I completed my CELTA course in Auckland in late 2006 and although I have since pursued post-graduate study in English language teaching, I continue to believe the CELTA to have been the most demanding teaching qualification I have completed.
The value of completing the four week course cannot be understated. The Auckland CELTA course gave me both practical experience and a theoretical basis for my future teaching career. The CELTA Certificate is also internationally recognized and went a considerable way in helping me to secure my first teaching job three months later in Seoul , South Korea . Although the cost of the course is considerable, I did receive a higher starting salary.
To anyone considering a career in second language teaching I would recommend completing the CELTA as it is a professional and valuable pre-service English language teaching qualification.