Cambridge CELTA

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Cambridge CELTA



What is the Cambridge CELTA?

The Cambridge University Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is the most widely-recognized qualification in the world for the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages or TESOL. Over ten thousand people take the CELTA course each year.

Who is the CELTA for?

The CELTA is an introductory course for teachers who have little or no previous English language teaching experience. It is also taken by teachers who already have some classroom practice in teaching languages but little previous training. It is also increasingly taken by US or Canadian instructors who do have greater experience in the field but wish to gain employment outside North America, Korea or Japan, and at the same time refresh their technical skills and contribute to their personal development. Teachers with an MA in TESOL or Applied Linguistics also look to the course to provide the practical component so often lacking in a university-bound curriculum.

What will the course consist of?

  • Over 120 contact hours between the trainees and course tutors which involves input, tutorial support,
    supervised lesson planning, peer observation and feedback sessions; plus
  • six hours teaching practice supervised by the course tutors
  • six hours directed observation of lessons taught by experienced professionals
  • four course-focused written assignments

What will the course enable you to do?

  • 01acquire essential subject knowledge and familiarity with the principles of effective teaching
  • 02acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners
  • 03demonstrate your ability to apply your learning in a real teaching context

What are the entry requirements for the course?

Applicants should

  • be at least 20 years old at the start of the course
  • have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education
  • have a competence in English, both written and spoken, which will enable them both to follow the course and teach at a range of levels
  • have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become effective teachers of English and to successfully complete the written assignments and the assessment of practice teaching

When do the next CELTA courses at IGSE take place?

CELTA Course Annual Schedule

Type First Course Second Course Duration Times
Full time (face to face) Winter: Janurary Summer: last week of June to third week of July 4 Weeks - full-time Monday to Friday: 10:00 am ~ 18:00 pm
Online Spring: beginning-April to mid-June Autumn: end September to mid-December 12-13 Weeks - part-time Tuesdays & Fridays: 9:00 am ~ 12:15 pm

2024 Course Dates

Course Dates Status
1st Full-time Winter Tuesday 2 January - Friday 26 January 2024 Completed
2nd Part-time Spring Saturday 30 March - Saturday 22 June 2024 Closed
3rd Full-time Summer Monday 1 July - Friday 26 July 2024 Closed
4th Part-time Fall Saturday 28 September - Saturday 21 December 2024 Reserving places

How much will it cost?

Currently W 2,350,000 - including an initial (non-returnable) deposit of W500,000 to secure your place once you have been accepted.

How do I apply?

To ensure that you are suitable for the course you need to complete an application form and a written pre-course task, and come along to the IGSE Language Center for an interview (or an online interview via Skype is also available). For the application form and pre-course task or further information, please contact Julie LEE at 02-6477-5153 or email at

How can I find out more about the CELTA?

You can look at the answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions (click on the icon top-right above), or go directly to Cambridge English's website at