Over 400 trainees have successfully completed CELTA and YL Extension to CELTA courses in Krakow and Warsaw. These internationally recognised teaching qualifications have been gained by them after weeks of intensive training prepared and developed by our CELTA trainers. Read what our past trainees had to say.
Late applications for courses are welcome.
"Tutors were the highlight of the course. Friendly, supportive, knowledgeable and infinitely patient. The school resources were brilliant! Everything we needed was available. The input sessions were really well-ordered, the hand-outs were brilliant and the teaching was engaging. A really valuable experience."
Ben Francis, UK
“All the tutors were extremely supportive! All (input) sessions were well-planned and conducted – great. All useful. Intensive and demanding – I’m happy that I dedicated my time and energy to completing the course."
Aleksandra Śmietana, Poland
"The written feedback was very valuable, supportive and constructive, and helpful for preparing the next lesson. The course overall is a really good start for someone wanting to be an English teacher – I’ve learnt a lot!"
Kasia Kucharska, Poland
“Overall a really brilliant course with exemplary tutors. An unforgettable learning experience.”
Michela Doyle, Ireland
“Before I started the course I already had some experience teaching English, but I quickly learned just how much I needed to improve. With help from the instructors (Steve and Agnes) I saw a lot of progress. I'm thankful for their tips and feedback. I can say that the CELTA course made me a much more calm and professional teacher.”
David Stys, USA
"Our instructors in Warsaw were not only incredible people with a wealth of knowledge, but were also tough and honest in their feedback so that we were encouraged to improve our teaching practice. The CELTA structure was quite challenging, but rewarding. Warsaw was also an excellent choice in terms of location. The city is beautiful, loaded with history, and the people are amazingly friendly. I hope to rejoin the Warsaw team in future for DELTA.”
Evan Sonnenberg, USA
"Quite brilliant. Extraordinarily well-structured and clearly designed, not simply to guide students through the CELTA process, but to deliver a comprehensive understanding of best TEFL practice and learning management."
Simon Cordall , UK
“Tutors were helpful and knew how to deal with all kinds of problems. They are professional, experienced and objective”
Maria Opidowicz, Poland
"It’s the students, the tutors and my fellow teachers that made the course memorable for me! It was always going to challenge me, knew that. Do as much pre-course reading as you can."
Andy Webb, Australia
“I could observe my progress clearly. It was very intensive, but I was expecting it. I now feel I’ve achieved something. I would definitely recommend it, British Council, Kraków and its tutors."
Gozde Ozgen, Turkey
“BC Kraków is a fantastic place to do the CELTA course! Encouraging and motivating environment. Great tutors! SUPERB location! Striking views! On the Main Square! Loved it!”
Robert Wolff, UK
“Prepare to be challenged; to be sleepless, then one day in week 2 or 3 – you finally start understanding the method behind the madness; you realize that three of the best teachers around are nudging you towards excellence that you had never known or heard of.”
Chris Wasko, USA
Read a blog post by one of our candidates here.
YL Extension to CELTA courses
"In my one-to-one tutorial, I felt comfortable talking about anything I wanted; when discussing my progress and future development, the tutor was honest, positive and motivating."
Agnieszka Lokaj, Poland
"It lived up to my expectations. The most useful aspect of the course was focusing on the practical part of teaching younger learners. Feedback was spot on. We received a lot of encouragement and I now feel more confident and prepared to teach younger learners after the course."
Iveta Tasseva, Belarus
"The tutors were excellent. Input sessions had lots of very practical stuff that I will use in the future and was well-presented by all three tutors. Feedback after our teaching practice provoked lots of self-reflection. I am very happy with the course."
Gabrielle Smith, UK
"We got guided lesson preparation beforehand and brilliant detailed feedback after teaching. I’d definitely recommend the course to others."
Olga Voichuk, Ukraine
"We got very insightful feedback for both levels – and I learnt a lot from the other trainees on the course. The course as a whole was a steep and enjoyable learning curve."
David How, UK
"We got excellent support, with tutors going out of their way to be helpful. The course was superb - be prepared to work hard."
Allan John, UK
"The input was enlightening, the teaching practice absolutely great; the whole course was intense but achievable."
Beata Vetter, Poland