Want to become a certified Teacher of English as a Foreign Language? As an accredited administrator of Cambridge University's CELTA and Trinity College's CertTESOL certifications, EF's English Language Teaching (ELT) courses prepare teachers with the essential qualifications to begin working in a variety of schools and universities around the world, including on EF's very own campuses.



120 hours in total

6 hours of practice with students

Accredited by Cambridge University for the CELTA and Trinity College for the CertTESOL

Qualified instructors

One-to-one mentoring

Host family accommodation




4 weeks

Start date

Check the upcoming course dates with our course advisors

Which ELT certification is right for me?

Whether you choose EF's CELTA or CertTESOL programs, you can rest assured that your certification will be recognized and accepted by a majority of English language schools around the world. For those just getting started as ELT educators, CertTESOL is considered by the British Council to be an acceptable introductory TEFL teaching qualification. In contrast, the CELTA course gives you the essential skills and knowledge you need to teach English to adults and older teenagers.

General course content

These are the main topics covered by EF's CELTA and CertTESOL programs. Other topics may apply.

Teaching skills

Language awareness including grammar and phonology

Learner profile

Materials assignment

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