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December 2018 Newsletter

A look back over 2018

The Year in Numbers at CELT Athens

8 FREE MONTHLY WEBINARS 4 CAMBRIDGE DELTA COURSES 10 CAMBRIDGE CELTA COURSES
Our free monthly webinars started in 2017 are just one of the ways of giving back to our community which has made us a top teacher development centre. In the past year, we offered 8 and they were attended by more than 600 teachers in total. Participants received Certificates of Attendance which they can now use in their online CPD portfolios. Read more or subscribe to the mailing list by clicking on the button below. The Delta is the most sought after qualification for top ELT jobs. In 2018 we ran two PT online/ distance courses and two intensive 8-week coursesin Athens. Our international candidature is growing fast! We are pleased to be an international destination and proud tto have candidates building great careers in ELT as Course Designers, Teacher Trainers, Directors of Studies and more! 2018 was a great year for our CELTA courses. We were privileged to have been chosen by so many  candidates from all over the world following part time or full time courses in Athens or our CELTA Online. Many of them are in great teaching jobs already. Lots of those connections came through specific requests from schools which have hired some great teachers who trained at CELT.
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2019 – a Year of Career Growth

TEACHER DEVELOPMENT JUST GOT CHEAPER IN ATHENS

100 Euros off any Cambridge course in 2019

Lower tuition fees for ALL Cambridge CELTA courses!  Lower Tuition Fees for the intesive Delta and ToT
The 100 euros off any Cambridge course taking place within 2019 has started to generate great interest – even candidates on summer or fall courses in 2019 are rushing in to be accepted and book their place! 100 euros is a lot of money, especially with our new lower tuition fees. The deadline for the discount is now JANUARY 15 and the code is CELTGIFT2018 – insert this in the application form to be submitted to CELT. In 2018 we decided to make a significant reduction to our CELTA tuition after carefull restructuring of our costs. This decision was initially made to help local teachers on part time courses but, gradually, we have rolled out the reductions to all our options. You can now find at least 6 or 7 courses every year costing only 1200 euros!!  Find more information on our website. In 2018 we reduced the tuition fees for the intensive 8-week Delta – more information on the dates and tuition fees page. You can take this course by Module, so do check out Module options on the same page and ask us about the great payment plans we can offer to our candidates. Remember that you can also get credits for your M.A. which means paying less for your MA and getting a Delta Diploma! 

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Cambridge Train the Trainer 5-week course in Athens or Online Teaching English to Young Learners 5-week online course
If you are thinking of becoming a teacher trainer, then this course is a must. Learning to train other teachers is an important step in career development and qualifies participants to become trainers in primary and secondary schools. Successful candidates who are also Cambridge Delta Diploma holders can later apply to follow our own trainer development programme in order to qualify as Cambridge approved CELTA tutors. All you need to know about teaching young, very young learners or teens that your adult training course did not cover! The course is ideal for CELTA holders who need some further training for YL teaching posts. it can also be used as a short introduction to the methods and techniques of Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Delta candidates who need a course for their YL Module 3 specialism can also follow this programme with some additional units as required for their assignments.

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Marisa Constantinides on Pecha Kucha Night at IATEFL International in 2018

Conference Presentations

SWITZERLAND – ETAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Held in Zofingen, early in 2018, it gave us the opportnity to connect with teachers in central Europe and enjoy some of the fine dining in the area and Zurich! The topic of drawing on student emotional responses for more effective learning was highly successful. 

  MOROCCO – MATE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

A first visit in this fascinating country and great Teacher Association which organised a fantastic and highly creative conference in Layoune, in the South of the country. The topic of creativity found great response amongst some highly creative teachers and organisers! 

 
UK – IATEFL ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN BRIGHTON
Revisiting Brighton to give this talk was great and though the weather was not as sweet as my first time in 2011, the audience provided all the warmth needed with their great response to this very hot topic that always worries teachers – to teach or not to teach grammar!! 
 
INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHER’S EXHIBITION IN ATHENS
Marisa Constantinides & George Vassilakis presented a joint talk about the big divide between training and CPD. The talk focused on the different focus of courses that promote learning teaching techniques vs courses that promote deeper thinking and reflection.   
  EUROPALSO SUMMER SEMINARS IN ATHENS IN JULY

Talking to foreign language school owners about how to hire great teachers and how to find them proved very exciting for many LTO operators. It was great to see that more and more local ELT managers are looking for qualified staff and not for the least qualified and trained teachers just because they are the cheapest.


EUROPALSO SUMMER SEMINARS IN ATHENS IN JULY
This was the second talk delivered in Greek by Marisa Constantinides this year on a topic she is known to have done a lot of work in recent years – creativity and critical thinking in teachers and in learners. Foreign language school owners were interested in the techniques that motivated learners as well as teaching staff!
 

 

IATEFL ANNUAL WEB CONFERENCE IN NOVEMBER

More than 300 members and non-members attended Marisa’s session at the 4th IATEFL web conference organised for all members and for teachers who cannot go to the UK for the main event. Marisa Constantinides was invited for the second time to be a keynote presenter on the important topic of how to help new teachers become familiar with teaching with digital tools.   

 

 

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