The English Language Teaching qualification of choice
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Thinking of teaching English as a foreign language?
Open up new opportunities at home or abroad with CELTA (Certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages). CELTA comes from a department of the University of Cambridge, and is one of the most widely recognised teaching qualifications in the world, including Ireland of course. CELTA can be taken with little or no previous teaching experience.
Dates & Prices
|16th January 2017 - 10th February 2017 (4 week full-time course)||Full|
|20th February 2017 - 16th March 2017 (4 week full-time course)||€1,600|
|24th April 2017 -19th May 2017 (4 week full-time course)||€1,600|
|12th June 2017 - 7th July 2017 (4 week full-time course)||€1,600|
|16th July 2017 - 11th August 2017 (4 week full-time course)||€1,600|
|21st August 2017 - 15th September 2017 (4 week full-time course)||€1,600|
|18th September 2017 - 13th October 2017 (4 week full-time course)||€1,600|
|6th November 2017 - 1st December 2017 (4 week full-time course)||€1,600|
Choose the gold standard teaching qualification
Give yourself a real career advantage. CELTA is:
- internationally recognised (over 130 countries)
- widely trusted by English language schools, ministries of education, government bodies such as The British Council and major professional organisations such as IATEFL
- accredited by ACELS, the Irish regulator
- part of the Irish & UK Qualifications and Curriculum Framework for teachers.
Kick start your professional career
Want to teach English either as a gap year or as a long-term career? You’ll gain transferable work skills that show future employers you can:
- present with confidence
- communicate concepts to audiences with different levels of understanding
- work and live overseas
- act independently and use your initiative.
With our CELTA we'll give you a 1-year membership of Cambridge English Teacher, the continuous professional development website.
Work and travel the world
Get paid while you experience new countries and cultures – English teachers are in high demand everywhere, from South America to China, from Spain to Ireland and beyond.
Cambridge English Language Assessment also works with international ELT organisations to ensure the acceptance of CELTA globally. Popular destinations looking for the CELTA from Irish teachers seeking work abroad include for example Australia, Canada, Dubai, Spain and China.
To teach English (ESOL) in Ireland in an approved School you must have a primary degree in addition to a recognised TEFL Certificate.
What does the course cover?
CELTA topics cover teaching and learning, language awareness, language skills, planning and resources, and developing teaching skills.
There's no exam – you're mainly assessed through teaching practice. You will teach for a total of six hours, working with classes at two levels of ability. You also do four written assignments. Your final assessment will be based on your performance during the 6 hours and in your written assignments.
You have a lot of flexibility with CELTA. You can choose to take your course:
- full-time at our Dublin CELTA centre – over 4 weeks
- 120 + Hours of face-to-face tuition
- at least 6 hours of teaching practice
- four written assignments
- continual assessment
How to book
Contact us today for the latest information on courses, dates, prices etc.
Or download the application form below and email or post it back to us.
We will contact you to set up a pre-course interview at a convenient time for you.
What people say about Cambridge CELTA
"CELTA was the ticket to the new life I had been dreaming of. I cannot imagine how difficult my first year of teaching would have been without it."
Bartek Lubaszka, CELTAgraduate and English teacher, EF East Java, Indonesia
"CELTA is considered to be an international benchmark English language teaching certification and the only qualification accepted by many language schools around the world."
- Teaching Centre team, British Council
"I see EFL teaching as a fantastic career choice for those who, like me, are interested in discovering new cultures and learning languages by living in different countries."
Maria Helena Saari, CELTA graduate and English teacher
"When I left my last job, I decided to take a completely new direction. CELTA was the best choice for me as so many schools accept it for recruiting."
Ruth Watkins, CELTA graduate and English teacher
The English Academy, College House, 2-3 Townsend Street, Dublin 2
Telephone: + 353 1 8726 600 , Fax: + 353 1 8726 022
Cambridge CELTA Teacher Training Information: Celta@theenglishacademy.ie