I am 65, have dual citizenship (American/British), had a 30 year career in librarianship and in January I began teaching ESL to 25 adult immigrants from 11 countries in a local college's adult education program. I absolutely love it. I feel this is something I was born to do and would like to do for another 5-10 years of my life.
I strongly desire to work and live in Europe. I would like to work part-time, either with an organization or as an independent contractor, teaching adults. In 2008 I backpacked for a month in Spain (I say this to show that, tho I'm 65, I'm not a big wimp). And, although I don't think I'm a wimp, I am seriously concerned about my ability to do a 50-hour-a-week intensive CELTA program.
Here's my questions: 1) has any other older person successfully completed the CELTA? (Could you let me know how it was?)
2): would I have serious difficulties in finding (part-time) employment, either with an organization, or as an independent contractor?
3): would an ACTDEC or College of Teachers-certified on-line program be worthwhile (considering that I have had SOME experience)? What if I took an online program that had an on-site teaching practicum?
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to anyone who can help me work my way through this. I've been thinking about this/researching this for months and I need to do something soon!!!