Get a CELTA in Dubai

CELTA, (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) formerly known as Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, is an initial teacher training qualification (a certification for teachers) allowing you to teach English as a foreign language (ESL, EFL) in Dubai or abroad.

The CELTA certification course is KHDA approved in Dubai.

CELTA certification is one of the most widely accepted TEFL qualification for English language teachers, delivered by Authorised Centres on behalf of Cambridge Assessment English, one of the prestigious universities in the world. It is registered as a Level 5 Qualification with Ofqual. The course is designed for candidates with little or no previous teaching experience.

Employers in Dubai (and worldwide) are aware of the CELTA course content and know what to expect when hiring a CELTA certificate holder. Hence with a CELTA certification, you stand a better chance of getting a teaching job in any of the public and private schools in Dubai.

Online CELTA Course

NEW CELTA Online Course in Dubai

In the view of CoVID-19 situation, we are currently conducting Online CELTA course, which holds the same value and reputation as the face-to-face course at a discounted price.

Check the dates and prices below..

CELTA Dates and Schedule

# Start Date End Date Format Duration Location Fees
1 09-Nov-2020 29-Jan-2021 Online - Completed 12 weeks Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
2 07-Dec-2020 26-Feb-2021 Online - Completed 12 weeks Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
3 11-Jan-2021 31-Mar-2021 Online - Completed 12 weeks Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
4 17-Jan-2021 18-Feb-2021 Online - Completed 5 weeks Dubai Knowledge Park 8400
5 25-Jan-2021 25-Feb-2021 Online - Completed 5 weeks Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
6 08-Feb-2021 25-Apr-2021 Online - Started 12 weeks Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
7 22-Feb-2021 12-May-2021 Online - Started 12 weeks Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
8 08-Mar-2021 26-May-2021 Online - Started 12 weeks Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
9 21-Mar-2021 22-Apr-2021 Online - Started 5 weeks Dubai Knowledge Park 8400
10 22-Mar-2021 22-Apr-2021 Online - Started 5 weeks Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
11 09-May-2021 10-Jun-2021 Online 5 weeks Dubai Knowledge Park 8400
12 10-May-2021 28-Jul-2021 Online 12 weeks Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
13 31-May-2021 01-Jul-2021 Online 5 weeks Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
14 14-Jun-2021 01-Sep-2021 Online 12 weeks Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
15 28-Jun-2021 29-Sep-2021 Online 12 weeks Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
16 11-Jul-2021 12-Aug-2021 Online 5 weeks Dubai Knowledge Park 8400
17 17-Oct-2021 18-Nov-2021 Online 5 weeks Dubai Knowledge Park 8400

Fees: Sheikh Zayed Road

  • AED 8250 - Online CELTA @ Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Course Timings: Input sessions via Moodle and Online Teaching Practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Feedback sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

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Fees: Dubai Knowledge Park

  • AED 8400 - Online CELTA @ Knowledge Village Park
  • Course Timings: Sunday-Monday-Wednesday-Thursday from 9:30 AM - 17:00 PM
  • 5-week course: 120-hours of online learning, self-study, teaching practice, one-one tutorials and observed classes from experienced tutors

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  • The price includes The University of Cambridge Assessment Fee.
  • We do NOT accept payments until you have submitted your application and have been interviewed by a tutor.


What are the requirements for an Online CELTA course?

You should be 18 years old and have a good educational background with an excellent command over written and spoken English. You should possess a laptop or desktop computer with headphones and a microphone - with a good internet connection. Check for dates here.

Are both Online CELTA and Full-time CELTA same?

The content and materials for both full-time and online CELTA will be exactly the same. The only difference is that the online course is taken online through video conferencing software Zoom and web-based Moodle application platform.

Will the certificate specify that the course was online?

No, the certificate will not show the course location or format. It states that you have completed the CELTA course and awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, thus holding the same value and reputation sought by employers worldwide.

How do I apply for the Online CELTA course?

First check for dates here and submit a completed pre-interview task. This will be followed by an interview, upon which you will be offered a place.

CELTA Course Content

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism
  • Classroom observation and management skills

Focused Teaching Practice

The core feature of our CELTA course is the importance given to teaching practice, observation and feedback sessions. There will be six hours of assessed teaching practice taken in small groups of five to six trainees with learners of different difficulty levels.

The course also includes six hours each of peer and tutor observation to strengthen and develop your classroom practice. Each teaching practice session is followed by a feedback session to discuss your lesson with your peer and tutor.

Entry Requirements

The eligibility criteria to take a CELTA are:

  • You should be 18 years old.
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into primary or higher education in the country where you wish to teach.
  • Possess a strong command over English language both written and spoken. Non-native speakers need to have an equivalent level of English as IELTS 7 or CEFR C1.


You will be continually assessed throughout the course, and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice: Total teaching is for 6 hours, and the evaluation is based on your overall performance.
  • Written Assignments: You will complete four written assignments (each 750–1,000 words).

To get the Cambridge CELTA certificate, you must pass both assessments.

Job Placement & Support

In addition to a thorough CELTA training, our Dubai study centres provide job-related support, career and professional guidance to support you in finding jobs immediately after your CELTA. All CELTA candidates have access to consulting services with experienced ESL professionals and alumni to guide them throughout their teaching career. We also organise seminars on job applications, CV preparations, interviews, and other skills necessary to get a job quickly within the global TEFL market.

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CELTA Course Summary:

  • CELTA course offered at two centres in Dubai.
  • Flexible course delivery formats depending on your schedule ( Full-time, Part-time and Online).
  • All three formats lead to the same internationally recognised CELTA, accredited by Cambridge English.
  • Eligibility: Over 18 years + proficient English language and a passion for teaching.
  • Features the most current training methodologies and techniques with 6 hours of observed teaching by professional ESL teachers, and 6 hours of assessed teaching practice. Moderated by experienced and highly qualified trainers.
  • Assessment will be continuous and on-going with no written final exam. Includes four written assignments.
  • Fees: from AED 8250 onwards. Check the dates and prices here.

Useful Information

  • With a CELTA certificate, you can start teaching immediately. Read about teaching English requirements here.
  • Depending on the employer, you may need a degree along with a CELTA certificate to apply for teaching jobs.
  • The fees do not include accommodation. However, the school will assist you in finding accommodation after you've enrolled.
  • We do not provide visa assistance and request you to have a valid visa before applying.
  • The course is intensive, with equal number of hours spent outside the classroom (at home) for assignments and lesson planning. Hence a check on your personal and/or professional commitments during the course will help you perform better.

The course covers an in-depth standard syllabus that focuses on lesson planning and practical teaching skills. This will equip new teachers with essential teaching methodologies required to begin a career, and polish the teaching skills who already have some teaching experience.

Online TEFL: If you are looking for an Level 5 Internationally Recognized TEFL Course at a lower price, starting from AED 4999 (US$1375)

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