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Let us help you open the door to a career in teaching English

International House Madrid offers a range of internationally recognised language teaching qualifications for teaching English to adults and young learners.

Teacher training courses are taught face-to-face at our centre in Alonso Martínez and we also have a selection of online training programmes that can be studied remotely. We can help you whether you are new to language teaching or want to take your expertise to the next level.


An end of course celebration

An end of course celebration

CELTA is the original TEFL course and provides initial training leading to a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. It is intended for those without previous experience who wish to enter the profession and for teachers with no previous training.

Success in the certificate has enabled many candidates to obtain their first teaching position. The course is highly regarded by employers as providing sound initial training and a strong basis from which to develop as a teacher of English.

Make the most of IH Madrid's modern facilities

There are now three ways to do CELTA at IH Madrid

Full-time over 4 weeks, Monday to Friday from 09:30 - 17:30. This is the best option if you are not currently working and want to do the course quickly and intensively.

Part-time over 12 weeks on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 09:30 - 13:30. This is the best option for candidates who are already working part-time or have other commitments and would like to extend the training over a longer period.

CELTA Online over 12 weeks. Most of the training is done online but the teaching practice is still carried out face-to-face in the centre on Saturday mornings from 10:00 -14:30. This is an ideal option for candidates who are already working during the week and for those who want a more flexible training plan.

The content and evaluation of each course are identical and the certificate awarded in each case is the same - The Cambridge CELTA. This is still the most internationally recognised and respected teaching qualification by language schools teaching English as a foreign language.

Make great friends along the way

CELTA Testimonial

"Overall, an extremely useful, well-organised course with lovely tutors that were always willing to help me develop my skills as a teacher. Feedback was always very detailed and personalised and could be easily incorporated into my lessons, which I enjoyed greatly. The students themselves were hard-working and friendly and it was a joy to teach them."

CELTA is available to Native and Non-native speakers with an English level between C1 and C2 on the Common European Framework of Reference. For more information and an application form, please visit our CELTA website.

If you would like to speak to a member of our training team first, please email us on ttraining@ihmadrid.com to set up an interview and an opportunity to visit our training facilities.

We can help you take the next step.


Steven McGuire
Director of English Language Teaching
International House Madrid