Cambridge CELTA Online

April-June 2018
September-November 2018
January-March 2019

West Japan Cambridge Centre (JP176) a Teaching Qualification Centre in Japan, DMM Eikaiwa and International House London are pleased to announce that they will be running the first Online CELTA in Tokyo from April 2018 after a first successful pilot. The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, started life in 1962 at International House London and was the first certificate for English language teaching that blended theory and teaching practice. It is now recognised all over the world and assessed by Cambridge English. Previously, the CELTA had been available as a face- to-face or blended course delivered at IH London but for these courses, it will be delivered remotely with participants studying the theory through collaborative online material and then filming their lessons to be observed by International House London Cambridge approved trainers two evenings per week. Assessment will be through the written assignments and the assessed teaching practice as it is for the other delivery modes. This means the certificate is also the same.

Contact info: info@cambridgecentre.jp
Tel: 080-2913-8784


Roppongi Grand Tower 24F
3-2-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6224

Cost: 260,000 yen (plus candidate’s fee 135 pounds)

The Online CELTA is our teacher training course that combines online CELTA training with face-to-face components. It is offered in collaboration with Cambridge English. The theoretical part of the course is completed online over 13 weeks, while the teaching practice is done face-to-face at our teaching centre in Tokyo or Osaka.

The course has eight weeks of evening sessions with a tutor (two evenings a week). This includes an orientation, lesson planning and teaching practice where you teach groups of students.

Please note that this course requires you to come to our centre for 17 lessons over 13 weeks. The course is NOT 100% online.

Course Details

  • English level required: C1+/C2/proficient
  • Course length: 13 weeks (there is a break over the Christmas/New Year period)
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Cost: 260,000 yen + £145 Cambridge registration fee (approx. 21,000 yen)
  • Study hours: 120 including teaching practice
  • Face-to-face sessions: 17 + orientation
  • Course days: Mon and Wed or Tues and Thurs
  • Course times: 18:30–21:30 (face-to-face); 17 sessions online weekly study
  • Start dates: 12 November 2017

Who is this course for?

If you are an English speaker considering teaching English as a foreign language, this is the course for you, whether you want to teach during a gap year or develop a long-term career. You don’t need previous English language teaching experience. If you do, the course will give you new teaching techniques and a qualification to confirm your ability to do the job properly. You should be aged 20 or over, though we will accept candidates aged 18-19 at our discretion. Your educational standard should be equivalent to that required for entry into higher education. If English is not your first language you need to have a minimum language level equivalent to C2 on the Common European Framework (CEF). Acceptance onto a CELTA course is conditional upon successful completion of an application form (which includes a Language Awareness Task) and an interview.

Course Objectives

CELTA training will help you:

  • understand the principles of effective teaching and acquire the practical skills to allow you to do this
  • become more aware of language and able to apply this knowledge when teaching
  • start to understand how and why adults learn English and the role of both the teacher and the learner
  • learn how to develop professionally in the field
  • receive a qualification accredited at level 5 on the Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF)

Course Content

  • Access to CELTA tasks and course materials online
  • Flexible training schedule to fit around other commitments
  • Interactive tasks, guided video observation and forum discussion
  • Assessment and moderation according to the same criteria as the face-to-face courseRequest
  • Sessions on Sessions on classroom management and lesson planning workload and course assessment
  • There is a lot of work outside of timetabled hours. This mostly consists of lesson preparation and written assignments
  • There is no final exam. Assessment is based on teaching practice and written assignments. You need to pass both elements to be awarded the CELTA Certificate
  • Please note, that this is a demanding course and you must have the potential to become an effective teacher and complete assignments and assessments throughout

Apply for this course

Request and application form and language awareness task, complete and save it, and return it to info@cambridgecentre.jp.

Once we have received the form we will respond to you within 3 working days and advise you of the results and discuss the next steps.

Acceptance on to the CELTA is dependent on a successful application interview.