CELTA Certification Course India 2017- Eligibility, Fees & Career Prospects

Want to become an English teacher?

Or you can push your dreams a notch higher and pursue a career in teaching English abroad.

Though it sounds daunting at first, it is only a small series of steps that can get you there.

One of these steps is enrolling for Teaching English as a Foreign Language courses like CELTA. In this article, I have listed everything you need to know about CELTA, your ticket to a global teaching career.

Read on to explore every facet of CELTA certification:

What is CELTA?

CELTA is a certification course solely designed for the people willing to pursue a career in teaching English. The certification is conducted by the Cambridge English Language Assessment in association with International House London.

CELTA Career Prospects

CELTA certification is recognized across the globe. The certification makes one eligible to teach English in any of one’s preferred countries. The best online places to find these jobs are:

But there is one thing you need to pay great attention to. If you are really serious about teaching English in an exotic location, learning the native language of that country or region will boost your chances manifold.

With CELTA certification, you can also work as a teacher with the British Council centers in India.

English is already the third widely spoken language in the world after Chinese and Spanish, and the number of its speakers and those who wish to become eloquent in this language is constantly upsurging. Many academies teaching spoken English in India also recognise CELTA certification. In other words, with a CELTA certification, you can work with English teaching centers and for flexible hours and make hefty income.

However, if teaching abroad is on your list, you must also consider learning the native language of the country you wish to work in.

CELTA British Council Centres

In India, CELTA centers are spread in the following four states:

  • Chennai

British Council Division, British Deputy High Commission, 737 Anna Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 002
Telephone number: +91 120 4569000; +91 120 6684353
Fax number: +91 44 4205 0688
Email address: IndiaCustomercare@britishcouncil.org

For more details, click here.

  • Kolkata

British Council, L&T Chambers, 1st Floor, 16 Camac Street, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017
Telephone number: 0120 4569000/0120 6684353
Fax: +91 33 2282 4804
Email: IndiaCustomercare@britishcouncil.org

For more details, click here.

  • New Delhi

British Council 17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi – 110001
Telephone No.: +91 120 4569000 ; +91 120 6684353
Fax: +91 11 2371 0717
Email: IndiaCustomercare@britishcouncil.org

For more details, click here.

  • Mumbai Centre

British Council, 901, Tower 1, One Indiabulls Centre, Elphinstone Road (West) Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 013
Telephone No.: +91 120 4569000, +91 120 6684353
Fax: +91 22 6748 6814
Email: IndiaCustomercare@britishcouncil.org

For more details, click here.

CELTA Course Fee

For CELTA India centers, the total course fee is Rs. 1,45,000.

Read Also: TEFL vs TESL vs TESOL vs CELTA [2017] – What’s The Difference?

How to Apply for CELTA?

You can download the CELTA application form here. Completed application form needs to be emailed to the relevant email id. The 2017 admission calendars for different CELTA centers in India are as under:

CHENNAI

How to Apply for CELTA In Chennai?

Inquiries and applications can be sent to Haima.Senthilkumar@in.britishcouncil.org.

NEW DELHI

How to Apply for CELTA In New Delhi?

Inquiries and applications can be sent to celta.enquiry@britishcouncil.org.

MUMBAI

How to Apply for CELTA In Mumbai?

Inquiries and applications can be sent to celta.enquiry@britishcouncil.org.

KOLKATA

How to Apply for CELTA In Kolkata?

Inquiries and applications can be sent to roshan.choudhury@britishcouncil.org.

Once you have completed and sent the application forms, your applications are evaluated by the professionals at the relevant centre. If they are satisfied with your particulars, you will be sent some tests to further assess your language proficiency. Once you get through this phase, you then have to appear for an interview, which is the final step in the selection process.

CELTA Syllabus

Following is the syllabus for CELTA certification:

  • 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

You can go through the complete syllabus here.

CELTA Duration

The duration of CELTA depends on the way you choose to take the course, i.e. full-time, part time, or online. The duration for different modes is as under:

Full-time: 4-5 weeks

Part time: From a few months to a year

Online: Duration varies from individual to individual

What is CELTA Online?

The online course is a combination of online learning and offline (face-to-face) teaching practice.

Every kind of theoretical and practical teaching knowledge is delivered through online mode. However, for lesson planning and teaching practice, you need to commute to your CELTA center.

Here is a video featuring some students sharing their experience with CELTA online:

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Got some more questions? Read the FAQs here.

CELTA Eligibility

To apply for CELTA, you must be at least 20 years old. You must be proficient in both written and spoken English.

CELTA Result

CELTA result is released online in the form of a Statement of Results within four to six weeks after the exam, for offline (paper-based) exams. In the case of a computer-based exam, the result is announced within two to three weeks of the exam. You can check your CELTA result by logging into this link.

All the details pertaining CELTA result can be read here.

CELTA Result Validity

CELTA scores are valid throughout the lifetime.

Is CELTA certification right for you?

CELTA is an expensive and demanding course. So before you enroll yourself for CELTA certification, you must know whether it will really add value to your career or not. Here are some of the reasons for taking CELTA, if you see these benefits in alignment with your career prospects, you must enroll for CELTA.

  • CELTA boosts your chances to teach English abroad
  • CELTA teaches you to engage your students by providing hands-on training
  • CELTA gives you the confidence to go out and teach to a bunch of people speaking different languages
  • If you are already an English teacher, CELTA files and updates your abilities and boosts your chances of getting better teaching projects.

CELTA can give wings to your English teaching career. It can give you that edge that can make all the difference. However, as I already said, it is a demanding course, both financially and otherwise. So it is wise that you research well before opting for it.

If you still have any queries regarding the test, shoot them in the comment section below, I would be glad to help 🙂

Posted by Samiksha Kaintura

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9 Comments

  1. farheenfulwala89@gmail.com'
    Farheen Fulwala April 27, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Baag e Khwaja, ground floor, Azad Chowk, Nehru Nagar 1, Amrapali,Raiya Road

  2. shaheensopariwala@hotmail.com'

    Native-speakers are preferred over non-native speakers, so the employment opportunities to teach abroad diminishes.Please focus light on this.

  3. mozammelhussain87510@gmail.com'
    Mozammel Hussain July 21, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I want to persue CELTA course to boost my teaching skills in English. Please guide me.

  4. faizmunsi3249@gmail.com'

    i want to know ,what is the qualifications for celta course.
    and how can we take admission.

  5. iffathunnisa64@gmail.com'

    What is the minimum qualification for taking a CELTA course?

  6. nazneen786_fatima@yahoo.com'

    is celta certificate useful and needed for teaching subjects other than english like science,maths in other countries.

  7. najila05@gmail.com'

    Is the course fee is applicable to the course and materials or only for course itself…?

  8. vasanthabommina@gmail.com'

    With CELTA certification, will I be eligible to teach English in countries, where it is not their native language.

  9. ulkamalji@gmail.com'

    Will it help if I want to teach children belonging to a Cambridge school in India itself ??

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