Cambridge CELTA Course in La Spezia

In addition to offering a spectacular mix of historical splendor, picturesque coastal landscape, and scenic seaside villages, La Spezia is home to amazing teaching opportunities and a thriving ESL market for qualified teachers.

TEFL Certification in La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia is the second-largest city in the Liguria province and a major port city in Italy. Located on the Mediterranean Sea and serving as a beautiful link to the scenic coastal villages of Cinque Terre, the city provides an exciting mix of history and adventure for international students willing to take a CELTA.

We strive to provide you with a unique study experience by offering high-quality teacher training delivered methodically for effective results. Our experienced tutors deliver lessons and moderate practical classes using a subtle mix of praise and constructive criticism that puts our trainees at ease and ensures effective learning in a comfortable atmosphere.

In addition to our innovative training and unique method of delivery, we also offer you a session of professional pre-service training to further expose you to the world of English teaching. As part of the training requirements, you will undergo periods of practical teaching with feedback and evaluation sessions. You will also be expected to observe our experienced tutors and learn new practical methods of English teaching.

By the end of your training, you will have developed sufficient professional teaching skills and enough confidence to compete favorably in the ever-dynamic global TEFL market.

La Spezia 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.

La Spezia Course Dates

Due to the on-going pandemic (COVID-19), most of the courses are now ONLINE!
Contact us, to receive an update on the upcoming CELTA course, dates & fees in La Spezia.

Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the face to face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

La Spezia 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 La Spezia

Founded in the year 1980 and well situated in the heart of Cinque Terre area on the north-western coast of Italy, our La Spezia CELTA institute offers students an exciting getaway to the beautiful Italian environment while earning their CELTA. 

We are situated in a very spacious and welcoming environment where students have access to modern facilities such as a fully-stocked library with updated materials, comfortable classroom with modern technology and a lounge suitable for relaxation.

We also have a team of friendly and experienced tutors, some of which have handled over 60 CELTA courses around the world, who are dedicated to ensuring your professional development in and out of the classroom.

Job Support and Placement: La Spezia, Italy

We are not just a teacher training institute but also a professional and career grooming center. Right from the point of your application, we provide career guidance and advice. We are interested in helping you take the right steps to fulfill your professional ambitions.

Our experienced tutors will advise you on how to effectively put together a portfolio that will thrive in the global TESOL market. We provide contacts of prospective employers and put a word or two on behalf of our graduates to employers as required.

A large percentage of our CELTA trainees end up taking positions as teachers or administrators in language schools across La Spezia while others travel overseas to pursue their career.

Why Choose CELTA in La Spezia?

Generally, Italy is an attractive destination for English teachers with a CELTA due to several reasons. First, it is a major European commercial center with a growing market for teachers, especially in the teaching of Business English. Secondly, there are lots of opportunities for private tutoring among the locals seeking to improve their chances of getting a job by learning the English language.

The variety of English jobs in Italian towns, including La Spezia, can be found in private language centers, summer camps, and more profoundly, the private tutoring opportunities. It is common to find English teachers organizing a group of students instead of just one to make more money and save time.

An average English teacher in Italy can make up to 1,000 EUR a month while one with a certificate and experience can earn as much as 1,900 EUR per month. Even more, you can earn extra with private tutoring, which brings an average of 15 EUR per hour.  Jobs can be applied for all year round, especially in September through October.

La Spezia is one of the most amazing places to live in Europe. There is a scenic environment, friendly people, an electric city lifestyle, and friendly cost of living. Due to its coastal location, it is also easy to travel and explore other cities from La Spezia, giving you opportunities to have fun and relax while you earn a decent living.

Things to do in La Spezia, Italy while taking a CELTA

The famous five villages of Cinque Terre are probably the most exciting features of La Spezia. However, apart from these scenic seaside villages, there are several other spots for our CELTA trainees to visit and lots of things to do while studying in the port city of La Spezia. 

At the top of the list for many tourists is the boat ride to Cinque Terre. This is more desirable for our CELTA trainees who may not have the time for a full tour of the charming villages. You can enjoy a boat ride across the area and admire the picturesque landscape. 

Another interesting place to visit is the Biassa; this hilltop town can be described as a gem mounted atop the hill with fascinating views of steep buildings and the Italian Riviera. At Biassa, you have the opportunity to experience a great deal of the Italian lifestyle. There are amazing restaurants where you can have a taste of delicious Italian cuisines. Try the traditional pasta dish called Tagliolini ai mirtilli con crema di funghi made of blueberries and mushroom sauce, the famous pesto pasta or Focaccia which is an oven-baked flatbread usually eaten as a side dish.

More places to visit in La Spezia include the Porto Venere, a charming harbor town located at the mouth of Golfo dei Poeti, the Tellaro with its legendary octopus hero and the Island of Palmaria, which is the largest archipelago in south Porto Venere. The island features a beautiful and diverse range of flora and fauna including pines, strawberry trees, gecko colonies, bats and goats.

Apply for your CELTA in La Spezia and explore the amazing coastal city with a wide range of delicious cuisines and scenic seaside villages while you obtain the skills to become a professional English teacher with a globally recognized certificate.

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