My first assignment.





I will not talk about the subject I was supposed to.

Today I want to talk about my first assignment, why I got a ‘resubmission’ and how anxious and nervous I am about this.

The CELTA course demands a lot from you. Besides the teaching practice, which are eight, the input classes, lots of reading we have to do, peers we have to observe… we have to write four assignments. Tutors set a deadline and after analysing our work, they send us back with a Pass or Resubmission.

A resubmission means you missed some information you were supposed to write in there, or you made a mistake in terms of grammar or something.

I made a few preposition mistakes, and had to adapt an exercise that was not appropriate.

I made all the changes I had to, but now I am too nervous to send it. My deadline is in two days and today I have just sent my second assignment, which I have read more than a thousand times, to make sure I will get a Pass.

Well, I took this course for granted, I admitted it. It is hard work.

Next post I will talk about the teaching abroad and non-native speakers.



I’m back, and alive.



I was absent for almost two months, and the reason I haven’t posted anything is because things got crazy with the beginning of the course.

I am really enjoying taking these classes and I’m very excited about the future and about becoming an English teacher.

I’ve taught two classes so far, and they were both satisfatory. Of course I had negative points which need to be improved, but as the tutors are very attentive and give us feedback about our teaching practice, we are more than able to work on our development needs.

The CELTA course is very demanding, but is being amazing to learn so many things I didn’t know before.

I want my next topic to be about the non-native English Teachers in the whole world. How difficult is it to get a job once you are not a native speaker? I have someone who is helping me in this matter. She is an English Teacher, and she as well, took the CELTA course.

I got a little worried about this, because most of the countries only give the job to native speakers.

Well, this will not let me down. I know I have chances and I will work very hard to get a job abroad.

‘Till next time 🙂