My experience going through CELTA in the fall of 2017 was an extremely intense one. It proved to be one of the most satisfying ones. And I feel the many benefits (professional and personal) will stay with me for life and help to nurture my future students.
Thanks to my uber qualified, motivated and always kind and caring (think pressure cooker and you'll come to appreciate kind and caring) teachers Nicola and Vicky, as well as Andrea's smooth administration, this truly demanding yet inspiring course, far exceeded my expectations.
Back then, I wrote in my application cover letter: "I expect to learn the techniques and gain the necessary skills to become a good teacher in general, and, specifically, an inspiring English teacher". I feel I ticked that many times over.
I practiced, failed and eventually rose to the myriad of challenges along the way to becoming a better teacher (and human).
I hope you get to enjoy this course, too.