MNProspect wrote:To be honest, I am not sure if I want to pay $4,000 including all expenses to do a CELTA
MNProspect wrote:To be honest, I am not sure if I want to pay $4,000 including all expenses to do a CELTA with the possibility of failing.
Josef wrote:That does sound at the high end. Are you sure it's $4,000? What does "expenses" mean? It might be fairer to quote the cost without expenses, or at least to specify.
The possibility of failing is partly what gives good courses their validity. For courses where there is no possibility of failing, even at much lower cost, you might just as well go down the Khao San Road in Bangkok and buy a certificate for 500 baht ;)
Alex Case wrote:I agree with the last poster. If you can't cut it in the CELTA, you won't be able to cut it as a teacher
MNProspect wrote:I just don't think you're taking Hamline seriously.
MNProspect wrote:Hamline's course is not a sham course. I put in the link so people could look at the program and judge its merits from the official website (it is a nationally accredited institution with a law school and graduate school; it is not "commercial!"), but it was removed. The Hamline program is hands-on, with physical attendance 120 hours. Actual practice teaching. Many of the same program guidelines as the CELTA. Google them and check them out and then let me know if you think it's worth taking.
MNProspect wrote:I guess it boils down to this: how can you reconcile the fact that many people are going over to Asia right now without any prior teaching experience and no training and having a good time of it, working no more than 40 hours per week (including prep and classes)? These are people who have only B.A.s. Probably your average American--not a lot of global cultural awareness, used to enjoying relatively high standards of living. I have three contacts in South Korea right now and two in Vietnam. They seem to enjoy it and they do not describe circumstances currently attributed to CELTA training.
Please reconcile this for me.
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