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CELTA certificate=one of the most coveted intro TEFL cert in the world
Submitted by CeltaTaker | January 29, 2017
This course is tough! I took this course twice actually (1.5 more technically), being that the first time I took it I had to withdraw halfway through the course due to work conflicts. Both times I took it at their NYC location. The second time I took it, ownership of the company had changed hands (the originals founders of the school had sold it) and it showed, as I don't think the quality of the teacher trainers wasn't quite as high and a certain type of energy seemed to be lacking in the school. Not that the second time I took the course I was disappointed... it was a fine course the second time around, but it just didn't blow my socks off in awe the way it did the first time. Anyways, the course is really tough, which is why the CELTA certificate is so high-esteemed in the teaching world. Side-note: if you can take it abroad, you might want to consider that though, as I've heard of others taking CELTA courses outside the US for about half the price of what teaching house charges. Oh, and prior to the beginning of the course, Teaching House will send out a link to a an optional online grammar course provided by Cambridge English for something really cheap like ten dollars: imho, this online grammar component should be required, not optional, as those who didn't take it in my CELTA course were at a clear disadvantage in latter stages of the course.
An intense and practical approach to teaching
Submitted by dz | November 23, 2016
Having just completed the 4 week long course it is important to emphasise the intensity of this course. Despite the numerous warnings, this course will require other activities to be suspend, especially in the first 3 weeks. However, due to this format, the content which is learnt can be reinforced through application either in lessons or assignments.
While the initial stages can be very daunting, especially if you have limited teaching experience, the practical nature of the course combined with the ample opportunity to teach provide a fluid path to gain your bearings in teaching. The feedback provided, as well as the information from input sessions, gives a solid direction to which areas you can improve in.
Overall, compared to other programs, this is definitely a well designed course for those who are seeking to get a qualification with invaluable experience and are also able to commit the time required.
Program: Teaching House CELTA- Melbourne
Teaching House Chicago CELTA course
Submitted by Maria - St Petersburg Russia | November 23, 2016
The experience of going through CELTA at Teaching House Chicago was incredibly rewarding and one of the hardest things that I've done in my life (even though I have a university degree.) The trainers and the administration were fantastic. The students that sign up for free classes at TH Chicago are amazing. I've learned so much getting to teach them.
Definitely worth it
Submitted by Jesse Stevenson | November 23, 2016
I attended the Teaching House CELTA course in New York City. Cambridge University has a high standard for giving certifications in their name, so it's no surprise that this was one of the most intense courses I've taken. However, the course structure and material was excellent, and the teachers were top notch. After the course, I definitely felt ready to step into any foreign teaching assignment, and the continued support is great as well. The fact that some assignments around the world specifically require a CELTA certification (and will not accept any other TEFL certificate, even if one already has a bachelor degree) makes the CELTA extremely valuable. The best part of the course was teaching real students every other day, so it gave us the experience of teaching different levels of learners, and learning how to handle different challenges that come up during the course of teaching. I definitely recommend Teaching House's CELTA program for anyone contemplating a TEFL course.
A practical and highly worthwhile course
Submitted by Annick | November 23, 2016
Despite having already taught ESL for several years, this 4 week course opened my eyes to a whole new way of teaching. There is very much a focus on student-centered learning and having an interactive classroom, which I found to be highly effective. The course is of course very intense, but if you're not trying to juggle work at the same time then it is very achievable. Holmes College was also well-equipped with computers, libraries and various classrooms.
All the tutors were knowledgeable and willing to help, even if it did mean navigating around the 'CELTA way' of doing things. I feel so much more prepared to take on teaching English and I would highly recommend anyone considering the same to do this course.
Program: Teaching House CELTA- Melbourne