CELTA Course Info, Help & Advice
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At Pass The CELTA, you'll find a huge collection of exclusive resources to help you succeed wherever you are in your CELTA course journey.
If you want advice on how to prepare for and pass your CELTA course (or even push for the higher grades) you've come to the right place! Just choose from the options below to get started.
Hello! My name is David. I graduated my Cambridge CELTA course with a Pass A grade and wanted to pass on some of the best experiences and TEFL tips from my time studying the syllabus.
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HOW MUCH DOES THE CELTA COURSE COST?
This article reveals the cost of studying the CELTA course in 2019 at more than 70 centres around the world.
70 centres! Yes it was a ton of work, but I’m very proud that this is the very best guide on CELTA costs anywhere.
Check out the latest CELTA prices from 10 centres in each of the 7 continents, and compare the lowest, highest, and average costs.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ONLINE CELTA
I've just published a brand new feature guide about the online CELTA (also know as the blended learning option).
If you're wondering whether the online study option is right for you, this guide will be very helpful. It's full of answers to the many questions shared by the newsletter subscribers and Facebook followers... people just like you. Go check it out!
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My biggest challenge about the CELTA course is the workload that I will have to deal with during a very short period of time.
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My toughest challenge is my lack of experience as a teacher. Having zero experience is nerve wracking, as you don't know what's in store for you.
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Just a quick update since we last spoke... I asked some questions about the CELTA pre-interview task and you kindly guided me through some of the points to consider before the interview. Today is the day I complete my CELTA and now I just wait for my certificate to come through.
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My biggest fear regarding CELTA was that I am not competent enough to finish it since I am a non-native speaker of English. Once you find out your CELTA tutors do not necessarily have to be English, everything gets easier. Another thing was the course intensity. Complete dedication to something for one month. It does not sound too difficult or frightening when you say it, but it really requires 24/7 work and dedication. When you work - you work for CELTA, when you sleep - you are getting rest for CELTA again. Don't get me wrong, I would do it all over again now, but that period when I was waiting for the course to start was making me nervous whether I will be able to make it.
I downloaded every possible thing which can be downloaded from this site, read/listened/watched in detail, newsletter was also enormously useful. I even exchanged a couple of private letters with David and he gave me some tips on the CELTA assignments and he was very polite and helpful. I am so grateful I was able to come up across this site and its owner before I started CELTA.
I definitely recommend David's website and newsletter for new CELTA trainees! First of all, you will get valuable advice from a person who has already passed the CELTA and decided to dedicate his life to help others who plan on doing the course. You receive newsletters which are very detailed, but coherent, containing information that would help you out a lot if you knew it before your course starts. It also helps you to create an image of what is everything regarding teaching practice and written assignments going to be like. The website and newsletters contain beneficial input from the real CELTA tutors and trainees as well.
In my opinion, this is the number one site for all of the future CELTA trainees out there.
This website is not affiliated with Cambridge ELA. You should always follow your CELTA tutor's advice.