Cambridge CELTA Course in Gzira

The rich culture, perfect environment, and excellent craftsmanship that enhances Gzira city are only a couple of the highlights that make it an appealing town to take a CELTA course.

TEFL Certification in Gzira, Malta

Gzira, which means "Island", is a town in the central region of Malta, a pleasant locality famous for its restaurants and situated between Msida and Sliema bordering Ta'Xbiex. Gzira town is made up of colorful structures, tasty local foods, bricks, stones, and recycled materials.

The city is a significant point of attraction for both tourists and students considering learning and starting a life in Malta. More than just a unique landscape, Gzira has boundless opportunities for new and experienced teachers looking into taking their CELTA training in a bubbly city.

Our center in Gzira offers classes in both theoretical and practical teacher training. The 4-week intensive course includes peer observation, cultural integration, and supervised lesson preparation. Our tutors are certified from the University of Cambridge and come from diverse language backgrounds, always available to share first-hand knowledge with trainees.

Trainees at our Gzira center are required to take a written test for evaluation. This is used to check the progress of each trainee in the center. Sessions are supported by written and oral feedback from tutors, which help to monitor your progress and determine where you need to put more effort.

With a friendly environment and dedicated training time allotted to each trainee, we stand out for offering the best CELTA training services. There are also scheduled trips to local points of attraction within and outside the town, which means you do not only learn but also get opportunities to explore the city.

Gzira 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.

Gzira 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.

Gzira 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 Gzira

Our CELTA center is located in the heart of Malta at 12 Taliana Lane, GZR1723 Gzira, close to several tourist attraction sites like the Orpheum Theater and KapparaTraining sessions are held in a facility with modern classrooms, a standard common room, an administrative office, and a relaxation center where trainees can relax in between classes.

There are flight booking services and airport pick-up for the ease of trainees coming from outside the country. We offer unlimited internet service with computers, printers, and photocopiers. There is also an updated library equipped with practical training materials for trainees.

Additionally, there is provision for accommodation for our trainees, both on-campus and off-campus. The accommodation options available include campus residence, hibernia hostel, host family, hotels, and apartments. These accommodations come with different services such as free Wi-Fi, 24/7 reception, laundry service, breakfast, standard room, and air-conditioning.

Job Support and Placement: Gzira, Malta

Our center in Gzira offers trainees diverse job support options ranging from internship and traineeship, holiday traineeship, study and work, international internship, short-term internship, and staff mobility.

All these are ways the center is giving back to the trainees, to ease them the stress of job hunting. Also, our trainees are advised to explore the job dedicated website to peruse different job openings globally.

There are also different packages attached to the job offers, with salaries dependent on qualifications and experience.

Why Choose CELTA in Gzira?

The education system of Malta allows for all schools to teach in English hence a need for qualified English teachers in schools across the country. With a CELTA certificate in Gzira, our graduates have access to various job opportunities, not just in Gzira and Malta, but worldwide. The CELTA certificate is globally recognized, and so trainees can travel to any country of their choice to pursue their teaching career.

The vast majority of job opportunities in Malta can be found in bigger cities like Valletta, St. Juliana, and Sliema. In these locations, CELTA graduates can work in colleges, private schools, international schools, language schools, and universities. Also, there is an opportunity for seasonal teaching jobs, especially during the summer. Usually, these jobs are on a contract basis for a year or two.

Jobs are available in Gzira all year-round, although it is usually on the rise from April to the end of summer. ESL teachers earn an average between 700 EUR and 1,000 EUR per month working about 20 -25 working hours per week. Although Malta is a relatively cheap country to live in compared to a lot of other countries in Europe, teachers toll need to maintain a frugal spending budget to live comfortably.

English teachers in Malta can work on a temporary visa, especially during the summer months. Those from Australia and New Zealand can work in the country using their working holiday visas for a specified period.

Things to do in Gzira, Malta while taking a CELTA

Malta, with no doubt, is a city with vibrant historical and cultural gems, conducive weather, clear blue sea, and tranquil beaches. All these and many more are what pulls people to the city from all over the world. The locals are friendly and accommodative, basically giving you the feeling of home. While taking your CELTA course in Gzira, be assured of exploring the beautiful town and its surrounding cities.

Malta has a rich history dating back to almost 7,000 years. A visit to some museum and beautifully adorn structure in Gzira should be added to your list. Places like Grandmaster's Palace, St. John's Co-cathedral, Upper Barrakka Garden, Grand Habour, National Museum of Archaeology, and Spinola Bay are beautiful spots to visit.

You should also indulge in your favorite hobbies while in Gzira, explore the exquisite coastline while swimming, or diving. For thrilling watersports adventures, try the Zapata Flyboard for an adrenaline umpimg experience. You may also visit the Aquarrigo Scuba Diving center in the heart of Ta'Xbiex for an unforgettable diving experience.

Foodies are not left out of the fun as Malta is famous for its tasty and unique local cuisine with Maltese restaurants specializing in Mediterranean food. Try out dishes like Fenek, Gbejniet, Pastizzi, Aljotta, Hobza biz zejt or Ftiraand Maltese Snacks. For delicious Maltese drinks, try the Kinnie and Cisk.

Begin your CELTA course in Gzira. Explore different opportunities to begin or further your teaching career while you enjoy the prospect of settling in a stress-free city with great adventures.

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