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anyone with CELTA?

29 May 2009 /  #61
Where is the CELTA course available in Warsaw? Only at Bell School? Is it possible to take the course online?

ELS-Bell is the only place in Warsaw. The problem is that the course there is PLN 4,900, which is frankly too much money. A better option is to do it at IH Wroclaw (£729, i.e. PLN 3,600) or at IH Krakow (£749). I see absolutely no reason at all why ELS-Bell needs to charge 30% more for exact the same course.
29 May 2009 /  #62
Hello mayame,

I will be moving to Poland to start living with my fiancée. I'm doing the CELTA course at the Bell school in August. I have 3 years classroom experience training employees at a multinational company and private tutor experience. If you'd like to get in touch with me just give me a poke. :)

Jon - | 3  
2 Jun 2009 /  #63
Yes, I agree they are too expensive. I looked into this program 3 years ago when I first moved here but the cost was prohibitive.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Jun 2009 /  #64
I agree. It just depends on what door you can open with it but so many people have it these days that competition is fierce.

It has been useful for me to have but the financial outlay is pretty darned high :(
Jon - | 3  
3 Jun 2009 /  #65
What about an online TEFL course?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
3 Jun 2009 /  #66
To me, a waste of time. As Bubba said, you gotta be in the classroom. What's the use of doing an online theatre play where you move the characters round? Teaching is a classroom activity and should be coupled with learning the theory on site. The CELTA is useful in that way. Intensive morning sessions (then learning, LOL), then into the classroom.
BrudnyBrudny 3 | 19  
30 Jun 2009 /  #67
Merged: TEFL, CELTA, TESOL what is the difference between the three?

I have decided I would like to move to Poland and become an English teacher. I have looked online but I don't really quite understand the differences between all of these courses.

Could anyone point me in the right direction to which course would suit me best?
I'm looking to move to Poland, most likely Warsaw, and become a teacher.
I'm eighteen at the moment, does that reach the minimum age to join one of these?
What is this Callan school? *spelling..

Thank you
niejestemcapita 2 | 561  
30 Jun 2009 /  #68
TEFL = teaching English as Foreign Language.....more modern term is ELT (ENglish language teaching)
CELTA teaching certificate validated by RSA/CAmbridge.
Cert. TESOL, same but validated by Trinity.

I think the second one is supposed to give more preparation,(five weeks not four) for not only ppl learning English in their own countries but also for ESOL (English for speakers of other languages, eg permanent immigrants)

I think both of these courses prefer graduates but you can blag your way onto them if for example you had English Language A level, or other similar qualification.

Callan is a specific method which uses its own materials and doesnt require teachers to have the TEFL training. I dont know too much about it, but you might ask Seanus.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
30 Jun 2009 /  #69
Callan is a method I trained teachers in some 3 years ago. It is a method where you read questions from a book twice and prompt them to give you the answer. It's main focus in the early levels is tempo and subject/verb agreement. It is useful for most beginners.

Just type Callan into the search box. Also, the other topics have been covered earlier on the forum. Just use the checker and you will see.
BrudnyBrudny 3 | 19  
30 Jun 2009 /  #70
both of these courses prefer graduates

college or high school??

So I do a TEFL program and then receive a CELTA certification?
I'm looking to teach English to students in Poland
terri 1 | 1,665  
1 Jul 2009 /  #71
>>>both of these courses prefer graduates - from a University. You need to have a Batchelor's degree and CELTA qualification.

Look on websites which advertise jobs in Poland and see what the schools require. The other thing is you need to be able to 'sell yourself' and impress the DOS with your enthusiasm, knowledge and experience as a teacher.

...students - I hope that you don't mean students at a Uni but students in a language school.
It would be difficult at the age of 18/19 to convince someone that you have the necessary qualifications/experience.
davis78 - | 1  
16 Oct 2009 /  #72
pls i will like someone to help me send me the sample essay of the celta test .
Reasons for and feelings about taking the course, including:
• What you expect from the course
• What you do not want the course to deal with…
• What you think you might be good at
• What worries you have
• Your plans after the course

all i need a sample write up and i will write mine.
send it to my email address
16 Oct 2009 /  #73
all i need a sample write up and i will write mine.

You mean you will copy it? Lazy toerag!!

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