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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Why CELTA at IH Bucharest?

The CELTA course is only provided by well-established teacher training centres, and there are such centres in around 70 countries, at the moment. Well, IH Bucharest in Romania is one of that elite selection.


International House was founded in 1953 and is nowadays a network comprising 160 language schools in more than 50 countries. It is world-renowned for innovation in training and it’s been the spearhead in teacher training in the TEFL world for decades.


In fact, the first teacher training course ever, called International House Certificate (IHC), which IH started running in 1962, generated the CELTA course as we know it today. Besides the IHC, around 60 IH centres offer CELTA courses around the world currently, with about 4,000 teachers doing the course with us every year.

IH Bucharest is part of all that impressive training infrastructure and expertise:

  • we’ve been around for more than 16 years, the market leader in business English teaching in Romania
  • we’ve been a member of the European Association for Quality Language Services (EAQUALS) since 2008
  • we won the Award for Teaching Excellence at the 2017/2018 edition of the iStudy Guide Awards
  • our junior unit, English Kids Academy, won The Best Preparation Centre Award in the step-by-step category at the first edition of the “Preparation Centre Awards”, organised by Cambridge Assessment English
  • we received 11 out of 12 points of excellence in the 2018 EAQUALS Inspection

The training you receive at IH Bucharest is bound to be of world-class quality.

Besides, IH Bucharest provides:

  • classrooms equipped with modern technology
  • spacious training rooms with pleasant interior design
  • a library equipped with the latest teaching materials
  • a teachers’ room with computers and Internet access
  • a catering area equipped with a coffee maker, fridge and microwave oven
  • friendly and impeccably professional staff who are always happy to help you

CELTA enrolment

Download the CELTA syllabus and assessment guidelines