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.

The British Council is currently the only centre accredited in Jordan 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
  • get the opportunity to practice 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

  • Levels

    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 6 hours, divided into 9 different lessons.

    Maximum of 20 students in each class.

  • Course locations

  • Price

    The fee for CELTA courses running in 2018 is JOD 1,990.

    • Following acceptance, a non-refundable deposit of JOD 500 is required to secure a place on the course.
    • The balance of the course fees must be paid two weeks before the scheduled start of the course.

Amman teaching centre
Course dates and timetables

Dates and timetables

CELTA Course Duration Dates Days Times

February - March 2018

July - August 2018

October - November 2018

4 weeks

 

4 weeks

4 weeks

February - March 2018

8 July -2 August 2018

16 October -11 November 2018

Sunday - Thursday

Sunday - Thursday

Sunday - Thursday

09.00 - 17.00

09.00 - 17.00

09.00 - 17.00

Participants are expected to work on assignments and plan lessons in the evenings and at weekends, and some classroom observation may also be scheduled outside core course hours. 

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

How to apply

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.

  • Download (PDF 272KB) and complete the application by hand.
  • Scan and send your completed forms by email to CELTA@britishcouncil.org.jo.
  • We will contact you to arrange an interview (either face-to-face or via Skype) time. 

Please note: Acceptance is not automatic. Candidates will be contacted to let them know whether or not they have been accepted on the course.

  • If your interview is considered successful, please pay the course fees within two weeks of your application acceptance in order to guarantee a place on the course.
  • We shall send you a pre-course task focussing on language awareness and other aspects of teaching in order to prepare you for the course. This represents about 25 hours’ study time.

How to pay

You can pay by cash, cheque or credit card, or by bank transfer.

Bank transfer details are: Account holder: 'British Council’. Transfers to be marked : 'CELTA + participants name to:

Standard Chartered Bank 
Amman - Jordan
IBAN: JO75SCBL1220000000001212723701