(In that class, we had to learn how to make sentence trees like this http://www.outerthoughts.com/files/line_tree2.gif and other such ridiculously difficult things.) I can't say whether or not you'll have a similar program, but that's just what I went through. It's not easy, but I'm pretty sure that most people who make a concerted effort manage to pass it. It's not intended to weed people out or anything - they just want to prepare you for how difficult it actually is to teach English abroad, since most people expect it to be easy.
Let me know if you have any other questions, and good luck!
Hey Alison, I got the TESL certificate through my university several years ago. I haven't done the CELTA because it's unnecessary for me, but what I can tell you about these programs is that they are very tough and intense if you don't have any experience teaching English. I would definitely recommend going to Budapest and doing it full-time, as it's easier to learn in such an environment. My program was of course different from others, but I had to take four or five university courses total. I had to take an upper-level Linguistics course, Basics in Teaching English as a Second Language (where we learned how to make lessons and such), a course about teaching abroad (more of a cultural class, and what it's like to teach English to non-native speakers), and a Master's level course in which we learned crazy specifics of English grammar and pronunciation.
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Are you still around?
Just walk around in the city. There are some nice buildings here and there. Go on a boat from island to island, which does not cost that much, I believe. You could go and have a look at my school. There are a lot of Asians taking photos of it, so I assume that there is something special about it. You can visit Skansen, and look at animals and some very old buildings.
Depends on your preferences. A thing I did a year ago was to look at the "hidden" parts of the city, the parts that is under ground. But that was a special event, so I do not know how to go about to see those things now. Of course there are a lot of museums here and there. If you like art you can take the day and travel through the metro stations, where all of them have some art and unique.
lol, I answered on my profile... after 2 years on the BBS, you could imagine that I would stop doing that... anyway, I was telling you "Of course ! please tell me what you already did and I'd be happy to tell you new things to do "
Hey ! Where were you ?
Hey hope u enjoyed Blink as much as I did! xx
haha duh ! where do you reckon you'll be staying?
I take it you like a good drink then? Well Scotland is a good place for that :P
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