I might be wrong but ISubmitted by F Bower on Fri, 10/02/2009 - 14:59
I might be wrong but I thought Tesol was teaching English as a second language ie to people in the UK whose first language is not English. I did a Tefal course years ago (teaching English as a foreign language) and picked up employment in Rome as soon as I arrived. Celta has now appeared and seems to be an equivalent of Tefal-you'd better check
Celta is the most widelySubmitted by Ram on Sat, 10/03/2009 - 03:43
Celta is the most widely accepted and recognised certificate - certainly if you want to get into serious teaching. I did mine with international House in Piccadilly and armed with it could walk straight into all jobs. It does depend where you are planning to teach - in the north there is more competition so the more and better qualifications you have the easier it will be
looking for english teachersSubmitted by felicity0902 on Sun, 10/18/2009 - 14:35
Teaching Cert.Submitted by Antinello on Mon, 10/19/2009 - 01:40
As Ram states the 1 month CELTA is more widely recognised by schools/universities/language centres worldwide. That said the TESOL is basically the same programme with a different accreditation body. Either certificate is fine as they demonstrate you've been through observed teaching practice etc.I am not sure where (language school, university, school) you are thinking of working but typically language centres will accept TESOL/CELTA, international schools look for their ESL teachers to have a PGCE + TESOL/CELTA and Universities look for higher level qualifications i.e. DELTA, MA in Applied LinguisticsAntinello
Advice from a ProSubmitted by Milky Bar Kid on Mon, 10/19/2009 - 04:52
Just spoken to my wife who is an EFL teacher with DELTA, PGCE and she strongly recommends CELTA as it is more widely recognised and there is a misconception that as FBower points out that it is for teaching English to immigrants, which is unfair as it is broadly similar to CELTA - but that is how it is. So, if you are serious about a career in EFL then CELTA/DELTA is the way to go.
A CELTA is certainly the mostSubmitted by hannah851 on Fri, 03/12/2010 - 07:56
A CELTA is certainly the most highly-regarded TEFL course, but your certTESOL one should still stand you in good stead when it comes to finding jobs, especially as you're outside the main northern cities - as native English speakers are harder to come by. Good luck!
H How fluent would you needSubmitted by Joy on Fri, 03/12/2010 - 09:12
I have the CELTA and it wouldSubmitted by Tartuffa on Fri, 03/12/2010 - 09:28
I have the CELTA and it would be appear to be the more highly regarded / recognised qualification. You can certainly get a job teaching English without any Italian but it is harder going. If you were teaching a multi-lingual group in the UK no one would expect you to speak anything other than English in the classroom but here it definitely helps if you can speak some basic Italian - especially with beginners / children. In due course I will take my DELTA too.
Thank you Tartuffa - ISubmitted by Joy on Fri, 03/12/2010 - 09:50
In reply to I have the CELTA and it would by Tartuffa