I had a great experience with the CELTA. It was challenging but rewarding, and once the end came into sight, it actually became enjoyable, in spite of all of the hard work! I would definitely encourage anyone to take the CELTA. In fact, based on my recommendation, my wife is also pursuing ELT certification and has applied for the session currently scheduled for January 2015. I can’t imagine that any other certification would better prepare a prospective teacher for a life as a language instructor.
Our family has plans to move abroad within the next couple of years; hopefully to Spain. I am currently employed as an Art Director, which is a full time role that doesn’t leave me a lot of spare time. However, I plan to look for local tutoring and supply teaching opportunities in the meantime to practice and hone what I learned during the CELTA.