It was a really challenging course that I learned so much through. I can now identify what makes a successful communicative, student-centered English lesson, and why it succeeds and, or, fails. Teaching the students was a highly enjoyable experience. My fellow trainees were incredibly supportive and encouraging throughout the course. Without them, I would have not been able to get as far as I did. They are now my new long-term friends. As much as CELTA took out of me, it gave back in equally in new relationships and tons of hands-on practical experience.