If you’re looking to start a career as an English teacher, getting your CELTA qualification with the British Council is a great place to start.

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and is one of the most widely taken qualifications of its kind. It is recognised around the world and is a requirement for any teachers looking to work with quality language teaching institutions such as the British Council.

British Council centre in Bahrain is currently the only centre accredited by the University of Cambridge to deliver CELTA

Take a CELTA course with the world's English experts and you will: 

  • be taught in small classes to allow focused training
  • be taught by outstanding teaching practitioners who incorporate the most respected and up-to-date teaching methodologies
  • have the unique opportunity to learn within British Council centres which can serve as a recruiting platform for outstanding candidates
  • benefit from taking part in teaching practice and observe teachers in action at the British Council
  • learn about classroom management, lesson planning and methods of presenting and practising language
  • get the opportunity to practise and learn to teach by teaching.

What's more, you will be kept up to date with the progress you are making. There is no final written exam but you’ll be assessed on planning and teaching, ability to transfer what you learn to the classroom, awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of your teaching, contribution to input and feedback sessions.

Course information

  • Eligibility

    You must be:

    • at least 20 years old (when the course begins)
    • have a standard of education that allows entry to higher education in your country
    • competent in written and spoken English (C1 level on the Common European Framework).
  • Course format

    Seminars and workshops.

    Teach a total of six hours, divided into eight different lessons.

    Maximum of 12 students in each class.

  • Course locations

  • Price

    950 BHD

British Council English centre
Course Timetables

Course Date Days Time
16/04/2016 - 11/05/2016* Saturday - Wednesday 08:00 - 17:30
16/07/2016 - 10/08/2016 Saturday - Wednesday 08:00 - 17:30

* Registration is closed for July course.

** The dates for the next course will be published in September.

 Please note that exact class timetables will be confirmed upon registration.

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the applications and pre-interview task (available below).
  2. Send your completed forms by email to Dan.Kirk@britishcouncil.org.

We advise that you apply at least two months in advance. We aim to process applications within four weeks of receipt. Places on the courses are limited and demand is high so apply as soon as you can.

Please note: Acceptance is not automatic. You’ll need to submit an application form and complete the pre-interview task. If these are up to the required standard, you’ll then be invited for an interview.