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Re: CELTA or TEFl

Posted By: shannon@howtoteachenglishgrammar.com <shannon@howtoteachenglishgrammar.com>
Date: Friday, 26 April 2013, at 5:55 a.m.

In Response To: CELTA or TEFl (Sarah S)

Hi Sarah. The CELTA is Cambridge's Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. This is a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course which is well recognized internationally, as it is standardized - a Cambridge examiner flies out to schools that deliver the course, to verify the grades given to graduates. This makes the course more expensive than some TEFL courses. I did the CELTA because I wanted to teach in Australia, where there is an abundance of English teachers. I would recommend the CELTA if you want to teach in an English speaking country. An online course may or may not be recognized where you want to teach, so I would recommend finding out what is required for your destination. There is no substitute for the interaction, personal coaching and practical experience that the classroom provides. I hope that helps. Best of luck! :-) Shannon of www.HowToTeachEnglishGrammar.com

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CELTA or TEFl
Sarah S -- Thursday, 25 April 2013, at 1:08 p.m.
Re: CELTA or TEFl
shannon@howtoteachenglishgrammar.com -- Friday, 26 April 2013, at 5:55 a.m.
Re: CELTA or TEFl
Tim -- Thursday, 25 April 2013, at 10:20 p.m.

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