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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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!
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.
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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.
My biggest fear is fear of lacking behind in a group of native speaker, I am scared of completing written assignments timely. Althought I am highly motivated, still somewhere in the corner of my heart something frightens me. By David's newsletters I am trying to gain inspiration and take up this course very soon and address my foremost fear of the pre-interview test paper and its language awareness part.
This website gives me courage not to give up and boosts my confidence level to cope up all 4 intensive weeks successfully. It addresses each and every part of course and how to overcome my fear and to prepare myself for the course in advance.
It's a energy booster in short, to motivate you to go for the course enthusiastically.
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