When I got that email a little over a month ago that said “leave behind everything, you’re starting the CELTA 1 month intensive course program”, I thought to myself, how hard can it actually be?
I mean, I’ve done the school thing. I’ve done grad school. I’ve dug in cow poop in the Florida sun for crying out loud. I can certainly handle a little month long course.
But dang, they were not joking!!
THE CELTA IS HARD !
It’s not that the material is hard, but that you barely get to breath for five minutes before you have to turn around and do something else. My conspicuous absence from social media is a testament to that!
But would I do it all again? Absolutely, without a doubt. It was an amazing experience that (I think) has helped prepare me tremendously for teaching ESL. Stay tuned for details about celta in general and my experience.
Yesterday was my last day! And now I’m escaping to the beach for the bayram! I’ll (insallah) be back with all the nitty gritty then!