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Re: Celta tutor bias toward experienced teachers

Posted By: oobe3 <oobe3@hotmail.com>
Date: Sunday, 25 November 2012, at 7:44 p.m.

In Response To: Celta tutor bias toward experienced teachers (Nate)

Yes, I agree with spiral78 - it seems you are talking of a bias against people coming to a CELTA course with experience.

Of course it's possible you had a trainer who had this bias for whatever reason - CELTA trainers are regular flawed humanoids after all. I would argue, though, that if this was the case it doesn't represent any sort of blanket policy.

As a trainer, you can certainly see that some teachers with a lot of previous experience do have problems adjusting to new techniques, despite consciously seeing the value in them. These people need sensitive support and encouragement rather than being singled out for excessive criticism.

On the other hand, plenty of people with previous experience who are able to assimilate new ideas/techniques do very well. In my experience problems can arise when someone with previous experience simply refuses to accept new ideas/techniques. This is a great shame after paying good money to go on a training course. A little research will reveal what communicative language teaching is about and if the person decides that is not the way they want to teach, they could save themselves a lot of money and time.

However, in my experience these cases are a very small minority and do not prompt any sort of preconception on the part of any trainers I have worked with. The vast majority of trainees work very hard, learn a lot and do well to complete a challenging and intense course.

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Celta tutor bias toward experienced teachers
Nate -- Thursday, 22 November 2012, at 10:02 p.m.
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Stephen -- Friday, 23 November 2012, at 11:25 a.m.
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spiral78 -- Saturday, 24 November 2012, at 1:31 a.m.
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Global Teacher -- Friday, 23 November 2012, at 3:29 p.m.
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Global Teacher -- Friday, 23 November 2012, at 3:38 p.m.
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Global Teacher -- Friday, 23 November 2012, at 3:45 p.m.
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oobe3 -- Sunday, 25 November 2012, at 7:44 p.m.
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