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.

Our CELTA certification course is KHDA approved in Dubai.

Apply Now Dates & Fees

CELTA: A Prestigious TEFL Qualification

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.

TEFL Teacher in Dubai

Schools in Dubai 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.

Our course is designed to suit candidates with or without any previous teaching experience.

Dates & Fees

NEW Covid-19 Update

In the view of CoVID-19 situation, we are currently conducting both Blended & Online CELTA course, which holds the same value and reputation as the face-to-face course (at a discounted price) - without mentioning the course format on the certificate.

Dates & Fees

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.

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.

Input Sessions and Teaching Practice

For both Blended and Online CELTA course, the syllabus and content will be exactly the same as the full-time CELTA. Both input and teaching practice are delivered online and in mixed-mode, depending upon your choice. It is accomplished through a combination of in-class sessions, video conferencing software, and web-based educational application.

CELTA Dates, Price and Schedule

# Format Type Start Date End Date Duration Fees (USD)
1 Fully Online Part-time 05-Mar-2022 02-Jun-2022 12 weeks $2055 - Started
2 Fully Online Full-time 04-Apr-2022 06-May-2022 5 weeks $2055 - Completed
3 Mixed Mode Part-time 11-Apr-2022 29-Jun-2022 12 weeks $2550 - Started
4 Face-to-face Full-time 09-May-2022 10-Jun-2022 5 weeks $2550 - Started
5 Fully Online Part-time 22-May-2022 14-Aug-2022 12 weeks $2055 - Started
6 Mixed Mode Part-time 22-May-2022 14-Aug-2022 12 weeks $2550 - Started
7 Fully Online Full-time 11-Jul-2022 19-Aug-2022 5 weeks $2055
8 Face-to-face Full-time 11-Jul-2022 19-Aug-2022 5 weeks $2550
9 Fully Online Part-time 17-Sep-2022 15-Dec-2022 12 weeks $2055
10 Mixed Mode Part-time 17-Sep-2022 15-Dec-2022 12 weeks $2550

Course Schedules

Fully Online Through Zoom:
  • Full Time: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday half day)
    - Duration: 5 weeks
  • Part Time: Teaching Practice Tuesday & Thursday evenings 5:00 PM - 8.15 PM Dubai time with Input Sessions using Zoom on Saturdays 10:00 AM - 1.30 PM
    - Duration: 12 weeks
Face-to-face Course:
  • Full Time: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Wednesday half day)
    - Duration: 5 weeks
Mixed Mode Course:
  • Part Time: Teaching Practice Tuesday & Thursday evenings 5:00 PM - 8.15 PM Dubai time with Input Sessions using Zoom on Saturdays 10:00 AM - 1.30 PM
    - Duration: 12 weeks

Note:

  • 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.

FAQs

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.

Assessment

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:

  • 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 starting from AED 7500 (US$2055). 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.

Get Started

Your dream to an exciting career is just a click away. Choose an CELTA or an In-class Part-time TESOL course to experience the endless opportunities to teach, travel and explore!

Request Application Form