Giga International House is an English as a foreign language teacher training centre accredited by the University of Cambridge and the first centre in Italy authorized in 2010 to offer the online version of the course recognized CELTA worldwide. At Giga IH, high educational standards and the professional development of our staff are at the heart of our mission .
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We are the only teacher training centre in Eastern Sicily and also the headquarters of AISLi (Italian Association of Language Schools - AISLi) and so we regularly receive requests for information on teachers who have completed the course with us and who would be interested in working for an AISLi school. The Academic Manager sends these job adds to all our CELTA graduates so that whoever is interested can contact the schools directly.
Accommodation can be arranged upon request. We offer our own accommodation, a fully furnished flat which can accommodate up to 5 people in self catering single rooms with shared bathrooms. We can also help find alternative arrangements. Please let us know which type of accommodation you would prefer while doing the course with us by clearly stating your preference in the application form.
In the case of cancellation six weeks or more before the course starting date, 20% of the total fee will be retained. With less than six weeks' notice, 50% of our total fee will be retained. If cancellation occurs in the final ten days before the starting date the total fee will be retained. However, in certain exceptional circumstances we will consider transferring the fees to another course. No transfer is made if notice is insufficient to allow for the finding of a substitute candidate. Please note that in all cases of cancellation we will retain 20% of fees paid, to cover administrative costs. Please ensure you have all the necessary visas/permits, where applicable, as no refund will be made should you not be able to attend the course because of visa applications being rejected.
In the event that GIGA International House Catania is forced to cancel a course, the full fees will be refunded. GIGA ih cannot however be held responsible for other costs incurred as a result of registering for the course such as travel, accommodation or the like so you are strongly advised to take out insurance.
Once the course has started, there is no possible refund. For this reason, you might consider taking out an insurance policy in order to be covered in case anything happens and you need to leave the course.