After the CELTA Course

Getting settled in teaching

ESOL_AC_Teaching_Awards_rgb After you have completed your CELTA course with us, you will be setting off to join the English Language Teaching profession. It can be quite daunting at the beginning of a new career, so it is reassuring to know that we will be with you every step of the way.

Putting in a good word for you

When applying for your first teaching position, it is important to give prospective employers a clear impression of what you can do and what your new qualification means – and who is in a better position to do this than your course tutors?

Naturally, we are more than happy to act as referees for any employment or further education applications that you make: just let us know whenever you do this so we can respond as quickly as possible.

The wide, wide world of ELT – let’s go explore

Many of our CELTA graduates stay and work in Germany. Nearly all the English teaching work in Germany is done on a freelance basis, but often through language schools. This means that you could be teaching in a wide range of different contexts. Here are some typical examples of what you could be doing:

  • Teaching English to a group of Business Studies students at a university
  • Teaching technical English to a group of engineers in a large manufacturing company
  • Teaching general English to an evening class in a public adult education centre
  • Teaching a top manager in a tailor made one-to-one course
  • Giving extra tuition to high school students who are struggling with their English classes at school
  • Preparing some students to take the TOEFL examination so they can study in the United States
  • Helping a marketing manager prepare a presentation for an important convention
  • Working on email writing skills in an in-company class

„And hey! Let’s be careful out there…“

As part of the CELTA course, we will give you advice about working in Germany. This will include:

  • How to approach language schools
  • How to market yourself and to make the most of your experience and skills
  • The legal and bureaucratic aspects: visas, taxes and insurance

Other graduates make use of the wordwide recognition of the CELTA qualification to find a teaching job in another country. Our graduates have found teaching positions in places from Moscow to Myanmar (Burma). We also offer general advice about how to find work internationally and how to continue your development as a teacher beyond the CELTA.

The small print

Please understand that, despite all the support we do provide, we are not a job placement agency and we cannot guarantee that you will find a job.