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by MNProspect
30 Oct 2010, 01:29
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 25916

Re: Hamline TEFL or CELTA

I had not made up my mind until today. Systematic's posts today prompted me to make a final decision--one that I had been putting off. I requested a refund for the CELTA today. As of yet, it has not been granted. But yes, I decided to go with Hamline today. This latest post is in the spirit of argum...
by MNProspect
30 Oct 2010, 01:01
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 25916

Re: Hamline TEFL or CELTA

Again, thanks for chiming in here, "systematic," and offering your insight. It is at least somewhat unique from what the other experienced ESL people have offered on this thread. I'm not blaming anybody for CELTA's brand awareness. I understand the circumstances. I get what you're saying about organ...
by MNProspect
29 Oct 2010, 14:51
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: International House Budapest
Replies: 2
Views: 6006

Re: International House Budapest

It is in fact the school BridgeTEFL is using for the CELTA. I registered for the CELTA through them and then went through the interview process with IH Budapest. And Bridge also confirmed prior to the interview that this is the school (their "partner") that they use in Budapest. You can see some of ...
by MNProspect
29 Oct 2010, 13:31
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 25916

Re: Hamline TEFL or CELTA

I appreciate that perspective, sir. A few other things that are helping me make my decision... 1) Hamline's courses count as academic credit. At the graduate level. They can be applied toward future Hamline degrees or they can be transferred to another institution. And it's significant. Eight semest...
by MNProspect
17 Oct 2010, 15:43
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 25916

Re: Hamline TEFL or CELTA

A big thank you to both Josef and Alex for offering the responses on this thread. I greatly appreciate it, gentlemen.

I do not know which program I will choose but your advice has given me a lot to think about.

Cheers
by MNProspect
17 Oct 2010, 05:45
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 25916

Re: Hamline TEFL or CELTA

Hi Alex. In short, to answer your question, it is a concern. That said, what job is not challenging? By "challenging" I am using another word for "stressful." Further, prior to embarking on my graduate studies the past two years, I spent the previous seven years as an accountant. Was that job challe...
by MNProspect
17 Oct 2010, 02:31
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 25916

Re: Hamline TEFL or CELTA

Thanks, Alex. You make excellent points. I have a spot held for me in Budapest. I have a spot held for me at Hamline. So I need to decide. I worry because this is absolutely new to me; I have not done public speaking in my prior work; have not taught, do not have classroom experience, and admittedly...
by MNProspect
17 Oct 2010, 00:31
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 25916

Re: Hamline TEFL or CELTA

Oh, and again for what it's worth, Hamline wants $3,300 for its course, and that does not include living expenses. But since I live in the metro area, I can save a lot of money in that respect. So it's not as if this is about money. I'm willing to spend the money. But I want a legitimate program, bo...
by MNProspect
17 Oct 2010, 00:08
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 25916

Re: Hamline TEFL or CELTA

To respond to Alex: First, thank you for your reply. I detect some cynicism on your part regarding my intentions, which is disappointing. I'm here on this board because I'm serious about this endeavor and I'm looking to people like you with experience to offer some insight. Note that I said I know p...
by MNProspect
16 Oct 2010, 23:52
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 25916

Re: Hamline TEFL or CELTA

Thank you to Josef for taking the time to so carefully and thoughtfully trying to address my concerns. I really appreciate it! I have been reading the forums here and it's taken me a long time to narrow down the choices. It's between the CELTA and Hamline. Yes, I realize CELTA is available in the US...
by MNProspect
16 Oct 2010, 14:08
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 25916

Re: Hamline TEFL or CELTA

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 Wow. That's quite a statement. I know people who are in South Korea and Vietnam right now without any prior teaching experience and without any TEFL certification or training. I continue to read...
by MNProspect
15 Oct 2010, 12:15
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 25916

Re: Hamline TEFL or CELTA

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, eve...
by MNProspect
11 Oct 2010, 15:11
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Hamline TEFL or CELTA
Replies: 38
Views: 25916

Hamline TEFL or CELTA

I am wondering if anybody knows of the Hamline TEFL certificate program. Here is their website: [commercial link removed - Admin] I live in this area and I want to be prepared to teach when I get to my destination country. However, I am trying to decide how best to prepare. From the forums here and ...