Lisbon - About the Centre

About the Centre

Teacher Training in Lisbon, Portugal

The Teacher Training Centre

This Training Centre in Lisbon was founded in 1963 and is located in an independent three-storey building in the district of São Sebastião with 16 classrooms, computer room, bar and terrace. The Teacher Training Centre in Lisbon runs ESOL Cambridge University accredited courses like the CELTA course and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013.

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The Teacher Training Centre in Lisbon is only a stroll away from the Gulbenkian Foundation with its art galleries, museum and gardens, the Edward VII Park, which offers spectacular views over the city and the Tagus Estuary, and the more recent addition to the city's topography, the shopping centre El Corte Inglés.

The São Sebastião Metro Station affords easy access to historic downtown Lisbon and the commercial districts of the modern city.

The Training Centre also provides:

  • Free internet access
  • A trainee's room and library



The Teacher Training Centre in Lisbon can not arrange accommodation on the student's behalf but can assist in finding you accommodation for the duration of your 4 weeks CELTA course in Lisbon.

Once you have been offered a place on the course the Training Centre in Lisbon can provide you with a list of accommodation options in Lisbon, which you will then have to book yourself.

Note: Accommodation in single rooms in shared furnished flats generally costs in the region of 400 Euros per month. Bed linen and towels are provided and you will have shared use of the kitchen and bathroom.


Job Assistance

The Teacher Training Centre in Lisbon provides CELTA candidates with job assistance:

There is a jobs board where all incoming ads are posted. These include posters and vacancies from schools in the local area (a list of local schools is also available at the centre), and all vacancies within the Centre’s international network as well.

During the CELTA course, there is also a session devoted to finding work, what to look for in a school, interviews, local conditions, etc on the course that the trainees can benefit from.

Lisbon and Surroundings

Lisbon and Surroundings

Lisbon is the capital city and largest city of Portugal and is recognised as a global city because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education, and tourism. Lisbon is a very popular city due to its Mediterranean climate and its unique atmosphere. Visit the different sightseeing spots, bars and restaurants in Lisbon; the city combines tradition and modern diversity.

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