If you’re thinking about getting your CELTA qualification in the future, doing our 30-hour extensive CELTA preparation course could be the ideal starting place.  This course is a good opportunity to strengthen your CELTA application, and to give you a kick start on the CELTA course’s content.

Who is the course for:

  • Candidates who are planning on doing the CELTA course and would like a kick start on the CELTA’s content.
  • Candidates who would like to strengthen their CELTA applications for a better chance at being accepted on the course.
  • Candidates who are interested in developing their English teaching skills and are looking for a place to start.

Why should you choose this course?

With the British Council’s CELTA preparation course, you will experience what the CELTA is like and will be more ready for it.

On the course you will: 

Be taught in small class sizes (a maximum of 10 candidates per group).

  • Gain a basic understanding of some of the teaching techniques and concepts introduced on the CELTA. This will help you cope with the information load presented during the CELTA.
  • Get the opportunity to practice and learn to teach by teaching
  • Observe expert teachers, reflect on and discuss their lessons with an experienced tutor.
  • Do CELTA like assignments and get feedback on them.
  • Get familiarised with a variety of teaching resources.
  • Do a mock CELTA interview and get individual feedback from one of our experts.

Course overview:

Duration 4 weeks Face to Face/ blended / online (3 days per week)

Blended and Online courses: (Friday, Tuesday and Thursday)

Face to face: (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday)


Blended and Online: Friday mornings/ afternoons - Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Face to Face: evening sessions

Fees 5000 EGP

We have two installment plans for our customers who have NBE cards and candidates can choose one:

  • 6-month installment plan (no interest)
  • 12-month installments plan (with interest)

Candidates will have to use the NBE card to pay for the course if they would like to choose one of the installment options.

Am I eligible to apply?

You must:

  1. be at least 20 years old when the course begins
  2. have a competence in written and spoken English – the University of Cambridge defines this as a good C1 level on the Common European Framework.   
  3. have a standard of education that allows entry to higher education in your country.

Course content:

Our 30-hour extensive course consists of 4 modules. The modules include a mixture of input sessions, micro teaching, peer observations, CELTA like feedback and reflection sessions, and a final mock interview and individual feedback with the tutors.

  1. Module 1 (3.5 hours): Introduction to CELTA and ESL/EFL teaching. 
  2. Module 2 (10 hours and 45 minutes): Developing fluency and classroom management
  3. Module 3 (11 hours and 45 minutes): Language teaching. 
  4. Module 4 (4 hours): Teaching receptive skills and tutor feedback. 

Course schedule 2023-24:

Course  Start date End date Mode of input 
July 2023 4 July 2023 30 July 2023 Face-to-face
November 2023 3 November 2023 7 December 2023 Online

How to register?

You’ll need to submit an application form and complete the pre-interview task in order to complete the application process. 

Please download and complete the application below and send it to Cairo.Celta@britishcouncil.org.eg to apply for the course.

 Application deadline: 

We advise that you apply at least one month in advance. We aim to process applications within two weeks of receipt.