CELTA Teacher Training Program in Manhattan

Whether you are pursuing a new career in teaching English as a Second Language, or are an experienced teacher seeking an accredited teaching qualification, the University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is the perfect qualification for you.

As the most reputable and widely recognized TESOL/TEFL qualification of its kind, the CELTA is the ideal certificate for any teachers seeking specialized professional training. Accepted both in the United States and abroad, teachers qualified with the CELTA can pursue positions teaching General English to adults or young learners, Business English to professionals, or exam training for tests like the TOEFL or IELTS.

  • Our most popular course, the intensive full-time course, meets from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for 4 weeks.
  • Our long extensive part-time course meets from 6:00-9:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings for 16 weeks.
  • Our short extensive part-time course meets from 6:00-9:30 p.m. two evenings a week as well as on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Our Semi-Intensive course meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday over 6 weeks from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Each course incorporates 6 hours of practical classroom teaching. These multilingual classes involve teaching real ESL students from the community, all from a variety of countries and ranging in age from 18 to 60. Our trainees will teach classes of different levels ranging from pre-intermediate to upper-intermediate and cover grammar, vocabulary and skills lessons. As a teacher who has graduated from the CELTA course, you can be sure you will have the confidence to teach a range of different language lessons to a range of different language levels.

All of our courses involve a tremendous amount of interaction between trainees, trainers and ESL students. In addition to the time spent in class, each trainee is responsible for several hours of lesson planning and the completion of 4 assignments during the course.

Each day also includes seminars, lectures, and workshops called "input sessions." These sessions cover effective methods to teach language skills, grammar and vocabulary, classroom management techniques and how to effectively bring authentic materials into the classroom. In addition, career and job search assistance is provided.

Teaching House sets itself apart from other CELTA centers by continuing to provide professional help to our trainee teachers even after they've completed the course. We give lifelong career assistance and access to Teaching House resources to all our trainees.


Applicants must be over the age of 20 (applicants between 18-20 will be considered on merit by the center) and must have graduated from high school. If you are a non-native English speaker, you must have a standard of English with which you can teach a range of levels, including upper-intermediate students. There is a maximum of 6 trainees in each teaching practice group.

For more information about the CELTA course in New York and to apply for the course, please click here and visit the CELTA program online brochure on our website.

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