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.
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