Cambridge CELTA Course in Budapest

If you are dreaming of doing your CELTA course in a city straight out of a fairytale, then look no further than beautiful Budapest with its incredible scenic landscapes, picturesque buildings, and friendly populace.

TEFL Certification in Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is the capital of Hungary and an excellent choice for potential ESL teachers to take a TEFL course. The fantastic blend of hot summers and cold winters mean that the city changes face with the seasons. In the summer, a beach pops up along the Danube River, and chairs are dragged outside so you can sip coffee and have dinner in the warm sunshine. If you are studying in the winter, however, you can stroll to the Christmas markets and relax in cozy underground wine bars.

During your training, you will enjoy a fulfilling training period well balanced with several fun activities the city has to offer. Our Cambridge CELTA is a highly practical course that focuses on specific course inputs and several hours of teaching practice. The course inputs include workshops on language analysis, professional development, classroom management, and teaching skills as well as teaching and learning contexts.

Although you will not undertake any final examination at the end of the course, you will be assessed continually through teaching practice and written assessments. You will be required to complete four written assignments on learning about your learners, language analysis, skills, and reflections on your teaching practice. You will also be required to teach two levels of students for a total of six hours.

The course will open you to a world of opportunities as one of the most recognized certificates amongst ESL employers around the globe.

Budapest 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.

Budapest Course Dates

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Budapest 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


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 Budapest

Our TEFL training institute is located in the center of Budapest city in a professional yet comfortable atmosphere which suggests smooth interaction between trainees and tutors.

We have been delivering quality teacher training courses for over 30 years with adequate facilities to promote learning. We have modern classrooms, a relaxation spot for trainees, and updated materials to help our teachers in research and lesson planning.

Our TEFL center offers support to trainees in finding accommodation close to the institute. The options vary depending on trainees’ preferences. However, all types of accommodation we offer are comfortable with internet connection, cooking appliances, washing machine, and other appliances.

Job Support and Placement: Budapest, Hungary

We are dedicated to helping our trainees make the best of their teaching career. We assist our teachers in finding suitable employment offers based on our familiarity with the local teaching context. Our reputation amongst employers also facilitates work, especially for teachers who choose to stay in Budapest after their training.

As part of a network of over 150 language schools spread across the world, we also have enough knowledge to support candidates who wish to build their careers in other countries across the world.

We have career sessions where we discuss effective methods of finding a fulfilling job appointment within the TEFL market. On average, we usually have about five of our graduates stay back in Budapest to explore opportunities the city has to offer.

Why Choose CELTA in Budapest?

As part of the European Union, a lot of Hungarians are on a drive to learn the English language. Therefore, ESL jobs are quite easy to find across the country. Being the capital city, Budapest is the best place to find a job as it accounts for a more significant percentage of employment for teachers with a TEFL qualification such the CELTA.

There is a wide variety of teaching jobs in the city. You can find opportunities in the public education system such as the primary and secondary schools, the private language institutes, colleges, and even universities. A popular organization that employs English teachers in the country is the Central European Teaching Program ( CETP).

Most English teaching jobs in Budapest offer long term contracts except the private schools which are usually part-time or the CETP, which is a 10-month contract. Jobs can be found throughout the year, with the peak hiring period between September and January. Qualified English teachers in Budapest may earn as much as 1,000 USD per month.

Although this is not the within the range of the highest salaries in the world, the cost of living in Budapest is very low making it easy for teachers to live comfortably and even save enough to travel and explore other cities within the country.

Things to do in Budapest, Hungary while taking a CELTA

Budapest is beautiful and cheap, cultured and lively - it draws visitors back time and again and our TEFL trainees are not left out. Whether cycling down the Danube on a summer night or keeping warm at the thermal baths in the dead of winter, you're sure to be having fun within the city and all through your stay.

Take the chance to learn about European history first-hand through a simple stroll down the Danube. There you will find a multitude of architectural styles, each building more stunning than the last, with striking views of poignant monuments of the city's dark past. You should also visit the Hungarian State Opera House, the Parliament Building, and the Fisherman's Bastion for totally breathtaking experiences.

To find some calm, Budapest has a lot of relaxation spots, especially since the CELTA course is intense and you will need to relax. The city is well known for its soothing thermal baths, and they're used by locals and tourists alike. Try the Szechenyi thermal Baths, which is one of the most famous for an exciting experience. When you are done, you can stop at the Buda Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage that is a mix of Baroque Revival and modernist style architecture.

Budapest is also an excellent destination for some gastro adventure. Hungarian food is rich and spicy and tends to come in large portions. Goulash might be the most famous dish, but langos is most definitely the Hungarian favorite. A deep-fried flatbread with a huge range of toppings, langos isn't a dish for those watching their weight.

Budapest's nightlife is one of the main reasons why you might want to do a TEFL course there. After dark, Budapest seems to be full of young Europeans from all over the continent enjoying themselves. For an authentic experience, visit a borozo, a wine pub, where you will be served cheap Hungarian wine on tap. Try a deep red wine from Eger, or a sweet one from Tokaj.

Get your CELTA certificate in Budapest. Enjoy the beautiful Hungarian lifestyle, soak in the nightlife and the scenic views of the Buda Hulls as you take the first step into fulfilling your dream of becoming a world-recognized English teacher.

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