CELTA stands for “Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults”. It is the original certificate course in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) or teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), and it has been running for four decades. It is highly respected and recognized globally, with 7 out of 10 employers worldwide asking applicants to have it.

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IH SuperTeacher Challenge

The IH Super Teacher Challenge has a winner! The entries were filed and processed, the three British and Romanian jurors did their job, the 5 finalists completed their CELTA applications and… Oksana came top in the contest. Although she still finds it unbelievable, she’s “more than ready to dive into the CELTA world”!

This was one of the rarest contests globally whose prize was a tuition-free CELTA course for teachers. International House Bucharest is happy and excited to have been one of the very few language centres in the world that organised such a challenge. We hope the contestants had fun and we would like to thank all the participants and the assessors for their effort and dedication.

And now let August come, with its free CELTA course for the winner at IH Bucharest’s Teacher Training Centre!

Do you want to activate your Teaching Super Powers and really make a difference in your students’ lives?


If you’re up for it, International House Bucharest (IHB), the most innovative Teacher Training Centre in Romania, is here to give you a FREE CELTA course in August 2020!


Yes, that’s right! A completely free-of-charge teaching qualification course accredited by Cambridge University and run by IHB.


Five finalists will be shortlisted on 21 June, and the winner will be announced on 30 June 2020!

CELTA is the most popular internationally recognised qualification for teachers of English to adults. Holding that Cambridge-sealed certificate is having the key to the exciting world of well-paid teaching jobs wherever in the world.

What do I have to do to WIN?


It’s simple!


Sign up for the “IH SuperTeacher Challenge”!


Complete and submit the application form below by 14 June 2020, along with a 3-minute video recording. And then get ready for an astounding once-in-a-lifetime learning experience!

The video will:

✓ be in ENGLISH

✓ include a very brief presentation of yourself

✓ mention briefly your teaching experience (if you’re already a teacher) OR the reasons why you want to become a teacher (if you’re not one yet)

✓ describe clearly two innovative student-centred classroom activities for improving your students' fluency in real-life communicative contexts


NOTA BENE: The activities should be as ORIGINAL as possible and aimed at adult students. Our Educational board will then analyse all the applications carefully and select the most talented and original teaching ideas!


THE WINNER will be announced on 30 June 2020.

Please read the rules of the contest carefully before applying.

Application form


Welcome to the competition which offers you the opportunity of a lifetime! You can win a fully-paid CELTA course at International House Bucharest, the August 2020 Edition.


Please complete the application form below by 14 June 2020 in order to be part of this challenge.

Please submit the 3-minute video saved with your Full Name to marketing@ih.ro

IH SuperTeacher Challenge