Category Archives: CELTA

To Berlingo or not to Berlingo?

I feel I owe this blog a short explanation. I know I wrote a lot about my big life switch in my previous post, but still, I feel the need to scribble something else. Since 2015 turned into 2016, I … Continue reading

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My first officially published blog post

Thanks to the very kind and incredibly multi-talented Alastair Horne at Cambridge University Press, with whom I attended (and tweeted!) many an academic publishing conference, I am very happy to introduce my first ever published blog post: bit.ly/racheldaw It’s a … Continue reading

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CELTA Week Four (better late than never!)

So, it is now over 10 days since I finished my wonderful CELTA course and I have finally managed to finish my post about the fourth and final week of the course! As I have a chronic habit of starting … Continue reading

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CELTA Week Three…the end is (very sadly!) nigh

You know the drill…I can’t control myself…. CELTA Week Three Day Eleven: Monday 27th April The One Where We Squished 12 C1-level Learners Into A Room Designed For Only 6! Monday morning began in a strange way for me: I … Continue reading

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CELTA Week Two (warning: I got carried away again!)

Again, I have reached the end of my Word document, where I first type my posts, and realised that I have something of a problem with blogging waffle… So apologies for the written verbal diarrhoea, and for the fact that … Continue reading

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CELTA Teaching Practice: some tips

I apologise to people not interested in the English Language teaching side to this blog because it will probably just be gobbledegook to you! But, for anyone currently on a CELTA, or considering doing one of these wonderful courses, I … Continue reading

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CELTA Week One: Thursday and Friday

CELTA Day Four: Thursday 16th April The One Where We Realised Just How Close We Are To Checkpoint Charlie I think I walked to school on my own on Thursday (it’s only Friday and I already can’t remember what I … Continue reading

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CELTA Week One…well, the first half of it…

Wow, so the experts in the land of ELT Blogging (I’m looking at you, Hada and Anthony!) weren’t lying when they exclaimed ‘blogging during your CELTA?! You won’t have time for that! You’ll barely have time to sleep!’ Luckily (although for whom … Continue reading

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CELTA course start day – 1. The big move to Berlin!

This morning I got up at 5 and said goodbye to my poor boyfriend, who kindly got up at the same crazy time to drive me to Gatwick Airport. I flew to Berlin’s Schönefeld Airport where my wonderful friend Sabrina met … Continue reading

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10 things I have learnt from Jeff Mohamed’s ‘Grammar Development Course’

I am due to start my Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) on April 13th and, like the über-keen and uncool language student that I am, I have been trying to be conscientious and prepare myself for it in … Continue reading

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