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  • RachelinFrance
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    9 September, 2011 at 9:12
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    Hi,

    I’d like to hear some opinions of the CELTA course offered in Brussels and whether it will ultimately help me to find work in Belgium or France.
    I’m a British mother of two, married to a Frenchman, we live on the French/Belgian border near Mons. I’ve been at home having and bringing up my kids for the last 5 years. Now that the little one is ready to start at the ecole maternelle I’m having thoughts of going back to work, however my previous job (casino dealer) isn’t really do-able with the kids. So I’m considering taking the CELTA course in Brussels to help me into teaching English. I don’t have a degree (I dropped out 8-weeks before my finals many years ago) but I’m well educated despite that with a good command of English (my father was an English teacher).
    Anyway I’d like to hear if anyone has done the CELTA in Brussels, if it’s worth the money (1600€ is a lot on our budget), and if there are alternatives, I really need some practical face-to-face training I think so completely online courses are out.

    Thanks for any help you can give

    Rachel

    dan
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    22 November, 2011 at 10:48
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    Reply To: CELTA for France and Belgium

    Hi Rachel

    The CELTA syllabus is the same wherever you take the course, so you can be fairly well assured of a quality course.

    Will it help you to find teaching work in France? You will certainly be in a better position with the CELTA than without it, as schools will be looking for a qualification, experience, or preferably both.

    However, my personal experience of France is that many schools are less concerned about the specific qualification than the fact that you have a qualification of some kind.

    So if cost is an issue you could consider a cheaper classroom-based alternative. But if Brussels is the most convenient in terms of location, then you also have to factor in travel time and expense to other locations…

    Hope that helps?

    Dan

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