Category Archives: PGCE in TEFL

Big Brother is teacher training you

‘“Gabriela, I want you to ask Kieran a question please,” [the head teacher] Benigno says into a microphone that conveys the instruction to the teacher’s earpiece. She’s noticed the boy turning round in his seat [on her monitor connected to … Continue reading

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6 Ways TEFL Certificate Course Providers Try to Rip You Off – Part 2

by guest writer “TEFLista” 3. Call Anyone a Trainer (and count on most people not asking about their qualifications). Arguably, the most important part of a good TEFL course is its trainers. Good trainers might be able to save a … Continue reading

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Question from a reader: DELTA, CELTA or RSA Trinity?

Hi, I’ve just read your DELTA experiences and wondered if you could advise me on the best course to take. I’ve been teaching for 12 years (PGCE and Degree in English) – 6 years in Comprehensives in the UK and … Continue reading

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Have “alternative” TEFL courses been good for the industry?

Noticing that two of my three nominations for TEFL bad boy of the century have been involved in selling 4 week TEFL courses of limited career worth has made me wonder whether the whole non-CELTA non-Trinity lot of them have … Continue reading

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MA= My A*se! Super CELTA is it, man!

Hope that headline got your attention, but actually I have nothing to say about the MA today at all… Right, now to talk about the CELTA. I have decided to trust a whole lot of people I have never met … Continue reading

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