International House Belfast presents The CELTA Diaries, a web series that follows two trainees through Cambridge's four-week teacher-training course. Intense and challenging, the CELTA is ultimately rewarding both in the skills its trainees acquire and in the opportunities it makes available to them for teaching around the world.
As you watch Erin and John make their progress through the course, you'll also learn a bit about what the CELTA is, how the course works, the commitment it requires, and the rewards the trainees take away from it.
The CELTA diaries
International House Belfast presents The CELTA Diaries, a web series that follows two trainees through Cambridge's four-week teacher-training course.
The Celta Diaries Cast
Erin is originally from Southern California currently living in Belfast. She received her BA in Elementary Education and has decided to take the CELTA course to try to improve her chances of teaching.
John is originally from Scotland. He received his BA in Languages, specifically Spanish and Portuguese. He has enrolled in the CELTA course to improve his opportunities for teaching abroad.
Maeve is the Director of Studies at International House Belfast. She has been a Cambridge CELTA Tutor for two years.
Derek is a freelance CELTA Tutor from Dublin. In addition to running regular courses at International House Belfast, he has also taught CELTA courses in Berlin, London, and Budapest amongst many other cities.
Valentina is a teacher at International House Belfast as well as one of our in-house CELTA Tutors. She has extensive experience teaching in Italy, Canada and Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Paddy is the Teacher Training Co-ordinator at International House Belfast. Originally from Killinchy, Northern Ireland, he has taught English in various parts of France and Spain as well as at IH Belfast.
Episode 1 - The First Day
Erin and John arrive and meet the teaching staff as they all jump right into to the course's first day.
Episode 2 - What's the CELTA?
Find out what Erin and John have gotten themselves into! A brief description of IH Belfast's CELTA course.
Episode 3 - Erin and John Teach!
Watch Erin and John as they take on their first Teaching Practice Lessons!
Episode 4 - A Day in the Life
In which we see how Erin and John spend a typical day as CELTA Trainees at IH Belfast.
Episode 5 - Week Two
As the written assignments begin, Erin and John keep teaching!
Episode 6 The Teaching Process
A step-by-step lesson from conception through teaching to feedback.
Episode 7 - Written Assignments
Get a glimpse at the writing work that accompanies Teaching Practice at IH Belfast's CELTA course.
Episode 8 - Week 3
Things start to get really intense . . .
Episode 9 - Assessment
Find out how our trainees are assessed and what marks they can receive.
Episode 10 - The Final Week
As week four arrives, a change and some career advice.
Episode 11 - Erin and John's final lessons
As the course finishes up, our trainees teach their last classes.
Series Finale - After the CELTA
we catch up with Erin and John a few months after they finish the CELTA course.