I have been busy in January with running an intensive CELTA course for the first time as a Main Course Tutor. However, I found the time to give a webinar last Sunday as a part of BRELT‘s ‘Certified in 2017’ series of webinars, which I’ll share with you, along with the links I mention in it.
This was a series of 30-minute webinars followed by a 15-minute Q&A. I thought it was very informative if you are considering taking the CELTA.
If you have missed my regular conversations lessons, they’ll be back next week.
For my first post this year, rather than doing a retrospective of 2016, I want to look back as my first full year as CELTA tutor and my overall experience.
Like many of the things I have written about the CELTA and DELTA, this was inspired by something Sandy Millin posted on her blog. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend you doing so.
I had known for a while I’d spend July running one intensive CELTA course, similarly to what I did in January. However, I was later offered to run a second intensive course in July. I was interested, but before accepting I talked to the tutor who trained me and asked if he thought I could manage it. His answer was yes and I accepted the offer. This is how the month went.
Earlier this week I wrote my first blog post for the Richmondshare blog. There were a couple of things I wanted to add to it after reading some comments, so here it is.
The course has come to an end and these are my final comments and impressions of running a full-time Celta course in São Paulo – Brazil.
As with the previous posts, my ideas will appear as bullet points because they can basically be read in any order.
One of the things anyone can do to develop as a teacher is to participate in interesting communities on Facebook or follow people who post articles that are related to teaching. I often check Facebook on my mobile and don’t have enough time to read said articles, but add them to my saved list.
Last weekend I finally had time to check out some of the things I had saved recently and two of those were related to teacher development, which inspired this post. Teresa Carvalho wrote about becoming better at English and Pete from Elt planning wrote about developing as a teacher.
In this article I’m going to look back at 2015 and also look forward to 2016 in terms of my own development.
I’ve been very busy but I’m finally back with some Celta thoughts summing up weeks two and three. If you missed part one, you can find it here.
This is going to follow the same model of my initial post, where my ideas will appear as bullet points because they can basically be read in any order.
The first week of the year was also the first week of my first Celta course as a tutor, so I decided to write about my impressions, both from a tutor’s and a candidate’s point of view.
These are going to appear as bullet points, as there isn’t an underlying theme that connects all of them. This is a departure from my previous posts about the Celta, but it should make it relevant to a larger number of people.
If you are reading this, hopefully you have already read Part 1, which was posted last week. That post gathered quite a lot of attention from people who, I imagine, are interested in sitting the course or becoming tutors themselves. Whatever your reason may be, do leave me a comment or question at the end.
So, without further ado, here’s part two.
Since July I have been undergoing training to become a Celta tutor. It’s been a long process, both enjoyable and tiring. It’s almost finished, however, and I’d like to share my experience with people who may want to do something similar in the future.
So, this is how I became a Celta tutor.