Now 100% ONLINE



5-Week Intensive Course

5/4/2021 – 7/5/2021


28/6/2021 – 30/7/2021

Places Available


Proudly delivered by the Oxford School, the ONLINE CELTA is a distance course conducted entirely through Zoom, allowing students to connect from the comfort of their own home.

All you need is a computer, a good internet connection, and an interest in teaching.

An Online CELTA carries the same status as a traditional, face-to-face course, and successful participants will graduate with the most highly recognised English teaching certification worldwide.

Just like a traditional CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), the online equivalent is a practical, hands-on teaching qualification administered by Cambridge Assessment English, and is the minimum teaching qualification for most Language Schools.

The CELTA course provides candidates with a mix of hands-on teaching experience, teaching methodology, and practical classroom techniques for both digital and face-to-face teaching-

It is an initial teaching qualification, so no previous teaching experience is required to undertake the course. CELTA is also popular with teachers who have some initial experience in, but lack a formal teaching qualification.


  • Intensive, 5-week course
  • Monday to Friday 09.00-17:30
  • Course Start: 05/04
  • Course Completion: 07/05
  • Maximum number of Participants: 12
  • Cost: €1450


  • Intensive, 5-week course
  • Monday to Friday 09.00-17:30
  • Course Start: 28/06
  • Course Completion: 30/07
  • Maximum number of Participants: 12
  • Cost: €1450


CELTA is an internationally recognised course with clearly defined assessment standards and a set syllabus. This is an important safeguard for both you as a candidate and also for employers, as a pass on the CELTA course is highly regarded throughout the world and continues to stand for quality and innovation in language teaching.

Although part-time, our online CELTA is still a highly intensive course which will require much time and energy throughout its 6-week duration. It is important, therefore, for trainees to keep other commitments to a minimum. As well as the online hours, candidates will need to set aside both evenings and weekends for course related work (reading, lesson preparation, and assignments).


100% Online CELTA courses will be run for a limited time only.   Interested participants should contact the Oxford School as soon as possible for application details.

The CELTA syllabus and assessment

The ONLINE CELTA course is assessed in two ways: written assignments and teaching practice.  The assessment relates to five syllabus areas:

  • Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different teaching contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism

Input sessions

These will provide you with many practical ideas for classroom teaching. Sessions include tutor demonstrations of teaching techniques and procedures to assist you in planning your lessons. Input will be interactive, so be prepared to get involved and learn through experiencing techniques and discussing ideas.

Teaching practice

Genuine English language students will log into our Virtual Classroom every day to participate in English lessons.

These students will be interviewed and tested before the commencement of the course and then split into two level groups. You will be part of a group of trainees (up to 5 trainees per group) who will be responsible for teaching them. An important part of the course will be coordinating with your teaching practice peers.

Over the course you must complete 6 hours of assessed teaching. Your teaching practice must be at two different levels (E.g. elementary and intermediate level students). After each assessed teaching slot, trainees will be provided with both oral and written feedback on their teaching. Each lesson will be assessed as being “To standard for this stage of the course” or “Not to standard for this stage of the course”. An important part of being a developing teacher is to reflect on your teaching. Self-evaluation of your own lessons forms an important part of the course assessment. CELTA will help you to become more reflective and focus on the areas of your teaching which need further development.


During the course you will have the opportunity to observe recordings of experienced teachers. You must observe 6 hours in total (3 hours may be from filmed lessons). This is a very useful part of the course as it allows you to see a variety of teaching styles, techniques and approaches, as well as a variety of student levels and classroom situations.


During the course each candidate needs to submit 4 assignments each of which is to be of 750 – 1000 words. These assignments are practical in nature and help you synthesise principles and practice from your teaching and learning. Each assignment will receive a pass or fail grade. If an assignment receives a fail grade on first submission, you will be able to resubmit that assignment once again. It is possible to fail one assignment and still pass the course, provided that the assessment criteria have been demonstrated elsewhere in your coursework.

Assignment topic areas are:

  • Focus on the learner
  • Language related tasks
  • Skills assignment
  • Lessons from the classroom.


