Sheila Ahmad (JUNE 2022)
Yes, I would recommend this course. Even though I had no teaching experience nor English- language-teaching background, this course provided me with the knowledge and tools that I needed to be one. The five-week intensive course was a lot of work and sometimes taxing, but I reaped the reward at the end. The constructive feedback from our tutors shaped me to become better, and I now feel confident enough to go out in the world and teach.
I was happy with most of the course with LTTB. The two orientation sessions were a great introductory to the course. We were eased into using the platform and the tools that we would use during our course.
We were given access to a lot of resources on Moodle and Telegram, which were really helpful for when we needed to conduct research for our Assignments and Teaching sessions.
Apart from the Teaching Practices and feedback from our tutors, the experience which I feel best shaped my foundation in CELTA were the revision sessions with Nerina. Even though we had time on our own to read the units, the revision and practices that we had with Nerina allowed me to understand the content better. Although the revisions were only for some selected few units, they were sufficient in preparing me for the next stages of the course, especially as someone with no English-teaching experience.