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by Ellechim
04 Sep 2009, 08:06
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: New to tefl teaching: is age a problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 7267

Re: New to tefl teaching: is age a problem?

Congratulations you must be very pleased with yourself. I am 37, finished CELTA a few months ago, have just got a job in Italy and I leave next week. We had quite a range of ages in our class from mid 20's to mid 40-50's and they were not the only ones. I saw quite afew older people doign CELTA wher...
by Ellechim
04 Sep 2009, 07:52
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: QUALIFICATION
Replies: 4
Views: 6957

Re: QUALIFICATION

When I was researching I realised that CELTA, Trinity was what was needed in Ireland, UK, Australia and Italy - these would be my countries of interest. All these bar Italy require a degree in Ireland any degree will do in Australia they want some linguistics as well, (not sure about UK) I am antici...
by Ellechim
20 Jun 2009, 08:18
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Gap year query
Replies: 2
Views: 2908

Re: Gap year query

Hi I am planning to go to Italy for the new school year so I am happy to share what I have found. Italy is probably one of the few the few places where it is not essential to have completed your degree, but the CELTA is very important, so I suggest you get that under your belt. From doing CELTA, I c...
by Ellechim
27 May 2009, 16:35
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: No degree can I teach English in Thailand, China, Taiwan..
Replies: 49
Views: 74208

Re: No degree can I teach English in Thailand, China, Taiwan..

Jonmonca are you in the UK? If you have 18 years experience surely that would count for something? If you look at the OU site, there is a section on transferring credits, why don't you look at that and see waht you can claim for (Cambridge CELTA is 20 points). If you are are in the UK what are the l...
by Ellechim
22 May 2009, 09:43
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: International house!!
Replies: 4
Views: 4189

Re: International house!!

Just completed the Part time Celta with International House Dublin. I found them excellent, but obviously not the destination you are after.

All I can say is do your pre-reading!
by Ellechim
07 May 2009, 09:50
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Tefl-celta - which course to take plus other advice
Replies: 4
Views: 3805

Re: Tefl-celta - which course to take plus other advice

As someone in their last 2 weeks of the CELTA part time course, I would recommend CELTA, and I would look to the CELTA website for approved institutions. I cannot imagine trying to learn this on line in any way shape or form. My two tutors have been excellent and every minute is vital. I say this fo...
by Ellechim
23 Apr 2009, 13:37
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: What do you all think?
Replies: 3
Views: 4897

Re: What do you all think?

Hi Alex Thanks for responding. I know the visa thing, I am eligible for a passport through my husband, I am getting that paperwork together now. I am planning to observe the Business English class and I think that is a great idea to to the business english, I will look into it. If I made changes to ...
by Ellechim
23 Apr 2009, 09:46
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Would i get a job?
Replies: 6
Views: 7691

Re: Would i get a job?

Max As someone who has gone back to study, it is harder to do as you get older, I would do it now. What you could do is do a TEFL course (and quite frankly if CELTA would accept you, do that) and work over the summers at the language camps, they are not only held in England but Ireland, Spain, Ukrai...
by Ellechim
23 Apr 2009, 08:59
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: What do you all think?
Replies: 3
Views: 4897

What do you all think?

I have read this a few times from Systematic: As you don't mention it, we are probably assuming that you already have a university degree. If you don't, you are in for a bumpy ride, the prospects of getting good employment will be practically nill, and there will almost certainly be no opportunities...