Global Village Calgary
Cambridge CELTA English Teacher Training
& Certificates in Calgary, Canada
When I researched the variety of ESL training options, I noted that the CELTA course was recognized internationally, was offered both part-time or in an intensive block, and balanced both pedagogic elements with ongoing in-class practice sessions. I found that the one-month intensive course was sufficient to provide a solid foundation, both in language instruction theory and in techniques for classroom management and lesson planning.
The dual trainer system worked very well, as each trainer offered a different perspective and identified different strengths or weaknesses in the trainees. They complemented each other nicely and allowed the trainees to maximize practice teaching time in the afternoon blocks.
The CELTA qualification resulted in a job offer immediately upon graduation, and I have been teaching advanced adult ESL students for the past 18 months. The classroom experience from the CELTA course translated directly to the confidence necessary to tackle teaching high-level students; one of the real advantages of the CELTA training was the broad exposure to different teaching situations and to a wide variety of resources that I was able to exploit thanks to the CELTA trainers and to the resources available to them.
I would without reservation recommend the CELTA course whether one wanted to teach ESL students in Canada or travel abroad to teach ESL overseas.