The Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) is the most widely recognised qualification for those entering the field of teaching English as a foreign language. Focusing on developing practical teaching techniques, it provides you with the skills needed to begin a career teaching English as a foreign language and makes finding work in a language school easier.
The Cambridge CELTA is one of only two TEFL qualifications that are listed by the British Council as an acceptable teaching qualification that meets their requirements and standards. It is recognised by language schools around the world and is most often requested by employers. Whether you would like to teach English language in New Zealand or abroad, the CELTA is the best place to start.
At the ELA, the language school of the University of Auckland, we have been training teachers for many years and our experienced tutors are ready to help you gain your internationally recognised TEFL certification.
Our online full-time CELTA course takes 5 weeks from Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm. All elements of the online course are delivered remotely, which allows you to study from anywhere. With dynamic workshops and input sessions via our online learning platform, the online course has the same positive, professional and supportive learning environment as our face-to-face course. Also, the CELTA qualification itself has exactly the same depth of study and recognition as our face-to-face CELTA course.
The CELTA course covers a range of topics:
- 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 teaching contexts
- developing teaching skills and professionalism
2022 Course Dates
Thursday 13 January – Wednesday 16 February 2022 (Full Time) *CELTA Online*
We also have face-to-face CELTA courses, please see the course dates below:
Saturday 12 March – Thursday 19 May 2022 (Part-Time)
Monday 14 November – Friday 09 December 2022 (Full Time)
$3,400 (Full time) - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OF $100 APPLIES IF DEPOSIT IS PAID AT LEAST 6 WEEKS IN ADVANCE OF START DATE
$3,500 (Part-time) - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OF $100 APPLIES IF DEPOSIT IS PAID AT LEAST 6 WEEKS IN ADVANCE OF START DATE
Why study at the ELA?
Global reputation: Choose to study at the English language school of the University of Auckland, a world top 100 university and the leading university in New Zealand.
Support: We have a dedicated Student Support Team offering pastoral care and accommodation support. Before a course starts, the Student Support Team will send you a welcome pack including important information and materials needed for your course. Also, an IT workshop will be held to help you with any technical issues you have. In addition, your teachers will keep track of your progress and provide individual support throughout the course.
International connections: Meet, make friends and learn English with people from around the world. Each year the ELA welcomes students from over 35 countries into our English language courses.
Teaching excellence: Learn from highly qualified and experienced teachers. The ELA employs experienced teachers with degrees and TESOL qualifications, who are all dedicated to helping you reach your goals. ELA teachers use a communicative language teaching approach, where interaction and communication are the main aims of study. Lessons involve active learning through pair and group work, in which teachers facilitate communication and provide you with every opportunity to practice your language skills.
Direct pathways into New Zealand’s top tertiary institutions: Meet the English language requirements for entry to programmes at the University of Auckland and some other New Zealand tertiary institutions.
English language testing: We are an accredited IELTS and PTE Academic testing centre.