School Details - Warsaw
Our school in Warsaw has been a major force in English language teaching in Poland for 23 years. A PASE accredited language school, standards have always been a priority and thus the choice to become a Cambridge English Examination Centre in 2009 was a natural one. Since August 2013, the school has enjoyed Platinum Status and is now seeking to extend its respected Teacher Training Centre in the same manner.
The centre is fully equipped with everything that you will need to plan and teach your lessons - from computer, photocopying and reference facilities to practical items such as paper, markers and coursebooks.
We have two neighbouring venues, both a short walk (15 minutes) from the Warszawa Centralny train station. The first is on Sedziowska Street, a three level semi-detached building which houses the teacher's room and all of the facilities for CELTA. Our school boasts an excellent library with over 3,400 books, including multiple copies of key titles and this is housed on Sedziowska Street. A kitchen is also available if you want to prepare your own food - although the location of the school in downtown Warsaw means you are never short of lunch options!
The course is our implementation of the Cambridge CELTA syllabus. The CELTA is a demanding and absorbing program but ultimately extremely rewarding. By immersing participants in the practice of language teaching, rather than relying on a purely theoretical approach, graduates are able to teach effective lessons with minimal support - anywhere in the world.
Thanks to the University of Cambridge's rigorous quality management and standards, every CELTA course worldwide is 'the same' - what makes them differ is the crucial relationship that candidates enjoy with one another and the tutors, which is also a distinct feature of our online courses. As a result, our tutors are always happy to answer any questions you may have prior to the course and ensure that you are ready to hit the ground running in week 1!
Note that this is a blended course: the entire online course takes 13 weeks, which inlcudes a 15-day Teaching Practice module (14th-28th July) in Warsaw, Poland.
The Teaching Practice module in Warsaw includes: observations of experienced teachers, assisted lesson planning, peer observations, assessed teaching (8 lessons of 45 minutes each), feedback sessions, mini input sessions (workshops) and individual tutorials.
Course participants attend the course online. They log into the Cambridge CELTA Online platform at any time convenient to them. There are also fixed online group sessions with the Tutor (Saturday 18:00-19:15 CET) every week or every other week.
The participants complete 1 written assignment (out of 4) during this time.
Average time for online study during this stage: 6-8 hours/week.
Weeks 8-9: 14th July - 28th July, 2017
Course participants spend 15 days completing their Teaching Practice in Warsaw at Lang. It includes observations of experienced teachers, assisted lesson planning, peer observations, assessed teaching (8 lessons of 45 minutes each), feedback sessions, mini input sessions (workshops) and individual tutorials.
14th-15th July / Friday-Saturday
17th-21st July / Monday Friday
24th-28th July / Monday-Friday
Training day: 9:30-17:00 (incl. a lunchtime break)
The online work continues during this time but is not as intensive.
Average time for online study during this stage: 2-3 hours/week.
After the Warsaw module, the participants complete the rest of the online modules, submit the remaining 3 written assignments (which they have already started working on in Warsaw) and take part in 2 online group sessions with the Tutor (Saturday 18:00-19:15 CET).
Average time for online study during this stage: 4-5 hours/week.
15 weeks online, incl. 3 weeks face-to-face in Warsaw
FACE-TO-FACE: Teaching Practice in Warsaw | 2 July - 20 July 2018 (Monday-Friday)
Help for Jobs
Whether through the school itself, which employs over 300 teachers all over the country, or in one of their extensive network of partner schools, jobs within Poland are never far away. Tutors with varied and considerable international experience are on hand to provide advice on working on 4 continents - and we are working on Antartica!
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.
2. Register your details with Cactus TEFL (1 minute) to help us track your application.
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.