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About the Teacher Training Centre in Derry, UK

The English teacher training centre in Derry is the longest established language school in Northern Ireland.

The school occupies a site of beautifully renovated Georgian buildings which overlook the historic city walls, right in the heart of the Derry, giving students access to all the local amenities.

The ground floor houses the reception, admissions, and student support offices.

There are seven large classrooms over the upper 4 floors, as well as a student computer room and relaxation lounge, a self-study suite, resource room and a quiet room for private worship.

The school is also home to a large language school, and CELTA trainees will be able to practice teach students from all over the world during the course.


Find a TEFL Job Post CELTA

As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website 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.


The teacher training centre in Derry offers a range of comfortable and quality accommodation options for thousands of international students each year, including a range of home-stay, self-catering and residence accommodation.

The centre can also arrange private home rental, bed and breakfast and hotel accommodation.

All home-stay accommodation is located along bus routes to the centre, and the self-catering and residence accommodation is within walking distance to the city centre and to the school.

All students booked in accommodation via the teacher training centre can rely on the safety of a 24/7 emergency line to the school.

Derry Homestay Pricing
TypePrice Per/WeekExtra Night
Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)£180£27.50
Half board (breakfast and dinner)£160£25
Single room supplement: £20 per week
Derry Self-Catering Accommodation Pricing
TypePrice Per/WeekExtra Night
Shared student house (self catering, single room)£140£22.50
Shared student house (self catering, twin/double room)£125£20 (per person)
University residence (shared apartment, single bedroom)£165£25
University residence (Shared apartment, ensuite bedroom)£180£27.50

Shared student houses are available all year round. University residence is only available in July and August. Students are required to pay a residence security deposit of £50 which is refunded at the end of the stay once apartment has been checked and keys returned.

Examples of food provided in homestay:

Irish/British breakfast: toast, cereal, tea & coffee (served between 8 & 11am)

Irish/British lunch: sandwich, drink, piece of fruit or biscuit (served between 12 & 2pm)

Irish/British evening meal: Meat/chicken/fish, vegetables and potatoes (served between 5 & 7pm)

Derry and Surroundings

Derry is Northern Ireland’s second city with a population of approximately 150,000 and is the regional capital of the North West of Ireland. It is situated on the banks of the River Foyle, from where the school takes its name.

Derry (which comes from the Gaelic name ‘Doire’ meaning ‘oak grove’) is one of the oldest continually inhabited areas of Ireland. Derry is Ireland’s only completely walled city and one of the finest examples in Europe.

Facts about Derry

  • 4th largest city in Ireland
  • Cultural capital of Northern Ireland
  • University city with a great social scene
  • Voted 4th best city in the world to visit (Lonely Planet Guide 2014)
  • First ever UK City of Culture, 2013
  • Birthplace of Two Nobel Prize Winners (Seamus Heaney – Nobel Prize for Literature and John Hume – Nobel Peace Prize)
  • Young population (36% under 25 years old, 71% under 50 years old)

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