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Re: Is it right for me? CELTA and TEFL in general

Posted By: Carl Taylor <promoeventmanager@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Wednesday, 8 January 2014, at 3:17 p.m.

In Response To: Is it right for me? CELTA and TEFL in general (Alex)

Hi Alex,

Hope your well. I am currently taking a month intensive Celta course in Edinburgh, Scotland. I am in my 1st week (4th day tomorrow) and I feel like I'm hanging on the edge of a cliff right now because - My lack of knowledge of grammar. So when the tutors ask - What tense is this - Past simple, present perfect? I can't answer straight away. That's no problem, but when you come to teach a language lesson to the students then you do need to know it.

I applied for my course in November last year and so wish I'd studied more grammar before starting the course. I could have done with 6 months reading up instead of a month perhaps. I am now thinking that I should have done a weekend TEFL course to see if it was for me. So before committing to a Celta intensive or part time, maybe think about dipping your toe in with a shorter course.

If you are going to do the intensive - Put your life on hold for a month, tell your friends your not available etc...

I have taught 1 practice lesson already on Wednesday & I have another lesson tomorrow on reading and asking questions.

Anyway best of luck with making a decision what route you want to take.

Messages In This Thread

Is it right for me? CELTA and TEFL in general
Alex -- Tuesday, 7 January 2014, at 11:32 p.m.
Re: Is it right for me? CELTA and TEFL in general
Carl Taylor -- Wednesday, 8 January 2014, at 3:17 p.m.
Re: Is it right for me? CELTA and TEFL in general
Tim -- Wednesday, 8 January 2014, at 11:52 a.m.
Re: Is it right for me? CELTA and TEFL in general
Katrina Bourke -- Wednesday, 8 January 2014, at 11:35 a.m.
Re: Is it right for me? CELTA and TEFL in general
Alex -- Friday, 10 January 2014, at 10:45 a.m.
Re: Is it right for me? CELTA and TEFL in general
Tim -- Sunday, 12 January 2014, at 10:27 a.m.

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