Cambridge CELTA Course in Moscow

With the grandiose and affluence of an iconic city as well as a scenic environment, it is no doubt that Moscow creates the perfect ambiance for a CELTA course.

TEFL Certification in Moscow, Russia

Moscow, which means "wet", named after Moskva river that runs through it, is located in the far western part of Russia. It is one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world. The city's architectural, historic buildings, contemporary museums, theaters, parks, great delicacies, boutique, and nightlife attracts people from far and wide is great for occasional jaunts for CELTA trainees during or after their training.

Our CELTA course in Moscow is designed to provide teachers with a firm foundation on which they can build their teaching career.

It presents an understanding of the principles underlying English language and also deals comprehensively with analyzing the language from students' viewpoint. The duration of our CELTA course is flexible; there is the full-time intensive 4-weeks, 120 hours, and the part-time over 10-weeks duration, which gives our candidates options that fit their schedule.

Our teaching practice and observation are an intrinsic part of the CELTA course and takes place outside course hours. Furthermore, students are assessed at the end of each week with written assignments. Our students' population is well mixed with people from different backgrounds, race, and culture, which represents our inclusiveness culture.

We also help teachers that require a Russian visa with a single-entry three months' Russian business visa, airport transfers, and accommodation.

Moscow 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.

Moscow Course Dates

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Moscow 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 Moscow

Our Russian CELTA Center is located at Gazetny Pereulok 3-5, Moscow, a few minutes' walk from the Bolshoi Theater, Red Square and the Kremlin. It is situated amid galleries, museums, bars, shops, and restaurants and is adjacent to the beautiful boulevard of Moscow's garden ring.

Our CELTA Center houses ultra-modern classrooms and an extensive resourceful library. We also provide accommodation for interested students. The accommodations consist of two separates bedroom and are usually ten minutes' walk from the metro station.

Besides, standard internet accounts are arranged for students in there flat. The environment settings are designed to ensure solitude for studying as well as relaxation. We have a team of experienced tutors and staff who are always ready to share their experience and make you comfortable throughout your stay.

Job Support and Placement: Moscow, Russia

At the Moscow training center, we are very interested in the successful placement of our graduates after training. We habitually employ newly qualified graduates in our center in Moscow and the Moscow region depending on the openings available.

Our center's affiliated schools actively seek teachers within the center's worldwide network, and as our CELTA graduate, you'll have access to these.

Furthermore, full time and part-time positions are available throughout the year in our center once you are a qualified CELTA graduation from our center. We offer work visa, monthly payment of up to RUB 50000, paid holidays for our teachers to help them to start their teaching experience with us.

Why Choose CELTA in Moscow?

Getting your CELTA certificate in Moscow is an excellent way of starting your career as the market for teaching English in Russia as a whole is on the increase, and teachers are hired all year round. The peak hiring seasons are in September and January. Teachers can apply online for jobs in advance or in-person while in the city.

Opportunities in Russia can be found in private language schools, international schools and universities, with the private language schools being the popular choice for teachers, especially those who are just starting. Teachers earn up to 1,500 USD per month on average while working between 20-30 hours per week. Salaries are higher in international schools with teachers earning from 2,500 USD to 3,000 USD a month.

Some schools provide additional perks like airfare stipends, medical insurance, and free accommodation for teachers. To supplement their income, CELTA teachers also do private tutoring and charge around $30 per hour. Cost of living is relatively fair, and houses cost between 200 USD to 700 USD per month, allowing teachers to have some savings. Transportation is also very cheap, with public transport pricing from $0.35 for a one-way ticket.

Things to do in Moscow, Russia while taking a CELTA

Being one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world, Moscow houses lots of diversified architectural styles that await our CELTA trainees at every turn. The Kremlin and Kolomeskoe museum keeps the unique Russian style unique and remarkable. The Home-Museum is another fantastic example of Art-Nouveau style that students can feed their eyes on.

There are lots of galleries and museums that lovers of art can explore in the city: The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Museum of Modern Arts, and so on. For the theater lovers, there are many opportunities to spend some great evenings in one of the several theaters in Moscow. The Bolshoi theater offers great ballet performances and world-famous opera. Others are Practica theater, Malyi and Lenkom theater.

There are also varieties and flavors of Russian delicacies you can try out, ranging from exotic soups, cabbage schi to Solyanka. Kvass is a great soft drink teachers can enjoy with chopped meat. These can be found in restaurants like Elki-Palki and Café Pouchknie.

To enjoy a spectacular view of the city, be sure to view the city from the Federation Tower - a set of two high-rise towers of which the 61st floor accommodates the highest restaurants in Moscow and the Museum of Geography that gives a panoramic view of Moscow.

The lists of things to do while taking the CELTA course in Moscow is unending, so get ready to spare some time to curate some memories for yourself during or after your training.

Get your CELTA Course in Moscow. Give your teaching career a boost while enjoying the beautiful parks, fabulous nightlife, and Art Nouveau of this enticing city.

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