What is the difference between TEFL and CELTA certification?

TEFL is a broad certification that covers teaching English to language learners of all ages, whereas CELTA is a specific certification accredited by Cambridge English that focuses exclusively on teaching adults.

TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification is broad, covering teaching English to non-native speakers of all ages. TEFL courses vary widely in duration, cost, and format, and they are not universally standardized.

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), on the other hand, is a specific, highly regarded certification accredited by Cambridge English, focusing exclusively on teaching adults. CELTA courses are intensive, typically lasting four to five weeks full-time, and include practical teaching components, making them more structured and recognized globally.

Both certifications are hallmarks in the field of ESL teaching and open doors to a wealth of teaching opportunities worldwide.