Cambridge CELTA Course in Vienna

Vienna is an incredible location in which to complete your CELTA. With its musical and artistic roots the city provides a mix of contemporary and historical to fascinate every visitor.

TEFL Certification in Vienna, Austria

Austria, and particularly Vienna, is a great choice for your ESL course. With a well-established study hub and tutors ready to help you succeed, we know you will get a lot out of the CELTA here.

The CELTA qualification is unique due to its focus on feedback and evaluation, both of which are invaluable for both beginner and more advanced teachers looking to develop their classroom teaching skills. All areas of teaching are covered in the 120 hour course with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and learn from others.  

As ESL becomes more popular across the world, this course sets you apart from those who just complete a TEFL online or over a weekend. CELTA can be intense and tough at times but this is why employers often advertise jobs and state the need for a Cambridge Certification.

This certification shows employers that you are well versed in the principles of effective English teaching and that you have studied in depth in areas including the needs of learners, language ability and assessment to name but a few.

Vienna 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.

Vienna 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.

Vienna 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.

Why Choose CELTA in Vienna?

Vienna has many schools looking for well qualified English language teachers. From bilingual schools at primary and high school level to universities and private language academies, there are multiple options for job choices. 

Business English is also in demand in Vienna and options for this type of class are widespread. Such a large selection of job types demonstrates that Vienna is a good choice in which to complete your CELTA and also stay on afterwards.

Pay in Vienna is around 15-30 Euros ($19-39 USD) an hour in a school or private academy. Personal tutoring is more lucrative with pay ranging from 40-60 Euros ($52-78 USD) an hour. traveling around by bike or walking will save you some Euros but taxis and public transport are also accessible.  A monthly pass for the city’s public transport system costs around 49.50 Euros ($62.86 USD).

As in any city, living costs vary depending on where you live and how you shop but groceries can be bought fairly cheaply in local supermarkets and markets.

Things to do in Vienna, Austria while taking a CELTA

Vienna is known for its coffee scene, impressive imperial architecture and a range of museums to visit. Famous for its music, the city boasts connections to composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.

For art lovers the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna should not be missed with its massive collection of pieces. Similarly The Hofburg Palace is immense and provides an insight into the city’s history and the Hasburg monarchy.

Locals love to eat out and this is demonstrated by the range of cafes, restaurants and wine bars to sample! Try Wiener Schnitzel, Tafelspitz (boiled beef) and goulash, Apfel strudel (Apple strudel) and the delicious Sachertorte, a traditional chocolate sponge cake with layers of apricot jam and a chocolate topping. There are endless options for dining out in Vienna so you will be spoilt for choice.

For a fun and relaxed activity and a great view of the city, ride the ferris wheel which has featured in several films including A Clockwork Orange and James Bond! The 20 minute ride takes you about 65 metres above the city so this is a great photo opportunity too!

Vienna is known for its coffee scene, impressive imperial architecture and a range of museums to visit. Famous for its music, the city boasts connections to composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms.

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