Melbourne Training Associates

Melbourne Training Associates

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Training Associates
Melbourne Training Associates
Melbourne Training Associates
Melbourne Training Associates
Melbourne Training Associates
Melbourne Training Associates

Graduate Ratings

9.3 / 10

(103 student reviews)
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School Overview

School Description

MTA is an expanding teacher training centre which provides quality courses run by experienced tutors. The tutors on the CELTA course have been delivering these programmes in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide), the U.K, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, Russia, Germany and the Czech Republic since 2001.

We run the Distance Delta in collaboration with International House in London. Modules One and Three are completed with IH online; Module Two (relating to teaching practice) is completed with us in Melbourne through a short, two-week Orientation Course and then at your place of work.

Help with Employment

MTA has a history and record of supporting their CELTA graduates into work locally and internationally. 60% of our graduates are working in Melbourne and 40% internationally.

In Melbourne MTA networks with directors of university language centres and private language schools. MTA regularly receives requests from directors for teachers. The directors of MTA have international experience and contacts and are in touch with organisations who need new teachers in Japan, Hong Kong, China, Saudi Arabia, South America and Vietnam.

On the CELTA trainee teachers receive:

 Information about how to look for a teaching position

 Contact details for local language centres

 Links for teaching abroad

 First hand knowledge of working in South America, Asia and Europe

 Interview advice

Accommodation

We can help you find accommodation in Melbourne for your teaching practice. Let us know if you’d like us to help. Alternatively, you could try these options.
Air BNB and Gum Tree – deal direct with flexible locals
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Refund Policy

Refunds are processed only if a course is cancelled.

Details and Comparisons

Contact Melbourne Training Associates

In order to provide you with the best service possible, Melbourne Training Associates needs to know a little about your specific situation. If you have questions, please first select a course from the list on the this page. You can always change course dates later.

School Address

Level 1
245 Cardigan St
MELBOURNE
3053
AUSTRALIA

Upcoming Courses

CELTA (What is CELTA?)

Dates
01 Oct 2018 -
26 Oct 2018
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08 Oct 2018 -
25 Jan 2019
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05 Nov 2018 -
30 Nov 2018
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Student Reviews

Words most commonly used to describe this centre


So glad to have done my CELTA course with MTA. It was definitely intense but with the support of the amazing tutors, it was doable !

, CELTA student,

I really loved this course and think this was the best place I could have done it!

, CELTA student,

If there is only a word I can use to describe my experience at MTA , it would be EXCELLENT! Excellent tutors! Excellent teaching materials! Excellent facilities! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. Thank you tutors, couldn't have done it without all of you! God bless.

, CELTA student,

The course requires full commitment for a whole month and you hardly have time to sleep or do anything else! I recommend MTA to you all! Tutors were fantastic, very knowledgeable, helpful, smart and funny. They were a great inspiration to us all. School has computers, wifi and everything you need to work at your best while you are there. Thanks guys, ciao Daniela

, CELTA student,

There is really nothing negative I can say about the course. The course itself has been well developed over the years and provides students with a rigorous, sensible and easily understood framework for teaching ESL. The tutors have been well trained, deliver the course content in an accessible manner and provide excellent, and timely, feedback to students. All the staff are approachable and friendly at all times. I would not hesitate to recommend MTA to anyone considering ESL teacher training.

, CELTA student,

Excellent learning experience with highly experienced tutors willing and able to provide superior insights and feedback for CELTA success.

, CELTA student,

A fabulous course - well organised, excellent tutors with superb skills and experience. It was an intense but highly engaging and rewarding month. All teaching courses should be like this - I learnt more in one month than I did in a year at university. Thank you to all involved, I loved it! I would highly recommend MTA to anyone wanting to do Celta - I don't think there could be any better trainers out there!

, CELTA student,

It was excellent! The facilities, the tutors, and personally the location, the experience has been really positive! Would definitely recommend it to others who would like to undertake the course.

, CELTA student,

I'd definitely recommend MTA. The tutors were really knowledgable, friendly and always made time to help out with any issues or aspects of the course I wasn't sure about. They are also very supportive after the course finished - I regularly receive emails about places that are looking for English teachers and also about professional development courses.

, CELTA student,

I had a great time studying at MTA! It was always a pleasure to come to class - all of the teachers and staff were really lovely and kept the course content very engaging. I learnt a lot in the 10 week part-time course! I would highly recommend studying CELTA at MTA.

