Cambridge CELTA Course in Krakow

Krakow is undoubtedly one of Poland’s most beautiful cities; a heady mixture of fairy-tale-like architecture, a thriving economy, and a budding international atmosphere for a CELTA.

TEFL Certification in Krakow, Poland

Since joining the European Union in 2004, Poland has undergone a considerable transformation. The economy is roaring, public spaces have been restored to their former glory, and Poland’s young people are embracing multicultural Europe. Taking your CELTA in Krakow allows you to see the city in its new transformed state while still encountering a good part of its history.

Our customized teaching methodology sets us apart from other teacher training center at the Krakow TEFL institute. We train our teachers to develop new techniques, and teaching theories that conform to the methods and content of the University of Cambridge approved syllabus. The course is a balanced mix of both theoretical and practical sessions.

You will acquire essential subject knowledge and familiarize with the principles of effective English teaching. Through teaching practice sessions, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to apply what you have learned in a real-life teaching setting. Also, you will develop a working foundation for teaching, classroom management, and effective instructional techniques.

At the end of the training, you would have gained unique teaching abilities and a certificate that gives you access to the TESOL job market in the country or anywhere the world. Nevertheless, Krakow is a vibrant and rapidly developing city - and once you take your CELTA course there, you may never want to leave.

Krakow 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.

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Krakow 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 Krakow

Our TEFL training center at Krakow is a leading innovative institution located at Rynek Glowny, housed within the main square of the stunning Krakow Old Town city in a medieval 14th-century building.

We offer an unrivaled teaching experience through modern tools like the interactive whiteboards and sound systems in the classroom. We have a CELTA resource library and materials developed in house and useful for research.

We also have a computer lab with computer resources, photocopying machines and other equipment that you will need for successful completion of the course.

Job Support and Placement: Krakow, Poland

We are well recognized as a high standard teaching expert, and so we are passionate about improving our teachers not only through training but also career development.

We contribute to your job placement efforts through expert advice and our support networks. We have several events organized for our TEFL teachers which includes lectures, workshops, and webinars aimed at widening your networks and opening you to possibilities across the world.

We often have some opportunities for which our graduates can apply at the center and are ready to serve as referees to candidates to improve their chances of getting a job in Poland and other countries across the world.

Why Choose CELTA in Krakow?

Krakow is Poland’s second-largest city and its biggest tourist draw. The booming tourism industry and the fact that foreign companies have opened branches there mean that English is in demand in international companies and the tourism industry.

There are several private language schools, government schools, and holiday camps where you can teach English during the holidays. Organizations like the Kosciuszko Foundation and Teach English in Poland (TEIP) also offer openings to teach and gain some experience.

It is crucial to understand that each of these institutions has its peculiarities. Most companies require business and conversational English for their staff, and you will most likely teach in the evenings. Private language schools have a less compact structure than government schools, and you may get benefits like food and accommodation during holiday teaching.

On an average, the salary for a TEFL teacher with CELTA in Poland ranges from 600 USD to 2,000 USD per month depending on the type of school or institution you work with. The average number of hours worked per week is 25. Notwithstanding, the cost of living is low, and you should be able to live comfortably and save on your salary.

In Krakow, you will find that there is a large expat population so that you won’t feel out of place, and almost all young people speak English to a certain amount. Krakow is cheap to live in, compared to other large cities in Europe, so your money will go a long way, with some extra to save.

Things to do in Krakow, Poland while taking a CELTA

Located at the banks of the Vistula River, Krakow is one of Poland's most international cities. Crowds of tourists rub alongside international students and expats, which means there is a highly international and multicultural environment for CELTA students to enjoy.

Krakow is also a bit of a hipster town, so there are lots of art and music events, as well as cocktail bars and art-house cinema.

Start from the Kazimierz neighborhood, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can find all the beautiful things about Krakow including street arts, museums and of course, delicious food. Then proceed to the St Francis' Basilica, known to be the only brick building in the city at the time of its construction.

Krakow lies in the south of Poland, a short drive from the Tatras Mountains where cheap skiing can be found in the winter, and there are glorious hiking trails in the summer. There is the famous Wawel Castle, one of the most popular attractions in Krakow and the Kosciuszko Mound, a 34m high hill with amazing views from the top.

Take a later afternoon walk through the city's gorgeous architecture, after a class of TEFL and get confused at the fascinating Museum of Illusions and marvel at the impressive carvings at the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

The city had a sizeable Jewish population before the Second World War, and some traditions - including the food - are being revived in the district of Kazimierz. A must eat while in Krakow is the obwarzanek, a bagel crossed with a pretzel.

The Polish capital, Warsaw, is a 2-hour train ride away, and Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Ukraine are all within easy reach. Poland has a fascinating history, and much of it can be seen on a stroll through Krakow.

Begin your CELTA in Krakow. Launch yourself into its history, its famed Jewish heritage, architecture, and the incredible cafe culture as you take the steps towards building a fulfilling English teaching career.

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