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Does anyone have any experience of CERAN - either through their son/daughter completing a course or working there? Am interested in teaching English.

Anonymous

To teach privately or publicly you will first need 8 years of Dutch or French, followed by a D course. That's what the government educational authorities told me.

Jul 28, 2017 16:37
kathermans

Hello, No, you don't need any years of Dutch or French. Céran is purely private and their main aim is to employ native speakers who they train themselves. Not everyone survives the training. I believe they no longer employ people, using freelancers (as do most language schools). It can be a good experience, you learn a lot but most teachers suffer burnout 3-4 years in. There are a number of language schools looking for English teachers and some of them are a lot easier to work in. The advantage of being freelance is that you can decide more how much you want to work, though I don't know how flexible they have become. The intensity is killing and the 'week-long' formula (including working all public holidays) means that you need to be there the entire week. Some things are a little more flexible for teaching teenagers but I only have experience of the adults. I'm posting from experience as a teacher.

Jul 28, 2017 20:03
red

Thanks both. I taught in Belgium for many years - so know the first response is incorrect :) They are taking on freelancers and for 2 or 3 weeks only, for the 'youth' programme. At a guess I would say the training isn't too bad as it timetabled for 1 afternoon before the course starts!

Aug 3, 2017 19:16