CELTA teacher in classroom

Online CELTA: Practicum Locations

Practicum Location Options

The ILSC Online CELTA program is a part-time program that combines the flexibly of online study with live teaching practice. The in-classroom teaching practice component of the program occurs during weeks 15 and 16 of the 22 week program.

You can choose to do your practice teaching at either our San Francisco or Montreal campus.

For information about our Montreal campus, please see Montreal campus information.

San Francisco Campus Information

I am so glad that I decided to take the CELTA course. They were the four most beneficial weeks of my educational career! It was fun, informative and invaluable.
Hatty Rittling


ILSC is located in the heart of San Francisco's bustling Financial District, within walking distance of tourist attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. It is easily accessible by public transportation, including the city's famous cable cars. The school occupies a space on the second floor of Embarcadero Center 1, which boasts a wide variety of shops and restaurants in addition to professional offices.


The CELTA department in the school has its own classroom with a resource library for trainees. Other features include:

  • Wireless internet connection throughout the school
  • Computer kiosk in the common area
  • Computer laboratories
  • Kitchen areas with fridge and microwaves to store and heat lunches
  • PC and large screen TV with high-speed Internet in every classroom for trainees' practicum lessons


Our homestay department is dedicated to placing you with a friendly, welcoming family in San Francisco located within 50 minutes from the school. These homes are safe, secure, inspected and approved by our homestay program coordinators.

You will be provided with your own house key and a clean, comfortable private room. The room will be equipped with a desk, a bed with sheets and blankets, a dresser, closet, good lighting and towels.

We also offer roomstay, which is the same as homestay except that meals are not included.

Accommodation Fees
Accommodation Registration Fee (non-refundable) $95
Single room with 2 meals per day
Single room with breakfast only
Airport Transfer Service One-Way
(pick-up or drop-off)$120
(if booked before arrival)$200

For those who do not want to stay with a family, we have an alternative accommodations program. For details, please view our An Adobe Acrobat file  San Francisco Accommodations guide.

Directions: ILSC-San Francisco

One Embarcadero Center, Lobby 1
San Francisco, California 94111

Public transport

Calculate the quickest way to get to the school: http://www.511.org
The nearest BART/Muni station is Embarcadero.


Take advantage of San Francisco's cool, ecologically friendly public bike system – there is a station just in front of the school: http://bayareabikeshare.com/

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