I embarked in a CELTA course at the teacher training centre in Galway with a background as an academic researcher in Linguistics. For me, English has always been something abstract, to be discussed in papers rather than taught in class. I can honestly say that the CELTA has revolutionized my approach to English in only 4 weeks!
Thanks to our experienced tutors, the course has been a fantastic month to exchange ideas, share knowledge and actually practise the hard work of teaching! Much to my surprise, I was able to secure a teaching job even before the completion of the course!
As a start, I will be teaching a pre-sessional EAP course at Lancaster University. I am convinced that the CELTA was the best thing that could happen to my CV!