About this course

If you're looking for a flexible way of gaining teaching qualifications, the Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) Online course is right for you. This teacher training course combines online self-study and live teaching practice. The course follows the same syllabus and leads to the same international qualification as the face-to-face course.

Online study:

  • As a trainee, you will be assigned an online tutor who will facilitate your work and provide feedback.
  • You will be provided with an engaging learning experience, including interactive tasks, guided video observations and forum discussions.
  • You will be working independently or in groups with tutor support, evaluation and comments.

Teaching practice:

  • As a trainees, you will complete six hours of assessed teaching practice in an online classroom, conducted in small groups.
  • You will teach learners at a minimum of two different levels, one of which will be lower than intermediate and the other intermediate level or higher.
  • After teaching practice session, an experienced CELTA tutor will provide you with feedback and discuss your next lessons.
  • As a part of the course, you will also observe experienced teachers teaching classes of adults and watch other course participants teach their classes.

Course content covers:

  • Learners and teachers, teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism

Written assignments:

Along with the online tasks, you will complete four written assignments on:

  • Adult learners and learning contexts
  • The language system of English
  • Language skills
  • Reflection on classroom teaching

The course is taught online via ZOOM by CELTA tutors from British Council, Krakow.

How to apply

Step 1 

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

Step 2 

Having completed the application form and pre-interview task, please email them to us.

Step 3

If your application has been successful, you will be interviewed by one of the CELTA trainers, 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 on the course, you will be required to pay a deposit. The balance is due before the start of the course.

Dates and fees

The CELTA courses are now fully online. The whole course  (Teaching Practice included) is completed via Zoom.

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

Kraków 2024

Course dates Course format (100% ONLINE) Course fee
8 Jan-9 Feb 5-week CELTA Online ** Fully booked
17 Feb- 18 May PART-TIME Online *** Fully booked
19 Feb-22 March 5-week CELTA Online Fully booked
2 April-10 May 6-week CELTA Online**** Fully booked
20 May-21 June 5-week CELTA Online 5500PLN/1098GBP
1 July-2 Aug 5-week CELTA Online 5500PLN/1098GBP
26 Aug-27 Sept 5-week CELTA Online 5500PLN/1098GBP
7 Oct-8 Nov 5-week CELTA Online 5500PLN/1098GBP
2 Nov 2024-8 Feb 2025 PART-TIME Online *** 5500PLN/1098GBP
18 Nov-20 Dec 5-week CELTA Online 5500PLN/1098GBP


*. NB: Course fee – the Polish Zloty figure [PLN] is fixed, and the British Pound figure [£] varies, based on the CURRENT exchange rate. 200 PLN discount on ONLINE 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 5300 PLN.

**The courses are fully online via ZOOM, the courses have been adapted so that they will prepare you for both the face to face and online teaching. The intensive course lasts 5 weeks, Mon–Fri from 10am–4pm. The first week is mainly devoted to input session, observations, getting familiar with the ZOOM platform. The next four weeks are mainly teaching practice, final input sessions,  completing the assignments as well as providing time to catch up with things etc.

***The part-time course is composed of self-study (Cambridge platform Moodle) to be completed in your own time during the week (approx 3-4 hours a day) and  teaching practice on ZOOM scheduled for Saturdays from 9am- 4:30pm. The methodology, teaching techniques as well as materials are the same as face-to-face CELTA , the main difference is managing the lesson online on the ZOOM platform. The part-time course starts with introduction to self-access and preparation for the Teaching Practice for the following Saturday.

**** This six week course lasts longer as there is one week off  29 April - 3 May due to national holidays. This time will be devoted to self-study on the Cambridge Platform Moodle and completing the assignments.


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