We offer a world-renowned TEFL / TESOL certification course in Kolkata that prepares you for teaching English overseas, or in your home country. Our TEFL certification courses last for four weeks and have a very practical emphasis. There is no need to speak any language other than English, as our courses concentrate on training you to teach English with the international standard communicative approach – where English is the only language used in the classroom.
This is the most practical and fundamental area of any TEFL training course. During the teaching practice sessions, trainees have the opportunity to teach real students of English and put into practice the skills learnt during the theoretical parts of the course.
2) Foreign Language Experience
During the course, trainees receive instruction in an unknown foreign language to help them reflect on the experience of being a learner. This session is extremely useful in creating empathy between the teacher and student and should help trainees to direct their own teaching.
3) Language Awareness
a) This area focuses on grammar and covers subjects such as parts of speech, the structure of tenses, conditionals and modals and other common grammar points. During these sessions trainees learn about these subjects as well as ways to teach them to their future students in the classroom.
b) This area also looks at the subject of phonology and covers phonemics, word and sentence stress, intonation and connected speech.
4) Student Profile
For this part of the course, each trainee is required to work with an individual student in order to work on things such as rapport building, error analysis, correction techniques and addressing individual student needs. Three meetings with the student are required to complete the profile, after which the trainee completes a one-to-one lesson with their student. The final stage is the completion of a written report regarding the lesson.
5) Teaching Techniques
This component of the course covers areas such as:
6) Materials Project
All trainees are required to create their own set of materials to be used during the teaching practice. These materials will be useful in future teaching environments and will help to instill the benefits of creativity and resourcefulness in relation to your lesson planning. The materials should be easily portable, durable and adaptable for different lesson points.
Once you have created your materials project you will present it to a course trainer and demonstrate how it will be used in the classroom. Your trainer will then provide advice and suggestions on how they can be improved and how they could be used in another context.
All applications from candidates aged 18 (younger ages may be considered in exceptional circumstances) and above will be considered for our English teaching courses. Our in-class TEFL courses are intensive, four-week programs; however, all trainees should still have sufficient time to explore the local area, experience the culture and to meet new people. Also, individual course organizers will often arrange leisure activities for our trainees so they can socialize in their spare time and make the most of their experience.
The first step in enrolling on our TEFL course is to complete a free application. If you are at least 18 years of age and speak English fluently, you are eligible to apply for the course. The application is brief and we will send you a prompt reply. Once approved, you will receive additional information about the course content and schedule, your accommodation options, travel arrangements, as well as payment options and more.
Apply today to our TEFL course in Kolkata and you will be on your way to starting an exciting new career as an EFL teacher. However, completing your training in Kolkata doesn’t mean you have to stay in India. If you would like to move on after the course we can help you find a job nearly anywhere in the world as our certificates are accredited worldwide.
The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) PayPal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
Known as the ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is well-known for its artistic, literary and cultural heritage. As India’s former capital, the city is home to many fine buildings, museums and galleries. While here, you can take a walk over the Howrah Bridge, an engineering marvel built in 1943, often referred to as the world’s busiest bridge; you can visit the Ramakrishna Temple, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission worldwide and marvel at the Victoria Memorial, the city’s pride and joy, with its extensive historical collections, fascinating architecture and beautiful waterways and gardens.
This truly is a wonderful city that has much to offer students both during and after their training course. The TEFL certificate you will receive is fully recognised as a top quality qualification that will allow you to teach english in india and worldwide. Once you have completed the course you will also benefit from our lifetime assistance finding teaching jobs. Combine this with some of the best food in the whole of India and the city’s rich cultural heritage and you can see why Kolkata is a great choice of location for a tefl certification course.
Our TEFL training facility is located right in the centre of this fascinating city. The building is well equipped with spacious rooms and all the resources and materials that you are likely to need during your course.
There are two accommodation options available in Kolkata. They are both shared apartments with three single bedrooms. Both have single beds with all the basic furniture required and are equipped with air conditioning. Transportation to and from the school is provided free of charge for both apartments.
The course fees listed on our website are inclusive of course-related lessons, materials, teaching practice, assessments, certificates, references, lifetime job assistance and more. We have no hidden costs or extra charges so the prices you see on the site are the prices you will pay.
