Many people ask about 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?
No doubt that, if you want to be a professional English teacher, CELTA is a great step in your career. The certificate not only improving your English teaching skills but also it will give you the privilege to travel abroad as it approved around the globe. But 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 worldwide meets the same standards, follow the same syllabus, and are assessed in the same way by Cambridge English assessors.
- The University of Cambridge, UK, accredits the course.
- Main course tutors are highly qualified and experienced.
- The British Curriculum Authority approves the curriculum.
- The certificate with the Cambridge stamp
So, you’re saying it’s the same, so it doesn’t matter the place?
I said the course itself is the same. However, there are other factors you need to put into consideration when you choose the ideal place for studying CELTA. What are these factors?
The reputation of the Center.
Yes, the curriculum is the same, but some centers have a better reputation than others. This means you need to do your research first and the reviews about the Center to know more about the place and their student’s feedback.
Thank you to the internet because it allows us to get information which we are don’t know about other country cultures and work. In a few seconds, you can find reviews and feedback about anything around the world.
The number of students.
Small class sizes mean more attention from the teacher. The student will get to know each other, which makes them connect and be close, more confident, and comfortable in the class. The teacher will have more time for individual feedback and be sure that each student understands the level. How can I know the number of the course?
There is a high season, and low season, in the high season the Center expect more student and the opposite in the low season. You can send an email to the Center and ask them how many students they’re waiting in the class.
As we said before, the certificate is the same all over the world; this means. It is supposed that no one will ask you about your course location; they only ask to see an official Cambridge 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 the student they are expecting, finally, get in touch with your future employer to see if they recommend a specific place or country.