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CES Dublin switches to CELTA provision

Centre of English Studies Dublin has become a Cambridge CELTA provider, the fourth in the city, in a move that its director hopes will increase international recruitment on teacher training courses.

A total of 57% of international graduates taking part in some form of further study were doing so in Ireland. Photo: clairetardy/Pixabay

CES has been running CELTA training courses in their centres in Edinburgh and Leeds, but this is a first for its Dublin centre

CES has been running CELTA training courses in their centres in Edinburgh and Leeds, but this is a first for its Dublin centre, which had so far offered the ACELS CELT as a teacher training course.

“We expect that 25% of trainees on the program will be international”

“The important thing is that as a company that’s already offering the program in the UK, we will have great synergy of resources and it allows us to grow and develop the teacher training portfolio in Dublin,” CES managing director Justin Quinn told The PIE News.

The reason for the move, Quinn explained, is that the school wanted to move to a more flexible teacher training qualification that can be offered also via distance learning and provides trainees with further options, such as DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English Language to Adults).

But the new qualification will also allow the school to significantly increase the share of international student on teacher training courses from the present 3%.

“CELTA attracts a much greater mix of international students, we expect that 25% of trainees on the program will be international,” Quinn explained.

“That will help us grow our international business as well as our local business.”

The first course will start at the end of August. CES is also planning to offer distance and part-time courses.

They also plan to start offering the Cambridge DELTA in 2019, with both face-to-face and distance training available.

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