Cambridge CELTA Course in Minsk

The capital city of Belarus is steeped in Stalinist architecture and famed as the cultural center of the country. A CELTA in Minsk will offer you fantastic ESL opportunities while you enjoy the thrills of living in White Russia.

TEFL Certification in Minsk, Belarus

Being the capital city of Belarus, Minsk is the major attraction spot of the country and is made up of a great blend of people from diverse backgrounds. Taking a CELTA in Minsk gives you access to a variety of fun and adventurous options while studying, including visits to its numerous quaint villages and lakes.

Our TEFL institute in Minsk hosts a team of experienced and highly motivating tutors conducting classes in a comfortable and welcoming environment. The strategic location of the center in the heart of Minsk gives easy access to other parts of the city. You will be able to explore in your free time, relax and mingle with other trainees after class.

Tutors at our Minsk center guide you through topics including language assessment, presenting information, teaching and learning contexts, and practical techniques in classroom management. You will engage in teaching practice and observe your peers and our experienced tutors teach. Working alongside other teachers means you can also learn from each other and share ideas which many of our CELTA graduates found helpful.

There are also some additional activities you will have to prepare for outside your TEFL training hours. These include written assignments, observation of classes at the center, communicating with fellow trainees as regards lesson planning, and written post-lesson self-evaluations. Our constant assessment, evaluation, and feedback result in a tremendous improvement that sets our CELTA graduates apart. Your professionalism and certificate show employers across the world what an asset you will be to their institution.

Minsk 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.

Minsk Course Dates

Due to the on-going pandemic (COVID-19), most of the courses are now ONLINE!
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Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the face to face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Minsk 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 Minsk

Our TEFL training center is located in Melezha Street, of the stunning Minsk city. The institute is situated at the center of the town to ease access to transportation. This means you can easily travel and explore different parts of the city from the center.

We also have modern classrooms that are comfortable for learning and ESL materials that help teachers in lesson planning and their written assignments. Furthermore, there is a relaxation spot to rest after classes and discuss with other CELTA trainees.

The center is also home to highly experienced instructors who are ready to share their knowledge with you and staff that helps make your stay comfortable.

Job Support and Placement: Minsk, Belarus

We assist our CELTA graduates find suitable teaching jobs in Belarus, Europe and abroad, right after their course, which we consider as an impotant aspect of the course.

We have a strong network with local language schools, primary and high schools, where we are informed of an opportunity which we pass-on to our CELTA graduates.

Our tutors offer professional guidance to graduates towards continuous development both during and after completing their TEFL course. We also provide reference letters to teachers who seek recommendations to aid job placements in Belarus or abroad.

Why Choose CELTA in Minsk?

Belarus has many international schools, an intriguing literacy rate of about 99%, and a relaxing international atmosphere. All of these make it an excellent location to complete your CELTA and work afterward.

There are opportunities in private language and international schools as well as amongst locals who wish to increase their chances of getting a job by learning the English language.

Salaries for English teachers in Minsk depend on factors such as your contract length, your experience and qualifications, and the type of school you wish to work. As a teacher with the CELTA certificate in Minsk, you stand out among applicants and get better recognition from employers. Also, you can expect to earn between 1,000 USD to 2,000 USD a month, with an average of 20 working hours per week.

The cost of living within the city is low; therefore, your income will go a long way in sustaining you, and you can even have extra to save. On average, the salary for English teachers with a recognized TEFL certificate in Minsk should be enough to enjoy a good quality of life with occasional meals in restaurants and extra to travel and explore nearby cities.

Things to do in Minsk, Belarus while taking a CELTA

Minsk has lots of activities to offer visitors, and our CELTA trainees certainly won't get bored in their free time outside the classroom. There are lots of venues to relax after classes or even go on day trips, probably during one of the weekends.

The Soviet architecture is one of the most incredible things about Minsk. The best way to see this is to walk down Independence Avenue lined with beautiful structures like the Belarusian Government Building, Main Post Office, KGB Headquarters, Victory Square and the National Library. Even some of the metro stations in the city are beautiful to look at too!

Between the Republic Palace and Svislach River, you will find the older part of Minsk known as The Old Town. Here you can see the town hall, visit some churches and museums. You can visit Sts. Simon and Helena Church building also called the Red Church, or enjoy a walk down Nezavisimosti Avenue and take in the sights of grand imperial buildings that line it.

Minsk is set with lots of thrilling escapades for TEFL trainees who love art. Look out for as much street art as you can with some astonishing creations from both local and international artists.

For shoppers, the huge KamaroŇ≠ski market is an excellent place to shop or to wander around the city on a lazy evening. You can find almost anything here, and it is also a good location to do some people-watching. Locals love the caf√© scene, and so you can stop at a coffee store and enjoy the calm atmosphere. For a taste of Belarus' local cuisine, try the pork stew known as machanka or potato pancakes called draniki.

Begin your CELTA in Minsk. Enjoy a fantastic opportunity to earn a qualification widely sought after by employers worldwide while you relish in the full range of Belarus cuisine and incredible Soviet architecture.

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