Cambridge CELTA

(Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)

Course Description

This is an introductory course designed primarily for inexperienced teachers and is mainly concerned with the “how” of teaching. It is considered to be a solid foundation for teaching English as a foreign language.
The course is recognised by EFL organisations world-wide and the certificate is the most highly respected of its kind in the world.

The Cambridge Certificate requires an attendance of 120 hours over 4 weeks. The course offers methods of English language analysis which will develop the EFL teacher’s ability to make the language more meaningful to foreign learners at all levels.

The course also aims to develop and broaden the prospective EFL teacher’s knowledge of language skills, correction techniques and pronunciation. In addition, it gives the teacher an ability to supplement and criticise available textbooks and materials, and to create their own.

The presentation and practice of new language items are dealt with in detail and give the EFL teacher confidence in a variety of methods. Syllabus and timetabling are also covered on the course.

CELTA dates 2020:

Course type City Dates Schedule Time Early Bird Fee Full fee
Full-time Kyiv 01 – 26.06.2020 Mon-Fr 9:00-17:30 31 000 UAH 33 000 UAH
Full-time Kyiv 29.06 – 24.07 2020 Mon-Fr 9:00-17:30 31 000 UAH 33 000 UAH
Full-time Kyiv 27.07 – 21.08.2020 Mon-Fr 9:00-17:30 31 000 UAH 33 000 UAH
Part-time Kyiv 9.10 – 26.12.2020 Fr, Sat 17:00-20:00, 9:30-17:30 31 000 UAH 33 000 UAH
Full-time Uzhgorod 27.07- 21.08.2020 Mon-Fr 9:00-17:30 31 000 UAH 33 000 UAH

Early bird fee is valid 2 months before the course starts

Make a call: (050) 200 80 89

Our Tutors

Tetiana Tereshchenko (click)⬇️

IHCTL and Diploma in TEFL (Colchester, VT, USA)
IHC tutor since 1997
CELTA Tutor/Assessor since 2002
✅ Delta Module 2 Tutor since 2015
CELTA/IHC tutor trainer

I have been working for IH Kyiv for 23 years. I am the Head of Teacher Training, conduct TT courses and travel a lot to run and assess CELTA in Ukraine and abroad (Romania, Northern Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Georgia). I love what I have been doing and I am proud to have trained about 400 CELTA candidates, 8 Delta ones and 15 CELTA trainers.

Amir Landa (click below)⬇️

BA in Communication – University of Massachusetts
☑️ CELTA, YL Extension to the CELTA
☑️ Delta
☑️ CELTA and YL Extension Trainer

Amir has been working as a CELTA and YL Extension Trainer in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia since 2012, and has trained up teachers on CELTA courses in Kyiv and Lviv, Ukraine. He loves supporting new and experienced teachers in their development and watching them blossom into creative and independent practitioners. Amir also loves playing the guitar and hanging out with his dog.

Olena Lysytsya (click below)⬇️

Olena has been teaching EFL for the last 15 years and has been a teacher trainer for about 12 years already. As an approved IHWO tutor Olena has presented and administered IH Teacher Training courses for IH Kyiv (IHCTL, IHCYLT, IHVYL).
Olena has been a CELTA teacher trainer since August 2019.
Olena’s teaching principles have always been as follows:
1. Your students are your ‘course’ designers.
2. Less successful lessons are your areas to work on – think over them.
3. Peer observations and self-observations are opportunities for new ideas and new techniques. Exploit them to the maximum!
4. Your lesson preparation time is about planning proactive and reactive measures.
5. Never stop developing and improving your professional skills.
6. And never forget: Teaching is your superpower! Use it wisely!

Tetiana Ivanova (click below)⬇️

Tetiana has been teaching EFL and providing training for teachers for more than 20 years. She has been an IHCTL teacher trainer since 2018 and a CELTA teacher trainer since August 2019.
She worked as a teacher trainer for the Pearson Publishing House, too.
Tetiana encourages trainees to master new approaches and techniques in teaching English and inspires them to professional development and growth.
Her recommendations for CELTA candidates are as follows:
✏️ Be prepared to work a lot to meet the course requirements but your effort is going to be fully rewarded in the end.
✏️ Enjoy what you are doing and your students will appreciate it and will enjoy your classes. ✏️ Be open to new ideas – they may help you make your lessons both professional and inspiring to learners.

Svitlana Starykova (click below)⬇️

✔️ CELTA tutor since 2019
✔️ CELT-P/S tutor since 2019
✔️ Teacher Trainer for 12 years, creating and delivering seminars for teachers
✔️ International Speaking Examiner for 15 years
I have been teaching English for 27 years.
I love helping teachers progress and develop into keen professionals with lots of interesting ideas for teaching adults and Young Learners.

