The University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults has long been recognised as a first-class introduction to the English teaching profession. It assumes no previous experience of teaching and is ideal for those who want to teach English in language schools in the UK or abroad.

Language Link has run teacher training courses for over 25 years, and has run the CELTA since its creation in 2001, turning out hundreds of graduates who have gone on to teach all over the world. Our experienced teaching team has also trained many qualified teachers as CELTA trainers themselves.


Language Link London
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Virginia Bernucci
Virginia Bernucci
10:05 28 May 21
Amazing experience. All tutors are really nice and professional. If you have any problem just send them an email,... they'll be more than happy to help! Highly recommend.read more
Rob Davies
Rob Davies
15:00 27 Apr 21
The 5 week online CELTA course provided by Language Link was thoroughly enjoyable. All the tutors were extremely... professional, helpful and supportive. I would happily recommend the school to anyone wanting to gain this qualification.read more
Luis Damián Moreno García
Luis Damián Moreno García
15:45 12 Mar 21
I completed my CELTA training at Language Link London. Well-structured classes, great atmosphere and professional... tutors. All in all, a really positive experience!read more
Chloé James
Chloé James
10:29 12 Mar 21
David and Anna at Language Link are absolutely excellent.The support and advice they provided over the online 5 week... course was invaluable.Highly recommend this course and school to everyone!read more
Timea Bazzoni
Timea Bazzoni
10:12 12 Mar 21
Excellent teachers, very supportive and stimulating learning environment.
Hannah Marshall
Hannah Marshall
17:31 27 Dec 20
Great course with amazing tutors - Thank you Anna and David for making the course such a lovely experience. Highly... recommend!read more
Fay Arashi
Fay Arashi
16:09 23 Dec 20
Just finished the Online full-time CELTA course, It is definitely one of the most memorable experience in my life!!... I’ve learned so many teaching techniques and met so many beautiful souls. Highly recommended Language Link. Our tutors David, Anna and Francis are very kind and helpful. I will miss them!!!!read more
valentina tavano
valentina tavano
13:07 18 Dec 20
The CELTA course (online) is incredibily interesting and well organized. I've learned a lot of helpful information, I... did teaching practices and observations and I worked with experienced teachers.A wonderful experience!I'll always be grateful to our tutors: Anna, David and Francis.I absolutely recommend Language Linkread more
12:02 18 Dec 20
Just completed the online CELTA course at Language Link! Tutors Anna, David and Francis were very supportive throughout... and the resources they provided made the experience very seamless. I was able to meet many new and interesting people from my class. It was an experience like no other.read more
11:50 18 Dec 20
Just completed my CELTA course with Language Link and I highly recommend it. This session was 100% online which didn't... make that much of a difference and allowed me to gain valuable experience in distance teaching. Anna and David are extremely helpful, experienced and thorough tutors. The admin process was smooth .Overall an investment well- worth making!read more
Hibaq Iman
Hibaq Iman
19:27 04 Mar 20
Completed my celta course here in December 2019. I enjoyed it and met some lovely people along the way. Thank you to... Osman for being willing to help, for your endless support, for going above and beyond for all the trainee teachers and for making it a pleasant place to study. I would recommend this centre.read more
12:28 03 Mar 20
If you're thinking about doing a Celta course this would be the place do it. The tutors are very supportive and Osman... is always helpful and patient with a bunch of frantic trainee's. Thanks for everything Language Link!read more
S Francis
S Francis
11:22 02 Mar 20
Great place to study for your CELTA, helpful tutors, supportive environment and high standard of teaching. Recommended!!
Jack Wright
Jack Wright
21:56 30 Dec 19
The CELTA course was as hard work as expected, but the team at Language Link looked after us well - the tutors were... calm, approachable and efficient, giving helpful and clear suggestions for how we could improve and develop. Strongly recommend.read more
Maria Ilenia Benfatta
Maria Ilenia Benfatta
09:00 04 Dec 19
Such a good school, staff is very helpful and teachers are super skilled, I feel definitely more prepared and confident... now. 5 starsread more
Natalia G
Natalia G
18:46 28 Nov 19
An excellent school with friendly and professional staff. I wholeheartedly recommend their CELTA course
Ruth Fagandini
Ruth Fagandini
11:25 27 Nov 19
This course exceeded my expectations. David, Robyn and Osman provided a warm and supportive environment in which to... challenge ourselves. The student cohort really bonded and it was a great experience.read more
Erisa Bakou
Erisa Bakou
07:31 27 Nov 19
It was an amazing experience. Learned lots of new things. It was worth it. Thank you all in Language Link.
Варвара Полянская
Варвара Полянская
22:18 26 Nov 19
For a great CELTA experience, one need look no further than Language Link. Thank you David, Robyn and Osman for your... unlimited guidance and support during the course. Even having taught ESL for over 5 years, I still feel like I've learnt a lot and therefore became a better teacher. I wholeheartedly recommend this school to any potential trainee out there.read more
17:43 25 Nov 19
What an amazing school! It was what I had expected and more! I learnt so many techniques that I feel prepared for any... classroom here in London or anywhere in the world. Our tutors, Robyn and David, were both wonderful, always supporting us and teaching us everything we need to build a career in ESL teaching. Osman's administrative support was exquisite, always helping us with everything. The school itself is in a beautiful location, easily accessible. All in all, an amazing experience and excellent value for money. I would strongly recommend it to any aspiring ESL teacher who wants to make progress and build a successful career.read more
nick collin
nick collin
12:42 29 Oct 19
A really worthwhile experience, and the CELTA teachers were brilliant! They gave really close feedback throughout the... course, and helped me massively in developing as a teacher. Would recommend to anyone with little teaching experience!read more
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" CELTA opened up so many opportunities, it has helped me see the world."
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Samuel from France:


An initial qualification as an English Language Teacher that is recognised by the British Council and international teaching organisations.


