Cambridge CELTA Course in Paris

There is so much to enjoy while studying in the fabulous city of Paris. Delicious food, glamorous people, and sights such as the Louvre and the Eiffel tower, Paris is an excellent location for a CELTA qualification.

TEFL Certification in Paris, France

Arguably one of Europe`s most fashionable cities, Paris is a culture lover paradise with its stylish cafes and designer shops dotted along the Champs Elysees. A CELTA in this iconic capital city of France is similar to studying in a fairy-tale atmosphere with unending sights to see and things to do.

Taking the TEFL course at our training center implies going through intensive teacher training sessions that cover the general principles of teaching adult classes at all levels. CELTA is far more in-depth than many other ESL courses, and its focus on feedback, evaluation, and getting into the classroom to practice makes it unique. This is why many employers here in Paris and other countries prefer candidates who have the CELTA certification.

At our training center in Paris, we combine theory with hands-on practice and have an organized schedule comprising of five central units of learning. These include planning resources for different contexts and developing teaching skills and professionalism. Even more, we ensure that contact and exchange of knowledge take place between our trainees and tutors every day till the end of the 4-week intensive training.

Our TEFL certification course is run by well trained and experienced staff in a comfortable and welcoming location. This means you will enjoy your teacher training experience and have the ultimate fulfilling experience. Moreover, we accept candidates from all over the world, thereby widening your horizon and exposing you to the beauty in diversity.

Paris 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.

Paris 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.

Paris 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 Paris

Our TEFL training center is located in the heart of Paris at 13, passage Dauphine 75006, near notable sites and attraction centers like the site of the remains of the enclosure of Phillippe Auguste.

Founded in 1970, we have a pool of over 3000 satisfied trainees and teachers who have developed new skills and have gone ahead to build fulfilling careers in both the teaching and administration sectors.

Our tutors are highly experienced as we boast of a unique mixture of EFL teachers, holders of the Cambridge Diploma certificate (DELTA), and are officially recognized as Cambridge language assessment trainers.

Job Support and Placement: Paris, France

As one of the biggest providers of teacher training services in France, we help our graduates in their search for a fulfilling job in France and beyond.

We assist by connecting you with employers who regularly contact us for CELTA graduates. We have a good relationship with language schools across the country who are aware of our reputation and seeks to employ our top graduates.

Besides, we give bureaucratic and legal advice in dealing with employers within the country and also help you with paperwork and other relevant issues until you are well settled in a job and can pick up on your own.

Why Choose CELTA in Paris?

English is an essential language for the French, and due to France's close connections with English speaking countries, almost everyone, including the locals in the country are keen to learn the language.

The capital city, Paris, offers plenty of job opportunities ranging from private tuition and summer camps to the more traditional setting of a language school. There are various language schools spread across the city, and many of them only accept applicants with a CELTA, another reminder of the value of your certificate.

Conversational and business English are also good options for teachers wishing to stay on after their certification. Typically, an average income for a TEFL teacher in Paris is around 1,000 USD - 1,600 USD with about 20 hours of teaching per week.

Living costs in Paris are moderately high, so many teachers do additional one on one classes, charging around 20 USD a class. A great way to save some of your income is to discover Paris on foot and buy your provisions in your local market. This is also a great way to get to know your neighbors and experience real Parisian life.

Things to do in Paris, France while taking a CELTA

Often called the City of Light or the City of Love, Paris is more than just a regular city or a tourist destination. As a CELTA trainee in Paris, you should take some time after the training to really discover this magical city. With its world-class museums, globally acclaimed monuments, there are several things to do and see in Pairs.

The Eiffel Tower is probably Paris' most notable icon and is worth a climb for the incredible views of the city from the top. You can never get enough of the Eiffel tower but once you leave the spot, proceed to take in the architectural wonder called Arc de Triomphe. The structure was commissioned by Napoleon and can still be visited anytime.

For art lovers, don't miss a wander around the Louvre and the Musee de l'Orangerie then set aside some time to marvel at the intricate designs found in the Palace of Versailles. The Basilica of the Sacré-Coeur in the arty neighborhood of Montmartre is also worth a visit to see what you can find hidden in the winding streets.

Not to forget, Paris is famous for its food and the best places to enjoy delicious pocket-friendly cuisines are the laid back modern bistros popular among the locals. Try the pot au feu, famed as the national dish of France or Steak Frites and Magret de Cannard (duck breasts). Make sure you fit in a few stops for coffee, croissants, and macarons and save room for some cheese, wine, and oysters too!

Top of your time after an intensive TEFL session in Paris with a walk along the river Seine and explore the fashionable La Marais neighborhood with its broad range of boutiques and galleries.

Get your CELTA certificate in Paris. Experience the Parisian lifestyle in the prestigious City of Love with easy access to other European countries as you take one step closer to the teaching career of your dreams.

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