CELTA Taster

Have you ever considered teaching English as a foreign language? Perhaps you have thought about spending some time living in another country and culture and earning your living by enabling others to speak English. We have a two-day CELTA Taster course for those who wish to experience what it is like to teach EFL.

Entry requirements

You’ll need to have done, or be currently studying for, A-levels or equivalent and your English must be C1 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. Contact us on the email below.


What will the course cover?

Our two-day course is designed to maximise the time you spend in the classroom so you can really see what is involved in EFL. It is run over a Thursday and Friday, 8.45 to 4.45 approximately. You spend two mornings observing classes taught by qualified teachers while undertaking some directed observation tasks. On the first afternoon, you have a language & teaching task to complete which is then assessed by one of our teacher trainers. On the second afternoon, you participate in Conversation Club where you get to interact directly with students. After Conversation Club, you spend time with a teacher trainer who will go through your observation sheets and answer any questions you may have.

This course will give you insight into what to expect if you decide to enrol on a full-time CELTA course. Also, participation in this course entitles you to a £50 discount off the cost of the full-time course if enrolling on to a full time course at IH Bristol within 3 months of taking the CELTA Taster.

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 (2024):               

  • January           25 – 26

  • February          22 – 23

  • March              21 – 22

  • April                 25 – 26

  • May                 23 – 24

  • June                20 – 21

  • July                  18 – 19

  • August             22 – 23

  • September      26 – 27

  • October           24 – 25

  • November       21 – 22

The cost of the course is £108*

How do I apply?

Use the Teacher Training application form, clicking on 'Apply now' above, and/or email tt@ihbristol.com. Applications must be received and paid for a minimum of 2 weeks before the course dates.