I would certainly recommend the course to anybody who is interested in teaching. It is a highly intensive course that pushes you hard, but the tutors are highly professional, very well-organised and provide a lot of guidance during the whole period that makes it feasible for trainees to complete. Thank you Clare and Nerina for helping me complete a month of hard but very rewarding work.
LTTB provides a pleasant and relaxing environment with plenty of resources and facilities that make it easy to spend the significant amount of hors needed to during the course
March 2019 Evangelia Chitzidou
I would recommend CELTA and this center to anyone who wants to pursue a teaching career. The main reason is that the methodology used is incredibly effective. CELTA is not only a teaching course, it is also a teaching experience which allows you to know your limits, to understand how important it is to collaborate with your colleagues.
LTTB has got everything a CELTA centre needs. The tutors are excellent and the preparation is above standard. Thank you for this amazing experience.
March 2019 Caroline Salazar
I would definitely recommend CELTA. As much as it is demanding, it is very efficient. As a trainee you are constantly challenged and supported. The more you invest in the course, the more you get back from it. Not only do you learn techniques and strategies that will help improve our teaching practice, you also learn to see teaching from another perspective. The course also gave me the confidence I needed to start a career in teaching.
March 2019 Chloe Zermatten
I would recommend this course because it is extremely well set up in structure, very well-organised and clear to follow. Tutors make sure at every step that student trainees are following procedures and know what is expected. The outcome for trainees is nothing but better teaching practice
I was disappointed with the kind of emotional support trainees received. Even though LTTB follows an extremely well-run routine, the discipline and lack of mental support and positive atmosphere was missing and added to the stressful experience during TP.
March 2019 Anonymous
I am beyond amazed by this course and the course tutors. Coming to this course I thought I knew how to teach, but as the course progressed, that sand castle was washed away. The methodology brought new and fresher ideas into my teaching experience. During teaching practice I had the opportunity to experience how effective it is and how positively the learners respond to it. I am already recommending it to others as it is quite amazing.
March 2019 Maria Neofytou
I would definitely recommend this course especially for those teachers who learned the traditional methods of teaching. I think the approach I learned during the course is useful for teachers and with good results for learners.
March 2019 Florentina Ibanescu
Yes, I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to succeed in the teaching field. This is the beginning to success… the helps to develop the skills and methodology to teach better.
March 2019, Marie Isabella Leconte
It is such a high level of “hands on” practical help. There is an excellent balance between the theory (input sessions) and practical. Even the input sessions benefit from a lot of practical exercises.
I believe that the facilities at LTTB are excellent. There are all the resources on hand to ensure that students have everything they need to complete their tasks to the CELTA standard and on time.
March 2019 Peter Smith
It’s just incredible what we can achieve in ust one month. The mix of theory, practice and observations is the perfect recipe.
I really enjoyed my time at LTTB. I loved the atmosphere, the facilities and the support we git there.
March 2019 Xavier Baesens
I would recommend this course because it changed me as a teacher and as a person. The tutors were the best, they have helped us a lot with their feedback and they have supported us sensitively.
August 2018 Simonetta Tuccitto
I would definitely recommend this course because it has been an amazing opportunity for me to learn teaching but also to learn a lot about other aspects of myself and of my personality.
August 2018 Chiara Favaro
I would recommend this course at LTTB to anyone who wants to get an internationally recognised qualification with professional tutors. They gave us a lot of useful and fair feedback and supported us during such an intense course. The course was well-organised and input sessions were very practical and useful. I already had some teaching experience before entering the course and I feel that CELTA helped me to consolidate my knowledge, learn new approaches and techniques. I got a lot of useful feedback that I want to use in the future. The tutors were very supportive and I learnt a lot from them.
August 2018 Yevgeniia Bonina
I would recommend this course because the teachers are extremely energetic and manage to create a fun and lively and friendly learning atmosphere even when the going gets tough! Everything we covered was valuable. Even students who did not have a lot of confidence improved by the end of the course. I was really nervous about teaching as I had never tried it before, but now I can’t wait to get started.
August 2018 Rosie Fawcett
I would strongly recommend this course. It taught me things I would not have learnt anywhere else. Tutors are very supportive and though the amount of work is heavy it is well handled and organised.
From this course I learnt a lot about myself and I think every aspect of it and how you make a strong connection with who you are. You put yourself in discussion, filter every bit of information you get and in the end you build your personal experience.
