Free part-time English classes (CELTA)

The ELTC runs part-time and full-time teacher training courses (Cambridge CELTA) throughout the year. The trainees on these courses are preparing to become English language teachers. We need volunteers to join these classes so that our trainee teachers can practise their teaching.

Students laughing in class

Covid-19 update

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic our in-person free English classes are currently suspended however we are currently running some online free English classes.

The Free English classes are not part of a course. If you wish to join these classes, you will do so as a volunteer not a student. Certificates are not provided.

The classes are a great way of learning English language in a relaxed environment and volunteers in the past have enjoyed and benefited from these classes.

Who can join?

To join our free English classes you must:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Have an English level between pre-intermediate (IELTS 3.0 - 5.0) and upper-intermediate (IELTS 5.0 - 6.5)
  • Be able to attend at least 80% of the classes
  • Have a computer with a good internet connection, a microphone and a camera
  • Have a quiet place to study from

Who are the classes not suitable for?

Unfortunately, our free English classes are NOT suitable for people who:

  • Are under 18 years old
  • Have a beginner level of English (IELTS 3.0 or lower)
  • Have an advanced level of English (IELTS 6.5 or over)
  • Cannot attend regularly

When do classes take place?

Our free classes take place in blocks throughout the year. Each block of classes is taught alongside one of our CELTA teacher training courses. You can sign up to attend more than one block of classes, but you must be able to attend at least 80% of the classes in each block.

Wednesday Evenings (5:30pm to 7:30pm) - February
  • 3rd February
  • 10th February
  • 17th February
Thursday Evenings (5:30pm to 7:30pm) - January to March
  • 28th January
  • 4th February
  • 11th February
  • 18th February
  • 25th February
  • 4th March
  • 11th March
  • 18th March
Friday Afternoons (1:00pm to 3:30pm) - January to March
  • 12th February
  • 19th February
  • 26th February
  • 5th March
  • 12th March
  • 19th March
  • 26th March
Friday Afternoons (1:00pm to 3:30pm) - April to June
  • 23rd April
  • 30th April
  • 7th May
  • 14th May
  • 21st May
  • 28th May
  • 4th June

Where do these free English classes take place?

All the free English classes take place online at the moment.

We will be using Zoom. A link will be sent to you once you have confirmed you can attend the classes via email. You will need to install Zoom on your computer or laptop. You will also need: a computer with a good internet connection, installed Zoom, a microphone and a camera. You would also need a quiet place to study from.  

How to join

To sign up for the classes, please click the link below and fill in the application form:

Free English classes application form

After you complete the application form we will place your details on our waiting list. When a place in the free classes becomes available we will send you an e-mail inviting you to begin attending the free classes.

Please be aware that due to demand you may need to wait for a few weeks before a place in the free classes becomes available for you.

If you have any questions about joining the free classes, please contact for assistance.

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