contact hours.  As a result, absences, tardiness, incomplete or late assignments may compromise grades on the course.
  • Information disclosed in the application must be complete and accurate, including any circumstances that may affect performance on the course.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing.

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