Promoting authentic autonomy on CELTA courses

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Simon Brown

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Simon Brown (British Study Centres Teacher Training, Oxford)

In recent assessments of CELTA courses, I have noticed that the trainees, in their final lessons, are still tied to coursebook pages either by choice or prescription.There has been a general absence of independent teaching.This is often compounded by an absence of or demotion of input sessions on authentic materials. As trainers we need to promote independence and creativity more transparently.