Just finished my CELTA interview with flying colors! I can’t wait to do this course. It’s intensive (and intense), but I really look forward to having someone scrutinize my classroom pacing. Teaching ESL is a blast. I almost did an M.A. in TESOL instead of a Ph.D. in creative writing, but this combination works for me.
I’ve taught ESL on the side in the community, belong to TESOL and Georgia TESOL, tutored and taught ESL college students at GSU and UNO, and taken an online graduate course (that I never finished because I was teaching six classes at two universities). Finally, I’ll get a concentrated period of time to work on nothing else but this.
Later, I’ll write some more about credentialism in this country and the highly political nature of Cuban asylee transcript evaluation.