Our post-course e-mail support group was started in August 2004 and currently (February 2013) has over 1,300 members, all of whom took or are going to take their CELTA course at IH Barcelona.
We use the group for a number of purposes:
- To send out ELT jobs vacancies, particularly but by no means exclusively in Barcelona and nearby towns
- To provide information on living and working in Barcelona
- To exchange information on accommodation, whether you're looking for a room, or a flat, or someone to share your flat with
- To provide help and advice on topics relating to teaching English
FAQs include feedback on particular schools as places to work; where to find and what to charge for private lessons; various administrative procedures (becoming a legal resident; working freelance; tax issues...); advice on teaching business English and young learners and so on.
Once you are a member, you can ask further questions and access the archived messages (currently over 9000 messages).
Joining the group
As soon as we have accepted your application and received payment for your course we automatically send you details of how to join -- so in fact it's not just post course support that you'll get. All we need is an email address from you.
It is only possible to join the group if you have done CELTA at IH Barcelona: it is not open to anyone else.
Supporting the group
Membership of the group is free; all we ask in return is that you support the community you become a member of, by helping to answer the questions that get asked whenever you can...