St Giles International

St Giles International

London, United Kingdom

St Giles International
St Giles International
St Giles International
St Giles International
St Giles International
St Giles International

Graduate Ratings

9.7 / 10

(12 student reviews)

School Overview

School Description

St Giles has been delivering language related courses for more than half a century. At the heart of the teacher training operation is the St Giles Educational Trust (SGET), which was set up by Paul Lindsay in 1970 to provide intensive training courses for English language teachers. The SGET manages the teacher training courses at the UK centres.

The Trust is a registered charity which aims to build, nurture and deploy world-class ELT teacher development
in order to improve people’s life chances through communication. It continues to promote excellence and
raise standards in the ELT profession through its teacher
training and research programmes.

Our programmes are delivered by expert, well-qualified teacher trainers, who are also practising teachers. You will benefit from a learner-centred approach in small classes, we have a maximum of 12 per class. Courses are run in our busy and lively language schools, with the latest in modern ELT multimedia resources and facilities. In 2018, we had a 100% CELTA pass rate for those that finished the course thanks to our rigorous application process.

Our dedicated trainers, as well as administrator, can help you with career advice to find work or develop your teaching career.

Over 50 years ago, St Giles became one of the first organisations to offer accredited training for English language teachers in the UK. Since then, thousands of teachers have completed our courses and gone on to teach English all over the world. St Giles’ excellent reputation, as one of the most
experienced and respected teacher training organisations in the world, gives our trainees an invaluable advantage in the
international ELT employment market.

Help with Employment

As a trained St Giles teacher you will have learnt your new skills with one of the EFL industry's most respected and leading organisations. Your career and travel opportunities are endless, and we're committed to helping you on your way. We also regularly employ recent graduates off our courses.

In addition, the center has assisted numerous schools with their recruitment needs, and have built up an extensive network of overseas contacts. Many overseas employers now contact us directly when they are looking for teachers and we pass this information on to our CELTA trainees through a newsletter.


We can offer a wide choice of accommodation options to suit all ages and budgets. St Giles International has a team of trained staff to help with your stay.

Refund Policy

If a trainee cancels in writing 30 days or more before the start of the course, full fees will be refunded minus the deposit.

Further refunds cannot be made either before, during or after the course, except in the case of course cancellation by St Giles.

St Giles reserves the right to cancel a course for which the number of participants does not meet the
minimum requirement, in which case we will either offer an alternative course or refund full fees and deposits.
In such circumstances, we regret that St Giles is unable to compensate candidates for travel costs or any other
costs they have incurred in relation to the course.

Details and Comparisons

Contact St Giles International

In order to provide you with the best service possible, St Giles International needs to know a little about your specific situation. If you have questions, please first select a course from the list on the this page. You can always change course dates later.

School Address

N6 5QP



Upcoming Courses

CELTA (What is CELTA?)

03 Aug 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 Details
07 Sep 2020 - 02 Oct 2020 Details
12 Oct 2020 - 06 Nov 2020 Details
16 Nov 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 Details

Student Reviews

Words most commonly used to describe this centre

From the interview to the post-course, administration, St Giles Highgate is outstanding. The tutors are jet-powered, full of creative and tested ideas for making lessons interactive and effective. They are always available to help with planning, they give useful feedback which is constructive and sensitive. The college is situated in a quiet street in Highgate; it has a beautiful garden, well-equipped teaching spaces and a cafe where the staff are really friendly. The way the course is run creates a positive, supportive atmosphere where you can form strong relationships with fellow trainees and the lovely students you teach in the afternoons. The course is intensive, and it's hard to find time for anything else during the four weeks, but - as in all things - you get out what you put in! I would recommend St Giles Highgate unreservedly.

, CELTA student,

The support received from the tutors completely surpassed anything I’d had before in regards to education. You feel supported every step of the way and as a result they produce confident and excited new teachers.

, CELTA student,

I learned so much on this course, on so many levels and I feel so much more confident now to teach English to others.

, CELTA student,

The tutors were amazing and I felt like I learnt a lot. I already had a Bachelor's in Education and a Master's in English Literature and Linguistics, so sometimes it felt like it was going a bit slowly. There weren't a lot of students to practise on at times, so that was often stressful. It was still a great experience, though I would have loved some more guidance to get a better "grade" by the end.

, CELTA student,

St. Giles' CELTA gave me fantastic preparation for my first year of teaching English. I am now working full time and still use some of the lessons I delivered during the course!

, CELTA student,

This is a highly professional organisation. My course tutors certainly put their all into delivering the course and ensuring that we all improved our teaching and knowledge of pedagogy. For me the course was so positive (mid-life career change) that I have to describe it as life-changing. The students and trainees are well looked after here. Make no bones about it, it is hard work but also thoroughly enjoyable. The tutors really care. I would recommend this to anyone interested in doing the CELTA.

, CELTA student,

The course has certainly given me ample knowledge and skills to be geared up in the ESL/EFL industry. The administrative staff has been efficient in providing us information and guidance. Our tutors were excellent. They complimented each other with their unique character, methodologies and attitude. I appreciate how they maintained high level of professionalism throughout the course. Most importantly, we established mutual respect as trainees and mentors. I cannot complain about the facilities as nearly all the resources I needed during the course can be found in the school (The IWB is great!). I suppose a big thank you is my final comment. St. Giles met my expectation!

, CELTA student,

I really enjoyed my CELTA course with Jo and Phil at St Giles International. Jo and Phil were incredibly supportive and helpful both on and in the margins of the course and this support has also continue post-qualification, which I really appreciate. I took the course in the Highgate location and this was perfect for my CELTA cohort. The school is tucked away in a lovely area of London and the CELTA classrooms have their own nook at the bottom of the lovely garden. I went on to teach at St Giles Central over the summer and can give a thumbs up to this branch of St Giles too. The location is wonderful and the atmosphere at Central is great too, with the management team and experienced teachers being really supportive of CELTA students and newly qualified teachers alike. If you do apply, Emily and the admin team at Highgate are excellent and made the whole application process really smooth. Highly recommended!

, CELTA student,

CELTA has proved to be a highly motivating and confidence boosting experience for me as a language teacher. I have seen myself growing thousand folds as an eductor and a team player during its course.

, CELTA student,


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