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By - Martin Sketchley

How To Complete The CELTA Pre-Interview Task

What is the best way to tackle the CELTA pre-interview task? How do you go about dealing with the pre-interview task? Watch this video for tips and run through of a common pre-interview activity.

Last week, I shared a post and video about the CELTA Interview and there were quite a few questions about the CELTA Pre-Interview Task. I created a video detailing how to complete the Pre-Interview Task by walking you through the task and how to answer some of the questions.

The CELTA Course is the most widely recognised qualification to teach English as a foreign language, also know as TEFL. The Cambridge CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) is a very intense course with very high expectations by all centres and it will prepare those for a career in TEFL. To be accepted on to the course, you are expected to complete a pre-interview task/activity. It is very thorough but with the right support, you will be accepted.

Some recommended reading for the CELTA for the Pre-Interview Task:
1. English Grammar in Use: https://amzn.to/2F1N9c7
2. Learning Teaching: https://amzn.to/2KGjGIj
3. Teaching English Grammar: https://amzn.to/2X1SiuO
4. Grammar for English Language Teachers: https://amzn.to/31yVZaV
5. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary: https://amzn.to/2FhuLfh
6. Practical English Usage: https://amzn.to/2FgUk09

The Pre-Interview Task is available to download in PDF format.

Other CELTA Videos to watch:
a. Common CELTA Interview Questions:

b. Five Top Grammar Books For The CELTA Course:

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Sandy Millin at

HI Martin,
Thanks for sharing this video. Just wanted to point out that different centres might have different pre-interview tasks – there isn’t just one version of it, though the tips you give are useful.
Sandy

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    Martin Sketchley at

    Thanks Sandy for the clarification. I shall add this to the description to the video. I appreciate your input.

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Lorena (@sousalorena2) at

Hello! I have done the British Concil Pre-interview task that you posted here, but I couldn’t find the answers to it. |Do you know if they are available? Thanks in advance.

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