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The CELTA stands for Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages. This is the most widely recognized certificate program for teaching English. It is a 120-hour course, which includes six hours of supervised teaching experience.

Information Sessions for the UT CELTA Program

Come learn about UT CELTA! We are hosting information sessions at the University of Texas at Austin main campus to answer all your questions about our program. Our dates and times are listed below:

  • Coming Soon!

CELTA Intensive Program Dates 2016

  • February 1 - February 26, 2016
  • April 11 - May 6, 2016
  • May 23 - June 17, 2016
  • June 20 - July 15, 2016
  • July 18 - August 12, 2016
  • September 12 - October 7, 2016
  • October 10 - November 4, 2016
  • November 14 - December 13, 2016

Cost of the 2016 January-August CELTA Courses

  • $2,595 ($2,295 if paid in full 45 days before the start of the course)

Payment Policy for the CELTA

We require a $300 non-refundable deposit to hold your space in the course upon acceptance, and the remaining amount of the tuition by three weeks before the first class day. You may obtain a full refund (minus the deposit) two weeks before the start of the course, but after that day, there is no refund. In cases of emergencies, we allow you to withdraw from the course and use your tuition for a course at a later date when space is available.

Topics studied in the CELTA

Your day is divided into learning about teaching and language, and practice teaching. Topics include:

1. Learners and teachers, and the teaching and learning context

2. Language analysis and awareness

3. Language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing

4. Planning and resources for different teaching contexts

5. Developing teaching skills and professionalism

For more information on the CELTA

More detailed information about the CELTA including a detailed course description and curriculum are available from Cambridge University. More information about our course is provided in our course description.


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