In view of the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on daily life and education, we are unable to offer new dates for in-person courses in Athens for the foreseeable future. Although Athens is no longer in lockdown mode, social distancing restrictions have resulted in difficulties finding students for the CELTA ie Delta teaching assessments.  Without students, there can be no CELTA or Delta as teaching practices and assessments are the heart of these courses, and where our trainees learn the most and the best!  

Cambridge CELTA Fully Online announcement

Luckily for many candidates, Cambridge has risen to the occasion and has allowed us to offer fully online courses for the duration of the pandemic. As a centre, we have responded to the current situation and with Cambridge permission, we have introduced the following changes:
  • Transitioning of all CELTA courses to a fully online mode of delivery
  • CELTA trainees will be teaching their students online instead of teaching at CELT in Athens
  • We provide multicultural and multilingual classes of adults learners for our trainees’ online Teaching Practices
  • We offer our candidates a Teaching Languages Online short preparation course to help them deal with the technical aspects of online instruction
Cambridge has now extended their initial deadline which has been moved to the end of this year, so all courses that start this year and until the end of December will be delivered fully online.   If interested in obtaining your CELTA qualification by attending such and teaching online, please visit the dedicated page by clicking here. We have new semi-intensive and part-time fully online courses starting in July and September. Candidates who would never be able to travel to Europe for any reason, may be able to benefit from this unique opportunity but many also see this as an opportunity to acquire a necessary 21st century skill.

Cambridge Delta online Modules Announcement 

Module 2 candidates registered to attend our 6-week course this summer may have to complete some or all the seminar input online in June. We remain uncertain as to whether travel to Europe will be possible as early as June but so far, many of our candidates who come from outside Greece are finding it difficult to travel, to get visas or be sure of being able to return to their home country after the course ends. We know that many of  you who opt for the summer intensive have a good reason – first because of the personal contact and, second, because the course is in the summer when you are not working. Please consider following a blended course with online webinars, tutorials and workshops and face–to-face teaching when the situation permits you to travel to Athens and be safe.  We would like to start this course soon and for this reason we encourage you to check out decimated course page to check out our new dates and options here


What we do

CELT  is primarily a TEFL training centre, dedicated to teacher development and to the pursuit of excellence in foreign language education in the private and public sectors. 2016-07-04-14-44-40

TEFL Courses – Teacher Training & Development 

Our courses include the Cambridge CELTA Certificate course as well as a range of other courses, from English for English Language Teachers & Grammar for English Language Teachers preparatory programmes for TEFL teachers to the post-graduate Cambridge Delta Diploma. But apart from these two flagship courses which have built our great reputation as a centre, we also offer a variety of shorter course options as well as workshops and consultation services for language centres. Please click on link to find out a summary of all our TEFL Courses To date, we have trained more than 2,500 Foreign Language teachers, directors of studies and administrators and have worked with the private as well as the state school sector. CELT trainees come from many countries (the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, S.Africa and more) as well as from Greece. They come to CELT to start or develop their teaching careers ; many currently hold posts of responsibility in Greece and overseas.

Preparation Courses

Short Specialism Online Courses

These short courses are offered online via Moodle and can be taken as standalone courses or as part of the Cambridge Delta Diploma, leading to research and an assignment which may include the design of a Syllabus (Extending Practice and ELT Specialism ) or a proposal for an innovation in ELT Management (ELTM Specialism).

Our flagship courses

The Cambridge CELTA

For new teachers or colleagues without a TEFL certificate –  There is no other teaching certificate mentioned as much the Cambridge CELTA in all the job postings on the web. The course leading to this Teaching Award is taken annually by more than 10,000 teachers worldwide – some are completely new to the profession and some seek it as proof of training even though they may be quite experiencedRead all about it here  and find out how you, too can obtain it at our centre.
  • The CELTA in Athens – Part time or Intensive in 4 weeks We offer 3-mornings a week courses or one-day per week Saturday courses to part time trainees apart from our classic 4 week in person courses in Athens.
  • The Online CELTA – part time  All the seminars for this course are offered by distance in a Moodle platform but trainee teachers must come to Athens for two intensive weeks or 9 one-day a week visits in order to complete their teaching assessments. The 9 days are often offered on Saturdays.

The Cambridge Delta


For experienced teachers with a CELTA or equivalent TEFL certificate

More experienced teachers who wish to consolidate their career and take on positions of responsibility as Directors of Studies, Academic Managers, Teacher Trainers and more usually look at the Cambridge Delta as the basic foundation in that direction.  Most of the higher positions advertised today specifically mention the Delta as one of the requirements. You can find out all about the options we offer if you visit the introductory page linked here,  General Information about the Cambridge Delta or, try to look for the option you prefer from the menu below:   Our centre has been offering Diplomas since as far back 1989 and our tutors are amongst the most experienced in the ELT profession.  

Modern Greek Language & Culture

CELT offers general and Business Greek courses organised mainly in Athens or online; every summer, a two-week immersion course is organised on a Greek island. Click here for more information, levels, dates and tuition.

English for Adults

CELT Athens is a specialist centre in teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults. We offer a wide variety of tailor made programmes for companies and individuals. Click here for information on our one-to-one courses and on our Corporate courses.

We are firmly committed to an equal opportunities policy  and you can find our more about the people of this organisation by clicking here and testimonials by trainees who have attended our courses can be accessed through this page!


Tailor Made and Bespoke Courses


In-school Course on Coursebook Materials Exploitation & Adaptation

Our centre has a long tradition of delivering a variety of courses from Cambridge programmes to tailor made workshops and and seminars or mini-courses for schools and associations; for a diversity of individual teachers’ needs as well as institutional needs. We invite you to review our regularly offered courses below and through our other pages.

In addition, we have great design capabilities and have worked with schools, companies and school associations delivering bespoke courses for a wide range of needs – from teaching exam classes, to training teachers of Modern Languages (German, French & Italian),  Directors of Studies and foreign language school owners.

Where you can find us

Recently relocated to new, more spacious premises, you can find us in the heart of Athens,  a city with so much to see and do!

Our centre is within easy reach of multiple means of transport and just two metro stops away from the Acropolis and the surrounding area, Plaka, the old city quarter of Athens at the foot of the Acropolis and just 30 mins away from some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean.

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Centre for English Language & Training, 3 G.Gennadiou Street, 106 78 Athens, Greece

Tel +30 210 3302406 | +30 210 3301455 | Fax +30 210 3301202|  E-mail:  info   Please make sure you check your spam folder if expecting a reply from us as emails from addresses of schools often end up there! 

Memories of our previous years

  CELT from 1993-2016
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