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.

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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 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 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 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 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 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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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 assessment fees included
All lessons & course material
Central London location
Full & Part Time options available
£1240 onsite
£1380 online
See Course Dates Below


The Course


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

Full-Time Online / 5 weeks

The content is essentially the same as the face-to-face CELTA.The CELTA certificate will be the same as for courses delivered in other ways.

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 / 13 weeks

The content is essentially the same as the face-to-face CELTA.The CELTA certificate will be the same as for courses delivered in other ways.

Input on methods of teaching and language analysis

This module is delivered online via the Cambridge Moodle and is essentially self-study, though there will be support from tutors. The hours are not fixed but you will need to complete up to ten hours per week and should plan to visit the platform regularly (e.g. five times a week).

Teaching practice

This will involve teaching groups of volunteer students of English via Zoom, a free online platform which the centre will set up for you. The first three weeks of the course will include training in using Zoom Pro.

Hours for teaching practice are fixed: Mondays and Wednesdays 6.15 pm – 9.30 pm. You will deliver one 45 min lesson per week over 8 weeks. Your first lesson will be in week 4.

There is also a plenary Q+A session on Fridays 6 pm – 7 pm to tie up loose ends.

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


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

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.

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


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.