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CELTA vs TEFL: What’s the difference and which is better?

30 Apr 2020

CELTA, TEFL, TESOL, TESL… The number of acronyms associated with teaching English as a foreign language can be truly overwhelming. So it's no wonder that people are often confused by which course to pick. But even though it might seem difficult to understand, knowing the difference between courses, and choosing the right course for you,…

CELTA vs TEFL: What’s the difference and which is better?

30 Apr 2020

CELTA, TEFL, TESOL, TESL… The number of acronyms associated with teaching English as a foreign language can be truly overwhelming. So it's no wonder that people are often confused by which course to pick. But even though it might seem difficult to understand, knowing the difference between courses, and choosing the right course for you,…

The Best ESL Board Games For Classrooms

01 Apr 2020

It's important to keep students engaged and interested in class when teaching English as a Second Language. Interactive whiteboards and varied learning resources, such as films, podcasts and other digital media can help to capture students attention and are a great use of modern technology. However, a good old-fashioned board game has proven to be a hit in classrooms! Board games are not only fun but can also be a brilliant linguistic tool, offering a chance to learn new vocabulary and spelling skills.

How to Motivate Students

28 Feb 2020

If you have been teaching for any length of time you might find yourself thinking, 'how can I improve motivation in the classroom?' and 'how do I keep students interested in what I have to say?' If you are new to teaching, then it’s a question worth asking early on. We know that motivation to…

Five Reasons to Teach English Abroad with CELTA

29 Jan 2020

What is a CELTA? The CELTA course is a highly regarded type of TEFL qualification (teaching English as a foreign language), equipping you with the skills and practical experience to take your teaching qualification anywhere in the world. Why take a CELTA and not a TEFL? The CELTA is an internationally recognised teaching qualification that is highly trusted by schools and organisations across the globe,…

How to Prepare for your CELTA Course

20 Dec 2019

So you’ve made the decision to take a CELTA course. Well done.  Not only have you considerably increased your chances of finding a teaching job anywhere in the world, but you’ll feel prepared and ready to take on your teaching role when you get there.  You may already have some teaching experience, or maybe this…

6 Reasons to Do a BSC CELTA

03 Oct 2018

Expertise. We have specialist Teacher Training centres in London, Oxford, York, Manchester and Edinburgh, offering a range of resources and expertise. We offer not just the CELTA but a whole range of TT programmes which gives our teacher training branch of BSC a deep understanding of the area as a whole. Variety of locations. BSC…

Nikki’s CELTA Story, York

07 Jun 2018

Taking the CELTA course at BSC York a few years ago changed the course of Nikki’s career, leading her to Vietnam and back! Here is her story: Why did you choose to do CELTA at BSC York? I knew that I wanted to do a teaching qualification but needed to choose between Trinity and CELTA.…

7 Reasons to do CELTA with British Study Centres

05 Jun 2018

At British Study Centres we offer a range of Teacher Training courses designed to suit the needs of teachers at every stage of their career, both in the UK and abroad. Our CELTA courses are one of the most popular Teacher Training options -  here are a few reasons why our CELTA graduates chose to…

How to Succeed on Your CELTA Course

26 Mar 2018

The CELTA course is a valuable investment of both money and time. Follow our handy tips below to help you make the most of your time on the CELTA course, so that when you finish you will be ready to teach, anywhere in the world. How to Pass the Celta 1. Be organised CELTA is a busy four weeks. You’ll…