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 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.

*Terms and conditions apply

Calendar and Course Fee

Calendar and course fee

Chennai

 CELTA 2016

Course date Duration Application deadline Deadline for full payment
06 June to 01 July 4 Weeks (120 hrs) 30 May 2016 02 June 2016
01 Aug to 26 Aug 4 Weeks (120 hrs) 18 July 2016 25 July 2016

Course Fee: INR 1,40,000 (non-refundable deposit of INR 40,000) w.e.f. 01 April 2016

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 11 Apr - 6 May 120 hours Closed  Closed
Summer 4 - 29 Jul 120 hours 4 June 13 June
Monsoon 29 Aug - 23 Sep 120 hours Not open Not open

Course Fee : INR 1,40,000 (non-refundable deposit of INR 40,000) w.e.f. April 1, 2016

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
9 May - 3 Jun 120 hours  Closed Closed
26 Sep - 21 Oct 120 hours  01 Sep 11 Sep

Course Fee: INR 1,40,000 (non-refundable deposit of INR 40,000) w.e.f. April1, 2016

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
27 Jun - 22 Jul 2016 4 Weeks (120 hrs) 15 Jun 2016 21 Jun 2016
05 Sep - 30 Sep 2016 4 Weeks (120 hrs) 05 Aug 2016 16 Sep 2016
20 Feb - 17 Mar 2017 4 Weeks (120 hrs) 20 Jan 2017 06 Feb 2017

Course Fee: INR 1,40,000 (non-refundable deposit of INR 40,000) w.e.f. April1, 2016

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.

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