What's the difference between TEFL & CELTA?

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What's the difference between TEFL & CELTA?

Unread postby Krisztina » 22 Jan 2014, 16:16

Dear All,

I would like to know what is the difference between TEFL and CELTA or other certifications available? Im planning to certify as a Teacher of English for Foreign Learners (particularly Young Learners) hence my interest. Could someone who knows also suggest a highly accredited and good course + certifying body in Europe? Not necessarily in the UK... as that might be one of the most expensive options.
Many many thanks !
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Re: What's the difference between TEFL & CELTA?

Unread postby Josef » 22 Jan 2014, 18:33

Your question cannot be answered directly. It's like saying "What's the difference between an apple and a Granny Smith?"

A CELTA IS a TEFL, so it's difficult to say what the difference is. What one can say with some ease is that the CELTA is the Rolls-Royce of TEFLs. It is recognized internationally as the gold standard, to mix my metaphors.

Please see: http://www.tefl.net/tefl-courses/faq-te ... cation.htm

Hope this helps.
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Re: What's the difference between TEFL & CELTA?

Unread postby Krisztina » 23 Jan 2014, 10:57

Thank you very much Josef ! yes it helped :-)
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