Teacher Training CELT-P


teacher trainingThe Certificate in English Language Teaching – Primary or CELT-P is an international qualification focused on helping Primary school teachers to develop their classroom skills and teaching confidence.

It’s a practical teaching qualification designed to give English teachers relevant skills to get the best from the young learners that they work with.

The course aids teachers in creating strategies for the key challenges of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), and works to develop young learners learners’ listening and speaking abilities in large classes.

Teachers make use of their existing teaching knowledge and skills and increase both, through a combination of online study and observed teaching practices with an approved trainer.



  • Improve your classroom practices and grow your language awareness and language in the classroom
  • Become aware of how to deliver lessons successfully according to the curriculum by focusing on planning, teaching and evaluating your learners
  • Apply what you have learnt in real classroom situations.


  • A minimum of one year of teaching experience (Ideally candidates for CELT-P will have an initial teaching qualification).
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a B1+ or above level of English.


  • CELT-P is available in Mexico through International House Mexico. Complete the online application form below to apply today.

The course modules

Module  Description
1 Language awareness for teaching
  • Grammar: word classes, grammar structures and how to use language for different functions
  • Vocabulary: key concepts, word formation and combining words
  • Pronunciation: key concepts, word and sentence stress, connected speech and intonation.
2 Developing listening and speaking skills in the primary classroom
  • Developing listening skills
  • Developing speaking skills
  • Integrating listening and speaking.
3 Developing reading and writing skills in the primary classroom
  • Developing reading skills
  • Developing writing skills
  • Topic-based teaching – integrating skills.
4 Resources for learning in the primary classroom
  • Using and adapting resources in the younger learner primary classroom
  • Using and adapting resources with older primary learners
  • Using and creating supplementary materials.
5 Managing the primary classroom
  • Creating and maintaining a constructive learning environment
  • Managing primary classroom activities effectively
  • Managing differences in the classroom.
6 Developing language use in the primary classroom
  • Key concepts, principles and techniques in teaching language in the primary sector
  • How to teach grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation to different age groups.
7 Language learning and the primary learner
  • Characteristics of the primary learner
  • The primary young learner in the educational context
  • Teacher language in the primary classroom.
8 Planning language learning in the primary context
  • Planning a lesson
  • Writing lesson plans
  • Planning a programme of work.
9 Assessing language learning in the primary context
  • Principles and purposes of classroom-based assessment
  • Formative classroom assessment
  • Summative assessment.


Assessment Description
English Language Teaching methodology
  • Online modules and progress tests.
  • Multiple-choice teaching knowledge test (TKT:YL).
Teaching practice
  • Portfolio tasks.
  • Assessment of teaching.


Candidates who successfully complete all modules within the CELT-P programme and all assessments successfully will receive the CELP-P qualification. If your previous training has not included a formally assessed teaching practice component; CELT-P is a good option to achieve a qualification which includes this key element.

CELT-P gives teachers insight into the principles of effective teaching and offers a range of skills for to develop your English teaching in a context that is relevant to the age you work with. You will:

  • Gain hands-on teaching practice.
  • Complete written assignments and language tasks.
  • Have three lessons assessed to Cambridge English standards by your course tutor, providing developmental feedback and consolidating your learning on the course.

Your qualification

CELT-P is awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge.


CELT-P blended online component helps candidates who cannot attend every sessions at the centre to maximize their time.
Both options offer input sessions focusing on:

  • Language awareness.
  • Professional and career development in ESL/EFL.
  • Teaching of various language areas and skills.
  • An CELT-P online component which allows for flexibility to candidates who cannot always attend every sessions at the centre and helps to maximize their time.
  • Teaching approaches and techniques.

Online CELT-P

The course includes interactive tasks, video observations and forum discussions in order to help candidates develop effective, principled teaching methodologies. Online CELT-P gives candidates an increased amount of time and support for you to reflect on and develop what you have learnt.

CELT-P is a 120-hour course. There are 27 hours of optional additional material for teachers to extend and practice what they have learned during the online course.

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Cities in Mexico where you can take a CELT-P teacher training course

Cities where you can take a CELT-P course

CELT-P Mexico City Satélite CELT-P Aguascalientes
CELT-P Cancún CELT-P Cuernavaca
CELT-P Guadalajara
CELT-P Puebla CELT-P Querétaro
CELT-P Toluca
CELT-P Veracruz CELT-P Playa del Carmen


Teacher Training Course
Service Type
Teacher Training Course
Provider Name
ih México,
Alfonso Reyes, 224,Colonia Condesa,Ciudad de México-06100,
Telephone No.01 55 8626 7002
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