Cambridge CELTA Course in Cape Town

Cape Town has a reputation for being one of the most multicultural cities in the world. The fantastic mix of rich culture, architectural beauty, and world-class cuisines, makes it an excellent destination to complete your CELTA.

TEFL Certification in Cape Town, South Africa

Taking a CELTA course in Cape Town is an exciting opportunity to experience the diverse culture and rich history of South Africa while also obtaining an accredited English teaching qualification that would help you achieve your career objectives. While you take your TEFL in Cape Town, you will enjoy the stunning views, delicious cuisines, friendly people, and a vibrant environment with the right atmosphere for learning.

Our TEFL language centers in Cape Town are situated within lively suburbs with an active student environment suitable for combining study, fun, and relaxation. Our intensive CELTA course is accredited by the University of Cambridge and recognized by TEFL employers across the world.

The course combines practical training with a well-outlined theory that ensures all trainees develop confidence and effectiveness to handle a classroom even if they have never had any teaching experience. The course includes thoroughly supervised teaching practice, tutorial support, supervised lesson planning, as well as oral and written feedback by experienced teacher training professionals.

On completing the course, which lasts approximately 120 hours and runs for a period of 4 weeks, you will receive a certificate from Cambridge and a report with details of your areas of strengths and weaknesses.

Cape Town 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.

Cape Town 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.

Cape Town 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 Cape Town

Our training centers in Cape Town provide trainees from all over the world a fantastic all-round study and travel experience. The course is made of quality training of international standards with lessons delivered by tutors who are professional and enthusiastic. Our tutors at both centers are patient enough to ensure every trainee is carried along and achieve their TEFL career objectives.

The Georges Center: The Georges center is centrally located with smooth access for trainees to discover the beautiful city. Our most significant advantages lie in our convenient location, excellent facilities, and experienced staff. We also provide accommodation close to the center ranging from homestay and campus accommodation to student residences.

The Regent Center: The Regent Street is situated at the heart of Sea Point, Cape Town. The center is located close to many restaurants and cafes for TEFL trainees to relax after or in between classes. We offer a positive and enjoyable learning environment with facilities including a library, comfortable classrooms, Wi-Fi, listening labs, a quiet space to work on your assignments and study, and a canteen that serves a variety of food. There is also a variety of accommodation options within walking distance of the center.

Job Support and Placement: Cape Town, South Africa

At both centers, we are always eager to help trainees scale through till they settle at their first job after training. We do these by sharing information pertaining to the TESOL job market and providing information on the best job opportunities around the world.

We have acquired several local and international links through over two decades of experience and knowledge of the ESL industry. We regularly share this knowledge during the CELTA TEFL course to assist trainees in finding work.

Why Choose CELTA in Cape Town?

South Africa's exposure from hosting the world cup in 2010, coupled with the excellent weather, attracts visitors from all over the world; hence there is a demand for English teaching. However, most of the ESL opportunities in Cape Town are volunteer positions.

ESL teachers with a CELTA certificate in Cape Town can find opportunities in government-sponsored programs such as the Fulbright Scholar Program, private schools, and recruitment agencies.

Getting a TEFL job in Cape Town is relatively easy, especially with individuals who hold a recognized teaching qualification like the CELTA. You can find a job online on job websites or specific TEFL job listings. You may also physically visit language school to introduce yourself and make inquiries on vacancies.

The salary for ESL teachers in Cape Town is usually enough to live comfortably, not necessarily get rich. English teachers in Cape Town, South Africa may earn as much as 1,200 USD per month.

Cape Town is an exciting city to live in. There are several places to visit, and the transport system is excellent, making it easy for teachers to travel to and from work and also explore the city.

Things to do in Cape Town, South Africa while taking a CELTA

Once named Cape of Storms until it was changed to Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town is recognized as South Africa's oldest city and one of the oldest European cities in Africa. Cape Town is one of the most aesthetically pleasing cities and popular destinations with lively culture, art, and adventure. CELTA trainees in Cape Town will get to try several delicious cuisines, meet friendly people, and make great memories.

Table Mountain is the most famous of all tourist attractions in Cape Town and one of the best places to visit in the city. The site is excellent for CELTA trainees who love to connect with nature, and it offers impressive views of the city. If you decide to trek up the mountain instead of taking a cable ride, then you will have yourself an adventure and see many iconic pieces like the 12 Apostles and the Lion's Head.

Another spot you shouldn't miss while you take your TEFL in Cape Town is the Boulders Beach, a great place to relax and enjoy the astonishing view of penguins’ colony. For a dash of history, visit the Castle of Good Hope, which represents a part of the city's colonial history. You can also take a trip to the Company Gardens, take a stroll in the beautiful garden, and get to feed the tamed squirrels.

Other interesting places to visit in Cape Town include the St George's Cathedral, the V and A Waterfront, Robben Island, and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you want an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, then visit Bo Kaap, one of the oldest neighborhoods with colorful buildings and a calm atmosphere.

Gain your CELTA in Cape Town, a vibrant historic city. Enjoy the calm and friendly environment while you study for one of the most recognized English teaching certificates that can help you fulfill your professional dreams.

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