A major feature of the CELTA course is that it combines theory with hands-on practice and is composed of five main units of learning:

  • Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning contents.
  • Language analysis and awareness.
  • Language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Planning and resources for different contexts.
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism.

FULL- TIME CELTA four week course (face to face intensive course)

  • Full time face to face at ILC France in Paris with 120 hours in total.
  • There is a mandatory 6 hours of teaching practice for each candidate.
  • Teaching practice, feedback and guided lesson planning take place every morning.
  • Input seminars take place every afternoon.
  • The mandatory 4 written assignments are submitted one per week.
  • Contact and exchange with the trainers is constant every day over the four weeks.

Location : ILC France 13 passage Dauphine 75006 Paris


  • The course covers the general principles of teaching adult classes, at all levels from beginners to post-intermediate: most students throughout the world fall into this category. 
  • Develop an awareness of language and a knowledge of the description of English and apply these in professional practice.
  • Develop an initial understanding of the contexts within which adults learn English, their motivations and the roles of the teacher and the learner.
  • Develop familiarity with the principles and practice of effective teaching to adult learners of English.
  • Develop basic skills for teaching adults in the language classroom.
  • Develop familiarity with appropriate resources and materials for use with adult learners of English for teaching, testing and referencing.


There is no exam on the CELTA course,  assessment is continuous and integrated. « Continuous » means that assessment takes place throughout the course. « Integrated » means that each assessed component contributes to the overall grade and that any one assessed component can cover a number of topics and objectives in the syllabus.
Every course is monitored by an external Cambridge English assessor. There are three components which are assessed:

  • Teaching practice
  • Written assignments
  • Professional development

At the end of the course, candidates are awarded either a PASS A, PASS B or PASS grade. 

For more information on the grades please refer to the syllabus which can be found on the Cambridge Assessment English website. 


CELTA is appropriate for a wide range of people. It is the ideal qualification and a passport to travel for those who want to start English language teaching anywhere in the world.

It is also suitable for people who want a career break or change and for those already teaching English who have no formal qualifications.


The course is only suitable for those who are already proficient in English (i.e. those with a level of written and spoken language equivalent to C2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), or IELTS level 8).

Potential candidates must also be at least 20 years old and be eligible for higher education.

ADMISSION - pre interview task & interview

  • Be at least 20 years of age
  • Have a higher education diploma or equivalent (This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the CELTA Director based on the candidate’s oral interview)
  • Complete the pre-course language evaluation task CELTA Pre-Interview Task  and send it back to
  • Pass a 60-minute interview over the phone or face to face with a CELTA Trainer
  • Have competency in both written and spoken English
  • Have potential to develop the necessary skills to become an effective teacher.


  • ILC France runs courses for 12 candidates on Full- Time courses, divided into two groups for Teaching Practice (TP).


Location : ILC France – 13 passage Dauphine 75006 Paris- France

Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.30 approximately

09.00 – 10.00 Assisted Lesson planning

10.00 – 12.00 Teaching practice

12.15 – 13.00 Feedback

13.45 – 17.30 Input / Seminars


The total cost of the course is 2 010 € per participant (including the Cambridge board fee).

CPF (Compte Personnel de Formation) FUNDING

The CELTA course is elligible for CPF funding

The CPF code for the CELTA is 236805

The CELTA course is registered on the RNCP 3262




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