Teaching Contexts (CELTA)
One of the input sessions on our CELTA course looks at different teaching contexts. As the end of the course approaches, this is quite an interesting and valuable session because it gets the trainees thinking about different contexts they could find themselves teaching in post-CELTA; it’s easy to think that the classes you might find yourself teaching in will be very similar to that of the teaching practice groups, when in reality it could be very different. This will, of course, affect decisions you make, such as what to teach and the resources you will use.
On our CELTA course, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of trainees who work in state schools and in the area of EAL (English as an additional language). There are lots of resources available that are specific for EAL learners including:
The input session also looked at teaching in prisons (often referred to as offender learning). Here are links to resources for teaching in this context:
- Guardian article: Secret Teacher: teaching in prisons is where I can make a real difference
- The British Council’s ESOL Nexus resources
- The Bell Foundation’s Criminal Justice Programme resources
Finally, we also looked at tutoring in South East Asia: