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!
Other Trainees Just Like You!
My biggest fear about the CELTA course is that the time seems short and there is a lot to cover. I fear I may be unable to complete the entire course in just a month!
Here's some of the things I've found valuable from this website: First, creating rapport with the students by mentioning their names, that's something I would have overlooked but as I prepare I have that in mind. Secondly, carrying a clipboard is a great tip! with all my docs put together on the clipboard I am able to move and monitor the class and at the same time referring to my notes.
Use this website if you really want to be fully prepared as you enter CELTA. It's explained in very clear language and the tips are things we can easily overlook. Thanks David for being so kind to prepare us for the CELTA!
Although, I have been a teacher for 4 years, I'm sure that taking the CELTA is no mean feat. My biggest challenge is learning the teaching methodologies and putting them to good use.
The resources at PassTheCelta.com have been hugely enriching and have allayed my fears to a considerable degree. I'll be sure to recommend it to others.
I'm feeling quite jittery about the interview.
The emails are helping me mentally prepare myself for CELTA. Reading about people's first-hand experiences of the course is helping me understand that I'm not the only one who's feeling nervous.
I totally recommended this website and newsletter.
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.
I want to express my massive thanks to you. The information you share with us is really valuable and I'm looking forward to your post about writing assignments. And I wonder which books would help me to pass CELTA successfully. In July I'm going to get CELTA training and I want to head there well prepared. I'm afraid that it is going to be a challenging and intense part of my summer. My biggest fear is that I am not sure I will be able to cope with negative feedback. Thank you beforehand ?
You really helped me.
I have some challenges with the technical terms of grammar though I am good at the applied aspect of it. I have not had formal teaching experience before. These are the challenges for me.
Pass the CELTA consoled me that the course is intensive but is still very achieveable.
Yes, I would recommend the website to other viewers. It reassures people needing motivation about the course.
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.
So far so good. I really appreciate the efforts David has done, right from his newsletters, emails and resources. His ideas are simple, innovative and worth it.
I absolutely recommend Pass the CELTA. David's genuineness echoes in his emails for people who want to look forward to a career as an English instructor. His experiences during his CELTA are definitely worth note taking. I haven't started the course yet, but David's regular emails have been a constant source of support and inspiration to me. He's done a commendable job to offer help with things such as tips, advice and ideas. Go team passthecelta.com! Kudos to everyone who are part of this wonderful, innovative, simple yet knowledgeable website.
My biggest challenge about the CELTA course is having the ability and the tools to explain the numerous grammar rules to my students when teaching. This is due to my age (62), and the simple fact that these rules were part of my education in early years of education, however, not engrained in detail my thought process.
David has helped through inspiration, encouragement, daily tips that come through with each email, and knowing that I have a resource to turn to for the coming months whilst I attend the CELTA course.
I would definitely recommend this website and newsletter for the reasons stated above, I have been inspired and encouraged since subscribing to the newsletter. The daily tips that come through with each email answer to my "unasked questions", bring me a sense of comfort knowing that I have a resource to turn to for the coming months whilst I attend the CELTA course. I say this in all sincerity, as several points that I have picked up through the newsletter and website, and ran by friends of mine that have themselves taken the CELTA course, have been confirmed as points that I will be facing and encountering in CELTA.
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