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180+ trainees take a CELTA with IH Izmir every year.

30% of all CELTA candidates globally are trained by International House centres.


CELTA is for you if you are...


...starting a career in English language teaching.

CELTA gives you the training you need to start your career as an English language teacher. You'll cover the fundamentals of teaching practice, with the aim of helpng you gain confidence in the classroom. 

...looking for a new career or want a career break.

If you're looking for a career change and want to live and work in fascinating places around the world, CELTA can give you the training you need to adjust to a dynamic and challenging new profession.

photo2 English teacher without a formal qualification yet.

CELTA gives you the opportunity to develop your teaching practice, confirm our ability, and help you secure a better teaching position.


How long is the course?

10-week part-time

Designed around the lives of working teachers, the 10-week part-time course is perfect for those who don't want to stop working in order to complete the CELTA.

The 10-week course consists of teaching practice on Monday and Wednesday between 6pm-10pm. Input sessions are run on Saturday between 10am-6pm.

4-week intensive full-time

The quickest route to CELTA, the 4-week course is intensive and rewarding. The full-time course runs Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm.


What does the course cover?

Whatever format you choose, your course will:

  • teach you the principles of effective teaching
  • provide a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners
  • give you hands-on teaching practice

 CELTA covers five key topics:

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


How will I be assessed?

photo4You will be assessed throughout the course and your final grade is based on your progress by the end of the course.

The main way you are assessed is through teaching practice - you will teach for a total of 6 hours, working with classes at two levels of ability. You will also complete four written assignments.

Download the full CELTA syllabus at


Show you have what it takes to be an English language teacher

CELTA is one of the most widely taken TEFL/TESOL qualifications. It can provide you with the skills, knowledge and hands-on practice to follow a rewarding career in teaching, either at home or abroad.

Further information can be obtained at Bu e-Posta adresi istenmeyen posta engelleyicileri tarafından korunuyor. Görüntülemek için JavaScript etkinleştirilmelidir.  and from the Cambridge ESOL website at



CELTA Online (Blended)


Please note that this course requires you to come to International House Izmir for 2 weeks. The course is NOT 100% online.

What are the benefits of a CELTA course online? It is ....

relevant: it covers the same syllabus topics as the face-to-face one and focuses equally on theory and practical teaching;

flexible: you can decide on your own schedule based on your personal or professional commitments and work at your own pace;

accessible: you can attend the online element from anywhere in the world, all you need is a computer connected to the internet.

What can you expect from this course?

online support: you will be assigned an online tutor who will assist you throughout the 10-week online component;

interactive online materials: we offer an engaging learning experience with guided video observation and forum discussion;

- face-to-face teaching practice: over a period of 2 weeks you will teach a total of 8 hours in our centre in Izmir with peers observing, face-to-face feedback, reflection and guided lesson planning;

online community: you will have access to the forum and virtual real-time classrooms and will be able to work collaboratively on tasks.



2019 CELTA Courses @ IH Izmir

Dates  Format   Fee  
7th January - 1st February
course start: Sunday 6th (half day)
4-week Full-time
Mon to Fri | 10am-6pm
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11th February - 3rd May

12-week PART TIME-Blended

Input - online 9 weeks
11th Feb to 12th Apr

Teaching practice - 3 weeks
face to face
15th Apr to 3rd May

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11th February - 8th March
course start: Sunday 10th (half day)
4-week Full-time
Mon to Fri | 10am-6pm
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18th March- 12th April
course start: Sunday 17th (half day)
4-week Full-time
Mon to Fri | 10am-6pm
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6th May - 31st May
course start: Sunday 5th (half day)
4-week Full-time
Mon to Fri | 10am-6pm
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17th June - 12th July
course start: Sunday 16th (half day)
4-week Full-time
Mon to Fri | 10am-6pm
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15th July - 9th August

4-week Full-time
Mon to Fri | 10am-6pm
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9th September - 4th October
course start: Sunday 8th (half day)
4-week Full-time
Mon to Fri | 10am-6pm
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14th October - 8th November
course start: Sunday 13th (half day)
4-week Full-time
Mon to Fri | 10am-6pm
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25th November - 20th December
course start: Sunday 24th (half day)
4-week Full-time
Mon to Fri | 10am-6pm
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There are several payment options;

  • Bank Transfer (GBP, USD, EUR, TL accepted). Please ask for our banking details
  • Cash (GBP, USD, EUR, TL accepted). Please visit our school
  • Credit Card. Instalments are available for Turkish Credit Cards. Please visit our school



IH Izmir can help you to find suitable accommodation for the duration of your course. Whether it's dormatories, private apartments or hotels, there are a number of options available to CELTA candidates.


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