All aspects of the course (teaching practice and written assignments) are internally and continuously assessed. An external assessor approved by Cambridge English Assessment visits every ONLINE CELTA course.

The role of the assessor is to moderate the course. The final certificate is issued by Cambridge.

The ONLINE CELTA is a pass/fail course. Final grades are: Pass A, Pass B, Pass and Fail. The certificate at Pass level is awarded to candidates who meet the course the criteria in all components. Those whose classroom teaching skills reach a level significantly higher than passlevel criteria are awarded Pass B; those whose classroom teaching skills and planning skills are exceptional, are awarded Pass A. Candidates will receive a course report with a provisional grade within two weeks of completing the course. Candidates can use these course reports when applying for work.


Each CELTA course must be staffed by two CELTA tutors. This provides a high staff/trainee ratio which allows a very good level of support and individual attention on the course.

The Oxford School is fortunate to have some of the world’s leading CELTA tutors collaborating with our centre in Padova.

A good piece of advice for people deciding on whether or not to commit to a course of this type is to follow the initial application stage through to its completion and undergo the mandatory pre-course interview with the main course tutor.

Generally speaking, a positive feeling about the instructor is a reliable barometre for the eventual success of the course.



Distance learning has become the new norm in 2020 as we adapt to the circumstances facing us.  The benefits of learning from home, however, go far beyond health and safety grounds.

Here are five reasons to choose an online CELTA course.

  • No travel costs, no accommodation costs, and no visa headaches. Study from the comfort of your own home, no matter where that may be, and save a bit on all the other extras that normally add up.
  • An online CELTA carries the same status as a traditional CELTA. Your certificate, therefore, will be no different, and your opportunities no less if you pass the course.
  • Valuable insight into the world of digital teaching. Whatever course the future takes, online teaching isn’t going away.  Digital classrooms are here to stay, and teachers who can adapt to online learning have never been more in demand.  An online CELTA provides you with a perfect opportunity to demonstrate your credentials as a modern, versatile English language teacher.
  • Networking Opportunities. Online courses generally encourage students to rub virtual elbows and make contacts with people from all across the globe, and an online CELTA is no different.  Close teamwork with peers from different cultural backgrounds could provide the basis for future collaboration.
  • e-learning is the greener option. Studies have found that that online courses equate to an average of 90% less energy and 85% fewer CO2 emissions per student than traditional face-to-face courses.  The technology is there for us to use.  It’s up to us to make the right choice.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicants must have an awareness of language and a competence in both written and spoken English (C2 or high C1 – Grade A or B, on the CEFR) which will enable them to undertake the course and prepare for teaching a range of levels.
  • Applicants must have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become effective teachers and to complete successfully the written assignments and the assessment of practice teaching.
  • Candidates should have, as a minimum entry requirement, a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education.

Candidate selection will be carried out as follows:

  • The candidate’s identity will be authenticated by checking official documents (e.g. passport or identity card).
  • Interviews will be conducted via Zoom by the main course tutor or by another member of staff assigned by the main course tutor (All applicants will submit a written task before being accepted.)
  • The interview will include a language awareness task and an extended writing task to ensure that applicants are able to meet the demands of the course.
  • All successful applicants will complete a precourse course task.


  • Candidates being interviewed for the course will be made aware of the demands of the course and the need to be able to commit time and energy to it.
  • Candidates will be made aware that completion of a course does not guarantee that they will be successful.
  • Candidates will also be aware that due to the integration of theory and practice throughout the course, no exemptions or recognition of prior learning can be accepted.
  • Cambridge ONLINE CELTA: Minimum Technical Specifications Recommended operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 running on: –

    •              • Recommended: Pentium 4 2GHz, 1GB or better

    •               • Minimum: Intel Pentium III 1 GHz, 512MB

    Mac OS X

    •               • Recommended: 10.6 or later

    •               • Recommended: Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor; PowerPC G4 1GHz or faster processor

    •              • Minimum: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS C 10.5.4 and 10.5.5

    •              • Minimum: 512MB of RAM

    Recommended internet browsers

    •              • Latest version of Google Chrome

    •              • Latest version of Safari

    •              • Internet Explorer 9 or 10

    N.B: Older versions of Internet Explorer and Safari 5 are no longer supported.

