Our TEFL course leads to an internationally recognised qualification (CELT) and is intended for people without previous teaching experience who wish to enter the profession of English language teaching to adults. Our TEFL courses are also appropriate for those with some ELT experience, but no formal qualification or training, as well as for teachers from other fields who are interested in developing a career in English language teaching.

We offer both full-time and part-time TEFL courses. These courses are highly practical in approach and are designed to enable participants to:

  • Develop basic skills for teaching English in the language classroom
  • Develop familiarity with the principles and practice of effective English language teaching
  • Develop an awareness of language and a knowledge of the description of English and apply these in their professional practise
  • Develop familiarity with appropriate resources and materials for use with adult learners of English for teaching, testing and for reference.
  • Develop an appreciation of the methods to monitor and evaluate learners’ language learning needs, competence and achievements.
  • Introduce learners to ways in which learner autonomy can be promoted.


Course Dates

10 week Part-Time TEFL Course – 08th February 2016 to 16th April 2016

  • Part-Time
  • Monday 3hrs input x 10 weeks = 30hrs
  • Wednesday 3hrs input x 10 weeks = 30hrs
  • Saturday 6¼hrs input x 10 weeks = 62½hrs
  • Total = 122½hrs

4 week Full-Time TEFL Course Dates – 9th May 2016 to 3rd June 2016

  • Full-Time
  • 6¾hrs input per day x 20 days = 130hrs in total.

4 week Full-Time TEFL Course Dates – 10th October 2016 to 4th November 2016

  • Full-Time
  • 6¾hrs input per day x 20 days = 130hrs in total.


  • The cost of our TEFL course is €950 (this includes the ACELS CELT Certificate Fee) plus a €50 Registration Fee.
  • Candidates who pay in full four weeks before the start of the course will be eligible for a €50 reduction of total course cost – i.e., they will not need to pay the Registration Fee.
  • To secure an offer of a place on one of our TEFL courses, a deposit of €100 is required after acceptance on the course.
  • Final payment of the balance must be made two weeks before the start of the course.

So what exactly do you get for your money?

The price of €950 includes the course fees and the ACELS registration fee of €50.

Ordinarily, you would also be required to purchase at least three books, which would add another €60 to €70 to the cost of the course. However, at Atlas, we’ll lend you the required books for the duration of the course.

And that’s not all. We aim to give our CELT trainees the best start in their ELT career by offering them a minimum of two weeks paid work experience at one of our facilities upon successful completion of the course. In fact, some of our recent trainees have been working at Atlas for the past six to eight months.
Employment Opportunities with the CELT

Having a CELT certificate, along with a university degree, is your passport to employment worldwide. You will qualify for employment with private English language schools that are recognised by the Department of Education & Science in Ireland. Visit the ACELS site for more information about accredited schools at. The CELT is also accepted for employment in other jurisdictions, e.g., accredited schools in the UK and across the EU, Asia and Australia. The course also includes workshops on finding teaching work at good quality schools in Ireland and abroad after the course, and trainees following the TEFL course at Atlas will, of course, have a foot in the door for future teaching work at Atlas.

If you would like to find out more information regarding our TEFL courses, or to enquire about availability, then please get in touch today. You can get in touch using our enquiry form, or alternatively, if you would prefer to discuss our TEFL courses over the telephone, you can do so on: +353 (0)1-478-2845.  You can also find out more information regarding our TEFL courses by visiting our Teacher Training Website.


Please visit our Teacher Training Website for more information on our CELT course.
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