International House Lisbon

International House Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal

Course Details


(What is CELTA?)


around 4 weeks

Start Date

Weather last year
Mon 03 Jul 2023

End Date

Weather last year
Sat 29 Jul 2023


Full Time


IH Torres Vedras Portugal




Monday to Friday, 09.00 to 17.15

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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Contact International House Lisbon

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

IH Portugal is one of the founder members of the International House World Organisation. The Lisbon centre is part of IH Torres Vedras, a school which has a rich tradition of training and developing teachers. IH has been running CELTA courses in Lisbon since 1972 - we run an average of 11 courses a year. As a rule, those who want to do the course as quickly as possible, take the 4-week option while the 5-week option attracts those who want a little bit more thinking time and a slightly more leisurely pace. We also offer part-time face-to-face and online/blended courses,

Rua João Chagas 10a
1500-493 Lisboa

Lisbon is a wonderful, vibrant city that is currently attracting many people from abroad. There are many exciting reasons why people come here such as the sunshine and beaches, the culture, the nightlife, the food and the people.

School Reviews

Overall Ratings

9.6 / 10 (10 students)


Course Feedback

The course is demanding and intense but it's extremely rewarding! Met such great people, learned a lot and overall just had a really good time during the course!

, CELTA student,

The course exceeded my expectations. We learnt so much in the four weeks, there was a lot of work and the standards are high. The tutors were both wonderful. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for a venue for taking an intensive CELTA course.

, CELTA student,

IH Torres Vedras is the ideal place to take the CELTA. It's a demanding course, but it's delivered by highly experienced tutors who provide all the guidance and support you need. The school is well organised and the students are great. You'll be challenged, but you'll have fun. Plus you'll be in an incredible city!

, CELTA student,


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