About this course

If you are looking for an internationally-recognised qualification in English language teaching, this is the course for you. The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) is aimed at those with little or no previous teaching experience.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE THIS BRITISH COUNCIL COURSE?

  • International recognition and quality assurance - CELTA is one of the most widely-recognised and highly respected qualifications for English language teaching. It is awarded by the University of Cambridge, which ensures quality.
  • Gain knowledge and practical teaching skills - The British Council CELTA course is highly practical and will develop your confidence in the classroom. You will find out about the latest communicative teaching methodologies and have the opportunity to put these into practice in the classroom with real students.
  • Learn in a supportive environment - The British Council has a worldwide reputation for excellence and our experienced and dedicated teacher trainers will guide you to develop as a confident and professional teacher of English.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE COVER?

On the CELTA course you will:

  • attend sessions covering all aspects of teaching English as a second language
  • benefit from directed lesson planning and tutorial support
  • complete six hours of assessed teaching practice 
  • receive constructive feedback on your teaching practice from your tutors and peers
  • complete four assessed assignments (750-1,000 words each)
  • have the opportunity to observe experienced ELT professionals (six hours in total). 

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? 

Candidates are assessed on their teaching practice, professional awareness and written assignments.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE COURSE?

  • You must be 18 years or over to apply.
  • You must have an acceptable level of proficiency in English (both written and spoken). This is assessed on the application task and at the interview stage.
  • You should demonstrate an interest in and an awareness of English language and learning.
  • You should be able to commit the appropriate amount of time necessary to complete the course.

Where is this course taught?

How to register

  • Download the application form and pre-interview task from our Downloads area below or you can collect a copy from the customer service desk.
  • Complete and submit the application and pre-interview task by email
  • If your application has been successful, you will be interviewed by one of our trainers, either in person or by telephone.
  • Finally, if your interview has been successful, you will be offered a place on the course. You can register by paying the course fee in cash, by cheque or by credit/debit card. 
  • After registration, you will receive a reading list and pre-course task.

Dates and prices

Term Prices
Term 1: 18 January 2015 - 23 March2015 (Sunday & Monday every week for 10 weeks) LKR 400,000
Term 2: 3 August 2015 - 28 August 2015 (four week intensive) LKR 400,000
Term 3: 11 October 2015 - 14 December 2015 (Sunday & Monday every week for 10 weeks) LKR 400,000

Prices are subject to change. 

Prices include: reference membership to our English Learning Zone (ELZ) and a British Council course certificate and a University of Cambridge certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Additional costs:  personal stationery.