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CELTA - Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Looking for a new challenge? Thinking of a career change? Want to teach English abroad?

required for a career teaching English as a foreign language abroad or in the UK.

to gain this internationally recognised qualification.

in the North East of Scotland offering one of the most competitively priced courses in the UK.

Gain the world’s most recognised qualification to teach English to speakers of other languages at THE Centre for CELTA in NE Scotland: Dundee and Angus College.

CELTA is THE qualification to achieve at Dundee and Angus College if you want a career teaching English as a foreign language abroad or in the UK.

Dundee and Angus College is the centre for CELTA in north east Scotland, an ideal place to gain this internationally recognised qualification in teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). We offer one of the most competitively priced CELTA courses in the UK.

Study full-time or part-time at Dundee and Angus College:
Choose to study CELTA full-time on our 4 week summer course in June/July
Or study CELTA part-time by attending two sessions (day and evening) each week over 13 – 16 weeks, throughout the year
Check the next available course dates.

Take advantage of fantastic learning facilities:
Our Gardyne Campus houses some of the best education facilities in the country. This £48m state-of-the-art building has leading edge technology at its heart with interactive whiteboards in classrooms, flexible learning spaces, attractive and relaxed social spaces and great leisure facilities.

Enjoy the experience of being part of our large, thriving ESOL department:
Your experience will be enriched by being able to mix with students who are native speakers of other languages, while you learn how to teach English as a foreign language.

Benefit from expert tuition from our highly experienced and qualified training team:
Our trainers have extensive experience as teachers, trainers and tutors and are qualified to deliver and assess the CELTA course.

The Ultimate Guide to CELTA webinar includes:

  • an overview of the CELTA qualification
  • what to expect on a CELTA course
  • the different types of course available
  • opportunities for CELTA holders
  • the contexts qualified teachers are working in
  • how CELTA can help develop teaching careers.

View the ESOL CentreNet's webinar online.

Exploring the world of English Language Teaching

If you are considering teaching EFL (TEFL), but are not yet ready to commit to taking CELTA or would like to find out more, you can get a taste of what being an English language teacher is like and the skills you need to acquire to become a successful English language teacher by joining this free online course produced by Cambridge English:

It’s a 6 week course, with an estimated weekly study time of 2 hours per week (12 hours total study time). Each week covers a separate topic:

  • Week 1: What does it mean to be an English language teacher?
  • Week 2: How can teachers motivate and manage learners?
  • Week 3: How can teachers help learners with communication skills?
  • Week 4: What do teachers need to know about language?
  • Week 5: What resources can teachers use?
  • Week 6: How do you get the skills you need to be an English language teacher?

Student comments about our CELTA (TEFL) course:

“A very intensive but rewarding course. A great career opportunity.”
Karin, Switzerland

“I would recommend it (Dundee College). I’ve hardly ever seen a nicer environment."
Manuel, Germany

“Intense, stressful and challenging but very rewarding.”
Andrew, Scotland

“Thanks again for giving me the tools and the opportunity to see the world and embrace new experiences.”
Joe, Scotland

“I'm still missing those exciting classes I had with you and the way my heartbeat would rise before it was my turn to teach, good old days...”
Niloofar, Iran

“Thanks for all your invaluable advice, encouragement and constructive feedback. I may have said already but will say it again, I've done a lot of courses over the years but CELTA is by far one of the most personally enjoyable and professionally challenging and rewarding courses I've ever completed and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.”
Wendy, Scotland