The Incomparable
CELTA Experience

Go on a tour of the CELTA journey at IH Izmir through this video, find out more about our centre, our tutors and our trainees and discover for yourself why doing your CELTA at IH Izmir is the one and only choice!

Useful Information

Enrollment Procedure

Click on Dates & Fees. Choose a suitable date and click on “Apply” button. There, you create an account to receive an application form.


Candidates need to be over 18 years old and for non-native speakers have a CEFR-C2 or high C1 level of English.

Things to Bring

A personal laptop, 4 or 5 pens, a notebook, a hard folder to keep all the handouts you receive from your tutors.


Please click here to see if your country requires a visa to enter Turkey.

Cost of Living

Commute; 0-500₺ per month based on distance to the school. Food; Big Mac Menu is 99₺ for reference

Dress Code

The official dress code of IH Izmir is Smart Casual (no shorts, no flip flops). Keep in mind that it gets pretty hot during summers and pretty cold in winters.

Medical Services

As a foreigner you have access to all medical procedures here in Turkey and with private health insurance you will be able to claim the expenses from your insurance provider.

Book List

Please click to the list of recommended books in order for you to prepare for the course.

100% Online CELTA

Cambridge Assessment English is offering a uniqe opportunity for teachers who plan to take the CELTA course.
Now you can do the whole CELTA course online!

Some of the advantages of the course include:
no flights costs
no accommodation costs
no visa headaches
same CELTA certificate as the face-to-face course
an extra week of online teaching preparation
not having to step outside of your safe haven!

A Typical CELTA Day

The CELTA course daily routine timeline here at IH Izmir is like:

Teaching Practice and Observation

Six hours of observed teaching at two distinct levels, completed with detailed lesson plans, provides the opportunity to put everything you learn through input sessions, feedback sessions and experience into practice. Through eight, 45-minute lessons, trainees get the chance to build on previous lessons experience teaching a variety of lessons shapes and aims.

In addition to peer observations almost every day, trainees will have six hours of live observations of experienced teachers, in which they can see the techniques, lesson shapes and approaches in action.

Who is CELTA for?

How is CELTA assessed?

Assessment requirements

To meet the assessment requirements, candidates must attend a course and:
-Practice-teach classes of the relevant age group and size for a total of six hours.
-Observe experienced teachers teaching classes of language learners for a total of six hours, three of which may be on video.
-Maintain and submit a portfolio of all coursework including all written assignments and materials related to teaching practice.

Mode of Assessment

Assessment is continuous and integrated.
Continuous here means that assessment takes place throughout the course.
Integrated here means that both assessed components contribute to the overall grade.



There is a lot to consider when it comes to choosing a qualification for teaching English as a foreign language. Is it globally recognised? Will you get practical teaching experience? How long is the course? Find out why teachers choose CELTA over other TEFL/TESOL qualifications

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