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

Check our 'How to apply' tab

 
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 
 

Warsaw courses

 

Course dates

Course format

Course fee

25 April – 2 June**

(6 -week semi-intensive)

Face-to-face

Monday – Thursday

10.00 – 15.30

5200 PLN*

27 June - 22 July

(4-week intensive)

Face-to-face

Monday – Friday

10.00 – 17.30

5200 PLN*

25 July - 19 August***

(4-week intensive)

Face-to-face

Monday – Friday

10.00 – 17.30

5200 PLN*

22 August - 16 September

(4-week intensive)

Face-to-face

Monday – Friday

10.00 – 17.30

5200 PLN*

28 October – 7 April 2023**** 

(20 Fridays part-time)

Face-to-face

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 Monday 2 May or Tuesday 3 May

***No classes on Monday 15 August

****No classes on Friday 11 November, 23 December, 30 December or 6 January. 

Included:

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

1 Oct- 17 Dec 

PART-TIME Online (TP on Saturdays) ***

5200PLN/950GBP

3 Oct- 4 Nov

5-week CELTA Online**

4800PLN /880GBP

14 Nov- 16 Dec

5-week CELTA Online**

4800PLN /880GBP

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

**Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the world wide lockdowns we are now running  the whole course online via ZOOM, adapting it so that it will prepare you for both the face to face and online teaching. Course description :The intensive course lasts 5 weeks , Mon-Fri from 10am – 4pm The first week will be mainly devoted to input sessions , observations, getting familiar with the students  as well as the Zoom platform. The next four weeks will be mainly teaching practice and assignments with some input sessions. The last week will include the last teaching practice, final input sessions (mainly revision and post course development) as well as providing time to catch up with things etc.  All the input sessions and Teaching Practice feedback will include practical points related to the difference between  face to face and Online teaching so that it should be beneficial for both ways of teaching.

*** The 29 December part-time course starts with introduction to self-access and preparation for the Teaching Practice, (exceptionally on Wed evening). The TP will start 8 January. For details, please contact us directly at: CELTA@britishcouncil.pl

The 19 March part-time starts with introduction to self-access and preparation for the Teaching Practice. The TP will start 26 March.

The 1 Oct part-time starts with introduction to self-access and preparation for the Teaching Practice. The TP will start 8 Oct.