CELTA Learning Library - Pass The CELTA

Do you want to pass your CELTA?

Learn from the experience and advice from a Pass A CELTA graduate


You've found the best CELTA preparation tips and advice, all written by someone who passed the CELTA with the highest possible grade!

The CELTA course is a great experience, but it has a well-deserved reputation for being intense and stressful. 

The CELTA Learning Library is your secret to an easier, less stressful CELTA course.

Improve your confidence. Learn what to expect and focus your preparation on the things that matter. No more guessing.

Push your grade higher. Discover the skills and advice needed to achieve top marks in your lesson plans, teaching and written assignments.

Get full access to the knowledge and advice of a Pass A graduate while you prepare for your course!

There is no better way to prepare for your CELTA

Stop wasting your time trying to pull together scraps of vague advice from online forums, social media and blog articles.

The CELTA Learning Library is hands down the best collection of CELTA tips, advice and shared experience.

I passed! Thanks for your guidance - it really helped.

Hi David, well I did it! That's me passed!

I had a great last teach practice - achieved an above standard and my tutor told me I have done really well. I also didn't have to resubmit any of my assignments either and I got excellent comments for my lesson plans.

So thank you for your guidance with all this - it really helped.

Alison​​​​

CELTA graduate

A head-start with passing the CELTA course

David's website has given me an invaluable insight into what to expect from the CELTA course and how to prepare for it.

I feel much more assured and at ease about doing course now.

David's useful tips and tricks will give you a head-start with passing the CELTA course and afterwards with teaching English.

Francis​​​​

CELTA graduate

Inside the CELTA Learning Library

The CELTA Learning Library is a huge collection of help topics for each part of your course. The topics are grouped into sections, such as Written Assignments or Lesson Planning. This makes it easy to focus on the area you need to revise, both before and during your course....

Before your course

You can explore all the topics at your own pace while you prepare for your CELTA, improving your skills, understanding what to expect, and building a strong mindset.

Get a head start on tricky concepts and use your preparation time as effectively as possible, so you're less stressed and more productive on the course.

Practice the grammar, language analysis, and concept checking questions, and study some top-marked lesson plans.

During your course

Make no mistake, you will be a busy bee on your CELTA course. You'll also be stressed and tired.

But you'll have this secret weapon to help!

Dip into any topic to help improve your weaker skills and get a different perspective on difficult concepts. Discover tips to push your lesson planning and teaching performance, and show your CELTA tutor that you deserve a Pass A or B.

And if things start to feel overwhelming, just know that you're not alone. Sometimes that can really help.

Get instant access to all of the following...

Section 1:

Mindset & Expectations

Discover how to prepare mentally, learn how everything fits into the bigger picture, and feel more relaxed and confident.

Know what to expect

Are you stressed because you don't know what to expect on the course?

Read about a typical day and week on the CELTA, from the diary of a real graduate, to better manage your workload and time.

Use your preparation time wisely

Don't try to prepare for everything. Learn which areas you should prioritise to make the biggest difference.

Tips and advice to prepare before your CELTA, so you can hit the ground running!

Learn how to get a higher grade

Explore the CELTA assessment criteria, so you know exactly how you are graded.

This will help you improve your performance and understand how to achieve a Pass A or B.


What's included in this section?

  • The 4 big components of the CELTA
  • Understanding the assessment criteria
  • Your first day and week
  • Taking on board tutor feedback
  • Achieving Pass A or Pass B
  • Managing your workload & time
  • How to prepare: Health
  • How to prepare: Social & family life
  • How to prepare: What books to read
  • How to prepare: Social & family life

Section 2:

Grammar

Learn essential grammar before starting your CELTA to make your life easier and reduce stress. Discover how to teach grammar during your CELTA, so you can prepare beforehand.

Prepare your grammar knowledge

It's hard to make grammar fun, but we can make it less stressful!

Learn what grammar you should know before starting your CELTA to make your life easier and reduce stress.

Get a head start

Discover how you will teach grammar during your CELTA lessons so you can prepare beforehand.

We call this Language Analysis, and it's a huge part of your CELTA course.

Revise your grammar

Easily review the tenses and parts of speech so you feel more confident teaching a class of language learners.

If you're looking for a good grammar book, you'll find it here too.


What's included in this section?

  • Which grammar book do I need?
  • What level of grammar is expected?
  • Parts of speech
  • Grammatical tenses & aspects
  • Word & sentence stress
  • Tools for teaching grammar & lexis
  • Introducing the concept of language analysis

Section 3:

Written Assignments

How do I prepare? What are the topics?
What are resubmissions, and do they affect my grade?

