I think the good thing about the pre CELTA course was to get a glimpse into everything, to get yourself tuned to the English teaching classroom situation. Some of the routine was not new anymore.
The hardest parts for me (in the CELTA course) were ICQ and CCQ – so maybe it would help to include some practice and tips for it into the course? That and monitoring.
-done! The course now covers the concept of concept and information checking questions!
-monitoring is something best learnt in the classroom.