What is CELTA?

CELTA Description


The University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) 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 since 1991, and has run the Cambridge CELTA since its creation in 2001, turning out hundreds of graduates who have gone on to teach in schools throughout the world. Our experienced teaching team has also enabled many of our senior teachers to become Cambridge qualified Teacher Trainers and Assessors.

The qualification gives you:

  • An initial qualification as an English Language Teacher which 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 16+)

The CELTA is regarded as the premier initial service qualification for English Language teachers. It can be a tough course but also extremely rewarding.

If you are considering teaching English as a career or are looking to travel and want an employment option abroad then this is the perfect qualification. Doing the CELTA provides not only educational training but also gives candidates experience in a variety of skills applicable to whatever you continue on with. Presentation skills, report writing and many more! 

CELTA courses options

At Language Link we offer the following choice of CELTA courses:

-Full-time face-to-face 4-week course

-Full time Online 5-week course

-Part-time face-to-face 12-week course

-Part time Online 10-week course

  • The Full-Time (Face-to-Face) is intense but is perfect for those looking for a position in the near future. It requires a serious time commitment (9.30am-5.30pm, Monday-Friday as well as homework!) but is an extremely rewarding experience. Our full-time groups develop a sense of camaraderie and candidates often find working with their fellow CELTA candidates a useful preparation for working with colleagues in future teaching positions.

  • The full time Online course is essentially the same as the face-to-face course. The Cambridge Certificate will be the same as for courses delivered in other ways. The Online course is delivered via Zoom, a free online platform.

  • The 12-week Part-time course is ideal for candidates with other time commitments as it requires 2 evenings a week and 1 Saturday every other week. While less intense than the full time it requires an equal level of commitment from candidates. For those working full time or with other responsibilities, this is generally the more appropriate choice.


If any of these options interest you or you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to email or call our teacher training centre directly.


Read the testimony of Mona, one of our graduates from 2010 who attended our 4-week CELTA course: