English Teacher Training Catania
The Teacher Training Centre in Catania
Our training centre in Catania, Sicily is a University of Cambridge CELTA Teacher Training Centre. It is a small and friendly language school in the centre of Catania round the corner from the Metropolitan Theatre and the Bellini Gardens. Catania is a beautiful Baroque city located at the foot of Mount Etna and facing the Ionian sea. It is also the second largest city in Sicily.
We are the headquarters of AISLi - the Italian Association of Language Schools, a Cambridge Exams Centre and in August 2010, we successfully became a CELTA Teacher Training Centre joining the small list of eight CELTA centres in Italy along with British Council and International House. We are now the only centre in Italy offering all the leading Cambridge ESOL teacher training awards: CELTA, CELTA Online, YL Extension to CELTA, and DELTA!
The training centre is located in Catania’s city centre. There are many ancient buildings, charming squares with pleasant cafés in the area. Local amenities are all within walking distance. Reception is manned from 10.00 to 19.30 Monday to Friday. On CELTA Days, it is open from 8.30 on wards.
Find a TEFL Job Post CELTA
As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website www.teflwork.com. TEFLwork is a platform only for qualified English teachers and will allow you to find work both at home and abroad with your newly gained CELTA certificate.
Our Teacher Trainers in Catania
The resident teacher has been teaching and training for 18 years having worked in Italy (Milan, Turin, and now Naples), Egypt (Cairo Agouza), Spain (Mallorca), Singapore, the UK, Colombia, Canada and in Vietnam as a YL Extension to CELTA tutor.
He is a University of Cambridge accredited CELTA, CELTA Online, YL Extension to CELTA, Delta and TKT Practical Tutor and Assessor as well as Oral Examiner for YLs, KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, BULATS, ILEC, and IELTS.He's also a Distance Delta Local Tutor and an E-Moderator. He loves teaching and training and using technology to enhance the learning experience.
All our assistant tutors are visiting tutors based all over the world. This gives the centre and you the possibility of benefiting from their multifaceted experience. You will be informed about the name of your second tutor on Day 1 of the course.
Accommodation for 2019
The teacher training centre in Catania is happy to offer students accommodation in a shared, self-catering flat. It was refurbished in summer 2013 and it is located 10 min away on foot from the school. There are four rooms and both heating and air conditioning are available in all of them. The entrance is one of the shared spaces from which kitchen, the rooms and two shared bathrooms with showers can be accessed. There is also one mini studio at the back which is self contained with its own bathroom and kitchen.
Small room - € 350
Big room - €400
The rooms can be rented as single or double rooms. In the latter case, there will be an increase of €50. There are 3 double rooms and one single room. The single room is smaller than the double rooms. Bed linen and towels are provided for all rooms.
Catania, Sicily and Surroundings
Catania is situated near Mt Etna. Its decayed, elegant buildings are mostly the work of baroque master Giovanni Vaccarini.
Catania is Sicily’s second commercial city – a thriving, entrepreneurial centre with a large university and a resilient population who live by the motto of carpe diem.
Sicily is Italy's (and Europe's) most historically cosmopolitan region, having been ruled by Asians, Africans and Europeans. It is a unique place full of art, archaeology, history, folklore and breathtaking scenery. And, of course, great food.
Here are a few of the historic inhabitants of this island to get you history buffs excited (it's the kind of thing that spins our webmaster's wheels 😉
- Archimedes taught here and Saint Paul preached. It was a Greek colony, a Roman province, an Arab emirate and a Norman kingdom
- Greek tyrants, Arab emirs, Norman knights, Byzantine bishops and Holy Roman Emperors, the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Swabians, Angevins, Aragonese and Jews all passed through here and left their indelible marks.
- Their legacy: Phoenician settlements, Punic cities, Greek temples, Roman amphitheatres, Norman-Arab castles and Aragonese churches. Thirty centuries of history expressed in the Classical, the Romanesque, the Gothic, the Baroque and the present.