Before investing time and money in a CELTA course it’s inevitable people have questions that need to be answered. Read on to find out the answers to the questions most commonly asked. Continue reading “CELTA FAQs: Everything you wanted to know!”
In my previous post I talked about a difficult trainee but I don’t want to harp on only about negatives because that’s not what I’m about. I have seen many genuinely lovely people walk through our doors who have gone out into the teaching world and done very well for themselves because they had at least some elements of my idea of a perfect trainee. I don’t want to single anyone out here so instead I would like to list some qualities of what I consider to be required to be a perfect trainee. Continue reading “The Perfect Trainee”
I have been working as a CELTA tutor for over eight years now and I am pleased to say that I can still, just about, count my bad experiences with trainees on one hand. That’s not to say there has only been five trainees who have annoyed me, there have been many more of those but they were all likeable in their own way.
On the CELTA course, there are four written assignments. Read on to find out what is required and how to make sure you pass them- if you fail more than one you will automatically fail the course, they are not to be taken lightly! Continue reading “Written Assignments: What they are and how to pass them!”
After publishing the first edition of The Ultimate Guide to CELTA and getting some feedback from readers it became clear that we had forgotten one major character and that was a non-native speaker of English. All of our CELTA courses in Munich have been attended by non-native English speakers and sometimes native speakers have been in the minority. We have recently revised The Ultimate Guide to CELTA and have included a non-native character – Anxious Ana.
The vast majority of trainees pass their CELTA course but fact is, it is extremely intensive. Follow these tips from CELTA trainers to make the course that little bit easier …