Find the answers you need to feel more confident and prepare.

Improve your chances of passing

Read the most common reasons trainees fail their written assignments, so you can avoid making the same mistakes.

Read example assignment topics

Explore example briefs and actionable advice for each of the four written assignments.

Learn how each assignment expects you to demonstrate different skills and knowledge.

Learn how resubmissions work

Written assignment resubmissions are stressful but don't mean the end of your CELTA.

Learn how to maximise your chances of successful resubmissions.


What's included in this section?

  • What are the CELTA written assignments?
  • Why trainees fail their written assignments
  • Bouncing back after resubmissions
  • Assignment 1: Focus on the learner (FOL)
  • Assignment 2: Language related task (LRT)
  • Assignment 3: Language skills related task (LSRT)
  • Assignment 4: Lessons from the classroom (LFC)

Section 4:

Lesson Planning

Discover the Teaching Cycle: your powerful secret to improving your grade. Then explore an effective lesson plan, so you know which skills to focus on for your CELTA.

Download a Real Lesson Plan!

You'll download and study a real lesson plan from a Pass A graduate.

You'll learn which extras can save you time and reduce stress, and which common mistakes to avoid.

Plan amazing lessons

Understand each element of an effective lesson plan, so you can learn its purpose and structure.

Plan everything inlcuding your whiteboard, handouts, and stages timings.

Impress your CELTA tutor

Your lesson plans are assessed and contribute to your final CELTA grade. This is your chance to show off your skills and knowledge to your CELTA tutor.


What's included in this section?

  • The Teaching Practice Cycle: Planning, Teaching, Evaluation
  • Lesson aims
  • Skills vs. Language lessons
  • Setting the context
  • The stages of an effective Language lesson
  • The stages of an effective Skills lesson
  • Stage timings
  • Teacher-student interactions
  • Planning your whiteboard
  • Planning new language analysis (aka MFP)
  • Concept checking questions
  • Activities
  • Handouts
  • Eliciting
  • Anticipating problems
  • Download a real lesson plan

Section 5:

Teaching Practice

Discover actionable tips for managing your classroom and demonstrating your skills to your CELTA tutor. Learn how to set activities, give feedback, correct errors and much more.

Reduce your teaching stress

Scared of teaching a class full of language learners?

Don't worry, this section will help you run a fun and relaxed classroom so you can focus on impressing your CELTA tutor.

Improve your confidence

Feel confident that you can recover from any surprises or problems you encounter in your lessons.

These skills will help you bring your lesson back on track to achieve the lesson aims.

Demonstrate essential skills

Learn how to set activities, give feedback, correct errors and much more.

learn the most common problems you might encounter during your teaching practice, and how to recover so it doesn’t negatively affect your CELTA assessment


What's included in this section?

  • Building rapport
  • Analysing & presenting new language
  • Giving instructions
  • Monitoring activities
  • Giving feedback
  • Correcting learner errors
  • Recovering from problems

Section 6:

Evaluation

Evaluating your lesson plan and teaching practice is your key to improving your CELTA performance. Learn how to combine honest self-evaluation with your tutor’s advice.

Improve every day of your CELTA

Make each lesson plan and teaching practice better than the last one.

Evaluation increases your planning and awareness, which improves ALL aspects of your CELTA course.

Get the most help from your tutor

Your CELTA tutor's feedback will help you understand and improve your weaker skills so you can achieve your CELTA certificate.

Improve on your weaknesses

Do you want to improve your grade?

The secret lies in identifying and fixing your weaker skills and knowledge, by combining honest self-evaluation with your tutor’s feedback.


What's included in this section?

  • Evaluating your own performance
  • Receiving & understanding tutor evaluation
  • Taking on board feedback from others
  • Setting goals & acting on them
  • Observing other teachers

Section 7:

Learners & the Learning Environment

As a CELTA trainee, identifying and understanding your learners’ background is an important skill required for passing the course.

Understand how people learn best

Identifying and understanding your learners’ background is an vital part of passing your CELTA course.

Respond to the needs of the learner

The skills in this section will be helpful every day throughout your entire teaching career.

Improve your written assignments

This section will be a huge help for your Focus on the Learner written assignment, so you can submit your best work and avoid resubmissions.


What's included in this section?

  • Learner levels
  • Learner backgrounds
  • Learner motivations
  • Learning styles
  • First languages
  • Types of English

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An outstanding advantage when doing your CELTA

The best thing about the CELTA learning library is that it’s like having a ‘personal trainer’ to answer questions before taking the CELTA.

