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English Teacher Training Rome

About the Training Centre

The teacher training centre in Rome was founded more than thirty years ago mainly to cater to the needs of the local schools. It expanded, however, to become the largest in Italy, in response to the growing demand for training courses in both State schools and private institutions. In 1997 the centre was one of the first in the world authorised by University of Cambridge ESOL (now Cambridge English Language Assessment) to pilot their new Extension Course for Teachers of Young Learners. Over the years they have prepared more than three thousand candidates from all over the world for careers both in Italy and abroad.

Location and Facilities

The Rome training centre is located in the centre of the city, close to the Colosseum, San Giovanni in Laterano and the main railway station (Stazione Termini). Course participants have access to the training centre's fully equipped Self Study Centre and its extensive library of materials for lesson planning and reference. CELTA students are also provided with their own room that includes photocopying and IT facilities, and wi-fi is available in the whole premises.



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Accommodation in Rome

We recommend candidates book accommodation through AirBnB.

Alternative Accommodation Options:

The training centre in Rome can arrange self‐catering accommodation.

Rooms are either in families or students’ flat according to availability at the moment of request; most “families” are people who live on their own.

The cost of accommodation varies between € 450 and € 520 for 4 weeks, according to location and type of flat. A down payment of € 100 is to be paid at the moment of enrolment; the balance of payment must be paid on arrival directly at the family/flat.

Trainees have a single room at their disposal and use of bathroom and kitchen; use of other facilities depends on the host family and will be specified at the moment of booking.

Accommodation is arranged from the day before the course begins until the morning after it finishes.

The training centre in Rome does not charge any fee for help with accommodation, but simply acts as a go‐between and is therefore not responsible for day‐to‐day problems which may arise.

About Rome

Rome, the capital of Italy and the region of Lazio, is home to almost three million people (and more than four in the greater Metropolitan area). Famously built upon seven hills, Rome is one of Europe's oldest continuously inhabited cities, and is famous for its ancient and modern wonders alike.

From the Colosseum to the Roman Forum, the Trevi fountain, Vatican city, St Peter's Basilica and Michaelangelo's frescos in the Sistine Chapel, there is no shortage of things to do and see in the vibrant Italian capital. And, of course, there's the food: from cheap slices of pizza served up in hole-in-the-wall bars, to fancy, modern cuisine, foodies will be in carbohydrate heaven within the ancient walls.

Stroll along the River Tiber, visit the sites of the Roman Empire, or sit in on the Pope's Sunday address; there's something for everyone in The Eternal City.

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Terms and Conditions

  • Place on courses can only be confirmed after payment of a deposit; the remainder fees must be paid at least one month before the start of a course
  • Candidates are expected to attend the whole course. Should a candidate know in advance that she/he cannot attend the whole course, they must inform the interviewer of this fact at interview.
  • Courses can be very intensive and time consuming; it is extremely difficult to hold down any type of work and follow an intensive course successfully
  • Courses can often be stressful. There are different grades awarded according to consistency of Cambridge ESOL criteria met. For example, on a CELTA course grades are Pass A, B & Pass. On a Delta the grades are Distinction, Merit & Pass etc.
  • In courses which require teaching practice (TP) please remember that this involves working as part of a team. If a candidate withdraws from the course after TP has commenced, it is highly disruptive and affects the arrangements of a number of people, among them students, peers and tutors
  • Candidates need to be in good physical and mental health to undertake a course and must inform the tutors at interview if they have any health problems that may make the course more difficult to follow
  • Fees are not refundable under any circumstances: any candidate who fails to attend regularly or who withdraws from the course for whatever reason, even owing to circumstances beyond their control, is liable for payment of the whole course
  • It is possible to fail the course
  • A minimum number of 6-8 participants is required on courses and varies from course to course
  • Deadline for enrolment is 4 days prior to the course start date
  • Candidates must complete and bring on day one of the course the Pre-course task
  • Candidates must bring on day one of the course photo ID and a photocopy of this which must remain at the centre.

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