Cambridge CELTA Course in Lisbon

Captivatingly located along the Atlantic coast on the northern bank of the famous Tagus River, the Portuguese capital sits on seven hills and serves as a fascinating destination for CELTA students.

TEFL Certification in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is famous as the second oldest capital city in Europe and one of the oldest cities in the world. The city has an overwhelming nightlife, mouth-watering cuisines, historic boulevards, and incredible architectural structures. Taking a CELTA course in Lisbon is a perfect choice for students with opportunities to have fun and experience a new culture while studying.

Our CELTA training center in Lisbon provides high-quality teacher training that goes hand in hand with the demands and prestige of the renowned Cambridge CELTA certificate. Furthermore, our team of experienced tutors ensures each candidate is carried along and at the end of the course, well prepared for the teaching world.

As an integral part of the course, our CELTA candidates go through methodology workshops which cover language analysis and awareness, language skills, teaching and learning contexts, and teaching skills development. In addition to these, each trainee is expected to participate in frequent teaching practice where you observe our experienced tutors teaching and teach model students as a way of building confidence and professional teaching skills.

We provide all our applicants with pre-course information and preparation documentation to help them familiarize with the course before they begin. All of our CELTA alumni considered this extremely useful in helping them perform better during the training.

Lisbon 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.

Lisbon Course Dates

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Lisbon 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 Lisbon

Our CELTA institute in Lisbon has been the hallmark of high-quality teacher training in the city since 1963. The center which is located at Rua Joao Chagas, Alto dos Moinhos is surrounded by several bars, restaurants, and gardens.

Our strategic location is easily accessible to the public transport system that makes it easy for our candidates to explore the city. The center itself is a large, modern structure with updated facilities and student lounge areas for relaxation.

Our biggest strength, however, is in our tutors. We have a team of highly experienced tutors who are always available to deal with your queries. Thereby creating a comfortable atmosphere for you to learn and develop your confidence.

Job Support and Placement: Lisbon, Portugal

Our Lisbon center is a part of a world-class group of teacher training centers with an active job advertising board and recruiting service where you can explore opportunities.

We encourage our CELTA candidates to keep a good relationship with our team of tutors who can provide them with career advice and tips on how to explore the global TESOL market to their benefit.

You can also subscribe to TEFL job sites on the internet or join our Facebook group to keep abreast of opportunities within the city and overseas.

Why Choose CELTA in Lisbon?

Lisbon is a primary TESOL job market in Portugal due to its influence as the capital and the wealthiest region of the country. A large percentage of the demand for English teachers in the city comes from locals willing to learn or improve their English language, from the tourism sector, language schools, companies, and volunteer organizations.

There are lots of international schools, especially in the Greater Lisbon area, including the Portuguese Riviera, which is a popular destination among expats and foreign nationals. CELTA graduates in Lisbon can find opportunities in private language centers training locals, in elementary schools, technical colleges and as teaching assistants in public schools.

Although salaries for teachers may vary based on location and the type of school, teachers with the CELTA certificate in Lisbon can earn up to 2,000 EUR per month and about 15 Euro per hour for private tutoring. With a regular job combined with private tutoring as well as a conservative budget, an average English teacher in Lisbon can maintain a decent lifestyle and even save.

Things to do in Lisbon, Portugal while taking a CELTA

Lisbon is an exciting coastal destination located along the Atlantic Ocean with tons of adventurous activities for CELTA students to engage themselves in their free time. Once the cultural capital of Europe and currently a major tourist attraction center in Portugal, Lisbon boasts of rich architecture, museums, historical monuments, festivals, and the most delicious arrays of traditional Portuguese food.

Amongst the innumerable places to visit in Lisbon, Belem is one of the most famous. The Belem tower features the waterfront neighborhood of Belem and is home to the fantastic monastery, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. There is also the Belem Palace, which is the official residence of the President, and the famous Portuguese tart place called Pasteis de Belem.

There is also the Alfama, another scenic neighborhood with lots of hills, cobblestoned streets, restaurants, and traditional Fado clubs. At Alfama, you will find some important attractions such as the Se Cathedral, the Castelo de Sao Jorge and the Feira de Ladra flea market. An exciting way to enjoy the trip to Alfama is by taking the famous Tram 28, a once in a lifetime experience. As the cable cars are to San Francisco so are trams to Lisbon so ensure you enjoy the ride.

Visit the Oceanarium for the most thrilling sealife adventure with 8,000 sea creatures housed in Portugals largest indoor aquarium, the Oceanario de Lisboa. You will find different species of fish, amphibians, birds, and other mammals.

Another remarkable feature of Lisbon is the food. Don’t leave Lisbon without tasting some of the traditional food popular amongst the locals. There is Alheira, made of chicken, bread and fat, then the Lisbon desert called Pasties de Belem, a very delicious cake that can serve as breakfast or snacks. Also try the Quiejo as the Portugues are famous for their cheese or the Cosido a Portuguesa, the Lisbon Bacalhau and Jaquinzinhos.

Obtain your CELTA in Lisbon at our Cambridge certified institute located in the heart of Central Europe and become qualified to teach English in any part of the world. Apply now to begin your journey to a fulfilling English teaching career.

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