teacher training course celt-s

CELT-S (Certificate in English Language Teaching – Secondary)

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By its acronym means: Cambridge Certificate in Secondary English Language Teaching. CELT-S is a course where teachers of basic education at the secondary level can develop their skills in the classroom and teach with greater confidence.

This course helps you obtain a practical certification of teaching the English language, at the same time, it provides the person who studies it, the relevant skills to obtain the best teaching results in pupils between the ages of 11 to 18 years.

This course helps to create strategies to face the teaching of English as a foreign language (TEFL) immersed in a context of basic education at the secondary level; as well as, it helps to manage the classroom with a large number of students, making this a classroom full motivated and high academic performance.

The University of Cambridge trusts in the International House Mexico as a highly recognized organization in the world of teacher training. This is due to the quality that its graduates obtain internationally. As well as being able to validate these studies internationally, so that you can not only teach in Mexico; but, also in any part of the world.

Entry Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • B1+ or above level of English
  • At least one year of teaching experience (Ideally, you should have an initial teaching qualification but this is at the centre´s discretion)

How do I apply?

The CELT- S course is offered in Mexico through International House Mexico. Contact to Mr. Orlado to the following e-mail: orlando@ihmexico.com or complete the ONLINE APPLICATION.


This programme is designed to reflect the specific needs and working context. The main aim is to develop your skills in the following areas:

  • Language awareness and language use in the classroom
  • Planning, teaching and evaluation
  • Assessment and evaluation.

CELT-S modules.

Module Description
1. Classroom management in the secondary classroom
  • Creating and maintaining a constructive learning environment
  • Managing classroom activities effectively
  • Managing differences in the classroom.
2. Language learning and the teenage learner
  • Learning language in the secondary education sector
  • Learning needs, styles, motivations and preferences
  • Encouraging and supporting active and independent learning.
3. Teaching language skills
  • Teaching listening and reading
  • Teaching speaking
  • Teaching writing.
4. 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.
5. Teaching language in the secondary classroom
  • Key concepts, principles and techniques in teaching grammar, lexis and phonology.
6. Planning language learning in the secondary context
  • Planning a lesson
  • Writing lesson plans
  • Planning a programme of work.
7. Language learning resources and materials for the secondary classroom
  • Evaluating, selecting, using and adapting coursebook materials
  • Evaluating, selecting and using supplementary materials
  • Using teaching aids effectively, including technology.
8. Assessing language learning in the secondary context
  • Principles and purposes of classroom-based assessment
  • Classroom-based assessment tools
  • Formative and summative assessment.


You will be assessed in the following ways:

Assessment component Description
English Language Teaching methodology
  • Completion of the online modules and progress tests.
  • A multiple-choice teaching knowledge test (TKT: Module 1).
Teaching practice
  • Completion of portfolio tasks..
  • Assessment of teaching.

The participants who complete all the modules and assessments will receive the CELT-S qualification.

CELT-S  gives you insight into the principles of effective teaching and a range of skills for teaching English in your teaching context.

You will:

  • Gain hands-on teaching practice.
  • Complete written assignments and language tasks.
  • Three lessons are assessed by your course tutor.

A Cambridge qualification

Because it is awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge, CELT-S is internationally recognised, highly respected and a benchmark for quality.”.
What grades are awarded?
Candidates are awarded an overall grade of Pass or Pass with Merit.


Supervised Teaching Practice in this course

  • Observation of qualified teachers and videoed lessons
  • Nine written tasks aimed at broadening the trainees’ awareness and application of teaching principles.
  • Supported lesson planning.
  • Detailed feedback and discussion sessions with a course tutor.

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


Citites in Mexico where you can take a teacher training CELT-S course

CELT-S CDMX CELT-S Mexico City Satelite
CELT-S Aguascalientes
CELT-S Cancun CELT-S Cuernavaca
CELT-S Guadalajara
CELT-S Puebla CELT-S Queretaro
CELT-S Toluca
CELT-S Veracruz CELT-S Playa del Carmen