August 2018 Filippo Marzaduri
I would definitely recommend this course to those who are prepared to go through a highly demanding month. As for the organisation, the tutors and the environment, it is a go!! Professionalism, dedication and motivation are the key to the course. CELTA at LTTB helped me develop in an all-round way, as a teacher and a person . The tutors had all it takes to make it an involving engaging course with fun moments too.
August 2019 Laura Lorenzon
I would really recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in language teaching because it is not only a professional development course but also an inspiring personal journey which makes you reflect on various things about yourself and your future development.
August 2019 Stefania Bordin
This course brings together theory and practice, it provides you with the tools to further improve and it is the most sensible approach to teaching that I have come across.
August 2019 Pietro Ficarro
To everyone who wants to be properly certified as English Language Teachers, I would recommend this course. You got great value for money and the tutors are very inspiring. The CELTA course at LTTB is efficiently organised.
September 2018 Johan Willekens
I would recommend this course because the tutors have created an encouraging atmosphere in which all of the students are given the space they need to perform and grow.
June 2018 Chris Smith
I would absolutely recommend this course. It is run in an extremely professional manner. We were given so much support that it made the experience and enjoyable one. Both tutors were great: very knowledgeable, always helpful and available, and with an ever-present smile. A fantastic course for both total beginners and experienced teachers. Extremely motivating experience.
March 2018 Jessica Petter
I found the practical experience invaluable. Through hands-on experience and direct feedback you knew and felt what went well and what needed work. Observing others teach was an amazingly full bodied way of soaking up the experience, and learning on a spectrum of conscious and subconscious levels.
April 2018 Peter Madden
I would definitely recommend this course. It changed my views about teaching ad made me understand what I have to work on. I now feel more confident and aware. I now have some concrete techniques I can use and I have a better understanding of the learning process. outstanding work and support from the live tutors and the school ‘secretary’.
April 2018 Stefano Paolillo
The course is excellent and I would strongly recommend it. The pedagogy and the teaching approach is excellent; the school prepares you extremely well for student-centred teaching; you learn a big number of skills.
March 2019 Esther
I would recommend this course. It was intensive and very well-strucutred.
March 2018 Gabriela Vornicu
I would highly recommend this course to others as it helps a lot in our modern educational system. I have learnt a lot during my training at LTTB. As a future teacher, this course is beneficial as it teaches the methodology of how to approach students in order to bring teaching to a new dimension. The tutors are very caring and they always provide help to students. The learning atmosphere is very interactive between tutors and students.
November 2019 Aniisah Cosman
This course is more than what it sets out to be. It is also a teacher-refresher course, setting again clear guidelines about teacher-student rapport and the importance of S-S time. I will therefore recommend it to my colleagues.
August 2019 Gabrielle Arnett
I would recommend this course. It is a good balance of theory and practice and gives the opportunity to trainees to develop skills gradually.
August 2019 Morgane Elsen
I would definitely recommend this course, especially to native speakers as it helps them learn the terminology and understanding of English from a different perspective. It will also help gain one’s confidence.
August 2018 Ntasha Suyin Azemi
I would definitely recommend this course. The timetable is great! Having inputs after TP is very efficient. The school building is in the city centre, making it easily accessible. Furthermore, the intensive course aimed at theoretical, practical and personal development essential for a professional.
August 2018 Anastasia Petrova
I would recommend this course. It is an amazing experience for a student coming from a different country to experience the culture here in Belgium. Meeting people from different countries, working with them. Also an internationally recognised course within a month is worth all the time, efforts and hard work. I would highly recommend doing CELTA at LTTB. Nerina is very helpful and professional. She helped me throughout right from the visa application for CELTA. It’s the best time I have ever had. Thank you Nerina for everything.
November 2018 Mansi Sawant
I would recommend this course because we have learned so much in such a small period of time. It looked impossible at the beginning but the tutors guided us so well and helped us improve in every area.
November 2018 Alasca Lama
Although I had some teaching experience, I found the course extremely useful. It provided me with practical strategies as in: lesson shapes. I think that teaching two different levels is very important to the course and I think we had amazing tutors, who are unknowledgeable and approachable.
July 2018 Marjolein van der Plas
I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who wanted to become an English teacher as long as they could handle the intensity of it. This is mostly because of the practical experience that you get in the classroom and the knowledge of the tutors. I cannot believe how much you learn in only four weeks! This is mostly due to the help and support of the tutors.
