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Teaching House CELTA - USA Multiple locations

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Shannon is a great teacher and coach!

Shannon! She was a great teacher and coach! She was a complete professional. Shannon stayed completely focused on the tasks and teaching at all times. The only time Shannon ever incorporated personal perspectives was when it was relevant to classroom concepts or International teaching. I would enjoy the opportunity to learn more from Shannon in the future!

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There are so many things I have learned from this course

There are so many things I have learned from this course. I have gained so much knowledge about teaching. I think the general knowledge of teaching has benefitted me the most, within many things such as lesson planning, classroom management, teaching methods, all of it. Very useful.

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I gained a lot about teaching

How to apply more theoretical knowledge of language into practical teaching methods, as well as giving me experience with various skill levels that helped me to see what approaches work better than others with different levels

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Really helpful

I think that every aspect of this course was beneficial to me. If I were to narrow it down, however, I think I would point out how beneficial the daily input sessions were, as well as the constructive feedback from tutors on the teaching practices. Being able to have real experience teaching adults from around the world and have practical tools to structure and improve how to teach the lessons along with both positive and negative feedback from the tutors made for an extremely useful and beneficial CELTA course.

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I learned so much!

I learned so much during the CELTA course. While I initially had no idea what to expect, I now feel like I have the tools necessary to become an effective ESL teacher. I still have a lot more to learn, and I know that practice is key, but I feel far more prepared than I did five months ago. I’m aware of my strengths, my weaknesses, and how I can further improve.

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Beneficial

I benefitted from knowing that there is a whole lot that goes into teaching than meets the eye. In fact, I went through a period of getting discouraged because saw that I may not have the passion that my tutors or the experienced teachers in the videos have. I learned that teaching is very hard and there is a lot that goes behind the scenes, so to speak. the course also provided me with resources, where I can look for ideas for teaching materials, but also books and online sources where I can find out more about techniques of teaching.

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Teaching as an Art form

Above all, the CELTA course gave me an appreciation for teaching as an art form, one requiring an undying and disciplined commitment to self-improvement. I was pushed beyond my comfort zone and have grown into a much more maturely reflective person. It was an amazingly invaluable and positive experience for me.

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I earned so much from each input that we had.

I never felt that a single input was a waste of time - video or otherwise. I earned so much from each input that we had. No input was fluff or felt like just trying to fill time. All of it was substantial. I also learned very much from observing the other trainees. Initially I was going to take the course online, and I am so grateful that I didn't. Being with the other students taught me what I wouldn't have learned otherwise.

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Excellent suggestions and feedback

The guided lesson planning and post-teaching feedback were the most valuable part of the course. Suzanne Schumacher, Sarah Greet and Sarah Adams gave excellent suggestions and feedback without spoon-feeding anything. They guided me very well from knowing nothing about teaching to thinking independently as a teacher.

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Hands down to TP and feedback observations

The TP and feedback observations hands down. Looking in the mirror for a month daily was no easy task but very, very helpful. Also to prep and do everything yourself on tight deadlines. Everything about the program course design clearly had an objective to make one a better, strong, more self aware, evolved human being. Bravo !!!!! I'll be back for a DELTA one day.

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Phenomenal

The feedback was phenomenal. The written, spoken from peers and trainers was invaluable. I learned to identify areas of improvement for myself and valued greatly the candid and honest input from all. This was so needed and I will institute this in whatever courses I present and plan in the future (beyond CELTA) . The types of lessons for the 9 TPs covered a great variety. I feel now that I've been through the course, I want to go back and refine these as well as create new one.

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10/ 10

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I felt supported and encouraged

The course gave me the basics, guidance, a lot of practice and the confidence to become a great teacher! I really like the practical approach of this course but in combination with the theory. Throughout the course, I felt supported and encouraged.

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Excellent

So hard to narrow it down! The tutors gave excellent feedback, so I was really able to hone in on points for improvement and work on them for the next TP. Our CELTA group was also really great - we all helped each other a lot.

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Gained confidence

I gained confidence in myself and teaching through many things: learning classroom management techniques, MFP, the frameworks for the different lesson types, error correction. I loved that the tutors in our input sessions would involve us in demo lessons so that we could see the technique, structure, framework, etc. in action!

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Teaching House Chicago CELTA course

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.

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Definitely worth it

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.

