Teaching House

Teaching House


Begin your career as an English language teacher with Teaching House. Established in 2006, Teaching House hosts a number of facilities that offer extensive training in English language teaching. Teaching House offers full-time, part-time and semi-intensive courses for the Cambridge University accredited CELTA certificate, one of the most prestigious and globally recognized TEFL certificates available.

Students develop their English language teaching education through daily input sessions, teaching practice lessons in which they are given a chance to learn and develop effective teaching methods, and by completing assignments. Resume and job assistance is available throughout the course and overseen by professional teacher trainers with years of travel and teaching experience. With an enrollment of over 3000 trainees you can be sure that Teaching House will provide you with the tools, support and encouragement you need on your journey to become a successful English teacher.


185 Spring Street
Melbourne VIC 3000



Besides the cocktail of energy drinks I heavily binged during the last two weeks of this 4-week course, the culture of the class, the amazing students and tutors, and the beautiful classmate teachers I made made it extremely worth the work.

Teaching House, particularly, Oxford House College, is a great place to do your CELTA. I was pretty lucky having only a total of six students (including myself) in my CELTA wave. We got immense attention from the tutors due to the small class size.

If you're from the United States and are considering in doing the CELTA, I highly recommend doing it in the UK. The cost of the course, flight ticket, and housing will add up to the same cost it would take to do only the course in the U.S.

Lizzy and Makkie were my tutors. They are the epitome of Teaching House. The cream of the crop. Count yourself lucky if you get to be beside their wing. With all the expertise they have, they never make students feel like their less than them and fully believe in each student's ability to excel as an educator.

Check them out! You won't regret a single pence.

How can this program be improved?
The tutors could be more in sync with their requests of the students. Sometimes we would get confused after hearing unparalleled request about assignments from one tutor to another.
Yes, I recommend

I completed Delta Modules 1, 2, and 3 with Teaching House over the course of about 9 months. I did the Blended Delta program, where Modules 1 and 3 were done by distance and Module 2 was done mostly onsite, at Teaching House New York.

For Module 1, I found the Moodle and accompanying online materials helpful and relevant, and my tutor, Paula, was excellent - she provided in-depth feedback in a very timely fashion, and was consistently available to me, even though she was working in a different timezone. I couldn't have asked for a better distance tutor! I received a Pass with Merit in the Module 1 exam.

Part of Module 2 was done by distance, and Lizzy Adams was my tutor for this part of the program. Like Paula, she was easy to get in touch with and very helpful and encouraging with her feedback.

The majority of Module 2 was done onsite, at Teaching House New York. The workload is extremely challenging - you need to clear your calendar 100% in order to keep up with the assignments. My tutors, again, were excellent - Lise and Paula, my Module 1 tutor. They were helpful, knowledgeable, and accessible and provided so much guidance and feedback. The students and staff at Teaching House New York were fantastic as well. It was an absolutely exhausting 5 weeks onsite, but I received a Pass with Merit at the end of it all, and I was delighted with that.

I had started Module 3 after taking the Module 1 exam, and before starting the Module 2 coursework. After finishing Module 2, I picked up Module 3 again and finished it in time for the June deadline. I did this by distance, with my tutor, Bobby, providing assistance from Teaching House London. I really struggled to make the deadline, but Bobby was understanding and supportive, and provided me with plenty of focused feedback. He was away on holidays towards the end of the process, and Lizzy stepped in to look at my final draft, which I really appreciated. My timetable was topsy-turvy during this time, but the Teaching House staff were very accommodating. I managed to finish Module 3 in time and received a Pass, so I was very happy with that!

All in all, I would recommend the Blended Delta course at Teaching House. I started in early October and was finished in early June. It was intense, but do-able. The staff are really dedicated and extremely helpful. They want you to pass and will do their best to support you. I'm very appreciative to all of them for helping me along the way.

Thanks a million! / Go raibh mile maith agaibh!

Mary Beth
Dublin, Ireland

Yes, I recommend

I started doing the modular Delta with Teaching House in 2015. Being able to take breaks between modules and doing some of it on-line was clearly what made it possible for me to take the most from the course. The platform Teaching House provides was really helpful and all my tutors were supportive, available and willing to do their best to help me learn, grow and, obviously, pass. I have a strong feeling that I wouldn’t pass anything if I had worked on my own…

Having the Diploma is a very good thing, but going through the process of observing peers, analyzing your own teaching, finding new ways of helping students so intensively is something you only get when taking the course. It may feel like twice as much work (or more…), but that’s when I felt I’ve improved the most. Before my presential lessons at Teaching House NY, I had only taught monolingual classes in my hometown in Brazil and I knew I needed to be challenged with something different. The course was well structured, my Tutors Lise and Paula were extremely competent (I kind of felt that just by looking at them on day 1 !) and I have nothing but gratitude for their dedication.

My very strong advice would be to sign up for the presential course if possible. But whichever way you decide, you will be sure to have very good support and guidance from your tutors.

Yes, I recommend
Delta Modules

I undertook the Distance Learning Delta via Moodle. I found the material excellent: very amenable, salient and directive. I found myself being effortlessly shepherded into the most pertinent elements. Feedback from my tutors (Lizzie Adams at Oxford House in London and Erica Lederman in New York) was consistently professional: rigorous, swift and both descriptive and prescriptive in terms of classroom practice and exam performance. As a result of the consistent professionalism no quibbles arose, but had they done so it is clear from the set-up that they would have been immediately ironed out as a result of the constant access available to tutors. Module 1 overhauled my immediate classroom pedagogy, and has been of inestimable worth to myself, my students and my colleagues as a result. I unhesitatingly recommend it to anyone interested in improving their performance holistically.

Yes, I recommend
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I recently completed my CELTA training in Chicago with Teaching House, and wow..... I think I'm still recovering! I wanted to find an ESL certification class that was widely recognized and respected and one that would actually prepare me to walk into a classroom and know what to do, instead of a dime-a-dozen certification program that offered none of that. In fact, I recall checking out the reviews on this site when I was researching my options.

The CELTA course is no joke. My fellow trainees and I worked very hard for four weeks, and it was most definitely initiation by fire. In the mornings, we learned theory, strategies, and frameworks from our tutors (who presented the information by using the very frameworks they were teaching us). And in the afternoons, we put these sessions to use by teaching our own lessons to the local ESL students. "Free time" (or time not in class) would be more accurately described as time used to prepare lesson plans and complete written assignments.

I was one of six trainees, and with two tutors between us, this made for a lot of personal attention and guidance. Jennifer and Eric were knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and very dedicated tutors - always available and willing to help when we had questions. It is an incredibly intense course, and you spend a lot of time with the people at your CELTA center. I feel very lucky to have had exceptional tutors, fellow trainees, office staff, and ESL students.

An easy, blow-off class it is not, but while it is very challenging, it is also rewarding (isn't that often the case?). I learned a ton, improved my skills, and although I never shook my nerves before I had to teach a lesson, eventually, I found I was actually enjoying it - which is one of the main points, after all.

I'm so very glad I found this course and decided to take it, a little surprised I somehow managed to get through it, and super excited to go forth and tackle the world - now armed with my CELTA certification! : )

Go for it!

Yes, I recommend


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