CELTA is a Cambridge acronym for Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and is the first of the courses that Cambridge provides for teacher training purposes and leads to a Cambridge Qualification. CELTA courses are recognised worldwide and have become a requirement for most reputable language schools. Candidates are given a blend of hands-on teaching experience, teaching methodology and practical classroom techniques. Although no previous teaching background is required to undertake the course, some basic experience is welcome.
CELTA courses are based on a syllabus set by Cambridge and follow clearly defined assessment standards, which provide an important safeguard for the candidates and their employers.