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About the CELTA at Auckland Language Centre

The CELTA is the most widely recognised English language teaching qualification in the world. It is designed for people with limited or no previous teaching experience who are interested in increasing their professional qualifications or in starting a new career. The courses are run at Cambridge University CELTA centres worldwide all year round. Cambridge University approves all aspects of the course including the programme, the trainers, and facilities. Course tutors are experienced English language teachers who have taught in a wide range of professional situations and are accredited CELTA trainers. Every course is externally assessed by Cambridge, ensuring that the most rigorous standards are maintained.

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Intensive and Extensive CELTA Options

We offer both an intensive and extensive CELTA format.

The core of each CELTA course is six hours of teaching practice. In this time, trainee teachers teach a variety of lesson types to adult learners of English at two different levels. The supervised teaching practice is supported with guided lesson planning and personalised feedback on lessons. The methodology input includes demonstration lessons, discussion of teaching principles and techniques, materials evaluation, and language analysis for teaching purposes. Trainee teachers also observe experienced teachers and teacher trainers in language classes. In addition, there are four assignments on topics involving language teaching and learning.

Intensive and Extensive CELTA options
The training centre offers two CELTA course options – Intensive and Extensive. Both course options lead to the same certification.

  Intensive CELTA Extensive CELTA
Days Monday to Friday Tuesday /Thursday evenings
Saturday day
Hours 8.30 – 4.30 16.30 –20.30 pm
09.00 – 16.00pm (Sats)
Length of course One month/20 days 10 weeks
Teaching practice hours 6 6
Observation of experienced teachers Minimum 6 hours Minimum 6 hours
Trainer to participant ratio 1 – 6 Maximum for teaching practice and lesson planning 1 – 6 Maximum for teaching practice and lesson planning
Course cost $2950 $2950


We have a range of intensive and extensive courses running throughout the year.

  Intensive CELTA Extensive CELTA
Course Dates - 2004

26 April – 21 May
09 August – 03 September
13 September – 08 October
22 November – 17 December

24 April – 01 July
17 July – 23 September
09 October – 16 December

Course Dates - 2005 03 January – 28 January
28 February – 28 March
18 April – 13 May
13 June - 8 July
26 September – 21 October
29 January – 07 April
23 April - 30 June
16 July – 22 September
08 October – 15 December


CELTA Frequently Asked Questions or Apply Online

Coming from overseas?

Visa Information
Most nationalities only need a tourist visa to be able to do the course in New Zealand. However, please let us know if you need papers confirming your place on the course and they will be sent to you once you have been accepted.

If you are coming from overseas we are happy to arrange accommodation for you. Choices include:
• Homestay with meals
• Room only
• Hostels/Guest houses

Airport Transfer
We can arrange for you to be met at the airport and taken to your accommodation.


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