About CELTA

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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What to expect from an IHCYLT course?

IHCYLT (International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers)

IHCYLT stands for International House Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers, and it is the equivalent of Cambridge University’s CELTYL (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Young Learners).
is a 2-week intensive methodology course
includes 30 hours of input sessions, 2 written assignments, 3 hours of observed teaching practice, 6 hours of classroom observation and at least 7 portfolio tasks
is delivered by visiting native trainers

Above all, expect to be fully engaged, with an attendance rate of 100% and successful completion of the course tasks and assignments.

  1. you attend daily fun and enjoyable input sessions
  2. you get instruction from experienced CELTA/DELTA teacher trainers
  3. you spend 9 hours a day doing coursework (input, lesson planning, observations)
  4. you do some coursework at weekends too (assignments)
  5. you teach two age groups at two different levels
  6. you are given expert support for your lesson planning
  7. you get an overall grade for each of your lessons in relation to the IH criteria
  8. you receive valuable feedback from your tutor and peers
  9. you benefit from access to computers, printers, photocopiers and library resources

Expect to be assessed throughout the course on

your teaching practice

your 4 written assignments, of which

  • assignment 1 focuses on adult learners and learning contexts
  • assignment 2 focuses on an aspect of the language system of English
  • assignment 3 focuses on an aspect of language skills
  • assignment 4 requires reflection on classroom teaching and the identification of action points

your participation in and contribution to the input sessions

Finally, expect support and guidance from your peers and the two course tutors, during

Guided lesson planning before your teaching practice hours0%
Feedback after your teaching practice hours0%
Tutorials held at least twice during the course0%