Margi wrote:Hi All
I feel a wee bit bad joining a forum and asking a question right off but... here goes...
Does anyone know what kind of reputation the Cambridge School in Verona has? I used to live in the north of Italy and want to go back some day and I fancied doing the CELTA course in Verona but I'd like to know if it has any kind of bad repuation before getting too keen on the idea.
Don't worry, post away. Right, I had a wee look for you and a number of factors might be useful.
Firstly, although it is more important for students of English, the first thing that I looked for, was if the school has any accreditation status with any serious academic organisation.
I say that, because an academic organisation such as the British Council* requires exacting standards which in return gives confidence to anyone using the school, for whatever purpose, whether to learn or to teach English.
Secondly, and more profoundly, they do offer CELTA courses but... they do not have the facility to offer the final examination, therefore, I presume, the final, qualification.
Cambridge University limits the examination facility for a small number of schools in each city if I remember correctly. That is the whole point for you, I take it.
You would probably be better looking in Scotland and then shooting off. Might even be cheaper, then apply directly to Verona's schools, citing your previous experiences there.