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Become a CELTA Certified Teacher

Course Dates & Prices | Application Procedure

Cambridge English CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages) is the practical English Language teaching qualification that gives you the essential knowledge, hands-on teaching experience and classroom confidence to qualify as a teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL).

Continuous assessment

You will be assessed throughout the course, with no final examination. An external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English Language Assessment moderates each course. There are two components of assessment – Teaching Practice and Written Assignments. To gain the CELTA certificate, you must pass both assessments.

Teaching practice

You will teach for a total of six hours, working with classes at two different levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance at the end of the six hours.

Written assignments

You will complete four written assignments that focus on:

  • analysing and responding to learner needs
  • analysing language for teaching purposes
  • teaching language skills
  • reflecting on classroom teaching



After teaching practice in the mornings, afternoons are dedicated to input. These sessions will include the following topics:

  • Classroom management
  • Teaching new language
  • Error correction techniques
  • Teaching in different environments
  • Language analysis
  • Using songs, video and technology in the classroom
  • Phonology

Online Course

We are currently not offering the CELTA Online Course .

Course Dates & Prices

Lesson time & attendance:

Each Friday 9.00-18.00. Please note that candidates are required to attend all the sessions.

Course Price

March 2017 price: €2250,-- including materials.
50% of the course fee to be paid when candidates accept their place & the remaining 50% two weeks before the start of the course at the latest. 

The 18 lesson dates of the current course (for candidates already enrolled).

March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14.

For the new roster for the courses starting in September 2017 and March 2018:

CELTA roster 2017 2018

Application Procedure

  1. The pre-interview task is printed off and completed (hand written if possible).
  2. A personal statement is required explaining why you want to do the course and why you feel that you would be a successful teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (hand written if possible).
  3. The digital application form is filled in and the pre-interview task and personal statement, both in PDF format are uploaded to the form (it will become clear how to do this when you fill in the form)
  4. Applicants receive acknowledgement by email.
  5. Suitable applicants are invited for interview. Applications are processed according to the date received.
  6. Successful applicants are offered a place on the course at interview. Unsuccessful applicants are usually informed at interview.
  7. Successful applicants are emailed an official offer.
  8. First instalment of fees is made to secure the place.


Before applying, please make sure that you are able to attend all the dates of the course (this is compulsory). 

Pre-Interview Task

Fill out my online form.

CELTA dates calendar 2017 2018

This is the roster for the courses starting in September 2017 and March 2018.

Roster 2017 2018

The BSN Language Centre cannot be held responsible for any changes to this schedule.