Assessment & Certification

Please read these notes very carefully so that you are quite clear about the basis of assessment.

I. Assessment on the Cambridge Certificate Course is continuous. Teaching skills are of the greatest importance but all aspects of performance and work done on the courses are taken into consideration, including the candidate's punctuality, professionalism, written work, and potential as a member of staff in an EFL context.

II. CELTA Candidates are informed of their progress during the CELTA course by written commentary on their teaching practice and by tutorial. This is not usually formulated in terms of passing or failing.

III. InterPress International House Teacher Training issues a graded certificate-report three days after the course. The grades are Pass A, Pass B, Pass or "No Certificate Awarded". In certain cases a letter of attendance will be issued instead of a report.

IV. CELTA Candidates who successfully complete the course will also be awarded the Cambridge Certificate. All tutors working on the courses collaborate on the internal assessment and decisions are unanimous. International House Teacher Training and InterPress International House cannot enter into either discussion or correspondence concerning results or assessments.

CELTA f.a.q.

What is the difference between CELTA, TESOL and TEFL?

Why is CELTA so well recognized?

Do I really need to do a TEFL course in order to gain employment?

How long is the course?

What does the course cover?

How is the teaching practice organized?

Can only native speakers of English take the CELTA?

How to register?

What does the interview consist of?

What is the pre-course task? How much time and preparation is involved?

How many hours outside of class do I need to spend on homework?

Does everyone pass the CELTA course?

Do I need to teach on the course?

How can I teach without using the learners' native language?

How am I assessed?

How can I be sure about the quality of the course?

Can I apply for a teaching position with Interpress IH after finishing a CELTA course?


What is CELTA
CELTA course dates and fees
CELTA course aims
CELTA course contents
Enrolment & selection
Assessment & Certification
Jobs for CELTA qualified EFL Teachers