Cambridge CELTA Course in Belfast

Located on the banks of the River Lagan and nicknamed Linenopolis for its reputation as the world’s biggest linen producer in the 19th century, Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland is one of the most sought after CELTA destinations in Europe.

TEFL Certification in Belfast, Ireland

Taking a CELTA in Belfast gives you the opportunity to live and experience a city that is packed with an exotic mix of modern and ancient history. Visit the site of the Titanic ocean liner, the Mourne Mountains and the North Coast to enjoy one of the most impressive landscapes in the world as you take your TEFL course.

We provide an excellent experience for teachers willing to obtain our Cambridge CELTA certificate. Our tutors are very competent, friendly, and helpful. The training is made of creative and vibrant exercises making sure you practice what you learn.

Our TEFL course structure is internally designed for the best results. The study strategies are aimed at creating a sound and lasting knowledge over time. We focus on syllabus, including language analysis and teaching context. We dedicate several sessions for teaching practice and feedback to improve your teaching skills and confidence.

To help maximize your stay in Belfast while taking the course, we have social programs that help you discover the beautiful sights of Northern Ireland and creates an avenue to meet other students from diverse backgrounds. Our alumni mostly commend the professionalism of the tutors and the amazing opportunity to experience the everyday life of the Irish people.

Belfast Course Highlights - A Quick Glance

  • A minimum of 120 contact hours at our center, with additional hours spent outside class for self-study: background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing.
  • Trainees are involved in lesson planning, language analysis, observation of peers and experienced teachers, reflection on their teaching practice and feedback from trainers.
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice along with peer observation.
  • 6 hours of observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • On-going job support, suitable assistance and continous professional development services.

Belfast Course Dates

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Belfast Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course (trainees can be accepted over 18 at the center’s discretion).
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for an entry into primary or higher education.
  • Have a strong command, awareness of English language with equal skills over verbal and written English so as to follow the course and complete the assignments.

Course Syllabus

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism
  • Classroom observation and management skills
  • Teaching practice and guidelines

Assessment

You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments

CELTA course trainees will always be kept informed of their progress during the course and an external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English, moderates each course.

Teaching Practice, Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course where trainees work in groups to plan, observe and give feedback to each other.

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice.
  • Observation of both peer and qualified ELT teachers for six hours.

CELTA Training Center in Belfast

Located on University Street, in the east coast of Ireland, our CELTA training center in Belfast is sited in the heart of the city, close to a lot of restaurants, bars and shops and a few minutes away from the Belfast City center.

We are a certified Cambridge CELTA, British accredited and a member of the English UK and MEI Relsa. We are situated in a calm environment with over ten modern classrooms, study room with brand new computer systems for the use of our TEFL trainees. There is also a garden where you can relax and internet access that covers the entire center.

We have a team of dedicated trainers and staff who are always ready to welcome new students and provide them with a comfortable and friendly environment to learn.

Job Support and Placement: Belfast, Ireland

We have a good reputation for always been ready to help our TEFL course trainees in terms of job support and placement. Our tutors are readily available to discuss with you and give career advice and encouragement as required. Our support goes on even after you have graduated and left the institute.

Based on our reputation for producing high-quality teachers, there is a regular flow of employers and language schools who visit the school to recruit our CELTA graduates both locally and internationally.

We have a large percentage of our alumni who hold teaching and administrative positions across Ireland and other countries in Europe, Asia and America.

Why Choose CELTA in Belfast?

With a population of less than 300,000, Belfast is relatively small compared to other European cities. However, despite its small size, the city is affordable, authentic, friendly, and ripe with job opportunities for qualified teachers. This makes it a great place for CELTA graduates to start their teaching career.

Belfast used to be a manufacturing hub, but in recent years, it has grown into a city with experts in the quaternary industry. Now professionals are usually in entertainments, IT, tourism, and design. This attracts people from all over the world, and there is a demand for English teachers.

Most of the ESL jobs in Belfast can be applied for all year long with several summer camp opportunities available during the summer months. In addition to this, teachers can apply for jobs online or in person. The average salary for TEFL teachers in Ireland is about 2,000 USD to 3,000 USD per month.

Belfast is an excellent place to live and work. It is an important transport hub of Northern Ireland. By plane, rail or road, you can access most of Ireland and Europe from here. Belfast is also the cultural capital of Northern Ireland and is the main stage for most major sporting events in the country.

Things to do in Belfast, Ireland while taking a CELTA

Declared one of the best places to visit by the Lonely Planet in 2018, there are hundreds of ways that Belfast can charm you during your few weeks stay as a CELTA trainee. There are many fantastic places to discover, lots of lush green areas and a picturesque blend of hills and rivers. Belfast is also a very social city and is easy to get involved in in the thrilling nightlife.

The first place to visit in Belfast is the Titanic Quarter. See the Titanic Belfast, which is described as the world's most massive Titanic visitor attraction spot. Marvel at the site where the ill-fated Ocean liner, Titanic, was built and relish in Belfast Maritime history. Just a little distance from the Titanic Quarter, you will find the stunning Waterfront Hall with an impressive structure overlooking the River Lagan, a popular venue for beautiful exhibitions and performances.

Consider stopping to see the beautiful murals dedicated to ‘The Troubles’ between the Catholic and Protestant divide in the country. The basalt columns of the Giants Causeway from the North Coast are also internationally renowned for the magnificent backdrop, and the views of the city described as one of the most remarkable sceneries in the world.

If you love history, visit the Ulster Museum and the HMS Caroline, a floating museum with exquisite pieces detailing the history of the First World War Then stop at the Crumlin Prison and get a deep understanding of the long-lasting conflict within a society that has since thrived.

If you would like to go hiking, the Black and Davis Mountains are famous for hiking as well as the Cavehill. The Mountains of Errigal are great is a great choice too. Entertainment and food are essential to all Belfast residents, and the city does not disappoint.

A full Ulster fry is the best breakfast to start the day, but you will find that Belfast residents are more interested in international cuisines. You can settle down beside a peaty fireplace and listen to some traditional Irish music or let your hair down at more prominent nightclubs like Limelight and Thompsons Garage

Apply for your CELTA in Belfast to get certified at one of the most respected teacher training centers in Ireland while you enjoy an untainted landscape, exciting music scenery, and a buzzing food and drinks scene.

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