It`s intense and you probably wouldn`t want to be doing it for longer than 4 weeks, but the content is relevant. The tutors were very supportive and offered a lot of useful feedback and guidance. Working together with others in the group was enjoyable and it was rewarding to see how happy everyone was when we finished.
I decided to do my CELTA in Japan and I am glad I did. The application process was painless and when I arrived I fell in love with Kobe! The school was modern and easy to get to using public transport. The staff were all friendly and helpful and made a very busy month a lot of fun.
The tutors were great, I learned so much from them. I loved the teaching practice and getting to know my students and the input sessions really opened my eyes to how the language works.
After CELTA I am now ready to start this new chapter in my life.
I did my CELTA at LTTC Japan in Kobe and it was a fantastic learning experience for me. I had done some private teaching before the course so I thought I knew a bit about it all... I never imagined I could learn so much in a month!
The course is intense but very rewarding. The tutors were so knowledgeable and professional and always had time to help us out. The facilities were great, clean and spacious and Mio and Rika made sure we had everything we needed.
My favourite part was the teaching practice. Being in a classroom and teaching real students was such a change. Thanks to the feedback on my teaching I was able to improve a lot in a short time and I with the school's help I was even able to arrange some job interviews after the course.
This is easily one of the best courses I have ever done. I would definitely recommend LTTC Japan and their CELTA course.
Not only in the course but in the centre I could learn a lot of things. The facilities, the people in the course and in the centre, and most of all, the tutors were really nice and I really enjoyed learning in the center.
The tutors at LTTC were professional, experienced and knowledgeable and their constant support and guidance was invaluable. The course was demanding but very rewarding and the materials provided were excellent. Access for the teaching practice elements of the course to 'real' international students wanting to learn English was invaluable.
If you want to learn how to teach english this is where you need to be - great value.
We had tutors with different styles (Dave and Lauren), both were excellent, gave thorough teaching, great handouts, and, importantly, a huge amount of their time. Did they have homes to go to?
Teaching pracs were well supported, well constructed and thought out feedback, great help and good tips. There is a lot to get through on this course and we were supported all the way.
I have attended many courses over many years and this course is great value for money.
Thank you Dave and Lauren.
I couldn't be happier. The course was run like clockwork, but remained friendly. Every minute was used effectively by the truly superb tutors. I'm very grateful for the experience.
I am so happy I chose to study the CELTA course at LTTC! The course was hard word but very rewarding. The tutors are fantastic- they were available to discuss ideas at the lesson-planning stage and they gave focused and constructive feedback which improved our teaching practice greatly. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who is serious about a career in EFL teaching.
Celta was a great experience full of useful information, learning techniques and new ideas. It was one of the best achievements in my life.
I am amazed at how much I learnt about ESL teaching practices in such a short space of time. This is due to the quality of the teachers, and the course's expert design and execution. Consummate professionals, Dave and Liz provided trainees with a jam-packed, fulfilling, rewarding, demanding program. Their expectations were high and rightly so. A moment's distraction meant missing something vital! Dave and Liz were able to handle with great diplomacy, kindness and professionalism a wide range of personality types in the classroom. This in itself was a great study of how to handle students. About my experience on the course: the intensity of the study requires students be resilient, focused and strong. A lot of the experience was interestingly about living in the moment, prioritising, and being constantly mindful. The necessity to draw upon deep personal resources under such pressure engenders confidence and is certainly character building. I gained the most from the course by forgetting absolutely everything else for four weeks and giving the study (in school and every single hour out of school) my absolute attention and focus. I surprised myself by what I could do at the end of the program and can't wait to put it into practice. I am very grateful to Dave and Liz for the their many years of experience, and the knowledge, support and advice given so generously throughout the amazing CELTA experience!
I found the course very worthwhile, although very rushed, especially the second week!! It was a real effort to get assignments done in between planning for the next teaching practice. However, the idea of 'hands-on, thrown in at the deep end, sink or swim' teaching practice seemed to be successful. We all did get our assignments done by the end of the fourth week. I would recommend this course for all aspiring teachers and for experienced teachers. It is certainly more practical than the Diploma of Education I dropped out of! I would recommend students have their laptops handy for class to work on assignments during lunch hours. I found our teachers, Dave Fox and Liz Stephan, to be very encouraging and very professional, with a great rapport with us as students.
It was very intensive but the professionalism of the course tutors made it all possible.
Super hectic course, but well-supported by tutors.
It was excellent, Dave and his team are wonderful. I couldn't chosen a better course and provider than Lexis.
Fantastic learning environment. Very supportive and patient.
I found the course demanding but very interesting and informative. The trainers were fantastic- very supportive and competent. I would recommend this course to anyone contemplating a career in TESOL.
Very supportive staff, great location and facilities, well planned with no surprises.
This is a very professionally run course. I've been training in various capacities for many years, and I know how hard it is to keep learners on track in a course with the intensity of the CELTA (and make no mistake - this is a rewarding program, but it's tough). Dave and his team did a fantastic job of dragging us all through the course, and I feel that I really gained something in the process.
Best features for me were the opportunity to prac teach with current international students within the same school (a previous course I looked at on the Coast had us sourcing our own prac teaching placements, which seems almost impossible?!), and the content of the course itself.
So, no negatives. This is a hard course, but a good one.
The course was well run and the tutors were knowledgable and very approachable. I enjoyed the course immensely
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I'm glad I decided to take the course at Lexis.
The course was a wonderful experience. It was a hectic month and my life became CELTA but I gained so much knowledge and experience and met some awesome people (ESL and CELTA students/teachers). I would recommend the course to anyone, especially someone who has some self doubts about teaching ESL; an intensive course like CELTA puts you on the spot and forces you to realise your ability.
Overall great course. Plenty of support and encouragement.
Learnt a lot in a short time. Quite challenging but rewarding. Supportive and encouraging environment.
Although it was stressful, I thouroughly enjoyed the course. The only thing about the facilities that was not ideal was theat the aircon didn't work very well. Apart from that it was great!
Very professional, hands-on approach effective, consistency of practical work helpful.
This course has given me the skills and tools I needed to be able to confidently step into an EFL classroom. The tutors were very encouraging throughout the process and were a wealth of helpful advice. They put just as much effort into improving our teaching as we ourselves did. The CELTA course has been an incredibly rewarding experience and I now look forward to the opportunities ahead of me.
The course was conducted in a professional, friendly, helpful and comprehensive way, with skilled tutors and interesting material used. The location in Maroochydore is very central and modern and comfortable. The timing over 10 weeks on Saturdays, and Tues and Thurs evenings, was ideal to absorb the information provided in lectures, and to prepare for teaching practice lessons.
Very well run by Dave Fox who was very professional and supportive. Our input sessions were helpful. Two groups of four was a good size.