At a glance

The CELTA taster course provides an introduction to teaching English to speakers of other languages and to CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), the highly-regarded internationally recognised qualification awarded by Cambridge ESOL.

Start dates

01 May, 10 Jul, 04 Dec

Course length

5 Evenings (Monday to Friday)

Hours per week

20 hours + 3 hours pre-course (online)

Levels available

Native (or near native) speakers of English (IELTS7.5 or equivalent)

Course fees

$365 (no other course related fees apply)


CCEL Christchurch

What you will learn

  • Principles of ESOL teaching
  • The role of the teacher and learners
  • An introduction to teaching listening and reading
  • An introduction to learning and teaching vocabulary
  • An overview of grammar for language teachers and learners
  • An introduction to teaching materials
  • About the CELTA application process


This course is open to anyone who is a native (or near native) speaker of English (IELTS 7.5 or equivalent) and has an interest in ESOL teaching.

Please email for application information.


There is no formal assessment on this course.