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The Effect of CELTA Course on English Teacher`s Professional Development

(მასწავლებელთა გადამზადება (TT) / ტრენერთა ტრენინგი (TOT) / სწავლა მთელი სიცოცხლის მანძილზე (LLL))


Introduction and aim: Within education there has been remarkable research into the process of professional development. This has often taken the form of investigations of trainee teachers' knowledge and beliefs. However, within ELT, empirical research into the development of trainees' thinking while taking a formal training courses and programs are limited. This research reports on a case study of a pre-service (CELTA) course and takes as its focus an in-depth look at the development of 7 Celta trainees. The course was done at English Training International Center (ETI) in Tbilisi, Georgia. The research was a qualitative approach to data collection. The data were gathered via interviews and observations of trainees. While some of pre-course beliefs showed elaboration and a deepening understanding, others were remarkably resistant to change.

Research methodology: This study focused on the effect of CELTA course on English Teachers` professional development. The course was done at English Training International Center ( ETI) in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The research was a qualitative approach to data collection. The data were gathered via interviews and observations of trainees.

Results and implications: There are a lot of other Teaching Training courses and certifications out there, and some of them are probably pretty good, but I was very satisfied by the content of the CELTA. I really think it will help me become a better English teacher and even if I decide to move outside of the ESL world.

Conclusion: Overall, the CELTA course was really beneficial and effective in terms of professional development for English Teachers. CELTA is great for recent graduates, people who are changing career, or teachers who want to gain a formal qualification and may want to progress to qualifications such as Delta. The course is not very well known among English Teachers. There are some factors that English teachers are not able to get this course. However, to my mind, it is inevitable for all English Teachers who do like to improve himself or herself not only on theoretical but also in practical aspects. CELTA is the practical English language teaching qualification that gives you the essential knowledge, hands-on teaching experience and classroom confidence to qualify as a teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL).

Keywords: CELTA, training, professional, trainee, English

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