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    hi guys!! what do you think about celta certificate? is it worth it?
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    Worthwhile? Depends on what you're aiming for. What are your plans?

    A month (ish) and £1000 (ish) is a fairly high time and money commitment for most people. You can get lower-priced TEFL certs that will only take you a weekend. The quality of these cheap certs is obviously low, and employers usually haven't heard of them. The CELTA gives you lots of seminar time, written assessments and most importantly it does give you observed, assessed teaching practice with real EFL students. It isn't perfect but is the best known cert of the type and has a good reputation throughout the world.

    I personally found it worthwhile as it allowed me to teach in Europe. The CELTA plus a Bachelor's degree is generally accepted as the minimum requirement for ESL teaching jobs in many parts of the world (e.g. Europe).

    Some countries (e.g. China) only require the degree...so if you wished you could get a teaching job there without a CELTA.
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    I completely agree with 'greenbeans123'.

    Personally I did a weekend course but it was obvious that my options were limited. Later I did a CELTA because I wanted to work in Europe.

    So it depends where you want to work. In Asia is several countries they are less fussy, but even the better jobs in those countries prefer the CELTA. As for Europe it is really must! For example my school here in Lisbon, Portugal the only TEFL certificate which is accepted is the CELTA or Trinity TESOL. To my knowledge that is the same as any other school here.
 
 
 
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