The Irish Academy

The Irish Academy

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Course Details


(What is CELTA?)


around 4 weeks

Start Date

Weather last year
Mon 05 Oct 2020

End Date

Weather last year
Fri 30 Oct 2020


Full Time


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria




Monday - Friday 09:30 - 17:30

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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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 complete an initial course application (this takes about 5 minutes). Click the red Apply button on this page, and The Irish Academy will get back to you as soon as possible.

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

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.

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.

School 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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