Probably, many of you have already read scary things about the CELTA course. But today, I want to share my experience that is anything but negative.
I have to start with the tutors, who were very professional but also friendly and ready to support you throughout the course. I took the semi-intensive online course, twice a week, and I had enough time to learn and practice everything I was taught. I have to say that I wasn’t working much though during that period. Therefore, I had a lot of time to devote to the course.
The best moment for me was when I took my first practice lesson in front of real students. Before starting the lesson I was very nervous but then I relaxed and everything went well. At the end of the lesson I thought: “Man, I did it!”
I have to thank my tutors for this, but also my colleagues because from day one they directed me to the right path and made the lessons very pleasant. This course has changed my way of teaching for the better.
Course LocationRome, Italy
- 30 years of experience
- Located close to the Colosseum and the main railway station (Stazione Termini)
- Fully equipped facilities for trainees
The teacher training centre in Rome was founded more than thirty years ago mainly to cater to the needs of the local schools. It expanded, however, to become the largest in Italy, in response to the growing demand for training courses in both state schools and private institutions. In 1997 the centre was one of the first in the world authorised by the University of Cambridge ESOL (now Cambridge English Language Assessment) to pilot their new Extension Course for Teachers of Young Learners. Over the years they have prepared more than three thousand candidates from all over the world for careers both in Italy and abroad.
The Rome training centre is located in the centre of the city, close to the Colosseum, San Giovanni in Laterano and the main railway station (Stazione Termini). Course participants have access to the training centre's fully equipped Self Study Centre and its extensive library of materials for lesson planning and reference. CELTA students are also provided with their own room that includes photocopying and IT facilities, and wi-fi is available in the whole premises.