International House, Budapest

International House, Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

Course Details


(What is CELTA?)


around 12 weeks

Start Date

Weather last year
Tue 29 Sep 2020

End Date

Weather last year
Fri 18 Dec 2020


Part Time






Part time, 3 times a week, Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 9.30am-2pm.

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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School Overview

Contact International House, Budapest

In order to provide you with the best service possible, International House, Budapest 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, Budapest will get back to you as soon as possible.

Along with the importance we place on delivering quality, affordable training– something we’ve been doing for over 30 years. And if you do a course with us, you can count on a lifetime of support in pursuing your career in TEFL. Budapest is a beautiful, fascinating and exceedingly 'liveable' city, a great place to do the CELTA.

Note that we regularly offer significant discounts (50-100 GBP off) for Early Bird applicants.


We endeavour to provide support to trainees in finding a suitable teaching position, whether they choose to stay in Hungary or are interested in working somewhere abroad. There is an input session on the course that specifically addresses finding and keeping a job within TEFL. Information is given on the local teaching context, local schools, the best websites to consult when looking for work internationally, considerations when preparing for an interview and so on. The tutors will act as referees for you in your search for work after the course.

We’re happy to arrange accommodation for you in a comfortable 1 or 2 bedroom flat within a short distance from the school, either on foot or via Budapest’s excellent, and relatively cheap, public transport. Each flat is equipped with wireless internet, a washing machine, and in many cases other appliances such as a microwave, a dishwasher, etc. If you request a share, you would most likely be sharing with someone else on the same course as you. Flats cost 100.000 Ft per person in a share, 140.000 Ft for a single, including utilities, for a four-week period.

Candidates who withdraw from the course after making payment will be reimbursed the course fee minus the deposit and bank (transfer) costs if they notify IH Budapest Teacher Training in writing (via email) more than three weeks before the course start date. After that time the course fee is non-refundable.

Budapest, capital of Hungary, is one of those places where people go for a month or two and find themselves still here years later. It seems to be due to a combination of factors—the gorgeous architecture; the stunning tableau of the Danube slicing the city into its two main parts of Buda and Pest; the vibrant night life and day life; the proximity of nature, via the Buda Hills; and the simple fact that Budapest is an exceedingly liveable, comfortable city where everyone seems to find a niche that suits them perfectly.

School Reviews

Overall Ratings

9.1 / 10 (72 students)


Course Feedback

I definitely don't regret choosing IH Budapest for my CELTA. I've met people from all over the world and I've had the chance to better myself under the guidance of amazing tutors. The course has undoubtedly helped me gain more confidence in the classroom and improve my skills as a teacher and as an individual. It's been an amazing and wholesome experience. Thank you!

, CELTA student,

The school was moving from one building to another one, and even though that was an extremely stressful time, the tutors made that transition for the students as smooth as possible and were extremely helpful.

, CELTA student,

The course completely fulfilled my expectations. I learnt a great deal about teaching and about teaching English in particular and it was of note that the teachers themselves used the methods that they taught us to teach us. It was also made clear that I still had a lot to learn, but I now feel well equipped to undertake that journey. The specific questions (tutors, admin, facilities, location) that I have been asked about evaluating are rather difficult to answer in the case of the course I took part in, because the location where the CELTA training took place moved during the course, and some of the facilities in the new premises were not completely ready. This resulted in imperfect situations for which improvised solutions had to be found on an ad hoc basis. Despite heroic efforts by both the tutorial and administrative staff this did result in a small but noticeable amount of disruption. That is the reason why I have given some 4 rather than 5 star ratings. However this was clearly a unique situation and all the AH staff are to be commended on their planning for the move and the effort they put in to make it run as smoothly as possible.

, CELTA student,


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