Eligibility for the CELTA: is it right for you?
If you can answer ‘yes’ or ‘probably’ to the following questions, then the CELTA is right for you!
- Are you 18 or older?
- Do you have a level of education that would allow you to access higher education?
- Do you want to teach English?
- Are you a competent user of English? (You are the equivalent of a high C1 level or above.)
- Do you have a reasonable understanding of the way that the English language works, or could you learn about this reasonably quickly?
- Do you want a practical teaching qualification rather than an academic one?
- Are you able to relate well to other people?
- Are you capable of giving clear instructions, explaining effectively and helping people when they don’t understand?
- Are you able to reflect on what you do, noticing strengths, weaknesses and possible strategies for improving work in the future?
- Are you open to hearing supportive, but possibly critical, feedback on lessons you have taught?
- Are you prepared to undertake a potentially stressful course, where you and your teaching will be in the spotlight for many hours?
- Are you keen to try a TEFL course that is hard work, but immensely challenging and rewarding?
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