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.

THE COURSE ENABLES YOU TO:

  • 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

HOW TO APPLY

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How to apply

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 2019/20

2019/20 – course dates Early Bird Fee Standard Fee
28 Oct – 22 Nov
25 Nov - 20 Dec
- 4800PLN/983GBP
13 Jan – 7 Feb 
10 Feb – 6 Mar
11 Mar – 7 Apr
27 Apr – 22 May
- 4800PLN/998GBP

1 Jun – 26 Jun 
29 Jun – 24 Jul 
3 Aug – 28 Aug

4800PLN/998GBP 

5200PLN/1080GBP 

31 Aug – 25 Sep
28 Sept – 23 Oct
26 Oct – 20 Nov
23 Nov – 18 Dec

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4800PLN/988GBP 

 

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

 

Warsaw 2019/20

Course dates Course Format Course Fee

25 Oct 2019 – 3 Apr 2020

(21 Fridays part-time)

Fridays only**

10.00 – 15.30

5200 PLN*

 27 Apr – 4 Jun

(6 week semi-intensive)

Monday – Thursday

10.00 – 15.30

5200 PLN* 

22 Jun – 17 Jul

(4 week intensive)

Monday – Friday

10.00 – 17.30

5200 PLN*

20 Jul – 14 Aug

(4 week intensive)

Monday – Friday

10.00 – 17.30

5200 PLN*

17 Aug – 11 Sep

(4 week intensive)

Monday – Friday

10.00 – 17.30

5200 PLN*

30 Oct 2020 – 2 Apr 2021

(21 Fridays part-time)

Fridays only***

10.00 – 15.30

5200 PLN*

* 200 PLN discount on Warsaw CELTA course fees for applicants who pay the full fee at least one calendar month before the course start date. In this case, the course fee will be reduced to 5000 PLN.

**No classes on Friday 1st November, 27th December or 3rd January. There will be classes on Friday 20th December.

*** No classes on Friday 25th December or 1st January.

The course fee includes: