Cambridge CELTA Course in Rotterdam

Famous for its riverside setting, vibrant cultural life, nautical tradition, and the Erasmus University, Rotterdam is an attractive city to take your CELTA course.

TEFL Certification in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Nicknamed "Manhattan of the Meuse," Rotterdam is the second-largest city after Amsterdam and Metropolis of the Netherlands. The town is located at the mouth of the Nieuwe Maas channel in the South Holland region and is well-known for being an economic center.

Rotterdam has different stunning architectural landscapes and striking cultural edifices that draw people to the city. Besides these, there are numerous prospects for individuals seeking educational and career advancement, and this makes it an excellent place to take up your CELTA.

Our CELTA center in Rotterdam provides a combination of theory and applied practice for teachers during the training. Our practical feedback sessions, supervised lesson planning, teaching practice, peer observation, and consultation time all create an optimal study experience.

The intensive training turns our trainees into professional English teachers who are qualified to teach anywhere in the world. We achieve this by making use of different learning patterns, including assessed teaching practice with real students, external assessor supervision, and practical life lessons with interactive equipment like the DVD play-on.

Our trainees are expected to follow scheduled learning hours for reading, assignment, lesson preparation, and research. Teachers enjoy a unique training experience at our CELTA center in Rotterdam within a serene environment conducive for learning and highly experienced and professional tutors from different parts of the world.

Rotterdam 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.

Rotterdam 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.

Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam

Our CELTA center in Rotterdam is located at Botersloot 9C (3rd floor), Rotterdam 3011HE, a few minutes’ walk from the train station, Blaak.  We provide modern amenities for our CELTA trainees in form of modern facilities like comfortable classrooms, a library, a standard common room, and an entertainment center.

We also have free Wi-Fi connection which trainees can access within the center. There are computers, printers, and photocopiers for trainees to ease their learning process.

Upon registration, the center helps trainees in checking out different accommodations in the city to suit their preferences. These accommodations are usually close to the training center, where you can stay for the duration of the course.

Job Support and Placement: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Our center in Rotterdam assists CELTA trainees in finding jobs within Netherlands at the end of their training.

There are jobs available within the country in different schools, and we connect our graduates taking advantage of our knowledge of the system and relationship with local institutes.

We also have a job website which trainees can access at any time. This way, our graduates are at a better advantage of connecting to and getting different job offers globally.

Why Choose CELTA in Rotterdam?

The increasing need for qualified English teachers in Netherland makes it an excellent location for students looking at taking their CELTA course in the country. This also increases the possibility of getting a good-paying job immediately after training.

With a CELTA from our Rotterdam center, you have the opportunity to teach in language schools, not only in Rotterdam but also in any city across the world where the certificate is highly recognized.

You can teach Business English, take-on young learners, and examination classes. You can also find openings in international schools in the Netherlands, especially in cities like Amsterdam and Den Hague.

Teaching in the Rotterdam offers you the prospect to appreciate rich European culture and a very high standard of living while earning a competitive salary. The average salary starts from about 1,700 USD to 3,200 USD per month and increases to about 5,000 USD per month with growing level of education and experience.

Vacancies are usually open all year round, and most schools start their academic year in late August till mid-July. Just before the school session begins is the most reasonable period for you to apply for a position that suits your CELTA qualifications. You may also peruse some summer jobs which are usually available before the start of a new school year.

Things to do in Rotterdam, Netherlands while taking a CELTA

Rotterdam is the most vibrant center of the Netherlands. The city offers innovative structural design, motivated local enterprises such as inner-city canal surfing, a creation of art, and a flow of drinking, dining and nightlife venues.

It is one of the most multicultural cities in the world surrounded by different historical and cultural arts, and the only city in the Netherland that has a skyline.

Among the numerous places to visit in Rotterdam are the fascinating premium museums with unique collections. Visit any of the Old Harbor and Marine Museums, the Maritime Museum Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, and the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen Ira Smirnova for a once in a lifetime experience.

The Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk, Market Hall, and Kinderdijk's WindmillsCoolsingel, are also fantastic spots to explore. If you love some sea experience, you may consider taking the Boat Tours of the Europort while you check out the Diergaarde Blijdorp and the Royal Zoo for an amazing wildlife adventure. Art lovers should not forget to explore any one of the Euromast, Delfshaven, and the Pilgrims, Kunsthal, and Rotterdam's Art Hall.

Rotterdam has different local dishes on their menu, some of them are, Bitterballen, soup, ApeltartLemon Meringue PieHot Stroopwafel, Drop, Poffertjes, Kapsalon, Haring (Raw Herring), French fries, Dutch snacks, sandwiches, and Bagels. Enjoy the delicious meals and indulge your taste bud with some local drinks such as Koffie Verkeerd, Fresh Juices, and Mint Tea.

Begin your CELTA training in Rotterdam. Open doors to job opportunities and long-term career advancement while exploring one of the most multicultural cities in Netherlands. 

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