I completed the CELTA programme through CELTAthens in my beloved city of Athens and I must say, the experience was nothing short of life-changing! Even though the full-time CELTA course is a very stressful and exhausting experience, I'm really glad I finally took it. By doing the CELTA you're testing whether you're really capable of being a good, confident and creative teacher. Not only do you learn the theory behind teaching, but you also have the experience of actually teaching real life students. Much of the credit for this has to go to our trainers, Alexander, Alexandra and Marisa. They shared their knowledge and expertise with us throughout the course, supporting and inspiring us. I'm grateful for their guidance and inspiration! Being also able to lean on the shoulders of my fellow trainees really helped me get through the program – I may never meet some of them again, but for that one month they became my close friends and family. All in all, I was very satisfied by the content of my CELTA course and -although being a newbie in the field - I really think that it helped me become a better teacher. In fact, I landed a very good teaching position in Milan, within a couple of months after finishing the course: I am currently teaching various classes and my students vary in age from 5 to 30 years old! It's the first time I enjoy my job so much! CELTA course? Thoroughly recommended! :)
It was a wonderful experience for me. I feel that it has really helped me grow as a teacher and made me want to continue growing and becoming better.
The CELTA course at CELT Athens has been the best experience of my professional and personal life so far. What made it that special? Well, the tutors and the support they gave me. I cannot even understand how they managed to be always calm, smiling, and helpful. It is only when one goes through a CELTA course that they understand the importance of the CELTA tutors. Thank you all so much for everything. (P.S. The school is located in Athens city centre, next to central train, metro, and bus stations, as well as next to some of the best - and cheapest - restaurants of the city. Nothing beats a good meal after a Teaching Practice.) I recommend it wholeheartedly.
It was a really interesting course that helped understand what being a teacher feels like!