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..

Online CELTA Course Features:

No Travel & Flexible: Attend the course from anywhere in the world, and can be completed at your own pace, allowing easy self-study and revision.

Tutor Support: Receive real-time full support from our experienced and dedicated online tutors, in addition to the online classes.

Extensive E-Learning: Full access to webinars, interactive tasks with participation in guided video observation and forum discussions.

Easy Assessment: The criteria of the Online CELTA assessment and moderation is exactly the same as the face-to-face course, leading to the same qualification.

New Experience: While the online English teaching sector is booming, our online CELTA course will give you an insight, experience into online teaching.

The Same Reputation:The Online CELTA carries the same reputation as the full-time CELTA, and does not mention the 'format' on your certificate.

Input Sessions and Teaching Practice

The CELTA course content will be exactly the same as the full-time CELTA, with both input and teaching practice delivered online. It is accomplished through a combination of video conferencing software Zoom, and web-based application Moodle.

CELTA Dates, Price and Schedule

Notations: FT: Full-time, PT: Part-time, WK: Weekend, OL: Online Zoom, FF: Face-to-face
Fees in AED

# Start Date End Date Type Format Days Timings Duration Fees
1 25-Jul-2021 19-Aug-2021 FT FF Sun to Thu 9:00AM to 5:30PM 4 weeks 11000
2 26-Jul-2021 26-Aug-2021 FT OL Mon to Thu 10:00AM to 6:00PM 5 weeks 8250
3 16-Aug-2021 03-Nov-2021 PT OL Mon & Wed 3:45PM to 8:00PM 12 weeks 8250
4 21-Aug-2021 15-Jan-2022 WK OL Sat 10:00AM to 4:00PM 22 weeks 8250
5 30-Aug-2021 30-Sep-2021 FT OL Mon to Thu 10:00AM to 6:00PM 5 weeks 8250
6 13-Sep-2021 01-Dec-2021 PT OL Mon & Wed 3:45PM to 8:00PM 12 weeks 8250
7 27-Sep-2021 28-Oct-2021 FT OL Mon to Thu 10:00AM to 6:00PM 5 weeks 8250
8 04-Oct-2021 22-Dec-2021 PT OL Mon & Wed 3:45PM to 8:00PM 12 weeks 8250
9 15-Nov-2021 16-Dec-2021 FT OL Mon to Thu 11:00AM to 7:00PM 5 weeks 8250
10 06-Dec-2021 23-Feb-2022 PT OL Mon & Wed 3:45PM to 8:00PM 12 weeks 8250


  • 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 Face-to-face CELTA same?

The content and materials for both face-to-face 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.

More info on job placement and support

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.

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