July 2018 Dan Harris
I would recommend the course because it really gives you the opportunity to either become a better teacher or to have the notion of what it is to become a teacher.
December 2017 Ana De Noronha
If you have no previous teaching experience, the course provides a very structured approach with clear procedures and plenty of opportunities to observe professional teachers.
December 2017 Natalie Airey
I would recommend this course because it’s very useful for teaching practice. I have learnt many new techniques.
December 2017 Duygu Gundogan
Even experienced teachers can learn about themselves through positive feedback and watching others. Learning new methodologies was interesting and gave me a taste for learning more.
December 2017 Michelle Seitz Lagache
I have learned a lot, the course gives everybody a chance to become a teacher even when you are not coming from a teaching background. The course gives you a broad view of the world and its possibilities as an ELT. Tutors are very professional and give constructive feedback. This feedback is very valid and makes sense. It is a way to better yourself as a teacher, and also as a person. It is hard work, it showed me how one can be productive (or not) within the amount of time one is given.
December 2017 Denny Liem
I would recommend this course because you can learn a lot of time for self-reflection and helps you grow. The course is a real eye opener.
December 2017 Lisa Martens
Absolutely! I loved that there was a nice balance between practice and theory. I learned so much form the tutors, from the videos and from my class mates. I wish I had done the course before! I would recommend it to new teachers and to professionals. I would like to thank Nerina & Marian for being such amazing tutors, for supporting me when the going got tough, for being so understanding and for helping me become a much better teacher.
December 2017 Tatiana Alekseeva
Yes, very intensive course but you learn a lot in 3 months.
December 2017 Stef Claes
I would recommend this course for teachers needing help in structuring their classes, in methodology and in finding new approaches. It is very useful but only if the student has enough time free to dedicate to the coursework.
It was also great preparation for speaking to language schools who I want to work for. It put me on the same page as them. In terms of terminology, training style and many other things.
December 2017 Esther Read
I would recommend this course because it gives a lot of practical info, providing teaching practice and useful feedback connecting you with other teachers and allows you to observe others teach.
December 2017 Marija Dukic
I would definitely recommend CELTA. This course changed my perspective about teaching, inspired me in so many ways. It didn’t only teach me how to be a better teacher but also helped me grow as a person. I am privileged I met such amazing people.
November 2017 Jenny Karakasheva
I would definitely recommend the course as well as the center because it was one of the best experiences in my life: great coaches, facilities, team of fellow trainees and atmosphere. Very inspiring.
November 2017 Maksym Dziarmaga
I would and will recommend this course to every teacher I meet in the future. Taking this course has showed me what a real teacher should be like and has sparked in me a passion to be an amazing teacher in the future.
November 2017 Aaron Ray Rittenberry
I started the course with zero teaching experience and in a matter of four weeks I have been transformed from a person who feared public speaking into a passionate teacher. This course is so well planned and structured that quick progress is inevitable. The course was awesome, amazing and life changing.
November 2017 Kat Blomme
I have only positive comments about LTTB and CELTA. I will most definitely recommend following the course at LTTB: tutors are absolutely fantastic.
November 2017 Andrea Johnson-Ferguson
This course was one if the best. Well-organised and teaching practice really gave clear feedback on my progress. I would recommend it for sure.
September 2017 Cristina Ilie
Nerina and Catharine are great tutors. Great support and facilities. Enjoyable and memorable. Thank you!
September 2017 Hala Bakheit
Yes, it’s an incredibly useful qualification to have and the course is supportive. The tutors have a lot of experience and help the trainees as much as they can. It is intensive and difficult but if you put in the effort it is a great experience.
August 2017 Holly Fraser
The organisation of the input sessions was excellent. I could see the progress. Good support from the tutors. Excellent facilities (computer/internet).
August 2017 Umit Akdag
I would definitely recommend this course. I’ve learnt so much in 4 week about teaching of course but also about myself. It was tough, stressful, exhausting but I really enjoyed it. Tanya, Clare, Nerina tahnk you for your help and your support.
August 2017 Carole Boschian
I would recommend it as it is a really valuable course, but only to certain people. It’s an expensive and intense course to recommend. Overall I’m very happy with it.
August 2017 Roberta Bolton
I’d definitely recommend the course because you get in depth knowledge of teaching in a short period.. You get live experience, observed and assessed by teachers & professionals.
