Cambridge CELTA



Fully Online CELTA Course

As the global pandemic situation is still ongoing, we have found a solution to deliver the full CELTA course to you using online means. The course itself is aimed to be a staging point in teacher training, but it can be very useful for those without teaching experience, as well as for experience teachers who would like to improve their skills. The timetable for the course is 120 hours for 5 weeks, and now the training is done fully online, as you will get the same certificate.

Advantages of the ONLINE course?

✅no flights costs
✅no accommodation costs
✅no visa headaches
✅same CELTA certificate as the face-to-face course
✅an extra week of online teaching preparation
✅not having to step outside of your safe haven!
✅post-course support (2 tutor-guided lesson planning sessions) + 2 hours of experienced tutor face-to-face observations supported with a written feedback from experienced CELTA tutor)
✅opportunity to teach around the world
✅ a step into TEFL world

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We understand that teaching online in a virtual classroom may be new to most of our clients, and we would like to assure you that the opening week of the course will be dedicated to making your transition to online teaching as smooth as possible. Our staff is fully trained in using the online platform for the course and will help and guide you through the platform. Also during the first week your classes will be unassessed, while you will have the opportunity to observe experienced teachers, as well as receive training with the online platform itself.

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The most important part of the course is teaching a group of real students in a virtual environment. Each candidate will usually have 2 lessons a week, 45 minutes each, that will be assessed by your trainers. You will be able to observe the lessons of other candidates and they, in turn, will observe your lessons. This part is so important because it allows you to test your newly acquired teaching skills in practice.

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The theoretical part of the course that you will be putting into practice as described in the previous paragraph will be done during online input sessions where your trainers will help you explore new methodology, as well as familiarizing with Zoom online platform used globally for teaching online. Also you will work together with other candidates and learn to use new means of presenting your lessons. These new skills will allow you to improve and expand your knowledge and greatly help you in your real work as a teacher.

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No training is complete without thorough analysis of your teaching practice. Both your trainers and your fellow candidates will have plenty of time online after each practical lesson that you’ve taught during the day to discuss and analyze your performance and provide valuable feedback that will allow you to fulfill your potential and vastly improve your teaching skills. Your trainers will work with you closely to disseminate each point of assessment of your lessons.

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You will also work with your trainers on planning and organizing your lessons. This important part will be done individually as your trainers will help you put the theory you’ve learned during input into practice, and make suggestions on how you can make your lessons better. This part is the perfect combination of theory and practice using an individual approach to each candidate.

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Your average day during the course will consist of two input sessions where you learn theory, teaching practical lessons online, feedback from your trainers and other candidates and planning your next lesson with your trainers. You will also have to complete four written assignments during the course, aimed at consolidating your knowledge and newly acquired skills.

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❓Is Fully Online CELTA any different from Online CELTA?
✔️• The formats of these two courses differ in a way that in Online CELTA only the input sessions are done online, while lesson planning, teaching practice and feedback are face to face. The Fully Online CELTA has, as the name suggests, all the course components done online, however, upon successful completion of the course you will get the same CELTA certificate.

❓What advantages does the Fully Online CELTA have?
✔️You will not have to travel anywhere. Imagine not having to pay money for travelling and accommodation, as well as not having to bother with the legal aspects of entry if you are taking the course in another country.
✔️In addition, you will save all the money you would otherwise have spent on living in another country for a month.
✔️You will learn additional skills of utilizing online platforms for teaching, not normally covered in the Online CELTA course.

❓Why do different centres have different durations of course?
✔️Centres reserve the right to determine the exact duration of the course based on various practical aspects, such as candidate needs and staffing capability. But don’t worry, as these discrepancies are minimal, and you will receive the same contents regardless.

❓Why is IH Kyiv offering a 5-week course instead of the usual 4-week one?
✔️We have decided to ease the intensity of a 4-week course and to give candidates more time to familiarize with online aspects of teaching.

❓Will the amount of input be the same as in face to face courses?
✔️Definitely yes.

❓Will the input sessions be live?
✔️There will be both live and recorded input sessions.

❓How is the practical component going to be implemented?
✔️The Zoom online platform has all the means to satisfy the demands of practical aspects of the course. You will teach real students in a virtual classroom, while your trainers will also be present during these online sessions.

❓Are lesson planning and feedback sessions going to be live?
✔️Yes, they are.

❓Will the certificate be different?
✔️No, upon successful completion of the course you will get the same CELTA certificate.

❓How can I physically obtain my certificate after the course?
✔️It will be sent to your address by post.

❓What is the time for the certificate to arrive?
✔️As it is usual for CELTA course, the time will be about 6-7 weeks for the certificates to arrive from Cambridge to the Centre, plus about 2 weeks as we mail them to you.

(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.

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Course dates 2020:

Course type City Dates Schedule Time Early Bird Fee Full fee Enrollment
ONLINE Kyiv 26.05.-26.06.2020 Mon-Fri 9:00-17:30 31000 UAH 33000 UAH Registration is closed
ONLINE Kyiv 29.09 – 30.10.2020 Mon-Fr 9:00-17:30 31000 UAH 33000 UAH in progress
Part-time Kyiv 9.10 – 26.12.2020 Fr, Sat 17:00-20:00, 9:30-17:30 31000 UAH 33000 UAH in progress
Full-time Kyiv 05.07.2021 – 30.07.2021 Mon-Fr 9:00-17:30 Early Bird – up to up 05.06.2021 31000 UAH 33000 UAH Forms to be submitted up to 30.06.2020
Full-time Kyiv 02.08.2021 – 27.08.2021 Mon-Fr 9:00-17:30 Early Bird – up to up 02.07.2021 31000 UAH 33000 UAH Forms to be submitted up to 28.07.2020
  • Certificate fee 128£ is due to pay additionally

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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.

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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?

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

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