London CELTA Course, Part-time

Mixed-Mode and Online CELTA Courses

Gain your CELTA qualification at one of London's most respected schools

EC London is offering a part-time online course leading to the Cambridge Assessment English CELTA qualification.

Next course: 28 September - 21 December 2024

The twelve-week course is suitable for people who are interested in learning to teach and wish to gain an initial teaching qualification that is recognised world wide. It is suitable for candidates who have some English Language teaching experience but no initial qualification as well as for people with little or no previous teaching experience.

Our CELTA course is available in two options:

✓ Mixed-Mode CELTA (60% face-to-face, 40% online)

✓ Online CELTA (100% online)

For updates visit:


Isabel Ribeiro

Centre Director


School: +44 2072 423 787
Bookings: +44 2072 423 787


Angel Corner House, 1 Islington High Street, London N1 9LQ


Why get CELTA qualified at EC London?

Part-time schedule for your convenience

 Flexible course: Online or Mixed Mode (online & face-to-face)

 Guaranteed work upon graduation

 Global teaching opportunities

Mixed-Mode CELTA

Participants on our Mixed-Mode course teach in both a face-to-face classroom and also online. At EC London, this means 40% of the sessions are online and the remaining 60% are face-to-face at our centre in Angel. This is very valuable for trainee teachers as it gives them experience teaching in both modes and they will get guidance and feedback from experienced tutors in both these formats.

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CELTA at EC London

Online CELTA

This CELTA course is conducted 100% online using Zoom. Candidates can be located anywhere in the world to participate in this course. The syllabus and content is the same as completing a face-to-face or mixed-mode course and leads to the same certification. Teaching practice sessions are all online and the methodology input sessions are run live online by experienced tutors.

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Online CELTA Course

CELTA Course Information

  • Dates & Fees

    28 September - 21 December 2024
    Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays, 1800-2100. There are also classes on 11 Saturdays, 1000-1600. The dates for the Saturday sessions are: 28 Sept, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec, 21 Dec.

    The course fee is £1,300 which includes the Cambridge English entry fee.

    Applicants will attend a face-to-face interview at EC London or on a video conferencing app. We do not offer phone interviews. Once you have been notified that your application has been successful, you will be required to pay a deposit followed by the full fees in order to secure your place on the course.

    Also available: Online CELTA course from EC London

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants will attend a face-to-face interview at EC London. In exceptional circumstances for applicants who are outside the UK, it may be possible to arrange a Skype interview during the same interview period. We do not offer phone interviews.

    Once you have been notified that your application has been successful, you will be required to pay the full fees in order to secure your place on the course.

    CELTA participants must:

    a) have a standard of English (a minimum of Cambridge English CAE Grade A) which would enable you to teach a range of levels

    b) have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education

    c) be a minimum of 20 years old.

  • Course Content

    The CELTA course consists of:

    1. input sessions led by tutors who will teach you in the way we would like you to teach your students. These sessions cover the following areas:

    • Language analysis and awareness (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation)
    • Language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
    • Learners and teachers and the learning and teaching context
    • Developing teaching skills
    • Classroom procedures and skills
    • Use of resources and materials including ICT
    • Professionalism
    • Planning lessons
    • Adapting published materials for use in lessons
    • Introduction to a wider variety of teaching contexts e.g. younger learners, business, examinations, monolingual classes.

    2. teaching practice (see below) followed by oral and written feedback from tutors and peers

    3. assisted lesson planning

    4. 6 hours' observation of experienced teachers.

  • Teaching Practice

    The course includes six hours' teaching observed by tutors and peers. Course participants have regular teaching practice throughout the course.

    You will be observed teaching at two levels during the course and you will teach lessons of up to an hour, depending on the stage of the course.

    On days when you are not teaching, you will observe your peers and give constructive feedback on their lessons.

  • Workload & Assessment

    Participants are expected to attend 100% of the course.

    During the course, you must:

    • teach a total of 6 hours of assessed lessons

    • write lesson plans and self evaluations for the lessons you teach

    • observe your peers teaching and take part in giving constructive feedback on each others’ lessons

    • observe 6 hours of lessons taught by experienced teachers

    submit 4 assessed written assignments (comprising of a total of 3000 words).

    In addition to the core contact hours, we estimate that participants need to spend a minimum of 80 hours for the required reading, research, pre- and post- session tasks, assignments and lesson preparation. 

    There is no final written examination. The assessment is continuous and participants are assessed on their language knowledge, planning and lesson preparation, teaching, assignments and professionalism.

    Final grades awarded consist of Fail, Pass, Pass B and Pass A.

  • IT Requirements

    Participants need the following to be able to teach online:


    ✓ Low Resolution Video Calls - 500kbps (up/down)
    ✓ HD Resolution (720p) Video Calls - 1.2 Mbps (up/down)
    ✓ Full HD Resolution (1080p) Video Calls - 2 Mbps (up/down)

    You can check your bandwidth here:

    Hardware requirements:

    A computer with the capability to run Zoom. 

    External devices:

    ✓ USB webcam or integrated webcam
    ✓ USB/Bluetooth/3.5mm Headset or microphone & speaker integrated in your device (built-in)

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