CELT-S (Secondary)

DECEMBER 2021 UPDATE: Cambridge Assessment English are withdrawing the CELT-P and CELT-S qualifications from the market, so there won’t be any future courses.

Who is the course for?

The CELT-S course is for teachers currently working in secondary education with learners aged 11-19 who would like to refresh and build their knowledge and skills. The course leads to a recognised qualification from Cambridge English.


With CELT-S, teachers can show that they:

  • have developed their understanding of, and ability to respond to, the specific needs of secondary school learners
  • have extended the range of approaches for developing their learners’ language skills
  • have become more aware of ways to make effective use of resources to support learning in and beyond the classroom


Why should I choose CELT-S?

  • It is ideal for teachers who speak English as a second language
  • I can do the online tasks whenever I have time
  • ‘Theory to practice’ assignments help me to apply what I have learned to my own classes
  • I gain two Cambridge English certificates: CELT-S and TKT: Module 1


Course length

  • 120 hours of blended study over 8-9 months
  • start date to fit your school term times
  • NO MORE FUTURE COURSES courses usually start in September/October and run until end of May/beginning of June the following year

Course component

  • Eight online modules
  • A face-to-face seminar for each module
  • A practical written task for each module
  • Teaching observations


  • Module 1 – Classroom management in the secondary classroom
  • Module 2 – Language learning and the teenage learner
  • Module 3 – Teaching language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) in the secondary classroom
  • Module 4 – Language awareness for teaching
  • Module 5 – Teaching language (grammar, lexis and phonology) in the secondary classroom
  • Module 6 – Planning language learning (lessons and courses) in the secondary classroom
  • Module 7 – Language learning resources and materials for the secondary classroom
  • Module 8 – Assessing language learning in the secondary context


Each module has a number of lessons, which all have the following structure:

  • an introduction to the topic
  • learning activities
  • activities that check learning
  • activities that focus on practical classroom applications
  • a review of what’s been learned
  • a short, multiple-choice progress test
  • further reading.


  • Completion of the online modules and progress tests
  • A multiple-choice teaching knowledge test (TKT: Module 1).
  • Completion of portfolio tasks
  • Assessment of teaching


  • 850 EUR (It is possible to use the “Carta Docente”)

This qualification is being withdrawn from the market by Cambridge Assessment English

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