CELTA Online


Launch a teaching career in your own time

What is CELTA Online?

The Cambridge CELTA Course Online is a blended learning course that combines collaborative online study with face-to-face teaching practice.
As a CELTA Online trainee, you would be required to complete assignments, online tasks and units on time, however you can work on a flexible basis, choosing where and when to carry out the work according to what suits you. The online course also includes interaction with other online trainees through forums and live chat rooms, helping you to go through the process together as a group. The course elements of lesson planning, teaching practice, evaluation and feedback are all completed face-to-face.

CELTA Online is for those who:
  • need the flexibility to fit study around personal commitments
  • have little or no teaching experience
  • would like to learn how to teach English to speakers of other languages
  • want to increase opportunities for living and working abroad
  • wish to obtain an internationally recognised qualification

Entry requirements:
  • At least 18 years old (it is generally recommended that candidates should be aged 20 or over, but candidates aged between 18 and 20 can be accepted at the centre’s discretion)
  • Educated to a level suitable for higher education or university (A levels or equivalent)
  • Competent in both written and spoken English (C1 minimum)
  • Successful completion of an interview and a language awareness test

Course delivery and assessment:
  • 14 weeks
  • 30 units of online learning, plus an orientation module
  • 60+ hours of course input
  • 30 hours of face-t0-face lesson planning, teaching practice, evaluation and feedback taking place in the evening
  • assignments and observation units included

Course content:

Throughout the course you will cover a variety of topics through sessions and workshops:

  • Classroom management skills
  • Lesson planning
  • Understanding the contexts within which adults learn English
  • Understanding students’ motivations, and the roles of both the teacher and the learner
  • Language analysis (grammar and phonology)
  • Developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
  • Teaching methodology, ideas and techniques applicable to ESOL/EFL teaching
  • Evaluating authentic and published materials
  • Teaching basic literacy
Location Course Weeks Dates Price Places Left Enquire
Manchester CELTA online 14 29/05/17 1400 10
Manchester CELTA online 14 11/09/17 1400 10

The course provided an excellent balance between challenge and support. I enjoyed the variety of the online activities and found the collaboration with other students useful. The advantages of the online course for me were being able to allocate time to the different units according to need, the opportunity to review sections as necessary and being able to watch the online lessons more than once.

Marilyn, CELTA online, Manchester Academy of English

The course overall is very comprehensively designed and I would love to do another course with Manchester Academy.

Bilal, CELTA online, Manchester Academy of English

The course overall was really enjoyable, and I felt each task was introduced and discussed in logical order, the tutors and facilities were great.

Geoffrey, CELTA online, Manchester Academy of English