Reviews of the Online CELTA
Listen to what these English language professionals have to say about their experience on the 100% Online Cambridge CELTA Course.
I thoroughly enjoyed studying for the CELTA with IH Guayaquil. The course was very well-organised, and the tutors were professional, helpful and supportive. I would recommend it to anyone, whatever your level of teaching experience.
Prior to taking the CELTA I had very little teaching experience but throughout the course I learned so much including how to successfully plan and structure a lesson. I now feel more confident in my teaching abilities. The tutors were excellent and provided useful feedback before and after a lesson. This helped my peers and I continuously improve throughout the 6 week course. Despite being an online format, tutors were always available whenever questions or problems arose.
I have just finished my CELTA with IH Guayaquil and was nervously hoping to pass. The experience was a rollercoaster of emotions from assignments to lesson planning to teaching practice. But with the help and guidance of our tutors, Daniel and Wouter, the whole experience was worthwhile. Their knowledge and experience not only made the ride smoother but also contributed to me passing with an A. If you’re looking for CELTA, I definitely recommend International House Guayaquil. Michael Barratt
Taking the CELTA was a great decision. It gave me the opportunity to gain valuable insights into planning, classroom management, teaching preparation, methodologies, and much more.
I felt really supported during the course. We had access to books, videos, and lots of interesting materials. Also, our tutors were great! I felt their constructive feedback really benefited our teaching practice.
The CELTA course is certainly demanding. It requires time and dedication. But, if you decide to go through with it, you won’t regret it! It is definitely worth it. It was one of the best learning experiences I’ve had.
I always say I was “born to teach”. However, for some reason I chose to focus my undergraduate and postgraduate majors on the Business field.
I had always wanted to evolve my empirical teaching skills, so I took the CELTA course, and it has been quite an experience: challenging myself to re-learn what it takes for teaching English as a Second Language has been both enlightening and useful for my professional growth.
If you currently are an ESL teacher with lots of experience, very little teaching academic background and eager to take your career to the next level, this course is for you, hands down!
The CELTA course provided by International House Guayaquil was an incredible experience for me. Before the course, I had never taught a class in my life, but the tutors helped me along the way, and they dedicated time and effort to help me reach a Cambridge-teaching-standard. Throughout the CELTA, you get to work with students from different nationalities with different levels, so you really get a real-life experience of what it’s like to teach English outside of CELTA. For me, the best thing about the course was that, despite having to do it online due to COVID regulations, I never felt distant from my tutors or from my peers. We all became close with each other and we all helped each other through this amazing, 8-week-long, learning experience. The course really puts you up to speed with all the skills and proven methodologies that guarantee you can teach anywhere in the world
Taking the CELTA course is a worthwhile experience. First and foremost, you should be aware that it is a demanding and challenging course, which requires time and discipline to fulfil the tasks and meet the deadlines. Moreover, it is an enriching process where you learn, reflect, and improve planning and teaching. You get great support and feedback from tutors and classmates. Hence, if you are thinking about taking CELTA, go ahead and do it!
CELTA will enhance your career!
I took the CELTA course through August and I can sincerely say it was the best experience of my teaching career so far. It was a challenging, enriching and eye-opening course that came with a set of tools that I started incorporating to my classroom immediately. The CELTA course took up 90% of my life for 9 weeks and I can honestly say I have never learned so much in such a “short” amount of time. The information provided from the get go, the resources shared (books, videos, platform) and the continuous help of the tutors assisted me throughout the process and allowed me to enhance my teaching in ways I couldn´t have imagined.
If you are thinking of taking the course, DO IT! I can assure you, it will be a giant step in the right direction for your teaching career. It´s hard work that definitely pays off.
Taking the CELTA at IH Guayaquil has been a highly rewarding experience as a teacher. In my opinion, the course was very well organized and the tutors were well prepared and always available to support students whenever necessary. Moreover, the first section devoted to give us a general overview of the course was concise and clear which helped us to be prepared for what was coming ahead. A piece of advice for others, the course is challenging, so you may feel overwhelmed during the first weeks, which does not mean you have to quit, on the contrary, you have to work harder and focus on your goal. Personally, I think that I’ve learned a lot and I’m now a better prepared teacher. Olga and Wouter were amazing trainers. All in all, I definitely recommend this certification for those who want to become better teachers and boost their careers.
CELTA is not a difficult course but it’s highly demanding. If you want to PASS the CELTA without a doubt you have to put in great effort. For me, the CELTA was an amazing experience and it took me back to my college years when I had to stay up late studying in order to meet my deadlines. Sometimes it would get overwhelming, but when you finally deliver, the feeling is very rewarding.
CELTA is a course that fosters life-long teaching practices and self-awareness about the language. It expands the horizons of what teaching and learning is. After CELTA, I reflect more in depth about my teaching practice and how to improve it with all the techniques and knowledge I acquired in the course. I think that what you learn at CELTA never expires. Go for it!