Become a host family in Ireland

Thank you for your interest in becoming a host family for ELI. Host families provide a crucial service for our students and a welcome home from home in the weeks after arrival and often for the duration of their stay. We want to develop strong professional relationships with our hosts founded on trust, respect, and honesty.

Welcoming an international student into your home can be a rewarding experience for the whole family. Our students are eager to meet Irish people and to learn about our culture, and to share stories of their own. Hosting international students is not just an excellent way to earn extra money from unused bedrooms, it is also a great opportunity to meet new people and to provide a welcome home to young international students visiting our country.


Are you interested in becoming an English language teacher to teach international students in Ireland or beyond? Are you searching for an exciting career with strong employment opportunities in Ireland and overseas?

If you have an outgoing personality and the confidence to speak in front of a class, teaching English to international students offers an exciting and rewarding career.

Train to teach English to international students at ELI

ELI Schools is a fast-growing English language training provider with three schools in Ireland. We teach English to over 2,000 students from 40 countries per year. Working at ELI offers a fun and dynamic atmosphere where no two days are the same.

Learning English can be life-changing opportunity for our students and can open a world of opportunity. Our students travel to Ireland for the experience of living and working in a beautiful country and learning English while having fun.

Teaching English is an inspiring and rewarding career where you can make a real impact with real results you can be proud of.


The ELI Schools English Teacher Training Program offers a limited number of sponsored CELTA qualifications to the most promising teachers of tomorrow. CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English toSpeakers of Other Languages) is a professional teaching qualification enabling graduates to teach in Ireland. ELI Schools is offering a limited number of sponsored CELTA (worth €1800+) qualifications to the best candidates.


CELTA is a full–time four–week intensive training program designed to prepare candidates to become qualified English language teachers. The training is full–time, 40 hours per week, over 40 weeks with some outside reading and preparation work required.

At the end of the training period, sponsored candidates who qualify will be expected to start teaching for ELI Schools immediately and will be offered an employment contract. Candidates will be paid training rate of €17 per hour during a three–month probation period. Newly qualified teachers will be assigned senior teacher as a mentor to help guide and support them. Candidates who successfully pass probation will move to a rate of €18.50 per hour and a full–time contract.

Contact Us

To apply, please send an up-to-date CV and
cover letter to [email protected]

    Contact Us

    To apply, please send an up-to-date CV and
    cover letter to [email protected]