July 2017 Vidya Shembule
I would recommend this course for sure because it really gives us a hands on approach to teaching. It also gave us varied feedback and we had the opportunity to see professionals teach which also gave us an insight on how to approach teaching. I think the tutors are wonderful guides and very patient. When I struggled multiple times on one thing they did noit give u one me. They really heloed me get through it and understand it. Thank you for training me and thank you for being so patient with me.
July 2017 Vinciane Sainson
I was very naïve when I started the course and hadn’t anticipated the overwhelmingly intensive pace, particularly during week 3. This was arrogance on my part because everybody told me it would be “intensive”. Despite this, and thanks to the camaraderie of my colleagues and support of my tutors, I made it! It is a wonderful thing to have done. I recommend it because now I see it all part of a process, rather than a means to an end. Now, the world is my oyster.
July 2017 Jenny Wilson
It’s a very professional course that allowed me to make s lot of progress in just one month. It’s very well-organised and the tutors are always there to help or give feedback. I’d recommend this course to anyone trying to develop his/her skills in teaching.
July 2017 Jonas Adriaensens
The tutors are very helpful and encouraging. Even as a person with no experience, I have grown tremendously. It is excellent language teacher training. The tutors are very helpful and they give excellent feedback on your teaching practice and assignments.
July 2017 Tom Torbeyn
It’s well-structured, well-guided and gives new and exciting career paths.
July 2017 Ellen de Coster
Very thorough preparation for the ELT world! In terms of theory and linguistics far deeper than I expected. Plus very good combination of practice and theory. Worth the money!
June 2017 Laurens Bluekens
Although the course content was sometimes a bit challenging … it was delivered with passion and care! Thank you Nerina and Catharine.
June 2017 Elisabeth Arnett
I would recommend this course because it gave me another view on teaching. It’s great to see other teachers at work and you learn a lot. The assignments made you think in depth. They forced you to read books about teaching which was really interesting.
May 2017 Claudia Kuipers
I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to become a teacher to take this course. It is structured.
May 2017 Rachael James
I would totally recommend this CELTA. Even if you don’t want to be a teacher, this course teaches immense discipline and changes one’s outlook towards life. I am totally glad I took the course and would definitely tell other friends to enrol. It is a demanding course but challenges you to prove your worth. LTTB provided a conducive environment for the course. The materials were very helpful. The tutors are arole model whom I highly respect and look up to. I am extremely grateful for the knowledge and the discipline. CELTA rocks!!
May 2017 Shivani Sood
…this course gives you insight into teaching in such a way that you feel you now have all the tools to be an excellent teacher … This was the experience of my life. The CELTA course is a turning point without a doubt. I am a better professional and a better human being after being inspired by our amazing tutors. Thank you so much!
May 2017 Everaldo Beltran
..absolutely would recommend it…has been a very intense biy eye opening and extremely useful course. Everything was great.
April 2017 Tomas Emmers
I learned so many things: lessons, rules that I will apply in regular teaching life.
April 2017 James Holloway
I would recommend this course even if it was extremely demanding and exhausting. It was a unique and amazing experience and I learned a lot.
April 2017 Karine Branchesi
Dedicated tutors and well-organised.
April 2017 Layo O.F.Knee
I would definitely recommend this course... I thought it was a great experience to learn both about teaching and about myself. It was at times tough but also a test of character.
March 2017 Eliot De Roy
I would definitely recommend this course because I think it is very professional and of high quality. The fact that you get to practice in front of real students makes the course very effective. The CELTA methodology is inspiring and the tutors are amazing.
March 2017 Heleen van Geest
… it is an excellent introduction to teaching. It has made me see teaching from a new perspective.
March 2017 Jennifer Cousin
I’ve never taught before CELTA and this course gave me a safe place to test teaching skills. The input sessions and the teaching practice were extremely useful and the teachers’ comments were relevant and helpful. This course gave me the confidence to take the step and become an English teacher.
March 2017 Catherine Decloedt
… it is an amazing experience in learning how to teach. The fundamentals are well presented practically as well as theoretically.
March 2017 Patrick Kinas
… it combines theory and practice. You learn fast and get totally immersed.
March 2017 Gabriela Patino
I would recommend it only to people who’ll be able to handle the high demand. The course does what it promises though. It prepares students for the realities of teaching … it delievrs much more than you would expect.
