English Teacher Training Wroclaw
About the English Teacher Training Centre in Wroclaw, Poland
Since its opening in 1994, the Wroclaw school has quickly become one of central Europe's foremost teacher training centres. Over the past 20 years it has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in and has built a team of highly experienced, dedicated trainers.
The relatively low cost of living in Wroclaw means that the centre can offer one of the lowest fees in the world.
The teacher training centre is housed in modern premises very close to the city centre. There are eleven classrooms, a teachers’ room and resource centre with computer facilities, and a small students’ library. There also is a library for the teachers and teacher training students with methodology and resource books, and photocopying facilities.
There are several cafés and restaurants in the school building as well as lots of them the main town square just a few minutes’ walk away. In the school itself there are drinks machines at reception and a kitchen with fridge, kettle, etc.
The centre provides careers advice, with help on finding employment, and updates on vacancies in connected schools in Poland and around the world.
The school is professional but relaxed, which means that it’s easy to interact with and get to know some of our regular teaching staff, some of whom you are likely to observe during the course, and some of whom—who knows—could be your colleagues someday.
The centre can provide help with economically-priced accommodation in apartments within easy reach of the school.
Find a TEFL Job Post CELTA
As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website www.teflwork.com. TEFLwork is a platform only for qualified English teachers and will allow you to find work both at home and abroad with your newly gained CELTA certificate.
Accommodation is usually in a furnished apartment with a private bedroom, the kitchen and bathroom being shared with another course participant or with the permanent occupant. All apartments are equipped with a washing machine, fridge etc., and an internet connection.
The cost of such shared accommodation is usually about 1,600 PLN for a four-week period; prices increase for single or more sophisticated options. Cheaper options may also be available, depending on the time of year and how early you apply.
Single accommodation or hostel/hotel accommodation can also be arranged at 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 - just let us know in advance. If this is not possible, we will help you find temporary accommodation for the days in question.
Wroclaw and Surroundings
How do you say ‘Wroclaw’? if you’re familiar with the international phonetic alphabet, it looks something like this: /ˈvrɒtswəf/. For everyone else, it’s pronounced like ‘Vrots-wav’.
The historical city of Wroclaw 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!
Having absorbed Bohemian, Austrian and Prussian influences, the city has a unique architectural and cultural make-up, symbolised by its magnificent market square (rynek) with its ancient town hall surrounded by brightly decorated houses. Some say it is the most beautiful rynek in Poland.
In the hot summer months this is the ideal place to sit at one of the many open-air cafes. Wroclaw’s location on the Odra River, with its 12 islands, 130 bridges and riverside parks, is idyllic, and the beautifully preserved Cathedral Island is a treat for lovers of Gothic architecture.
But Wrocław is not just a pretty face. It is Poland’s fourth-largest city and the major industrial, commercial and educational centre for the region; virtually everything in southwestern Poland starts, finishes or is taking place in Wroclaw. At the same time, it’s a lively cultural centre, with several theatres, major festivals, rampant nightlife and a large student community.
Within easy reach of Wroclaw by bus or train are peaceful rural walking trails, excellent winter ski slopes and the major cities of Prague, Berlin, Krakow and Budapest. Today, Wroclaw is a prosperous cultural and economic centre and any fun loving, culture seeking teacher should be able to find something here to satisfy his or her tastes.