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Shiny new Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh in a class of its own

What a way to start the new year for the hundreds of pupils of Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh — a span new school designed to inspire, educate and accommodate. The beginning of a new era for the school commenced on Monday when they moved into their new building at Millars’ Lane.

Travel the world

Teaching English as a foreign language, or TEFL, is a popular choice among graduates who want to go travelling or people wishing to change career. "The most recognised TEFL qualification in the world is the University of Cambridge CELTA," says IH Galway director Mary Grennan. "The CELTA was the first ever TEFL course. It’s been in existence since 1962 when it was designed by the founder of International House, John Haycraft, so there’s a lot of history and intellectual knowledge there. Unlike other TEFL courses, CELTA tutors are highly qualified teacher trainers and each course is externally assessed by a nominated Cambridge assessor, who comes to the centre to assess each course we run. This makes the CELTA a highly reliable qualification that schools and universities worldwide can trust. For this reason, 87 per cent of the English language teaching positions advertised around the world request the CELTA qualification – and no other one."

Language school for children enrolling now

Headstart Children’s Language School was co-founded by Michelle Collins and Christina Rock, who both are highly qualified language teaching tutors. The children’s language classes are held at the Parish Centre, Castlebar, and tutors Michelle and Christina offer the following advice:

Teaching posts abroad for TEFL graduates

With unemployment rates at a new high, many people have turned toward teaching English abroad as a way to avoid pay cuts and travel the world while earning money.


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