During the last week of the course you will receive general employment advice and guidance on other possibilities beyond CELTA, and tutors will inform you of their particular experience. It is safe to say that CELTA is now the international ELT industry standard. More and more language schools require teachers to have a minimum of CELTA, and some schools may offer salary incentives to people with CELTA.
Internationally, a CELTA-qualified teacher could potentially teach anywhere in the world, though obviously visa requirements vary from country to country.
Teachers who have done CELTA at GHS have gone on to teach in many locations around the world, for example Central Europe, South America, the Middle East and other parts of Asia. The latter two regions are particularly popular with South African nationals, as visas are easier to get and large numbers of CELTA-qualified teachers are required (and the earning is good too!).
Locally, the ELT industry in Cape Town is still fairly small, with full-time teaching positions being relatively rare. But due to the seasonal nature of the market in Cape Town, there is a constant need for part-time teachers, who often end up working on a full-time basis.
TravelBud specialises in offering qualified CELTA teachers placements and thus paid teaching jobs at local schools in unique countries around the world. Founded by a South African who had his first TEFL experience in Thailand, the TravelBud team gives invaluable advice and support based on first-hand experience.
TravelBud has carefully selected its placement destinations based on the quality of the placements available as well as the local environments in each foreign country. Every placement destination offer comes with a good salary, a unique cross-cultural setting, a local cultural orientation, 24/7 in-country support, full pre-departure support, and more.
These are the current TravelBud programmes: