Cambridge CELTA Course in Dubai

A world-famous tourist city best known for its sightseeing attractions, Dubai is undoubtedly an excellent choice for TEFL teachers seeking adventure while taking the CELTA course.

TEFL Certification in Dubai, UAE

Dubai is the biggest city in the United Arab Emirates, the top city for international visitor spending globally and the sixth most visited city in the world. It is home to some of the most attractive architectural structures in the world where TEFL trainees can visit and make memorable experiences. Apart from this, Dubai also offers excellent job opportunities with lucrative salaries and competitive benefits, for all ESL teachers with a CELTA.

Our TEFL institutes in Dubai offer the Cambridge CELTA conducted by certified tutors who are professional and experienced teacher trainers. Our hands-on practical teaching ensures that you develop all the necessary skills of a qualified English teacher to teach ESL learners across the world.

The course is suitable for candidates with no experience, experienced teachers, or individuals who wish to obtain a professional qualification for better opportunities in the global TEFL market.

During the course, you will attend seminars on teaching and learning context, classroom management, and methods of preparing effective lesson plans and resources. You will also be engaged in real-life teaching practice with supported lesson planning, peer observations, and feedback sessions. By the end of the 4-week intensive course, you will have a better chance of exploring a rewarding teaching career with limitless opportunities to travel and explore different cultures.

Dubai 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.

Dubai 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.

Dubai 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 Dubai

We have two TEFL institutes in Dubai, where we focus on delivering world-class teacher training courses to all our trainees through professionally trained tutors and custom-designed facilities that support learning.

Sheikh Zayed Center: Our Sheik Zayed center is located at Al Barsha within a beautiful, well-done and spacious premise. The center offers a view of the famous Burj al Arab and is close to popular landmarks such as the Mall of The Emirates. Furthermore, it is only three minutes’ walk to the metro station. At the Sheikh Zayed center, we offer in-training support through friendly staff/tutors and also provide accommodation support for trainees from abroad or those who reside far from the center.

Knowledge Park Center: This TEFL center is located at Dubai Knowledge Park, in the heart of Dubai city. The center has been in operation for over twelve years providing language and teacher training solutions and boasts of a diverse student population. At this center, we employ unique engagement methodologies that ensure every trainee is carried along throughout the course. We also offer accommodation advice to students willing to stay close to the center.

Job Support and Placement: Dubai, UAE

Both our TEFL training centers in Dubai are associated with top-rated international organizations that we utilize to ensure our CELTA trainees stay connected to opportunities during and after their CELTA course.

We offer career advice and references to all our candidates to support them in finding jobs immediately after their training. You also have access to consulting services with experienced ESL professionals and alumni to guide you throughout your teaching career.

At the Knowledge Park center, we offer job placement subject to availability and performance for the top graduating CELTA trainee. Also, the best graduating CELTA candidates may get some part-time or hourly positions to teach at the Sheikh Zayed center.

All CELTA trainees are provided with seminars on job applications, CV preparations, interviews, and other skills necessary to get a job quickly within the global TEFL market.

Why Choose CELTA in Dubai?

The United Arab Emirates is one of the best destinations in the world for immigrant job seekers, including ESL teachers with a CELTA certificate. This certificate is well recognized and approved in the United Arab Emirates; hence, graduates in Dubai can get teaching offers quickly. Also, the large international community ensures that ESL teachers from foreign countries feel at home within the state.

Teaching opportunities in Dubai are mostly freelance, especially for CELTA graduates who choose to work with language schools. However, you may also get permanent job contracts with international schools that a lot of ESL teachers prefer. Usually, these institutions give probation of two months before a permanent offer.

Monthly salary for ESL teachers in Dubai is quite attractive between 2,500 USD and 5,500 USD, depending upon your qualifications and experience. The salary sometimes include incentives such as airfare, health benefits, accommodation and other bonuses. As a beginner TEFL teacher in Dubai, you will be able to earn enough to live comfortably and save.

Things to do in Dubai, UAE while taking a CELTA

Dubai is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and it’s an exciting choice for CELTA candidates who are lovers of history, fashion, shopping, adventure, and entertainment. If we begin listing the places to visit as a TEFL trainee in Dubai, the list will be unending, so below are some of the most popular spots.

The Burj Khalifa, also famed as the world’s tallest building, is one of the most visited spots in the city. From the Sheikh Zayed center, you can catch a glimpse of this building, but nothing beats getting a good view or stepping into the architectural masterpiece itself.

The Dubai Mall is another landmark, from where you can enter into the Burj Khalifa and the famous Dubai Aquarium housing several exotic sea animals in a suspended tank.

If you are taking your CELTA in Dubai in January or February, then you should attend the Dubai Shopping Festival. Other places to visit in Dubai include the Dubai Museum, the Bastakia Quarters, also known as Old Dubai and the Heritage and Diving Village.

For relaxation and entertainment, stop for a nighttime show at the Dubai Opera, probably a ballet or musical concert. On the weekend, after a TEFL class or session, visit the Jumeirah Beach for relaxation or watch kite surfers at the Kite Beach.

Don’t forget to try some of the famous Dubai traditional food like the local pizza, Manousheh, Al Harees made of wheat and meat, and Al Machboos (rice, onion, spices, and meat) which you should enjoy with salad and yogurt. If you are vegetarian, try the Tabbouleh salad garnished with blueberry and corn.

Begin your CELTA course in Dubai to obtain a globally recognized teaching qualification while you enjoy exploring some of the most popular destinations, cultures and cuisines in the Middle East.

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