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By - Martin Sketchley

The CELTA Interview: Common CELTA Interview Questions

Today is Teacher’s Tuesday and we have another video up on YouTube. It is about the CELTA interview and common questions, with some tips about preparing for the course. You can watch it here.

In this video, I share my advice with the CELTA interview and what I experienced during the interview. Hopefully, this will give you some ideas for the interview and what to expect.

There are a couple of things to remember before you attend the CELTA interview:

  1. Do you homework: Remember that you need to do a bit of research about the course and what to expect. I was asked some basic things such as how long the course is, would I be able to work in the evenings and what I hope to do after the course. The interviewers want to see if you have done a bit of homework and know what to expect. They are not trying to catch you out.
  2. Why are you doing the course: Think about the reasons why you wish to do the course. For me, I explained that I had been teaching English for a year and I wanted to develop as a teacher and learn best practice. Consider your personal background and what you would like to do after the course. This will help you better understand your reasons.
  3. Think of an inspirational teacher: Think about a possible teacher that has inspired you as the interviewers are likely to ask you to think of a teacher that has made an impact in your life. So think about it as you may not be able to think on the spot so it would be important to consider this beforehand.

There are a couple of books to consider getting prior to going for the interview. The books that I recommend include:

Grammar in Use
English Grammar in Use Intermediate Edition by Raymond Murphy
Learning Teaching
Learning Teaching Third Edition by Jim Scrivener
Teaching English Grammar
Teaching English Grammar by Jim Scrivener

Other CELTA Videos to watch

How To Become An English Language Teacher:

Five Top Grammar Books For The CELTA Course:

 

 

 

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