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CELTA corse at Palermo IH .

 
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vastedda



Joined: 24 Jan 2010
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Location: Monreale,Italy

PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:25 am    Post subject: CELTA corse at Palermo IH . Reply with quote

Hello, everybody! I am a 57yr. old Italian-American man currently living in Sicily. I am considering taking a CELTA course at the International House school in Palermo. I have heard that the IH schools have a pretty good rep, but as a franchise, standards may vary from country to country. Anyone have any info on the Palermo IH? I do not have a degree, but did complete 2 years at an American university, if that' worth anything. I have done some private and institute teaching here-the institutes were happy to have a "madre-lingua" who worked "al nero." The IH recruiter said my age and lack of degree, should not be a problem for basic institute jobs in Italy and some countries like Spain or( I have US & EU citizenship) Latin-America. Does that sound realistic? She also said that though it takes 3 months to actually give you the CELTA cert. after the course is completed, I could actually start to look for work without the actual certificate since the prospective employer could e-mail IH to see that I passed the course. Anybody have any in-put? Thanks.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know this particular institution, but their prognosis of your job prospects sounds realistic. And ultimately, a CELTA is a CELTA - the qualit of the exact location that issues it matters only to the student.
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vastedda



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks,spiral78.Your opinion is reassuring and most welcome.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

57, no degree, no EU member passport and little relevant experience-such optimism. The IH trainer sounds really positive.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OP does have an EU passport.
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