CELTA Certification Course 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 (ESL, EFL) in Dubai or abroad.

It is a highly respected teaching qualification recognised internationally and suitable for those with little or no previous teaching experience. The course covers a wide range of topics, including grammar, pronunciation, lesson planning, classroom management and teaching methodologies. It also includes teaching practicum, where you will have the opportunity to put your newly learned skills into practice by teaching real students.

The course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to teach English effectively to learners from a wide range of backgrounds.

CELTA graduates holding certificate after the course. Our recent CELTA graduates.

Schools look out for CELTA certified teachers!

Schools, educational institutions and ESL employers in Dubai (and abroad) are aware of the CELTA course content, and know what to expect when hiring a CELTA-qualified teacher.

Hence with a CELTA certification, you stand a better chance of getting a teaching job in any of the public, private, international and English language schools in Dubai or abroad.

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Course Highlights:

  • 120+ hours of contact between candidates and course tutors.
  • 6 hours’ assessed teaching practice per candidate supervised by a course tutor.
  • Feedback on teaching practice with peer and tutor observation.
  • Input sessions and supervised lesson planning.
  • Choose between, full-time, part-time, online and mixed modes.

Course Aims:

  • To acquire essential subject knowledge and familiarity with the principles of effective teaching.
  • To acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult and young learners.
  • To demonstrate the ability to apply their learning in a real teaching context.
  • To develop a familiarity with appropriate resources and materials for teaching, testing and reference purposes.
  • To identify opportunities for future development as a professional in their field.

Course Content & Syllabus:

The syllabus consists of five specific topic areas:

  • Unit 1: Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context.
  • Unit 2: Language analysis and awareness.
  • Unit 3: Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing.
  • Unit 4: Planning and resources for different teaching contexts.
  • Unit 5: Developing teaching skills and professionalism.
Detailed CELTA Syllabus Go to dates & fees

Course Requirements:

CELTA entry requirements vary depending on the provider. To consider your application you should be aged 18 years or above and will need to demonstrate that you have:

  • A standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education.
  • A good command of the English language (both writen and spoken).
  • The ability and passion to succeed.
Detailed Eligibility Details Go to dates & fees

Selection Procedure:

We select our candidates on a case-by-case basis. To apply for our CELTA, you have to submit a pre-interview task, followed by an interview. These are the steps involved:

  • Expressing your interest in taking our CELTA course.
  • Submitting a pre-interview task.
  • Attending an interview, and confirm your place.
Selection Process Explained Go to dates & fees

CELTA Assessment:

CELTA assessment is throughout the course, with no final examination. It is conducted in two parts, written and practical.

  • Teaching Practice: You will teach and observe for a total of 6 hours each. Evaluation is based on your overall performance.
  • Written Assignments: You will complete 4 written assignments focusing on a different aspect of the syllabus.
Assessment Explained Go to dates & fees

Course Modalities:

Ways you can take our CELTA:

1. Face-to-face Mode

Input Sessions will be face-to-face with our tutor in Dubai.
Teaching Practice will be face-to-face in a classroom live, with groups of learners, observed by our tutor.
Presence: You have to be in Dubai to attend the sessions.

2. Online Mode

Input Sessions will combine online study and live online sessions with tutor support.
Teaching Practice will be in an online learning environment live, with groups of learners, observed by your tutor.
Presence: Can be taken from anywhere in the world.

3. Blended/Mixed Mode

Input Sessions will be a combination of both face-to-face and online, with tutor support.
Teaching Practice will be face-to-face in a classroom or in an online learning environment, with live groups of learners, observed by your tutor.
Presence: You have to be in Dubai to attend the sessions.

Course Dates and Fees

The dates provided below are indicative and subject to change. We offer four types of courses, each designed to deliver an optimal learning experience. Please browse the dates below to find the option that best suits your schedule. Additionally, check the fees for each course type to ensure you have all the necessary information to make an informed decision.

