CELTA course

Masaryk University is one of the very few institutions of higher education to have gained accreditation from the University of Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to run the CELTA course, a recognition of the university's high standards in the field of training teachers of English to speakers of other languages.

Most CELTA courses are run on a four-week intensive basis. The course at Masaryk University, however, is unusual, perhaps even unique, in being spread out over a fifteen-week period. There are two reasons for this. First, it was designed to bring together both native English-speakers and Czechs, in particular students of the university: many of the former may already be teaching English, and they could not otherwise combine the CELTA course with their jobs, just as university students would be unable to combine their regular studies with a four-week intensive course. Second, and perhaps more important, a fifteen-week course gives the participants plenty of time to fully absorb the new approaches they are being taught, and so ensures much higher teaching standards at the end of the course.

CELTA course spring 2018 schedule: CELTA course spring 2018 has been cancelled. For more details on CELTA course spring 2019 please check this website during autumn 2018

We accept application and approve CELTA participants on rolling bases. Please keep in mind that the positions may filled up before the deadline listed above. See further details on the application procedure below.

CELTA certificate


CELTA course is organised in CELTA centre CZ025 at Masaryk University certified by University of Cambridge

  • The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is an internationally recognized certification in the field of the teaching of English.
  • Designed for people with no or very little English-language teaching experience, the CELTA course provides the participant with the knowledge and tools to teach English as a foreign language worldwide.



  • CELTA is recognized worldwide by employers in the English language teaching (ELT) industry, Peace Corps and professional organizations like TESOL and IATEFL (the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language).
  • CELTA qualification can gain credit in some M.A. TESOL programs.



  • Successful CELTA candidates receive a certificate that is recognized worldwide because of its high standards, guaranteed by the accreditation body at Cambridge.
  • The quality of each CELTA course is ensured by external assessment: a Cambridge assessor visits every course run, and each centre must undergo an annual approval process.
  • The CELTA course offers training in a communicative teaching approach, one that is flexible enough to be easily adapted to different age groups and cultures.
  • The CELTA covers a wide range of topics: besides the input workshops and teaching practice, students have course-related work to prepare at home.

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  • Spring 2019 application deadline
    Non-EU applicants: October 30, 2018 (or earlier when the capacity is filled)
  • EU students: November 30, 2018 (or earlier when the capacity is filled)
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