I'm in the process of applying for the CELTA course and would really appreciate some help. There is a question on the application form which asks 'Why do you want to do this course' and after much mulling over I've decided to go with this:
Any help with punctuation and grammar would be great.I want to do this course because my long-term career goal is to become an English language teacher. In the summer of 2010 I graduated with a full honours degree in Communications and Journalism studies. I have a passion for writing with a particular interest in sports journalism, so I would like to think I have a very good understanding of the English language.
As the son of immigrants I know the hardship people face in the western world when they do not understand English. As a child growing up I regularly translated for my parents and would teach them to understand key words, phrases and how to read letters and important documents. In that sense I would say I already have some degree of unconventional teaching experience.
I think I am strongly suited to this course as I have a passion for English and would like to teach others. I have proven with my studies that I can work to deadlines and hand in assignments of very high quality. I am genuinely excited about this course, the opportunities that it can provide to teach abroad and expand my horizons whilst doing the same for others.
I hope that once I have completed this course I will be able to start a career as an English language teacher either in the UK or abroad. I would someday like to start my own school in my native Somalia and teach others what I have learned and improve their life opportunities.
Go with it- it's what you feel and it argues your case well. Good luck.
Thanks for the replies.
I have an interview on the 6th of January.
All the best for the 6th.
I successfully completed the pre-course task and interview and was offered a place. Iím doing the course part-time so Iíve only had four lessons so far but things are going great.
I am very pleased to hear that. . I hope the rest of the course goes well for you.