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Take Your CELTA Course with British Side

British Side is renowned for its commitment to quality in the field of ELT (English Language Teaching)

Cambridge English

Authorised Exam/Training Center (Platinum)

Established Name

British Side was founded in 2006

Education Services

Training, Teaching and Examination

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Resources & Facilities

All resources and course books you’ll need for your teaching practice; including all photocopying/scanning facilities for the course

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Why British Side for teacher training?

Our school is the largest provider of Cambridge English services in Turkey and the Middle Eastern region.

ELT Library

A resource library for CELTA participants to help you research for your assignments

Well-equipped

Access to all technology; our classrooms are well-equipped with projectors, laptops, whiteboards, sound systems, and WIFI is available on every floor.

Upcoming celta courses

Check our CELTA dates and options

Offering you 3 options to better suit your schedule and learning style

Format
Course Dates
Duration
Fee
Application
Part-time
11 May - 18 July
11 Weeks
1200 GBP
In Progress
Full-time
24 June - 26 July
5 Weeks
1200 GBP
Part-time
24 June - 28 August
10 Weeks
1200 GBP
Full-time
29 July - 30 August
5 Weeks
1200 GBP

Part-time: 2 evenings on Weekdays from 18-22.30 and a full day on Saturdays, 10 – 17.30.
Full-time: Monday to Friday, 10 – 17.30. Weekends are off to relax and prepare/study.

Format
Course Dates
Duration
Fee
Application
Full-time
24 June - 26 July
5 Weeks
1200 GBP
Full-time
29 July - 30 August
5 Weeks
1200 GBP

Monday to Friday, 10 to 17.30. Weekends are off to relax and study/prepare.

Course Part
Course Dates
Duration
Fee
Application
Input & Written Work
15 April - 15 May
5 Weeks
1200 GBP
In Progress
1st Option - Teaching
24 June - 5 July
2 Weeks
1200 GBP
In Progress
2nd Option - Teaching
8 July - 19 July
2 Weeks
1200 GBP
In Progress

NOTE: The blended course is done online and face-to-face. All the input and the written work is online while the teaching will follow later in the summer for 2 weeks. Please check this file to get more information. You can select one of the options that suits you for the face-to-face part of the course.

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An internationally recognized TEFL certificate awarded by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can fill in the application form above. Once we receive it, we'll schedule an interview at your convenience. 

Anyone who is 18+ years old and has an English level of C1-C2 can apply. You don't need to have teaching experience, or a degree in English Language Teaching/Literature.

The interview involves some questions about your education, experience, motivation and expectations from the course among other things. It takes about 30 minutes.

It's a task you receive before your interview. You have 60 minutes to complete it. It involves questions about grammar and vocabulary. There is also a 500-word essay.

Our tutors will send you a confirmation email after your interview to inform you about the result and how to proceed.

You can pay the course fee and our tutors will send you some preparation materials.

You can pay in cash (TL/USD/EUR/GBP), via bank transfer, or online with your credit/debit card.

We accept installments using some Turkish credit cards. Please write to [email protected] for more information. 

You can pay once our tutors confirm that you have been accepted. Your place on the course is NOT confirmed until you pay the fee.

Sure. Your friends/family can pay for your course. Make sure they mention your name when they do that.

14 days before your course starts. However, your place is not confirmed until you pay the fee.

You can 25% of the course fee once you are accepted to confirm your place on the course. You can pay the rest 14 days before your course. 

No. The assessment in CELTA is ongoing based on teaching 8 lessons and 4 written assignments.

Yes. 100% attendance is required to be eligible for the certificate. 

Cambridge English Assessment issues the certificates for successful candidates and sends them to British Side. The CELTA certificate is valid for life. 

Our CELTA tutors are experience teachers and teachers trainers with an extended teaching/training experience. They hold CELTAs, Deltas and some of them an M.A. in ELT.

You will be teaching real English language learners (adults) at 2 distinct levels. The learners come from different backgrounds.

It takes up to 8 weeks for Cambridge to approve your grade and send the certificate to us. Once we receive, we will contact you. In the meantime, we will give you an official report to use when applying to jobs while waiting for your certificate.

We cannot assist with your visa application, however, we can provide a confirmation letter that you have been accepted and paid the course fee.

No. The fee you pay to us is the for the course only.

We don't assist with accommodation. You can check hotels and Airbnb's. 

You can find about this on this website: www.passportindex.org

No. You can be anywhere in the world and do the online CELTA with us. 

We can mail you your certificate (postage fees apply).

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You can also join our live Q & A sessions to ask our CELTA tutors any questions regarding the course.

Tuesdays at 1 PM GMT+3: Zoom Link
Thursdays at 7 PM GMT+3: Zoom Link

I had previous teaching experience, but doing CELTA with British Side took it to another level

Tina N CELTA Graduate

I highly recommend the CELTA program at British Side. The teaching staff was very knowledgeable and encouraging.

Brandon L. CELTA Graduate

Thank you British Side for a truly wonderful CELTA experience! The course was amazing in all aspects

Beata Inaba CELTA Graduate

I did my CELTA at British Side in May 2020 and passed with a grade A. I chose this institute because of its outstanding reputation at conducting Cambridge University courses and exams

Bardia Kalantari CELTA Graduate

I have recently completed my CELTA course at British Side and would have no hesitation in recommending the school to anyone.

Ross Ledford CELTA Graduate

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About Our School

More about British Side

Exam Center

We are not just a teacher training center, but also an authorized exam center

Language School

We offer English courses to all levels, ages and context (general, exams, business)

Central Location

We are centrally located with easy access to public transport and shops in Besiktas, Istanbul (the most visited city in the world in 2023)

Cafe with A view

We have a high-quality cafe for well-deserved breaks with a breath-taking view on the Bosphorus

Turkey's Largest School

Our school is the largest provider of Cambridge English services in Turkey and the Middle Eastern region.

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