Cambridge CELTA Course in Belgrade

Belgrade is one of the world’s most fascinating destinations to study. With its high quality of education and a friendly international student populace, the city promises a perfect CELTA training experience.

TEFL Certification in Belgrade, Serbia

A confluence city located at the meeting point of River San and Danube, Belgrade is the largest city in Serbia and one of the oldest in Europe - a perfect city to earn a TEFL certificate.

Taking a CELTA in Belgrade is a wonderful choice if you enjoy a bustling nightlife and love to integrate with students from all over the world while learning from experienced tutors.

As an accredited CELTA center, we train you according to the University of Cambridge approved syllabus. You will learn language analysis, learning and teaching context, lesson planning, classroom management and effective teaching skills, all of which require at least 120 hours of training over a 4 week period.

You will also undergo hours of supervised lesson planning, tutor assessed and peer observed teaching practice as well as direct observation of lesson taught by experienced ELT professionals. You will be continuously evaluated through written assignments and practical teaching based on the topics learnt.

Belgrade Course Highlights - A Quick Glance

  • A minimum of 120 contact hours at our center, with additional hours spent outside class for self-study: background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing.
  • Trainees are involved in lesson planning, language analysis, observation of peers and experienced teachers, reflection on their teaching practice and feedback from trainers.
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice along with peer observation.
  • 6 hours of observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • On-going job support, suitable assistance and continous professional development services.

Belgrade Course Dates

Due to the on-going pandemic (COVID-19), most of the courses are now ONLINE!
Contact us, to receive an update on the upcoming CELTA course, dates & fees in Belgrade.

Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the face to face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Belgrade Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course (trainees can be accepted over 18 at the center’s discretion).
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for an entry into primary or higher education.
  • Have a strong command, awareness of English language with equal skills over verbal and written English so as to follow the course and complete the assignments.

Course Syllabus

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • Learners and teachers and the 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
  • Classroom observation and management skills
  • Teaching practice and guidelines

Assessment

You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments

CELTA course trainees will always be kept informed of their progress during the course and an external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English, moderates each course.

Teaching Practice, Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course where trainees work in groups to plan, observe and give feedback to each other.

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice.
  • Observation of both peer and qualified ELT teachers for six hours.

CELTA Training Center in Belgrade

Our CELTA training institute is located at Kralja Milutina, in Belgrade on the crossroads of the Balkan Peninsula and Pannonian Plain and with easy access to the famous tourist attraction spots in Belgrade.

Founded in 1991, we have maintained over four decades of high quality innovation in language and teacher training (TEFL courses). We have also partnered with and rendered English language services to various educational bodies in Serbia including the Serbian Government, Ministry of Labour, National Agency for Regional Development and the National Employment Agency.

Our CELTA tutors are experienced and possess a university diploma together with an internationally recognized teaching qualification. Typically, all our CELTA candidates are made to feel welcome regardless of their background and ethnicity. They are also encouraged to appreciate diversity in culture which is an important tool for English teachers to speakers of other languages.

Job Support and Placement: Belgrade, Serbia

Being an alumni of our Belgrade TEFL institute, opens you to a myriad of opportunities in any part of the world especially in Belgrade and Europe.  We focus on your professional development at the end of the TEFL program by providing training on how to market yourself and compete favourably in the global ESL market.

Through our connection with a wide range of language schools and employers, we give you access to the latest opportunities. We give advice on ESL job applications as well as bureaucratic and legal guidance as necessary.

We are always available to put in a word for our CELTA graduates in Belgrade and overseas and this has helped a number of our alumni land incredible positions both in the teaching sector and other areas across the world.

Why Choose CELTA in Belgrade?

Taking a CELTA course to teach English in Belgrade or Europe can be a very interesting and pleasant experience. In addition to this, there is a high literacy rate which means there are lots of opportunities for ESL teachers.

The Serbian government has placed an increased focus on improving the national education system to improve its chances in the European labor market. As a result, there is a greater need for qualified English teachers in the education sector.

There are teaching and administrative positions available in international and language schools. You can also find openings with UNICEF who recruits ESL teachers to give free education to children.

Most of the TEFL jobs in Belgrade offer between 800 USD and 900 USD a month. Teachers work an average of 35 hours a week and those employed in international schools may enjoy benefits such as free accommodation or housing subsidy.

Things to do in Belgrade, Serbia while taking a CELTA

More than being the capital of Serbia, Belgrade has grown to become a popular travel destination in Eastern Europe. CELTA candidates can enjoy the amazing spring summer climate plus the adventurous atmospheres and electric nightlife. Below is a list of the top things to do while you take your TEFL in Belgrade.

First, attend the Belgrade Fall Festival if you are taking your CELTA course in September and the Festival of Lights if you are around in December. The festivals feature live music, arts and crafts show, fireworks, free community BBQ and amazing food.

Next is the Belgrade traditional cuisine. Belgrade traditional delicacies are not to be missed for anything while you are on your training. Try the local favorite minced meat known as cevapcici and served with lepinja or somun, two famous types of flatbread. There is also Kajmak, made of unpasteurized milk and found in local food markets called pijaca.

The Serbian royal meal Karadordeva snicla and Serbian hamburger, Pljeskavica are also a must try while in the city. Don’t forget to wash down you meal with Pivo, as beer is calledin Serbian, the popular ones amongst the locals are Jelen and Lav.

Finally, Belgrade nightlife is something to live for. Visit Strahinjica Bana Street, also known as Silicon Valley to enjoy the energetic nightlife at the line of restaurants and bars in the area.

Take you CELTA course in Belgrade for a rather intense but rewarding experience. Relish in the history of the most resilient city, its famous clock making tradition and friendly people as you acquire the skills necessary for a fulfilling teaching career.

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