Having the CELTA was the best decision I made and it changed my life. I stood out among other applicants because it is globally recognized and accredited by the University of Cambridge and opened doors to a lot of opportunities.
The course is intense and challenging. I remember my fellow trainees and I worked very hard and there was a lot of work that needed to be done every day such as lesson planning, teaching, observing peers, receiving/giving feedback on teaching performance etc.. I got an actual experience teaching in front of a class with lower and upper-level students, and I had different trainers that helped me every step of the way.
I had little to no idea about how to teach, but now I am teaching in Boston, USA with the skills and knowledge that I have learned. Taking the CELTA was a rewarding experience and I am glad that I have taken this course.