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Teacher Training Courses

Course Name Teacher Refresher Course for Non-Native Speakers (TC1)
Age Requirement 18 +
Level Requirement Intermediate to Advanced (B1-C2)
Course Length One week
Content 15 hours Teacher Training (group class)
Timetable Available three times a year:
March/April (Easter)
May (Whitsun)
Please contact school for start dates
Average group size 5 – 8 students (mornings)
* For this course to run there must be a minimum of 5 people.
Price €350 per week

Course Description

Our Teacher Refresher Courses are designed for Non-native speakers who wish to spend a week improving their teaching skills whilst also improving their overall language fluency and accuracy. This is particularly useful for those whose formal training ìs not in EFL but who are now teaching EFL either in mainstream education or in evening classes.


If you have a group of teachers that wish to take part in such a  programme (a minimum of five), it is possible for us to create a package that will suit all your needs more specifically. Below are a few different options:


Programme Code Content Price per week
TT2 10 hours Teacher Training (group class) + 5 hours General English (conversation) €300
TT3 10 hours Teacher Training + 5 hours Irish Culture €350
TT4 15 hours Teacher Training (mornings) + 15 hours Activities (afternoons) and Saturday Day Trip €500
TT5 30 hours Teacher Training (mornings and afternoons) €600

If there is any other combination which would be more suited to your needs, please contact us. We would be delighted to create a package which is of the most benefit to you.

An initial questionnaire is sent to all participants prior to the course to better understand their background and needs. The course is delivered through a mixture of workshops and lectures and involves discussion and analysis from participants.

Below is a list of the possible Teacher Training components which can be covered (this will vary depending on the needs of the group and the course package)



Possible course components:
Teaching speaking skills to adults, teens or kids
Error correction for speaking
Teaching listening skills to adults, teens or kids
Teaching reading skills to adults, teens or kids
Teaching writing skills to adults, teens or kids
Teaching and testing vocabulary
Teaching and testing grammar
Teaching pronunciation
Maintaining discipline
Analysis of textbooks/materials and syllabus
Analysis of learner motivation and interest
Teacher development, practice, reflection and sharing

The price includes:

  • All course materials
  • Free transport on arrival from Killarney train or bus station
  • An information pack with maps and guides as well as a portfolio with a weekly plan of classes on arrival
  • Bus transport to and from school
  • Wifi and internet access (adults only)
  • A certificate of attendance and achievement on course completion.
  • Free bike rental on a first come first served basis



There are plenty of accommodation choices available (see accommodation for more information) but two of the most popular choices for teachers are self catering in the incredible range of holiday homes available in the Killarney area and also host families. We have a databank of suitable families that are delighted to accommodate students of all ages, even families if you wished to bring your children and spouses with you. These host families often  have children too so it is to some extent possible to match ages and interests. The host family accommodation package provides breakfast, board and evening meal. Lunches are given as packed lunch. In addition, there are many wonderful B & Bs and hotels in Killarney all offering great value for money