CELTA course has been an amazing experience! It has given me the confidence in teaching and it literally helped me to find myself in the world of ESL! It was particularly helpful in lesson planning, thinking of classroom management and creating the activities for the students in order to build their curiosity and strengthen their speaking skills in English. It was a great opportunity to reflex on my own strengths and weaknesses and learn a big deal from the tutors and my colleagues and last, but not least, from my own mistakes.
I liked that the course is designed for people who don’t have any teaching experience or hold any degree in English or teaching. Everybody regardless of his/her experience started from the scratch and was taught from the very basics of what teaching is, what the methods are or what the lesson stages are.
The course was really intense and at the beginning, it seemed like a never-ending story with all the assignments and lesson plans. However, by the end of the course, it felt very short and sad to leave all this all, including the intense schedule, the students we taught, tutors, wonderful colleagues, and Prague.
I would definitely recommend the course for those who are serious about teaching and don’t mind pushing through their limits. It’s hard but manageable and it’s worth! Not only does it provide with the renowned Cambridge certificate, teaches how to teach and offers great knowledge resources from the tutors and colleagues, but it also helps to get to know wonderful people and make nice friends from all around the world.
Course LocationPrague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic
- Located near metro station Budějovická
- Computer access, Wifi, study area with a library, teaching resources, photocopiers and printers
- Gardens and parks nearby
- Kitchen and cafe on campus
The training centre in Prague is one of the primary locations for teacher training and teacher development in the country. The main school in Prague is surrounded on all sides by a garden with trees and benches. It is a five-minute walk from the metro station Budějovická, which is just 10 minutes metro ride from the city centre.
The training centre has recently been completely remodelled and features up to date facilities, complete with classrooms, staff-room, administration and a well-stocked library. There is also a café and full service located on-site. How to get to the training centre in Prague: Take the Metro (red line) to station Budějovická. From there, it is a pleasant five-minute walk to the school.