I just finished my CELTA in San Francisco. Worth every penny. Sam and Sezgi, our trainers, were professional, comprehensive, supportive, and tough. You absolutely get out of the course what you put in. Late nights, tight deadlines and no free time were the name of the game. With that said, you will never be unsure about what you’re supposed to do or what you need to work on. Feedback and guidance never stop.
If you want to test your mettle and start off on the road to being the finest EFL teacher you can be, then take this course. Morning input sessions were followed by afternoon teaching practice and feedback sessions.
Facilities were excellent, support staff helpful, students cooperative, eager and delighted to learn. I cannot overemphasize how apparent it was that we were being trained by two individuals who truly believe in the work of language education along with all its challenges and rewards.
Want to hit the ground running? Come in the door with a firm understanding of grammatical structures, the American phonetic alphabet, time management and get psyched about leading groups of adults as well as giving and receiving candid criticism. Bring all that, a sense of humor, and a barrel-full of grit.