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CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)

CELTA is an introductory course for people with little or no teaching experience of English language teaching. Candidates with some experience but little or no formal ELT training are also considered.

CELTA courses are of an extremely practical nature. The course consists of approximately 120 hours tuition and comprises methodology, language analysis, lesson planning, classroom management, teaching practice with feedback and the observation of experienced teachers.

  • Course Fee:           1,740

  • Registration Fee:   €50 (non-refundable)

  • Course dates: ​18th November - 13th December 2019 - CANCELLED - 2020 dates to be decided

  • Accepted method of payment: credit/debit card, bank transfer or postal order

​Please enter CELTA course in the subject  title and email your application to sonia.pereira@ul.ie 

How to apply for a CELTA Teacher Training Course

To apply

  • Please complete CELTA Application Form
  • Email this form to sonia.pereira@ul.ie

  • Pay the non-refundable registration fee of €50

  • The fees are payable by bank transfer or postal order

  • Bank account details are as follows:

Methods of Payment
1. Bank Transfer
Account Name:                    University of Limerick Language Centre
Bank Name & Address:       Bank of Ireland, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
IBAN Code                            IE41 BOFI 9043 0910 8132 08
Swift Code/BIC                    BOFIIE2D
2. Bank Draft
Irish or International bank draft made payable to the University of Limerick Language Centre

​This application will be reviewed by one of our Teacher Trainers. If your application is accepted, you will be given a pre-interview language awareness task to work through, followed by an interview. Once fully accepted, students must pay an initial deposit of €500 paid by bank transfer and the balance is payable before you begin the course

Entry Requirements

1. Be over 20 years old (candidates between 18 and 20 may be considered depending on other criteria met).

2. Have an awareness of language and a competence in both written and spoken English which enables the course to be undertaken successfully, and which supports the candidate in preparing to teach a range of levels.

3. Have, as a minimum entry requirement, a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education. However, applicants who do not have formal qualifications may be accepted if the screening tasks suggest that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to complete the course successfully.

4. A commitment to the course with the potential to develop the necessary skills to become an effective teacher and to successfully complete the written assignments and teaching practice.