March 2017 Tim Gistelinck
I would definitely recommend this ocurse to others, the information and practice are invaluable, you kearn so much in such little time, you challenge your self and grow.
March 2017 Anonymous
If you want to be a teacher you can learn how here. It’s a lot of work and there will be doubts about the workload and finishing the course. But, if you can get through those things, it’s very rewarding.
Thank you for everything Nerina and Susan. Your contrasting styles work and it’s been a pleasure working with both. Everything was a great in Brussels from the accommodation to the school itself. Thanks!
March 2017 Rob Clifford
This course is very helpful for someone who wants to improve her/his teaching method.
March 2017 Ma Theresa Selerio
Good practice, everything good in general. Great!
March 2017 Erik Borrling
Holistic. Challenging. Comprehensive. Inspiring. Excellence and experience of tutors. Better coffee.
March 2017 Charles Avedano
I would certainly recommend this course because it is very practical and effective. I learned so much in such a relatively short time! The tutors are very supportive and dedicated: It’s unbelievable! Thank you very much to you Nerina, Marian and Bita! It has been such a rewarding experience.
Jacques Hodeige, Online CELTA Jan-April 2016
I would recommend this course. It gives a clear focus on practice and it gives you the opportunity to put everything you have learned into practice. The tutor’s feedback and advice were also invaluable.
Lieze Walcarius, Online CELTA Jan-April 2016
I would strongly recommend this course. Apart from learning how to teach I learned how to be professional staying passionate.
Pablo Hofmann, February 2016
I would recommend this course because in a short period of time you learn a lot in a supportive environment. Furthermore you learn how to be organised and deliver under pressure.
Marcia de Jong, February 2016
Brilliant organisation, clear structure (very well thought through), easy to follow. Guidance at every step. Directions to follow even after the courser. Thank you!
Evgenia North, February 2016
Great experience to meet amazing people: experienced teachers, interesting fellow students and motivated students you can teach. I would recommend it to everyone who wants to learn more about language teaching in an international context.
Charlotte Ameye, December 2015
It was intellectually stimulating and never boring. I loved it and feel I have learned more in 10weeks than I have in a very long time.
Francoise Humbert, December 2015
I would recommend the course. I found it to be comprehensive, engaging, well-structured and extremely interesting. I feel well equipped with techniques and approaches to start a teaching career. The balance of theory and practice was good and the feedback element from teachers and other participants invaluable.
Helen Walsh, December 2015
I would recommend this course because it helps gain insight not only in teaching, but also in terms of organising and work ethic as well as dealing with students in both a professional and approachable & human way. The expectations teachers have of their students are very clear.
Ianthe De Mulder, December 2015
I would definitely recommend this course in the future. Having come to the course with teaching experience and having worked with people that completed CELTA I wasn’t sure how much I’d gain but I truly believe I’ve grown so much as a teacher. I’ve learned a lot and I feel it has tied up my previous experience, shown me where I have to focus my attention and made me more ambitious than ever to be a great teacher.
I am glad I decided to take the course at LTTB. From when I first got in contact with Nerina for information, the whole process has been professional, easy and enjoyable. The standard is set high and I think as a result it gets the very best from the teachers who do the course here. I‘ve really enjoyed it. Thank you
Brendan Costello, September 2015
I would recommend the course because you not only learn how to teach in one of the most effective manners I have ever witnessed, but also learn about yourself.
Daniel Wenger, September 2015
I think this course is great – very demanding, but also offering a lot. I would absolutely recommend it. Even should I never work as an ESL teacher, the course will still have been worth it. I feel that I learned a lot, both about teaching and about myself.
Kaspar Bulling, September 2015
Yes, the tutors are very professional and the relationship with the students and the other trainees was very supportive.
The demo lessons of the tutors/experienced teachers were very useful.
Arne Bouten, September 2015
Yes, the teaching practice and feedback sessions were of immense benefit to me, and so for those who wish to start teaching I would highly recommend it – although, you have to be able to deal with stress as the adrenaline on this course is abnormally high.
Paul Torfs, September 2015
I would definitely recommend this course. As the tutors said in the beginning: it is an absorbing journey. I had a lot to learn and I think that this would benefit anyone who wants to teach and travel the world.
Adrian Tudorica, September 2015
Yes, I would recommend the course. It was very well organised and run. I would definitely ensure that candidates would understand the intensity of the course though!! (I was warned, I know!)
