About the CELTA Course

The CELTA course is the original “TEFL” course and provides initial training leading to the Cambridge English CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

It is intended for those without previous experience who wish to enter the profession and for teachers with no previous training in this field.

CELTA enables you to obtain your first TEFL job: the course is highly regarded by employers around the world as providing sound initial training and a strong basis from which to develop as a teacher of English.

Without it, in many parts of the world (including Egypt), employers simply won’t consider applicants who have not passed CELTA. 

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Course Description

The Cambridge CELTA is an introductory teacher training course designed for candidates with little or no previous English language TEFL teaching experience, enabling them to get the skills, knowledge and hands-on teaching practice needed to be a successful English language teacher.  It is also suitable for teachers who have teaching experience but have had little or no formal teacher training. Reach Out Academy is one of the few CELTA centres in Egypt.

As CELTA is awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge, it is internationally recognised, highly respected and considered a benchmark for a solid foundation for teaching English as a foreign language. The CELTA teacher training course is recognised by EFL organisations worldwide and the certificate is the most highly respected of its kind in the world.

CELTA is regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) at Level 5 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

All CELTA courses come with a 1-year Membership of Cambridge English Teacher at no extra cost. This continuous professional development website supports your training and career through short courses, webinars with experts, knowledge articles and videos, and a global network of thousands of teachers. The Jobs Board can also help you find work as an English teaching professional.

Why CELTA with Reach Out?

Since 2008 Reach Out Academy Cairo has been teaching thousands of nonnative speakers English. Doing a CELTA course with us means that you will receive training in modern teaching methods AND you get the chance to put these into practice by teaching local Egyptian students in our school. Our intensive courses run for 4 weeks, and you gain 6 hours of real teaching practice which you are observed on and get detailed feedback on from your tutors to help you further develop. So it is a highly practical course; you learn by doing, not learn by study alone. The methodology sessions are also very practical. We have a very friendly and experienced team of tutors to help ensure that your CELTA experience doesn’t disappoint you!

Applicant Profile

Applicants for the CELTA course should have an awareness of language and a competence in English, both written and spoken, that enables them to follow the course and complete the assignments and teach English at a range of levels. They should normally have a standard of education that would allow them entry to Higher Education in their country.

Candidates must usually be 20 years old at the start of the CELTA course (although candidates from the age of 18 may be accepted at the center’s discretion where it is confirmed that they have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become effective EFL teachers and that the course is suitable for them in terms of their background and their career plans).

Course Requirements

The Cambridge CELTA requires an attendance of a minimum of 120 hours over 4 weeks. These hours include:

  • Input
  • Tutorial support and consultation
  • Supervised lesson planning
  • Six hours’ assessed TEFL teaching practice
  • Peer observation of TEFL teaching practice
  • Six hours’ directed observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT teacher training professionals
  • PLUS a minimum of 80 hours of unsupervised work outside of timetabled course hours
  • Candidates must be present for at least 80% of each component of the course in order to pass, although 100% attendance is expected, and time off is granted only in exceptional circumstances

Application Procedure

Applicants for the course must complete an Application Form and a pre interview task and send it to celta@reachoutacademy.com  

We will then set up an interview, preferably face-to-face. If you are a long way away from Cairo we will ask you to Skype with us at a pre-arranged time.

To ensure your place once you have been accepted we recommend that the full fee is paid at least FOUR weeks before the course begins, especially if you want to take your CELTA course in the summer.


CELTA Full Time Course in 2021: 

CELTA Part Time Course in 2021: 


Payment Instructions

Once you have been accepted onto the CELTA course you are obliged to pay 8,000EGP deposit in order to reserve your place. The remaining fees must be paid 2 weeks prior to the course starting. You can pay your deposit and full fees as follows:

  • Cash Payment at Reach Out Academy
  • Credit or Debit Card in either GBP/USD/EGP at Reach Out Academy

    Or by transferring or depositing the due amount to the following Account:

  • Name of Bank: Arab African International Bank – AAIB
    Account Name: Reach Out Academy 
    Account Number: 521337  
    IBAN Egyptian pound Eg980057088005213373931818001
    IBAN Pound sterling Eg200057088005213373931826001
  • Branch: Mesaha, Dokki, Giza – Egypt
  • Name of Bank: Commercial International Bank CIB Egypt
    Account Name: Reach Out Academy 
    Account Number: 100035159015
    Swift Code: CIBEEGCX184
    Branch: Mesaha, Dokki, Giza – Egypt
  • **If you make your payment via bank transfer, or bank deposit, Please send us a copy of the transfer to CELTA@reachoutacademy.com.
    All transfer fees incurred are the responsibility of the candidate.


In the case of cancellation four weeks or more before the course starting date, 20% of our total fee will be retained. With less than two weeks’ notice, 50% of our total fee will be retained. If cancellation occurs in the final ten days before the starting date our total fee will be retained.

However, in certain exceptional circumstances we will consider transferring the fees to another course.

In the event of a course being cancelled all fees will be refunded.

NOTE Once the course has started, there is no possible refund. For this reason, you might consider taking out an insurance policy in order to be covered in case anything happen and you needed to leave the course. 


No. Applications are completely free. You will only be asked to pay for your course after you have been accepted.

The first part of the application should take around 5-15 minutes to complete.

You will be sent the second stage of the application once you have successfully completed the first stage.

As early as possible, as Cambridge English courses are limited in size and often fill up.

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