Cambridge CELTA Course in Hamburg

Breath-taking Museum Ships, Fantastic Harbor area, a centuries-old Fish Market and the vibrant Street of Reeperbahn, the coastal city of Hamburg has much more to offer than just a location to take a CELTA.

TEFL Certification in Hamburg, Germany

Taking a CELTA in the port city of Hamburg, located at the edge of the River Elbe is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The city is a center of attraction which ranks as the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin. It offers the most attractive monumental structures, art galleries, lakes, and museums that TEFL course candidates can enjoy while they study.

At our teacher training center in Hamburg, located with easy access to the city's main attraction spots, we conduct the CELTA course over 4 weeks. Our candidates spend approximately 120 hours working and learning with tutors and colleagues. They are expected to spend the same length of time studying on their own and working on assignments.

A typical day of training starts with two sessions of course inputs in consonance with the Cambridge course syllabus, feedback sessions on teaching practice from the previous day and guidance for the next day's practice. During the lunch break, the candidates spend time preparing their lesson plans, while the rest of the day is spent on teaching practice.

Our teaching practice is organized such that you get to teach real-life students on different levels. Your teaching will be observed by experienced tutors who are very supportive and kind. You will receive feedback to help you improve and develop your classroom competence to an optimized level before the end of the course.

Hamburg 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.

Hamburg Course Dates

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Hamburg 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 Hamburg

Our TEFL training center in Hamburg is located in an open and expansive atmosphere at 19 Isekai of the peaceful Eppendorf residential area of Hamburg. The teacher training center was opened in 2003 and situated on an Art Nouveau period Villa close to attractive spots in the city. There are a few bars, the Alster lake, and the underground station just a few minutes away.

We have an ultra-modern range of facilities. There are classrooms well equipped with MP3 players and overhead projectors, a well-stocked library with up to date reference and resource material. We also have full wifi access and a data projector all aimed at helping trainees realize their full potentials as global English teachers.

In addition to this, we also offer accommodation to our CELTA trainees. There are fully furnished rooms with shared facilities like kitchen and bathroom plus a living room and phone available throughout the training. We may also assist you in finding accommodation outside the center if you prefer to stay with the locals.

Job Support and Placement: Hamburg, Germany

We understand that taking off into the TESOL global market after the course training maybe a bit daunting. As a result, we have put measures in place to support our CELTA graduates as regards job applications and practical tips on making the best of their career after the training.

To improve the chances of our TEFL graduates, we often act as referees putting in a good word for you as this is important in helping prospective employers understand your new qualifications. We are well-known for our practical support and act as career advisors for which a number of our alumni can attest.

From our wealth of experience and relationship with language schools all over the country, we offer advice to our newly qualified teachers on how to approach prospective employers, how to make the most of their teaching skills and even legal and bureaucratic advise where necessary.

A lot of our graduates stay behind to explore opportunities in Germany while others take on positions different teaching contexts in other parts of the world.

Why Choose CELTA in Hamburg?

Taking a TEFL such as CELTA in Hamburg is one of the best options for teachers hoping to boost their English teaching careers, especially those looking to broaden their experience. Germany is known for high-quality education, and with its strong international economy, there is a thriving market for business English teachers with an internationally recognized certificate as the CELTA.

There are a variety of English teaching jobs in the city of Hamburg. You can teach business English and work with adults, take private students, teach English at companies, or get an offer with a language school teaching students all day. Although a lot of teachers in Germany take freelance teaching jobs, it is also possible to get some stable work with a school.

On average, an English teacher in Germany works about 25 hours per week and can earn as much as 2,000 Euros per month. Since most jobs can be found on a freelance basis, it means the more you work, the more you earn, the cost of living is also quite high.

Our TEFL course graduates who chose to stay behind and work in the city find that working in Hamburg can be a fascinating experience. The transport system is punctual and easy to navigate, there is a large expat community, lots of places to relax, and you can find a flexible work schedule that gives you time to travel and explore.

Things to do in Hamburg, Germany while taking a CELTA

Hamburg's location as a port city and link between the sea and numerous islands gives it the reputation as the getaway of Germany. Well-known for its harbor area, exciting nightlife, canals, monuments and museums, there are several interesting places to visit in the city.

Amongst the many places to visit in Hamburg is the Hamburger Hafen, also known as the Port of Hambourg. Here you will find a lot of interesting attractions like beautiful traditional harbor lines with vintage ships, the Rickmer Rickmers ship situated along the river in Landungsbrucken and a warehouse district with the tall brick buildings which were used to store dried fruits and spices.

You can also take a trip to the Miniatur Wunderland, the world largest model railways. The astonishing toy railway has several representations of different countries and covers over a thousand square meters and trains. Another place to visit is the Kunsthalle Hamburg, one of Germany top art galleries with fine painting collections and contemporary art. Then visit Nikolaifleet, famed as Hamburg's most beautiful canal.

There is also the St Pauli neighborhood with its amazing street art and the St Micheal Church which is the most famous church in the city. Stop at the Chocoversum Chocolate Museum to make your own chocolate and visit Hamburg's famous entertainment district, Reeperbahn.

Hamburg is also home to the longest river tunnel in the world, the Elbtunnel, admire the interior from end to end and revel in the splendor of under river passage. As a CELTA trainee, you can relax in the evenings close to the Alster lake, watch the sunset and swans swim as you enjoy a bottle of cold drink.

Obtain your CELTA in Hamburg at our Cambridge certified institute located in the heart of Germany's second-largest city. Experience amazing german culture, cuisines, and a country that offers you easy access to other exciting parts of the world.

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