Why to Take CELTA? After introducing what CELTA is as a course and what it has to offer in my previous post, in this one I’m gonna tackle the question which many teachers ask (me): “Why should I take CELTA?”. Well, the best person to answer this question is you. (To be honest I always recommend taking the course if there is no financial problems. And that was my advice to my wife too!)
A word about me before taking the CELTA so you wouldn’t think I’m biased. I finished my B.A. in English Language and Literature in 2012, I followed that with starting M.A. in ELT. I finished 9 theoretical courses with their research papers, and 1 practicum module. Then I dropped out and left my country, Syria, due to the situation. So, as you see, when I took my CELTA course in 2014, I wasn’t new to the ELT world. To add, the reason I’m writing this post is due to the high number of people asking me whether CELTA would benefit them or not, and what is really there in CELTA that they would need to know and add to their skill set. All the issues that I’m addressing in post are firsthand experiences, and through the communication with other teachers which I do a lot.