Thank you for your interest in the CELTA course at the British Council, Kyiv.

We will be running 2 CELTA courses in 2019:

CELTA 1: Monday May 20 — Friday June 14 (course continues to run on public holidays)

CELTA 2: Monday June 24 — Friday July 19

The Course

Cambridge University International Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

The CELTA is considered the essential TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification, trusted by employers, language schools and governments around the world.

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 years old or over;
  • have a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education.

If you are interested in applying for either of these courses, please fill in the application form and return it to the CELTA Main Course Tutor (MCT) at Please indicate which course you are applying for (1 or 2). If you are willing to be considered for both possible dates, please let us know.

Making an application does not in any way commit you to the course. 

All applications will be read and considered, and a shortlist of suitable candidates will be invited for interview.

An early bird discount price of 36,000 UAH (including Cambridge Exam Fee) is available to candidates who successfully complete the interview process and confirm their place by paying in full at least 4 weeks before course commencement. 

The full price is 39,000 UAH.

Any questions or queries, please send an email direct to Martin Ogilvy, the Main Course Tutor for the CELTA courses at

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.



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