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Cambridge CELTA (Thessaloniki)

Cambridge CELTA (Thessaloniki)

What is CELTA?

The CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is a professional qualification and an international standard for teaching quality, it is awarded by Cambridge Assessment English, part of the University of Cambridge and is the most recognised initial English Language Teaching qualification in the world. It is a practical, hands-on teaching qualification.

Who is CELTA for?

CELTA is aimed at applicants

  • with no teaching experience who wish to take up teaching English as a profession.
  • who wish to receive an internationally recognized certificate and seek job opportunities in the global English language teaching job market.
  • who are teachers of English and have not received any training
  • who are teachers of other subjects who wish to teach English

Course Aims

By the end of the course you should have:

  • An awareness of key classroom methodology and approaches
  • An understanding of the learner, the teaching role and the teaching and learning context
  • The knowledge required to plan and resource lessons appropriately
  • Greater awareness of language analysis
  • The chance to develop professionally as an English language teacher


Course Details
  • Course Information

  • Curriculum

  • Requirements

Course Information

Part-Time CELTA (14 weeks) Two days a week 17 March 2020 – 26 June 2020

Full-Time CELTA (4 weeks)  Five days a week 1 June 2020- 26 June 2020

Part-Time CELTA (14 weeks) Two days a week  12 October 2020 - 26 January 2021

Part-Time CELTA (21weeks) One day a week 21 October 2020 – 24 March 2021


Total cost of  course: 1.700€ (including Cambridge English fees)


  • The minimum duration of the course is 120 hours
  • Full time: 4-5 weeks
  • Part-time: usually 12 weeks but may extend to a year


  • 6 hours observed teaching practice
  • 4 written assignments (750-1000 words each)


The Course includes:

  • Practical workshops and seminars: there are 120 contact hours in the course including workshops and seminars which focus on language awareness, phonology, language learning, teaching methodology and professional development.
  • Teaching practice and feedback: you will teach six hours of classes attended by volunteer adult learners of English. In a feedback session you will discuss the lessons taught and receive individual verbal and written feedback from tutors.
  • Observation: you will observe a minimum of six hours of classes of experienced teachers (this may include three hours of audio material).
  • Lesson preparation: lesson preparation is initially supervised by the course tutors, but you are encouraged to work more independently as the course progresses. By the end of the course you should have a basic toolkit which allows you to teach effectively in an EFL classroom.
  • Assessment: In order to pass the course, you will be assessed on the lessons you deliver and on four written assignments of 170 -1000 words.


Applicants must:

  • be at least 18 (It is generally recommended that candidates should be aged 20 or over, but candidates aged between 18 and 20 can be accepted at the centre’s discretion.
  • have an awareness of language and a competence in both written and spoken English, which will enable them to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels (The recommended candidate language level is C2 or high C1 – Grade A or B, on the CEFR.)
  • have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become effective teachers and to complete successfully the written assignments and the assessment of practice teaching.
  • Candidates should have, as a minimum entry requirement, a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education.

Selection Process

  • Application form

  • Α language awareness pre-course task

  • Interview with trained for interviews person which focuses on questions about language and teaching.


CELTA is the most widely-recognised EFL professional qualification worldwide. It is regulated by Ofqual at level 5 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework in the UK. However, in order to teach in Greece one must have a relevant bachelor degree (level 6) awarded by a recognized University as stipulated by the Greek legislation concerning legally regulated professions.


CELTA is a prerequisite to teach English at Summer Schools and Language Schools around the world.

A CELTA in combination with a Bachelor degree in English Language teaching and/or a Masters in TEFL opens many career prospects and development in all levels of education


The ELT Department of New York College has a wide network of collaborations both local and International and offers career guidance and application support to its students


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