So what is the Cambridge CELTA, I hear you ask? Well, it stands for:
Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults. (Pretty straightforward, right?)
A little more specifically, it's a little course I took last year to help launch myself into a TEFL career (or TESOL, if you're from the USA). Arggghhh more acronyms! What do they all mean?! Well, TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language).* Don't worry, you'll get the hang of it- promise =3
The course is usually taken over 3 months, as a part time thing... since I'm
clinically insane overly enthusiastic about TEFL though, I decided to do the full-time course... over 5 weeks... intensively... as in, 9am-5pm... for 5 weeks!
To find out what I gained from this ridiculous venture (apart from beautiful eyebags to my knees & a month-long caffeine dependancy
), read on below (warning: this will be a LONG post- with a second part to come, only if people are interested in reading it)...