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.

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:


The Irish Academy

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) Is the original and most internationally recognized qualification for teaching English as a foreign language (T ... [+]

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? ... [-]
Spain Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
September 2020
1 month