Alex Case wrote:"CELTA is a possibility but intense and expensive however there are other options, a local 4 week course as a school near you..."
Why do you keep saying this Pete? CELTA is also a 4 week course and probably available somewhere relatively local, and any 4 week course worth its salt (e.g. the one I was a trainer on) will be just as intense.
Alex Case wrote:How could a four week on site course be less intensive. It seems only by teaching you less,
Alex Case wrote:leaving CELTA as better value for money.
Alex Case wrote:CELTA is also far less intense than the first 4 weeks of teaching in your new job with no face to face training before you start.
Alex Case wrote:It seems your ability to produce totally bogus arguments that are not even worth refuting is endless, so rather than waste my time with them I will just repeat this:
Alex Case wrote:ICAL and other online TEFL providers have a commercial reason for spreading the ridiculous idea that the (4 week!) CELTA is an advanced teaching course.
Alex Case wrote:Just as in any kind of teaching, the only advanced course is a post-experience MA, and that is what you will eventually need for the genuinely good jobs, with a DELTA or Trinity Diploma being the intermediate qualifications.
Alex Case wrote:and we have little choice but to take everything you say with a pinch of salt, given your commercial interests
Alex Case wrote:...the absolutely baseless myth that people should start with another qualification and then do CELTA a couple of years later...
Alex Case wrote:You have just stopped me offering two or three free worksheets to teachers by wasting my time. Discussion over.
Pete,ICAL_Pete wrote:Your choice to write here rather than do some worksheets. Don't pass the buck on this one.
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