A Comparison of English Language Exam Levels and Their Equivalents
For the CELTA, candidates need to have a minimum English level equivalent to a strong C1 level on the European Framework.
CELTA Course Entry Requirements
- You must be at least 18 years of age.
- You should be a native English speaker or have the equivalent (or above) level of IELTS 7.5, CEFR strong C1 level, Cambridge CPE. N.B. No certificate is necessary, as your English level will be tested in the (free) application process.
- Your education should be sufficient to apply for university.
- You do not need a degree.
- Acceptance is at the discretion of the CELTA tutor.
Non-native English speakers meeting the criteria are just as eligible to apply for the CELTA course as native English speakers.
DELTA Course Entry Requirements
- You must be at least 20 years of age.
- You should ideally hold a TEFL qualification (such as a CELTA certificate).
- You must have a minimum of one year’s experience (i.e. 1,200 hours) teaching English within the past 5 years.
- You must have a range of teaching experience involving work in different teaching contexts and experience of teaching learners at different language levels and ages.
- Acceptance is at the discretion of the DELTA tutor.
Please remember that non-native English speakers are welcome to apply for the DELTA course as well as native English speakers.
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