English Language Centre York

Established in 1997, English Language Centre York has nearly 20 years of experience in study travel and welcomed 58 different nationalities in 2015. Located in the centre of the beautiful, historic city of York, we welcome both British and international students alike and are an ideal place to learn how to teach English in an open and welcoming environment.

Our centre’s speciality is the provision of English Language Teaching and English Language Teacher Training; you will be training to teach English in the type of environment you would hope to work in (either in the UK or overseas). Indeed, some of our trainees have gone on to teach in our centre.

Available to the wider public, our CELTA courses give you the opportunity to network with fellow trainee teachers from a wide variety of backgrounds, preparing you for the world of work in the teaching profession and creating a myriad of networking opportunities.

First introduced in 1978, this qualification has been known as Cambridge CELTA since 2001, when we became a recognised Cambridge CELTA Teacher Training Centre. We are the most established English Language Teacher Training centre in the York area.

We also offer a full orientation day in addition to the 4 weeks – this effectively gives you an extra weekend to complete assignments and added value for money.

As well as the usual class teaching, our CELTA course includes a unique chance to access bespoke online tasks (designed by one of our tutors) with a closed group of CELTA trainees to further support development of ideas learnt on the course to help you teach in a variety of specific contexts.

We are accredited by the British Council and Eaquals, and are also a member of the world’s leading language teaching association English UK.

Hear from past CELTA student, Emily

“I found the course very rewarding. The tutors were supportive and helpful, especially regarding feedback. There was a very friendly group atmosphere throughout the course and the feeling that we’re all working together to better ourselves. I felt that I was able to measure my progress throughout the course. Overall, I am very pleased with the course.”

Thomas, English Language Centre York

CELTA's been a great experience and I really enjoyed it. Thank you for everything!”

Stephanie, English Language Centre York

I really enjoyed my time at English Language Centre York. The CELTA course was challenging, but certainly beneficial. The tutors supported us and provided advice when needed. I learnt a lot from the course and I found out about my teaching potentials and abilities. I definitely recommend the CELTA course, especially at English Language Centre York, because of its facilities, resources and efficient tutors. I really value the experience I had at York. Not only did I gain teaching techniques, but I also gained a lot of friends whom - after spending 8 hours with every day - I consider family.”

Sandra, English Language Centre York

“I found doing the CELTA course and the internship a rewarding experience which I hope to build on with time. I might mention that the help and guidance from our tutors went beyond expectations.”

Anita, English Language Centre York

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Teacher training in York

Our full-time CELTA courses and Taster Days in York are delivered by a dedicated and highly experienced Teacher Training team who have extensive experience of teaching English as a foreign language.

As a CELTA student at English Language Centre York, you will benefit from:

  • a strong, dedicated Teacher Training team; the high standards provided by the school evidenced by the 100% pass rate for 2016
  • consistently positive trainee feedback
  • a welcoming and friendly environment both in and out of the classroom
  • the opportunity to learn first-hand from experienced ELT practitioners, who you will observe as part of the course. Our ELT practitioners have a wide variety of teaching experience in a range of contexts, both in the UK and overseas, many of whom trained in our centre and are happy to talk to our trainees.
  • the chance to teach a range of international residents of York in the teaching practice sessions. The students you will teach are non-native speakers of English who are living and working in York; you will teach students with a wide variety of first languages, needs, motivations and backgrounds, giving you an excellent grounding, no matter where go on to teach.
    intensive personal coaching, with trainers sharing years of teaching experience across the globe
  • daily classes in a delightful Georgian building located on New Street in central York, less than ten minutes’ walk away from the train station and within easy reach of residential areas by both bus and foot
  • direct access to the heart of historic York, a city that is well-loved by tourists and locals alike, welcoming thousands of visitors each year who come to enjoy its green parks, many museums, the famous Minster, the City Walls, and a large choice of cafes, restaurants and pubs

Our facilities are ideal for a teacher training course. They include:

  • spacious and up-to-date classrooms
  • dedicated training suite with computers, printer and photocopier
  • kitchen area with a fridge and a microwave as well as tea and coffee making facilities
  • modern audio visual equipment with timetabled sessions on integrating technology
  • student lounge with self-access facilities and workstations
    a cosy lounge with vending machines
  • free Wi-Fi as well as cabled Internet connection
  • a teacher training (CELTA & Delta) library
  • dedicated classrooms for teacher training, allowing hands-on experience and training with the latest teaching technology, as well as access to the full range of classroom equipment

Our CELTA graduates have a unique chance to access a post-CELTA online portfolio of regularly updated continuing professional development articles, videos and links as well as handouts from the course, collated by one of our tutors.

We also offer support in your job search as well as interview coaching to help you launch your teaching career;

  • A CV workshop, interview training, job search coaching and career development advice, with the input of recruiters from international EFL companies
  • Professional development and job seeking advice, with a report on completion of the course and reference service

At English Language Centre York we have very good rates of employment in EFL teaching after the course. We also keep in touch with our former trainees, which allows us to share their insights, and sometimes even their insider knowledge of job opportunities!

How to Apply

Simply fill out the York application form and return to york@experienceenglish.com. Please note the application form is not supported by Apple, please complete on a PC or by hand.

Location Course Weeks Dates Price Places Left Enquire
York CELTA full-time 4 09/06/17 1350
York CELTA full-time 4 28/07/17 1350
York CELTA full-time 4 17/11/17 1350