Cambridge CELTA Course in Amsterdam

Located in the North Holland province, Amsterdam, the capital city of Netherland is full of tourists, international students, and open-minded people alike. This multicultural city is a top choice destination for taking a CELTA.

TEFL Certification in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam isn't just the capital of Netherland; it stands at the center of Europe with a variety of natural and historic attractions serving modern adventures. Taking a CELTA in Amsterdam is a fulfilling, adventurous, and fun experience.

At our CELTA institute in Amsterdam, we offer hands-on practical teaching, which earns you a viable and competitive qualification in the world ESL market. At the end of the training, you get familiar with classroom management, vocabulary and pronunciation analysis, teaching and learning context, effective lesson plans, and resource management; amongst others.

You will also be expected to participate in frequent teaching practice where you observe our experienced tutors teaching, engage in peer-observations, discussions, and provide written self-assessment.

Our CELTA course takes a minimum duration of 120 hours. You, however, get to choose between a full-time program of about 4-5weeks and a part-time program that spreads over 12 weeks.

In addition, if you're an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen, you won't need to apply for a visa or residence permit to study at our Amsterdam center. Otherwise, a tourist visa will be sufficient for your 4-12weeks CELTA course.

Amsterdam Course Highlights - A Quick Glance

  • A minimum of 120 contact hours at our center, with additional hours spent outside class for self-study: background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing.
  • Trainees are involved in lesson planning, language analysis, observation of peers and experienced teachers, reflection on their teaching practice and feedback from trainers.
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice along with peer observation.
  • 6 hours of observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • On-going job support, suitable assistance and continous professional development services.

Amsterdam Course Dates

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the CELTA courses continue to be delivered Online. However, both Mixed-mode and Face-to-face courses are being conducted depending on the interest. Please contact us to inquire about the specific course formats available.

Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the Face-to-face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Amsterdam Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course (trainees can be accepted over 18 at the center’s discretion).
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for an entry into primary or higher education.
  • Have a strong command, awareness of English language with equal skills over verbal and written English so as to follow the course and complete the assignments.

Course Syllabus

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism
  • Classroom observation and management skills
  • Teaching practice and guidelines


You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments

CELTA course trainees will always be kept informed of their progress during the course and an external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English, moderates each course.

Teaching Practice, Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course where trainees work in groups to plan, observe and give feedback to each other.

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice.
  • Observation of both peer and qualified ELT teachers for six hours.

CELTA Training Center in Amsterdam

Our CELTA institute in Amsterdam is located at Oxford House, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. From the center, trainees can take a stroll to the huge Vondelpark, with its open-air theater or visit the famous and historical Royal Palace of Amsterdam nearby.

The center is enriched with state of the art facilities including classrooms with high tech learning resources, a well-stocked library, computer room, cafeteria, and a lounge for relaxation.

Job Support and Placement: Amsterdam, Netherlands

One of our primary targets as a training center is to assist our trainees in getting their first teaching position after they graduate.

We provide a list of potential employers in the city through our alumni networks in the numerous schools that dot the city.

The center also provides support to trainees throughout their training as it offers career advice, job support seminars, and recommendations. There is an avenue for recent graduates to interact with existing alumni to learn from their experiences.

Why Choose CELTA in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is one of the world's prestigious learning cities. Its population is known for its social tolerance, bicycle-culture, an obsession with the color orange and more importantly, their excellence at speaking English.

The city has one of the highest concentration of international schools in the Netherlands, which means more opportunities for English teachers. Even though the school year starts in late August and extends into early mid-July, teaching jobs in the city are available throughout the year as well as during the summer months before the new school year.

While finding accommodation in Amsterdam can be quite a hassle, there are student accommodations rented out by corporations, and it is sometimes possible to get a rent subsidy. On average, the monthly cost of living in Amsterdam is around 1,000 EUR to 1,500 EUR - including rent, insurance, groceries, and public transport, and teachers earn just enough to break even.

Also, if you enjoy bike-riding, Amsterdam is just for you. The city has 400 km of bike lanes, and nearly half of its commuters travel by bike thus cutting the cost of transportation across the city.

Things to do in Amsterdam, Netherlands while taking a CELTA

Asides the characteristic vibrancy of Amsterdam found in the numerous trendy bars and restaurants and delicious food, Amsterdam also has some adventurous spots that CELTA trainees can visit.

One of the most spectacular places to visit is the District called De Pijp. Bohemian De Pijp's narrow streets are lined with Middle Eastern eateries, old-school pubs, and cafes with sidewalk terraces.

You will also find some friendly stallholders that sell Dutch specialties like herrings, kroket, waffles, the humble stroopwafel, herring, cod, poffertjes, mint tea, satay, French fries, and chutney. These native Dutch delicacies are a must-try for CELTA trainees seeking a taste of gastro-adventure.

Amsterdam also boasts of a busy historical area surrounding Dam Square and Royal Palace, with shops and a storied nightlife district.

More excitingly, the city is famous for its colorful festivals and events that run almost the entire year. There is the Holland Festival, Uitmarkt, Grachten Festival, Amsterdam Dance Event, and the Amsterdam Light Festival, all of which offers a great measure of excitement for our CELTA trainees.

Begin your CELTA course in Amsterdam to obtain a globally recognized teaching qualification while you enjoy the modern and cosmopolitan lifestyle of the Dutch capital.

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