4-week TEFL Course Katowice, Poland
Early bird price: £800 (If you make payment 5 weeks before the course starts)
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| Course Type
4-week TEFL Course or equivalent
| Min Age
| Maximum Class Size
| Exam Board Fee Included
| Class Times
Full time 12:00 - 21:00 Monday to Friday
The CELTA course gave me an opportunity to develop and improve my teaching skills. I have learnt a lot of useful techniques which I definitely will apply in my practice as a teacher. I strongly recommend this course even to very experienced teachers.
The course really came up to my expectations. The tutors were well prepared and very helpful. I would recommend this Training Centre to everybody willing to do CELTA. The staff turned out to be professional and capable of assisting me whenever I needed any help.
A good course. It gives people who are new to the teaching profession the basic input and first practice in teaching English. To experienced teachers, especially those who feel tired or stuck in a rut, it offers a fresh look at and new enthusiasm for teaching. A very positive, refreshing experience.
The course was very intensive but well worth the time and effort I put in it. Both the input sessions and teaching practice slots, followed by peer and tutor feedback, gave me a lot of insight into how young learners learn and what we as teachers can do to ensure optimal conditions for them to benefit from English lessons. I recommend it to all teachers with no or very little experience in teaching young learners.
The CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is intended for those without previous experience in ELT and for teachers with some experience but no previous training in ELT.
Success in the CELTA has enabled many candidates to obtain their first teaching position and the course is highly regarded by employers as providing sound, initial training. It has a strong practical bias, with daily teaching practice. The CELTA is recognised internationally and over 7000 people take the course every year worldwide.
Admission requirements: The course is open to both native speakers of English and those whose first language is not English. In either case a high level of proficiency in written and spoken English is required. Candidates are usually university graduates. Participants must be at least 20 years old by the date of the start of the course.
Course Content: The course consists of 120 hours including input and tuition (demonstration and discussion of teaching techniques plus language awareness activities); daily teaching practice; observation of experienced teachers. Specific areas covered are:
Language analysis and awareness
The learner, the teacher and the teaching/learning context
Planning for effective teaching of adult learners
Classroom management and teaching skills for teaching English to adults
Resources and materials for teaching English to adults
Professional development for teachers of English to adults
Assessment: Teaching practice is assessed by the course tutors continuously. There are also four written assignments, with a practical orientation. Participants are required to keep a portfolio of their work throughout the course. Successful candidates will receive one of three grades: PASS, PASS "B" and PASS "A".
Accommodation will be paid for directly to the school upon arrival.
Single room in a shared apartment, no meals.
This option is open to teacher trainees and is in a furnished, shared flat. Sheets and bedding are provided and participants have their own bedroom. A communal living room is an option in some flats. A washing machine is provided. Distance from the centre varies, but no more than 15-20 minutes by tram or bus.
Price is approx. GBP 220 for a 4-week period.
Single accommodation (approx. 370 GBP) or hotel accommodation is also available on request.
School Details - Katowice
The school is well-established, with a main school in Katowice and a branch in Opole. Dedicated to quality in all areas of operations, it has become an authorised Cambridge ESOL Exam Centre. It's long history and strong reputation means it is well-recognised in the local market. As well as being an affiliate of IHWO, the school has been granted other quality accreditation 'Kuratorium' (the Polish state institution for education). Rather than specialising in a particular area of English teaching, the school offers a wide variety of courses.
The school is located close to the city centre, and can offer comfortable classrooms, a teachers' room, a well-stocked resource area and all the expected facilities, including interactive whiteboards, WiFi and computer access available. There is also a comfortable lobby with a fire place, tea/cold drinks bufet and a library. A small patio garden is available in spring and summer.
Full time 12:00 - 21:00 Monday to Friday
Help for Jobs
The situation for newly qualified teachers in Poland is seen to be really quite good. Schools start recruiting in about June for positions starting in late September. If your personality and performance on the course fits the school's requirements, it may also be possible to pick up work there on completion of the course. The school also co-operates with recruitment services which supply jobs all over the world.
How to Apply
1. Choose the start date which interests you. If you’re still unsure, please choose an approximate date for now – you will be able to specify later.
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3. Download the application form and save it on your computer.
4. Complete it offline in your own time
5. Go back to www.cactustefl.com, sign in and submit your completed form.
You can also submit an application by email. We will explain how to do this on the application form. Please contact us if you have any problems with the application procedure.
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