CELTA Riviera Maya, Mexico

CELTA Courses Riviera Maya

  • CELTA centre rated 5.0/5

  • Formats available: Face to Face

  • University of Cambridge accredited
  • Located in Playa del Carmen
  • Assistance with job opportunities for CELTA graduates
  • Assistance with accommodation

About the Centre

CELTA Course Dates & Fees in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Face-to-Face CELTA Courses

Take the CELTA on location in the face-to-face format.

Face-to-Face – Full-Time

Riviera Maya, Mexico

4-week course
You can also get accommodation (with breakfast) included and social activities for 1 week for a total cost of $2,650 USD.
All fees included

Course Details Price
06-Nov-2023 – 03-Dec-2023 CELTA Face-to-Face (Full-Time)

– Additional course offers:
+ Accommodation (with breakfast) included and social activities for 1 week = total cost: $2,650 USD.
+ Accommodation (with breakfast) included, social activities for 1 week and 1 week of Spanish immersion = total cost: $2,820 USD
+ Accommodation for 6 weeks with breakfast AND Social activities for 2 weeks AND 1 week of Spanish immersion = total cost: $3,043 USD
+ Accommodation for 6 weeks with breakfast AND Social activities for 2 weeks AND 1 week of Spanish immersion AND Tours to: Xcaret, Cozumel & Isla Mujeres = total cost:$3,793 USD

1690.00 USD ($)

Accommodation and Social Activities Packages. Plus options of Spanish Lessons and Tours

Please note, accommodation and other additional items are optionally offered with the Riviera Maya course, including the optional extra bonus of CELTA trainees having at least a week of free social activities. There are also options to pay for a package that includes a Spanish language course, tours or longer social activities and accommodation. See the course dates box for more information about all of these items.

About the CELTA via Riviera Maya, Mexico

Introducing the CELTA

The CELTA is an initial qualification for anyone looking to teach English as a foreign language. Some may have limited teaching experience, but lack formal training, while others may have no previous teaching experience. What the CELTA does is open up a whole realm of exciting teaching opportunities around the world. Because it is awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the world-famous University of Cambridge, you can rely on its quality and recognition. Over 10,000 people successfully complete a CELTA course each year.

CELTA is “the” TEFL qualification because of the following:

It is the most frequently sought-after qualification for TEFL jobs worldwide.

  • It offers real-life teaching practice with real students
  • It is moderated by the University of Cambridge every time a course runs, not just on an occasional basis
  • Tutors are highly qualified, experienced trainers in well-established teacher education centres

Who is the CELTA for?

In our many years of experience, we have found that the four most popular reasons for taking a CELTA are:

  • Travel relocation
  • Change of career
  • Progression in an English Language Teaching (ELT) career
  • Making the most of retirement

About the Cambridge CELTA Course

The Cambridge CELTA Certificate (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is an initial TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course in teaching English for candidates who have little or no previous experience in teaching English as a foreign language. The course is also suitable for those already in the ELT industry looking to broaden their knowledge and teaching techniques.

The CELTA qualification is an ELT (English Language Teaching) certificate, which incorporates TESL (Teaching English as Second Language) and TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language). It is acknowledged by international teaching centres throughout the world and is the most highly regarded TEFL qualification across the globe.

The course includes practical teaching with real foreign students in a classroom, observation of professional TEFL teachers and completion of a variety of relevant written assignments.

  • It provides you with a strong basis in English teaching practice and gives you self-confidence in a classroom environment,
  • It helps you learn TEFL techniques to improve your interaction with students;
  • It gives you a qualification that can open up opportunities around the world

CELTA Syllabus

The syllabus consists of five units of learning that deal with specific topic areas in the teaching of ESL:

  • Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different teaching contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism

CELTA Course Entry Criteria

To be accepted for the CELTA course, applicants ideally should:

  • Have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into university
  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Have a standard of English which will enable you to teach at a range of levels. If you are not a native speaker you should have a command of the language at a strong C1 level (CAE, IELTS band 7.5 or equivalent). Please note that your English level will be assessed through the application process.

Centres may still accept you at their discretion if you do not match the education entry requirement, but are able to demonstrate relevant life experience. If you are not sure if you are eligible, email us at: info@studycelta.com and we will be happy to advise.

