School Details - Dublin
The school is located right in the heart of the city centre and offers students a unique learning experience studying in the same campus as Irish College students,
The school is accredited by the Irish Department of Education and Science as a school for the teaching of English as a foreign language, and are inspected by both ACELS (the Advisory Council for English Language Schools) and IH London.
Of all the European hotspots Dublin is one that doesn't have to rely on constant sunshine or sandy beaches. So maybe it rains a bit and maybe the coastline is more suited to hiking than sunbathing, but perhaps it's just this that adds to the whole charm of the place. Situated on Ireland's northeastern coast, Dublin is a little piece of Ireland for you to grab and savour - it can be as chilled out or as fast-paced as you want, as traditional or as modern as you want, even as welcoming or as remote as you want. It plays the glitzy glamour role as well as it plays the history book: funky, modern bars pulsate alongside old stone ruins; shops and art galleries vie for space among wonderful Georgian architecture. But above all it exudes an energy and a vibrancy that will captivate, charm and take a hold of your heart. The soft Irish accent and creamy pints of Guinness are only half the story
Throughout the year, the school in Dublin offers teacher training courses for native speakers of English. The courses are intensive and consist of 120 hours of training, including input sessions, observation and teaching practice. The course leads to the Cambridge CELTA and course participants have access to the school's World Recruitment Service which recruits teachers for more than 130 centres around the world.
The course is focused primarily around learning from the practical experience of preparing lessons and teaching them, followed by reflective consideration and evaluation that will inform future lessons. For this reason, the core element of the CELTA is Teaching Practice. The other main elements are seminar input, observation of experienced teachers and coursework, which includes a component of assessed written work.
Attendance of 100% is required on the course. The Course Tutor has discretion to accept serious reasons for unavoidable absence, but candidates with less than 90% attendance at input sessions cannot pass the course. Valid reasons for absence would include illness, illness of a close family member, bereavement, job interview etc, and must be supported by some documentation, for example, a letter from a prospective employer. Should trainees have a valid reason for missing a TP or lesson observation (supported by documentation), the Course Director will, at her discretion, facilitate rescheduling a TP or observation.
You can arrange your accommodation through Cactus TEFL.
For our adult students, accommodation is offered on a paying-guest basis, staying with Irish families that have been carefully selected and visited by our Accommodation Officer. Accommodation is half board Monday to Friday and full board at the weekend. Typically host family accommodation costs approximately:
Single - €161 per week in September-June, €182 per week in July/August
(€27 extra night fee)
Double/Twin - €147 per week in September-June, €168 per week in July/August(per person sharing) (€25 extra night fee)
All these prices are Half board Mon-Fri and Full board on weekends.
Accommodation booking fee: €50
This self-catering apartment accommodation is located on Blackhall Road. It's a 10 minute walk to the city centre and a 30 minute walk to the school. Each apartment has 3 single bedrooms and is fully-furnished. Bed linen is provided. Kitchen, living and bathroom facilties are shared.
Single room is €200 per week in September-June, €220 per week in July/August
Accommodation booking fee of €50.
Accommodation is also available throughout the year in hostels, several of which are located near the school. Both single and shared rooms are available. Hostels are the most economic alternative to homestay or residential accommodation, with prices ranging from €20-€30 per night.
Please note that a €40.00 accommodation booking fee applies to the prices above.
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The teachers were excellent at presenting and explaining teaching methods.
I've plenty of ideas to digest before using it with my students.
I was very much impressed with the quality of the trainers. All the teachers and staff were doing a brilliant job, I can highly recommend the place!
Help for Jobs
CELTA trainees at this Dublin centre can avail of the World Organisation recruitment services which the school is a part of, which posts advertisements for positions in all its member schools worldwide. As this school is well-known around the world, language schools from many countries send details of upcoming positions. Apart from this, some positions become available at the school particularly in the summer and, as our CELTA course is recognised by the Irish Department of Education, other language schools in Ireland also contact us.
How to Apply
1. Choose the start date which interests you. If you’re still unsure, please choose an approximate date for now – you will be able to specify later.
2. Register your details with Cactus TEFL (1 minute) to help us track your application.
3. Download the application form and save it on your computer.
4. Complete it offline in your own time
5. Go back to www.cactustefl.com, sign in and submit your completed form.
You can also submit an application by email. We will explain how to do this on the application form. Please contact us if you have any problems with the application procedure.