The course has really been helpful for my career, because it gave me lots of new ideas on how to handle each age group and activities I could do with the children in class.
When I first started I had one year of experience in the Ontario Teacher Certification program at University of Toronto, I still felt in disadvantage as an international student as most of my classmates already had teaching experience in Canada. I took TESOL 130 in the Toronto campus and TKT-YL in the Vancouver campus.…
David Ericeira left Brazil to join the CELTA program at Greystone College in Toronto, Canada. He says it was all worth it! “Taking the CELTA Course at Greystone College was undoubtedly one of the best decisions that I have made in my life so far. Apart from having had a previous teaching experience back in…
Anyone who can remember sitting in their elementary school classes probably instinctively knows that teaching young learners is not the same as teaching adults. Children have shorter attention spans, they tend to be far more kinesthetic learners and they may need help tying their shoes.
In today’s world of international education there are many options and opportunities for high quality teachers. Let me give you 5 reasons to teach overseas.
As I’ve said in previous posts, learning to teach is a little like learning to drive; you need to start with some theory but it won’t mean much until you get hands on experience. This is why a practicum is an integral part of any good TESOL program.
With an online TESOL course there are many places you can’t teach. You should know that many countries and schools now require in-class certification.
Many new ESL teachers believe they need to know everything. Faced with difficult questions they invent something rather than admit ignorance and then spend the rest of the lesson praying no one catches them in a lie.
Read more about teaching English overseas and what to think about (or watch out for) before leaving.
This is the third one out of three blog series where we will compare the programs and help you find the one that is right for you.