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Teacher training and Development

Free English Lessons for Adults

Would you like to attend some free English classes?   Take the test and let us know your results We will contact you for some free online English this summer! Throughout the year we offer free English Language classes so that our teachers in training can practise the latest methods of English Language Teaching.  We…
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Cambridge Delta Online Sessions Summer 2020

This summer, contrary to our own tradition, we are offering Module 2 candidates the opportunity to complete some or all the seminar input online. We would dearly love to be able to offer our usual 6 week in-person course but these are hard times and a longer term course taught remotely seems the more appropriate solution for the time…
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Upcoming Fully Online CELTA Courses in 2020

Well into our second fully online course, we are pleased to announce that in view of the continued lockdowns and rise in cases in different parts of the world, Cambridge has extended permission to run fully online courses till the end of this calendar year.  Clearly, this is not the ideal case for every single…
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Teaching Assessments Online during the CELTA

In this second blog post contributed by Sara Katsonis, a trainee on the same online/blended CELTA course which was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing restrictions, lockdown and inability to complete the teaching practicum part of the course which was under way at the time.  Sara started with tech issues even with simple things like…
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Online TP’s – Online Teaching – My thoughts

The post below has not been edited in any way and is a letter sent to me by one of our recent CELTA trainees – her group started online but with the teaching practice component done in situ, at CELT in Athens. Until, suddenly, one day in March, we were told we had to close…
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Free online English Lessons

Would you like to attend some free online English classes?   Θέλετε να μάθετε Αγγλικά Διαδικτυακά Δωρεάν;  Take the test and we will send you the results Κάντε το τεστ και εμείς θα σας στείλουμε τα αποτελέσματα We will contact you for some free online English classes!  Αγγλικά για Ενήλικες Δωρεάν – Οnline!    Throughout…
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CELTA Fully Online

The COVID-19 pandemic has, in just a few short weeks, managed to change the face of education and to bring remote teaching into the picture. Where teachers used to believe that it would take years for online learning to really take hold, a pandemic has completely changed everything we felt safe and comfortable about in…
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Are you Ready to be an Online Teacher?

The future of teaching may well be online, despite the fact that face-to-face teaching has so many benefits. Advantages of online teaching Online teaching poses many challenges to the teacher who is comfortable and used to teaching ‘live’ only, but these are challenges which can be easily overcome, as there are multiple advantages to being…
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August – September 2019 e-bulletin

Welcome to our August 2019 e-bulletin issue. The CELT Athens team send you our very best wishes for a great start to the school year beginning soon in most countries in the world!   Part time or full time – a CELTA for everyone The summer is continues in September in Athens and schools are getting…
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The elusive present perfect continuous in the passive

Image from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Jewels_of_the_United_KingdomIn all my years as a teacher, I have been reading about the elusive present perfect continuous in the passive as a classic example of that which is formally possible, the grammatical system of the English Language allows it,  but is never actually done, i.e. ‘used’, by the language community. According to…
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