We’ve been a major centre for the Cambridge CELTA since the late 1980s, and have run hundreds of courses, training thousands of teachers. When we made the transition to 100% online delivery in spring 2020, it was vital that we maintained our high standard. Thank to that, and our strong reputation worldwide, we’ve run full courses monthly since then, and have honed our approach to providing top-notch CELTA training.
You might want a window into what that’s like. One way to get a taste is to listen to recent ‘graduates’ of our online CELTA, as they give advice to anyone considering doing the course in this format. In the video below you'll see former trainees talking with Senior Trainer Neil Anderson via the Zoom platform, which is what we use for all live-interactive elements of the course (teaching practice, feedback, assisted lesson planning, input and tutorials). By the way that’s Dan Foyster in the top right frame– He was one of the trainers on that course.
Budapest is the hub or a primary destination for a number of discount airlines, and otherwise a major airport in the region, so it’s easy to get here from just about anywhere.
IH Budapest is located near a main transport hub, so it’s easy to get to by metro and tram from just about anywhere in Budapest. Most CELTA trainees have a “commute” of maximum 20 minutes, with some just taking a short stroll to the school.
There are lots of eateries within minutes of the school. Along with Arriba (tacos, burritos and other Mexican fast food) just next to the school entrance, other popular places include Sandwich Guru (in Mammut shopping centre across the street) and the falafel place facing Széll Kálmán tér. There are tons of coffee shops, including of course Starbucks (two locations nearby).
There are several supermarkets within minutes—one in the basement of Mammut shopping centre across the street, another at street level also across the street, and several others a bit further away.
For that time when we will be able to welcome you face-to-face to Budapest, we will help finding accommodation for anyone who requests it. Flats through us cost around 115.000 Ft per person in a share, 155.000 Ft for a single, including utilities, for a four-week period.
Aside from flats available through us, there’s a huge range in the AirBnB market, with prices from about 200 euros a week for a single or cosy share in the off season and upwards. A room in a shared apartment can be significantly cheaper.