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CELTA - Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults


  • This course provides speakers of English with initial training in teaching English as a foreign language, and leads to the internationally recognized qualification: the Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults).
  • It is an introductory course for candidates who have little or no previous English language teaching experience or for candidates with some experience who are looking for an international qualification.
  • The courses are validated, and the syllabus and assessment criteria set by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages).
  • The intensive CELTA course takes place over 4 weeks, Monday to Friday, 9.00-5.00 pm.  The part-time course lasts from August 9th to November 30th 2013 (including all long weekends).
  • The minimum number of contact hours is 120, but you should calculate at least another 120 hours outside of the core timetable.

During the course, candidates develop familiarity with the principles of effective teaching and acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners. 

The course is designed around a preparation, teaching and feedback cycle, and includes:

  • daily teaching practice
  • observation of experienced teachers in the classroom
  • completion of a range of practically focused written assignments
  • there are also daily input sessions dealing with current methodology, language analysis and its application in the classroom

Please be aware that the full-time CELTA course is highly intensive. Candidates should not have any outside work or study commitments during the course.

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Full-time Intensive CELTA


  • Mon 6th January – Fri 31st January
  • Mon 3th February – Fri 28th February
  • Mon 10th March – Fri 4th April
  • Mon 5th May – Fri 30th May
  • Mon 2nd June – Fri 27th June
  • Mon 30th June – Fri 25th July
  • Mon 4th August – Fri 29th August
  • Mon 1st September – Fri 26th September
  • Mon 29th September – Fri 24th October
  • Mon 27th October – Fri 21st November
  • Tues 25th November – Fri 19th December

Part-time Blended 2014

The part-time CELTA lasts 16 weeks. Candidates are required to attend the input sessions on Friday evenings and the teaching practice sessions on Saturday mornings, during the 16 week period of the course.

  • Friday February 28th – Saturday June 28th 2014
  • Friday August 8th – Saturday November 28th 2014

Fridays 18:00 – 21:00 Input sessions / Saturdays 09:30 – 13.30 Teaching practice

Course Fees


US$1260 plus Cambridge Registation Fee US$180.

15% discount on the course fee for SEA members (Asociación de Centros de Idiomas)


Fees include:

  • Full use of the schools facilities, including free access to the photocopier and computers (with internet connection)
  • WiFi connection
  • Refreshments (tea, coffee, biscuits)


Following a successful application and acceptance onto a course, you must pay an initial deposit to reserve your place. Full fees are payable before the course begins.

Payment may be made locally by cheque from an Argentine account, bank deposit or transfer; or by international wire transfer or Western Union. Full details on how to pay are provided once you have been accepted on to a course.

Early-bird discount

There is a 10% early-bird discount if you pay the whole course fee in one payment at least 6 weeks before your course start date.


Firstly, to be considered you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants should be aged 20 or over.
  • Applicants must have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables them to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels. This would ideally be at Cambridge CPE (Proficiency) level (or C1/C2 common European framework etc )
  • Applicants must have a standard of education which would allow entrance to higher education in their country.
  • Applicants must have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become effective teachers and to complete successfully the written assignments and the assessment of teaching practice

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Secondly, you need to complete the application form and email, post or fax it to us.  We aim to process your application within 72 hours and if your initial application is successful then you will be invited for interview.  In some cases we may request additional information before your application can be considered further.  Overseas applicants will either be interviewed by phone or Skype. 

Successful candidates will receive a formal acceptance letter within 48 hours, together with details for payment.  We can only reserve places on courses for applicants who have made an initial deposit.  Full payment must be made four weeks before the course starts.

Once you have paid the deposit we will send you the Pre-Course Task, the aim of which is to introduce you to some of the areas covered on the CELTA and to provide you with the opportunity to prepare for the course. The pre-course task should be completed before the course begins but it is not part of the formal assessment.  Answers are provided for you to self-correct.

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There is a wealth of accommodation available in Buenos Aires and we can provide prospective candidates with detailed information about various options, including bed & breakfast/hostels; home stays; shared apartments; and flats, many of which have been recommended to us by previous candidates.  We will happily forward full information once your application has been received however we do not organise accommodation on behalf of our trainees.

Because of the intensive nature of the course, we recommend that candidates find accommodation as close to the institute as possible

If you wish to look for accommodation further away then you should ensure that it has good transport links.  In addition, a quiet place to study and work in the evenings and weekends is essential and internet connection would be invaluable.

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