I would like to thank Nerina and Jackie for being very inspirational and supportive teachers. I struggled at times and they were always encouraging and I really appreciated that.
Mary Connolly, September 2015
Having completed the Cambridge CELTA in March 2012, I was impressed with the standard of teaching, particularly that of the coordinator.
Having undergone an extremely painful and debilitating surgical procedure during the course, it was gratifying to receive so much assistance and support, and the personalised nature of this help made all the difference to completing a series of lessons that I might otherwise have given up on for medical reasons.
I particularly enjoyed doing the coursework as it was a reminder of University essay writing, and the research involved was useful in terms of solidifying my knowledge of grammar and analytical reasoning. Although the lesson planning procedure was tough, I can see why it was necessary, especially having been told to provide lesson plans in my current job.
The actual lessons that we followed were entertaining and thought-provoking, and the lessons that we gave were for the most part evaluated in a firm but fair manner.
My teaching lacked methodology prior to taking the CELTA, and although I was aware of this and in particular the areas that needed work, it was useful to acquire training that was holistic in its approach and provided useful material all-round.
In particular, classroom management has proved extremely useful in dealing with challenging teenagers in my current job (something I had no prior experience of), Concept Oral Written and Test-Teach-Test variations have added considerably to my lesson structure and my incorporation of exercises that train all four skills into lesson plans has improved.
I've particularly enjoyed putting CCQs into practice in a wild classroom
Robin Fewster, March 2012
The CELTA course completely convinced me that teaching is what I want to do in life.
After finishing the Cambridge teaching course I've quit my day job and continued to dedicate my time and effort to become a better teacher than the ones that stood before me in the past.
I've taken up another teacher training course at the University College of Group T in Leuven to add some weight to my academic competencies, as I had no academic background before that. I found myself passing these new courses with flying colours, also because of the confidence and both practical and theoretical knowledge gained during my CELTA adventure.
Furthermore, I started working at UNICEF as an educational volunteer. As you can see, there are really no limits to the confidence and flexibility you'll gain in front of any classroom by letting yourself take and finish this course.
The CELTA course is intense, especially when combined with a day job, but if your heart is in the right place you'll find that passing the course is very much possible and even more rewarding.
Thank you Nerina, and thank you CELTA.
Laurent Malek, March 2012
Having had no previous teaching experience before starting the course, I needed a comprehensive introduction that would give me the skills I needed to become a teacher.
The CELTA was exactly that, providing indispensable training in classroom management, lesson planning and the various pedagogic techniques. The opportunity to teach "live" classes gave me much-needed self confidence and the chance to apply what I had learned in a supportive and encouraging environment.
While certainly not for the faint hearted, the CELTA has been invaluable part of my professional development and given me skills that I continue to draw on almost two years after completing thecourse.
Julien Affinito, June 2011
As for the professional development, I can tell you that it has helped me tremendously. Thanks to this course, I initially started with a job as an editor/translator at a media firm in Brussels to translate and summarise news info for the European Commission.
Afterwards I took on a postgraduate course in investigative journalism and I am now doing an internship for the Belgian magazine/website Knack.be. I have to research a lot of international sources, especially in English!
Apart from that, it is my ambition to work as a freelance correspondent abroad where I could combine it with my love for teaching this wonderful language.
So all in all, nothing but very positive things!
Carole Viaene, May 2012
CELTA enabled me to gain confidence as a non-native English speaker working as a teacher. Moreover, has enhanced my "value" on the job market by providing the qualification, professionalism, structure as well as theory and practice in teaching.
Etelke Radoia, December 2011
The CELTA course was excellent. It gave me a thorough grounding in how to prepare lessons that are engaging and clearly thought-out.
The tutors introduced an astonishing range of teaching tools and techniques for preparing effective lessons, which I got to try out during the teaching practice sessions. These sessions were invaluable. I was able to teach students and then afterwards evaluate how I could have improved the lesson. The observations from my fellow trainees as well as the tutors were also very helpful.
Some of the ideas behind communicating clearly with your students, such as checking their understanding of concepts and questions, are useful in day-to-day life as well.
All in all, the CELTA experience involved a lot of hard work, but it was also fun.
The CELTA course gave me the skills, experience and confidence needed to start teaching English as a foreign language in Brussels. I have taught intermediate and advanced adult students on a one-to-one basis and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
The students’ individual needs ranged from requiring the language to be an arts museum guide to studying for the IELTS exam. I have also taught children, both in small classes and individually.
