About the course

If you are looking for an internationally recognised teaching qualification, we have the course that is right for you.

The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) is an introductory course for candidates who have little or no previous English language teaching experience. It may also be suitable for candidates with some experience but little previous training. Our CELTA courses are validated by, and certificates are issued and awarded by the Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge.

This teacher training course aims at providing a solid, practical foundation for teaching, classroom management skills and a range of effective English as a Second Language (ESL) / English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instructional techniques. Candidates who complete the course can successfully begin working in a variety of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teaching contexts around the world. You can read about one of our candidates experiences of CELTA here.


  • acquire essential subject knowledge and familiarity with the principles of effective teaching 
  • demonstrate your ability to apply your learning in a real teaching context

Teaching practice starts from day two of the course and as a course participant, you will have the opportunity to observe experienced teachers at work and you will be given formal written assignments. The course emphasises a student-centred approach and requires extensive, supervised teaching practice in actual classes with adult learners at different levels.


  • be at least 18 (It is generally recommended that candidates should be aged 20 or over) 
  • have a good awareness of language and an advanced competence in both written and spoken English
  • have the potential to develop the necessary skills to become effective teachers and to complete successfully the teaching practice and written assignments.


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How to apply


Step 1
Download the application form and the pre-interview task from.

Step 2
Complete the application form and the pre-interview task. Send them to us by e-mail CELTA@britishcouncil.pl

Step 3
If your application has been successful, you will be interviewed by one of the tutors, either in person or by telephone.

Step 4
For successful applicants a non-refundable deposit of 1500 PLN is payable to reserve a place on the course (which is part of the full fee). The balance is due before the start of the course.

Dates and fees

Kraków 2018

Fall 2018 – course dates Early Bird Fee Standard Fee
29 Oct – 23 Nov
26 Nov – 21 Dec
- 4800PLN/983GBP

 Kraków 2019

2019 – course dates Early Bird Fee Standard Fee
7 Jan – 1 Feb
18 Feb – 15 Mar
20 Mar – 16 Apr
6 – 31 May
- 4800PLN/983GBP
3 Jun – 28 Jun
1 Jul – 26 Jul
5 Aug – 30 Aug
4800PLN/983GBP 5200PLN/1065GBP

2 Sep – 27 Sep
30 Sep – 25 Oct
28 Oct – 22 Nov
2 Dec - 20 Dec

- 4800PLN/983GBP


NB: Course fee – the Polish Zloty figure [PLN] is fixed, and the British Pound figure [£] varies, based on the current exchange rate.  

Warsaw 2018

Course dates Course Format Course Fee
9 Apr – 24 May (6-week semi-intensive) Mon. – Thu. 10.00 – 15.30* 5200 PLN
25 Jun – 20 Jul (4-week intensive) Mon. – Fri. 10.00 – 17.30 5200 PLN
23 Jul – 17 Aug (4-week intensive) Mon. – Fri. 10.00 – 17.30** 5200 PLN
20 Aug –  14 Sep (4-week intensive) Mon. – Fri. 10.00 – 17.30 5200 PLN
26 Oct– 5 Apr 2019 (21 Fridays part time) Fridays only 10.00 – 15.30*** 5200 PLN

*No classes the week Monday 30 April – Friday 5 May

**No classes on Wednesday 15 August

***No classes on Friday 2 November, 21 December or 28 December. There will be classes on Friday 4 January.

 The course fee includes:

Please note that in order to qualify for an early payment, payment of the fee must be concluded a minimum of 5 working weeks before the course start date.