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The Cambridge CELTA Blog · 12M ago

How to Make Things Fall Apart – a PK on Classroom Management

Originally posted on Profesorbaker's Worldwide English Blog: This Pecha Kucha, by Marisa Constantinides, should be required viewing for all EFL teachers. As hilarious as it is, there is a me...
The Cambridge CELTA Blog · 1Y ago

CELTA lesson plans – back to front planning

Your tutor has just given you the materials you will be using for your next assessed lesson along with some notes. Usually, it will be a section of a coursebook unit along with some suggesti...
The Cambridge CELTA Blog · 1Y ago

Overcoming observation anxiety

Whether you have been observed by colleagues in a more or less unofficial setting, by your DOS as part of a job appraisal scheme or process, or as part of a teacher training course such as t...
The Cambridge CELTA Blog · 1Y ago

Is the CELTA course just for new teachers?

  When the Cambridge CELTA was first created, it was intended as a pre-service course but experience has shown that it is a perfect course for the novice teacher, yes,  but it is also a grea...
The Cambridge CELTA Blog · 1Y ago

Language Analysis for Teaching – Is it the last thing you do?

In my experience of training language teachers, mostly on CELTA courses, I have noticed that good preparation goes a long way. Analysing language for teaching purposes is a huge part of that...
The Cambridge CELTA Blog · 1Y ago

TEFL Is An Iceberg – Reflections on CELTA and Standards

Originally posted on The Teacher James: When I worked in Costa Rica, my school required teachers to be CELTA or equivalent qualified. They didn’t care where the person was from, whether they...
The Cambridge CELTA Blog · 1Y ago

Our CELTA pass rate remains steady at 100%

You may wonder how that is possible! Of course, we are careful to select candidates who have a good potential for success! Before Each Course We screen them – to find out if they have the re...
The Cambridge CELTA Blog · 1Y ago

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 grad...
The Cambridge CELTA Blog · 1Y ago

CELTA interview series- Michelle Smith Politis – an American in Greece

Michelle Smith Politis is from Wisconsin, US but she married a Greek and moved to Athens about 15 years ago.  She is a mother of two – because of her children who are still very young, she c...
The Cambridge CELTA Blog · 1Y ago

CELTA Interview Series – Iman Vahdati Dovom – a teacher from Iran

Last May CELT was ‘taken over’ by a group of trainees from Iran – they captivated all at CELT, tutors and colleagues alike and we all loved the great mix of Greek and Iranian candidates with...