I think you have to love talking and meeting people to be a TEFL teacher and it’s the perfect job for making friends

Thursday 9th November 2017

DELTA Review London (British Museum, Zone 1) UK

"I think you have to love talking and meeting people to be a TEFL teacher and it’s the perfect job for making friends"

Ben Feben , United Kingdom
5/5

I left university with a Biology degree and a plan to go to Costa Rica. As I didn’t speak Spanish and a lot of the working with wildlife I wanted to do was volunteering, I decided to try and teach English while I was there. That’s when I heard about the CELTA. I did the course in April 2006 at the Training Center in London and I have never looked back.

My first job was in San Jose at an EFL college teaching adults, then at a local high-school. I found it very challenging but immensely rewarding and I loved living so close to the sea and the forest. I’ve since worked in Uruguay and Rome and am now back where I started at the Training Center in London. I did my Delta here a few years ago and am now teaching and training on the CELTA course.

I think you have to love talking and meeting people to be a TEFL teacher and it’s the perfect job for making friends. For me it’s also a nice balance between using my brain and trying to be creative on the one hand and on the other, being very practical seeing real results.

CELTA provides teachers with a toolkit of key techniques and skills. The course is like a good language classroom: challenging, interactive and fun. As you plan, teach and get feedback on your own lessons you are continuously developing on a very practical level but at the same time on a level of principle and understanding too.

Now that I have the Delta, my aim is to provide the CELTA trainees I am training with a solid foundation in language teaching for them to go and build a career on.

Course Type

DELTA

Overall Rating

London (British Museum, Zone 1) UK

4.9/5 (51)
  • Located a 2-minute walk from Holborn tube station and a 5-minute walk from the British Museum
  • Excellent location with great transport links
  • Computer room with free printing and copying facilities
  • Library of essential CELTA reading material plus dedicated CELTA PC with e-resources and study materials
  • Free broadband internet access

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Now that I have the Delta, my aim is to provide the CELTA trainees I am training with a solid foundation in language teaching for them to go and build a career on.
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