Are you interested in the course?

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+38 044 394 80 88
+38 098 297 40 97
+38 050 200 80 89

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Teaching Practice and Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course and takes place every day. It is related to the areas covered in the input sessions. Trainees work in groups of six with small classes of students to get experience of teaching at different levels (beginners to advanced). Lessons are discussed by TP groups and tutors after TP.
Trainees also observe at least 8 hours of lessons given by qualified teachers. Additional time is required for lesson preparation and written assignments. As the course is full-time and very intensive it is impossible to have any other commitments during the period of the course. Trainees will find they have to work in the evenings and at weekends.

What does CELTA involve?

  • Teaches you the principles of effective teaching
  • Provides a range of practical skills for teaching English to adults
  • Gives you hands-on teaching practice
  • Builds your confidence

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There are five main units of learning:

  • 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

You will be assessed throughout the course, with no final examination. An external assessor, appointed by Cambridge ESOL, moderates each course.

There are two components of assessment:

Teaching Practice
You will teach for a total of 6 hours, working with classes at two levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance at the end of the six hours.

Written Assignments
You will complete four written assignments: one focusing on adult learning; one on the language system of English; one on language skills; and one on classroom teaching.


Assessment is carried out on a continuous basis and there are three assessed components: professional development, assessment of teaching practice and written assignments. There is at least one individual tutorial (mid-course), where trainees have a chance to discuss their progress to date with a tutor. The Certificate is awarded to candidates who have satisfactorily fulfilled all the requirements of the scheme. Candidates must be present for at least 80% of each component of the course in order to pass, although 100% attendance is expected.

Participants in the course are advised that they should have no other commitments for the duration of the course.
A “Pass” is awarded to candidates whose performance overall in the teaching practice and on the written assignments meets the specified criteria. These criteria are available for inspection at International House.
A “Pass Grade B” is awarded to candidates whose performance on the written assignments meets the specified criteria and who have demonstrated in their teaching practice a level of achievement significantly higher than that required to meet pass-level criteria in relation to classroom teaching skills.
A “Pass Grade A” is awarded to candidates whose performance on the written assignments meets the specified criteria and who have demonstrated in their teaching practice a level of achievement significantly higher than that required to meet pass level criteria in relation to planning for effective teaching, classroom teaching skills and an awareness of teaching and learning processes.

These standards are set by UCLES Examination Board in Cambridge, who send an outside assessor to evaluate each course.
International House will also supply a written report for each candidate to indicate specific strengths and areas needing development. IH will send out provisional grades a few days after the course. These will be confirmed on receipt of the official certificates from Cambridge approximately 2 months after the course. The course tutor’s decision is final and there is no appeals procedure, although there is a complaints procedure. It is important to note that the offer of a place does not in itself guarantee success in obtaining the certificate.

Course Requirements

Applicants for the course should have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables them to follow the course and complete the assignments. They should have a standard of education that would allow them entry to Higher Education in their country. Candidates must be 20 years old at the start of the course.

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Recommended Books

  • A Course in English Language Teaching – Penny Ur (CUP)
  • Teaching Practice Handbook – Gower and Walters (Heinemann)
  • Learning Teaching – Scrivener (Heinemann)1
  • A Practical English Grammar – Thompson and Martinet (OUP)
  • Practical English Usage – Michael Swan (OUP)1
  • English Grammar in Use – Raymond Murphy (CUP)1

1 Highly recommended

It is advisable to buy your own copy of Scrivener, Swan and Murphy prior to the course.
Additional books will be available for reference at International House.

Special discount for IH teachers available.

As soon as you are accepted on the course you should pay your deposit. We cannot reserve a place on the course until the deposit – 30% of the cost – has been received. The balance of the total fees must be paid prior to the start of the course. In the case of cancellation made later than two weeks before the start of the course, requests for refund of fees (excluding deposit) can only be considered if we have been able to fill the place at short notice.
If you are using an intermediary bank to transfer the fee, there will be an additional charge up to 25 GBP.

Course Application

To apply for the course, you need to fill out the Application Form and complete the Pre-Course Task. Both of them are available in one document titled CELTA Application Form (new application forms will be available shortly!).

Visa regulations:
For 90 days citizens of EU, the USA, Canada and the UK are free to come without a visa for Ukraine (but not from Australia). We are not authorised to provide our candidates with any kind of visa support

Please see the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for visa clarification

After you have completed the forms, please e-mail them to
bq. Are you interested in the course?

Call us:
+38 044 394 80 88
+38 098 297 40 97
+38 050 200 80 89

Or send us an email >>