CELTA Certification Program - USA

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About the program

Earn the prestigious CELTA certificate. The ELS Language Center in Tacoma, Washington, now offers the Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). The CELTA Teacher Training Certificate program is designed for people with little or no experience in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). This 120-hour course covers all aspects of ESL instruction, including language analysis, lesson planning, methodology, classroom management and professional development. CELTA certification also includes a practical teaching component in a real ESL classroom. The CELTA certification is recognized around the world as a symbol of quality teaching and is a great way to get you started on your career in teaching ESL.


The CELTA program is a 4-week course, with 120 contact hours. There is also an additional 80 learning hours devoted to pre-course preparation and tasks, on-course reading and research, assignment writing, lesson preparation and record keeping.

Teaching practice is included in the curriculum and entails:

  • Working in small groups with a maximum of five other trainee-teachers
  • Tutor-led instruction during lesson planning
  • Practice teaching where you will teach a total of six hours of classroom lessons to at least two different levels of language learners
  • Small-group feedback sessions with written feedback given by the trainer

CELTA Certification Program


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