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Calcutta, or “Kolkata” as it’s now officially known, is famous for its literary, artistic and cultural heritage. Once India’s capital city, Kolkata is still home to exquisite buildings, museums and galleries. Held in high esteem by locals and known as the ‘City of Joy’, Calcutta offers an unforgettable experience for anyone who takes our TEFL certification course here.
Along with Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, Kolkata is one of the four main cities in India. During colonial rule it was the headquarters for the British Raj and Victorian architecture of that age can be seen from many points in the city. Kolkata is also commonly referred to as India’s intellectual capital.
The city offers plenty of activities for trainees during their free time. Trainees can tour the worldwide headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission or marvel at the British-built, Victoria Monument, with its complex waterways and vibrant gardens. While there, trainees can visit one of the largest trees in the world: a 200-year-old Banyan tree with a circumference of nearly 1,000 ft.
Combine the city’s rich history with its wonderful attractions and delectable cuisine, and you’ll conclude that you’ve made the right decision to take your TEFL certification course with TEFL International in Calcutta.
In addition to certifying trainees as TEFL teachers, we also offer worldwide lifetime job support so we can help course graduates find teaching work in India or anywhere else there is demand for qualified EFL teachers.
Apply now, and you could soon be living and teaching right in the heart of incredible India.
The page links below will direct you to helpful information about accommodation, course fees, starting dates and more. We encourage you to read over those pages and contact us with any further questions you may have. If we’re online, please feel free to open up a chat line and we’ll answer your questions immediately.
Calcutta, or “Kolkata” as it’s known within India, is fast becoming a popular tourist destination.
Our TEFL training center is located in the heart of the city. The building itself features large classrooms and is fully equipped to provide you with every tool you need to study, plan lessons and successfully complete the course. The friendly atmosphere is suitable for learning: quiet, relaxing and comfortable.
With the help of our experienced training staff, you’ll deliver lessons to real EFL students who do not speak English as their native language. Students are enthusiastic and provide a supportive environment in which to learn the skills needed to become an effective teacher. In addition to the trainers and students, our office staff are helpful, diligent and will make every effort to provide you with assistance throughout your training.
We also have a high-speed Internet cafe on the premises. Use of our computers is affordable and generally available 24 hours a day. While you’ll be charged for personal use of the internet, you won’t be charged for anything related to lesson planning or updating your resume. Of course, you’re welcome to bring your laptop and we encourage you to do so.
Just a few minutes from our facilities, you will find a vast selection of cafés, restaurants and pubs, as well as a wide variety of shopping outlets. Laundry and other services are close, and public transport is affordable so getting around won’t present a problem.
If you have any questions about our TEFL training course in India, please feel free to chat with us online by opening a chat line. If we are not available, please contact usApply Now!
At the TEFL training course in Calcutta, we offer comfortable accommodation options for the duration of your stay. You’ll have a private room and share the apartment with one or two fellow trainees. Apartments are incredibly affordable. You can choose from the following options:
Once you’ve confirmed your seat on the course by making your deposit payment, you’ll be able to choose your preferred accommodation option. If you have any questions, please feel free to chat with us online by opening a chat line. If we are not available, please contact us.Apply Now!
What are the course fees?Expand
Deposit: US$ 600 Balance: US$ 990
(For the most up-to-date currency exchange rates, please visit: www.xe.com.)
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 Calcutta (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.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
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.
What travel documents will I need for india?Expand
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.
What is the course schedule?Expand
The initial orientation is usually on Sunday evening prior to the course start date at 6:00 p.m. The first class will take place on Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. The full course schedule will also be provided on Monday morning. Sessions generally run between 9:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. with appropriate breaks throughout the day.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
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.
Is there a dress code?Expand
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.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
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.
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