Cambridge CELTA Course in Rome

Rome - a city of ancient architecture, pizza, pasta, and gelato. Step back in time and enjoy the Roman culture as you complete your CELTA course in the Eternal city.

TEFL Certification in Rome, Italy

Home to the infamous Vatican City, Rome is more than just an old city that doubles as the capital of Catholicism in the western world. The city is also a famous tourist attraction center and a fascinating destination for CELTA.

Taking your TEFL in Rome gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to admire amazing architecture, culture, food, and fabled wish-granting fountains all blended in one.

Our CELTA course at Rome offers you a window into English teaching across the world, opening you to opportunities for travel and adventure. The training lasts for precisely 20 days spread over 4 weeks covers five main units of learning. These include developing teaching skills and professionalism, planning, and resources for different context as well as language skills.

A critical part of our TEFL training is the feedback and evaluation sessions where you teach real-life students while being observed by experienced tutors. After each teaching practice session, you will receive a report of your performance. With our tutors' clever combination of constructive criticism and appreciation, you will get to know your progress and ways in which you can improve to optimize your abilities while boosting your confidence.

At the end of the training, you may choose to stay in Italy, explore opportunities, and continue to enjoy the city of Rome and the surrounding area. TEFL certified teachers are in demand across Europe, as there is a need for a good level of English for both further study and work, and Italy is no different.

Rome 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.

Rome Course Dates

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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.

Rome 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 Rome

Our TEFL teacher training institute in Rome began operations over three decades ago. Over the years, we have trained about three thousand teachers for career progression both in Italy and overseas.

The center is a foremost state-of-the-art institution located at Viale Manzonni 22 00185, Roma close to the Colosseum, a popular tourist attraction spot, and also San Giovanni and Stazione Termini, the major railway station in the city.

The center is fully equipped and has an extensive library with updated materials and resources which teachers can use in lesson planning and for research as regards. There is a trainee room with computers, photocopiers and internet facilities for the use of teachers.

In addition to our modern facility and the strategic location of our center, our tutors are friendly and highly experienced. Therefore you have access to a wealth of knowledge to ease your learning at the center.

Job Support and Placement: Rome, Italy

We assist our candidates in finding placements after their training either they choose to stay in Rome or prefer to travel abroad.

Although we do not guarantee job offers, we provide avenues through which our teachers can link up with potential employers. Furthermore, we have a website that is dedicated to helping teachers find openings across the country.

CELTA trainees are encouraged to visit the job page on our moodle and connect with alumni to share information.

Why Choose CELTA in Rome?

Obtaining your CELTA in Rome is an excellent option if you are willing to travel and work in Europe. As a major European commercial center, Italy is one of the top destinations for ESL teachers as the demand or teachers is relatively high. Even more, Rome has a sound transport system providing easy access to other parts of Italy. This means you can easily travel to explore various other opportunities across the country.

Types of teaching jobs in Rome include business English for locals willing to improve their job prospects, private language schools, and summer camps. TEFL jobs can be found mostly between September and October and again in January.

TEFL certified teachers in Rome can expect to earn between 1,000 EUR to 2,000 EUR per month, and taking private tutoring classes may lead to an additional 10 EUR to 25 EUR per hour. You can apply in-person to language schools or online through job platforms.

Although teaching English in Rome is less likely to turn you into the richest man in Italy, it is a life-changing opportunity. Rome has a lively and fun atmosphere; you can maintain an active social life and live comfortably.

Things to do in Rome, Italy while taking a CELTA

Rome is a modern yet ancient city with a wealth of options for teachers willing to explore. From the Coliseum to St Peter's Basilica, the Trevi Fountain to endless museums, visiting Rome is like stepping into the past while still having beautiful traces of the future. While in Rome, take your time to explore amphitheaters or visit the Vatican and its breathtaking Sistine Chapel.

Without any doubt, the Vatican and the St Peters basilica are two of the most important places you should visit while you are taking your CELTA in Rome. Sitting beside the St Peters Basilica, which is the most famous church in the world - the Vatican houses impressive works of art. The Basilica itself is another beautiful architectural structure made of Baroque and Renaissance style.

Climb to the top of St Peters Dome for a majestic view of the Rome. You will be able to see the Tiber River, the St Peter's Square, and the Castel Sant'Angelo amongst other monumental spots in the city. However, you should be ready to exercise some patience as there is usually a long line of people waiting at the elevator that leads to the dome.

You will be missing a lot if you do not visit the Colosseum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most iconic spots in the city. The structure is simply elegant, and it is one of the most visited places in the city.

Finally, you shouldn't forget to try some local cuisine while in Rome. Visit some eat-in pizzerias and taste fresh pasta and gelato. Delight your taste buds with the Rigatoni Carbonara, made of eggs, cheese and pork belly, the famous pasta dish called Cacio e Pepe and Suppli, fried balls of rice mixed with sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Begin your CELTA training in Rome, enjoy the dramatic and emotional city while you obtain the fundamental skills necessary to kick-start your teaching career with a globally recognized certificate.

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