St Giles has been delivering English language courses for more than half a century: it is one of the longest established language schools and teacher training providers in the UK. At the heart of the teacher training operation is the St Giles Educational Trust (SGET) - this was set up by Paul Lindsay in 1970 and it was one of the first organisations to offer certified training for teaching English to speakers of other languages.
The St Giles Educational 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 and it works with the British Council, Ministries of Education, NGOs and universities to train teachers in a range of countries.
Our CELTA and other teacher training programmes are delivered by well-qualified and experienced teacher trainers who have worked in different parts of the world and who are also still practising teachers. You can choose between fully online and face-to-face CELTA courses, and between full-time and part-time options to suit your individual circumstances. In call cases you will benefit from a learner-centred approach in small classes with a maximum of 12 participants. , we have a maximum of 12 per class.
Face-to-face courses are run at St Giles' busy and lively language schools, with the latest in modern ELT multimedia resources and facilities. For the last five years we had a 100% CELTA pass rate for course completers. thanks to our rigorous application process.
Our dedicated trainers and the SGET administrator will provide you with careers advice and information to help you find work and the journey does not end there: as part of our CELTA alumni, you will receive regular information about Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities.
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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. St Giles also regularly employs recent graduates of the CELTA courses.
St Giles has also helped numerous schools to meet their recruitment needs and has 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 and alumni through a newsletter.
For face-to-face CELTA candidates who do not live locally, St Giles International offers a wide choice of accommodation options to suit all budgets. St Giles has a team of trained staff to help arrange your stay.
A deposit of £200 is required to secure a place on a St Giles CELTA course. This deposit should be paid within 7 days of receiving the offer of a place and it is non-refundable unless the course is cancelled.
If a CELTA applicant 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 the St Giles Educational Trust (SGET). However, at the discretion of the
SGET, the course fee may be transferred to a later course.
St Giles London occupies a magnificent 100-year-old building in the heart of fashionable Bloomsbury, opposite Russell Square and just a 5-minute walk from the British Museum. The school is located within walking distance of many famous London landmarks and it has great transport links.
St Giles London Highgate is a beautiful period house surrounded by a large garden. This fashionable suburb of North London is only 20 minutes by tube from the central London and it has excellent sports, shopping and leisure facilities.
St Giles Brighton is situated in the centre of this young cosmopolitan seaside city, directly opposite the famous Royal Pavilion, a few minutes' walk from the beach and from the main shopping and leisure areas. Brighton is only one hour by train away from London: it rivals the capital for its outstanding restaurants, pubs and bars as well as its thriving arts and cultural scene.