CELTA Introductory Course

A two-day course which will give you the basic tools to teach English abroad.

Have you ever thought of teaching English abroad?  We are offering a two-day course which will give you the basic tools to make this happen.  If you enjoy it, you could then go on to take the four-week Cambridge CELTA course (five-weeks if online) which is a recognised Cambridge teaching qualification*.  Apply now

*Students completing the introductory course are entitled to a £163 discount on the full CELTA course if you enrol to take the CELTA within three months of the Introduction course.

Join our TEFL jobs for CELTA graduates page to see TEFL jobs you could apply for after completing the full CELTA course.

Entry requirements

You’ll need to have done, or be currently studying, A-levels or equivalent and your English must be to C2 level.  If you do not have the required qualifications, we may still offer you a place on the course if we feel you would be suitable.


What will the course cover?

The course will run over a Friday (09:00am - 16:00pm approximately) and Saturday (09:30 - 16:00pm approximately) and will give you a wide range of information about teaching in EFL.  It will focus on some main teaching techniques; teaching grammar, vocabulary, and skills; the role of the teacher in the communicative classroom; and much more.  There will also be practical tips and advice on classroom management and teaching different levels and age groups. 

In addition, you will observe our experienced teachers teaching live EFL classes both online and face to face (3 hours), plus you will participate in our popular Conversation Club which we run weekly for our students.

Feedback for our CELTA Introductory course

"I must say that everything was perfect.  I found the course really interesting; the materials were useful, and the teacher, Jess, was very well organised and she did a great job. I learnt how to organise my classes, got new ideas for games and vocabulary, and for how to plan a lesson. I also loved the city; I felt very comfortable and I am very happy to have come. "

- Alexandra Mas Casabo, April 2016

"It has given me a greater understanding of what the requirements are for the CELTA course and the different types of teaching techniques used for English language teaching. I enjoyed the teaching observation and learning about the different approaches to teaching English. The tutors were excellent and explained everything in a clear and concise manner. The materials provided were clear and easy to understand. I would recommend this course as a good introduction to the CELTA course if you are unsure about whether it is something you wish to pursue."

- Online course attendee, January 2021

"I thought it was excellent [and] so well done! I was very happy with it and no one else provides such a thing online. I have gone away a very good impression of IH Bristol from this short course."

- Online course attendee, January 2021

Dates & Fees 

Click on Apply to see our current available dates. All courses currently running in person at our language centre in Clifton, Bristol, unless stated otherwise.

Scheduled dates (2023):               

  • Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th February
  • Friday 31st March to Saturday 1st April 
  • Friday 25th to Saturday 26th August 
  • Friday 24th to Saturday 25th November 

The cost of the course is £163*

*Students completing the introductory course are entitled to a £163 discount on the full CELTA course if you enrol to take the CELTA within three months of the Introduction course.

How do I apply?

Use the Teacher Training application form, clicking on 'Apply now' above, and/or email tt@ihbristol.com.