CELTA and Technology – With or Without it?

Giulia Forsythe via Compfight In a recent end-of-course evaluation report,  one of our CELTA candidates suggested (complained is perhaps a better word) that her expectations of a higher grade on the CELTA course were not fulfilled because she did not know how to use technology. Had she not been encouraged to use it (by her tutor), sheContinue reading “CELTA and Technology – With or Without it?”

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”

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???”

Designing Good Concept Checking Questions – CCQ’s

CCQ’s in the TEFL jargon which we all love to use are those questions which you need to ask right after you have taught something, be it a grammar point of a functional exponent, and they are also the questions you need to ask right after you have explained an activity to your class whichContinue reading “Designing Good Concept Checking Questions – CCQ’s”