Pre CELTA, CELTA Preparation Course online ELTcampus

Apply for the CELTA through StudyCELTA and receive a discount on this online preparation course!

How is the CELTA Course Assessed?

There are three pass grades for the CELTA – Pass, Pass ‘B’ and Pass ‘A’.

The assessment of CELTA is continuous and integrated. There is no final exam.

The candidates are assessed primarily in the areas of:

  • Teaching practice
  • Written assignments

The CELTA course also takes into consideration various aspects of professionalism and professional development.
These include:

  • Professional attitude to learning, feedback and teaching practice
  • Attendance (100% attendance is to be expected)
  • Punctuality and organisation

CELTA Course Content and CELTA Syllabus

You can find out more about the CELTA course content and syllabus via this page.

CELTA Face-to-Face

If you prefer to learn in a physical classroom and want to go to your chosen location in person then the Face-to-Face CELTA is the course type for you. For this, you will need to attend all classes in person.

Please note, depending on where you are from, some people may need to apply for a visa as well. The centre should be able to assist or advise you on any necessary visa process during the interview stage of your application. We would advise you not to make any travel plans until you have been formally accepted onto a CELTA course,


The traditional Full-time Face-to-Face CELTA is usually 4 weeks long (typically Monday-Friday) and normally requires you to attend classes during the daytime (e.g. 9am-5pm). Additional work is required outside of the classroom time.

Please refer to the specific details in the Dates and Fees table above for more precise information.


The Part-time Face-to-Face CELTA varies in duration, but is usually over 10 weeks long. This course type ideal for people who want to study at a more relaxed pace and to continue with some other commitments (e.g. work, family, friends). Additional course work is required outside of the classroom time. For those who may need a visa to take a part-time face-to-face course in a different country, please note that these courses do not fulfil the requirement needed for a student visa.

Post-CELTA Jobs

During the CELTA course, there is time devoted to provide you with useful information about how, where and when to look for teaching work after the course in Mexico and all around the world. The CELTA qualification is the most prestigious and well-known of all the TEFL courses. It is recognised all over the world, not only in Mexico. This means that with the CELTA qualification, numerous TEFL job opportunities are available worldwide.

When checking websites advertising English teaching jobs, you will often see CELTA listed as the preferred qualification.

Following the CELTA, teachers can continue to study for the DELTA in order to advance into school management positions. We encourage trainees to keep in touch with us after they have finished their course either so we can advise them on how to go on to do the DELTA course, or to give advice on finding work.

Also, as a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website www.teflwork.com. 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. It is the only jobs website specialised in job opportunities for CELTA and DELTA graduates.

Follow this link to find English teaching jobs for CELTA qualified teachers.

Can I teach in private language schools in Mexico and other countries with CELTA?

Yes. CELTA is one of the most highly regarded qualifications for working in a private language school in Mexico. Many college and university ESL/EFL programmes are run much like private language schools and will hire teachers with a CELTA certificate. CELTA is the most requested pre-service teaching qualification by both public and private employers overseas. When checking websites advertising English teaching jobs, you will often see CELTA listed as the preferred qualification.

Can I teach in public schools in the US with the CELTA?

The CELTA does not count towards becoming certified to teach in public schools in the US. The CELTA should, however, count towards professional development credit for current public school teachers.

How to Apply for the CELTA via Riviera Maya, Mexico

If you believe you meet the requirements to do the CELTA course, please complete our online application form. After completing your application form and any necessary pre-interview tasks your application will be assessed and, if all is satisfactory, you will be invited to an interview with the CELTA Course Tutor. The CELTA interview can be conducted in person or via video conferencing.

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

Enrolment Process and Conditions

  1. Apply Online:
    • Apply online with us. We will check and send your application to the relevant tutor and follow up.
  2. Interview:
    • If your online application is accepted, you will be interviewed live online or face-to-face.
  3. Acceptance:
    • After you have successfully completed the interview stage of the application process with the course tutor, you will be offered a place on the CELTA.
  4. Payment:
    • Before paying your course fees, which you pay to the provider, please be sure to read the terms and conditions (including any cancellation or refund policies) that will be sent to you by the course provider. If you have not received these at this stage, please be sure to contact the centre to request them.
  5. Follow up from us:
    • We will be checking all the way to make sure your application goes smoothly. Any doubts? Change of plans? Need to change location or course provider? Come back to us.

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