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”

CELTA Interview Series – Iman Vahdati Dovom – a teacher from Iran

Last May CELT was ‘taken over’ by a group of trainees from Iran – they captivated all at CELT, tutors and colleagues alike and we all loved the great mix of Greek and Iranian candidates with a couple of other nationalities thrown in !!!  Sometimes it’s hard for us to imagine the teaching conditions in a countryContinue reading “CELTA Interview Series – Iman Vahdati Dovom – a teacher from Iran”

Pre-CELTA Thoughts

Sharing this great first post by Angelos Bollas – @angelos_bollas on Twitter, where he has already created an account and is becoming an active and engaged user !!!!   I shall only post a few lines here and encourage you to visit his new blog, leave a comment and connect with him on Twitter andContinue reading “Pre-CELTA Thoughts”

I have also been Tagged!

It’s only recently that I become CELTA qualified and member of the ELT community, so I guess it was about time to be tagged by Marisa Constantinides. What’s the challenge? Well, first I have to introduce the person who tagged me and answer the eleven questions posed by her.  Then, I have to share elevenContinue reading “I have also been Tagged!”

CELTA trainees and Edtech – Can it be done???

Living in the era of technological advancements, it only seems rational that technology becomes a vital teaching tool. As it can be defined, technology in education is most simply and comfortably considered as an array of tools that might prove helpful in advancing student learning and aiding the work of the teacher. Photo Credit: tim.klapdorContinue reading “CELTA trainees and Edtech – Can it be done???”

I have been Tagged

I’ve been tagged in the Tag-a-Blogger challenge by Marisa Constantinides, so here I go! What are the rules? They are simple: Introduce the person who tagged you. Share 11 random facts about yourself. Answer the 11 questions posed by the blogger who tagged you.  List/tag another 11 bloggers. Put your 11 questions to the bloggersContinue reading “I have been Tagged”

My favorite activity on the CELTA course – a successful lead in activity

A successful lead in activity A lead-in stage is  the first stage of any lesson and one of the first and  really basic  tools for an efficient and successful learning experience. With the right lead-in, students will be motivated and become more interested in the lesson. It is usually a short activity, but if itContinue reading “My favorite activity on the CELTA course – a successful lead in activity”