About this course

The Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) teaching award is an internationally recognised teaching qualification which follows a four week curriculum designed by the University of Cambridge.

CELTA is considered to be an international benchmark English language teaching certification and the only qualification accepted by many language schools around the world.

Who is it for? 

CELTA is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience. It is equally relevant to those who want to learn a new way of teaching English or gain an internationally recognised qualification. 

CELTA trainees must be at least 20 years old and have a first degree or equivalent. You should also have a proficiency (C1/C2) level of English. 

Where is this course taught?

Why take this course?

Throughout the CELTA course, you will learn the essential techniques of teaching. You will cover five main areas on the course: 

  • Developing teaching skills.
  • Analysis and awareness of language.
  • Teaching and learning contexts.
  • Planning lessons and materials design.
  • Language skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking.

The British Council is the most established CELTA provider in India. We have four Cambridge recognised centres: Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.

The course is assessed through a combination of teaching practice and written assignments with our dedicated CELTA team providing specialist guidance and support. 

Applications are processed in order of receipt. We advise you apply early to avoid disappointment as our courses are regularly over-subscribed.

*Terms and conditions apply

Calendar and Course Fee

Calendar and course fee

Chennai

Course Fee: 125,000 (non-refundable deposit of INR 35,000)

Course Date Duration Application Deadline Deadline for full payment
09 Jun - 04 Jul 2014 4 Weeks (120 hrs) 09 May 2014 2 weeks before start of course
07 Jul - 01 Aug 2014 4 Weeks (120 hrs) 07 Jun 2014 2 weeks before start of course
06 Oct - 31 Oct 2014 4 Weeks (120 hrs) 06 Sep 2014 2 weeks before start of course

 

How to apply

Complete the application form and if you are eligible, you will be sent a range of language analysis tasks to complete. If you complete these tasks successfully, we move on to the interview phase. Interviews will be either face-to-face or by telephone.

Please email enquiries and applications to abraham.david@britishcouncil.org
 
*Dates and fees are subject to change.
 
 

New Delhi

Term Course Date Duration Application deadline Deadline for full payment
Spring 31 Mar - 25 Apr 2014 120 hours 02 Mar 2014 04 Mar 2014
Monsoon 25 Aug - 19 Sep 2014 120 hours 18 Jul 2014 Not Open
Winter 19 Jan - 13 Feb 2015 120 hours 12 Dec 2014 Not Open

Course Fee : INR 125,000 (non-refundable deposit of INR 35,000)

How to apply

Complete the application form and if you are eligible, you will be sent a range of language analysis tasks to complete. If you complete these tasks successfully, we move on to the interview phase. Interviews will be either face-to-face or by telephone.

Please email enquiries to delhi.enquiry@in.britishcouncil.org and applications to karishma.kazim@britishcouncil.org

*Dates and fees are subject to change.

 

Mumbai

Dates Duration Application Deadline Deadline for full payment
12 May - 6 Jun 2014 120 hours  4 April 2014 17 April 2014

Course Fee: INR 125,000 (non-refundable deposit of INR 35,000)

How to apply

Complete the application form and if you are eligible, you will be sent a range of language analysis tasks to complete. If you complete these tasks successfully, we move on to the interview phase. Interviews will be either face-to-face or by telephone.

Please email enquiries and applications to celta.enquiry@britishcouncil.org and applications to karishma.kazim@britishcouncil.org

*Dates and fees are subject to change.

 

Kolkata

Course Date Duration Application Deadline Deadline for full payment
TBD 4 Weeks (120 hrs) Closed Closed

Course Fee: INR 125,000 (non-refundable deposit of INR 35,000)

How to apply

Complete the application form and if you are eligible, you will be sent a range of language analysis tasks to complete. If you complete these tasks successfully, we move on to the interview phase. Interviews will be either face-to-face or by telephone.

Please email enquiries to roshan.choudhury@britishcouncil.org

*Dates and fees are subject to change.