The Irish Academy CELTA centre has a family atmosphere and we welcome candidates from all over the world and from all walks of life. We train and support people who have just finished formal school or university education, who are working as teachers already and wish to up-skill or refresh their English Language Teaching methodology, or for people who are considering a temporary career break or permanent career change. Whatever your needs, our Cambridge CELTA training course will provide you with the skills you need to start teaching English to the professional Cambridge standard at home or abroad.
We also attract candidates with different learning and educational backgrounds and by observing your colleagues teaching and working with them in groups of six, means you learn from each other at the same time as you learn from us. So far, candidates have come to us from Senegal, the USA, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Wales, Ireland, England and of course Spain and specifically The Canaries.
And as we are a family, the support continues after you have completed the course. We provide you with letters of recommendation, updates on jobs posted around the world, ongoing career advice and references for when you’ve found your next job and support with continuing your teacher training…whether that’s training on the CELTYL Young Learner component or further up-skilling to the DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching for Adults).
In addition we are in the unique position of being a collaborator with the BEDA programme with the Catholic Schools Association in Gran Canaria, where at certain points of the year, we assess and place language teachers and assistants in primary and secondary schools on the Island. Whilst this type of work is not guaranteed for Irish Academy CELTA graduates it is a potential career route for some of our graduates.