While considering what TEFL course would be the most useful I talked with many different professors who taught ESL and everyone recommended taking the Cambridge CELTA. Taking it in Budapest was a decision that I was more than glad I made.
One of the biggest factors is the quality of the instructors at the Teacher Training Centre in Budapest. My trainers were among the best teachers that I have ever had the pleasure of being taught by. I don’t say that lightly. Their enthusiasm and dedication to the subject of English was only surpassed by their commitment to us and our improvement as teachers. What impressed me the most is that they modeled the teaching methods which we were to implement in their own lessons, giving us hands-on examples of how to apply the given method in the classroom. I was so impressed with the detail and thought that was put into each of their sessions, and the sessions were so mesmerizing that it was difficult to record it all while taking notes.
Every day was packed with helpful techniques that one could readily implement in the classroom. One of the best parts of the course was having the chance to demonstrate what I learned from the input sessions in front of a real class and then receiving constructive feedback. The CELTA is sure to stretch you, but it is a decision that you won’t regret and it will open a world of opportunities to you as you look for an English teaching job. Don’t be put off by the cheap price – I would definitely recommend taking the CELTA at the teacher training centre in Budapest to anyone who is considering a career in TEFL.