Why take the CELTA course? The CELTA is one of the most intensive English Language Teacher Training courses there is. So if you need to put your life on hold for a month to complete the course, why do so many people want to take it? The reason is that it is the most prestigious, most widely recognised TEFL/TESOL course in the whole world, and there are numerous reasons why people want the qualification.
You may be asking yourself what kind of person wants to do the CELTA course. Have a look at the speech bubbles with thoughts and feelings from previous candidates – and your answer is a wide variety of people. In every CELTA class, you are bound to find the stereotypical classmates; there´s the never-taught-before-and-with-no-previous-experience-student who may well find that teaching is their dream career. There´s the been-teaching-for-decades-student who feels like the CELTA will refresh their teaching methods. And of course there´s the travel addict. What better way to travel than to be able to spend time in one place, learning the culture and meeting tons of new people, whilst using the CELTA qualification to find work teaching abroad?
So there are a whole bunch of reasons why you should be doing the CELTA course! An intensive 4 week course, yes. But a course in which you learn an unbelievable amount in such a short time and an incredibly rewarding qualification at the end of it, and which opens up numerous doors for you.
Have a look at these comments from past applicants telling us why they want to do the CELTA course:
I have chosen to apply for the CELTA course as I am very interested in pursuing a career which allows me to travel and meet people. For a long time, I have wanted to be involved in humanitarian and volunteer work overseas, which would allow me to connect with local residents on a cultural and personal level. I believe that teaching the English language to others will allow me not only to share my culture, but create an opportunity to facilitate the dialogue and develop strong and valuable relations.
I want to do the CELTA course for a number of reasons. The first reason is to allow me to work in another country and experience another way of life. My plan is to move abroad as soon as two months after I finish this CELTA course.I have been learning Spanish for approximately two years and I am passionate about being able to speak the language fluently as I believe. I have been told that speaking another language is one of life’s great experiences. Also, I imagine immersing myself in another culture with a different history will be a lot of fun and a good formative experience. This CELTA course will allow me to work as I do that. I may also extend my travels to other countries where English teachers are in demand.
The very important thing about the CELTA course is that it provides the teacher of English language with the practical experience and knowledge needed to develop his/her own skills as a teacher. Being authorised by Cambridge University is one of the conspicuously attractive reasons that encourage every ambitious teacher to follow the CELTA course. Practically speaking, whenever I read the requirements of teaching job vacancies in prestigious institutes and universities in the Middle East, Australia, and even in Arab World countries, the CELTA certificate pop up as the unquestionable requirement regardless the teacher’s professional experience or creative faculties.
I want to gain a CELTA qualification to improve my teaching skills and to become a better teacher. I have been teaching for over 3 years now, both for language schools and as a private tutor. Even though I consider myself to be a good teacher, there is still a lot I need to learn, especially when it comes to planning lessons. I am also keen to learn new techniques and to improve my general knowledge of English grammar and teaching methods.I find teaching extremely rewarding, especially when you see results from students that have initially struggled. Having struggled at school myself, I find it easy to empathise with students who have difficulty learning.