About the teacher training centre
Our story began in Seville in 1983. Our first school started small, but we soon grew as did our reputation for top-quality teaching, fantastic teacher training and excellent, authentic accommodation for visiting students.
We opened our newest school in Málaga in 2015. We are located right in the heart of the city, near museums, the Cathedral and picturesque city parks.
Over the years we have taught over 1,000,000 students - either to become languages teachers and start their TEFL career, or to learn a language and start their own amazing life journeys.
The best thing about the school is the people, the friendly atmosphere, the location and the learning experience you will have.
We welcome students from all over the world. At the moment, students from about 35 countries choose to have their adventure with us. Why not start yours as well!
What is the CELTA?
The CELTA is a TEFL qualification which prepares you to teach English as a foreign language. You don’t need any existing English language teaching experience or training. It’s usually a 4 or 5 week full time course (but you can also take it part time).
Standing up in front of a class for the first time is a daunting prospect, so you need to make sure you have the skills you need to teach effectively. The CELTA prepares you for the classroom in these ways:
- Taught sessions on methodology, lesson planning, language analysis and language skills. (In total, you’ll have 120 hours of input.)
- The opportunity to observe experienced teachers in a real-life language classroom situations – so you can see the different skills and techniques they use.
- Teaching yourself – with helpful and detailed feedback from your tutors. This practical experience is invaluable when you start your first job.
You’ll have to complete some written assignments as well, but when it’s all successfully completed you’ll be ready for your first job and first students!
CELTA at IH Malagá
CLIC IH Málaga is a boutique language school with an international atmosphere. Our school is located in the city centre, offering a wide variety of courses. We have been running CELTA courses for many years with good results. To help you with your learning we have computers, a photocopier and printer for the use of CELTA trainees. IH Málaga provides wireless internet access in its building.
One of the most rewarding aspects of the course is the fact that you will share your learning experience with other candidates of different nationalities, genders and ages. Although the average age of a trainee is 30 years old, we have both younger and more mature candidates. There is a 50-50 balance between native and non-native students (C1+ level), with Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch, French, Cameroon, just a few of the nationalities who have completed our course successfully.
Our graduates get jobs all around the world, although a good few choose to start their TEFL careers in Andalucía or other parts of Spain.
Tutors at this training centre
I hope that my CELTA trainees realise what a rewarding profession teaching can be. I hope that they are able to continue to develop as teachers, whilst possibly experiencing a different country, a different culture, and a different language, ensuring their personal growth too.
To succeed on your CELTA course, take plenty of notes while watching your colleagues’ lessons; evaluate your own lessons with care; and listen carefully in feedback and take good notes. And as you develop in your career, make sure you stay curious - this industry doesn't sit still for long!