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    Red face CELTA interview prep and general 2nd application prep

    Hi,

    I just applied for CELTA course and I had a few questions.

    I completed a general application form and a language awareness task. I have read about some people completing a 'pre-interview' task. Are the language awareness task and pre interview task the same thing or is it different?

    Do you have any advice of acing the interview? I have one year experience in teaching History. I have heard of people with 8+ years of English teaching experience get rejected so I am feeling a bit worried. It would be great if you could some questions you were asked during the interview.

    I am mentally prepared for rejection but I want to make sure that if that does happen, I will be more prepared for the second application. So, please suggest ways to prepare for it. Currently my IELTS score is 8 out of 9.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: CELTA interview prep and general 2nd application prep

    I'm guessing that the pre-interview task will most likely just be on language awareness, yes.

    With your experience, and as long as your awareness is not terrible, you should probably be fine. It's not very common for CELTA courses to refuse candidates, in my experience. Good luck!

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    Re: CELTA interview prep and general 2nd application prep

    Quote Originally Posted by mew2 View Post
    Hi.

    I have just applied for a CELTA course and I had have a few questions.

    I completed a general application form and a language awareness task. I have read about some people completing a 'pre-interview' task. Are the language awareness task and pre-interview task the same thing or is it are they different?

    Do you have any advice of acing on how to ace the interview? I have one year's experience in teaching History. I have heard of people with 8+ years of English teaching experience get being rejected so I am feeling a bit worried. It would be great if you could tell me some questions you were asked during the interview.

    I am mentally prepared for rejection but I want to make sure that if that does happen, I will be more prepared for the a/my second application. So, please suggest ways to prepare for it. Currently my IELTS score is 8 out of 9.

    Thanks in advance.
    Note my corrections above. Good luck with your interview.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Red face Re: CELTA interview prep and general 2nd application prep

    Hi everyone,
    I made it :).
    The course starts next week. I am a bit nervous and I hope I can pass.

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    Re: CELTA interview prep and general 2nd application prep

    Well done.

    As Piscean says, you will probably find it stressful—especially if you're doing it intensively. Remember we're here to help if you need any advice. Enjoy.

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