The CELTA learning library answers a lot of questions and gives you an outstanding advantage when doing your CELTA.

Kami​​​​

CELTA graduate

The number one site for all of the future CELTA trainees

You will get valuable advice from a person who has already passed the CELTA and decided to dedicate his life to help others who plan on doing the course.

It also helps you to create an image of what is everything regarding teaching practice and written assignments going to be like.

In my opinion, this is the number one site for all of the future CELTA trainees out there.

Jelena​​​​

CELTA graduate

It's Time to Pass Your CELTA

The CELTA Learning Library ​will help you prepare for your course.

Get access to a huge library of help topics on every aspect of the CELTA course.

If you're hoping to achieve a Pass A or B grade, you'll find great tips from a Pass A graduate. You won't find this anywhere else!

My name is David, and I passed my CELTA with the highest grade (Pass A).

I know exactly what you're feeling because I've been where you are. I remember the lesson planning, teaching practice and written assignments.

I'm not afraid to admit it wasn't easy... it was hard work, stressful and full of late nights.

But I did it. I got my CELTA. And so can you!

The CELTA Learning Library is my way of sharing everything I learned, so you can start your new teaching career.


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Frequently Asked Questions

I haven't started my CELTA yet. Is the Learning Library for me?

Absolutely. In fact, that's the best time to prepare.

Imagine having full access to the knowledge and advice of a Pass A graduate while you prepare for your course!

Also, during your CELTA, you can use the Learning Library at any time to read an alternative explanation of the skills and concepts you learn from your tutor.

Think of this Learning Library as both a great preparation AND revision resource for all stages of your CELTA.

How long will I have access to the Learning Library?

You can access everything for one year.

That should give you plenty of time to prepare for - and pass! - your CELTA certificate.

How can I contact support if I have a question?

Don't worry, you won't be on your own when you buy the CELTA Learning Library.

Inside you'll find a Help & Support section, where you can find the answers to frequently asked questions.

If you have a question that isn't already answered, you'll be able to send me a message and we'll help you get the answers you need.

Does the Learning Library guarantee I'll pass my CELTA?

No one can guarantee you'll pass. But I promise to help you to feel more confident and prepared, and share the knowledge and skills that led to my Pass A grade.

It’s important to understand that there isn’t a magic wand. Simply purchasing something can never guarantee success alone – you’ll also need to take action, study hard and apply yourself on the CELTA course.

Above all, you need to take on board your CELTA tutors’ feedback and advice.

Are you affiliated with Cambridge or a CELTA centre?

No. I was a trainee just like you. I graduated my Cambridge CELTA course with a Pass A grade and wanted to pass on some of the best tips and advice from my experience.

Alway remember that my opinions should not replace what you are told by your CELTA tutor. You should always follow your CELTA tutor’s advice.

Will I need to download any special software?

I want to make it as easy as possible, so everything you need is right here online. Just log in to your account and you're good to go!

You can access it anytime and from any device with an internet connection.

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Today is the day I complete my CELTA and now I just wait for my certificate to come through.

It’s been a great experience and I’m glad I went ahead with it.

Many thanks for your time and advice prior to taking the CELTA.

Tugba​​​​

CELTA graduate

I now have a clear map of what the CELTA entails

The CELTA learning library helps develop a mindset that makes someone a successful CELTA graduate.

I now have a clear map of what the CELTA entails and the level of commitment required to be successful.

Danny​​​​

CELTA graduate

I strongly recommend buying to anyone

Joining the CELTA Learning Library has been a very enriching experience.

I strongly recommend buying to anyone, especially if you want to achieve a CELTA A grade.

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CELTA graduate

The learning library helps to reduce stress

The learning library offers advice about lesson planning, teaching and grammar, which helps to reduce the stress.

I highly recommend this to anyone who hopes to hit the ground running with their CELTA.

Sarah​​​​

CELTA graduate

I feel like I have a classmate and teacher to turn to

This site is invaluable - it feels like I have a classmate/teacher to turn to.

I already feel more confident. Thanks David!

Deborah​​​​

CELTA graduate

Real honest advice to overcome the CELTA course

Through the CELTA learning library, you get real honest advice to overcome the difficult and time consuming elements of the CELTA course.

If you’re serious about completing a CELTA course, and feel lost and confused with all the other advice and pre-reading tasks being thrown at you, then this is the website to come to as it lays everything out in a clear format.

Aoife​​​​

CELTA graduate


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