The Irish Academy

The Irish Academy

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

School and Location Overview

Contact The Irish Academy

In order to provide you with the best service possible, The Irish Academy 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.

The Irish Academy is the only internationally recognised Cambridge English CELTA Teacher Training Centre throughout the Canary Islands. As a small family-run centre we offer full-time intensive CELTA courses throughout the year. And because we are small, we are able to give your CELTA experience a personal touch.

We know that doing a CELTA is an important step for you whether you are a school or university leaver starting out as a teacher, or an established teacher wishing to refresh your skills and methodology to help you to work in Bilingual or CLIL contexts or as a professional in another field wishing to change career paths.

It is also important to note that as we collaborate with BEDA, the Catholic School Association, we often hear about available teaching and assistant positions first, and are also asked to place CELTA graduates in primary and secondary schools when they are recruiting.

Apply now and become part of our growing CELTA family!

The Irish Academy
Calle Perojo, 9
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Residence Self-contained Apartments: These are located in the new university residence (ULPGC), 5 mins walk form the school.

Other Apartments: The Irish Academy is in contact with various landlords in the neighbourhood near to the school and so other apartments to share or for individual use may be available upon request.

Homestay: If you would like to live with a Spanish family, this is also an option. This type of accommodation is normally a single room with WIFI and half board provided. Prices are around 500 euros per month.

Upcoming Courses

CELTA (What is CELTA?)

Dates & FeeFormat
26 Feb - 23 Mar 2018 Full Time Details
07 May - 01 Jun 2018 Full Time Details
02 Jul - 27 Jul 2018 Full Time Details
06 Aug - 31 Aug 2018 Full Time Details
01 Oct - 26 Oct 2018 Full Time Details
19 Nov - 14 Dec 2018 Full Time Details

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?
The school will review your application and contact you directly.
When should I apply?
As early as possible. Remember that the application is free, so the earlier you complete it, the earlier you will receive the result from the school and make your plans.

Student Reviews

Overall Ratings

9.2 / 10 (16 students)


Course Feedback

"Hardest thing that I have ever done but you learn so much in a short time! "
, CELTA student,
"The CELTA course provided an essential mix of theory, teacher/peer observation and practical application. I discovered that the methods taught are valuable not only for teaching CELTA but also in my work as a business training consultant. I firmly believe my daily teaching practice has improved as a result of the course. Without doubt the course is challenging because of the immensity of the topic (English) and the degree of study; the condensed and accelerated learning period; the honest feedback and the constant lack of sleep. It's true to say that you cannot have other commitments during the one month program. Ultimately, the CELTA course reinforced my existing knowledge, stretched my comfort zone, made me self reflect, introduced me to new methods of teaching practice and importantly, increased both my knowledge and skill as a teacher and thus my earning capacity. The CELTA course is definitely a journey - but one worth taking. "
, CELTA student,
"I had a wonderful time and it was a great learning experience. The tutors and administrative staff were very helpful. The Irish Academy in Las Palmas is a great place for the CELTA course to be held. Students were also very receptive and organization of the course was first-rate."
, CELTA student,


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