Cambridge CELTA

Cambridge CELTA


For 2022, IH Career College will offer both Mixed (in-person) and fully online CELTA courses.. In 2023 we will also offer fully in-person, full-time course The following formats are now open for registration:

In Person

Full-time In-person (4 weeks):     This is an in-person class  with all learning and teaching practice completed on campus. Trainees must be in Vancouver to take this format. Classes are held Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00

Full-time Mixed (5 weeks):     This is an in-person class with a mix of teaching practice in a face-to-face class and in an online class environment. Trainees must be in Vancouver to take this format. Classes are held Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00.


All online CELTA courses are a mix of live online sessions over Zoom, which includes the teaching practice, and asynchronous study on the CELTA Moodle platform.

Full-time Online (6 weeks):     This is a fully online course. The live sessions are held on Zoom every Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 14:30 Vancouver local time.

Part-time Online (10 weeks):     This is a fully online course. The live sessions are held on Zoom every Tuesday and  Thursday from 17:00 to 21:00 Vancouver local time.

Part-time Online (14 weeks):     This is a fully online course. The live sessions are held on Zoom every Saturday from 9:00 to 14:30 Vancouver local time. There is one evening per week where live session is also held with the trainers.

What is it?

CELTA – Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages is quite simply the most widely recognized and highly-respected initial English language teaching qualification. The course is awarded by the prestigious Cambridge University (Cambridge English Language Assessment) and opens doors to English language teaching jobs around the world. CELTA at IH Career College is also recognized by TESL Canada.

Who is this course for?

Whether you are just starting out or you are already an experienced teacher, CELTA can help you in your teaching career.   Originally designed for new teachers, CELTA provides the training needed to start you on your journey. For existing teachers, there is also great benefit in updating your knowledge, obtaining internationally recognized qualifications, and sharpening your teaching skills.

What will you gain?

By taking CELTA, you will…

  • learn the principles of effective teaching
  • acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners
  • gain valuable hands-on teaching experience
  • receive an invaluable, internationally recognized teaching certificate

What is the schedule like?

CELTA is an intensive course designed to maximize your time and to thoroughly prepare you for your future teaching.

  • Full-time course with 120 contact hours over the duration of the course
  • Held from Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, in person. Inquire for online schedule
  • 6 hours of observed teaching practice of real students at two different levels
  • 6 hours observing other experienced teachers

A typical day on the course would look like this (in person):

Time Session Description
9.00 – 10.15 Input session #1: Classroom management Every day there are two input session given by one of the course tutors. Input sessions cover a range of topics dealing with learner needs, language, skills, teaching techniques, planning, professional development, etc. All CELTA centres create their input sessions to cover the syllabus set out by Cambridge.
10.15 – 10.30 Break
10.30 – 11.45

Input session #2:

Teaching reading

11.45 – 12.30 Teaching Practice Preparation This time is devoted to providing you support for your upcoming lessons. There is one trainer for a maximum of six candidates to ensure ample time for individualized support. As the course progresses, you will learn to become more autonomous and to plan more independently, just like in the real teaching world!
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch A much needed break and a chance to make any last minute preparations for your lessons!
1.30 – 3.30 Teaching Practice Teaching Practice is when you literally practice teaching with a specially arranged group of students; it’s the time to try out the ideas you’ve seen or learned in input and it’s a chance for you to develop your teaching and get feedback on what you do. For half the course you will be teaching elementary students and for half the course intermediate students. Likewise, one tutor will observe half of your lessons and another tutor the other half. Each candidate teaches a total of eight lessons over the four weeks.
3.30 – 3.45 Break A short break and a chance to reflect on the lessons that have just taken place.
3.45 – 4.30 Feedback With your peers and tutor, this session is a chance to discuss the lessons, build upon the strengths, and look at areas for improvement and possible ideas for doing so.
4.30 – 5.00 Wrap-up 30 minutes at the end of day for any final questions, course admin, or anything else that needs to be discussed. You might even get out early from time to time!


Further information

For further information about Cambridge English and CELTA, please visit

Approval by PTIB

This program is approved.

Dates 2023

Full-time (Online):
Mar 6 to Apr 14
May 1 to Jun 9
Jul 3 to Aug 11

Part-time (Online):
Jan 16 to Apr 21 (14 weeks)
Feb 27 to May 5 (10 weeks)
May 8 to Aug 11 (14 weeks)
Sep 11 to Dec 15 (14 weeks)
Sep 25 to Dec 1 (10 weeks) 

Full-time (Mixed) - In person: 
Jan 16 to Feb 17
Sep 5 to Oct 6

Full-time - In person: 
Jun 5 to Jun 30
Jul 3 to Jul 28

Price (CAD)

Online: $2495 + $175 (reg. fee) + $50 (mat. fee)
Mixed & In-person: $2595 + $175 (reg. fee) + $50 (mat. fee)