Nirmala Patel, December 2011
I can say that the course helped me a lot when it comes to preparing my classes. I apply a lot of the techniques and methods we learned on a daily basis.
It's given me a definite advantage! In fact, I'm taking French classes myself, and I sometimes have to stop myself from saying how the activity could have been made more effective, haha!
Niels Neuteboom, May 2012
What Celta did for me? Well, it gave me a chance to change my career, and do something I like!
Fabio Verbeken, March 2012
Celta in Brussels: great teachers, great trainers, satisfaction in your job life!
Gaelle Laurier, June 2012
I started CELTA course as an experienced teacher and I looked at it as a part of my continuing professional development. Maybe my learning curve doesn’t look that impressive as the one of my colleagues, but I thoroughly enjoyed the CELTA experience and I achieved my personal aims!
The course was very practical and interactive, teaching practice was well-organised, both groups of students (U-I and E level) we had to teach were great!
The tutors are highly professional, encouraging, supportive and were always available if any help/clarification was needed. (Thank you once again, Nerina and Catharine!).
Peer-observations, self-evaluations, feedbacks were useful and you really learn a lot from them. The course was definitely worth my time and money! I highly recommend it.
Natakua Gudim, December 2012
First day - "jump into the water and swim"; you don't know how to? don't worry, you'll figure it out and anyway we're here to assist in case something really bad happens ... And what could have happened ? Fortunately everybody survived that day, and we continued the second day, the third, and so on… until the last day of course.
But the initial approach remained valid, as we were challenged every time to try new things, to adopt new methods, to face our fears and our fossilised educational patterns, to the full benefit of our future students.
I really enjoyed the mix of non-conventional strategies and fun, because learning a foreign language should combine the two, in a relaxed way.
My 5cm thick LTTB file is the proof that I took a very concentrated pill on English teaching methodology, and the effects are more and more visible in my practice.
I think the course is a must for anyone who wants to develop in the educational field. The old conventional teaching methods no longer fit into the new modern society, in which cultures mix up, people travel a lot and information spreads at light speed.
I really wanted to do this course for my own professional growth, to get a feedback on my teaching methods, style, and to get recognition as an English teacher even if I am a non-native.
But it is here that I learnt that English is a global good that everybody should benefit from. And this gave me the power to continue.
Hence, armed with proper knowledge, self-confidence and courage I will definitely continue my adventure in the educational field.
Petronela Danila, December 2012
I took CELTA as an absolute zero beginner in teaching and methodology, having done a little more preparation than reading a book and completing a pre-course task supplied by the centre. And make no mistake, methodology is CELTA is all about, and the course at LTTB excels at teaching this.
Morethan provide you with cut-and-dried textbook examples, or beating you over the head with terminology, you're naturally immersed -as students- into these teaching methods. What the tutors also manage perfectly at this stage is helping you find that one all-important creature: *rationale*.
And that, for me, really was the magic word for a month. Nothing was provided as dogma. You are always free to take, to learn to adapt... as long as you, in turn could supply rationale.
I'd heartily reccomend LTTB's CELTA: excellent teaching, inspiring tutors and if you're as lucky as I was - fantastic peers.
Niki Kellens, July 2013
I'm having a great time teaching and am actually getting remarks from people who have known me for years saying how happy, content, de-stressed and young (!) I'm looking. Amazing! I owe it all to you!
Richards Lewis, May 2013
I graduated as a teacher (English and P.E.) 9 years ago but was very demotivated to teach when I finished my training.
CELTA changed my view on teaching and I feel like I learnt a lot more in one month than I did during my 3 years teacher-training.
I can't express my gratitude enough to Nerina (never had a teacher like her in my life!).
It was a hell of a month, you really have to drag yourself through it at the end of the course, but thanks to the tutors (Nerina and Antony), who are amazingly supportive, and your fellow-students, you can look back on an almost life-changing experience.
The way the course is built-up helps a lot. You get information step-by-step and everyday you can apply new information to the lesson you have to give the following day. I liked the practical side of the course a lot.
CELTA brought back the passion for teaching I once had but lost along the way.
It was worth the money and the effort.
Thank you so much!
Kaatje Bailleul, May 2013
What CELTA did for me? Well, it gave me the chance to change my career, and do something I like!
Fabio Verplancke, March 2012