“I will be relocating to South America next year. I hope to use my CELTA qualification to start a new career in teaching English. I did fairly extensive research and I was swayed by the quality and enthusiasm of the teacher whom I met at Saxoncourt.
The CELTA course is unbelievably demanding and rigorous – something which I was warned about by everyone I talked to and by every forum I found online, and they were right! It is also huge fun and extremely challenging. The teachers are extraordinary; each expertly using the method that they are teaching whilst still retaining their individuality and showing by example, how Student Centred teaching can be adapted to one’s own strengths, life experience and personality without having to turn into a CELTA robot. The other students were a wonderful mixed bag of ages and backgrounds which, also made the the stresses and strains of the course not just bearable but also enjoyable to overcome as a group.
Until I move to and start teaching in South America next year, I plan to be getting as much teaching experience in the UK as I can. I hope to turn up at Argentinian schools and with as chunky CV as I can muster with a stack of references. I’m on a couple of Cambridge Teacher online Courses as I have some huge gaps in my English grammar education which i’m racing to fill. I have also been lucky enough to be employed as a private tutor by a school as soon as I finished my CELTA course and also have 5 private students.
I also plan to volunteer to give English classes to refugee charities in order to develop my classroom teaching skills.”