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  • scrubmuncher
    15 January, 2009 at 22:35
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    I’ve decided on a course to do, 20 hour weekender + 30 hours online. I’m doing it at Dundee with Tefl scotland. Anything to be concerned about, ask or checkout before booking?

    Many thanks.

    16 January, 2009 at 10:13
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    This looks fairly standard for a weekend course. Bear in mind that they pack a lot into each of the two days so each session will be a mere introduction to the subject concerned – doing the online course too should consolidate some of this a bit. It looks like it includes some teaching practice too, which is good.


    8 February, 2009 at 7:19
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    Hi scrubmuncher,

    My own experience as I started out in ESL teaching:

    I took a weekend "Teach TEFL" type course, and it made me realize that teaching English was indeed something I wanted to do, and also that there was no way I felt the broad overview I got from it was enough to make me a competent teacher. I signed up and took the CELTA almost immediately after, and was glad I did.

    On my first job I realized that the CELTA was also just a starting point, and I have been developing and refining my teaching skills ever since then.

    Good luck!

    Thomas Topham Head of Teacher Training The MODERN Institute http://www.themoderninstitute.eu

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