The Irish Academy

The Irish Academy

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

The Irish Academy
The Irish Academy
The Irish Academy
The Irish Academy
The Irish Academy
The Irish Academy

Graduate Ratings

9.1 / 10

(27 student reviews)

School Overview

School Description

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!

Help with Employment

Along with a thorough input session on employment after the course, trainers are on-hand following the course to give advice on potential jobs on the island.


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.

Location Overview

Las Palmas may be one of the largest cities in Spain but it retains a town-like intimacy and friendliness. It has one of the longest coastlines in Europe which provides some fantastic beach spaces to enjoy in the year-long clement weather.

Details and Comparisons

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.

School Address

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

Upcoming Courses

CELTA (What is CELTA?)

07 Feb 2022 - 04 Mar 2022 Details
12 Mar 2022 - 04 Jun 2022 Details
04 Jul 2022 - 29 Jul 2022 Details
01 Aug 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 Details
24 Sep 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 Details
03 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 Details

DELTA (What is DELTA?)

Module 2
19 Apr 2022 - 09 Jul 2022

Student Reviews

Words most commonly used to describe this centre

CELTA with the Irish Academy was a great experience. Learned a lot from amazing teachers and great people.

, CELTA Online student,

My first try at CELTA was last August but I felt like I wasn´t prepared well to take part in this course so I left it. When I saw the academy was going to do an online CELTA course, I decided to give it a second chance. This course has not only helped me to get into my teaching skills (because teaching is something I have never done) but also it has helped me a lot more with my confidence and worthiness, in general. It was an also great opportunity to learn from practice, reflections and several observations we had in these four weeks.

, CELTA Online student,

Given the extremely intense nature of the course and the corresponding work load to complete it successfully, I don’t think I would have made it to the end without the unfailing guidance and constructive support from my tutors. I observed this not only in respect of myself but for all the teacher trainees. Pass A for the tutors ! The Celta course is a month long discovery of what it means to be a good EFL teacher and how to acquire those skills in theory and in practice. It will take you to the limit of what you think you are capable of and further. The unfailing support of the tutors will guide you through this intense process and the sense of achievement at the end is extremely rewarding.

, CELTA Online student,

It was intense, but worth it.

, CELTA Online student,

I really enjoyed the course. It was very intensive and difficult, but in a short time we learned how to prepare for the lessons and deliver them effectively. The tutors were very helpful and supportive.

, CELTA Online student,

It qas a very intense experience, nevertheless one of the most life changing ones ! I had gradually learned to better myself at every stage of the course as the challenges went along. Besides, my tutor Stephanie was very supportive and spot on when it came to my developpement. I feel that she not only tutored but mentored us as well. Overall, it was an amazing experience and if I had to do it again, I would !

, CELTA Online student,

Interesting course. Fast-paced, a few sleepless nights, but great. Tutors are amazing teachers. I learned a lot from them, my team trainee teachers, peers and students as well. There’s more to teaching than others may initially think. Overall a great experience. Thank you all!

, CELTA Online student,

Very intensive course & well organized. Recommended

, CELTA Online student,

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,

The Celta course was a great experience for both professional and personal development. The tutors were excellent and I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has little or no teaching experience.

, CELTA student,

Great experience

, CELTA student,

It was a rewarding experience for me.i would do the course over and over again as i learnt how to become a more fruitful and efficient teacher.

, CELTA student,

Looking back the course was a very valuable and fun learning experience. At the time however I found it very stressful and challenging, however with the support of both the tutors and pupils I was able to complete the course and now have a CELTA qualification to take with me wherever I choose to lay my hat :) I would reccomend the Irish Academy as I love the learning environment its had a lovely laid back vibe and is in a good location in Las Palmas.

, CELTA student,

This course was by far one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. The amount of support I received at The Irish Academy made the experience that much sweeter. Yvonne Dagan is an amazing instructor and inspired me beyond words. I highly recommend anyone interested in getting their CELTA Certification attending The Irish Academy.

, CELTA student,

I loved my time studying the CELTA course at The Irish Academy, the tutors, staff and class mates were friendly and great fun. I learnt a huge amount in a short time and will remember the experience with fond memories. I worked hard but had great fun and laughed so much I cried. The school is located in a lovely quiet Spanish road near the centre of town with everything you need at your finger tips. It was a warm and friendly environment in which to learn. I loved the diversity of the island with its beautiful beaches, mountains, Spanish food and culture adding that something extra special to my experience.

, CELTA student,

The course was amazing. I have learnt a great number of useful tools for my classes. It has completely changed my mind. I enjoyed the process of studying, cooperating with peers and communicating with tutors.

, CELTA student,

The CELTA course was a difficult but an amazing experience. Thanks to the Teachers, as well as the Academy staff who was always very helpful with us, we could pass it and obtained our certificate. Also the Academy is very well situated which is an advantage to get there every day of the course.

, CELTA student,

Fantastic experience! And a few months later, great to see that the hard work has paíd off and there are jobs to get! All in all, very rewarding and I would not have been without it!

, CELTA student,


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