School Details - Wroclaw
The historical city of Wrocław is a fantastic location to take a training course. This dynamic, charming place truly has something for everyone. You will want to come back to enjoy it properly once your course is over.
Since its opening in 1994 the centre in Wrocław has quickly become one of central Europe's foremost teacher training centres. Over these years they have earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in what we do and built a team of highly experienced, dedicated trainers.
The school is housed in modern premises in the centre of the city in the Old Town. There are 11 classrooms on 3 floors. There is a teachers� room, a library with methodology and resource books, photocopying facilities, Internet and Wi-Fi access and a self-access room with computers and printer. All the materials and facilities are provided free of charge. A kitchen is also available although the location of the school in the strict centre means a great selection of lunch options.
The Cambridge CELTA is the most popular and widely recognised initial qualification in teaching English as a foreign language. It is about understanding the principles of effective teaching and learning practical teaching skills.
Success in the CELTA has enabled many candidates to obtain their first teaching position and has long been considered the basic requirement for teaching English to adults worldwide. The course is highly regarded by employers around the world as providing sound, initial training and has been accredited at level 5 on the UK National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This is the qualification you want to have if you plan to seek employment as an English language teacher in a quality language school.
It is an introductory course and is designed for people with little or no previous teaching experience and for teachers with experience who have no formal training.
The course is open to native speakers of English and to people whose first language is not English. However, the applicants are required to have a very high standard of English (C1-C2 level).
The course we offer is an intensive 4-weeks course and consists of:
� Daily input sessions and seminars;
� Daily teaching practice with students;
� Feedback and discussion sessions with tutors;
� Supervised lesson planning;
� Observation of experienced teachers;
� Writing four assignments on practical teaching areas;
Apart from giving you invaluable hands-on teaching experience CELTA training will help you:
� Understand the principles and practice of effective teaching;
� Learn more about how the English language works;
� Acquire a range of practical skills for teaching English;
� Develop basic skills for teaching and build your confidence in the classroom;
� Choose appropriate resources to use for teaching, testing and reference purposes.
This depends on when the course takes place. We currently have two timetables: 9.00 � 17.00 or 12.00 � 20.00.
A typical day on the course from Monday to Friday, as follows:
� 09.00 � 11.00 Teaching Practice (TP)
� 11.15 � 12.00 Feedback
� 12.00 � 13.00 Lunch
� 13.00 � 16.00 Input Sessions
� 16.00 � 17.00 Assisted Lesson Planning ()
� 12.00 � 15.00 Input Sessions
� 15.15 � 16.00 Feedback
� 16.00 � 17.00 Assisted Lesson Planning (Tutors available for guidance)
� 17.00 � 18.00 Lunch/Dinner
� 18.00 � 20.00 Teaching Practice (TP)
(This schedule may be subject to minor changes from course to course)
If you would like the Teacher Training Centre to help you find accommodation, you can ask for it on the application form. It can be provided in furnished flats shared with another course participant or usual tenants of the apartment. Each participant has an independent single or double room, with the kitchen and bathroom being shared. The flats are equipped with a washing machine, fridge etc. and an Internet connection is provided in most cases. The cost of such accommodation can be up to1000 PLN (about GBP 200) for a 4-week period. Cheaper options may also be available, depending on the time of year and how early you apply.
Single accommodation, hostel or hotel accommodation or other special accommodation is also available on request, at an extra cost.
Accommodation is usually available on the Sunday before the course starts and should be vacated on the Saturday after the course ends. However, it is often possible to arrive earlier or leave later; you just need to notify us in advance. If this is not possible, we will help you find different accommodation for the extra days.
Monday - Friday from 9.00 - 17.00 or 12.00 - 20.00
The course was demanding and intensive. I learned a lot and am glad I took it.
- Tomasz Janiewicz -
It is intensive, hard work, but not beyond someone who is dedicated's capabilities. I believe it is everything it should be, and thoroughly worth doing.
- Peter Jennings -
I really enjoyed the school and the trainers were absolutely great!! All the resources we needed were there and the trainers helped us in every way possible. I was very happy with the way the courses were designed and I would definetely further recommend the course.
- Susanna Hoelscher -
Help for Jobs
We do our best to give you as much help as we can. The course includes a session about finding work, and we have notice-boards with adverts from prospective employers worldwide, including those from all our schools around the world. Other schools in the region know we run training courses and often advertise for teachers with us. As a graduate of this centre, you can also take advantage of Recruitment Services offered by the Word Organization we belong to.
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/October. 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. TEFL Job opportunities do exist still in the autumn, winter or even spring but your choice of schools will be more restricted.
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.