, CELTA student,

Really enjoyed the course and would highly recommend!

, CELTA student,

I am absolutely happy that I decided to take the CELTA at MTA. It's an intensive course. The tutors and staff at MTA are very experienced. They were nurturing and supportive throughout the whole course and that made a huge difference. I learned a lot and the entire experience was so rewarding. Thank you MTA!

, CELTA student,

Wow! well Celta, I made it. It was tough and intensive. It was alot of hard work but I knew in the end it was all going to be worth it. I am so pleased that this journey for me was made easier with the amazing new friends I made and also the awesome tutors. Thanks MTA

, CELTA student,

i think it's an excellent way to help prepare someone for work. The only thing i would like to suggest is maybe adding an extra week to the course. it a very intense course and a lot of people were really burnt out after it. not healthy

, CELTA student,

I learnt a lot on this course. It was practical and the tutors provided constructive feedback which helped me improve in my teaching practice.

, CELTA student,

I would highly recommend MTA to anyone that is considering doing a CELTA course. The tutors have a wealth of experience and knowledge and are fantastic to work with. I felt really well supported during the course and I feel like that support continues even now that I have finished the course.

, CELTA student,

I have thoroughly enjoyed doing CELTA with Melbourne Training Associates. The teachers were on task, competent and very knowledgeable, but were also just great, fun, warm people as well. The group we had doing the course was also particularly warm and engaging and fun to work with. This course has been particularly intense and challenging, but ultimately very rewarding and I can't think how the people and everything that was taught could have been better for what I have gained and even just for the experience itself. I look forward greatly to working as an English Language Teacher!

, CELTA student,

Fantastic course, but intense course. Tutors like Scott went above and beyond to help us succeed in all aspects of ESL teaching. Very glad I went with MTA.

, CELTA student,

A great place to do your CELTA. I did the 4 week intensive course and the tutors were all fantastic - always there to help and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

, CELTA student,

Fantastic course! Really helpful tutors, great mix of theory and practice, interesting TP students to work with!!

, CELTA student,

The course tutors were very dedicated and helped us tremendously to develop our teaching skills in less than one month.

, CELTA student,

It was an excellent course run by experienced tutors. The tutors' positive attitude no doubt helped me through the gruelling coursework and nerve-wracking teaching practice. The reputation of the tutors in Melbourne also helped me to quickly secure a teaching position. Double thumbs up!!!

, CELTA student,

I found the course well structured and rewarding. Tutors gave good feedback on your lessons helping you implement the changes for the next lesson. The assignments are practical and expand your knowledge of the required areas of learning. Overall 5 out 5.

, CELTA student,

Excellent tutors, lovely atmosphere.

, CELTA student,

The course was well run and the tutors were excellent. The facilities could have been better in terms of computer access as we were sharing just a few between many students.

, CELTA student,

All the tutors are friendly and helpful, and will not hesitate to help you; it's hard work, but there is more than enough support and tea and sympathy to see you through to the end.

, CELTA student,

Tutors were excellent and overall a really enjoyable and worthwhile course. Would definitely recommend!

, CELTA student,

i would highly recommend the CELTA course at MTA. Professional yet a great atmosphere conducive to learning. Tutors were outstanding.

, CELTA student,

Highly recommend it!

, CELTA student,

This course well exceeded my expectations. The staff were incredibly encouraging and supportive, and were also excellent teachers to observe. It was great to see teachers practise what they preach with such enthusiasm and professionalism.

, CELTA student,

Absolutely terrific ! There's nothing I would change about this course , I'm just so pleased I chose to complete my CELTA through MTA :-)

, CELTA student,

The tutors were extremely helpful, knowledgable and eager to help us, which was amazing. I learnt so much and my confidence in my teaching really grew significantly by the end of the course. Thank you!

, CELTA student,

Excellent all round.

, CELTA student,

A very tough and stressful course. A very heavy workload for both trainers and trainees. Despite this, the trainers found time give trainees the support was needed. Overall a fun and rewarding course.

, CELTA student,

A wonderful learning experience! Interesting, fun, stimulating, exhausting, all encompassing. I missed it when it was over, I'd do it again tomorrow!

, CELTA student,

For me, the course was absolutely wonderful!

