For years, people on TEFL forums have said that CELTA is the better than any online TESL course because it has a classroom component. When the arguments that the Theory and Methodology of TESOL could be learned equally or better online and that a 20-hour Practicum could take place anywhere in the world were presented, CELTA advocates could not explain why they continued to defend the $2,400 on-site program. Now that CELTA launched CELTA Online, how is it justified to spend over $2000 on an online 120-hour TESOL course? There are many alternatives to CELTA that are well recognized worldwide.
CELTA is a 120-hour course with Practicum, very similar to Trinity CertTESOL, TESL Canada Professional Standard 1, and other 4-week courses. CELTA and other 120-hour TESOL certification courses with Practicum are advanced TESOL certification courses for entry-level teachers.