Cambridge CELTA Course in Cebu

Cebu, also known as "Queen City of the South," is the oldest city in the Philippines located on an Island. With its position as the cultural center of the Philippines, the beautiful historical structures, and vibrant environment, Cebu is an attractive town to get a CELTA.

TEFL Certification in Cebu, Philippines

Second only to Manila, Cebu is a highly growing island city surrounded by mountains. More than just a historical city, it is also highly entertaining. There are stunning white sand beaches to relax and a lot of attraction sites to visit while you take your CELTA at Cebu. More so, the city offers delicious cuisines, especially the famous Cebu Lechon.

We offer the 4 weeks intensive CELTA program made of detailed input sessions moderated by accredited teacher trainers. The course is well detailed with a balanced mix of theoretical lessons and practical teaching.

Classes focus on all aspects of the CELTA syllabus as approved by the Cambridge Language Assessment, including language awareness, learning and teaching, classroom management, materials sourcing, and professional development.

Our teaching practice sessions, which form an integral part of the course, are overseen by a course tutor and includes tutorial support and consultation. At the end of each teaching practice, there will be an evaluation and feedback session where you can find out your progress and discuss your strengths and weaknesses with your tutors.

By the end of the training, all CELTA candidates will have developed the latest English teaching skills and obtained a certificate that allows them to teach and travel the world.

Cebu 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.

Cebu Course Dates

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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.

Cebu 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 Cebu

Our Cebu CELTA center is located within the heart of Cebu City on the 16th floor of GAGFAIT tower, Cabahug Street, Panagdait, Mabolo, Cebu.

Over the years, the center has committed to providing international standard teacher training with quality state of the art facilities. The center is positioned within a purpose-built school at the top floor of a tower providing an airy environment with classy views of the city. There are comfortable classrooms, a variety of lounges, and self-study areas for CELTA students to enjoy.

Furthermore, our all-inclusive study plan includes an arrangement for trainees' accommodations, meals, and transportation within the locality. Trainees also enjoy free wi-fi and internet access throughout the premises, a cafeteria that provides a variety of meals three times daily, and a student support desk to help with all your affairs during the period of study.

Job Support and Placement: Cebu, Philippines

We offer full job support to trainees during and after their training. CELTA graduates from our center have the opportunity of exploring job opportunities at our partner schools in China. Also, we have a blog dedicated to showcasing ESL job opportunities in the Philippines and across the world.

CELTA trainees enjoy access to this blog and can apply for jobs through the outlet. We also have a strong alumni body where current trainees can connect with alumni to learn from their experiences.

Why Choose CELTA in Cebu?

As a country, the Philippines rank as the sixth-largest in South East Asia and is famed for having a low rate of unemployment. In addition to this, the government of the country continually makes efforts to improve the education sector. These factors, combined with the increasing number of immigrants into the country, contribute to a growing demand for English teachers.

There is a high standard of English in the country, and having a TELF certificate gives you an edge over other candidates seeking an English teaching position. Types of English teaching jobs for English teachers with a CELTA in Cebu include private language academies, technical and vocational institutes, private schools, and international schools.

Besides Cebu and the capital city of Manila, you can also find a few opportunities in Pampanga and other fairly big cities. Teachers with a CELTA in Cebu can apply for positions anytime in the year, but the peak hiring period is in March. For the hiring process, a face to face interview is mostly required, and you may be asked to carry out a teaching demonstration with real students. Across the various teaching options and institutions, the average pay for teachers in Cebu is about 1,500 USD per month.

The cost of living in Cebu is low; hence, your salary will be enough to break even and save. You may be able to save more if you often take private teaching jobs.

Things to do in Cebu, Philippines while taking a CELTA

Cebu is dotted with a very stunning landscape. It has an abundance of activities, tourist sites, and watersports. The things that fascinate CELTA trainees in Cebu the most include the white sand beaches, mouthwatering cuisines, especially the Lechon for which the City is famous and natural wonders like mountains and waterfalls.

Begin your adventure in Cebu by visiting the Kawasan Falls, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions sites in the city. This spot will serve as an amazing relaxation spot after the intense classes, or to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Malapascua, the "bad Easter" destination, should be next on your list. This site has a rich history behind it and is a good spot for outdoor activities like diving and snorkeling. Try exploring the site on a Kayak and have the most amazing experience. Other splendid falls in Cebu include the Aguinid Falls which is, multi-tiered and exciting.

Attend the grand Sinulog festival if you are taking your CELTA in Cebu in January. The exciting festival features parades in colorful outfits, a traditional ritual dance that you would find really amusing and entertaining music.

You should not leave Cebu without tasting the mouthwatering dishes. Local cuisines are popular among the locals and can be found as street food, which is easily affordable. Get a bite of the sweet pork called Humba, and you will yearn for more. Some other street foods common among the locals include fish soup and vegetables called Larang, Kwek Kwek, a type of fried, boiled egg, and Tuslob Buwa, pig's brain. No doubt, Cebu has the best tasting Lechon, so enjoy it.

Begin your CELTA course in Cebu. Obtain the prestigious CELTA certificate while you enjoy beautiful dishes in Cebu alongside the calmness of nature found in its natural landscape.

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