International House Language Centre Palermo

International House Language Centre Palermo

Palermo, Italy

Course Details


(What is CELTA?)


around 4 weeks

Start Date

Weather last year
Mon 10 Jun 2024

End Date

Weather last year
Fri 05 Jul 2024


Full Time






the course starts on a Monday and ends on a Friday :-)


If interested in the IH CYLT please inform, there may be one associated with this CELTA course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any cost to apply?
No. Applications are completely free. You will only be asked to pay for your course after you have been accepted.
How long does it take to apply?
The first part of the application should take around 5-15 minutes to complete.
What happens after I apply?
You will be sent the second stage of the application, specific to the school to which you have applied.
When should I apply?
As early as possible, as Cambridge English courses are limited in size and often fill up.


CELTA - Cambridge English Language Assessment's Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults is one of the world's foremost initial qualifications for people who wish to become professional teachers of English language. It is accepted throughout the world by organisations which employ English language teachers.

Cambridge English Language Assessment works with international ELT organisations to ensure the acceptance of Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) globally. According to Cambridge English Language Assessment more than 10,000 candidates complete a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course each year.

The Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course will be your passport into TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

ELT (English Language Teaching) was once commonly referred to as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) but there was never a qualification known as TEFL.

The Cambridge CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) is the most widely accepted initial teaching qualification.

CELTA candidates come from all walks of life. Many are recent university graduates, but others are already qualified as teachers of other subjects or are professionals in other fields looking for a change of career or a career break.

Most candidates see CELTA as the starting point of a long-term career in English Language Teaching (ELT). CELTA is suitable for those who wish to work in the field of ELT either within or outside their own country. Some candidates may have a short-term motive for teaching English and enrol on a CELTA course to gain the confidence and skills to teach English professionally.

CELTA is also suitable for students working on gap year programmes which include teaching English to adults.

Applicants do not need to have English as their first language, but must have a standard of English which will enable them to teach at a range of levels.

There is now quite a well-established career structure within the field in the UK. As a newly qualified teacher, you might consider looking for a job which will provide you with support for two to three years then consider taking the next-level qualification DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults). After this, you might think about moving into teacher support in the role of senior teacher. After gaining some more experience, many teachers go on to do an MA in ELT before moving into teacher training or ELT management.

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School Overview

Contact International House Language Centre Palermo

In order to provide you with the best service possible, International House Language Centre Palermo needs to know a little about your specific situation. If you have questions, please complete an initial course application (this takes about 5 minutes). Click the red Apply button on this page, and International House Language Centre Palermo will get back to you as soon as possible.

International House Language Centre in Palermo was established in 1975 by Patricia C. Durden. The school provides English and Italian Language Courses for all ages and levels as well as being a teacher training centre.

The Building

The training centre in Palermo occupies two floors of a beautifully restored hundred-year-old building in the heart of the city centre, near the main square, Piazza Politeama. All classrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with interactive whiteboards and free WiFi is available throughout the CELTA teacher training centre.
There are twelve classrooms, a student self-access centre, a photocopy area, a reception area and a study/library area. Students are free to use the school’s computers, all of which are permanently online.
There is also a fully equipped kitchen, coffee area and an outside patio for those well needed breaks.

The study area is provided with computers and other devices which are free for students to use outside of CELTA lesson times. Free WiFi available throughout the building.

Food & Drink
There are coffee, drinks and food vending machines in the school. There are lots of cafes, snack bars & supermarkets nearby for buying lunch near the school. Students may enjoy their lunch on the school patio.

The CELTA centre in Palermo is situated right in the heart of the city. It is within walking distance of major supermarkets, bars and restaurants, and the city’s coastline. Getting around the city can easily be done on foot or by bus. The centre is also a 15-minute bus ride from Palermo’s central station, facilitating regional travel for a post-CELTA break!

IH Palermo Language Centre
Via Gaetano Daita, 29 (ingresso via Q. Sella 70)
90139 Palermo (PA)

We offer help and support finding jobs both in the local area and beyond. The school is well connected to language schools in Sicily and Italy and will help match candidates to suitable roles. Being part of the renowned International House network means that we can offer help finding roles worldwide too.

During the course, you'll have sessions looking at writing a CV, preparing for interviews and choosing a reputable employer. We also look at ways to continue your professional development beyond the course.

Members of the ''Trained by IH'' alumni receive a newsletter with information about developing your career further, news from the schools and alumni members.

The CELTA teacher training centre in Palermo can help arrange accommodation for you with a host family or independent mini-flats/bedsits.

International House Palermo have chosen families for their CELTA students who are quiet and supportive of your studies. Host families will provide you with bed and breakfast and some families allow you to do light cooking if you wish.


Home-stay accommodation :

Single room €150 per week (with breakfast)

Single room €175 per week (with breakfast + 3 meals)

Single room €155 per week (self catering)

Double room €130 per week (with breakfast)

Extra night €30 per night
Shared Apartment

Single room €170 per week (limited availability)

Studio Apartments:

January - April from €250 per week

May - October from €350 per week

Note: Students need to arrive on a Sunday

International House Palermo will refund your tuition fees, less 25% for administrative processing only if:

- the course has a full complement of trainees and International House Palermo can confirm the admission of a suitable alternative candidate.
- International House Palermo can confirm the admission of a qualified alternate. International House Palermo makes no refund if these two conditions are not met or if you withdraw from a course after it has begun.

Palermo is not only the capital of Sicily, but it is also the Italian Capital of Culture 2018 and with good reason!

An amazing sea landscape, the great warm-heartedness of its 1,000,000 inhabitants, and an almost perfect climate, makes it an ideal place to be at any time of the year.

Palermo (Italy) is Sicily's largest city and is one of the largest cities on the Mediterranean.

Many different cultures have left a remarkable trace of their passage through the island over the centuries.

In Palermo the influence of these civilizations can be seen in the variety and diversity of architectural styles and traditions (Greek, Byzantine, Norman, Arabic, Spanish). As a results, many parts of the city are now UNESCO world heritage sites.

This city has great cultural vitality, along with its beautiful theatres (the world-famous Massimo Theatre is the 3rd largest in Europe).

There is also an excellent cuisine based on the poor peasant tradition which dates back to a millenary Greek-Arabic school, also still present in Palermo's "Arabic" markets (some of the most picturesque places to visit indeed).

This contributes to the image of Palermo as a very lively "cultural cradle".

School Reviews

Overall Ratings

9.4 / 10 (23 students)


Course Feedback

It was everything in place and it was exactly how I was told in the interview. It was tiring but wonderful!

, CELTA student,

The Celta course was very challenging but worth doing. It taught us new methodologies and different ways to stimulate students to speak and learn English. I found it very effective.

, CELTA student,

Lots of hard work, lots of learning. School staff and tutors have been very supportive and helpful! Palermo is wonderful and I suggest taking a few days after the course to properly see it. A very positive experience, good choice for the CELTA course.

, CELTA student,


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