I take it you failed then.
tbknown wrote:Your curt response and lack of addressing the substance of what was laid out in my post is a perfect example of the incompetence and superficiality of the CELTA assessment process. If that is what you 'took' from what was posted, you are arrogantly missing the point.
tbknown wrote: The course doesn't give you the skills needed to develop a lesson plan and teach English without a textbook. The course teaches how to use a textbook and understand how to organize lesson plans for different parts of the textbook (Productive Skills: speaking, writing, and Receptive Skills: reading, listening).
CELTA is a gimmick driven teaching method using cheesy classroom exercises and games to 'engage' the students. Small children might respond well to this parlor trick teaching style, but the 14+ year old student's eyes glaze over as they watch CELTA trainees perform for the tutors that grade the trainee by an arbitrary lesson plan format in the corner of the room.
tbknown wrote:CELTA promotes a European notion of English having many different pronunciations and this results in poor quality control of graduates that represent the CELTA brand, as a lot of inconsistency in word meaning and pronunciation makes its way into the world classroom.
tbknown wrote:There are non-native speaking CELTA graduates that graduate not being able to pronounce crucial phonemes in the English language.
Jascol wrote:However there seem to be two types of people, those who think CELTA is great and those who think it's a total waste of time. Can anyone enlighten me as to why there are such polarised views about this course?
Jascol wrote:Can anyone enlighten me as to why there are such polarised views about this course?
kaithegreene wrote:I am also wondering how tbknown has managed to develop a view of all CELTA courses. How many CELTA courses has s/he observed and/or participated in, in order to form such an overarching view?
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