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.


Warsaw courses

Course dates

Course format

Course fee

 30 October 2020 – 2 April 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.


For further details please contact us at CELTA@britishcouncil.pl


Krakow courses

For details please, contact us directly at CELTA@britishcouncil.pl

Cambridge Assessment English is now offering a unique opportunity to do the whole course online for a limited time frame. In online format, the courses are run fully online via ZOOM (including the input sessions as well as teaching practice). The course will prepare you for both the face to face and online teaching.

Course dates Course format Course fee*

16 November – 18 December 2020

the whole CELTA ONLINE

4800 PLN / 960 GBP

11 January – 12 February 2021

22 February – 26 March 2021

8 April – 7 May 2021

17 May – 18 June 2021

28 June – 30 July 2021

23 August – 24 September 2021

4 October – 5 November 2021

15 November – 17 December 2021

the whole CELTA ONLINE  

4800 PLN / 960 GBP

* Please note that in order to qualify for an early payment, payment of the fee must be concluded a minimum of 4 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. 


For further details please contact us at CELTA@britishcouncil.pl