English Language Teaching Unit

CELTA Taster

CELTA, the industry standard language teaching qualification, is delivered at the ELTU.

Delivered by our experienced CELTA trainers, the aim of the CELTA Taster is to give participants an idea of what Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) involves for both learners and teachers; what knowledge and skills an ESOL teacher needs and whether this could be a possible career path for you!

Topics covered include:

  • Learners and teachers
  • Language analysis
  • Language skills
  • Career Paths

The sessions will be very practical with demonstrations of techniques and methodologies as well as some micro-teaching from you.

No previous teaching experience is required.

You will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the day if you attend all sessions. However, please note that this taster day does not lead to a TESOL qualification.

Key information


  • External participants: £50
  • University of Leicester staff: £20
  • Current UoL students: £20

This charge will be deducted from your fees if you sign up for a CELTA course with us within a 12 month period.


University of Leicester Campus


The next CELTA Taster day will take place on Saturday 12 August 2023 - please email cite.celta@le.ac.uk to register your attendance for the event.

Draft programme for the day

  • 9.00am –  9.30am  Welcome/registration
  • 9.30am – 10.30am Introduction to CELTA
  • 11.00am – 12.15pm Introduction to teaching systems
  • 12.15pm – 1.30pm Introduction to skills
  • 1.30pm – 2.00pm Next steps, qualifications and jobs

Register your interest

For future taster days, please complete the form below to register your interest and we will get in touch.

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