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Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed the CELTA dates from June 2020 to November 2020. 

Cambridge CELTA Certificate

Teaching English to speakers of other languages can be a highly rewarding career, offering you the chance to live and work in different countries. You will need an internationally recognised teaching qualification. The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) is highly regarded throughout the world.

CELTA is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and opens up a whole world of exciting teaching opportunities. Because it is awarded by Cambridge ESOL, part of the world-famous University of Cambridge, you can rely on its quality and recognition. More than 12,000 people successfully complete a CELTA course each year.

I would highly recommend the CELTA course at Foyle International. I personally left the CELTA course with the knowledge, practical experience, and confidence to pursue a career in the world of ESL teaching, and am taking advantage of the travel opportunities which come along with it.
Jade Turner
Foyle International CELTA graduate
4 weeks
Class days and times
Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Minimum age
20 years
English level required
C1 or equivalent
Class size
Maximum 12
2020 dates
16th November – 11th December 2020
Course fees
Derry City, Northern Ireland

TEFL is highly regulated in the UK and Ireland. To work in an official language school, teachers need a relevant qualification that includes real life teaching practice. The CELTA qualification meets all the criteria sought by accrediting bodies. In fact, CELTA is the benchmark certificate-level TEFL qualification. The course is suitable for people who …

  • want to work in TEFL
  • already work in TEFL but who need a solid teaching qualification
  • require a solid grounding in teaching methods and the language syllabus
  • want an internationally recognized qualification

Main topics

  • Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism

Applicants should be at least 20 years of age, educated to A-level standard or the equivalent, with qualifications that would allow access to a university degree. Your spoken and written English should be of a high standard, at least C1 in the Common European Framework.

Applications must be made at least 4 weeks before the course is due to start and all applicants must complete a pre-interview task and an interview with the Academic Director.

You will be assessed throughout the course, with no final examination. An external assessor, appointed by Cambridge ESOL, moderates each course.

There are two components of assessment:

Teaching Practice: You will teach for a total of six hours, working with classes at two levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance at the end of the six hours.

Written Assignments: You will complete four written assignments: one focusing on adult learning; one on the language system of English; one on language skills; and one on classroom teaching. To be awarded the Certificate, you must pass both components. There are three passing grades:

  • Pass
  • Pass B
  • Pass A 

If you are interested in applying for this course please complete the application form below or email kelley@foyle.eu

Check out what previous students have to say .. 

I completed CELTA in Foyle International in the summer of 2019. I had already completed an online TEFL. After much deliberation I chose to enrol on the CELTA course. I’m very happy I did enrol on the course as it helped build best practice into my teaching ability.

Although it was difficult, it was a rewarding and challenging course for me. The tutors that delivered the course were the best. After completing CELTA, I realise now how superior this course is to any online version of TEFL. The difference is night and day.

My only advice to anyone considering CELTA is to be really sure you want it and when you realise it is what you want, put your heart and soul into it. If you enrol for the month long course, cancel everything in your diary for that month and focus 100% on CELTA.

The difficulty of the course will be rewarded by gaining the qualification, as CELTA has opened up doors for me from the moment I started the course. I am now working in a language school in Spain. Foyle International is a great school to deliver it. The facilities are great, it’s centrally located, the staff are the best and they deliver an excellent course with top notch tutors. I would consider CELTA THE door opener for your career as a TEFL teacher.
Martin Mullan
2019 CELTA graduate

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