The ITTT training centre is situated right in the heart of the city and is fully-equipped with all you will need to successfully complete the course. The building has large and spacious classrooms complete with extensive facilities and teaching resources to help you plan and present your lessons. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly which provides a comfortable and suitable learning environment.
Your fellow TEFL course students will come from a variety of different countries around the world (although all will be either native English speakers or fluent in English). All our course trainers are experienced and qualified professionals and, along with our support staff, will make every effort to help you with whatever you require during your stay in India, both inside and outside the classroom.
As well as our other classroom facilities, you will also find an internet café (with high speed internet) located on the school premises. Computers are generally available 24 hours a day at a cost of Rs.25 per hour. One computer is not connected to the internet and is available for use at all times, free of charge (this computer is especially useful for lesson preparation or if you wish to write your CV/resume).
Within a few minutes’ walk of the TEFL training centre, you will find a wide selection of bars, cafes and restaurants, as well as plenty of shopping options. Other facilities such as internet cafes and laundries are also nearby. Public transport is relatively cheap and plentiful so getting around this large city shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
ITTT is able to offer our trainees comfortable and well-furnished accommodation at very affordable rates while attending their TEFL course in Kolkata. These are the current options available:
The area surrounding the accommodation has a wide variety of restaurants and street vendors that offer tasty and inexpensive Indian style food. Bottled water, coffee, tea, soft drinks and a range of snacks can also be bought at very affordable prices from shops in the immediate vicinity of the guest house.
Unfortunately, guests are not permitted to stay in your room without prior agreement with the school manager. If you are likely to have a friend or family member visit you during the TEFL course, please let us know and we will be happy to help with the arrangements.
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
You are not obliged to use the accommodation provided by the school and you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.
Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Kolkata itself.
The balance of course fees is payable via credit card before, or on the first day of the course. Bank transfers are also accepted but must be completed at least two weeks before the first day of the course. Participants with checking accounts in the US may pay by personal check, but payments must be cleared within two weeks of the course’s start date.
Fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation, accreditation fees and lifetime job assistance.
Shared Apartments (Standard US$ 200; Premium US$ 300): You will have an individual room in a shared apartment with two other trainees. Apartments are air conditioned with basic furnishings and a shared bathroom. Transportation to and from the center is provided free of charge.
Both options are available from the Wednesday before the course begins and prices are for a four week stay. If you would like to choose your accommodation independently, you are welcome to do so.
We can also recommend some guesthouses near the school or anywhere within the city. Costs around US$ 25 per day or US$ 700 a month; all rooms have air-conditioning, en suite bathroom, room service and cleaning service.
All visitors to India are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after their arrival date. Visitors to India from the United Kingdom, North America, Australia and New Zealand can stay in India for a maximum of 180 days with a tourist visa which they need to get from their home country and this can easily be extended. Citizens from all other countries should contact their local consulate to obtain current travel regulations.*
* As this information is subject to change at any time, we advise you to contact your local consulate for current travel regulations prior to planning your trip. For more information on obtaining visas please check with your local Indian consulate or embassy.
The class starts on Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. The full course schedule will also be provided on the morning of the first Monday. Sessions are generally between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with breaks in between throughout the day.
Lessons are based upon real teaching resources found all over the world and you will have the chance to create your own materials as well. You will receive the aid of your course trainer throughout lesson planning and receive immediate feedback on your lesson after it’s been delivered. Practicum is assessed and a satisfactory assessment is required to earn your TEFL/TESOL certificate.
For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there is only one specific dress requirement: Both men and women should have a shirt covering their shoulders. The course operates from within a school so we ask you to be mindful of this, as well as being mindful of your peers and to respect the fact that you are a visitor in another country.
During teaching practice there are specific requirements that adhere to the local dress code. All trainees are expected to dress professionally according to the following guidelines:
Women: Shoulders should be covered, blouses with sleeves are suggested. No low-cut necklines, very short skirts or bare midriffs. Open-toed shoes are acceptable, but not hiking or flip-flop sandals.
Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required, jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, although a tie is not required. Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable. Long hair should always be tied back.
Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as well. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.