Cambridge CELTA / Teacher Training


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

Dates Prices
22nd January 2018 - 16th February 2018 (4 week full-time course) Full
12th February 2018 - 9th March 2018 (4 week full-time course) Full
9th April 2018 -4th May 2018 (4 week full-time course) Full
14th May 2018 - 8th June 2018 (4 week full-time course) waiting list
11th June 2018 - 6th July 2018 (4 week full-time course) Full
9th July 2018 - 3rd August 2018 (4 week full-time course)  - Still available Full
13th  August 2018 - 7th September 2018 (4 week full-time course) No spaces
17th September 2018 - 12th October 2018 (4 week full-time course) waiting list

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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.

Course Options

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.

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Course format

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

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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.


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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

    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."

"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

    Ruth Watkins, CELTA graduate and English teacher


Contact Info

The English Academy, College House, 2-3 Townsend Street, Dublin 2

Telephone: + 353 1 8726 600 , Fax: + 353 1 8726 022
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