, CELTA student,

MTA provided a very positive and constructive learning and teaching environment. The learning experience was intense, multi dimensional and enriching. Inspiring to walk into a global village each day. Wonderful to be surrounded by such a diverse, enthusiastic and committed group of learners and teachers. A memorable and rewarding learning experience.

, CELTA student,

A challenging intensive course made so much easier by the knowledgeable staff at MTA. Tutors had extensive experience within the industry and were extremely helpful throughout the course. Highly recommend doing your CELTA course at MTA!!!

, CELTA student,

I walked into MTA on the first day feeling very apprehensive about the steep learning curve and the intense workload that I knew were ahead of me. The reviews don't lie - CELTA is a lot of hard work and you do have to pretty much put your life on hold for a month. There were times when I was sure that I couldn't cope with any more sleep deprivation, when I had no clue where I'd find another 5-6 hours to plan yet another lesson, and when I dreaded the students arriving because I knew I wasn't as prepared as I would have liked. But the redeeming grace of it all were the supportive and down-to-earth tutors, a fantastic cohort of colleagues, wonderful and patient students, and knowing that at the end, I'd be prepared to step into a classroom. And I have been. I currently teach in three very different settings but have found the knowledge and experience I gained from CELTA has been useful in every one of them. Thanks, MTA! Couldn't have done it without you. :)

, CELTA student,

It was an excellent course.

, CELTA student,

MTA offers first-rate tutors who gave me and an excellent CELTA course experience! I had no trouble finding employment after completing the course.

, CELTA student,

It was an intense course, but tutors were very helpful throughout the course.

, CELTA student,

The course was great and has opened up a whole new world - thanks, guys!

, CELTA student,

This course struck the perfect balance between theory and practise. The opportunities it afforded for teaching students and the immediate feedback provided by experienced educators were high points for me.

, CELTA student,

The course was conducted in a highly professional and organised manner.

, CELTA student,

Very friendly staff who teach in a warm relaxed style. The location is easy to get to on PT and is modern and clean. The course is very demanding but the teachers at MTA took time to give me indiviual feedback and instruction to ensure got the most out of my time there.

, CELTA student,

The trainers were highly experienced and they passed on a lot of relevant, helpful and very useful knowledge onto us. They were both very current with Delta information and I walked away with a lot more confidence in being able to pass the course as well as becoming a better practitioner in this field. Highly recommend this course and MTA as deliverers to anyone looking at doing a Delta.

, DELTA student,

I joined the two-week Orientation Course with MTA for my Delta Module 2. Overall it was a great experience! The tutors' feedback for my lessons was extremely invaluable and applicable to my observed lessons for my Delta and to my teaching in the future. They also helped me with the administrative procedure for coming and staying in Melbourne. I would definitely recommend MTA for anyone taking Delta. Cheers and thank you Niki, Barbara, and Sol!

, DELTA student,

I followed a two-week DELTA orientation course with MTA recently, and I have to say that the quality of the service I received was fantastic. The course tutors are knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The feedback they provided on various aspects of my teaching has been incredibly beneficial. I would wholeheartedly recommend studying with MTA as I feel the service that you receive is very personal and applicable to your professional development. Thanks MTA for a great experience :)

, DELTA student,

I had a great experience studying with MTA.

, DELTA student,

Doing the CELTA (part-time option) and doing it at MTA specifically was one of the best career changing decisions I've made. I had a good hunch about the place and my experience there confirmed it. A small outfit but with a very good reputation in the Melbourne ESL/ELICOS scene. It had a nice casual atmosphere about it, largely attributed to the tutors we had who were all extremely approachable. The tutors were very generous with their knowledge and experience and had a good balance of effective and easy to grasp teaching input, and positive encouragement and critical evaluation on areas of improvement of our teaching practice sessions. The students we had to 'practice' on were great as well and understood we were all teachers in training. You will also find that your fellow classmates can make a big difference to your overall experience and I was fortunate to have a really good group who were all supportive of each other. I'd have no hesitation in recommending MTA to anyone considering doing CELTA. Work hard (and trust me you will!) and it will pay off. Many of us secured teaching roles right after completing the course.

, CELTA student,

The 4 week intensive CELTA course was packed with learning, practicing, assignments and new friends! The tutors methodically applied/ modeled consistently yet different in their styles. We know what good looks like! MTA was recommended to me and they have lived up to their reputation. Thank you all for your grace and patience in teaching novices like me in the education industry. The multi cultural mix of learners and trainees bring rich diversity and added spice into the teaching practices! Exhilarating and rewarding!!

