I would like to study a CELTA in Spain this summer. I am a 30 year old native speaking English girl with a university degree. My background is in Graphic Design but I want to make a serious career change and teach English abroad.
I've decided I'd like to study the course in Europe and have narrowed it down to Spain. I initially looked at Eastern Europe, but I'd like to learn some Spanish to increase my employ-ability and add to my CV. I know this is a little more expensive and it is more competitive in western Europe, however I'd be prepared to go wherever employment takes me afterwards.
I've been reading the forum and have found a lot of useful information but I still have a few specific questions. I'd welcome honest opinions to the following questions to help me make a decision as I am finding the choice of courses etc overwhelming!
1. Is it worth paying the extra cash to do a course at International House?
2. Spain Vs Poland/Czech Republic etc - does it really matter where you do a CELTA as long as it's a CELTA?
3. Can anyone recommend a particular school in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville or Valencia?
4. Should I do the 5 week course over the 4 week course? I know it's going to be intense and am not afraid of putting the hours in...
Any help would be appreciated as I'm really struggling! Thanks.