Is A CELTA Course Crucial To Teach English As A Second Language?

What my inner circle is my authenticity, I had no experience as a qualified English teacher up until 5 years ago. My journey began when I did my TEFL course online accredited by Cambridge. This is before I landed my job as an English Teacher in Spain.

What my inner circle is my authenticity, I had no experience as a qualified English teacher up until 5 years ago. My journey began when I did my TEFL course online accredited by Cambridge. This is before I landed my job as an English Teacher in Spain.

Once I completed the job assignment as a general English Teacher In Spain began.

I was awarded a teaching certificate from just Language Idiomas. Once I completed the job assignment

as a general English Teacher in Spain began. I was awarded a teaching certificate from just Language Idiomas.

I taught 1-2-1 English lessons to Spanish native classes working through textbooks evaluated

and marked homework assignments. I focused on grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

This experience was the best for me I gained practical experience dived straight in to teaching with

no experience other than the present, future, and past tenses, which I had not practiced since secondary school.

I taught 1-2-1 English lessons to Spanish native classes working through textbooks,I evaluated and marked homework assignments. I focused on grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

This experience was the best for me I gained practical experience dived straight in to teaching with no experience other than the present, future, and past tenses, which I had not practiced since secondary school. I was nervous, I taught learners ranging from A1 -C2, it was very daunting especially after the lesson as I had to provide feedback, plus the learners were able to ask questions so I had to be needed

to be confident.

PRIVATE ENGLISH TEACHING

After spain I began teaching rivately with service which included:

  • 1-2-1 Lessons

  • Online lessons

  • Proof reading

  • Group lessons

  • Job Interview practice

WHAT IS THE CELTA COURSE

"The CELTA course covers the principles of effective teaching and gives you a range of teaching techniques and practical experience. You get hands-on teaching practice and observation of

experienced teachers, and you’ll apply your learning by delivering communicative teaching with

English language learners."


Breakdown of CELTA Course

  • Teacher support and consultation

  • Supervised lesson planning

  • Six hours assessed teaching practice per candidate

  • Feedback on teaching practice

  • Peer observation of teaching practice

  • Six hours directed observation

  • Analysing language for teaching purposes

  • Teaching language skills

  • Reflecting on classroom teaching

As you can see from the definition of the Celta course due to my prior Teaching English experience from just languages Idiomas, plus my TEFL along with another teaching certificate, I feel as though the Celta was not necessary for me as I already obtained rightful practice in the teaching world. I gained confidence, a deeper understanding of Grammar, I also read several books, my English grammar skills is a lot better today although I still study and learn daily. BENEFITS OF CELTA

However, a Celta is recognized internationally and most notable schools locally and internationally require a Celta plus a degree so it may work in your benefit, and on your CV although it may cost a great deal, you may be entitled to government help.