The course is designed for individuals who are motivated and ready to learn from a variety of backgrounds. Teaching experience is not necessary, but a good command of both spoken and written English is essential to cope with the demands of the course. Participants must be open to new ideas and techniques while also being reflective and supportive. It is crucial that trainees are committed to functioning as a team.


Start Dates

Lexis Brisbane

6 January 2020 – Full-time

2 March 2020 – Full-time

2 May – July 25 2020 – Part-time – 100% online

17 August 2020 – Full-time

10 October 2020 – Part-time


Lexis Perth

9 March 2020 – Full-time

26 September 2020  – Part-time

Lexis Sunshine Coast

1 June – July 2 2020 – Full-time – 100% online

Lexis Korea

3 February 2020 – Full-time

12 October 2020 – Full-time

Lexis Japan (Kobe)

6 January 2020 – Online/Blended

27 January 2020 – Full-time

6 April 2020 – Full-time

1 June 2020 – Online/Blended

9 November 2020 – Full-time

LTTC Idea Academia Cebu

20 April 2020 – Full-time

14 September 2020 – Full-time

23 November 2020 – Full-time

As an academic manager that regularly interviews and employs teachers, qualifications like the CELTA are the bare minimum in terms of what we look for. Having done a course with Lexis before, I can vouch for their quality as well as the fact that they look beyond just an individual course, but look at teacher professional development over a teacher’s career.

Gerhard Erasmus
Academic Manager Professional Development and Training, British Council Taiwan

Topics covered

The course follows the Cambridge CELTA syllabus. Teaching techniques are practised by the course participants in regular teaching practice sessions with adult students of English.

  • The general principles and techniques of teaching and learning a foreign language
  • The English language: linguistic form, function, meaning and phonology
  • Teaching and learning the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Classroom techniques: presentation, practice, checking learning, error analysis, correction, classroom management, group work and pair work
  • Lesson planning; course planning; timetables
  • Different learning and teaching styles at adult level, adult learners’ motivations and learning styles
  • Other factors that affect learning such as adult literacy
  • The evaluation and use of published and non-published resources and materials along with learning how to adapt authentic materials into concrete learning tools.
  • Professional development: evaluating one’s own strengths and weaknesses, preparing to become a teacher, colleague and employee

The full syllabus can be found at

How am I assessed?

Candidates are assessed continuously throughout the course and there is no final examination. Each course is moderated by an external assessor, who is approved by Cambridge ESOL.

Each course contains

Full-time 4 week course

  • Runs Monday-Friday, 10.00-18.30 (Australian campuses), 12.00-20.30 (Kobe), 13.00-21.30 (Korea), 11.30-20.30 (Cebu).
  • Provides a minimum of 120 contact hours between tutors and trainees involving input, tutorial support, supervised lesson planning, feedback, and peer observation.
  • Requires the submission by each candidate of a portfolio of work including materials related to teaching practice and written assignments.
  • Includes 6 hours of assessed teaching practice per trainee.
  • Includes 6 hours of classroom observation of experienced ELT professionals.

Part-time 10-week course

  • Runs Tuesdays/Thursdays (Sunshine Coast/Perth) or Mondays/Wednesdays (Brisbane) 17.15-21.15 and Saturdays 09.00-16.30.
  • Includes 6 hours of observations of experienced teachers to be carried out during the week and weekends.
  • Includes 6 hours of assessed teaching practice with feedback to be carried out during the week.

Online/Blended CELTA course

  • Runs for 19 weeks, and includes 120 hours of blended training.
  • Intensive 2 week face-to-face teaching practice block.
  • Includes 6 hours of observations of experienced teachers to be carried out during the course.
  • Includes 6 hours of assessed teaching practice with feedback to be carried out during the course.




Japan Face-to-Face


Japan Online/Blended