    Javascript JavaScript within the browser must be enabled.
    Mobile phones and tablets The course is designed to work on many tablets, however, it will not display correctly on devices with small screens, such as smart phones.

How do I apply for the course?

Simply complete the application form here


Following assessment of the application form, applicants are selected for an interview at the Oxford School of English (or via skype if the applicant lives outside of the province of Padua). The interview includes language awareness tasks, a discussion activity about language teaching, a one to one interview and a Q&A session. Applicants are assessed on their suitability to complete a CELTA course successfully.
Applicants need to have strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrate an aptitude for language analysis. The decision to accept candidates lies with the Main Course Tutor and is final. The number of places on each course is limited to 12. Applications and selection are continuous, and are processed in the order they arrive at the centre. Don’t miss out by applying late! Depending on the number of applicants there may be a waiting list.

Attending an Interview

You must bring with you:
● Photo ID (we cannot offer you a place on the course without proof of ID)
● Certificate(s) of your highest qualification

Course Preparation

Candidates need to complete The CELTA Pre-Course Task before the course starts. This will be supplied by the centre. This is a selfstudy document. Once it has been completed we will send you an answer booklet. Please use it as a reflection on your strengths and weaknesses related to the course topics.
Candidates also need to purchase a set text: Scrivener, J. (2011). Learning Teaching. Macmillan. The centre also recommends that candidates purchase a grammar book. Recommended texts: Swan, M. Practical English Usage. Oxford. or Leech, et al. An AZ of English Grammar and Usage. Longman.

Payment and Fees
The course fee is €1650. This includes the enrolment fee, the CELTA course fee, the Cambridge examination fee, expert input and support from highly qualified tutors, and the internationallyrecognised Cambridge CELTA certificate. Upon acceptance on the course, candidates are required to pay a 30% nonrefundable deposit to confirm their place. The remainder of the fee is due two weeks before the start of the course. The deposit is nonrefundable, unless it is received by the school after all the spaces on the course have been filled.


If you withdraw between 15 and 29 days before the start of the course, you are required to pay 80% of the balance, and if you withdraw 14 days or fewer before the start of the course you are required to pay the full amount of the course.
More Information
Please contact Ian Bransfield at ian.bransfield@oxfordschool.com for any further information.

Dates and Fees



  • Intensive, 5-week course
  • Monday to Friday 09.00-17:30
  • Course Start: 5/4/21
  • Course Completion: 7/5/21
  • Maximum number of Participants: 12
  • Cost: 1450.00 €
  • Deposit: 435.00 €
  • Entry Deadline: 15/03/21



  • Intensive, 5-week course
  • Monday to Friday 09.00-17:30
  • Course Start: 28/06/21
  • Course Completion: 30/07/21
  • Maximum number of Participants: 12
  • Cost: € 1450.00
  • Deposit: €435.00
  • Entry Deadline: 7/06/21


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    If I could sum up the Cambridge CELTA course (a 6-week intense online course sprinkled with video observations, 4 written assignments, hours of self-study and 8 true teaching practices) in one solid opinion it would be this: something that I would gladly do all over again.

    If you enjoy a real, hands-on learning experience, this course is for you. The luggage of knowledge with which you leave is amazing: tested lesson frameworks, new methods, different perspectives on problems and solutions, use of technology, exposure to important literature, the moxie…the list goes on and on.

    However, since I am always wary of people that try to paint everything in gold, there are certain aspects that one must be prepared to encounter when starting. It would be unfair to say that this course was easy. I ran into many difficulties and concerns. Yet, the guidance of my incredible tutors and the support of my fellow candidates pushed me to face any fears I had and build on top of them. And this struggle did make my victory at the end so much more satisfying!

    So if you do decide to apply to CELTA, be ready to be challenged, but know that it is because you are truly growing.

    (An immense THANK YOU to the Oxford School in Padova and Mr. Bransfield, who, in the face of regulations, restrictions and lockdowns, was able to organize and promote this Cambridge CELTA course!)