, CELTA student,

My overall experience during the course was extremely positive. From the very beginning, we were given excellent support and guidance from our tutors Niki Walker and Barbara Munro. The teamwork and camaraderie fostered among the fellow trainees were superb, and all the staff at Melbourne Training Associates were very helpful. Moreover, the onsite input sessions and observed teaching practices were invaluable in obtaining constructive and beneficial feedback from tutors and fellow trainees. In my view, these aforementioned factors helped to overcome any drawbacks from the lack of weekly physical face-to-face contact. My one recommendation would be the extended use of technology to allow trainees to watch and observe actual MTA classroom lessons taught by course tutors. Overall, the CELTA course was highly rewarding as well as enriching, and it continues to be one of my life’s greatest achievements.

, CELTA student,

The tutors were great but I would have appreciated a bit more direction to link the texts recommended for the course with the actual teaching practice and strategies discussed each week, as well as being asked to reference the books in assignments.

, CELTA student,

Very professional

, CELTA student,

My experience of the course was extremely positive. As I was advised, there was a fair bit of time and performance pressure at times, especially in the middle of the course. One thing I am not sure of – since I have not yet taught in a school – is whether the 40-minute teaching practice is a good reflection of the actual timing of real lessons. Perhaps a little deeper understanding of the theory behind the teaching method could have been included in the Saturdays. But overall, a great experience.

, CELTA student,

The Celta course was a great experience. I learnt more about teaching English and how to be a better teacher. The tutors were friendly, helpful and gave useful feedback which helped me improve my lessons. I also enjoyed spending time with the other trainees. Thank you!

, CELTA student,

I couldn't be happier with the CELTA course provided by MTA. Staff were extremely friendly and supportive and provided excellent training/feedback throughout the course. I've already gained employment as an ESL teacher overseas thanks to the skills and qualification I gained with MTA!

, CELTA student,

I am very happy with my experiences with MTA and have thoroughly enjoyed completing the CELTA course. My tutors, Scott and Niki were fantastic and gave solid constructive advice that I could directly apply to my planning and teaching. I enjoyed the Saturday tutorial sessions with Scott, Niki and Barbara and found the sessions very useful. I would recommend MTA to friends and colleagues wishing to obtain their CELTA. I've had a wonderful experience! Thank you so much!

, CELTA student,

Excellent course and I have learnt a lot from it. The tutors were very good with lots of experience. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in teaching English.

, CELTA student,

The one-month intensive CELTA course is rigorous, and can be quite mentally tiring, however, I felt that I had the support of all trainers to perform to the best of my ability. I greatly appreciated their friendliness and encouraging words. The course itself was excellent, and I feel it was perfect for me at this stage in my career. The course tutors have a great deal of experience, and I trusted them and enjoyed their training sessions immensely. I have recommended this course to several of my friends already.

, CELTA student,

Fantastic course - very interesting and insightful. It was intense (as stated) but very manageable. I now have a qualification that could take me places and I'm excited for the opportunities it presents. Not only did I learn a lot about the English language but also of myself. Highly recommend this course!

, CELTA student,

The course was very good. The strength of it was the standard of the tutors who were excellent.

, CELTA student,

The course is ran with loads of enthusiasm by experienced lecturers who care about installing practices which are effective and professional.

, CELTA student,

Overall, this was en enjoyable and useful course. Thank you.

, CELTA student,

Very intensive, as explained by tutors and expected.

, CELTA student,

Course was demanding and felt a bit chaotic at times, but this is the nature of the course.

, CELTA student,

Very well balanced and professionally delivered. Met all the aims.

, CELTA student,

I learned a great deal in a short time, and found the support of the tutors exceptionally helpful. Facilities comment is driven by the teaching rooms being cramped for the numbers of students involved.

, CELTA student,

Very valuable course, grateful to receive instruction by such high caliber tutors, would like to have seen more teacher demonstrations.

, CELTA student,

I really enjoyed the course and would recommend MTA to anyone who is thinking about studying CELTA. The support and practical experience were absolutely amazing!

, CELTA student,

MTA provides a rigorous and supportive environment. I thoroughly enjoyed my CELTA course thanks to the knowledge, experience and professionalism of the tutors. I highly recommend this centre.

, CELTA student,

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