CELTA Is DOne!
I survived! Wow, that was an intense month- CELTA has certainly lived up to it’s reputation. It was worth it though; I met some awesome people from all over the world and learned so much! I was even offered a job!
If I wasn't an Auxilar, I definite would have considered it. A typical day went like this: up at 5am to get work done, leave the apartment at 7:30, get to the center by 8:00 if going by metro (by 8:20 if walking), use wifi there to get more work done and print things out, class starts at 9:30, 3 hours being taught everyday by CELTA tutors (who were awesome) an hour and a half for lunch, then 3 hours teaching.
In my group each person taught two observed/graded lessons a week, and then did at least one unobserved/ungraded lesson a week as well, the rest of the time we were in our own classes learning teaching and studying English. Friday’s we only had to attend input sessions (we didn’t teach) so we got to leave around 1:30 usually. Classes ended around 6 each day but then I stayed to do homework since the wifi in my airbnb wasn’t that great. We had quite a bit of work to do outside of class, so late nights or early mornings (or both) were a must. I was the only person form the US on the course and it was such fun to learn a bunch of new words from UK and Australian English. Plus they all helped my get into the metric system again. ;)
So I’m now certified by CELTA to teach English to speakers of other languages, passing with a Pass B grade. Having said that, by no means do I consider myself a “teacher” yet. I have so much to learn and so much experience to gain before I can call myself that comfortably. I’m on the way though!
Overall, Madrid was fun and I enjoyed it (the little bit I got see at least), but I’m ready to get out of the crazy city- I’m definitely one for smaller cities/towns.
Heading to the bus now, I'll write when I get to Logroño.
9/1/2018 03:49:09 pm
A job?? A Job?? Isn't that a great feeling to be offered a job and have to turn it down?? :-)
9/3/2018 11:01:27 am
Great job! I would be interested to know the UK and Australian English words to which you were introduced.
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