Many people ask: where’s the best place to take the CELTA course, and does the place matter?
Is it better to take the CELTA course in an English speaking country?
Is there any difference in the course regarding the country?
There is no doubt that if you want to be a professional English teacher, CELTA is a great step in your career. The certificate not only improves your English teaching skills, but it will also give you the privilege to travel abroad as it is approved around the globe. However, where’s the best place to study the course?
For the CELTA course itself, it’s the same all over the world. The course offers the same quality in all countries. There isn’t any difference because the course meets the same standards worldwide, follows the same syllabus, and is assessed in the same way by Cambridge English assessors.
- Cambridge Assessment English, UK, accredits the course.
- The Main course tutors are highly qualified and experienced.
- The British Curriculum Authority approves the curriculum.
- The certificate is stamped by Cambridge Assessment English.
So, you’re saying it’s the same, so the place shouldn’t matter!
I said the course itself is the same. However, there are other factors you need to take into consideration when you choose the ideal place for getting CELTA. What are these factors?
The reputation of the Center.
Yes, the curriculum is the same, but some teaching centers have a better reputation than others. This means that you need to do your research first and read reviews about the center to know more about the place and their students’ feedback.
Thanks to the internet, we can get information that we don’t know about other cultures; in a few seconds, you can find reviews and feedback on anything around the world.
The number of students.
Small class sizes mean more attention from the teacher. The students will get to know each other, which makes them connect and be close to one another and be more confident and comfortable in the class. The teacher will have more time for individual feedback and he/she can make sure that each student understands the level.
How can I know the number of students attending the course?
There is a high season, and low season; in the high season the center expects more students and the opposite is in the low season. You can send an email to the center and ask them how many students they’re expecting in the class.
As we said before, the certificate is the same all over the world. This means that no one will ask you where you studied the course; they will only ask to see the official Cambridge Assessment English CELTA certificate.
However, if you’re planning to work in a specific place, you can ask your future employer about if he/she believes that there is a difference between the CELTA course and if they recommend a specific country.
In a nutshell, the course is the same all over the world. Still, you need to check the reviews about the place. Also, you need to get in touch with the center to know the number of students they are expecting and finally, get in touch with your future employer to see if they recommend a specific place or country.