Transitions (and delays)

I had been in the practice of posting every week, usually on the same day, so that my readers would know what to expect. But as it happens, real life is never as organized as you want it to be, and as chaos grows, schedules lapse. And so here is a random update, two weeks … Continue reading Transitions (and delays)

A Day in the Life of a CELTA Trainee…a photo diary 

It's the end of week 2 of the Celta, and i'm about ready for a vacation and a week-long nap. Week 1 was foundation work, learning the basics, and creating lesson plans from detailed teaching points prepared for us. Week 2 came with a little more freedom in our lesson plans, working from some set … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a CELTA Trainee…a photo diary 

CELTA: Week 1

I have successfully made it through my first week of the CELTA course. When I was originally looking into the different teaching certification courses available, it seemed that there was a different acronym for every type of ESL teaching imaginable. TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, TOEFL, WAFFLE...you get the idea. But from what I had read, CELTA seemed … Continue reading CELTA: Week 1