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Mohammed from Saudi Arabia interviews our youngest student, Ahmed from Kuwait

Mohammed: Where do you come from? Ahmed: I’m from Kuwait which lies between Saudi Arabia and Iraq, in the middle east. Mohammed: Tell me a little about your hometown? Ahmed: I came from a small region where the high temperature and no high buildings which exist at the city side. Mohammed:  Do you like food? […]

Arwa from Saudi Arabia interviews Julie from Brazil

Arwa: Tell me a little about your hometown? Julie: Belem is a beautiful warm city! It is located up in the north of Brazil. As it is just under the Equator line, it is a very hot place and rains every day!  We like to say: Are we going to meet before or after the […]

Arwa from Saudi Arabia interviews Wan from Thailand

Arwa: Tell me a little about your hometown? Wan: My hometown is the country side of north-east of Thailand there is rish of the couture and a lot of temple follow Kamair style from the old day. Arwa:What did you study before coming to Cork? Wan: I have been studying The Master degree : Public […]

Wan from Thailand interviews Arwa from Saudi Arabia

Wan: What is your most treasured possession? Arwa: My eye-sight is my most treasured possession. Wan: What is the most important lesson life has taught you? “Always optimize, and work for it.” Wan: What do you most dislike about your appearance? Arwa: Definitely my weight! I would really like to lose 20 kilos of my […]

Meet our Summer School directors

I met Nadine (Summer School Director)  and Aoife (Assistant Summer School Director) and asked them some questions about Summer School, 2016.                                                                       […]

The CELTA really is your passport to the world

Claire O’ Dwyer, from Tipperary completed the ten-week extensive CELTA course from January to March 2015. She was an absolute pleasure to have on the course and we wish her all the best in her TEFL career. You’ve just completed the ten-week CELTA course. How do you feel? It’s such a great feeling – a […]

CELTA

Here you can find information about the University Language Centre’s teacher training course CELTA. There are also many interviews with recently-qualified CELTA trainees and some with those who have gone on to work abroad with their qualifications.

I figured that it made sense to invest my time, energy and money into a top quality qualification.

Here we continue the series of interviews with CELTA trainee teachers who have just completed the recent January to March 10-week intensive course. This time Michael Beirne tells us of her experience. Hey Michael, thanks for taking the time to do this. Now that the CELTA course is over how do you feel? Honestly I […]

…each lesson is different and therefore presents new challenges

Here we continue the series of interviews with CELTA trainee teachers who have just completed the recent January to March 10-week intensive course. This time Erika tells us of her experience. Hey Erika, thanks for taking the time to do this. Now that the CELTA course is over how do you feel? I feel relieved, […]

The CELTA trainees really bond; everyone helps each other to get through the work.

Here we continue the series of interviews with CELTA trainee teachers who have just completed the recent January to March 10-week intensive course. This time Ankie, from Holland, tells us of her experience. Hey Ankie, thanks for taking the time to do this. Now that the CELTA course is over how do you feel? Relieved, […]