Cambridge CELTA Course in Wellington

The opulent but tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, great coffee, and award-winning restaurants that surround Wellington are a few of the perks that make it an attractive city to take a CELTA course.

TEFL Certification in Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand's capital, is located between Cook Strait and Remutaka Range. The city is adorned with rich culture and history and a conducive environment walled by various architectural edifice. Over the years, these prominent structures have enticed many CELTA trainees from all over the world. Moreover, there are so many prospects awaiting teachers who choose to complete their CELTA in Wellington.

Enlisting for your CELTA at our Wellington institute offers you the opportunity to obtain a certificate that helps you earn a living teaching English across the world while enjoying an adventurous lifestyle. The course is covered within a 20-day training schedule spread over 4 weeks and covering five crucial ESL teaching topics.

Our experienced tutors will take you through the basics of language awareness and analysis, understanding teaching and learning contexts, preparing lesson materials, classroom management, and lesson planning.

You will also participate in practical teaching with real-life students from two difficulty levels. Practical teaching involves periods of supported lesson planning, peer observation, evaluation, and feedback. By the end of the training, which covers both theoretical and practical aspects of ESL teaching, you would have obtained the necessary skills and confidence to teach in any classroom home and abroad.

Our Wellington center provides exceptional training services for new and experienced teachers to ease their learning process. The tutors are highly skilled, friendly, experienced and from diverse backgrounds. This gives you the chance to work with varied language groups, hence making teaching practice more enjoyable.

Wellington 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.

Wellington 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.

Wellington 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 Wellington

Strategically situated at the heart of New Zealand, our Wellington teacher training center has trained thousands of teachers who are now working at home or abroad. The center is located at Level 4, West Wing, Wellington Railway Station, 2 Bunny Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand. Close to the railway station and other efficient transport facilities, our teachers have the opportunity to explore the city and travel to nearby countries at a low cost.

The center is sufficiently equipped with an updated library of resourceful materials, computers and internet services, printers and photocopiers, modern classrooms, common rooms, and administrative offices. With these amenities, you have boundless access to the materials and resources to aid your learning process.

Furthermore, we provide homestay accommodation for international students who want to stay in a family environment for the duration of the CELTA course. We also have a list of apartment providers for trainees who will instead get a student apartment. All accommodation options are close to the training center for easy access.

Job Support and Placement: Wellington, New Zealand

Our Wellington center stands out for having the best interest of its teachers at heart, as the center offers international career opportunities for its teachers.

We provide successful candidates full-time and part-time employment opportunities within the center.

We also have a dedicated job website, where trainees can find potential employers globally and connect online. Also, we have affiliated school who recruits hundreds of teachers yearly. Our CELTA graduates are advised to explore these opportunities through most of the contracts with affiliated schools are only for a year.

Why Choose CELTA in Wellington?

Earning your CELTA certification in our Wellington center comes with numerous added advantages. New Zealand is a popular teach abroad destination for teachers pursuing an exciting career opportunity. The country provides a platform for our CELTA graduates to be a part of one of the world's best education systems.

There are openings for you to work in state integrated schools or private schools, and your application can be done in-person or sent online. The increase in the number of expats and Asian learners in the country also contributes to the growing demand for English teachers.

You can find opportunities in summer camps set up for Asian school children, private language institutions, online teaching vacancies, and private tutoring among Chinese ESL students. Teacher exchange programs like the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program is also an excellent prospect to explore.

ESL teachers can earn between 1,500 USD and 3,000 USD per month. With private tutoring, you may also make an extra USD20 per hour. Starting life in Wellington after your certification is quite cheap. There is a reasonably low cost of living, and you can be guaranteed to live well enough on your salary as an English teacher. Besides, ESL teachers have the prospect to extend their knowledge beyond the classroom and explore the beautiful city of Wellington.

Things to do in Wellington, New Zealand while taking a CELTA

Wellington is renowned as the music and cultural center of New Zealand, with unlimited options for teachers willing to explore the city. Your stay in Wellington is not complete without a visit to Te Papa - the National Museum of New Zealand, a walk around the Botanic Gardens, a trip to the Weta Cave in Miramar and some time to chill out like a hipster at Frank Kitt's park.

You may find it interesting to visit the Marine Education Center at Island Bay, have a relaxing afternoon on the Wellington Writers Walk, or go around the bays and have a picnic at Scorching Bay. For exotic views of the city, drive through the Victoria Tunnel with stunning views that will leave you speechless. Then walk up to Mount Victoria and have a feel of nature and its beauty.

Wellington has many structures that have lived from the early days of its settlement by Europeans. Most of these houses can be found in Thorndon, particularly down Tinakori Rd and Ascott St. Some of the impressive buildings to watch out for include The Colonial Cottage MuseumKatherine Mansfield Birthplace, Old St Pauls, and the National Archives.

The local cuisines are an essential part of the city you should check out. Some of the dishes to try include, Hangi, Crayfish, Hokey pokey ice creamKinaKiwi burgerJaffas, and Pavlova. Be sure to try the delicious lemon and Paeroa drink to quench your thirst.

Begin your CELTA course in Wellington. Explore the vast opportunities available for you to move your career to the next level with a globally recognized certificate while exploring the city and its outstanding qualities.

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