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 have completed the course. We provide you with letters of recommendation, updates on jobs posted around the world, ongoing career advice and references for when you’ve found your next job and support with continuing your teacher training…whether that’s training on the CELTYL Young Learner component or further up-skilling to the DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching for Adults). In addition we are in the unique position of being a collaborator with the BEDA programme with the Catholic Schools Association in Gran Canaria, where at certain points of the year, we assess and place language teachers and assistants in primary and secondary schools on the Island. Whilst this type of work is not guaranteed for CELTA graduates it is a potential career route for some of our graduates. Read on and find out more about what we can offer you… What is CELTA 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. CELTA is a one month , degree level English teacher training course which enables successful candidates to teach anywhere in the world. Why take CELTA? With the current economic situation it is becoming increasingly difficult to find employment. One of the only growing sectors is english language teaching. Open the door to exciting teaching opportunities all over the world Gain the skills and knowledge you will need as a teacher It is the only TEFL certificate that is accepted globally Who is CELTA for? People starting a career in English language teaching Anyone currently teaching English without formal qualifications Anyone interested in teaching while they are travelling People looking for a career change or career break Experienced teachers who are interested in up-skilling and developing their teaching methodology further Experienced teachers working in CLIL or Bilingual projects looking for transferable techniques and ideas Business graduates interested in gaining teaching experience for training positions with companies Anyone looking for a career contingency plan in these uncertain times Who recognises CELTA? Cambridge English exams are accepted by over 13,000 universities, employers and governments around the world. Our exams can open doors to higher education, improve employment opportunities, and because they are globally recognized, can increase learners’ choices for study or work. Using Cambridge English exams for employment and admissions by accepting our exams, not only do you make it easy to describe the language skills your institution or organisation needs, it can also raise your profile with hundreds of thousands of candidates who already have those skills. Our CELTA can improve employment opportunities, and because it is globally recognised, it can open up opportunities of working with the following type of organisations: Language Centres and Academies on every continent Private Bilingual Schools in Spain Government and European Union Language Projects British Colleges British and Irish University Summer Schools Multinational companies looking for Business Trainers [-]