Enrolment procedure, CELTA courses

Application procedure

Applicants for the course must complete an application form and a pre interview task and send it to training@bcn.ihes.com.

We will then set up an interview, preferably face-to-face. If you are a long way away from Barcelona we will ask you to telephone us at a pre-arranged time.

To ensure your place once you have been accepted we recommend that the full fee is paid at least EIGHT weeks before the course begins, especially if you want to take your CELTA course in the summer.

Late applications

If you apply less than eight weeks from the course start date, we will accept your application, provided there are still places on the course.

We do have successful applicants who nevertheless have left it too late, so we strongly recommend applying well in advance.

Note that, if you are applying less than eight weeks before the course, you will be required to pay the fees on acceptance, in order to guarantee your place.

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Please note that wherever possible, correspondence with prospective course candidates is carried out by email.

We have a reputation for excellent response to applications, so if you do not hear from us within 48 hours of emailing us, please telephone +34 93 268 3304 to check the progress of your application.

Transfer from another IH centre

We will accept the application form and pre-interview task you may already have completed for a CELTA course at another International House centre.

A second interview will not be necessary, provided that another IH centre has accepted you.


Course fees, including Cambridge registration fee.

  • €1,500

At current exchange rate (4 July 2019), €1,500 is approximately £1346 GBP or $1693 US dollars.

How to pay for the course

You should not pay anything until you have submitted your application and been interviewed.

Please see the information on a separate page on how to pay for the course.


In the case of cancellation six weeks or more before the course starting date, 20% of our total fee will be retained. With less than six weeks' notice, 50% of our total fee will be retained. If cancellation occurs in the final ten days before the starting date our total fee will be retained.

However, in certain exceptional circumstances we will consider transferring the fees to another course.

No transfer is made if notice is insufficient to allow for the finding of a substitute candidate. In the event of a course being cancelled all fees will be refunded.

NOTE Once the course has started, there is no possible refund. For this reason, you might consider taking out an insurance policy in order to be covered in case anything happen and you needed to leave the course.


When should you apply? To guarantee yourself a place you should apply for the course at least eight weeks in advance, particularly if you want to take the course in the summer.

Late applications We DO accept late applications, provided there are places still available.

Are there places currently available? To find out if there are places for the dates you want, phone us or contact us by e-mail.

  (+34) 93 268 33 04



Applying from Russia?

NOTE If you are applying from Russia, please do not use a .ru email address.

Spam filters are likely to block messages between you and Barcelona. Please use an alternative email address (Gmail, Yahoo, etc. will not give you the same problem).


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