I still remember the first time…
When your hand touched mine. I was sixteen and it felt so true..
Beguiling, misleading…we were both shy. I didn’t know what it was.
A letter in my book, I read it one night and I held it close to my soul.
Tonight I find myself thinking about the first time…the last time.
So I write a letter to respond, a decade later.
I burn it and away it goes. Hopefully, it comes to you. All the things I didn’t have a chance to say.



Little tips from CELTA training that go a long way

very helpful thoughts

ELT planning

When you undertake a 1-month intensive CELTA course it’s near impossible to absorb all the information you’re given. You have to prioritise, and that means getting the basics right. Staging a lesson, introducing new language effectively, anticipating problems, that type of thing. Even learning English grammar rules, that’s hard enough for a native speaker!

However, if you get chance, take a bit of time to consider how your CELTA tutors model good classroom practice during input sessions. Our tutors used a lot of activities and techniques on us which we could in turn apply in the classroom. They didn’t always tell us this, so it’s worth making a note of little things you observe. You never know when a little tip or idea might be beneficial, so you might as well jot it down just in case!

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Little tips from CELTA training that go a long way