The Certificate

At the end of the course, candidates receive a certificate directly from Cambridge University with their name and their grade. The certificate is exactly the same world-wide, regardless of where the course was taken.

EfA’s Cambridge CELTA Courses

The CELTA is a 120-hour Level 5 Certificate on the British Ofqual scale of educational qualifications. The certificates are delivered directly by Cambridge University, printed in the UK, and posted to Morocco at the end of the course.

CELTA courses are taught only by authorized tutors who have been vetted by Cambridge English Assessment. In addition, English for Africa works with a small pool of trainers who are familiar with each other, our approach, and our course, thus guaranteeing the consistency and high quality of our course.

We are currently offering CELTA courses in two formats, mixed mode and fully online.

Applying to be on the Course

The official minimum requirements set by Cambridge Assessment English in order to take part in the CELTA course are the following:

  • Have a secondary qualification which allows you to enter higher education, e.g., the Baccalaureate (in Morocco) or A levels (in the UK);

  • Be at least 19 years of age (exceptionally we may accept people who are at least 18)

  • Have a minimum of a high C1 (CEFR) level in English;

  • Have the ability to succeed on a challenging course;

  • Have basic IT skills (for the mixed mode and fully online formats).

If you would like to participate in our CELTA course, you must go through a selection process that is mandated by Cambridge Assessment English. The purpose of the selection process is to make sure that we only accept candidates who stand a good chance of succeeding on the course, and who are also aware of its challenging nature.

The selection process includes the following:

Candidates who are refused entry onto the course are informed of the steps they need to take in order to gain acceptance in the future.

Mixed Mode

This new format was only authorized in July of 2021, and aims to give teachers the necessary skills to plan for and teach both online and face-to-face lessons at CELTA level by the end of the course.

Input sessions (where candidates learn about the theory and practice of teaching English as a foreign language) are delivered both online and face-to-face, at an even ratio of 50 percent each.

Of the six hours of mandatory teaching practice, three are taught online via Zoom, and 3 are taught face-to-face.

Since candidates are learning to teach in both formats, we provide extra support for these courses. This includes:

  • A free Zoom for teaching workshop;

  • A free online grammar refresher pre-course workshop;

  • 22 days of training rather than 20 (2 extra days of training for the same cost);

  • Demonstration lessons taught by trainers in both formats before candidates teach in that format;

  • Candidates teach an unassessed full-length lesson in both formats before being assessed in that format;

  • Joint reflection sessions to enable candidates teaching in one format to exchange with candidates who are teaching/have taught in the other format;

  • Access to our online course library as soon as candidates are accepted onto the course;

  • Access to video recordings of lessons taught by experienced teachers as soon as candidates are accepted onto the course.

  • The use of Slack as a workspace before and during the course, to facilitate communication and sharing of documents and resources.

The format of the course does not appear on the CELTA certificate you receive from Cambridge English Assessment. In other words, the certificate is identical to the ones delivered for fully face-to-face courses.

Price:                     16,000 Dirhams

Dates:                    11 October to 29 December

Meeting times:       Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm

Venue:                   Casablanca or Kenitra (to be confirmed)

Fully Online

The entire course is online, and is highly suitable for candidates living both in Morocco and abroad. On our past 6 past fully online courses, roughly half of our candidates were living outside of Morocco at the time of the training.

Input (the theory and practice of teaching English as a foreign language) is provided via Cambridge's official CELTA Moodle platform. It is freely accessible through self-access, so that candidates can study at times that suit their schedules. The Moodle is further supplemented by a weekly 75-minute tutor-led input session on Zoom, to review the week's coursework, set and review requirements for assignments, and assist candidates with preparing their portfolios.

All six hours of teaching practice are conducted online, using Zoom.

Candidates are provided with extra support to help them with the online format:

  • A free online grammar refresher pre-course workshop;

  • A free Zoom for teaching workshop;

  • Access to our online course library as soon as candidates are accepted onto the course;

  • Access to video recordings of lessons taught by experienced teachers as soon as candidates are accepted onto the course;

  • The use of Slack as a workspace before and during the course, to facilitate communication and sharing of documents and resources.

The format of the course does not appear on the CELTA certificate you receive from Cambridge English Assessment. In other words, the certificate is identical to the ones delivered for fully face-to-face courses.

Price:                     12,300 Dirhams

Dates:                    11 October to 29 December

Meeting times:       Friday from 5 to 7.15 pm (teaching practice) and Saturday from 2 to 5 pm (feedback, lesson planning, and input support).

After the Course

Our CELTA graduates continue to receive support from English for Africa once the course is completed, in the form of:

  • Unlimited access to our online teaching library (over 100 titles);

  • Access to the Cambridge CELTA Moodle platform for 6 months after the end of the course (for those who took the fully online course only);

  • Facebook and Whatsapp groups to share employment and professional development opportunities with previous and subsequent alumni;

  • Periodic online Zoom reunions bringing together all alumni to share about the post-CELTA experience.

  • Your Slack workspace will remain open to you after the course.

Application Process

The purpose of the application process is to make sure that the CELTA is the right course for you at this stage of your life and career. We want to be certain that you have what it takes to succeed on the course, and to make sure that it is the best course for your future personal and professional development.

Application form and Interview

The first step is to fill out and send in your application form. Based on your application, we will decide if it is a good idea to proceed with an interview. If so, we send you a pre-interview task and schedule an interview.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by telephone or by email.

Free Grammar Refresher Course

All our courses are preceded by a free grammar workshop specially designed for the CELTA course, run by either Mohamed Oummih or the Assistant Course Tutor.

Fully Online CELTA Course

In an effort to adapt to the new circumstances imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, Cambridge Assessment has temporarily allowed centres to run a fully online CELTA course. All the elements of the course will be conducted online, including input, assignments, teacher observation, teaching practice, assisted lesson planning, and feedback.

The content, assessment criteria, and final certificate are the same for the online course as for the face-to-face course. Crucially, there is no mention on the certificate of whether the course was taken online or face-to-face.

English for Africa will offer a free pre-course training session in order help candidates get used to using the online platform.

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