Hey there! My name is Stephen Beale. I started CELTA Helper because I am passionate about helping new and aspiring English language teachers start a career or simply improve on their current prospects by preparing and succeeding on their CELTA course.
I should say before I go on that I am not a CELTA trainer/tutor. I am, however, writing this blog as someone who has gained over a decade of teaching experience since getting the CELTA.
I remember clearly the stress and nerves of preparing a CELTA lesson, worrying that I’d made the right choice in materials and content; fretting over the timings and how well I’d written the lesson plan, while all the time thinking that there was some huge flaw in my plan.
I know what it’s like to wish I could have got to bed earlier on those nights, feeling held back by all the technical teaching terms and style to follow on the CELTA course. I had a very small amount of teaching experience before the CELTA (40 minutes of separate observed lessons), but it didn’t prepare me for the day-to-day teaching and workload that my CELTA course was.
That is why I am here to help you get back valuable time, keep your stress levels to a minimum and make you a better teacher. Just imagine how it would feel to start the CELTA course feeling fully prepared, knowing that you have learned almost all of what you need in advance and that all you have to do is apply the techniques and teach (and teach successfully at that!). https://celtahelper.com
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