About the course and how to apply

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.


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

Step 2
Complete the application form and the pre-interview task. Send them to us by e-mail CELTA@britishcouncil.pl or fax + 48 12 428 59 40.

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
If your interview has been successful, you will be offered a place on the course. To secure your place, you will be required to pay a deposit. The balance is due before the start of the course.

Where is this course taught?

Dates and fees

The course fee includes:

Upon successful interview, to secure your place on the course, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit of 1500 PLN (which is part of the full fee).

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.

Kraków 2017

Course dates Course fee
27 November–22 December 2017 Special Offer: 4800 PLN / 985 GBP*

Kraków 2018

Course dates Early bird Full fee
8 January – 2 February 4800 PLN/980 GBP* 5200 PLN/1061 GBP*
5 February – 2 March 4800 PLN/980 GBP* 5200 PLN/1061 GBP*
5 March – 4 April ** 4800 PLN/980 GBP* 5200 PLN/1061 GBP*
16 April – 18 May ** 4800 PLN/980 GBP* 5200 PLN/1061 GBP*
4 June – 29 June 4800 PLN/980 GBP* 5200 PLN/1061 GBP*
2 July – 27 July 5130 PLN/1041 GBP* 5400 PLN/1102 GBP*
6 August- 31 August 5130 PLN/1041 GBP* 5400 PLN/1102 GBP*
3 September – 28 September 4800 PLN/980 GBP* 5200 PLN/1061 GBP*
1 October – 26 October  4800 PLN/980 GBP* 5200 PLN/1061 GBP*
29 October- 23 November 4800 PLN/980 GBP* 5200 PLN/1061 GBP*
26 November – 21 December 4800 PLN/980 GBP* 5200 PLN/1061 GBP*

* The Polish Zloty figure [PLN] is fixed, and the British Pound figure [£] varies, based on the current exchange rate. 

** This course will be 5 days longer due to national holidays in Poland

Warsaw 2018

Course dates Course Format Course Fee
9 April – 24 May (6-week semi-intensive) Monday – Thursday* 10.00 – 15.30 5200 PLN
25 June – 20 July (4-week intensive) Monday – Friday 10.00 – 17.30 5200 PLN
23 July – 17 August (4-week intensive) Monday – Friday** 10.00 – 17.30 5200 PLN
20 August –  14 September (4-week intensive) Monday – Friday 10.00 – 17.30 5200 PLN
26 October – 5 April 2019 (21 Fridays part time) Fridays only*** 10.00 – 15.30 5200 PLN

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

** No classes on Wednesday 15th August

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