Cambridge CELTA Course in Manama

Manama the capital of the Arabian Gulf Island of Bahrain is an ideal location to get your CELTA. It was named the Arab capital of culture in 2012, which offers stunning Islamic architecture and amazing views.

TEFL Certification in Manama, Bahrain

An TEFL course in Manama provides both an invaluable educational input expected from a CELTA course and an insight into Arabic culture when you’re off exploring during your free time. Besides traveling the city, you will also enjoy opportunities to broaden your career and grow within the burgeoning ESL market in the country.

At our teacher training center in Manama, we have a team of trainers who are passionate and highly motivated to help reinforce your professional abilities. With focused training and instruction in small groups of like-minded students, you will cover a range of themes, including classroom management and ways of teaching and presenting language.

There are lots of opportunities to teach and receive feedback, as well as observe experienced teachers. The CELTA offers a unique combination of input and practice well balanced and thorough. We support trainees’ progress and so you are open to discuss one on one with our tutors.

The CELTA course do not require you to take a final written exam. Instead, there is continuous assessment that takes place based on your practice teaching and written assignments based on your input sessions. Feedback is encouraged so that you know how to improve. A TEFL qualification here in Bahrain means you are starting on the right foot for your English teaching career, or developing and honing your skills rightfully.

Manama 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.

Manama Course Dates

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the CELTA courses continue to be delivered Online. However, both Mixed-mode and Face-to-face courses are being conducted depending on the interest. Please contact us to inquire about the specific course formats available.

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

Manama 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 Manama

Our TEFL training center in Abu Saiba was founded in the year 2012 to provide optimized solutions for organizations and professionals. This includes extending our expertise in teacher training courses to beginners and experienced teachers from all over the world.

All TEFL courses are held in spacious classrooms, conducted by a team of highly professional tutors certified by the University of Cambridge. We assist in getting accommodation for trainees coming from outside the country.  We also invite trainees from Saudi Arabia to take our CELTA course at our center in West Manama.

Job Support and Placement: Manama, Bahrain

We offer continued support to our TEFL trainees from their first day at the institute till they graduate and even in the future as they settle in their various professional positions.

We encourage our teachers to put us down as their references in their CV or whenever they are applying for positions. This way, we can easily provide prospective employers with details of your abilities, which can help boost your chances of getting an ESL job.

Why Choose CELTA in Manama?

Bahrain has been ranked among the top countries with highest percentage of expats and foreign professionals. The country is considered tranquil to settle in with a culture is easy to get used to.

Bahrain offers a range of possible job types, including private language schools, private tutoring and universities. The expat community is vast, leading to a demand for teachers, particularly in international schools.

An annual salary for English teachers in Bahrain is between 1,700 USD and 3,200 USD per month. More interestingly, salaries are tax-free and benefits such as fully furnished housing, airfare, and health insurance and pretty common.

Your salary as a teacher in Bahrain allows you to live comfortably and afford a good quality of life. Most people drive to travel around the city, so renting or buying a car might be something to consider. As many teachers can save each month, this shouldn’t be too difficult to afford.

Things to do in Manama, Bahrain while taking a CELTA

Bahrain offers an exciting mix of traditional and modern, and this is highlighted when exploring the city. There are several activities our trainees can engage in to have fun with lots of places to visit and a variety of delicious cuisines to try out.

The architecture is one of the first things visitors notice and is very impressive. Al Fateh Grand Mosque is an excellent example of Islamic architecture located on the King Faisal Highway in Juffair. The mosque is capable of welcoming over 7,000 people for worship at one time! It is well worth a look.

Shopping in Manama Souq, Bab Al Bahrain, also known as the Gateway to Bahrain, is a fun way to explore the fantastic mixture of items on offer from South Indian restaurants catering to vegetarians. There are also several Arabic sweet shops, and cafes with Nepalese owners. The multi-cultural fusion found here allows you to soak up the local culture while shopping at the same time.

Another unusual place worth a visit in Bahrain is The House of Quran (or Bait Al Quran), with an astonishing 50,000 books based on Islam in English, Arabic, and French. Similarly, The Al Fateh Grand Mosque was recently made into the National Library, and it is home to 7,000 books and publications.

For history lovers, have a wander around the Bahrain National Museum, which provides an insight into Bahrain’s 6000-year-old history. Have a look at some of the city’s art galleries, and in the early evening, join the locals at Al Fateh Corniche to watch the sunset and have a coffee or an ice cream.

Bahrain’s cuisine is a rich collection of dishes originating from the Middle East, Philippines, India, and any other nearby countries. Visit a bohemian restaurant to try the machboos, made of rice and served with fish or meat or the muhammar, an unusual but delicious sweet rice with sugar and dates. There is Falafel, Ghoozi, and the popular desert, Bahraini Halwa.

Begin your CELTA in Manama and enjoy a welcoming, multi-cultural atmosphere with great insights into Islamic history, as you start a fulfilling English teaching career.

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