Online CELTA Course


Get CELTA qualified online

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

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.

Our online CELTA course 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.

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

Next Online CELTA Course

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.


London CELTA Online

  • Entry requirements

    Participants must:

    ✓ have a standard of English (a minimum of Cambridge English CAE Grade A) which would enable you to teach a range of levels
    ✓ have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education
    ✓ be a minimum of 20 years old.

  • Course content
    The 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.
  • Fees and Interview

    The course fee will be £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 the full fees in order to secure your place on the course.

  • IT Requirements

    For the online format, 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 the Microsoft Teams app. Detailed requirements can be found here: 

    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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