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Problems with the CELTA - by Jonny G, Sept 9 2011
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Maybe just maybe I'll "get over it" when those who claim to know better actually bother to engage with some of the more linguistic points I for one try to raise (they have relevance for that thing called language teaching, y'know?). Ignoring a point doesn't make that point invalid, though it can of course help make it appear irrelevant and just as soon forgotten.


Are you implying that if we actively engage in endless discussion of discrete linguistic points, you'll drop your outdated and limited criticism of CELTA and equivalent courses?

Life is too short to debate numerous uncontextualized grammar points online in depth with a hamster, however erudite Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not endless debate, just an occasional reply to some of the more linguisticy points (and yes, often apparently "discrete" ones, so? One can be aware of the SLA research etc but still deal in discrete items during planning at least - covering all the bases, y'know? Certs and textbooks certainly still deal in discrete items!) that I've raised in the context of cert-level training would be nice. The discussions themselves provide plenty enough context for the points concerned. After all, saying I'm erudite is of little consolation if nobody ever deigns to engage with me much if at all on these matters or GASP concur I might sometimes even be correct (or at least more along the right lines than some trainers).
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