CELTA FAQs

CELTA – FAQs

What are the pass rates for CELTA?

In 2018 and 2019 we had an 100% pass rate. In fact, we have maintained this exceptional pass rate since 2013!

How is the course assessed?

CELTA assessment is continuous and integrated – this means that you will be assessed for your teaching practice and written assignments completed throughout the course. We keep trainees up to date with their development so you will always be aware of your progress and any areas you may need to work on in order to pass.

Do the course fees include the cost of assessment?

Yes, there are no hidden costs. The course price includes all materials and assessment. If you would like accommodation whilst you are completing your course, we can also arrange this for you.

Do you accept non-native English speakers?

We welcome applications from abroad and we have trainees from other countries on most of our courses; however, you do need a high level of spoken and written English in terms of both accuracy and fluency. Using the CEFR, your level of English should be around C1-C2.

I’m interested in applying but I’ve never taught before/have no English language teaching experience. Can I still apply for CELTA?

Absolutely – no prior teaching experience is required. It is helpful to have personal experience of learning a language, though not a strict requirement.

What happens if I’ve paid for my course and I can’t make it?

In the case of special extenuating circumstances, such as serious illness or family bereavement, we will consider allowing you to withdraw from the course and re-take it at a later date. The replacement course will be offered at no additional cost or at a reduced additional cost according to individual circumstances.

If you are coming to Cambridge from a country which requires a visa to enter the UK and face complications which delay or prevent your arrival, we will offer a full refund for course cancellation.

Outside of the circumstances outlined above, there will be no refunds for cancellation or early withdrawal.

Will there be any teaching opportunities for me after I have graduated?

Yes! Here at Studio, we have great confidence in our newly qualified teachers and our successful CELTA graduates are guaranteed the offer of an interview for one of our summer teaching positions. Thirteen graduates have gone on to teach at Studio in the last 3 years (2017-2019).

How should I prepare for my CELTA course?

All essential materials are provided on the course but we highly recommend doing background reading before you arrive. We will provide a recommended reading list with approved titles. It is very helpful to read a little bit about teaching methodology, student exercises, and English grammar before the course starts.

There are also some online pre-CELTA training courses available from ELTCampus which you may find it useful to complete.

You should be aware that during your course you will be expected to use time outside of the classroom on written assignments and lesson planning, so it is a good idea to plan your time in Cambridge accordingly. The bulk of your lessons will be prepared in your own time.

Please also be aware that, if you are successful in your application, you will be asked to complete a pre-course task.

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