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Teaching House ESL certification course

Great course! I am an independent consultant and teach quite a bit for clients so I thought I probably had a good foundation for taking this course. Other than the skill of getting up in front of a room, most everything else was new and different. I'm so glad I took the course. They thoroughly taught and structured real practice for teaching ESL. It was intense AND invaluable. I didn't have plans to go abroad. My intention was always to use it as a volunteer both now and later on in retirement.

It's really remarkable what it led to. I am teaching a class for non-English speakers who have cancer. I spent a couple of months developing the program which is part Cambridge-style ESL, part patient advocacy, and part using the participant's native language with a singular goal of helping people communicate through the process of managing their illness. I truly am grateful for Teaching House and the role it has played in helping me create this very unique program.

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Exceptional quality in CELTA training

The Teaching House CELTA was by far the best educational experience of my life, in terms of professional development. The structure of the course, which combined practical "real world" classroom teaching from day 2, with the theory of teaching English was outstanding. The staff were professional, generous and supportive. I now teach law in an Australian university, but I still use the classroom management techniques that I learnt at CELTA as the foundation for my day-to-day teaching skills. I cannot rate the course highly enough. An online course could never provide the same depth of understanding and experience as the University of Cambridge CELTA. Thank you again Teaching House NYC!

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CELTA certification

Doing this course was the best decision I ever made. We jumped right into teaching and were taught practical teaching methods that worked. It was helpful also to watch other teachers teach because you learn a lot from them as well. Since this course I have gone on to teach at multiple schools abroad, as well as pursue a MA degree in TESOL. But quite honestly this hands on experience was more valuable to me than some of the theory driven graduate courses I've had. If choosing a quick way to get certified, I would definitely opt for Teaching House CELTA certification over any online TEFL course.

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Can you imagine?

Here I was, a twenty-five year veteran of teaching--middle school, high school, college--mostly language and literature, some social science, who really wanted the skill set necessary to teach TEFL. And what do I do but drop a hefty fee to take the CELTA 10-week night course and pray I hadn't made a mistake.

Well, mistake is wasn't. Rather, it was the best thing I could have done. The teachers (Kim & Sharon) were great, uplifting, rigorous, challenging, comprehensive (enough descriptive adjectives yet?), but mostly thoroughly thorough (Yes, redundant, but important). We finished the course on St. Paddy's night and two of our colleagues left within the week--one to Costa Rica, and one to Saudi Arabia. Two weeks later another grad sent a post that they needed more CELTA-trained teachers where she worked locally, was anyone interested?

As for myself, with a full-time job I began volunteer teaching at a nearby university, collecting 60 contact hours last Spring, 40 last summer, and I will continue this fall with an eye to being able to use this meager start to pursue the listings for some plum overseas appointments real soon!

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Teaching House-Chicago review

Earning my CELTA at Teaching House in Chicago was amazing! The staff at TH was knowledgeable, understanding, easy to talk to, helpful, etc. I cannot say enough about them. The program was tough, but I left feeling confident that I could either handle, or figure out how to handle, any EFL situation. Their process of being put in front of a class of actual students, on our second day, was terrifying, exhilarating, and the most efficient way of teaching us what it means to be a teacher. If you have the chance, you should go for it.

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It really is worth it

A Teaching House CELTA is expensive and difficult, but it is worth it. For any job short of university teaching, the certificate itself will automatically get you to at least to the interview stage. It really is like having a Harvard degree. More importantly, though, the course is excellent. They cover everything, from the linguistics to class planning and management. The focus is on teaching you how to become a better teacher. It may take you a year or two to practice what you learned and get good at it, but CELTA gives the tools to do so. With my Teaching House CELTA, I taught for two years at AEON in Japan and am now making the same money teaching a self-developed curriculum part-time. And I know that with my experience and CELTA certificate I can get any teaching job that does not require a master’s degree. Do it. You won’t regret it.

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CELTA review

CELTA was challenging training in learning more about teaching adults. The trainers were very supportive during this intensive course. I am thankful to have had this experience and would recommend this to anyone interested in teaching adults.

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Amazing experience

I studied at Teaching House Atlanta in 2014. The preparation for the getting the Certificate is hard because we spent a month studying pretty much all day. But it is worth it. I learned a lot and met interesting people. CELTA was very important for my teaching CV. I'm very happy with my investment.

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You're in good hands with Teaching House

Very sensitive, knowledgeable, full of energy, more than I can ask for for best tutors. They know how to guide us through every step of the course. Know how to push when need to be pushed and support when need to be supported.