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 is one of the most widely accepted TEFL certificate 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, 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.

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CELTA Dates and Schedule

# Start Date End Date Format Location Fees
1 09-Nov-2020 (Mon) 29-Jan-2021 Online - Started Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
2 07-Dec-2020 (Mon) 26-Feb-2021 Online Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
3 11-Jan-2021 (Mon) 31-Mar-2021 Online Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
4 25-Jan-2021 (Mon) 25-Feb-2021 Online Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
5 08-Feb-2021 (Mon) 25-Apr-2021 Online Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
6 22-Feb-2021 (Mon) 12-May-2021 Online Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
7 08-Mar-2021 (Mon) 26-May-2021 Online Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
8 22-Mar-2021 (Mon) 22-Apr-2021 Online Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
9 10-May-2021 (Mon) 28-Jul-2021 Online Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
10 31-May-2021 (Mon) 01-Jul-2021 Online Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
11 14-Jun-2021 (Mon) 01-Sep-2021 Online Sheikh Zayed Road 8250
12 28-Jun-2021 (Mon) 29-Sep-2021 Online Sheikh Zayed Road 8250

CELTA Fees: Sheikh Zayed Road

  • AED 8250 - For Online Courses
  • Course Timings:
    1. Full-time: Sunday to Thursday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    2. Part-time: Monday, Wednesday - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and an alternate Saturday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM for 10 weeks
    3. Online: Fridays or Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Full-time CELTA

4-week, 120+ contact hours with tutors, and 80+ hours of self-study, including hands-on teaching practice with real students, peer observation, tutor feedback and input sessions.

Part-time CELTA

10-week course, with two days per week + an alternate Saturday of face-to-face classes, that includes teaching practice, observation and feedback sessions. Includes more than 100+ hours of self-study.

Online CELTA

12-week online course with input sessions and teaching practice conducted over video conference and web-based tools. Holds the same value as the conventional CELTA certificate. Details..

All three course formats lead to the same Internationally recognised CELTA qualification from Cambridge, without mentioning the course format on the certificate.

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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 11000 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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