Teaching Assessments Online during the CELTA

In this second blog post contributed by Sara Katsonis, a trainee on the same online/blended CELTA course which was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing restrictions, lockdown and inability to complete the teaching practicum part of the course which was under way at the time.  Sara started with tech issues even with simple things likeContinue reading “Teaching Assessments Online during the CELTA”

Why Should Teachers Blog?

Great post full of good ideas on how to get started as a blogger  by Martin Sketchley Last week, I was inducting some new teachers into our school: preparing them for their teaching career for the year ahead. We looked at various areas about teaching: classroom management, get to know you activities, games in the classroom,Continue reading “Why Should Teachers Blog?”

Our Online CELTA – about to lift off!

Is the CELTA really fully done online?  The CELTA Online is not really  and truly a fully online course; it is a blended learning programme but as Cambridge Assessment started it with this name, the ‘online’ title  has stayed with us and prevailed although many candidates around the world do not realise that their physical presenceContinue reading “Our Online CELTA – about to lift off!”

10 Reasons Why You Should Look for a Job in a Summer School

Originally posted on CELT International:
More and more teachers are considering applying for a teaching job in summer schools in the UK or other countries. But, what does it take for your application to be successful? A quick search through various ads for summer school teachers will show that the only essential qualification for your application…

New Course Dates for our Cambridge CELTA courses in 2017

2016 was a great year for us. With our CELTA courses growing steadily every year since we first received our Cambridge approvals, it meant that our old centre, the neo-classical building on Academias street where we trained hundreds of students since CELT moved there in 1993, was too small to contain all the training activityContinue reading “New Course Dates for our Cambridge CELTA courses in 2017”

How to Make Things Fall Apart – a PK on Classroom Management

Originally posted on Profesorbaker's Worldwide Bilingual Blog:
This Pecha Kucha, by Marisa Constantinides, should be required viewing for all EFL teachers. As hilarious as it is, there is a message lurking between the fits of laughter, the mirthful moments, the tears rolling down your cheeks, your sides hurting, as you laugh totally uncontrollably. If…

Is the CELTA course just for new teachers?

  When the Cambridge CELTA was first created, it was intended as a pre-service course but experience has shown that it is a perfect course for the novice teacher, yes,  but it is also a great course even if you are an experienced teacher who has not had the opportunity to follow a proper trainingContinue reading “Is the CELTA course just for new teachers?”

TEFL Is An Iceberg – Reflections on CELTA and Standards

Originally posted on The Teacher James:
When I worked in Costa Rica, my school required teachers to be CELTA or equivalent qualified. They didn’t care where the person was from, whether they were local, a native speaker or a non-native speaker, as long as you had the qualification and experience, then you could work there.…

Our CELTA pass rate remains steady at 100%

You may wonder how that is possible! Of course, we are careful to select candidates who have a good potential for success! Before Each Course We screen them – to find out if they have the required knowledge and ability to analyse language We test them – to see how quickly they can think; ourContinue reading “Our CELTA pass rate remains steady at 100%”