Cambridge CELTA Course in Montreal

Montreal conjures up images of festivals, contemporary design and roaring fires during the snowy season. With a massive variety of cuisine to choose from, a CELTA here is well suited to those who love all forms of adventure while they study.

TEFL Certification in Montreal, Canada

Once ranked the number one destination for tertiary studies, Montreal is a very diverse country with a highly multicultural population. The cobblestone streets, cafes, cuisines, and vibrant nightlife are only a few of the additional advantages of taking a CELTA in the most populous municipality in Quebec. While you study, you should also be prepared to enjoy some world-renowned festivals and mingle with international students in the highly multicultural student environment.

The on-campus CELTA training at our Montreal institute is highly practical and grooms you to become an effective English teacher who can prepare and deliver stimulating lessons to students in any part of the world. The intensive TEFL program which is offered in 4 weeks covers all the aspects of the CELTA, including language analysis, grammar and learning contexts.

During the TEFL training, we remain committed to helping trainees achieve the goals for which the course was created. This includes learning professional skills and teaching methodologies that will be useful for effective teaching anywhere in the world. Also, confidence-building is a critical aspect of our training. At the end of the training, each candidate is well skilled and highly confident to teach in any classroom through a series of practical teaching and feedback sessions.

Montreal 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.

Montreal 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.

Montreal 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 Montreal

Our CELTA training institute in Montreal was established about two decades ago with branches in the rest of Canada, including Vancouver and Toronto. Located in the heart of Montreal, you enjoy the opportunity to become part of the city with easy access to transport facilities. The ESL department in the school has its own classroom with computers and a resource library for the TEFL trainees.

Our trainees enjoy up to date facilities such as wireless internet, computers, kitchen area etc., and also a committed team of tutors and staff who are ready to help you become a successful TEFL teacher.

Our homestay or room-stay program close to the training center, during your TEFL course will ease you of the stress of finding an accommodation, which is one of the perks of learning with us. These homes are safe, secure, inspected and approved by our homestay program coordinators. Living as part of a Canadian family means true immersion into the local community.

Job Support and Placement: Montreal, Canada

The CELTA is recognized in Canada by TESL Canada - the organization that oversees teaching training programs in Canada. It is not uncommon to find openings available for our CELTA graduates within the institute. Usually, we consider our alumni first when there are positions open in our other centers across the world.

Additionally, we are often contacted by employers who wish to employ our CELTA graduates. Employers regularly contact us from both local language schools and outside the country, so our trainees are not limited to opportunities within the city alone.

Why Choose CELTA in Montreal?

The city of Montreal is fun to live in, diverse, relaxed, and yet full of exciting things to do. Besides the fact that you will enjoy yourself here when you step away from the TEFL course, you will also have many opportunities to explore after your training session.

As the largest city in the province of Quebec, there are several schools on the lookout for qualified teachers, especially those with a degree and a CELTA certificate. Canada’s large immigrant population often take English courses on arrival as part of the settling in process, so there is a considerably large market waiting for you.

There are openings in international schools, private language schools public primary and secondary schools, and universities too. The range of options for TEFL teachers means you’re bound to find the right job to suit you.

Salaries for teachers in Montreal are around 4500 CAD a month. Although living costs can be quite high, you will earn enough to break even. Despite this, the standard of living is also high, and you get to enjoy a high-quality lifestyle. Rent is affordable, however, and it is always possible to look for a home share and save a little money that way.

Things to do in Montreal, Canada while taking a CELTA

It is quite impossible to see all of Montreal's fancy attractions in a few days. However, you can read further for the top places to visit in Montreal while you are taking your CELTA.

Begin your adventure with a visit to the impressive Basilique Notre-Dame in old Montreal City with its stained glass windows, carved wood features, and incredible dome. Also worth seeing is the Vieux Port de Montreal for a cycle, a wander or in winter, open-air ice skating.

There are unlimited architecture and art to be seen in Montreal, and a walk around the city is revealing of this craftsmanship. While you are at it, enjoy the stunning views at Mont-Royal. Try the Belvedere observatory for beautiful sights of the city and mountains.

Festivals always seem to be taking place in Montreal, so depending on the time of year you can enjoy theater, street fairs, dance, comedy, cinema, and the list goes on! You should take an evening to enjoy a movie at the Cinema Moderne.

You are spoilt for choice in terms of food in Montreal and should try poutine- the local specialty of French fries covered in gravy and cheese, bagel and smoked meat.

There is lots of green space here and a day after class relaxing in a park or next to the canal is always a good choice. Try the Parc Outremont or the Biodome for a nature-inspired exhibit.

Begin your CELTA in Montreal. Enjoy the cultural diversity, a vast range of activities and outings while you complete your TEFL training with our experienced tutors in one of Canada’s most popular cities.

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