About this course

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

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.

CELTA is awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the world-famous University of Cambridge.


As well as input sessions and seminars, one of the unique benefits we can offer you is the opportunity to take part in teaching practice and observe teachers in action at the British Council. 

Session topics include:

  • methods of presenting and practising language
  • correction techniques
  • lesson planning
  • classroom management
  • using technology in a lesson
  • jobs and careers in English language teaching.


  • 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
  • classroom-related written assignments

In terms of planning and teaching, you’ll be working with a group of trainees to deliver lessons daily and gain experience teaching at different levels.  You’ll personally teach a total of six hours divided into eight different lessons throughout the course. 

Key Facts

Course Length 4 weeks  ( minimum 120 hours) 
Entry Level Proficiency plus level or CEFR C1/C2 for non-native speakers; university degree preferred but not essential
Minimum Age 18
Class size 12

To be confirmed upon opening of registration 


Where prices are set in sterling GBP, these can be paid in SDG at the British Council's book-keeping rate (BKR), which changes every month.



How to Apply


You must:

  • be at least 18 years old when the course begins
  • have a competence in written and spoken English – the University of Cambridge defines this as a good C1 level on the Common European Framework.  Check here for more information on the CEF
  • have a standard of education that allows entry to higher education in your country.

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 to an interview with us. 

If you’re living in Sudan, your interview will be held at our offices. If you don’t live in Sudan, we can arrange a phone interview. 

Places on the courses are limited and demand is high so apply as soon as you can.


Registration is closed now, follow our Facebook page facebook.com/BritishCouncilSudan for new registration dates annoucement. 

Other information


Visit the Cambridge English website for more information about the course.

You can also email us at teaching.centre@britishcouncil.org for more information.