International House - Accademia Britannica

International House - Accademia Britannica

Rome, Italy

Course Details


(What is CELTA?)


around 11 weeks

Start Date

Weather last year
Fri 14 Oct 2022

End Date

Weather last year
Fri 23 Dec 2022


Part Time






Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 to 5pm online course

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any cost to apply?
No. Applications are completely free. You will only be asked to pay for your course after you have been accepted.
How long does it take to apply?
The first part of the application should take around 5-15 minutes to complete.
What happens after I apply?
You will be sent the second stage of the application, specific to the school to which you have applied.
When should I apply?
As early as possible, as Cambridge English courses are limited in size and often fill up.


CELTA - Cambridge English Language Assessment's Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults is one of the world's foremost initial qualifications for people who wish to become professional teachers of English language. It is accepted throughout the world by organisations which employ English language teachers.

Cambridge English Language Assessment works with international ELT organisations to ensure the acceptance of Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) globally. According to Cambridge English Language Assessment more than 10,000 candidates complete a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course each year.

The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course will be your passport into TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

ELT (English Language Teaching) was once commonly referred to as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) but there was never a qualification known as TEFL.

The Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is the most widely accepted initial teaching qualification.

CELTA candidates come from all walks of life. Many are recent university graduates, but others are already qualified as teachers of other subjects or are professionals in other fields looking for a change of career or a career break.

Most candidates see CELTA as the starting point of a long-term career in English Language Teaching (ELT). CELTA is suitable for those who wish to work in the field of ELT either within or outside their own country. Some candidates may have a short-term motive for teaching English and enrol on a CELTA course to gain the confidence and skills to teach English professionally.

CELTA is also suitable for students working on gap year programmes which include teaching English to adults.

Applicants do not need to have English as their first language, but must have a standard of English which will enable them to teach at a range of levels.

There is now quite a well-established career structure within the field in the UK. As a newly qualified teacher, you might consider looking for a job which will provide you with support for two to three years then consider taking the next-level qualification DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults). After this, you might think about moving into teacher support in the role of senior teacher. After gaining some more experience, many teachers go on to do an MA in ELT before moving into teacher training or ELT management.

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In order to provide you with the best service possible, International House - Accademia Britannica needs to know a little about your specific situation. If you have questions, please complete an initial course application (this takes about 5 minutes). Click the red Apply button on this page, and International House - Accademia Britannica will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Teacher Training Department at International House - Accademia Britannica in Rome started as a CELTA and DELTA centre more than forty years ago to cater mainly to the needs of the local International House schools. It expanded, however, to become the largest in Italy, in response to the growing demand for training courses in both public schools and private institutions. In 1997 the Department was one of the first in the world authorised by Cambridge ESOL (now Cambridge Assessment) English to pilot their new Extension Course for Teachers of Young Learners. Over the years we have prepared more than three thousand five hundred candidates from all over the world for careers both in Italy and abroad.

International House - Accademia Britannica is centrally located and close to the Colosseum, San Giovanni in Laterano and the main railway station (Stazione Termini). Course participants have access to our fully equipped Study Centre and its extensive library of materials for lesson planning and reference. Trainees are also provided with their own room that includes photocopying and IT facilities, and wi-fi is available in the whole premises.

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00185 ROME

We do not offer a job placement service but due to our reputation and long-term experience we receive job offers from language school in Rome and Italy.
We also run a seminar on CELTA courses about employment support and job searching

International House - Accademia Britannica can arrange self‐catering accommodation in single rooms, if needed, only for students over intensive TEFL courses.

Rooms are either in families or students’ flat according to availability at the moment of request; most “families” are people who live on their own.

Cost of accommodation varies between € 450,00 and € 520,00 for 4 weeks, according to location and type of flat. A down payment of € 100,00 is to be paid at the moment of enrolment; the balance of payment must be paid on arrival directly at the family/flat.

Trainees have a single room at their disposal and use of bathroom and kitchen; use of other facilities depends on the host family and will be specified at the moment of booking.

Accommodation is arranged from the day before the course begins until the morning after it finishes.

International House - Accademia Britannica does not charge any fee for help with accommodation, but simply acts as a go‐between and is therefore not responsible for day‐to‐day problems which may arise.

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Seat of imperial power in antiquity, home of the popes for two thousand years, Rome has long been one of the world’s most popular destinations. From the Colosseum to St. Peters, from Piazza Navona and the Pantheon to the Roman Forum and more than 900 churches, the Eternal City is an artistic treasure like no other on earth.

According to legend, the city was founded in 753 BC by Romulus and Remus, the orphaned twins who had been suckled by a she-wolf, whose bronze likeness in the Capitoline Museum may date back to the time of the Etruscans.

Archaeological evidence dates the first actual settlement, a group of simple huts on the Palatine Hill, to a time scarcely a century earlier. It was from these humble beginnings that Rome developed into the Caput Mundi, the capital of an empire that encompassed the Mediterranean, stretching from what is now Iraq all the way to northern Britain, only to shrink back in the Middle Ages to a lazy backwater town where sheep grazed in what was once the splendid Roman Forum.

Its position as the seat of Western Christianity guaranteed that a growing European civilization would find its fullest expression in the city of Rome. The patronage of the Church brought great artists to the city, and the Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque churches containing masterpieces of mosaic, painting and sculpture stand cheek by jowl with the remains of Classical antiquity. One of the most remarkable aspects of Rome, in fact, is that the depth of its history remains visible to the eye, its successive periods of greatness sometimes even represented in the same structure.

Many of the city’s marvels lie within easy walking distance of the conference venue. Ten minutes walk down Via Labicana will take you to the Colosseum and the adjacent Forums, as well as to the nearby Palatine and Capitoline hills, seats of power in the ancient republic and empire.
Proceeding instead up the Esquiline hill along Via Merulana, you will arrive at the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the oldest in Rome, its early mosaics and basilica encased in a baroque exterior. Here, you can see what Church legend claims as the ‘crib of Christ’, along with a ceiling painted with the first gold from the New World, sent by Queen Isabella of Spain.
A walk in the other direction on Via Merulana will take you in 5 minutes to Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano. Here you can see, and even climb, the Holy Stairs from Pontius Pilate’s palace in Jerusalem, brought to Rome by Constantine’s mother, St. Helena, where Christ was presented to the crowd before the crucifixion. The piazza also contains the largest standing obelisk in the world, transported to Rome from Karnak, Egypt in the 4th century and set up in the piazza by Pope Sixtus V in 1587, some 3000 years after it was made.

Rome’s historical and artistic heritage has created problems for modern Romans trying to live in a city that has grown and developed for 2500 years, but has been forced only in the last 60 to adapt to the presence of increasingly suffocating traffic. It can be difficult to move around in Rome, but anyone willing to make the effort will be richly rewarded. Even in the small area near the conference venue what we have mentioned here is only a sampling of the treasures to be discovered, and they are no thinner on the ground in the rest of the city.

It may seem overwhelming, but it only means you will have to come back and visit us again.
Be warned though: as the old Roman saying goes, “Non basta una vita” – a lifetime is not enough

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