Monday, February 6, 2012

Cambridge Offers CELTA Courses Online

In September, 2011, Cambridge started offering CELTA courses online. Sort of.

The practicum component of the course must still be done at the center offering the certification.

If you opt for the online CELTA course, you can earn the same certificate as if you did the course entirely at a center. There is no difference to the award you will receive.

The online option allows a student to take longer to obtain the certificate and to work at his or her own pace. According to the Cambridge site, "courses run over a minimum of 10 weeks and a maximum of an academic year."

The online materials achieve the same objectives as face-to-face instruction, according to Cambridge.

Unfortunately, as of this date, there are no centers offering online CELTA in the United States.

If you need a completely online TESOL certificate, then you will need to consider a different type of certificate. See TEFL or CELTA: Which is Best? for further discussion.



Ivana said...

How can we find out what countries offer the course online? Specifically in Asia or the middle east?

Name: Debra Garcia, M.A. said...

At the bottom of this page on my website: list of CELTA courses, there is a "CELTA Course Location" link. Click on that and you'll be taken to a page that can help you find CELTA online courses.

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner!

Sam said...

Just finished the TESOL Core Certification Program completely online ( About one-half of my class were US students. The remainder were from nations all around the world. I was very pleased with the learning experience.