Cambridge CELTA Course in Bucharest

Bucharest, the "Paris of the East" is located north of the famous River Danube. Its elegant structures, pristine environment, and precious antiques make it an appealing city to take a CELTA.

TEFL Certification in Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest is the largest city and the capital of Romania. Nestled by the Dambovita river banks, Bucharest is one of Romania's major cultural and financial centers. It is also one of the best places to study in Romania.

The aftermath of wars and earthquakes greatly influenced the city that now boasts of a rich history with amazing architectural structures. Enjoy lots of adventures while you take your CELTA in Bucharest, one of the fastest-growing high tech cities in Europe.

Our CELTA course in Bucharest is a four-week intensive methodology course supervised by the Cambridge Assessment English. The 120-hour training is made of individual input sessions and teaching practice with feedback and tutorials. There are theoretical inputs on teaching and learning context, language analysis, teaching skills, planning, and resources.

Our CELTA course is delivered by professional trainers who are always open to have a discussion with individual trainers, share advice, encouragement, and creativity. You should expect guided lesson planning before each teaching practice session, constructive feedback after sessions with support and guidance from your peers, and tutors.

At the end of your CELTA at Bucharest, you will have acquired not only the best ESL teaching skills but also enough confidence to teach in any classroom around the world.

Bucharest 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.

Bucharest Course Dates

Due to the on-going pandemic (COVID-19), most of the courses are now ONLINE!
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Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the face to face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Bucharest 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 Bucharest

There are two centers in Bucharest that candidates can choose from. Both centers offer exceptional teacher training courses and are moderated by experienced international tutors accredited by the Cambridge English Assessment.

Tineretului: The Tineretului CELTA center is located within the heart of Bucharest at Starda Lanariei 93-95, Bucaresti, Romania. The Tineretului center is an elite language institute, has been engaged in teacher training for almost two decades, and is a member of the European Association for Quality Language Services.

We provide an intensive yet exciting study experience with impressive training infrastructures like modern classrooms, an updated library with materials useful to trainees, computers, and internet facilities.

Racovita: Founded in 2002, the Racovita center is located at Strada Dimitre Racivita 1, Bucuresti, and has grown to become one of the top teacher training centers in Bucharest. We have a team of highly trained and motivated tutors who utilize up to date methods and materials.

With our diverse group of students and tutors, it is easy for you to understand different cultures and become a globally trained teacher. We are always ready to help in securing affordable accommodations close to the center for the duration of the CELTA course. However, we do not provide accommodations for CELTA trainees at the center.

Job Support and Placement: Bucharest, Romania

Getting your CELTA training at any of our Bucharest centers helps you qualify for better ESL jobs in any part of the world. After completing your CELTA, you can make use of some Romanian websites to search for employment in Bucharest and across the country.

Our experienced professionals will guide you on how to locate the best employers and present your application.

You also have the opportunity to speak with any of your tutors or alumni to get their experience in exploring the TEFL job market and tips on how to land a fulfilling ESL job.

Why Choose CELTA in Bucharest?

Taking a CELTA in Bucharest is an opportunity to discover a new culture while studying towards enjoying a fulfilling English teaching career. However, more than just the attractive city and diverse culture, a CELTA in Bucharest helps you qualify for a better job anywhere in the world. If you are willing to stay behind after your course in Bucharest, you can also find some fulfilling ESL opportunities within the city.

Being the largest and capital city, most of the teaching opportunities in Romania can be found in Bucharest. English teachers with a world-recognized teaching certificate like the CELTA can find openings in private language centers, public and international schools, private schools, and universities.

Across all institutions, the average pay for ESL teachers in Bucharest is between 600 USD and 1,000 USD per month, with the potential to break even. There are usually no benefits like accommodation, so you may need to have some extra funds for your first few months. For additional earnings, you can also tutor students privately.

You can apply for English teaching positions in Bucharest in September and also in January, the peak hiring periods. Most English teaching jobs in the city will require that you work between 20 and 30 hours weekly. Although the salary for teachers in Bucharest is relatively low, the cost of living is low too, making it easy for you to live a comfortable lifestyle.

Things to do in Bucharest, Romania while taking a CELTA

Bucharest, Micul Paris, or 'Little Paris' is the mesmerizing cultural and historical capital city of Romania that provides a fascinating experience for trainees taking their CELTA in the town.

Due to the effects of wars and earthquakes, Bucharest has been rebuilt several times, and some of the buildings savaged has become historical monuments. While you take your CELTA in Bucharest, explore its charming streets and parks.

Take a stroll along the Old Town, Lipscani, with its cobbled stone streets, the array of beautiful restaurants, bars, and shops. Although disasters have reshaped most parts of the city, the leftovers and rebuilt components are quite grand and interesting to see.

Centrul vechi (old center) and Cismigiu Gardens are two of the best places to see. The former is the legendary birthplace of the city, while the latter is Bucharest's oldest public garden.

While you are at the Old Center, visit the Stavropoleos Monastery with a beautifully colored geranium and a blend of renaissance, baroque, and ottoman architecture.

Other places to visit in Bucharest include the Bellu Cemetry comparable to the Pere Lachaise of Paris, the Primaverili Palace, and the Dominita Balasa.

Begin your CELTA course in Bucharest. Study for a certificate that unlocks unlimited prospects to begin your teaching career while you explore a safe and unique city.

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