A "blended" version of Cambridge Celta for English language teacher training

Will online training fail new English-language teachers? A new version of Cambridge Esol's popular Celta certificate offers flexibility but less time in a real class
Max de Lotbinière
Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 12 October 2010 14.00 BST

Early on during a Celta course-the initial teacher training certificate offered by Cambridge Esol – the instructor is likely to give trainees a taste of communicative language learning by teaching them the equivalent of "My name is ..." and "What is your name?" in a suitably obscure foreign language.

The aim of the exercise is not to make trainees more polyglot, but to give them an insight into the emotions that adults experience when they find themselves in a group of strangers and are asked to, in effect, make fools of themselves....