Cambridge ESOL CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Course at British Council Myanmar

The Cambridge ESOL CELTA course is offered in over 200 centres worldwide. The CELTA is internationally regarded as one of the most prestigious teacher training awards in teaching English to adult learners.

Participants will be trained by two approved tutors with experience of teaching and training in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East in both the commercial and voluntary sectors. This broad range of experience is reflected in the person-centred training during the course and the on-going support given in finding the right job on course completion.

The CELTA course is very intensive and concentrates on the practical rather than the theoretical so that trainees will graduate with the skills required, enabling them to go into their first teaching post. They will learn about best practice in English language teaching (ELT) by using up-to-date teaching methods. The course will focus on quality in teaching by tailoring the CELTA syllabus to the group’s needs.

Entry requirements

Applicants must:

  • be at least 20 years of age
  • be holders of minimum IELTS Band 7 in all papers (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing) and will be required to provide documentary evidence of this.
  • have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become effective teachers and to successfully complete the written assignments and the assessment of practice teaching.

In addition, applicants must complete an application form and pre-interview task and have an interview. All applications are administered according to the British Council’s Equal Opportunity Policy.

Course content

The course content is divided into:

  • Methodology i.e. techniques and strategies for teaching
  • Language awareness i.e. vocabulary, language function, grammar and phonology
  • Teaching practice – assessed teaching of English to groups of adult learners at two levels – 6 hours in total
  • Observation of experienced teachers – 6 hours in total
  • 4 written assignments
  • Guidelines for further professional development after the course

Mode of study

The course is part-time over 10 weeks. Participants will need to clear any commitments they have during this time as the CELTA is highly intensive.

Course fees

USD 1,350 including library membership and Cambridge ESOL entry fee.

Course dates

10 October – 16 December 2011

Contact for an application pack

For more information about the CELTA, visit the Cambridge ESOL website:

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when is the last date to apply for this course ?  Do i need to go through an interview ? What is the difference between CELTA and TKT ?  Is it the same ? please reply ?  Can i get the form from BC ?

Dear Mya Sandi Tun,


The Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) is an internationally recognised test from Cambridge ESOL about teaching English to speakers of other languages. It aims to increase teachers' confidence and enhance job prospects by focusing on core teaching knowledge related to language, language use and the background to and practice of language teaching and learning. This couse is for those teachers of English who require a strong foundation in the core areas of teaching knowledge in the English language classrooms. (Those who are currectly teaching and those who would like to become a qualified teacher can join this course).

You can come and pick the TKT application form at customer service desk, British Coucil (Yangon). You need to fill your particular and write an essay in the form and submit it at customer service desk. You will be selected if your esssay is qualified enough to join the TKT course. It's a 50 hours course which covers such area as Language and language teaching, lessons planning and use of resourses for language teaching and managing the teaching and learning process. The course fees is just 80000 MMK (including all the study materials and free library membership for a year).

You can read about The Cambridge ESOL CELTA course here and can contact for an application pack and for further information. Thank you!

The course may be high to undertake it for me I think but I'm very interested in it. How should I prepare in advance for being tested for my awarness and competency in English before the course? Please advise me. I'll thank you.

More over, is it week-end course or week-day course ?

When i attended that course at B.C , i will have to attend three days on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. But for Video lessons and Teaching practice , u will have to do on the other days. It is a beneficial course for Eng teachers. join it without fail.

great news for esl/efl teachers.

It's so good! We hope to see more new things such as CAE and CPE exams

If we want to take those tests we have to wait to have at least 10 candidates!

It's not good!

I'd like to join that CELTA course but course fee is a little bit high for those who stay in Myanmar!

Hi Ma Mya Sandi Tun!

TKT is about Teaching Knowledge! But,for CELTA, It is about Teaching to Adult specifically!


Could anybody please tell me what Cambridge ESOL entry fee is?


Is CELTA fee that high because of that?


And I think we are seeing a very welcomed initiative after a new course manager's come! (programme Manager? I am not sure, but I heard there was a recent vacancy),, Thanks,,,



Dear Kaung Hla Zan,


Thank you for the feedback. Should you require further information, please do feel free to contact


Course fee for CELTA is really high.  10 October falls on week-day also. I think.


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