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The CELTA course is the original TEFL course. CELTA provides initial training leading to a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. It is intended for those without previous experience who wish to enter the profession and for teachers with no previous training in this field. Success in the certificate has enabled many candidates to obtain their first teaching position. The course is highly regarded by employers as providing sound initial training and a strong basis from which to develop as a teacher of English.


Course content

Language Analysis and Awareness, The Learner, The Teacher and the Teaching/Learning Context, Planning for Effective Teaching, Classroom Management Skills , Teaching Procedures and Techniques ,Resources and Materials , Professional Development, Classroom Observation Teaching Practice, Assessment and certificates

Trainees are continuously assessed in all the syllabus areas, including written assignments, and with particular emphasis on their teaching ability and potential. At the end of the course, successful candidates receive the Cambridge CELTA certificate and a detailed progress report.


Next available course course is June 01
Last few places!

Places available in July, August and September


PART-TIME over 12 weeks: October - December, January - March, April - June 

FULL-TIME over 4 weeks: November, February, May, June, July , August, September 

CELTA ONLINE over 12 weeks: October - December, January - March, April - June 


Click on the FAQ tab for Frequently Asked Questions about doing CELTA at IH Madrid

Click on the Typical day tab for our daily training and teaching schedule

Click on the ONLINE tab for details about doing CELTA online


Recent Gallery

Interviewing the students Interviewing the students

Day 1: Interviewing the students


Teaching practice with real students 

Teaching practice sessions - observing other teachers


Relaxing between sessions Grabbing lunch in the Ih Madrid cafeteria

Relaxing between training sessions - Grabbing a quick lunch in the IH cafeteria


Social media area Writing assignments in the CELTA library

Cafeteria and social media area - Working on assignments in the CELTA library


Final Day of the course. ALL PASSED! End of course party on a sunny terraza

 Final Day. Time to Celebrate - End of course party on a sunny terrace!