Cambridge CELTA Course in Dublin

Dublin. Baile Atha Cliath. Town of the hurdled ford. Take your CELTA at the prestigious capital of Ireland, once ranked amongst cities with the highest quality of life in the world.

TEFL Certification in Dublin, Ireland

Taking A CELTA in Dublin gives a memorable experience of a profoundly serene city rich in art, and culture. Dublin is one of the UNESCO cities of literature and a hub of international companies that creates a desirable atmosphere for teachers who wish to study and pursue a career in English language training.

Our CELTA institutes in Dublin are strategically located in the heart of Ireland’s capital with friendly and supportive instructors that are skilled in current methodologies for practical teacher training. The TEFL training is a 4-week intensive full-time course made of practical and theoretical aspects combined for an ultimate learning experience. The theoretical aspects include input sessions on methodology, teaching frameworks, and techniques.

Teaching practice forms the core of the practical aspect where our trainees practice what they have been taught during input sessions. You will be organized into small groups of five or six trainees and be required to teach real-life students of different levels. After each teaching practice session, you can discuss observations with your tutors who will provide both written and oral feedback on your performance.

The organization and support of our passionate tutors and staff give you an excellent reception and will to learn, while you develop the skills and confidence needed to pursue a booming teaching career at the end of the course.

Dublin 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.

Dublin Course Dates

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the CELTA courses continue to be delivered Online. However, both Mixed-mode and Face-to-face courses are being conducted depending on the interest. Please contact us to inquire about the specific course formats available.

Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the Face-to-face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Dublin 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


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 Dublin

We have two TEFL institutes in Dublin both dedicated to providing the most efficient training to teachers from all over the world seeking a CELTA qualification.

Our Connolly CELTA institute is in an inspiring and modern area near O'Connel Street close to the Connolly station on the north side of Dublin. This TEFL course center is situated within a purpose-built campus with ultra-modern facilities. There are large classrooms, a computer center, relaxation rooms for teachers and a rooftop restaurant that provides a wide range of food and snacks, and a spectacular view of the city. We also have a library with up to date teaching materials and resources.

Our Dame center is situated in the heart of the historic city of Dublin. The center is close to several attraction spots in the city including the Dublin Castle, the Trinity College, and the Temple Bar. This center offers a friendly learning environment with modern classrooms, computer rooms, and internet access across the center. We also offer homestay accommodation with the chance to experience the city and learn more about the Irish people firsthand.

At both our Dublin centers, we have management and staff team dedicated to supporting TEFL trainees and making you feel comfortable throughout your training period.

Job Support and Placement: Dublin, Ireland

We offer job support to our teachers in different capacities throughout your training and beyond.

During the course, there are career advice sessions between tutors and trainees on CV writing, practical strategies of applying for jobs, and how to relate with prospective employers.

In addition to this, we typically offer positions to our graduates provided there are openings, and they meet the necessary conditions.

Our tutors are also always available to prepare references for graduates to help improve their chances of getting a job both within Dublin and beyond.

Why Choose CELTA in Dublin?

As one of the only native English speaking countries in Europe, a CELTA certificate in Dublin will undoubtedly help you access job prospects within the city more effectively. Being the most steadily increasing economy in Europe over the past few years and with foreign investment flooding in, Dublin is certainly one of the most significant cities to study and work, and we encourage our graduates not to miss the chance.

Most of the job prospects in Dublin come from private language schools, and business English services for employees of international companies and teachers usually work an average of 25 hours per week. It is also possible to find private teaching opportunities, especially amongst students preparing to take international exams such as the IELTS and TOEFL.

The average salary for a qualified TEFL teacher in Dublin is about 2,000 USD per month and may stretch up to 3,000 USD depending on the type of institution or the number of private tutoring opportunities taken. The cost of living is relatively high, but the standard of living makes it justifiable.

Dublin offers an excellent balance of Ireland tradition and heritage while being open to international cultures and modern amenities. The city has a prominent airport that has affordable flights all over Europe and an excellent transportation system. From Dublin, you can also explore all corners of Ireland and still get home in time for dinner.

Things to do in Dublin, Ireland while taking a CELTA

Dublin is rich in history and glamor, and you'll never run out things to do or places to visit while you study for your CELTA. The streets tell a story of Ireland's dramatic changes through the centuries from Vikings and Monarchies to independence.

Dublin is divided into two by the famous River Liffey, leaving a magnificent view on both sides. You can easily find live traditional music and Gaelic sports. As the home of the black stuff, a Guinness is always easy to come by within the city.

Get on the Southside of the Liffey River to see the old streets around Temple Bar and St. Stephen's Green. The St Stephen’s Green, also known as ‘the Green,’ is a famous park that radiates calm and nature. It has the Fusiliers Arch at the entrance and several Georgian buildings in its surroundings. There is also Graton Street, where you can find the statue of Molly Malone and the Bewleys Oriental CafĂ©.

There are fascinating museums to visit in Dublin like the Little Museum of Dublin and the Kildare Street Museums. You may also want to stop at the Merrion Square or the National Gallery of Ireland for a stunning collection of impressive artworks.

Every bar, coffee shop, and restaurant has its own unique vibe and style to suit all tastes. You can try some delicious traditional meals or just sit with a Guinness bottle and enjoy the view of the city. Some food to try includes the Soda bread, which is one the most popular among the locals and Irish stew, made with lamb, mutton and carrots, or Colcannon and champ. If you are studying at the Connolly center, then don't forget to try the donut from Rolling Donut on O'Connell Street.

Begin your CELTA course in Dublin. Enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world with an interesting array of museums and parks while you to obtain a globally recognized teaching qualification.

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