Teacher training

Full time (4 weeks Monday-Friday) Early Bird Price* Normal Course Fee
18 May – 12 June 2020
8 June – 3 July 2020
949 GBP
357.000 HUF
999 GBP
374.000 HUF
6 – 31 July 2020

3 – 28 August 2020

1049 GBP
393.000 HUF
1099 GBP
412.000 HUF
31 August – 25 September 2020

28 September – 22 October (Thursday!) 2020

26 October – 20 November 2020

23 November – 18 December 2020

949 GBP
357.000 HUF
999 GBP
374.000 HUF


Part time (12 weeks Tue/Thu/Fri, 9:30 – 14:00) Early Bird price* Normal Course Fee
10 March – 5 June 2020

(break w/o 6 April)

949 GBP / 357.000 HUF 1049 GBP / 393.000 HUF
29 September – 18 December 2020 949 GBP / 357.000 HUF 1049 GBP / 393.000 HUF


*You can get the SPECIAL EARLY BIRD PRICE  by paying in full at least 5 weeks in advance of the course (so apply by 6 weeks before– we’re quick at processing applications).



There is no final examination but you are assessed by your tutors throughout the course. You are required to maintain and submit  a portfolio of course work including materials related to teaching practice and four written assignments.


There are two areas of assessment:


1. Teaching practice


You will teach for a total of 6 hours, working with classes at two levels of ability (e.g. pre-intermediate/upper intermediate). Assessment is based on your overall abilities in the classroom during the 6 hours of teaching practice.


2. Written assignments


You will complete four written assignments focusing on:

  • Learning about your learners
  • The English language- analysing grammar and vocabulary
  • Language skills
  • Reflecting on your Teaching Practice
  • Course Length is 120 contact hours.


What you get

All successful candidates are awarded a Cambridge CELTA Certificate validated by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge. Successful candidates receive one of three grades: Pass; Pass B; Pass A.

What is a typical day like on the full time Cambridge CELTA course?


9:00-11:30: Teaching Practice. Your group of 5 or 6 teacher trainees teach a class of students learning English, most of whom are from Hungary. Your tutor and other trainees watch the lesson.


11:45-13:15: Feedback and ALP (Assisted Lesson Preparation). You have the chance to discuss your lesson with fellow trainees and the tutor and some good ideas for moving forward in your teaching. Then, in ALP, you discuss the lessons for the next day with your tutor and peers.


14:15-17:00: Seminars and workshops. The trainers give practical input sessions to get you thinking and give you lots of practical teaching ideas in all the key areas. Interactive, challenging and really enjoyable.


On some days you also do observation of experienced teachers in their classes. You sit at the back and see a real class in operation. You’ll notice the skills and techniques used and spot what you can borrow for your own lessons.

Course Content


The syllabus includes a focus on:

  • Language awareness
  • The learner, the teacher and the teaching/learning context
  • Planning for effective teaching of adult learners
  • Classroom management and teaching skills
  • Resources and materials
  • Professional development


Interested in knowing more?  Here’s some detail on each area.


1. Language awareness

  • Basic concepts and terminology used in ELT for describing form and meaning in language and language use.
  • Basic concepts and terminology used for describing language skills and sub-skills. 
  • Language description and syllabus design for the teaching of general English to adults. 
  • The practical significance of similarities and differences between languages. 
  • Reference materials for language awareness.


2. The learner, the teacher and the teaching / learning context


  • The adult learner’s educational background and traditions.
  • The context for learning and teaching English at adult level.
  • Different motivations for learning English as an adult.
  • Different learning and teaching styles at adult level.


3. Planning for effective teaching of adult learners of English


  • The principles of planning for effective teaching of adult learners of English.
  • The practical realities of planning for effective teaching of adult learners of English.
  • The selection and evaluation of appropriate materials and resources for specific lessons.
  • The selection and evaluation of appropriate exercise types, activity types, and tasks, for specific lessons.
  • The evaluation of lesson preparation.


4. Classroom management and teaching skills for teaching English to adults


  • The effective organisation of the classroom.
  • Classroom presence and control.
  • Teacher and learner language.
  • The use of teaching materials and resources.
  • Practical skills for teaching at a range of levels.
  • The monitoring and evaluation of adult learners.
  • The evaluation of classroom management and teaching skills.


5. Resources and materials for teaching English to adults


  • Commercially produced resources and materials for teaching English to adults.
  • Non-published resources and materials for teaching English to adults.
  • The selection and evaluation of resources and materials for use in teaching, and testing adult learners of English, and for reference.
  • The adaptation of resources and materials for specific groups of adult learners of English.


6. Professional development for teachers of English to adults


  • Self assessment: understanding weaknesses and developing strengths.
  • Working in context: preparing to become a teacher, colleague and employee.
  • Professional development: support systems, publications, and courses for teaching English to adults.

Self-check: Is the Cambridge CELTA the right course for you?


If you can answer YES or PROBABLY to every question, then the CELTA is right for you!

  • Are you 18 or older?
  • Do you want to teach English?
  • Are you a competent user of English? (You are the equivalent of C1 level or above.)
  • Do you have a reasonable understanding of the way that the English language works? (Or could you learn about this reasonably quickly?)
  • Do you want a practical teaching qualification, rather than an academic one?
  • Are you able to relate well to other people?
  • Are you capable of giving clear instructions, explaining effectively and helping people when they don’t understand?
  • Are you able to reflect on what you do, noticing strengths, weaknesses and possible strategies for improving work in the future?
  • Are you open to hearing supportive (but maybe critical) feedback on lessons you have taught?
  • Are you prepared to undertake a potentially stressful course, where you and your teaching will be in the spotlight for many hours?
  • Are you keen to try a  TEFL course that is hard work, but immensely challenging and rewarding?

Contact us

If you have questions contact Neil Anderson, Senior Teacher Trainer
or Ms. Borbála Szőcs at ttraining@ih.hu

Please CC your email to ihbteachertraining@gmail.com to ensure that it reaches us.

Phone: (+36 1) 2124010

Address: 1015 Budapest, Széna tér 1/A. Hungary



What is the CELTA?



The Cambridge CELTA is the most widely recognised initial qualification in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), recognised by language schools in dozens of countries around the world. Over 10,000 candidates gain the qualification each year. Great importance is attached to quality control and this is assured in a number of ways,  including approval and moderation by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the world famous University of Cambridge. The CELTA is, in short, the qualification you want to have if you plan to seek employment as an English language teacher in a quality language school, and is the most widely recognised TEFL course. When your prospective employer sees that you have completed the CELTA– and at a reputable training centre–you are in a far better position than applicants who don’t have the Cambridge qualification.

The course will:

Introduce you to the principles of effective teaching

Help you understand more about the English language

Provide you with a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners

Give you hands-on teaching practice with real students

Build your confidence in the classroom.



Application Requirements


You need to be at least 18 years old to take the course. The course is suitable for speakers of English even if English is not your first language. All applicants must have an awareness of language and a competence in English which enables them to prepare to teach a range of levels.


How to apply


The application procedure involves submitting a registration form and a written language awareness test, after which an oral interview is arranged (the interview can be done by telephone/skype). There’s a different application form for native and non-native speakers. Pick the one that fits you, click to download, and get to work!