Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

CELTA is the most widely recognised English teaching qualification in the world. It’s the qualification most often requested by employers; three out of four English language teaching jobs require a CELTA qualification.

Dates and Fees

What's in the CELTA course?

The CELTA course covers the principles of effective teaching, and gives you a range of teaching techniques and practical experience. You get hands-on teaching practice and observation of experienced teachers, and you’ll apply your learning by delivering communicative teaching with English language learners.


Why choose CELTA at IH Bratislava?



"After having lived and worked in London for the last 20 years, I reached a point where I was ready to change the course of my life. After finishing my master’s degree in Education, I started to look for something to give me that extra edge and a solid starting point in pursuing my teaching career. Then I came across CELTA. At first, I was not sure if CELTA would be what I needed.
But I decided to pursue the certificate, and I am delighted to say that it was the best thing I could have done. You see, speaking a language and teaching it to other people are two very different things.
Being a very intensive 4-week course, CELTA was packed with all the inside of how to approach language materials and turn them into a tool for effective communicative English language teaching. In combination with our tutors’ fantastic and constant support, real classroom teaching experiences and very well-sourced materials, it took me on a journey of self and language discovery. By the end of it I was ready to step in any classroom, anywhere in the world and teach away!
Big thanks go to International House in Bratislava for organizing it and of course to our wonderful, experienced and knowledgeable tutors without who it would not be possible!"
Lada, Greater London

"Before the CELTA course, I had been teaching only one-on-one online English lessons. I couldn't imagine being able to conduct an effective lesson with more than one student. The course taught me, however, various methods and ways to deal with more students in one class effectively and efficiently. Moreover, I think that now I prefer group lessons over individual ones, which I thought would never happen.
Thanks to the course I have also met and made friends with awesome people who taught me a lot about teaching English. With my tutors and trainee peers we have constantly exchanged opinions and ideas on how to hone our teaching techniques and create the lessons which our students would enjoy attending. Participation in the course really was an invaluable experience, and I can´t recommend it highly enough for all those who are serious about teaching English.
And finally, a special thanks goes to our amazing tutors Laura and Stephanie whose passion and love for English is genuine and contagious. As you said Laura: “people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”, and you made us feel wonderful the whole course."


Who is CELTA for?

  • New teachers starting their career
  • First-language English speakers and non-first-language speakers
  • Teachers with some experience who want to develop their skills
  • Teachers who want to travel and teach English

You can take CELTA in many schools all over the world, and in Slovakia – it is IH Bratislava.

We can run the CELTA course in Bratislava also thanks to Erasmus+ (OID E10155217).

Course overview