CELTA ONLINE - Giga International House



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Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages.

CELTA: initial TEFL qualification that will open doors and can change your life…

The CELTA (University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is the most widely recognised qualification within the English language teaching (ELT) profession.
Awarded by the University of Cambridge ESOL , the CELTA Online can open up a whole world of exciting teaching opportunities around the world. Most language schools worldwide require their teachers to have such a certificate, as it guarantees that a basic level of teaching competence has been achieved by the teacher.

The Cambridge CELTA Course Online consists of two elements. Successful candidates must complete:

A course of flexible online self-study;
A programme of face-to-face teaching practice.
For a detail account of what the CELTA Online course is about, please visit the Cambridge website here.
For a course brochure in PDF format, please click here, and for as a demo video click here.

The CELTA Online is designed for teachers who are starting a career in education, looking for a career change, or looking to develop their repertoire and want the flexibility of doing part of the course at a distance.

CELTA Online is not only for native speakers of English; it is also a great opportunity for Italian teachers of English, as it offers rewards in terms of both personal professional development and enhanced job prospects. However, the required command of English is that of Proficiency or C1 within the Common European Framework of Reference, i.e. close to native speaker’s competence.

The CELTA Online will:
provide you with a sound basis in language teaching practice and give you confidence in the classroom;
give you the training you need to help you meet the challenge of your new profession, wherever you are in the world;
provide you with a sound base of modern English teaching that will complement your classroom practice;
help you learn techniques to improve your interaction with speakers of other languages.
Once you have gained your qualification you will have the skills and knowledge to teach English at any level to a wide variety of students in almost any country in the world where English is a requirement for work, leisure and life.

For extra information on CELTA Online visit the University of Cambridge.

The CELTA Online course is an introduction to the teaching of English as a foreign language and aims to lay a firm foundation on which a teacher can build as s/he gains experience. During the course, the following aspects are covered:

  • Introduction to the underlying principles of teaching language;
  • Ways of presenting new language items;
  • Techniques for further practice with emphasis on speaking;
  • Use of visual aids, drama techniques and video;
  • The listening skill, including use of taped material;
  • The reading skill, including use of authentic material and readers;
  • The writing skill;
  • Using, Adapting, Creating and exploiting materials and course books;
  • Alternative approaches to language teaching;
  • Analysis of language from a foreign learner’s point of view;
  • Correction techniques;
  • Teaching pronunciation;
  • To see the complete CELTA syllabus, please click here.

Syllabus Overview
This document outlines the syllabus and assessment criteria for CELTA.

The following syllabus is a reflection of the pre-service entry point of prospective candidates and outlines both the subject knowledge and the pedagogic knowledge and skills required for beginner ESOL teachers.

The syllabus consists of five units of learning that deal with specific topic areas in the teaching of ESOL.

  • Unit 1 Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context;
  • Unit 2 Language analysis and awareness;
  • Unit 3 Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing;
  • Unit 4 Planning and resources for different teaching contexts;
  • Unit 5 Developing teaching skills and professionalism.

Acceptance on the course is not automatic. All candidates must fill out the application form and pre interview task and e-mail or fax them back to us.

For Cambridge assessment purposes, it is also necessary to send a hard copy of the application form complete with passport photo.

Interviews can be conducted by telephone or at Giga; we will contact you to make arrangements following receipt of your forms.

E-mail applications should be sent to the following address:

Hard copies should be sent to:

  • Teacher Training Department
    Giga International House – Catania

    Viale M.Rapisardi, 23
    95123 Catania

Payment details

Please refrain from making any payments until you are advised to do so. You will be instructed on how to make your payment once you have been successfully interviewed, accepted and offered a place on a course.

Candidates who are accepted 8 weeks or more prior to the start of the course should ensure that all course fees and accommodation fees are transferred within fifteen working days, to secure their place.

Candidates accepted within 8 weeks of the starting date should transfer fees within ten working days, and candidates accepted within 4 weeks of the course should transfer funds within 48 hours to avoid the place being re-allocated.


In the case of cancellation six weeks or more before the course starting date, 20% ofthe total fee will be retained. With less than six weeks’ notice, 50% of our total fee will be retained. If cancellation occurs in the final ten days before the starting date the total fee will be retained.

However, in certain exceptional circumstances we will consider transferring the fees to another course.

No transfer is made if notice is insufficient to allow for the finding of a substitute candidate. In the event of a course being cancelled all fees will be refunded.

Late Cancellations

Once the course has started, there is no possible refund. For this reason, you might consider taking out an insurance policy in order to be covered in case anything happen and you needed to leave the course.

How to pay

For more information on how to pay, please send us an email to: direzionedidattica@gigact.com
– to the attention of Robert Martinez, CELTA Administrator.

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