I’ve been flicking through the Cambridge English annual review (as you do), and was surprised to find just one very brief mention of the CELTA (in Ukraine “Teachers who complete TKT or CELTA can apply for an exemption from the English language teaching module…”) and not a single mention of the Delta.
Obviously there haven’t been any major changes to those qualifications to announce and the markets for qualifications aimed at state school teachers and students of English are much bigger, but you’d think they’d have something or the other to say about their top level teaching qualifications, say an expansion of people studying online or courses in a new country or two. If no such thing is true or they think such changes are so insignificant to not be worth mentioning at all, I think it’s fair to fear about the future of these qualifications, given how ruthlessly cut-throat such UK “non-profits” tend to be nowadays.
The next thing I did was therefore to wonder what a world without the Cambridge CELTA and Delta would be like (as you do). The utopian outcome would be all those course providers banding together and producing their own joint qualification that had a lot more basis in how people should teach and learn while skimming off less course fees. The more likely outcome is a continuing replacement of CELTA by the much lower level TKT and an increasing proliferation of other providers who consist of little more than dodgy marketing copied from each other.
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