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 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) 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.

British Council centres in Rose Hill currently the only centre in Mauritius accredited by Cambridge English 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.


  • a professional, internationally recognised qualification in English Language Teaching to Adults
  • a solid foundation in planning and teaching
  • the techniques and tools for effective teaching
  • been guided through your own development as a teacher
  • an awareness of different approaches to ensure student-centred teaching.


  • methods of presenting and practising language
  • correction techniques
  • lesson planning
  • classroom management
  • using technology in a lesson
  • jobs and careers in English language teaching.


  • 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
  • classroom-related written assignments

In terms of planning and teaching, you’ll be working with a group of trainees to deliver lessons daily and gain experience teaching at different levels.  You’ll personally teach a total of six hours divided into eight different lessons throughout the course.

Course information

  • Eligibility

    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

    • Course length 120 hours, over 5 weeks (at British Council Mauritius, Rose Hill)
    • The course is full-time - Monday to Friday; 08.00 - 16.00
    • Interactive seminars and workshops cover all aspects of teaching English as a second language
    • Constructive feedback provided on your teaching practice from tutors and peers
    • Maximum of 12 trainees in each class
  • Course location and date

    Rose Hill language centre


    • 13 July -07 August 2020
    • 03 November - 05 December 2020


    • May - August 2020
  • Price

    The cost of CELTA is Rs 74,000 and this fee includes all Cambridge assessment fees, materials and course certificates. However, we’re offering a special 10% discount for registrations received before the end of September 2019, which brings down the cost to Rs 66,600.