Teacher Training Centre in Italy

Want to do CELTA in Italy? The London School in Thiene offers cost-effective CELTA training just one hour drive from Venice and Verona.

What is CELTA?

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is the most recognised initial English Language Teaching qualification in the world. It is designed for people with little or no teaching experience, but it can be taken be more experienced teacher who require a formal qualification.

The core elements of the CELTA course are

  • Teaching practice, hands-on classroom practice gives you the tools to start teaching straight away
  • Seminar input, where you have the opportunity to understand the theory and techniques behind Communicative Language Teaching
  • Observation of experienced teachers and of peers provides an opportunity to learn from colleagues
  • Assessed written assignments give you an opportunity to reflect on your teaching and the principles behind it.

For further information on the CELTA syllabus see: Cambridge English website.


See below for our upcoming CELTA courses

We offer our candidates

  • highest standards of teacher training with experienced tutors
  • staffroom facilities (textbooks, reference books, photocopier, etc.)
  • a great starting point to visit Northern Italy (learn more about our area)

Accommodation in Thiene (Italy)

If you wish to stay in Thiene  for the duration of the course, or from Monday to Friday, we can offer a list of affordable accommodation options, all of which have been tried and tested by previous CELTA trainees (however contacting the structure and booking for accommodation is your responsibility). You can expect to pay between €15 and €40 per night, depending on the type of accommodation.


Our all-inclusive rate is €1550, which includes all tuition and the Cambridge registration fee. For accommodation and travel expenses, please contact us as we will be able to suggest the most appropriate solution for you. Please note that if you are unable to collect your certificate in person after the course has finished, an admin fee of €12 will be applied in order to send it at your designated address via recorder mail.

How to apply

To apply, please see the section below apply for CELTA to complete your application form as well as a short pre-interview task. If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to interview to discuss it further. You’ll also be given a short language awareness task. If you can’t attend a face-to-face interview, don’t worry, we’re happy to arrange one via Skype. Following a successful application and interview, you’ll be offered a place on a course. However, a place on the course will only be reserved for you once payment has been made. If you have any further questions, please email training@thelondonschool.it


To apply for a place on our Cambridge CELTA course, please click the button below. Please note that the application form can take about 45-60 minutes to complete, so make sure you have the time to start and finish it in one sitting! At the end of the application process, you’ll also be asked to upload your CV, so have a copy ready to go.

Our upcomig CELTA courses

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