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TESOL Course in Kolkata


Popular among all due to its warmth and soul, Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is the “city of joy” and one of the prime locations for the 3 weeks extensive TEFL program offered by the reputable Asian College of Teachers. One of the busiest cosmopolitan cities, Kolkata is properly connected through rail, air and road.

For pursuing the course you have to pay a reasonable price of 55,000 INR + 18% GST. You can also avail accommodation at a minimal cost near the institution; accommodation can be of two types – shared accommodation (apartment style) and guest house accommodation. Nonetheless, you need not opt for accommodation if you stay in the same city.

While you take this highly functional course that includes both the theoretical and practical aspects of real time classroom teaching, you also get the opportunity to visit the beautiful British remains, the parks, museums and other interesting locales of the city. Some of the must visit places of Kolkata include the Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Marble Palace, Eden Gardens, Dakhineshwar Temple, Kalighat Kali Temple, Maidan, Science City, Nicco Park, and many more. You can get a cab or can also use local transport like train, bus or metro to visit these places.


23rd Apr - 11th May 2018
4th Jun - 22nd Jun 2018
9th Jul - 27th Jul 2018
3rd Sep - 21st Sep 2018
19th Nov - 7th Dec 2018

History of the city

Job Charnock, agent of East India Company anchored on the east bank of the Ganga in August 1690 to found the city. Calcutta is situated in eastern India on the east bank of the River Hooghly. There were three large villages along the east bank of the river Ganges, named, Sutanuti, Gobindapur and Kalikata that were bought by the British and the Mughal emperor permitted the East India Company to trade in return for an annual payment of Rs. 3,000/-.

The documented history of Kolkata, however, starts from the arrival of the British East India Company in 1690. After London, Kolkata was British Empire’s second city of pride. In 1772, the city was declared the capital of British India. Gradually Kolkata became the center of Indian Independence Movement. In 1905, the partition of Bengal resulted in widespread public protest and boycott of British goods. These activities, forced the British to move their capital to New Delhi in 1911. 

In 2001, Calcutta was officially renamed Kolkata. 

Kolkata is the “City Of Palaces” as it has been known since the 18th century. The city is a standing museum of 3000 years of architecture, with a great variety of styles. 

This city has completed its three hundred years of its establishment. 

The city now is a symbol of vibrancy and creativity with all the modern amenities along with a leisurely life style and enduring charm. 


Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, a metropolitan city is situated in eastern India at 22°33'N 88°20'E. The River Hooghly, a tributary of the River Ganga runs south through the state of West Bengal and flows into the Bay of Bengal. 


The city of Kolkata is situated where the river Hooghly merges into the Bay of Bengal. Kolkata has a tropical climate and has four seasons – spring, summer, monsoon and winter.

Spring is short between mid- February to mid April with temperatures ranging between 30- 35°C. Summers from mid- April to mid- June, are hot and the humidity nears saturation with the maximum temperature exceeding 40 °C. This is the most unpleasant period of the year. The monsoons are timely and heavy with the rains lashing the city between June and September and temperatures drop to the range of 25 °C - 35°C. It rains virtually every day. Winters are the best time to visit Kolkata, starting late October to early January. The temperature around New Year’s Eve can drop to 8°C at night but never below 15°C in the daytime. 


Kolkata or former Calcutta being the major hub for Business and foreign trade was the abode for people from different countries and religions which gave the city a cosmopolitan population in turn. Hindus being on the top, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, and Parsis; Buddhists etc. make up the rest of the population. Here people of all religions reside together in harmony. 


Kolkata enjoys a very good connectivity to the rest of the world. Reaching there is very easy as the city is well linked by Air, Rail and Road network.

The transport system of Kolkata is a mix of modern mass rapid transport and the old transport modalities like the rickshaws. The city is blessed with connections through the air, road, train and boat from almost every point of the country. Kolkata is well connected to the rest of India by the National Highways, the extensive network of the Indian Railways, and also by air. Most traffic to North-East India routes via Kolkata.

AirThe Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (IATA code: CCU) at Dum Dum (former Dum Dum airport) is the only airport in the city, operating both domestic and international flights. Most of the domestic airlines have direct services to and from Kolkata-Kolkata to other important cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Bangalore. International Airlines operating from the Airport include British Airways, KLM, Singapore Airlines, Thai, Biman, Royal Brunei Airlines and Royal Jordanian apart from Air India. 
Rail: The Kolkata has a good number of express and inter-state trains connecting major cities and railway hubs in India. The Indian Railways (IR) has several divisions of which the Eastern Railway and the South Eastern Railway are headquartered in Kolkata. There are two major railway stations in Kolkata- Howrah and Sealdah. Another major terminal has been built at Chitpur. Recently another terminal at Shalimar near Howrah started operating. Some intercity express trains start from there too. 
Road: Kolkata is very well linked and easily accessible by a large network of roads connecting every nook and corner of the country. Probably the most important road route of the country emerges from the city. The Grand Trunk road (G T Road) connects the city to the northern part of the country covering the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and many more. Kolkata is also a part of the renowned Golden Quadrilateral which provides seamless connectivity of the city to the other Metros of the country.

One can also avail of the other mode of conveyance such as auto rickshaw, taxi and ordinary or Deluxe or luxury coaches which are easily available and affordable too.

Ferries: The city is home to the Kolkata Port Trust which provides connectivity mainly to Port Blair. The efficient boat service of the city also connects to the important places on the other side of the river Ganges. 

Local transport in Kolkata

Bus: Kolkata has an extensive network of government run and privately owned buses. One can also avail of private-owned buses which are of two types - The regular ones and the mini-buses. 
Tram: Kolkata is the only city in India to have a tram network. Trams are operated by the Calcutta Tramways Company, a government of West Bengal Undertaking, popularly called CTC. 
Taxi: In Kolkata pre-paid taxis are very easily available. In recent past only air-conditioned cabs that are known as "Blue-Arrow” introduced in the city. 
Rickshaws and Auto-rickshaws: Rickshaws and auto rickshaws can be more commonly spotted in and around the city. 
Metro: Kolkata’s pride, India’s as well as South Asia’s first metro (underground railway) was introduced in 1984 that connects between southern and northern part of the city between Tollygunge and Dumdum. The track passes through the heart of the city. Some stations are well decorated with art works based on themes related to local area.