Three out of four English language teaching jobs worldwide require a CELTA qualification. If you’re looking to start a career as an English teacher or improve your teaching skills, getting your CELTA qualification with the British Council is a great place to start.

CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in an internationally recognised teacher training and certification programme moderated and accredited by Cambridge Assessment English, a department of the University of Cambridge. For over 30 years, it has been offered worldwide in over  60 countries by over 300 schools and with over 12,000 graduates per year.

The CELTA is a comprehensive training programme focused in developing knowledge and skills for the English as a foreign language classroom. The topics cover practical teaching skills and the theory behind them and all CELTA courses include real-life teaching experience.

British Council centre 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:

  • get the opportunity to practice and learn to teach by teaching.
  • 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 centre, 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


  • 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. 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 18+ 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

    • 120 hours - the full-time course is run over 5 weeks (at British Council Mauritius, Rose Hill) and the part-time course is run over 32 weeks.
    • 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 (Monday to Friday; 08.00 - 16.00)
    • 03 November - 05 December 2020 (Monday to Friday; 08.00 - 16.00)



    • 04 May - 11 December 2020 ( course is flexible and delivered online with face-to-face classes once every week at the British Council in Rose Hill)
  • 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, which brings down the cost to Rs 66,600.

    FULL-TIME CELTA PAYMENT FACILITIES: 20% on acceptance, 40% before start date, 40% 1 week before course ends

    PART-TIME CELTA PAYMENT FACILITIES: 20,000 MUR at registration, 5 instalments of 10,000/month by 4 May, 1 June, 1 July, 1 August, 1 September 2020