The CELTA course was definitely intense and arduous, requiring a lot of dedication, discipline, and team work. Although it was definitely one of the most rigorous academic experience of my life, as much as it was painful, I acquired immense knowledge and experience in teaching English. The instructors are excellent in both teaching the theory and guiding you to succeed in practicum. I still apply the theories I have studied and utilize activities that I learned about in my current teaching. I can confidently say that CELTA is incomparable to other TEFL courses in terms of the amount of practical preparation provided to become a successful English teacher. I would highly recommend CELTA to anyone interested in teaching English, either in the states, or anywhere abroad.