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Re: Certificate vs. Masters? Beginner needs advice

Posted By: Tim
Date: Saturday, 26 January 2013, at 1:42 p.m.

In Response To: Certificate vs. Masters? Beginner needs advice. (Amy)

The CELTA indeed generally does not count towards anything Postgraduate-related.
It is also aimed at beginners in the field and attempts in a month to get you safe to be left int he classroom with a coupe of teaching models to work with.
It is quite effective at that, though if you have teaching experience then you need to bite your tongue a bit and accept what they tell you; act humble.

The other course I don't know much about; a key questions usually is whether it included supervised classroom teaching practice. Many MA TESOLs don't (but some do) and that can sometimes influence employability anywhere that isn't a University academic faculty.
Taking something that IS credit towards a larger thing is useful, but only if you really might do that later thing, and only if the first thing is actually useful in getting a job...

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Certificate vs. Masters? Beginner needs advice.
Amy -- Friday, 25 January 2013, at 9:38 p.m.
Re: Certificate vs. Masters? Beginner needs advice
Amy -- Saturday, 26 January 2013, at 1:57 p.m.
Re: Certificate vs. Masters? Beginner needs advice
Tim -- Saturday, 26 January 2013, at 1:42 p.m.
Re: Certificate vs. Masters? Beginner needs advice
nomad soul -- Saturday, 26 January 2013, at 9:56 a.m.
Re: Certificate vs. Masters? Beginner needs advice
Global Teacher -- Tuesday, 5 February 2013, at 3:39 a.m.

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