About the teacher training centre
IH Cairo is a well established school, staffed by experienced professionals. The team has been teaching languages for 14 years.
In 2020 we moved to our new location in the Giza area of Cairo, in a downtown location near the left bank of the Nile River. We are in an area where there are Embassies and Consulates, near the Egyptian museum, the Opera House, Cairo Tower, and just 9 minutes walking from the nearest metro station.
We offer English Language and Arabic language courses as well as a range of teacher training opportunities from CELTA to DELTA and other specialist courses.
The owner Mina and managing director Esraa look forward to welcoming you to IH Cairo!
Here is how we impressed one of our recent students. "I have to admit that my expectations before coming to IH Cairo were quite low. I was totally shocked by the quality of the organization and the preparation of the teachers. I was completely surprised at the increased recognition of IH Cairo among international students. Matthew C"
What is the CELTA?
The CELTA is a TEFL qualification which prepares you to teach English as a foreign language. You don’t need any existing English language teaching experience or training. It’s usually a 4 or 5 week full time course (but you can also take it part time).
Standing up in front of a class for the first time is a daunting prospect, so you need to make sure you have the skills you need to teach effectively. The CELTA prepares you for the classroom in these ways:
- Taught sessions on methodology, lesson planning, language analysis and language skills. (In total, you’ll have 120 hours of input.)
- The opportunity to observe experienced teachers in a real-life language classroom situations – so you can see the different skills and techniques they use.
- Teaching yourself – with helpful and detailed feedback from your tutors. This practical experience is invaluable when you start your first job.
You’ll have to complete some written assignments as well, but when it’s all successfully completed you’ll be ready for your first job and first students!
CELTA with IH Cairo
At IH Cairo, CELTA is taught by the most well-known CELTA tutors such as Laura Woodward, Amanda Gamble, and Paul Mason…etc.
We taught more than 100 teachers in 2021, online and face-to-face courses. 30% of our learners got grades, B and A.
CELTA learners at IH Cairo will have the chance to shadow and observe IH Cairo teachers in their own classes classes. All our staff will be supporting the CELTA learners during their learning journey and creating a comfortable atmosphere.
Face to Face CELTA with IH Cairo
Full time face-to-face courses run for four weeks from Sunday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Part time face-to-face courses run for 12 weeks on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
100% Online CELTA with IH Cairo
Online courses are Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Cairo time
Part time online courses run on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Cairo time
What will my fellow students be like?
Our students come from all over the world, from the United States, France, Italy, India, Libya, Sudan, The Gulf, and Egypt...etc.
Around 70 % are between 22 years and 40 years old.
IH Cairo students’ experience is very diversified, we have new teachers who don’t have experience in teaching and we have Ph.D. holders in the class. We are proud of this diversity, and inclusion is one of our hallmarks.
Tutors at this training centre
Mohamed Ali Khalaf
CELTA student testimonials
It was the most challenging experience I have ever had but thanks to God I found IH Cairo with its experienced and professional tutors: (Shady and Hamed) who facilitated all the difficulties that we encountered. Indeed, I appreciate their support and co-operation H. Ali