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Re: Review for Celta courses?

Posted By: spiral78
Date: Saturday, 24 August 2013, at 4:30 a.m.

In Response To: Review for Celta courses? (Katie)

Assuming you are referring to the actual CELTA and not some other cert related to TEFL, the course is externally moderated and the quality will not be in question, regardless of which location you take it in. You might find someone posting here who has recently taken a course in one of the locations you mention, but testimonials aren't definitive: trainers change, circumstances change. These are details, though - a CELTA will be seen as reputable anywhere, regardless of exactly what location you did it in. Basically, employers won't care.

On another issue, it is often a good option to take the course in the country where you want to start teaching (if you want to teach in the US, then it's logical to take it there).
The CELTA providers offer a good bridge into a country/culture. They usually provide housing during the course, deal with logistics like airport pickup and local orientation, and can give you invaluable info regarding reputable local employers. Your peer trainees can form your first local social network, and your practice teaching students will be more representative of the students you will be working with when you start.
Consider the difference in teaching in an Anglophone country (US or Canada) and teaching in a non-Anglophone country, for example. The practice teaching students in the US/Canada will be from a mix of first language backgrounds. If you take a course in, say, Russia, they will all be Russian speakers. It's an important difference when you get started!

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Review for Celta courses?
Katie -- Thursday, 22 August 2013, at 6:43 p.m.
Re: Review for Celta courses?
spiral78 -- Saturday, 24 August 2013, at 4:30 a.m.
Re: Review of CELTA courses?
nomad soul -- Friday, 23 August 2013, at 6:18 p.m.
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Tim -- Friday, 23 August 2013, at 3:17 p.m.
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Neil -- Wednesday, 2 October 2013, at 10:48 a.m.
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Randall -- Wednesday, 6 November 2013, at 4:01 p.m.
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Tim -- Friday, 8 November 2013, at 2:08 p.m.
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carla -- Monday, 20 January 2014, at 5:08 p.m.
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nomad soul -- Tuesday, 21 January 2014, at 10:45 a.m.
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Tim -- Tuesday, 21 January 2014, at 10:19 a.m.
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spiral78 -- Tuesday, 21 January 2014, at 9:53 a.m.
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seattlechaz -- Wednesday, 1 January 2014, at 7:03 a.m.

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