We’ve made it to the home stretch, people! Once you make it through those first two weeks it’s almost (almost) a breeze. This video focuses on how your fellow trainees can help you in your journey and preparing for the future. If you are lucky enough to have a great group and trainers then wrapping up the CELTA is actually a bittersweet event. By the time you can smell that finish line you are beginning to see what a truly unique experience you are having and can finally see that everything will get done in its time.
How to Finish Strong
- The final two weeks are easier because you know what is expected of you and how to manage your time.
- If you make friends with your fellow trainees it will make your life so much better!
- More down time towards the end!
- Meet with your trainer(s) for advice on your future or to look over your resume.
- Lesson types: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Grammar, Vocabulary, Functions
- The last three are generally more difficult to teach
- Second two weeks you switch practice teaching groups – switch trainers, new level of English learners
- Hurtle: figure out what your new trainer is looking for in grading.
- Representative from Cambridge University observes for a day. Private Q&A with rep without trainers.
- You have to be more creative with your lessons as time goes by.
- Final two lessons you teach (40 min & 60 min) are totally your creations
- One can be used from your first writing assignment
- Grading doesn’t get harder- trainers look to see if you are working on what is brought up in feedback sessions.
- One day you will also get to observe a professional ESL teacher teach classes