If you’re looking to start a career as an English teacher, getting your CELTA qualification with the British Council is a great place to start.

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is an initial qualification for people with little or no previous teaching experience and is one of the most widely taken qualifications of its kind. It is recognised around the world and is a requirement for any teachers looking to work with quality language teaching institutions such as the British Council.

Our British Council centre in Madinat Sultan Qaboos is accredited by the University of Cambridge to deliver CELTA

Take a CELTA course with the world's English experts and you will: 

  • be taught in small classes of 12 students at max to allow focused training
  • be taught by outstanding teaching practitioners who incorporate the most respected and up-to-date teaching methodologies
  • have the unique opportunity to learn within a British Council centre which can serve as a recruiting platform for outstanding candidates
  • benefit from taking part in teaching practice and observe teachers in action at the British Council
  • get the opportunity to practice and learn to teach by teaching.

What's more, you will be kept up to date with the progress you are making. There is no final written exam but you’ll be assessed on planning and teaching, ability to transfer what you learn to the classroom, awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of your teaching, contribution to input and feedback sessions.

Course information

  • Eligibility

    You must:

    • be a proficient user of English at C1 level or higher on the Common European Framework (CEF)
    • have a first degree or equivalent qualification
    • successfully complete the application tasks and attend an interview.
  • Course format

    The course will run on Mondays and Wednesdays 5.00 – 9.00pm and Fridays 9am – 4.30pm.  Participants will also come to the centre on four Tuesdays from 6.00 – 8.30 pm to complete lesson observations of experienced teachers.

  • Course locations

  • Price

    OMR 1100

    If you are accepted on the course you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of OMR 300 to guarantee a place.  The balance of 800 OMR needs to be paid four weeks before the start of the course.

To apply please download and print the form below, complete it by hand, scan it and send it to CELTA@om.britishcouncil.org. Once we have received and assessed the application, we will contact you to arrange a time for the interview.