Calcutta or Kolkata as it is now called was the erstwhile capital of India before it was shifted to New Delhi. Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, owes its birth to Sir Job Charnock, who had bought 3 villages for a paltry sum of money. Kolkata’s colonial legacy is visible in its innumerable heritage buildings, club culture, love for English music and Anglo Indian food.
Situated as the only metro city in the east of the country, Kolkata is known as the cultural capital of India. Artists of every genre of creative art consider the Kolkatans to be a knowledgeable audience.
One can explore the national museum and art galleries along with luxury shopping malls like Quest. You have the modern and the not so modern jostling for space in this city. One can take a walk over the Howrah Bridge, an engineering marvel built in 1943, often referred to as the world’s busiest bridge; or take an evening cruise along the river and behold all the heritage building along the shores, 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.
The people of Kolkata are known for their love of food. Essentially fish and rice eaters but the Bengali(as the people of this state are referred to) will experiment with Chinese, Mughal, Mexican, Italian, Indian and very recently even Japanese. Innumerable restaurants compete for ratings along with most delectable street food.
The state of West Bengal is richly endowed with the Himalaya mountains to the north, forests to the south and the sea to the south east. Getting away on the weekends to Darjeeling (yes, famous for the Darjeeling tea) or to the Sunderbans (home to the Royal Bengal tiger) or to Digha for some sun and sand is easy.
It is easy to get distracted by the exterior of the city but we invite you to do the TEFL Course I Kolkata and connect with its soul and return with memories to last you a lifetime.
The TEFL Course site is close to the Netaji Subhash International Airport. It is situated in Salt Lake, the most modern part of town. The TEFL school is located in Signet Tower, Block GN,Sector5, Salt Lake City, Kolkata. Salt Lake is divided into sectors, each being self sufficient in terms of convenience of living with restaurants, groceries and malls. It is well connected by all modes of road transport with the underground coming up soon.
The city mostly has a tropical climate. May and June are summer months with temperatures rising beyond 40*C, July, Aug and Sept are rainy months, October to December are pleasant months, winters in late December and January are mild.
Kolkata 2019 Course Dates:
3rd June – 28th June
8th July – 2nd August
2nd September – 27th September
2nd December – 24th December
Kolkata 2020 Course Dates:
6th January- 31st January
3rd February- 28th February
6th April-1st May
6th July -31st July
7th September- 1st October
23rd November- 28th December
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.
Advance $600 + $ 999
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer. You are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements. The course coordinator may be contacted in advance and he will help you arrange for the best available option. Accommodation for a month on an average may be close to $300 – 350.
- Oyo Rooms
- Air bnb
- Guest House
- Paying Guest
The tariff ranges from $10 to $45 per night depending on the type of accommodation, single or shared occupancy and facilities. Once the initial deposit is made one may contact the Course Coordinator immediately to arrange for accommodation.