Cambridge CELTA Course in Santiago

Santiago is a dramatic city surrounded by snow-capped Andes with architectural wonders and a scenic environment. Experience a picturesque landscape full of thrills as you study to obtain your CELTA in Santiago.

TEFL Certification in Santiago, Chile

From striking skyscrapers to the Palm lined Plaza de Armas, the Chilean Mountains, the Shrine of Saint James the Great and the coastline of the Pacific Ocean, Santiago is a city that captures the hearts of every CELTA trainee. The highly rewarding career of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) requires you to obtain an internationally recognized teaching qualification like the CELTA and there is no better place to gain one such certification in South America than Santiago.

At our TEFL training institute in Santiago, we are committed to providing you with the best English teacher training experience by qualified TEFL trainers and a staff dedicated to your professional development.

In line with the Cambridge CELTA syllabus, you will be trained in the principles of effective lesson planning with practicals skills for teaching English to adult learners and expansive hands-on teaching practice. You will be exposed to a wide range of teaching methods, classroom management skills and numerous practice teaching sessions designed to build your confidence to take on TESOL jobs anywhere in the world.

As a part of the course requirements, you will be assessed by our trainers with evaluation tools such as written assignments and teaching practice with feedback and evaluation for continuous development.

A TEFL course such as CELTA is one of the best ESL certification taken under the guidance of our professional trainers and a breath-taking environment that’s exciting for students who enjoy new experiences.

Santiago 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.

Santiago 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.

Santiago 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 Santiago

Our TEFL teacher training center in Santiago is located deep within the medieval city of Santiago with a spacious environment, wide range of facilities and a laidback setting that helps students feel at home and enables smooth learning.

In addition to our excellent English language courses, we offer free cultural talks to students within the metropolitan region with the aim of increasing their familiarity with English language and the British culture.

Our cultural talks also involve enlightenment on other cultures to help our CELTA trainees improve their ability to view English language from others’ perspective. This gives an insight into the world of teaching English to adult speakers of other languages and help improve your effectiveness as a teacher.

Job Support and Placement: Santiago, Chile

CELTA graduate from our institute have access to support from experienced tutors and staff as regards finding work both in the city of Santiago and abroad with their newly earned TEFL certificate.

Finding a job post CELTA is usually an easy process for our trainees for two major reasons. Firstly, we have built a tight bond with the community of language schools over the years and secondly, our trainees hold the teaching qualification highly sought after by employers across the world.

Our graduates enjoy unlimited access to an extensive support for building their career either as an English teacher or administrator regardless of their choice to settle for teaching jobs in Santiago or other areas.

Why Choose CELTA in Santiago?

Being the capital of Chile with a very high population and development in terms of economic and international activities, Santiago has a very high demand for certified English teachers in Chile.  

You will have access to jobs across private language schools, private companies, public schools and universities. You can also find job teaching business English to businessmen and companies who would love to develop their spoken English to communicate with their international clients.

There are also opportunities to work with the Chilean government and United Nations through government sponsored programs such as the English Open Doors.

In terms of salaries, English teachers in Santiago earn as much as 1,500 USD per month working only about 20 hours in a weak with enough free time to travel and explore. However, one of the most important advantages of taking a CELTA in Santiago is the ease with which you can find English teaching jobs throughout the year and the unending support you get from our trainers who are ever ready to help.

Things to do in Santiago, Chile while taking a CELTA

Santiago is a city that has much more to offer than just snow-capped mountains and the Andes. Arrive a day or two before you start your CELTA course for some free time to explore the city.

Begin by visiting the Bellavista with its electric nightlife and exciting collection of street art or the La Chascona Museum which was the previous home of Pablo Nerda. Visit El Centro, famously regarded as the historic heartbeat of Santiago and home to Santiago’s Municipal Theater.

Take a food tour through downtown for exotic Chilean cuisines while you take your TEFL course in Santiago. Try out Empanadas, a delicious pastry with cheese, seafood and onion filling. There is Humitas, the Chilean style of Tamales best combined with Ensalada a la Chilena (Chilean Salad) and Cazuela, a homemade stew made of beef, chicken, rice, potatoes and corn.

The Maipo valley just south of Santiago is where you can find the best of Chilean wine locked within vibrant vineyards as Chile is also known delicious red wines.

CELTA is one of the most internationally recognized English teaching certifications. Apply for our CELTA course in Santiago today to become skilled to teach English in any part of the world.

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