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by Azariah
09 Mar 2012, 11:24
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Degree or DELTA
Replies: 2
Views: 4403

Re: Degree or DELTA

Hi, This is a tricky question and from my own experience, varies from school to school. Here's just one example; I was offered a position at a school once, which offered the DELTA to its employees part-time over two years. I asked if it would be possible for me to do it, and they said that it would ...
by Azariah
03 Mar 2012, 18:14
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Opinions of part-time+online+practicum TEFL Certifications
Replies: 3
Views: 4762

Re: Opinions of part-time+online+practicum TEFL Certificatio

Hi Todash, Well, the good news is that you CAN do a part-time CELTA course and various colleges have offered these for at least six years. I did the six-month part-time CELTA and it was perfect; I managed to work pretty much full-time AND study for the CELTA. Don't think about it, just do it! :-) Az...
by Azariah
02 Jan 2012, 07:58
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Non Native Speaker needs advice
Replies: 4
Views: 5566

Re: Non Native Speaker needs advice

Pedro, a CELTA course and a TEFL course are the same thing. CELTA is just the most popular and in-depth TEFL course that exists, as well as the Trinity CertTesol. Jesweet, I'd always recomment doing the CELTA course. I did this course about 5 or 6 years ago and there were non-native English speakers...
by Azariah
28 Dec 2011, 12:46
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: Handy book/CD for Young Learners ideas??
Replies: 3
Views: 11509

Re: Handy book/CD for Young Learners ideas??

Hi, I've been looking for a similar sort of book recently and I've come across this book on Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Activities-primary-classroom-Carol-Read/dp/1405099070/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325076090&sr=1-1 I've bought this book from the Amazon website, where it is possible...
by Azariah
13 Dec 2011, 09:10
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Course advice
Replies: 2
Views: 3862

Re: Course advice

Oh.. by the way, I'd also like to mention that if any course offers a weekend certificate, they're probably best avoided. Just my opinion! ;)
by Azariah
13 Dec 2011, 09:07
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Course advice
Replies: 2
Views: 3862

Re: Course advice

Hi Ed, I've never heard of TEFLEngland, so I can't really comment much, but having a quick browse has shown me that they have the identical website to TEFLScotland and TEFLWales... which is a bit weird. Anyway, I'll be frank, just do CELTA or Trinity or any course with practical teaching included. I...
by Azariah
13 Dec 2011, 09:00
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: What TEFL course for 1 year teaching abroad?
Replies: 3
Views: 4737

Re: What TEFL course for 1 year teaching abroad?

Hello :) Eerrrm... just to clear up this little rumour about CELTA or Trinity certTESOL being for those who wish to make a career out of TEFL... it's not true at all. These are entry level courses which are very quick to do and are designed to give people the basics in teaching English, even if you'...
by Azariah
13 Dec 2011, 08:41
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: What word does this adverb describe?
Replies: 4
Views: 11277

Re: What word does this adverb describe?

I'd say that it means "most of the pain (maybe 90% of the pain) is in the middle finger."
by Azariah
13 Dec 2011, 08:04
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: TEFL with no degree and no certificate?
Replies: 11
Views: 12352

Re: TEFL with no degree and no certificate?

Hi Mconstant, I agree with the above posters, it is possible to find work without experience or qualifications but don't you feel unethical? Students pay teachers to teach them so it just isn't fair to try and skip the getting qualified stage, even if it's a quick course, at least it's something. Te...
by Azariah
10 Dec 2011, 16:18
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Distance Celta- is it worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 10607

Re: Distance Celta- is it worth it?

The Distance DELTA is very expensive at £3,000 by the time you've added up all the costs. As Alex says, it's also a great leap beyond the TKT. The TKT is a very low level test of teaching knowledge and is not a qualification at all - it's exactly what it says it is: an evaluation of your knowledge ...
by Azariah
10 Dec 2011, 16:01
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Cambridge TKT
Replies: 3
Views: 5063

Re: Cambridge TKT

Hello :) I did the CELTA about 5 years ago. Last year, I decided to do the TKT CLIL module out of curiosity. Then I did the TKT KAL. Suddenly, I was quite interested in doing all of them, so I did TKT modules 1, 2 and 3 on top of what I'd already done. There is also a Practical TKT although I haven'...
by Azariah
10 Dec 2011, 15:35
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: British Institutes Italy?
Replies: 4
Views: 7634

Re: British Institutes Italy?

I've heard a lot of bad things about them too and out of pure curiosity, I went for an interview with one of them. I didn't like the school, (more like the owner's flat than an actual school) and I didn't get a good vibe from the two teachers that seemed to be working there. The owner only offered f...
by Azariah
10 Dec 2011, 15:08
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Which course?
Replies: 5
Views: 6176

Re: Which course?

Hi AndrewA, The term "TEFL Course" doesn't refer to any particular course. The CELTA is a normal TEFL qualification, it isn't different or advanced in any way, as the rumours may tell. It's an intensive course but well worth it, especially if you're looking to teach in Europe. My advice: go for the ...
by Azariah
10 Dec 2011, 14:59
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: How to become a "TEFL" teacher
Replies: 3
Views: 6763

Re: How to become a "TEFL" teacher

Hello :)

Well, I'm not familiar with schools in France but I just did a very quick Google search and found this website which lists CELTA courses all over the world. There are two websites listed for Paris: http://www.teaching-esl-to-adults.com/c ... tions.html

Good luck!

Azariah
by Azariah
10 Dec 2011, 14:53
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Previous educational requirements to do a CELTA???
Replies: 6
Views: 6580

Re: Previous educational requirements to do a CELTA???

Hi Guy, What they mean by "you need to have a standard of education equivalent to that required for higher education" is A-Levels, those extra two years of education which prepare you for university. A degree is not necessary at all. Basically, CELTA course centres prefer that candidates have this l...