Cambridge CELTA Course in Guadalajara

Famous for Mariachi music and tequila, Guadalajara is a great destination to take a CELTA certification with its bustling metropolitan center topped with a rich history and modern impression. 

TEFL Certification in Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara has all of the bustle, excitement and cosmopolitan feel of Mexico City, although it is a quieter, more laid back city that is easier to navigate. Guadalajara is also a popular spot for teachers taking a CELTA as it offers an international atmosphere while still exuding the richness of its cultural heritage and traditions.

Taking your CELTA at Guadalajara offers you the chance to be trained by a team of expert tutors with years of international experience. The professional and friendly approach by our trainers makes you comfortable and confident enough to learn and attain a high level of professionalism in English teaching within the 4 weeks intensive study period.

We follow an intensive schedule that is structured to cover all aspects of the accredited CELTA syllabus. These include course inputs on language analysis and teaching contexts as well as material sourcing, classroom management, and professional development.

You also have the opportunity to observe your tutors while they teach. This way, you can emulate effective teaching and classroom management methods. There are sessions of teaching practice where you can practice what you’ve learned while receiving feedback from your peers and tutors to ensure your continuous development.

At our CELTA institute in Guadalajara, there is always something to do after a busy day learning, teaching, and preparing classes. There are several opportunities for short excursions to help you blend your learning with a mixture of cultural activities, tours, and thrilling adventures.

Guadalajara 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.

Guadalajara 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.

Guadalajara 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 Guadalajara

Dedicated to the professional training of English language teachers, our Guadalajara institute lies in the heart of the city at Calle Francisco Rojas Gonzalez 30 between Hidalgo and Morelos, Col. Ladron de Guevera.

We are highly committed to quality service, which we provide through our modern facilities, serene environment, and a team of highly experienced and qualified trainers who constitute our greatest strength.

Job Support and Placement: Guadalajara, Mexico

Although it is common knowledge that the CELTA is your ticket to traveling the world through a fulfilling English teaching career, we understand that new CELTA graduates usually need help navigating the global TESOL marketplace and deciding where and how they will like to further their career.

During the training, trainees are allowed to discuss career-related with their tutors who are more experienced. Tutors are always available to advise professional development, where and how to conduct your job search after training, and how to relate with employers.

At the center, we are always pleased to serve as referee to our graduates to aid their job placement and increase their chances of being hired.

Why Choose CELTA in Guadalajara?

Within Guadalajara, there is no shortage of work to be found after you complete your CELTA training. There is a need for teachers at all levels, from beginners in kindergartens to adults in well-established businesses. Mexican employees are always keen to hire English speakers, and lots of local businessmen want to learn English to be able to communicate with expats from English speaking countries.

If you plan to stay on in the city after your CELTA, you can find jobs that pay up to 9,000 MXN a month, depending on the type of school or institution you work. There are openings that you can explore in private language institutions, international schools, public primary, secondary schools, and higher institutions.

Based on the average salary, there is usually enough to break even and live in Guadalajara comfortably as the costs of living is less than Mexico City. However, you may need to maintain some cost-saving habits. Eating out is relatively inexpensive, and buying food is also reasonably cheap, but as always, buying in markets and making your meals will save you a lot.

Things to do in Guadalajara, Mexico while taking a CELTA

Guadalajara is an incredible city you will fall in love with it if you love taking casual strolls. The city has a lot of pedestrian-only roads where you can tour the city on foot without bothering about cars or traffic. In your free time during the CELTA training, there is a considerable amount of places to visit and things to do.

From visiting Cathedrals with fascinating architecture and museums to excursions to nearby ranches and rivers for relaxation. Said to be the second most metropolitan city in Mexico after Mexico City, Guadalajara coexists with a mix of history and modernity.

Start by taking a walk in the picturesque Tlaquepaque Park, known for its galleries and artisan shops. Have a snack from a street vendor as you listen to a mariachi band, or eat at one of the many restaurants that dot the area. Tlaquepaque itself was once a city now part of Guadalajara. It means place above clay land and is famous for beautiful handmade painted pottery that you can buy as souvenirs.

Guadalajara is also famous for its architecture, and there are many places not to be missed. Locate the gorgeous Hospicio Cabañas and the Metropolitan Cathedral or the Teatro Degollado. You can also visit the city’s zoo or take a distillery tour. If you’re interested in the history of tequila, there is even a tequila train which includes entertainment, food and of course tequila tastings!

The coastal town called Puerto Vallarta is one of the famous spots in the city. A little further afield, you can visit La Barranca de Huentitán, a stunning natural park with thermal baths.

Although often overlooked, Guadalajara offers some mouth-watering cuisines. Try the locals’ favorite called Tortas ahogadas, which means drowned sandwiches. The dish is made of fried pork and birote bread soaked in chili pepper sauce. 

Get your CELTA certificate in Guadalajara. Explore the second largest and one of the best cities to visit in Mexico as you study for a certificate that opens a window of opportunities across the world.

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