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Celta Task

Celta Task

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SECTION 1
Learners and Teachers, and the Teaching and LearningContextA: TEACHING AND LEARNING CONTEXTSTask 11.In what context will you be doing the CELTA course?
The context that I will be doing the CELTA course is as an alreadyexperienced teacher, having worked in most types of the teaching contextslisted in the task. I have worked, for the past eighteen years mainly with young learners, although I have gained some experience with adult learnersduring that time also.Having lived and worked, teaching English as a foreign language in Greece andEgypt since 1992, I have gained extensive experience within the teachingfield. The aim for me personally, in doing the CELTA course, is not only tohave an official, internationally recognized qualification, but to become amore “polished” as a teacher. To gain more confidence and professionalismin what I am already doing with the possibility of more doors andopportunities opening up for me, which may hopefully lead to a morerewarding and fulfilling career.
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2.Do you know what context you will be teaching in afteryou finish the course?
 I will probably continue teaching in the context which I am teaching in at themoment, which is one-to one lessons, unless a new worthwhile opportunitypresents itself.One-to-one teaching can be isolating and although it can be quite financiallyrewarding it is also demanding and challenging.Many of my students, at present are undisciplined and lacking motivation dueto pressure from parents and a chaotic educational system which breadsinsecurity and negativity within the parents, and is then reflected upon thechildren.
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B: THE LEARNERS’ CULTURAL, LINGUISTIC ANDEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDSTask 21.Think about why you decided to teach adults.
I have decided to teach adults or get more involved in teaching adults as itis quite different from teaching young learners. Although I am at presentmainly working with young learners, and may still continue teaching them, Ifeel it would give me more variety, possibly be more interesting, dependingon the level and motivation of the adult learner.
2.Think about what you, as an adult, bring to this learningsituation.
I feel that I can bring a lot of my experience and knowledge of teaching intothis learning situation. Apart from being a native speaker, I have also been alearner myself, as a student of Greek and Arabic, so I can see it from thelearner’s perspective too. I fully understand that every learner is unique,each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
3.Look at your answers to questions 1 and 2 and use theseideas to help you to write down what characterizes adultlearners.
Adult learners are more mature and experienced. Presenting a different andmore challenging context, in both negative and positive forms. Adults, quiteoften balancing, work, family, interests and study, present quite a differentsituation altogether. Their levels of motivation can vary but they can alsobring their own life experience into the lesson.
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