Part-time CELTA

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Part-time CELTA

The inital TEFL qualification that’s trusted by employers

CELTA is the original TEFL course

Our part-time CELTA is a manageable option for candidates who would like to extend the training over a longer period.


We are one of the most established CELTA centres in Spain. We constantly upgrade our training to bring it in line with current research on effective teaching practices.


The training takes place in our modern, air-conditioned centre, right in the heart of Madrid.


Ongoing support
Tutors are always on hand and will respond to questions via email or WhatsApp outside course hours, including weekends.


Preparation course
We provide a free online preparation course to all our CELTA trainees.


We have free WIFI throughout the building and a great library to prepare your written work. All our session handouts are digitalised and available online throughout and after the course. We will set up your own Google Drive for easy submission of lesson plans and assignments.


You will see the tutors teach your students and you will also see experienced teachers on video. Our tutors are authorized by Cambridge and all practising teachers.


Life after CELTA
After the course, you will also have substantial discounts to further training that we can provide you with in the future. That can be: teaching young learners, teaching business English, learning Spanish, and access to our own working teachers’ Professional Development Programme.


Potential to work for International House Madrid
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.




Mondays and Wednesdays
09.30 – 10:30 Preparation
Trainees set up in preparation for teaching practice with time for last-minute questions to the tutor


10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
International House Madrid has its own cafeteria where trainees can have breakfast or lunch.


11:00 – 13:30 Teaching Practice
The rest of the morning is dedicated to teaching practice. The trainees teach a group of practice students who know that the teachers are in training. The tutor is always in the room to grade the lesson and help out if teachers get into difficulty.

09:00 – 10:30 Feedback and Planning
The session starts with a group discussion on the classes that were taught that week, followed by feedback from the tutor. Time is also dedicated to lesson planning and preparation.


10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break


11:00 – 13:30 Training
The rest of the morning is dedicated to teacher training. There are two training sessions given on different aspects of teaching English.


13.30 »
Trainees are free to go home. However, some stay on a while to work in the library preparing their written assignment or planning the next lesson. We have a very comfortable reference library with access to computers printers.



  • October 02 – December 20, 2023 (face-to-face)




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