What we do

International House Madrid offers a range of internationally recognised language teaching qualifications for teaching English to adults and young learners. Teacher training courses are taught face-to-face in one of our well-equipped IH centres and we also have a selection of online training programmes. We can help you whether you are new to language teaching or want to take your expertise to the next level. 

We regularly recruit from our CELTA courses. Suitable candidates will be considered for full or part-time work and a wide-ranging professional development package in teaching adults and young learners.


CELTA Completely Online

For a limited period, and due to the covid-19 pandemic, when many countries remain in lockdown, International House Madrid is offering you the opportunity to do CELTA COMPLETELY ONLINE. This includes the training sessions, planning support, teaching practice and feedback on your lessons. More details here

Three ways to do CELTA

What Celta Means

CELTA is the original TEFL course and 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. Success in the certificate has enabled many candidates to achieve 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

The teaching and learning context
Language analysis and awareness
Language skills
Planning and resources for different contexts
Developing teaching skills and professionalism

Courses have a minimum of 120 contact hours and candidates need to dedicate a minimum of 80 hours for the required reading, research, assignments and lesson preparation.
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. 

Application process

1 - Click the button "apply now" to go to the application page.
2 - Complete the form on the page with your contact details.
3 - On completion you will be taken to a page where you can download the form in word doc.
4 - Complete the form off-line and then email it to [email protected] as an attachment.

Someone will contact you as soon as the application is processed which is usually within one working day.

Transfer from another IH centre
We will accept the application form you have already completed for a CELTA course at another CELTA centre.