Take a TEFL/TESOL Course in India
Our 4-week, in-class TEFL/TESOL course is located in Calcutta
Also known as Kolkata or the ‘City of Joy’, Calcutta is a perfect location for our training center in India as it is the cultural heart of the country. More info
Welcome to India
The grand city of Calcutta is the perfect introduction to this vibrant country!
With a long and colorful history, the former capital of the British Raj showcases both the old and new of Calcutta. More info

TEFL TESOL Courses in Kolkata

Kolkata, known as the ‘City of Joy’, offers our tefl/tesol students an experience never to be forgotten. This large city was once famous for being the headquarters of the British Raj during their colonial rule in India. In more recent times the city has become famous for its literary, cultural and artistic achievements and is home to a number of the country’s most beautiful galleries and museum buildings. The city of Kolkata is also regarded as India’s intellectual capital and is one of the country’s four major cities, along with Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai.

During your stay there are many places to visit and explore including Howrah Bridge which was built in 1943 and is regarded as the busiest bridge in the world and the Ramakrishna Temple which is the worldwide centre of the Ramakrishna mission. You will also be amazed by the gardens and waterways found at the Victoria Monument and the world’s second largest botanical gardens, where you can discover one of the world’s largest trees, a 200 year old Banyan tree covering 1.2 hectares with a perimeter of 304 meters.

Together with Kolkata’s rich cultural history and the finest cuisine throughout India it is easy to understand the appeal India has to TEFL/TESOL students.

TEFL/TESOL Courses in India

Our TEFL/TESOL courses in India are becoming increasingly popular. The certificate you are awarded after the completion of your course is a widely regarded qualification, allowing you to teach English in India and anywhere else in the world. Studying an ITTT course in India provides you with the opportunity of a lifetime to experience life in an amazing and energetic city.

Kolkata’s Climate

Kolkata experiences a varied climate from very hot to quite cool. Temperatures in the summer months (May and June) range between 24-42 °C (75-108 °F). Temperatures in the winter months (December and January) range between 8-26 °C (47-79 °F). The city is generally quite humid throughout the year, particularly during the rainy season which lasts from June to September.

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The School

Located in the city centre, our TEFL/TESOL building is well equipped with large, spacious classrooms and all the teaching resources and equipment you will require during your course. Our school has a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere which provides a comfortable and professional study environment.

Our course students are all native English speakers or fluent English speakers and come to us from a variety of different countries around the world. All our course tutors are highly qualified and experienced.

Our course support team are polite, helpful and welcoming. They are here to assist you with whatever you may need for the duration of your course, both inside the classroom and outside in the city.

TEFL/TESOL Course Services – Kolkata

On the site of our TEFL/TESOL school we have an internet café with high speed internet and computers available throughout the day at a cost of Rs.25 per hour. We have one computer available which can be used free of charge for lesson planning and CV/resume building. This computer is not connected to the internet.

You will find a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars just a short walk from our training centre. In addition, you will also find launderettes and internet cafes close by. Getting around the city is easy as there is plenty of public transport available at a low cost.

Accommodation

ITTT can offer our course students a variety of comfortable and reasonably priced accommodation options for the duration of your course in Kolkata. Currently our accommodation options are:

Option A - Shared Apartment (US$ 200 for 4 weeks). Features include:

  • Private room
  • Basic furniture with a single bed
  • Shared toilet
  • Air conditioning
  • 3 course students share one apartment
  • Transport provided, free of charge, to and from school

Option B - Shared Apartment (US$ 300 for 4 weeks). Features include:

  • Private room
  • Basic furniture with a single bed
  • Private toilet
  • Air conditioning
  • 3 course students share one apartment
  • Transport provided, free of charge, to and from school

The accommodation is situated near a range of local restaurants and street vendors who provide delicious, yet cheap Indian food. Nearby shops also offer reasonably priced bottled water, coffee, tea, soft drinks and snacks.

If you wish for a guest to stay in your room this needs to be arranged beforehand with the school manager. Please contact us if you are expecting any friends or family to visit you during your course as we will be happy to assist with any necessary arrangements.

Course dates

2019

  • 3 June 2019 - 28 June
  • 8 July 2019 - 2 August
  • 2 September 2019 - 27 September
  • 2 December 2019 - 24 December

Course fees

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.

 

Deposit
US$ 600
to be paid in advance
+
Balance
US$ 990
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

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.

from
US$ 10
(to be paid on arrival)
to
US$ 45
(to be paid on arrival)

per night

4 weeks in-class course in Kolkata
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$ 1590
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?

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    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.

  • What are my accommodation options?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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.