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CELTA and Technology – With or Without it?

Giulia Forsythe via Compfight In a recent end-of-course evaluation report,  one of our CELTA candidates suggested (complained is perhaps a better word) that her expectations of a higher grade on the CELTA course were not fulfilled because she did not know how to use technology. Had she not been encouraged to use it (by her tutor), she said,  she would have achieved a […]

CELTA and Technolology – With or Without it?

In a recent end-of-course evaluation report,  one of our CELTA candidates suggested (complained is perhaps a better word) that her expectations of a higher grade on the CELTA course were not fulfilled because she did not know how to use technology. Had she not been encouraged to use it (by her tutor), she said,  she would have achieved a higher grade. It was […]

Digital Storytelling for young and old – March 22 – TESOL Greece – Athens

Digital Storytelling for young & old This talk was inspired by a blog post which you can read here and a TESOL EVO workshop with Shelly Terrell where I was one of the moderators. [slideshare id=46334364&w=425&h=355&style=border: 1px solid #CCC; border-width: 1px; margin-bottom: 5px; max-width: 100%;&sc=no] Digital storytelling for Young and Old from Marisa Constantinides  Photo by @DinaDobrou Story telling Karaoke […]

Delta conversations: Angelos

Angelos finished his Delta course and his assessment in what I would call one big fell swoop – in something less than 10 weeks, he had finished writing his assignments for all three modules and managed to pass ALL three!!! Well, that takes dedication, good planning of one’s time and despite what his says in this interview by Sandy Millin, […]

Is your English Good Enough to be a Teacher of English? Join our Free Online Course

 Content Knowledge & Language Mastery This blog post is about teachers of English and their own level of competence in English. I often interview teachers who wish to participate in courses such as the Cambridge DELTA or CELTA for which they have all the right attitudes and personal qualities, even the passion for teaching that would potentially make them great teachers […]

Doing the CELTA: Do's and Don'ts

This short guide is by no-means comprehensive, but I do hope it is practical and to-the-point. It is based on my experience as a CELTA trainer, so one might say I have seen the course form the inside J So here goes! What is the CELTA? The Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages formerly ‘Certificate in English […]

10 things you need to know about the Cambridge CELTA course

And why it’s the best step forward in your TEFL career  “CELTA“ originally stood for ‘Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults’ but was recently changed to Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. It is now a Level 5 Qualification and some Universities even offer credits in their TESOL courses for having done it! The CELTA is […]