After teaching kids in Korea for ten years, I decided to make the switch to teaching adults. A CELTA certificate can certainly open some doors, but I was more interested in taking the course to upgrade my toolbox, so to speak. I was not the least bit disappointed.
I liked that the emphasis was not for trainees to memorise content, but on active participation. This made our morning input sessions fun, easy to grasp concepts, and allowed us to recognise how we could use what we were actively learning in teaching our own classes.
The best thing, in my mind, was the time taken for feedback. The IH Bangkok trainers establish a very supportive environment, where they guide and fellow trainees learn from one another. I really learned a lot about self-evaluation, and I think I’m a much better teacher for taking this course.