Cambridge CELTA Course in Galway

Discover incredible Galway through a CELTA course and enjoy a city bursting with rich history, beautiful culture, charming landscapes and exotic cuisines.

TEFL Certification in Galway, Ireland

Galway is an amazing hub of several tourist attractions and a calm atmosphere occupied by naturally friendly people. Well known as the culinary capital of West Ireland, the city is less famous as a CELTA destination despite being home to some of the best CELTA training centers in the world.

At our CELTA training institute in Galway, we have a team of seasoned tutors who have great experience in designing English teacher training programs and an inspector of language centers who is there to ensure constant improvement of quality through continuous evaluation.

Our CELTA in Galway is a 120 hour four-week intensive course covering a wide range of topics including teaching methods, lesson planning, classroom management, practical teaching skills and the theory behind effective TESOL teaching.

Additional skills you will learn include teaching larger group of adults, creating basic course materials and model teaching which enables you to take on real-life classes using the skills you have acquired in the classroom.

Due to our in-depth feedback and evaluation sessions, by the end of the training, you would have attained a high level of English teaching efficiency as reflected by your CELTA certificate and the skills you have learnt that set you apart from other candidates across the world.

Galway 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.

Galway 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.

Galway 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 Galway

Our CELTA training institute is located in the heart of Galway on the breath-taking Atlantic coast of Ireland providing you with a spectacular view of the city.

Our courses were first designed by our institute in London over five decades ago provide the best training for English teachers and we have since followed the laid down principles in Galway with continuous development.

In addition to giving our CELTA students quality training that boosts their confidence, we have a wide range of facilities that help improve learning. These includes conducive classrooms, library, cafeteria and series of accommodation for our students. You can choose from our shared apartments, homestays or comfortable hotels with bed and breakfast.

Job Support and Placement: Galway, Ireland

Our CELTA graduates have no issues finding jobs at the end of their program as we are committed to the professional development of each of our CELTA alumni. You have access to immense support for career progression and help with job placements regardless of where you choose to settle for a job.

A high number of our staff were previous students of the institution and this points to the fact that we continuously support our students both during and after their CELTA program with the institute.

We encourage building a great relationship with trainers and other students during your course as this will help you build a strong network which can be an advantage on your journey through the ESL job market.

Why Choose CELTA in Galway?

Galway is one of the most significant cities in Ireland with job opportunities for English teachers from all parts of the world. Consequently, the most outstanding feature of Galway for CELTA students is the high demand for qualified English teachers in the city and other parts of Ireland.

After completing your CELTA in Galway, you can explore opportunities that exist in the city or other nearby areas such as Killarney, Dublin and Cork. More openings can be found in the summer period when there is a huge entry of European students in the country attending summer camps most of which will require the services of English teachers.

As at certified English teacher in Galway, expect to earn as much as 2,000 USD a month or even more if you decide to delve into administrative positions. A lot of our CELTA graduates work with international companies seeking to train their employers in business English, Some also take extra gigs as private teachers to students preparing for IELTS or TOEFL exams.

Things to do in Galway, Ireland while taking a CELTA

Galway’s most visited tourist attractions are the famous Cliffs of Moher which run for over 14 km. The cliffs are made of rocks said to have been formed over 300 million years ago and the best spot for the Bohemian cool on the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way.  

Next is Galway’s food and local flavors. With extraordinary cafes, bistros and the most amazing restaurants, Galway is often referred to as the culinary capital of the West of Ireland.

Enjoy some traditional fish and chips or try the Irish style pizza to savor the incredible flavor and the best of local ingredients. The creamy thick fish soup called seafood chowder is also one amazing dish you should try before leaving Galway.

Galway is also famous for its amazing artsy festivals which gives the city its reputation as a party town. It is also common to hear traditional Irish music often played across the city said to live and breathe music. There is the Horse Race, The Galway Film Fleadh and Galway International Arts Festivals.

Before leaving Galway, take a weekend to visit the Galway local market for an interesting shopping experience, a view of the colorful stalls and the Nicholas Medieval Church just some distance away.

Get started with a CELTA course in Galway and enjoy the city as you take steps towards discovering the essential tools of English language teaching and taking on your own classroom as a certified teacher anywhere in the world.

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