#1
Anyone have any experience with this? I have signed up to do an intensive 4-week CELTA course (the most widely recognised. And the most expensive) in Leeds in July with the hope of moving to Rome to teach English afterwards.

Problem is... I have no idea how to go about getting a job.

Does anyone have any advice?

Mille grazie amici.


EDIT:

Just to reiterate: The course to teach English is in Leeds. This is an extensive course to give me the necessary skills to teach English as a foreign language. The students in Leeds won't have English as their native tongue.

I then get the CELTA qualification to bugger off to Rome to teach English to Italian folk.
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#2
lol leeds. bring a knife. or a smashed bottle.

you're gonna be an english teacher for foreigners right?

or am I in dire need of english study in order to udnerstand your post correctly?

Good to see you btw mate.

you come and go.
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#3
What's with all the Leeds hate?

Lovely part of the world.

But yes... it's a means to an end. I much prefer Rome.
#4
You gonna be teaching the native Leedsmen how to speak English? They need it.

I'm from York, I'm allowed to hate Leeds.
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#5
I always wondered why any given native English speaker thinks they're able to adequately teach English.
#6
Can you not teach the Eyetalians how to speak English?

From my experience they can't speak a squirt of English.

Plus, I hear in Spain English academies are doing well because so many people wanna learn it to leave the country.

Gold waiting to be picked up mate?
#7
On topic though, my brother wants to teach English in Germany or China.
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#9
Just to reiterate: The course to teach English is in Leeds. This is an extensive course to give me the necessary skills to teach English as a foreign language. The students in Leeds won't have English as their native tongue.

I then get the CELTA qualification to bugger off to Rome to teach English to Italian folk.
#10
Quote by Avedas
I always wondered why any given native English speaker thinks they're able to adequately teach English.

This.

Especially monoglots/monolinguals...
You speak Italian, right?
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#11
Native Englishman have worse English than foreigners, they're taught the proper way from the start, we end up with a load of dialectual (it's a word now) language.
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#12
Dialects are also proper ways of speaking, and only a small minority of ESL learners would even develop a native-like accent. We tend to avoid spelling mistakes based on homonyms (they're/their/there, you're/your, then/than, [could] have/of etc.) since we focus more on the written language.

Personally, my accent is beyond terrible (though I've heard worse from fellow students and even lecturers)... and I have no idea how to improve it...
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