I recently completed a CELTA course at MTA. Both Barbara and Niki have extensive teaching experience and provide practical insight into the world of ESL - they really prepare you for your teaching career. The course is of a very high standard and the practical teaching component is invaluable!
I loved learning about grammar and how it works. The workshop, and in particular Barbara Munro, provided me with "imperative" knowledge that took me to another - higher - step in my learning process. Without a proper grasp of grammar you're like a cannon that doesn't know how to fire: worthless"
Thanks to my training with MTA I'm expanding my professional boundaries to English speaking countries and developing my business internationally. Best of all, I had so much fun learning with them that I forgot that I was learning! Now I'm speaking English all the time in a very natural way. My experience as your student was one of the best learning processes in my professional career. Now I'm doing my Masters and I feel completely confident about my communication skills.
As a non-native English language teacher I decided to take the CELTA course in order to refresh my skills and boost my career. Niki and Barbara are experts in teaching methodology and language analysis; they helped me in improving my teaching style and adapting new teaching techniques. At MTA, the CELTA course has been a real eye-opener.
Completing a CELTA program was essential in terms of being able to secure employment in the highly competitive Beijing ESL market and provided excellent preparation for teaching. The opportunity to deliver real-life classes is a unique and extremely valuable component of the course and was key to building confidence in the classroom. While the program is an intense experience it was thoroughly enjoyable and one I'd recommend to anyone considering teaching English as a second language.
With my CELTA qualification, I found it easy to secure ESL work in Chile. The course is very interesting and enjoyable. Niki is a perfect role model for any new teacher. She is extremely inspirational and has filled me with the confidence to teach any student at any level of English. Thank you Niki.
I did a CELTA with Niki in 2007 and found it to be a really useful course. It was interesting, challenging, and it equipped me with many skills and dynamic classroom ideas which I have found invaluable in my teaching career since then.