Cambridge CELTA Course in Zurich

Zurich, the largest Swiss confederation city and one of the top ten countries with the highest quality of living in the world, is home to several exciting opportunities for teachers and a great place to study CELTA.

TEFL Certification in Zurich, Switzerland

Taking a TEFL in Zurich will most likely turn out to be one of the most amazing decisions of your life. Besides getting the best study experience with interesting opportunities to work in the city, there is a ton of adventurous and relaxation spots to visit.

The quality of life is just the beginning of the city's fascinating attributes. With its friendly people and living standards, Zurich is ranked as one of the best cities in the world to live.

Our CELTA training institute in Zurich is a unique avenue to experience the city while you study to obtain your CELTA certificate, a pioneer teaching qualification recognized by employers globally. The CELTA certificate is suitable for fresh graduates with no teaching experience, individuals looking to change careers, or experienced teachers in need of a formal qualification.

We have an effectively scheduled time table of classes that cover all aspects of the CELTA syllabus and physical teaching practice. All our input sessions, including grammar, language awareness, teaching contexts, lesson planning, and classroom management, are moderated by highly qualified and experienced trainers. Our tutors are passionate about the teaching career and progress of each trainee. Hence, they are open and easily approachable whenever you need to discuss challenges or seek advice.

The course lasts four weeks and covers a minimum of 120 study hours with at least six hours of practice teaching carried out in a real-life classroom environment. There is no final evaluation, but you will be assessed continually during the training using written assignments and observed teaching practice. Usually, there are feedback and evaluation sessions where you can discuss with trainers and ask any questions related to your professional development both in the classroom and beyond.

Zurich 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.

CELTA Training Center in Zurich

Our Zurich institute has been organizing CELTA courses for almost two decades. The center is located at Lowenstrasse 20, Universitatstrasse 86, close to the city center and within a conducive environment for learning.

We offer an uncompromised quality evident in our properly selected staff and facilities. There are spacious and comfortable classrooms with relaxation areas for trainees to unwind in between classes.

We have a team of CELTA tutors accredited by Cambridge with a reputation for being helpful.

Zurich Course Dates

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the CELTA courses continue to be delivered Online. However, both Mixed-mode and Face-to-face courses are being conducted depending on the interest. Please contact us to inquire about the specific course formats available.

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

Job Support and Placement: Zurich, Switzerland

A significant feature of the Zurich CELTA center is its recognition by respected universities and language institutions. This gives our CELTA trainees an edge in the ESL market as our reputation is intact, and the skills our trainees have to offer are undisputed.

Besides enjoying our reputation, which helps you stand out, our tutors are also available to write references to prospective employers and increase your chances of being offered a job within the city and abroad.

On a few occasions, CELTA graduates may also find some teaching opportunities within the center, especially if you have had some teaching experience. Most openings, however, are part-time and contract job options.

Why Choose CELTA in Zurich?

Zurich is renowned for having the highest number of private language schools in Switzerland hence the high demand for English teachers and more opportunities for individuals who complete their CELTA in Zurich. Not only will you find teaching jobs, but you also have the chance to learn several languages while teaching in the city as the population speaks a variety of languages.

Types of teaching jobs in Zurich varies and while a lot of institutions may not require a TEFL certificate, having a CELTA gives you better chances at more financially stable jobs. There are opportunities for CELTA graduates in private language academies, institutes of higher learning, hotel schools, finishing schools, summer camps, and also private tutoring.

ESL teachers in Zurich and most parts of Switzerland earn an average of about 4,000 USD to 6,500 USD per month, or an hourly wage between 30 USD and 75 USD depending on the type of school, experience and your qualifications.

The cost of living in Zurich like in most of Switzerland is expensive so you may consider sharing apartments and taking more private tutoring jobs to supplement your income. Generally, Zurich is a great place to live and work, ESL students are punctual, respectful, and eager to learn, and there are lots of places to relax and have fun during the holidays.

Things to do in Zurich, Switzerland while taking a CELTA

Zurich is Switzerland's biggest city and the country's financial and business capital. Being a major city, there are more than enough things to do and places to visit for CELTA trainees during their study period.

There are museums, refurbished industrial areas, medieval structures, parks, and amazing shopping areas. However, to get the best of Zurich, it is important that you create some time, preferably after your course, to tour the city and enjoy all its fascinating sites.

Dive into Zurich's Altstadt (Old Town) full of historic charm and medieval splendor in the heart of the city to get the experience of a lifetime. Located in Lindenhof district close to the Limmat River, the Old Town is a famous stop for tourists with is home to sites like the old church, Fraumunster, The Bahnhofstrasse and the Neumarkt which was a Shoemakers Guild House but now a theater.

A popular spot with locals is the Uetibelg, a mountain where you can get stunning views of the city and the Lake Zurich. You can take the mountain railroad called Uetilbergbahn anytime, but the best views are captured in spring when the flowers begin to bloom. For relaxation, visit Lake Zurich itself and swim at the shorelines, picnic or take a cruise to see the Glarus Alps. Other places to visit include the Chinese Garden, the Zurichnon Park, the Rietrpark (largest Public Park in Zurich), the Swiss National Museum and Kunsthaus Zurich.

There will be no visit to Zurich without a taste of Swiss chocolates, and one of the best places to get this is the Lindt and Sprungli Chocolate Factory and Shop. Besides tasting a variety of chocolates, you can also join in a workshop to learn how to make chocolates and get yourself some self-made bars.

Obtain your CELTA in Zurich and travel the world with an internationally recognized Cambridge certificate that allows you to explore exciting careers in Switzerland and the global ESL market.

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