The Irish Academy


The Irish Academy

Our Language school in Las Palmas is a leader in the world of education, employing bilingual native graduate teachers of the University of Cambridge ESOL and Teaching Exams. We strive to achieve the best educational outcomes for our students efficiently, in the shortest time possible and at a fair and competitive price. By helping our students study towards and achieve a standard of English in line with the Common European Framework (CEFR), we are committed to empowering people to find employment and to take advantage of their right to mobility within Europe.

We are the only centre in the Canary Islands approved by the University of Cambridge, to train teachers to obtain the title of international CELTA English teachers (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). This one month intensive course holds the equivalent accreditation as a three year, British, internationally recognised Undergraduate Degree and corresponds to OFQUAL QCF level 5 UK.

Teacher Training Courses include:

Cambridge CELTA: Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

In addition, we provide a variety of general and business English courses and exam courses:

General English: Levels 0, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

Cambridge Adults: Key (KET), Preliminary (PET), First (FCE), Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE).

Cambridge for Schools: Key (KET) for schools, Preliminary (PET) for Schools and First (FCE) for Schools.

Cambridge Young Learners (YL): YL Starters, YL Movers, YL Flyers.

IELTS: General English Exam Training or Academic English Exam Training.

PAU English: Exam Training

Business English: Administration, Management, Communication and Networking

Maritime English: Administration, Management and Communication.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Practical Information

Las Palmas has an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius all year

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Campus Full time 1 month September 2017 Spain Las Palmas

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) Is the original and most internationally recognized qualification for teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). It is a basic requirement to teach in quality English language schools around the world. [+]

Thinking about doing our CELTA? We know that this is an important step for you and that you are considering investing in your future. That’s why we have tried to provide a comprehensive guide to doing the CELTA; from the point you start to find out more information about the course and accreditation, right up until the point where you are accredited and are ready to go out in the world and start teaching to the CELTA standard. Our CELTA centre has a family atmosphere and we welcome candidates from all over the world and from all walks of life. We train and support people who have just finished formal school or university education, who are working as teachers already and wish to up-skill or refresh their English Language Teaching methodology, or for people who are considering a temporary career break or permanent career change. Whatever your needs, our Cambridge CELTA training course will provide you with the skills you need to start teaching English to the professional Cambridge standard at home or abroad. We also attract candidates with different learning and educational backgrounds and by observing your colleagues teaching and working closely with them in groups of six, means you learn from each other at the same time as you learn from us. So far, candidates have come to us from Senegal, the USA, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Wales, Ireland, England and of course Spain and specifically The Canaries. And as we are a family, the support continues after you... [-]