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.


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

The Course


Full Time 

Gain a teaching qualification in a short time.
4 Weeks, 9:30am-5:00pm Monday – Friday
Max 1:6 (tutor to candidate ratio)
Acceptance conditional on pre-course assessment and interview

Part Time 

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 1:6 Teacher to candidate ratio
21 WeeksWednesdays only 9:30am-5:00pm                                                                                            Max 1:6 Teacher to candidate ratio                                                                                                                                 This course is intended for those whose family or work commitments only allow them to study for a short time each week.

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

Real Classroom Experience:

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.