The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, or CELTA, is a qualification for native (or near native) English speakers looking to teach English as a foreign language. The certificate is specifically designed for those with little or no previous teaching experience, and because it is awarded by Cambridge ESOL, CELTA is one of the few internationally recognised teaching qualifications.
English Language teaching is now very popular and there are very few jobs in the UK for inexperienced teachers, except during the summer. We therefore recommend that applicants anticipate going abroad after their course. During the course, information will be available to assist trainees in finding employment in English language teaching. Once the course is over, trainees are encouraged to keep in touch with the College to assist their development.
If you're still unsure whether this is the course for you, why not visit our Course Information page, or contact us on +44 (0) 131 225 3802. Alternatively, you can e-mail .
Basil Paterson College
66 Queen Street
Edinburgh EH2 4NA
T. +44 (0) 131 225 3802
F. +44 (0) 131 226 6701