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 teacher training qualification for candidates with little or no previous teaching experience. It is equally appropriate for practising teachers who wish to extend their teaching knowledge and skills and enhance their future career opportunities.

CELTA candidates should be at least 20 years old and have a first degree or equivalent. The language entry level is an advanced level of English and candidates need to be able to display a fully accurate and fluent spoken and written model of language.

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 during 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.

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our trainee TESTIMONIALs

With a teaching experience of over 10 years in different educational organisations within my country, India, I desired and felt the need to take my pedagogical career into the occidental forum. After spending quality time researching about various courses, I fixed my focus onto CELTA, as taking this exam would provide me with the opportunity to live my dreams of teaching English abroad. I was elated to find out that the British council, Kolkata conducted the CELTA course under the University of Cambridge. As I was born and raised in Kolkata, I never gave a second thought but decided to take the course in the city itself. It was like I could eat the cake and take it home too.

The one month CELTA experience was the best thing that ever happened to me in the sphere of my career development. To describe it as a life changing experience would be an understatement. I would surely and positively say that it was a "life developing" experience. The course as delivered by the CELTA trainers, Reena and Robin brought out the best teacher in me, it nurtured and honed my teaching skills and provided me with valuable insights into the art of pedagogy. The entire course was filled with elements of learning, fun, enjoyment, activities and it not only gave me the opportunity to be a good teacher, but also to develop myself as a better person, as a better individual. It installed heaps of confidence and positivity in me and took me to a whole new level as far as International teaching standards were concerned. The constant advice and guidance of Reena and Robin made CELTA into an enriching experience, an experience which would forever be an integral part of me.

CELTA has changed my life for the better and I have been able to live up to my dreams of becoming an ESL teacher abroad. I was provided with the opportunity to join educational Institutes in Turkey, Dubai and Vietnam. I am currently based in Hanoi as a full time ESL teacher involved with students from the age group of 3 years to 50 years, as well as a part time ESL teacher at a Private School.  I am more than happy and content in all the aspects of my current profile. I would sincerely like to mention that, without CELTA, I wouldn't have been able to make it this far and attain success in my current position.                                                                                        

Tathagata Chakravarty, Kolkata

 

Calendar and Course Fee

Calendar and course fee

Chennai

 CELTA 2017

Course date Duration Application deadline Deadline for full payment
31 July to 24 August 2017 4 Weeks (120 hrs) Closed Closed
03 October to 27 October 2017 4 Weeks (120 hrs) 25 September2017 28 September 2017

Course Fee: INR 1,45,000 (non-refundable deposit of INR 45,000) w.e.f. 01 April 2017

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

 *Dates and fees are subject to change.

New Delhi

Term Course date Duration Application deadline Deadline for full payment
Term Two 18 September - 13 October 120 hours  Closed Closed
Term Two 13 November - 8 December 120 hours 31 October 5 November

Course Fee : INR 1,45,000 (non-refundable deposit of INR 45,000) w.e.f. 01 April 2017

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 

*Dates and fees are subject to change.

* Seats on the course are limited. Early applicants will receive priority during registration. 

Mumbai

 

Dates Duration Application deadline Deadline for full payment
20 November - 15 December 2017 120 hours 06 November 2017 13 November 2017
12 February - 09 March 2018 120 hours 29 January 2018 05 February 2018

Course Fee: INR 1,45,000 (non-refundable deposit of INR 45,000) w.e.f. 01 April 2017

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 

*Dates and fees are subject to change.

* Seats on the course are limited. Early applicants will receive priority during registration. 

Kolkata

Course Date Duration Application deadline Deadline for full payment
03 July - 28 July 2017 4 Weeks (120 hrs) Closed Closed

Course Fee: INR 1,45,000 (non-refundable deposit of INR 45,000) w.e.f. April1, 2017

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 celta.enquiry@britishcouncil.org

*Dates and fees are subject to change.

* Seats on the course are limited. Early applicants will receive priority during registration.