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1. Face-to-face / Full-time

Duration: 4 weeks
Schedule: Monday - Friday 9AM - 6PM
Fees: 2095 USD (Save 400 USD: was 2495 USD)

Sl.No. Course Date Notes
1 15-Apr-2024 to 10-May-2024 - Completed In-class, Intensive
2 22-Jul-2024 to 16-Aug-2024 - Started In-class, Intensive
3 02-Sep-2024 to 27-Sep-2024 Upcoming... In-class, Intensive
4 14-Oct-2024 to 08-Nov-2024 Upcoming... In-class, Intensive
5 18-Nov-2024 to 13-Dec-2024 In-class, Intensive

2. Online / Full-time

Duration: 4 weeks
Schedule: Monday - Friday 9AM - 6PM
Fees: 1795 USD (Save 400 USD: was 2195 USD)

Sl.No. Course Date Notes
1 20-May-2024 to 14-Jun-2024 - Completed Online, Full day
2 24-Jun-2024 to 19-Jul-2024 - Completed Online, Full day
3 11-Nov-2024 to 07-Dec-2024 Online, Full day

3. Online / Part-time

Duration: 10 weeks & 12 weeks
10-week Course Schedule: Tue & Thu 5PM - 9PM | Sat 10AM - 2:30PM
12-week Course Schedule: Sat & Sun 9AM - 6PM
Fees: 1795 USD (Save 400 USD: was 2195 USD)

Sl.No. Course Date Notes
1 20-Apr-2024 to 04-Jul-2024 - Completed 10-week course
2 13-Jul-2024 to 19-Sep-2024 - Started 10-week course
3 28-Sep-2024 to 05-Dec-2024 Upcoming... 10-week course
4 21-Sep-2024 to 08-Dec-2024 Upcoming... 12-week weekend course

4. Mixed mode / Full-time

Duration: 6 weeks (2 weeks in Dubai & 4 weeks Online)
Schedule: Mon - Fri 9AM - 6PM in Dubai & Mon - Fri 5PM - 9PM Online
Fees: 1995 USD (Save 400 USD: was 2395 USD)

Sl.No. Course Date Notes
1 22-Apr-2024 to 31-May-2024 - Completed In-class + Online
2 03-Jun-2024 to 19-Jul-2024 - Completed In-class + Online
3 19-Aug-2024 to 27-Sep-2024 Upcoming... In-class + Online
4 30-Sep-2024 to 08-Nov-2024 Upcoming... In-class + Online

Fees Includes:

The CELTA course fee includes the following:

  • Internationally recognised Cambridge CELTA certificate.
  • All course materials.
  • Cambridge English registration and certification fee.
  • Access to an online learning platform.
  • Support from our experienced tutors.
  • Comprehensive career advice service.

- We do not accept payments until you've completed the interview.
- Accommodation option and student visit visa are available upon request (Conditions Apply).

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Course Schedules:

The schedules are indicative and might change based on several factors. Kindly get in touch with our course coordinator for the latest information.

5 weeks
Face-to-face and Online

Monday to Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday half day).

12 weeks

Teaching Practice Tue & Thu evenings 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Dubai time.
Input Sessions using Zoom on Saturdays 10:00 AM - 1.30 PM.

12 weeks
Mixed Mode

Teaching Practice Mon (or Tue) & Wed (or Thu) evenings 5:00 PM - 8:15 PM Dubai time.
Input Sessions using Zoom Saturdays 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM.

Job Placement & Support

In addition to a thorough CELTA training, we 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. Read on

Dates & Fees

Quotes from our CELTA trainees

ES Dubai Trainees

Dream, Inspire,
Take Chances,
Create, Imagine

CELTA trainee receiving the certificate
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If you're interested in becoming a teacher or are already a teacher and want to take your career to the next level, then our CELTA TEFL course is the perfect investment to fulfil your dreams.

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