Cambridge CELTA Course in San Sebastian

Located in the Basque country and famous for its beaches and world-renowned restaurants, San Sebastian is a resort town with the right ambiance and environment for taking a CELTA.

TEFL Certification in San Sebastian, Spain

Although San Sebastian is a small city, it is famous for its commerce and tourism, which has helped to elevate its status as a place of choice to visit. Whether you wish to surf, attend parties, meet new friends or enjoy a walk along the beach during your CELTA course, San Sebastian has you covered.

At our San Sebastian CELTA center, we are committed to developing your language and teaching skills through a series of lessons as outlined by the Cambridge approved CELTA syllabus. These course inputs include language analysis and awareness, teaching and learning context, speaking and writing as well as professional skills development.

An essential aspect of the course is the teaching practice. At the San Sebastian center, our CELTA trainees go through a sequence of teaching practice sessions which are observed by experienced tutors. These sessions are designed to ensure you are fully exposed to the real-life classroom experience and build up your confidence to take on the classroom anywhere in the world.

San Sebastian 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.

San Sebastian Course Dates

Due to the on-going pandemic (COVID-19), most of the courses are now ONLINE!
Contact us, to receive an update on the upcoming CELTA course, dates & fees in San Sebastian.

Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the face to face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

San Sebastian 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 San Sebastian

Our CELTA center is located in the beautiful northern Spain city of San Sebastian at Avda, Ategorrieta, 27 Donostia. The center is easily accessible by train, public buses, taxis, and bikes, making it easy for students who wish to explore the city and its wide range of cultural and leisure activities.

Our San Sebastian Center is well equipped with ultra-modern facilities and a team of experienced Cambridge certified tutors to ensure our students are properly trained and ready for opportunities after graduation.

With well-equipped classrooms and a library full of updated materials and resources, we take pride in ensuring our students have access to the latest in the field of English teaching.

Job Support and Placement: San Sebastian, Spain

We are fully committed to helping our graduates get fulfilling employment opportunities after graduation. We are always willing to provide a letter of recommendations to our CELTA graduates to heighten their chances of securing a job offer.

Due to our reputation and relationship with language schools around San Sebastian, a good percentage of our CELTA candidates get teaching job offers upon graduation within the Basque country and all around Spain.

Besides, we give career guidance to our CELTA students and occasionally offer employment opportunities to top students when there are available openings at the center.

Why Choose CELTA in San Sebastian?

Spain has a high demand for English tutors as it tries to catch up with the rest of the English-speaking countries in Europe. San Sebastian is home to many tourists who come all year round to take in the wonderful scenery and exotic beaches. As a result, there are jobs opportunities for certified English teachers to train embassy translators or tourist guides who do not know how to communicate in English.

Teachers can also find jobs all year round at public and private schools, even private tutoring. Although some English teaching jobs in San Sebastian can be applied for all through the year, there are peak hiring periods. As a result, the best time to apply is between September and October, then again in January.

English teachers in San Sebastian can earn about 1,000 EUR per month, and up to 15-25 EUR per hour for private tutoring. The average cost of living in San Sebastian is relatively low compared to other high-cost locations in Spain. Therefore, you have more opportunities to save after offsetting your monthly bills.

The atmosphere in San Sebastian is calm, the people are friendly, and it’s a great city to work and earn while enjoying the beautiful Spanish culture.

Things to do in San Sebastian, Spain while taking a CELTA

San Sebastian is home to so many incredible architectural beauties like the Maria Cristina bridge, the San Sebastian church, and the San Telmo Museum. The Mont Urguli and Castillo de la Mota are also exciting spots you should visit while you take your CELTA in San Sebastian.

The beaches are also amazing. Concha, Zurriola and Ondaretta are three of the most beautiful beaches you should visit in San Sebastian. The scenic landscape and beautiful mix of san and sun will take your breath away as you take a stroll along the beach or try surfing.

San Sebastian also has a very bubbly nightlife which can serve the needs of students who enjoy having fun and experiencing an electric nightlife. The Bataplan and GU are famous night spots for the locals and tourists alike. Restaurants like Maiatza, Cafe Bar Mendi, and Topa Sukalderia offer some of the most amazing cuisines and the best Spanish dishes CELTA students can find in the Basque country, while taking CELTA in San Sebastian.

CELTA students who are sports lovers will also enjoy the city as San Sebastian is a passionate football town with its own football team. Matches are played regularly, and the stadium is easy to locate if you are interested in experiencing the passion for football among the locals.

Apply now for a chance to earn your CELTA certificate in a highly educative environment while enjoying the touristy city of San Sebastian. At our CELTA center in San Sebastian, our students are not only open to academic opportunities but also adventure and fun.

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