Cambridge CELTA Course in Vilnius

Located on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea, Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, has a warming sense of history and unconventional elegance. Together with its fascinating architectural heritage, the city is an amazing destination to study for a CELTA.

TEFL Certification in Vilnius, Lithuania

The surprising wealth of historic aesthetic settings, intriguing Jewish history, great pasties, brewing nightlife and baroque architecture (in its Old Town) of Vilnius creates a balanced environment for CELTA students. The city is one of the driving forces behind Lithuania's booming tourism industry hence a great place to combine study with adventure. Taking a CELTA in Vilnius is a unique choice especially for those that who love to work and travel.

The training center in Vilnius is focused on giving trainees an unmatched teaching practice experience by employing approaches and techniques proven to be the most effective in different ESL teaching situations. Our experienced tutors use the communicative teaching method, which involves discussion, role-plays, and trainees-centered activities to ensure active learning.

The course is a 4-weeks, 120-hour introductory teachers' training for experienced candidates and also for those with little or no previous English Language teaching experience.

There are several hours of teaching practice designed to provide a platform for sufficient practice to sharpen your skills and confidence in the classroom. Each teaching practice session is followed by a feedback session where trainees receive reports on their performance by experienced tutors with detailed analysis of their strengths and areas of improvement.

The most valuable aspect of our CELTA training in Vilnius is the immediate feedback from our tutors to ensure teachers’ professional development. At the end of the training, you will have achieved the basic skills and methodologies to practice as an ESL teacher in any country of the world. Even more, the CELTA certificate tends to give you an edge in the global TESOL market as it is the most recognized English teaching certificate among employers across the world.

Vilnius 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.

Vilnius 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.

Vilnius 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 Vilnius

Our Vilnius CELTA Center was established in 1993 as a major English Language teaching center in Vilinius. Located at Konstitucijos ave 23A, in the core of the city, the center is an active language school that works to help English teachers learn to teach effectively and improve their professional skills and competencies.

To achieve our aim of contributing to teachers’ development through the most effective teaching approaches, we have designed a conducive learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities including libraries, classrooms and refreshing lounges.

Our unique setting offers absolute tranquility for relaxation as well as studying. In addition to this, we have an experienced, and qualified team of tutors always adhere to the teaching method that creates a great room for candidates to learn and grow professionally.

Job Support and Placement: Vilnius, Lithuania

Assisting our CELTA graduates is one of our top priorities as a teacher training institute.
We have a job board which is updated regularly with career opportunities from around the world. This board consist of opportunities in the teaching and administrative sections and is exclusive to trainees from our center and affiliated schools.

Furthermore, we provide career as well as bureaucratic and legal advice for teachers especially on how to deal with employers within the country.

Why Choose CELTA in Vilnius?

Completing a CELTA course in Vilnius is a great way to start your teaching career. There are lots of opportunities to teach English in international schools and private language schools within the city. There is also an increased demand for TEFL certified teachers at private schools, which means more jobs for our CELTA graduates.

Teachers at the international schools in Lithuania earn as much as 2,500 USD per month while the starting salary for those in private language schools is about 1,000 USD per month.

Both groups work an average of 26 hours per week. International schools often cover the cost of airfare and the initial accommodation for their teachers while they also offer excellent professional developmental opportunities. Teaching applications in Vilnius are accepted throughout the year but peaks at the start of the academic year run from September until the beginning of June.

Cost of living in Lithuania is reasonably low, allowing teachers to live a good lifestyle regardless of their position at the salary scale. The transport system in Vilnius is well developed and cheap compared to the other European cities. Public transportation is free with an unlimited number of journeys once you have a Vilnius City Card, which is normally sold at tourist information centers.

Things to do in Vilnius, Lithuania while taking a CELTA

Vilnius' baroque Old Town is the perfect destination for our CELTA trainees to have a city break with a lively nightlife and restaurant scene. As you are taking in the old Town Charm, be sure to look out for the meticulously restored Palace of the Grand Duke, the Gothic St. Anne's Church and the classical exterior of the gigantic Vilnius Cathedral.

You can always try a Jewish walking tour of the city to explore the Jewish roots of Lithuania that dates back to the 8th century. You will be amazed to see buildings like the Choral synagogue, the Flame of Hope Sculptures, and The Holocaust Museum. The cobbled streets of Vilnius are filled with filter-friendly streets arts, which are eye-catching graffiti scenes.

Furthermore, teachers that have the stamina for reasonable steep mounting can get a birds-eye view of the city from the Hills of three Crosses and the Gediminas Hill. On the Gediminas Hills, you will find the Gediminas Castle, a tower which is the only remains of the 15th-century fortress but has a glorious view.

For food lovers, there are lots of places to savor the flavors of Lithuania: the cozy Senoji trobele, Dziaugsmas, and Sweetroot serve great dumplings and other exquisite delicacies.

Begin your CELTA in Vilnius to gain the strong foundation needed to kick start your teaching career while you enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of this green city and the friendliness of the locals.

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