Cambridge University International Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

This certificate provides native and non-native speaker English teachers with the minimum qualification for teaching English to adults at British Council accredited centres in Ukraine and worldwide. The CELTA is considered the essential TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification that’s trusted by employers, language schools and governments around the world.

Applicants are invited to join our next CELTA course in Kyiv from 29 January 2018 to 23 February 2018.

The deadline for applications is 18 January 2018, an *Early Bird discount is available for applications received before 29 December.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must

  • possess a standard of English which enables them to teach at a range of levels (minimum CEFR level C1).This will be assessed during the selection process.
  • be 18 or over
  • have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education


Course price is 34,000 UAH including Cambridge Exam Fee.

*An Early Bird discount of 3,400 is offered for applications received before 29 December, 2017.

Reserving your place

Payment of fees must be received on or before 22 January 2018.

The Offer

British Council Ukraine actively recruits its most successful and promising CELTA candidates. Candidates expressing an interest in teaching work with British Council and who receive an endorsement from the Main Course Tutor will be guaranteed an interview.

 Teachers subsequently hired as Newly Qualified Teachers and who meet the conditions below will receive a refund of 50% of the course price.

To be eligible for the refund teachers must:

  • complete a full twelve months service of full contract hours at British Council Ukraine
  •  complete the British Council Ukraine’s mentoring programme and attain an internationally-accredited YL Extension qualification


It is important to note that there are several reasons for British Council, Kyiv offering this support:

  • it is in line with British Council global policy to offer professional development opportunities
  • we aim to increase the number of teachers in Kyiv with CELTA qualifications in order to ensure quality EFL teaching is maintained
  • to stimulate professional development across the teaching network in Kyiv

If you are interested in this unique opportunity at British Council, Kyiv, please send your completed application form to:

  • CELTA application 2018 (Microsoft Word 91KB)
  • Course details

    The British Council Ukraine CELTA courses involve 4-week, full-time participation. The courses contain the following elements:

    • every morning, hands-on teaching practice with specially organised groups of learners
    • self-evaluation and feedback sessions with fellow trainees and course tutors
    • input sessions every afternoon which centre on the principles of effective teaching and a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners
    • every evening, observation of experienced British Council teachers (a total of 6 hours during the course)
    • lesson planning sessions with the course tutors.


    Assessment is continuous, with no final examination. There are two components of assessment:

    1. Teaching practice

    You will teach for a total of 6 hours, working with classes at two levels of ability, usually Beginner/Elementary and Intermediate. Assessment is based on your overall performance at the end of the 6 hours.

    2. Written assignments

    You will complete four written assignments:

    • one focusing on one of the learners in your teaching practice group
    • one on the English language system
    • one on language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
    • one on classroom teaching and your continuing professional development.

    To be awarded the certificate you must pass both components. There are three grades – Pass, Pass ‘B’ and Pass ‘A’.


    “Thank you for every kind word and every word of encouragement you found for me.
    Thank you for your doubts and beliefs.
    Thank you for the humour I will never forget. That was the month of the most DELIGHTFUL STRESS I have ever had!
    Thanks a million”

     Maryna Bigdan

    “I am thankful for the fact that I have discovered so much during the CELTA. The course was very intensive and the tutors have been extremely supportive and generous sharing with us probably even more than it was planned, and, personally, I have received much more than I expected.
    Having finished the CELTA I feel greatly inspired, equipped with new knowledge, being aware of my strengths and weaknesses and burning for further development in my profession.”

    Liliia Sobrova-Holmen

    “CELTA will definitely change the way you see teaching and how you perform in a class as a teacher. The course is designed in such a way that you get maximum inputs and support from your tutors.
    You are guided all through the course. You never feel alone, it’s like being in the same boat: your tutors and your groupmates, you all work for the same goal, and that yields outstanding results.You get a chance to teach a group of students and right after it, you get your tutor’s feedback. I found that extremely useful and helpful. My tutors showed me my mistakes and I could see why something went wrong in my class and how it could be done better.
    Not only do you receive constructive criticism, but also you get numerous tips and pieces of advice from professional teachers. That is what CELTA is all about. The aim of the course is to make you a better professional, no matter what your starting point is: inexperienced teacher, or the one who has been teaching at university for the last 10 years.”

     Maria Morozova