CELTO 40 hour – Certificate in English Language Teaching Online

ALAP Accredited – Level 3

The CELTO (Certificate in English Language Teaching Online) course is fully accredited by ALAP and comes with comprehensive course materials and full support from a qualified tutor. You can study from wherever you are in the world and you have the flexibility to move through the course at your pace. This course will provide you with a solid foundation in teaching theory and methodology, focused on preparing you for teaching English online, providing you with practical and useful teaching skills essential for delivering engaging English classes.

You will learn about lesson planning, presenting new language, online classroom management, designing teaching materials, different teaching techniques, phonetics, grammar, error correction and much more.

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Course Summary

– Fully accredited course

– Affordable and in-depth course including a good balance of teaching theory and methodology

– Comprehensive course in teaching English – lesson planning, classroom management, error correction, communicative
activities, explaining grammar, using visual aids, teaching reading and a lot more

– Make money teaching English online, part time or full time

– Access to our job seekers services



To enroll in this course you need to have fluent English, a good academic background, usually graduate status, strong study skills and a willingness to learn. You do not require any previous teaching experience as the course covers in detail teaching theory and methodology. You do not need to be a native English speaker, but do need a fluent level of English.


INTESOL Worldwide issues its awards through ALAP (Awarding Language Acquisition for Professionals), a specialist ESL awarding organisation based in the United Kingdom. All of the INTESOL courses have attained full accreditation from ALAP. You can read more details on the rigorous Standards of Accreditation set by ALAP.

What this means is that the online TEFL / TESOL courses run by INTESOL have external checks carried out on them to ensure the course materials and how they are administered meet their high standard. Bi-annual inspections are carried out to make sure this standard is maintained and you can be confident that you are receiving a worthwhile qualification that will be recognized by employers around the world.

“The world of education is often marred by questionable certification of academic courses. In order to differentiate between genuine, professional qualifications and those that are produced for commercial gain, it is essential that education companies provide accredited certification. Accreditation is the recognition by an external body that a course and/or training provider has met a certain set of standards and best practice. I am delighted to be associated with INTESOL as the company is an outstanding example of this best practice.”
Dr Paul Rogers MSc, PhD, FCoT, FIFL, FInstLM, FRSA, Member of ALAP Academic Panel

What studying an accredited course means for you

-You will receive the highest quality of training

-English schools worldwide will view you qualification above non accredited courses

-You will receive a certificate from INTESOL (at no extra cost)

-The course provider is inspected bi-annually to ensure high standards

-Your course provider is invested in quality and will provide an excellent service

-You will have more options when it comes to obtaining employment as an English teacher

Course duration

There are no set start dates for this course, when you are ready to begin you will be issued with login details and assigned a course tutor. If you like, you could start the course within 2 days from today. Once you have been issued log in details you can then begin working through the modules at your own pace.

There are approximately 40 hours worth of work in the course and most people complete the course in 2 to 4 weeks, however if you require more time that will not be a problem.

Course contents –Certificate in English Language Teaching Online 40 hour course

Unit 1: Teaching English Online

Why teach online? Freedom. Flexibility. Types of students. Self- development. Low costs.

Preparing to teach online. Professionalism. Patience. Persistence. Willingness to market yourself.

Technical know-how. Linguistic tools. Teaching tools. Sense of humour.

What kind of teacher will you be?

The role of the teacher.

Unit 2: Bringing About Success

Helping your students succeed

Encouraging production

Ask don’t tell

Encouraging fluency

Unit 3: The Basic Principles of TEFL / TESOL

Module 1 – Basic Principles – answers from your own experience and the course materials on:

Looking after your students

Using realistic language – shortened forms – accent

Keeping students’ interest – LTTT


Unit 4: Teaching Grammar

Making grammar interesting

Different grammar perspectives

Inductive v deductive grammar

Chinglish, Konglish and their cousins

How to teach grammar (includes Back to Basics Grammar)

Unit 5: Teaching Pronunciation

Why do we all sound different?

Diagnosing pronunciation problems

Raising awareness

The most common problems

Useful and engaging methods

Includes International Phonetic Alphabet

Unit 6: Planning Teaching

Proper Planning Promotes Professional Performance

Deciding your aims

Structuring your lesson

Making the best use of your plan


Unit 7: Finding and Keeping your Students

First decision: How will you work?

Build a comprehensive client base

Don’t be afraid of networking

Consider how you’ll demand a good rate

Choose your platform and technology

Unit 8: Practice, Production & Progress

The student ‘lifestyle’

The challenges of practising L2 in a totally L1 environment

Groups or individuals?

How can we recognise progress?

Unit 9: Designing Materials & Courses

Sources for materials

Creating your own materials

Becoming a course designer

Unit 10: Establishing and Growing an Online Presence

Using social media

Using ESL websites

Building your own website


Marking and feedback

There are 10 modules to complete covering various aspects of English language teaching methodology. The course uses a carefully structured approach with clear explanations, practical examples and useful strategies to be used in the classroom. At the end of each module there is a set of tasks to complete based on what you have studied. You then submit your tasks to your tutor online and will receive an assessment sheet back with corrections, advice and feedback.

Sample certificates

On successful completion of the course you will receive an INTESOL certificate.


Access to the best teaching jobs worldwide

You can begin interviewing for English teaching jobs (www.goldstarteachers.com) worldwide while you are studying towards your INTESOL certificate. We have a dedicated team of recruiters who will provide you with detailed job descriptions, city guides, visa information and will assist it setting up interviews with suitable schools. 100% of INTESOL graduates have gone on to secure a paid teaching job, we have never had a single graduate not find employment as a teacher.

Course fee

At the moment we are offering a 50% discount off the standard course price.

Standard price: £295 (British pounds)
Discounted price: £145 (British pounds)
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Put down a deposit of £50 today to secure your position on the course at this reduced rate and take your first step to becoming an accredited English language teacher.

Or upgrade to the:
INTESOL 120 hour Online Certificate in TESOL
INTESOL 140 hour Online Certificate in TESOL with Teaching Practice

INTESOL 150 hour Online Certificate in TESOL
INTESOL 180 hour Online Certificate in TESOL with Young Learner & Business English
INTESOL 190 hour Online Certificate in TESOL with Teaching Practice
INTESOL 220 hour Online Certificate in TESOL with Teaching Practice