TESOl and CELTA are two different qualifications. sure, ostensibly there are many similarities but they represent two different approaches to teaching english
Michal is talking about the Trinity College cert. TESOL. It is very similar to the CELTA. Which is why the validating body for EFL schools in Poland (PASE) recognise both qualifications as being sufficient.
What about getting the TESOL and some experience then taking the CELTA once I have some experience.
Alternatively, you could actually find out about what you are going to be charging money to teach to people before you start charging them money?
How much can you make teaching privately?
That’s a question you should ask to Mr Jones, he appears to be the expert on teaching privates. Personally I never let private classes account for more than 30% of income: private students are far less reliable than school/in-company classes.
You are angry because you know I am right. You are feeling the reality that you wasted a lot of time and effort making something way more complicated than it needs to be.
You are not right. You clearly know nothing, not even where to get your residency permit sorted out. You've been teaching for less than a week, I taught for more than a decade. You might think that a 200 hour course is a lot of wasted time and effort, I’d call it the minimum needed not to steal from students. You keep stealing their money, obviously it doesn’t bother your conscience. Well, at least you would be if you were actually teaching, but more about that later.
The students I know care more about results and ability than a piece of paper. Paper does not make one an educator.
But it does make it possible for one to get a job at all of the better schools in Poland.
"Explain the difference RIGHT NOW!" What are you...12? Double dog daring me and such? Haha...you are funny old chap.
So you mean you can’t. Must be good for your students when they need to ask you a question about grammar and you have no idea what the answer is.
You are pretentious because you think it is necessary to have a pretentious piece of paper in order to be a good educator...it is simply not and you can rant all you want about it it changes nothing.
You are a thief because you take money for pretending to teach what you know nothing about.
I don't blame you however...I would be upset too if someone was making as much as me doing the same thing and didn't jump through all the hoops I did. Kind of makes you feel a bit underappreciated eh?
You do not do what I do. I am not a teacher. I taught in Poland for 11 years and now I’m doing something else. Something which pays very well and is rather enjoyable too.
They are very territorial and pretentious normally.
I’ve already said that there is more than enough work for everybody. I know that you can’t teach, now it appears that you can’t read.
I teach privately and make more than any school here would pay unless you were a director in some university program.
So what you mean is that all the schools you went to rejected you applications. Could that be because you think that teachers don’t need any qualifications? I wonder.
You’re earning more than any school would pay? More than the 100zl per hour which the British Council pay? I somehow very much doubt it. Why not tell us how much an hour of your wisdom costs?
One last question: if you’re making so much money in your glittering career as a private EFL teacher, why is it that you said seven days ago “I have been paying my way with money earned from the US (and thus I am putting money INTO the Polish economy but not taking any out...like many expats) but was looking into to working here for a bit....”
http://www.polishforums.com/help_collecting_karta_pobytu-7_18275_0.htm l#msg341203 ???
Were you lying seven days ago when you said you were looking into working here and have been living off money earned in the USA or are you lying now when you tell us about how fabulously wealthy you are in your wonderful job?