CELTA Face to Face

Do you wish to start a career in English Language Teaching and get the necessary knowledge and competencies to enable you to teach both face-to-face and online?

Do you wish to get a widely recognised certificate awarded by Cambridge Assessment English and increase your chances of getting a good teaching position anywhere in the world?

The Cambridge CELTA is the most widely recognised English teaching qualification in the world. It’s the qualification most often requested by employers; three out of four English language teaching jobs require a CELTA qualification. You can now choose to do your CELTA online or face to face!

The information on this page concerns the face to face CELTA course. If you are interested in our online CELTA course, please visit this page: CELTA Fully Online


This course is intended for:

  • candidates who wish to start a teaching career in ELT and be able to teach anywhere in the world
  • practising teachers who wish to refresh their knowledge and get a recognised qualification.

Entry Requirements

To be considered for this course, you must be:

  • a proficient English language user (CEFR Level high C1 or above)
  • educated to the standard required for entry into higher education
  • aged 18+

Duration and Schedule

The course comprises 135 contact hours and an additional 80 hours of individual study. Our forthcoming CELTA course dates are:

CELTA Intensive courses (Monday – Friday)

  • to be announced soon

CELTA Part-time courses

  • 20 September – 10 December 2021 (three weekday mornings)

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for this course is €1,000. There is an additional Cambridge assessment fee of €160.

For part-time courses, it is possible to pay in three instalments.

You can pay your fees via bank trasfer, PayPal or with your credit/debit card.

Course Description

The course aims to give you insight into the fundamentals of English Language Teaching, lesson planning, language analysis, classroom management, and materials selection and design. You will also get hands-on experience by teaching real English language learners and observing a variety of lessons by experienced teachers.

On a typical day, there will be input sessions and workshops in the morning, lesson preparation in the afternoon, teaching practice and feedback in the early evening. As an example, this is what the timetable looks like for the first two days of the second week of our face to face course:

Syllabus details

The course covers all of the topics in the CELTA syllabus:

Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context 

  • understanding the cultural and linguistic backgrounds of learners, and how this might affect their learning of English
  • understanding different learning preferences

Language analysis and awareness 

  • understanding key terminology used in English language teaching
  • applying this terminology in planning and teaching 
  • demonstrating a working knowledge of English grammar, lexis and phonology. 

Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing

  • understanding basic concepts and terminology used for describing reading, listening, speaking and writing skills
  • applying this to teaching 
  • understanding how approaches to texts may vary depending on the purpose
  • making practical use of this in teaching. 

Planning and resources for different teaching contexts 

  • understanding the purpose and principles of planning for effective teaching 
  • selecting and planning the kinds of lessons that are most appropriate for particular learners evaluating lesson preparation and reflecting on this for planning future lessons. 

Developing teaching skills and professionalism 

  • effectively organising the classroom, both in terms of layout and pair/group activities 
  • making appropriate use of a range of materials and resources
    involving learners of different ability levels, enabling them to feel a sense of progress 

For more details of the CELTA Syllabus, please see here.


Assessment is continuous and integrated on the CELTA course. It is based on teaching practice and written assiignments. This means you will be assessed teaching two groups of students for a total of six hours (360 minutes) during the course and you will also complete four short written assignments (750-1000 words each), which your tutors will mark. There is no written exam at the end.


Successful candidates will be awarded the Cambridge CELTA Certificate, issued by Cambridge Assessment English, as well as a detailed report on their progress and achievement.

Application process

If you’ve made up your mind and wish to apply for this course, you need to:

  • complete an application form
  • complete a pre-interview task
  • attend an interview with one of the course tutors.

Click below to download the application form; once you have completed it, please email it to info@acetefl.com and we will get back to you the following day to make arrangements for the pre-interview task and interview.

More information

If you aren’t sure what type of course is most suitable for you or you’d like to discuss your options with one of our tutors, please fill in the form below or email us to schedule an online meeting or call us on +30 2112672499. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.