What's it like to take the CELTA with us?
Fatima-Zahra, from Morocco
Fatima-Zahra is a young Moroccan woman was had graduated and was working as an engineer, and decided that she wanted to change the direction of her career. She had had only a little experience tutoring privately, but she knew this was what she wanted to do. So she signed up for fully online CELTA in early 2021.
She had the following to say about taking the CELTA course with us:
I'm Fatima-zahra and I have taken the Cambridge Celta course at English for Africa Center.
I actually found out about English for Africa through the CambridgeEnglish.org website while I was looking for authorized centers in morocco. And English for africa was one of them.
I then looked for the founder, Mr. Mohamed Oummih on LinkedIn. He was very responsive and helpful. He answered all my questions that I needed to know before applying to this course.
I personally did the part-time online CELTA, which was the perfect way for me to combine my full-time job and the studying.
To be honest, what I have learned during this course really exceeded my expectations. I learned about different teaching methods and strategies that changed my perspective about what teaching is. I also gained a lot of practical experience and knowledge because We were not only studying, we were also putting what we learned into practice. So it was a 2 in 1 kind of thing, a course and a training, which is one of the best things about the celta . It was also a very intense and stressful course, but we were warned about it during the application process. However, that’s what makes it worth it because being challenged is what helped me grow.
I really enjoyed my teaching practice sessions because I got to teach two levels of English learners, and also observe my peers' sessions.
After the tps, we had feedback sessions with the tutors, Mr. Mohamed or Mrs. Figen, who were extremely supportive and inspiring throughout the whole course and even after it. They were very accessible at all time and their feedback was very constructive and helpful.
I really noticed a drastic change and improvement in mine and my peers performance during the tps.
On the whole, it was a great experience, both personally and professionally. If you’ve been thinking about taking the Celta course, this is your sign to go for it!
Gianluigi, from Italy
Gianluigi had worked his whole life in the hospitality business, but was passionate about the English language. He also felt it was time for a career change.
This is what he has to say about his experience taking the CELTA course with us:
Before taking the Celta course, I had been toing and froing for ages. While surfing the internet, I came across English for Africa website, and on the spur of the moment, I made up my mind and get a hold of Mohamed to set an interview. Little did I know at that time that I would end up taking the Celta course at the centre run by him. Since the preliminary interview, he put me at ease and raised awareness of my chances to succeed in the course. Throughout the course, Mohamed along with the other tutor Figen went out of their way to provide me with constant support and priceless pieces of advice aimed at delivering lessons more and more tailor-made and suitable to meet our student's needs. Overall, it has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. If I could step back in time, I wouldn't hesitate to take the course at English for Africa again.
I strongly recommend the centre to anyone who is willing to take his career in the teaching industry to the next level.