Cambridge CELTA Course in Geneva

Experience the charm of the biggest city in Romandy surrounded by Alps and mountains. Just like the rest of Switzerland, Geneva offers CELTA candidates a first-class education system and an opportunity to enjoy the highest standards of living.

TEFL Certification in Geneva, Switzerland

Taking a TEFL in Geneva is quite tempting. Besides the possibility of getting fulfilling offers at the end of your course where you can teach and travel, there is an opportunity to learn a variety of languages while you study. While taking your TEFL in Geneva, you can enjoy sunbathing at the largest Lake in Central Europe, relax in any of the numerous parks and gardens, take in the beauty of the cobbled stone streets, and have a memorable study abroad experience.

Our CELTA training center in Geneva trains teachers on necessary ESL teaching skills as they study to obtain the world-renowned CELTA certificate. The course is moderated by our professional teacher trainers certified by the University of Cambridge. During the five weeks intensive course, you will learn how to create an efficient learning environment, plan and resource lessons, and have a knowledge of language awareness.

You will observe a minimum of 6 hours of classes taken by experienced teachers, engage in lesson preparation with the support of a professional tutor, and teach at least two to three times a week. Practical teaching takes place in a real teaching environment and is observed by tutors who will give you feedback on where to improve on your classroom delivery. We also offer a ten-week part-time course for candidates who may not be able to devote five weeks to the course without interruption.

Trainees teachers that obtain their CELTA at the Geneva center will be equipped with practical skills, knowledge and be able to teach confidently anywhere in the world.

Geneva 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.

Geneva 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.

Geneva 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 Geneva

Our Geneva CELTA institute is part of a British based education provider established in 1955. With long term experience training teachers and delivering language solutions for over 60 years, we have grown to become an internationally recognized institution with a reputation for quality.

Our Geneva center is located at Route de Ferney, 150, 1202, Geneva Switzerland close to some United Nations organizations and within a well-equipped premise. Trainees have access to spacious classrooms conducive for learning, stationeries for teaching practice, an on-site café with photocopiers and printers, a cafeteria to relax, and a preparation room.

Our highly experienced tutors are experts in the field and utilize a wide variety of effective teaching methods. They are also readily available to attend to your needs and ensure that you have a positive and fulfilling study period.

Job Support and Placement: Geneva, Switzerland

With your CELTA from Geneva, you will be able to access the best teaching opportunities within the city and across the world. However, we understand the need for support in navigating the global TEFL market.

Our tutors are ready to guide you and offer advice on CV preparations, how to answer questions during the interview, and tips on how to deal with prospective employers. Also, we act as a reference for our teachers on request.

Why Choose CELTA in Geneva?

Geneva is a major economic hub and the second-largest city in Switzerland. Being an international city attracts ex-pats, and there is also a lot of locals who are eager to learn the English language either in preparation for an international exam or to improve their chances of getting better job prospects. There are many opportunities to find an ESL job in Geneva as a qualified teacher with a CELTA certificate.

Geneva is home to lots of international schools in Switzerland. There are also private language schools, hotel schools, public schools, and language centers where ESL teachers can find openings. English teachers work an average of 22 to 25 hours per week, and the best time to apply for jobs is between September and January.

The average salary for ESL teachers in Geneva is between 3,800 USD to 5,500 USDdepending on the type of institution, qualifications, experience as well as contract length. There may also be other benefits, but these vary greatly depending on the institution.

Geneva has a high cost of living like the rest of the country, but teachers are still able to break even. The city is beautiful and pleasant to live in. You will find several outdoor events and music festivals to attend during your holidays.

Things to do in Geneva, Switzerland while taking a CELTA

There are a lot of things and activities to engage in while you study for a CELTA in Geneva. You will enjoy a calming lakeside life, a lot of night activities, varied cuisines, natural wonders, and beautiful architectural structures. CELTA candidates who will like to see the best of Geneva may wait a while after the course to explore or arrive in the city before the course begins for enough time to enjoy the sights.

Your first trip should be to Lake Geneva, sometimes referred to as Lac Leman. The Lake is famed as one of the biggest in Europe. Get striking views of sunbathers or take a dip in the Lake yourself. You may also enjoy yachting, canoeing, and skiing, and some other activities. Away from the Lake is the famous pencil fountain, Jet d’Eau, which sends water up into the air at over a hundred meters and is visible dorm several points on the city.

An adrenaline-pumping activity you can engage in while you take your CELTA in Geneva is to climb the Mont Saleve. If you are bold enough, you can paraglide from France to Switzerland by jumping off the cliff edge with a parachute. Climb to the top towers of the St Pierres Cathedral for a stunning view of the Lake and surrounding mountains.

To get a feel of the ancient city, Explore the cobblestoned streets of Old Town, starting at the Place du Bourg-de-Four the oldest place in the city, then stop to relax on the longest bench in the world.

On a weekend or hot afternoon, visit the famous beach called Bains des Paquis to relax. There you can grab a delicious Swiss fondue and cheese and eat with the locals. Another interesting spot is the La Pointe de la Jonction, where two rivers meet. The most exciting thing about this is that, on one side is a very clear river while the other beside it is a very murky river, and both rivers meet but do not mix.

Taking our CELTA in Geneva is an opportunity to try some of the best coffees in Switzerland. Visit Valmandin for a selection of black gold and gulp down some goodness with enough to take home.

Obtain your CELTA in Geneva. Become qualified to teach English in any part of the world while you enjoy the amazing natural wonders of the city and the Swiss lifestyle.

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