Cambridge CELTA Course in Vancouver

Sitting beautifully on British Colombia’s West Coast and surrounded by mountains, Vancouver is a great location to have fun and explore while you complete your CELTA training.

TEFL Certification in Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver is famous for a variety of things; from the delicious seafood to the spectacular weather. The city is known for its scenic landscape, parks and its reputation for being the setting of several Hollywood movies. Taking your CELTA in Vancouver means you have a lively city as a backdrop and plenty of places to sightsee after classes or during the weekends when you choose to explore.

Our CELTA course offers, both beginners and experienced teachers, a friendly and supportive environment to learn. One of the unique features of the training is the high level of interaction between tutors and trainees. We ensure you receive the best training and gain optimal teaching skills through practical teaching experience and feedback sessions.

A typical day on the course lasts eight hours with a thirty minutes wrap up section at the end of each day scheduled for final questions, course administration and any other important issues trainees or tutors feel the need to discuss. Teachers are also expected to spend some extra out of classroom hours on written assignments, written self-evaluation, and lesson planning.

At the end of your TEFL training, you will have learned the principles of effective teaching, acquired a wide range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners and gained valuable hands-on teaching experience. In addition to this, you will have a certificate which gives you access to several invaluable opportunities in the teaching career across the world.

Vancouver 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.

Vancouver 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.

Vancouver 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 Vancouver

Our first CELTA institute in Vancouver is located on West Pender Street which is in the heart of Canada. The center is a leading English teacher training institute that ensures guaranteed high-quality instruction by experienced and Cambridge certified tutors from all over the world.

This TEFL center is well furnished with modern facilities in a spacious and comfortable setting that offers absolute tranquility for relaxation as well as studying. In addition to this, the center has an experienced and friendly team of trainers who always employ effective teaching methods that creates a great room for TEFL candidates to learn and grow professionally.

Our second TEFL center is situated on the Cambie Street in Yaletown Campus which is also one of the largest and most successful language schools in Canada, and a leader in the field of language education. It has excellent infrastructure with some fine teachers to handle your CELTA course. The involvement of the school goes beyond the TEFL course, who help you in finding suitable teaching jobs.

The instructors at our Cambie Street center are University graduates, TESOL certified and very experienced, with most of them having masters degrees, CELTA and DELTA.

Job Support and Placement: Vancouver, Canada

Getting a job after the CELTA training in Vancouver is relatively easy due to the support and assistance we render to our graduates once they complete their training.

We offer career advice to trainees and give tips on CV structuring and how to make effective use of opportunities within the global TESOL market.

In a lot of cases, we receive job adverts from prospective employers and language schools who wish to employ our graduates. Also, we are always ready to provide reports on our candidates' performance and abilities to potential employers. This helps to increase candidates' chances further and serve as a reference, especially for those who do not wish to stay in Vancouver after their TEFL course training.

Why Choose CELTA in Vancouver?

Vancouver is an excellent choice to study for a TEFL qualification such as CELTA, due to its superb location, the prospects for qualified English teachers, the friendly populace, and range of activities to engage in.

Although from an educational point of view, jobs here are more competitive as the demand for English teachers tends to be relatively lower in predominantly English speaking countries. However, this is the more reason why a CELTA certification is crucial as it helps you to stand out in the crowd of potential employees.

Our CELTA graduates can find jobs openings in high schools and private language institutes. There are also opportunities for private tutoring, which is a good option to earn extra income. This can be attributed to the high influx of foreigners into the country due to its liberal immigration policy creating a pool of ESL students.

Many schools run English classes for foreign exchange students, and visitors to Canada from all over the world, and such schools are usually in need of newly qualified ESL teachers.

As a teacher in Vancouver with a CELTA certificate, you can earn between to $CAN 40,000 and $CAN 90,000 per year. On average, hourly earnings are about $CAN20 for inexperienced teachers, while teachers with experience may earn up to $CAN 35 per hour. The cost of living in Vancouver is low compared to some states in the United States, and teachers are usually able to break even or save a little.

Things to do in Vancouver, Canada while taking a CELTA

The list of things to do for CELTA trainees in and around Vancouver is endless. There is something for everyone in this city. For the adventurous trainees, there is biking, jet boating, and hiking. Lovers of nature can take a trip to see whales in their natural habitat or even go on a snowmobile. If you love sports, then there is the Canucks and other professional sports.

One of the most exciting places to visit in Vancouver is the famous Stanley Park, located in Downtown Vancouver peninsula. There you will find attraction spots like the Seawall, the Stanley Park Totem Poles which is famed as the most visited site in British Columbia, and the Vancouver Aquarium.

Some other unique experiences include a visit to the wine country of British Colombia. You can also go bird watching or take a walk in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. There are numerous museums and galleries to visit in Vancouver from art and history to sea life and anthropology. Some of the best museums to visit in Vancouver include UBC Museum of Anthropology, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Science World British Columbia.

Don't miss taking a stop at the Granville Island during one of the breaks from your TEFL sessions. An exciting visit is to the Island has an old fashioned feel despite its hustle and bustle and frequent street entertainers and musical acts. The architecture is an interesting mix of remodeled warehouses.

Interestingly, Vancouver is also known for its mouth-watering dishes that reflect its indigenous past such as Salmon, fiddleheads, elk, and other native west coast foods. These are worth a try for lunch or dinner, and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants dotted all around the city.

Get your CELTA certificate in Vancouver. Explore the mountains, art gallaries, music scenes in one of the most ethnically diverse city, while you obtain the skills to teach English as a foreign language.

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