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    hello all.this is my first post here. I AM THINKING OF TAKING CELTA COURSE NEXT YEAR, BUT I WANT TO STUDY IN ADVANCE IN ORDER NOT TO GO THROUGH DIFFICULTY IN THE PROGRAM AND I WONDER IF THERE IS A NICE BOOK TO STUDY CELTA TO HELP ME BE FAMILIAR BEFORE THE PROGRAM.

    ON THE OTHER HAND, I LIVE IN TURKEY NOW BUT I WANT TO TEACH ABROAD ESPECIALLY IN THE UK.DO YOU THINK CELTA IS GOING TO BE ENOUGH FOR THIS AIM OR I M REQUIRED TO GET DELTA AS WELL IN ORDER TO BE TEACHER ABROAD?

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    languagemaniac,

    one book I advise all new teachers to read is Learning Teaching by Jim Scrivener. It is a small book, but gives plenty of tips and ideas to improve your teaching. Plus, it includes the type of questions you'll be asked on the CELTA course.

    It's cheap, too!

    Enjoy, Phil

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    You can't get a DELTA without having teaching experience anyway (usually 2 years minimum). A CELTA should be fine for your first teaching job, but I think teaching in the UK would be out of the question initially. In fact, Western Europe in general is going to be difficult for a new teacher, especially if you're not an EU citizen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjsenior View Post
    languagemaniac,

    one book I advise all new teachers to read is Learning Teaching by Jim Scrivener. It is a small book, but gives plenty of tips and ideas to improve your teaching. Plus, it includes the type of questions you'll be asked on the CELTA course.

    It's cheap, too!

    Enjoy, Phil
    thanks pjsenior but where can I find this book on the net for free? do you have any suggestion for this?

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    Salaries in many schools in the UK are very low and a non-native speaker with a Celta would probably find it hard to get much work. There are non-native teachers, but learners do tend to expect native speakers there. There are also a few dodgy schools that mostly have non-native teachers, but the pay is awful.

    where can I find this book on the net for free?
    - It's not free, so please don't ask about anything that is a breach of copyright as that sort of thing will get the site into trouble. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Salaries in many schools in the UK are very low and a non-native speaker with a Celta would probably find it hard to get much work. There are non-native teachers, but learners do tend to expect native speakers there. There are also a few dodgy schools that mostly have non-native teachers, but the pay is awful.

    - It's not free, so please don't ask about anything that is a breach of copyright as that sort of thing will get the site into trouble. Thanks
    Tdol thanks a lot for your concerns...

    on the other hand , how about the language schools in terms of prices and living conditions and which countries need a lot english teachers in the europe or anywhere in the world? do you have any suggestion? your comments appreciated thanks in advance...

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    The UK is one of the worst places- high costs and low wages for most ESL teachers, and competition is fierce for good jobs. Demand in Europe is going to go down- there's an aging population and I think that the area where there will be growth is in content-based/specialist teaching, as in many parts conversational fluency is pretty much the norm.

    There are jobs to be had in Asia- people's experiences range from fantastic to disastrous, so checking places very careful first is advisable- there are blacklists and discussions on the net. In some countries salaries may seem low but set against the cost of living, they may be fine. Teachers where I live can live better than they would in the UK, for instance, but it can make international travelling expensive. Some countries/schools in Asia may insist on native speakers, but others are less selective.

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    The UK is one of the worst places- high costs and low wages for most ESL teachers, and competition is fierce for good jobs. Demand in Europe is going to go down- there's an aging population and I think that the area where there will be growth is in content-based/specialist teaching, as in many parts conversational fluency is pretty much the norm.

    There are jobs to be had in Asia- people's experiences range from fantastic to disastrous, so checking places very careful first is advisable- there are blacklists and discussions on the net. In some countries salaries may seem low but set against the cost of living, they may be fine. Teachers where I live can live better than they would in the UK, for instance, but it can make international travelling expensive. Some countries/schools in Asia may insist on native speakers, but others are less selective.

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