Knowledge of the English language, its grammar, phonology and lexis.


Up-to-date methodology of language teaching to adults (i.e. age 18yrs+).


Language Link gives you the foundations to work as a teacher abroad.


All lessons & course material
Central London location
Full & Part-Time options available
( plus £156 Cambridge Assessment fee )

The Course

Course Content

Input sessions

  • modern communicative teaching methods
  • pronunciation (phonology)
  • lexis
  • error analysis and correction
  • language skills
  • English grammatical structures and their use

Teaching practice sessions

  • Assessed teaching practice (6hrs)
  • Tutor and colleague feedback


  • Six hours of observations of experienced teachers

Written Assignment

Lessons from the Classroom:

Summary of learning outcomes after teaching practice and observations

Skills Assignment:

Receptive skills (reading/listening), Productive skills (speaking/writing)

Focus on the Learner:

Evaluation of language abilities of one foreign student

Language Related Tasks:

Analysis of language for teaching purposes


Full Time / 4 weeks

Gain a teaching qualification in a short time.
4 Weeks, 10:00am-5:30pm Monday – Friday
Max 1:4 (tutor to candidate ratio)
Acceptance conditional on pre-course assessment and interview.

Part Time / 12 weeks 

Gain a teaching qualification while continuing to support yourself.
12 WeeksTuesday and Thursday evenings (6:15pm – 9:30pm) and alternate Saturdays x 7 (10:00am – 5:00pm)
Max 1:4 Teacher to candidate ratio
Acceptance conditional on pre-course assessment and interview.


Real Classroom Experience with onsite courses:

All sessions are practical in nature, with some foundation in theory, and demonstrate techniques that you can use immediately in the language lessons you teach.


The content is essentially the same as the face-to-face CELTA.The Cambridge CELTA certificate will be exactly the same as for all Celta courses. The course is delivered via Zoom, a free online platform.

Full-Time Online / 5 weeks

5 Weeks, 9:15am-5:15pm Monday – Friday
Max 1:6 (tutor to candidate ratio)
Acceptance conditional on pre-course assessment and interview.

Part-Time Online / 10 weeks

10 Weeks, 3 times a week (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday)

8.30am – 12.00 (UK time) Wednesdays and Fridays

8.30am – 1.00pm (UK time) on Saturdays

Max 1:6 ratio (1 tutor to 6 candidates)
Acceptance conditional on pre-course assessment and interview.


Assessment & Requirements


Assessment is continuous and there are no examinations. Regular feedback will be given on candidates’ progress and extra support where needed.

Who can apply?

Applicants must have either a degree or standard of education which would permit entry to higher education.

Applicants must have a good standard of written and spoken English.

Candidates should be 20 years of age or over.

Candidates between 18 and 20 can be accepted at our discretion.

Non-native speakers must have a high level of English. Formal qualifications are not necessary but the level should be that of C2 in the Common European Framework.

All applicants must take a Language Aptitude Test and have an interview. This normally takes place on Language Link premises but may also be done at a distance.

All candidates will be given a grammar module provided by Language Link prior to starting the course. This presents grammar in a very simple and easy to follow format, which will be extremely helpful for the course.

Candidates will also be expected, during the course, to study and to prepare for teaching outside of the scheduled hours. The CELTA course is an intense but extremely rewarding course.

More details on the CELTA course can also be found on the Cambridge ESOL website

How to make a payment

You may pay by:
1.Credit or debit card
2. Bank transfer in £ sterling. However, please note that International Bank Transfers and Bankers Draft payments will incur a £15 charge
3. In cash by coming into the School

Deposits and fees:

Acceptance for CELTA does not mean that a place on a course has been reserved for you.
Your place will not be secured till you have paid the full course fee.
A deposit of £100 will reserve your place.
Full fees are due three weeks prior to the start date of the course.

If the balance of fees is not received by this time, Language Link reserves the right to accept another suitable candidate and return your deposit to you if the course is oversubscribed.


You will need to inform us in writing if you wish to cancel a course.

Our terms depend on when the cancellation is received: Up to two weeks prior to the start of the course: full refund of deposit or fees paid.
From two weeks prior to the start of the course to the actual start date:
(i) if Language Link is able to find another candidate to take the place, a refund of fees paid, less a £200 administration fee.
(ii) if another candidate for the place cannot found, we regret no refund of fees paid

After a course has commenced, fees or any part thereof are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Transferring to a later CELTA course:

Requests to transfer to a later CELTA course must be put in writing. Our terms will, again, depend on when the request is received and availability of places.

Up to two weeks prior to the start of the original course: deposit or fees paid may be transferred to a later course without penalty.
Transfer to a later course cannot be guaranteed.
If a later course is not fully subscribed we will do our best to accommodate your transfer.
After a course has commenced, no transfer to another course is possible.

Insurance cover:
You may wish to consider insurance in case of unforeseen circumstances.

For full details of fees and dates please see our course fees and dates page.