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Reviews: CELTA with CELTA Florence via Europass

Current pass rate: 100%

Since CELTA courses began with CELTA Florence in May 2021

CELTA Face-to-face courses:

The tutors were very understanding and did their best to bring out the very best of us as well

Rated 5 out of 5
March 1, 2022

The CELTA course is an exhausting but – at the end of the day – manageable experience. The tutors were very understanding and did their best to bring out the very best of us as well and the admin team made our lives easier which was much appreciated when the going got tough.

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Elitsa Bakalova

Doing the CELTA course in Florence was an incredible experience

Rated 4 out of 5
October 29, 2021

Doing the CELTA course in Florence was an incredible experience. The tutors were really interesting and supportive and the admin team was very friendly and efficient. We had a chance to work with some wonderful students, too. I would definitely recommend doing your CELTA in this environment – even the hardest jobs are made easier by all the beauty and wonder of spending entire days in a beautiful palazzo in the centre of Florence.

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Una Jones

The tutors were very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging

Rated 5 out of 5
October 27, 2021

The admin team was very helpful and communications were prompt. The tutors were also very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging.

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Alessandra Zanini

The support from the tutors, administrative staff, and students was amazing

Rated 5 out of 5
October 27, 2021

Let me first start off by saying that this course is not for the faint of heart. This course will push you beyond your comfort zone, test your resolve, and make you question your sanity every single day. That being said, the support from the tutors, administrative staff, and students was amazing. If there was a problem, they were addressed within 24 hours. From printing support to teacher feedback, there was never a time I felt unsupported.

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Jacqueline Steponaitis

Everything is very organised and I have nothing but nice things to say about the whole experience

Rated 5 out of 5
October 21, 2021

I feel incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such professional yet warm-hearted people that helped me in this wonderful journey towards becoming an ELT. The tutors and the staff were always very kind to me, and were always ready to give me advice and cheer me up when I needed that. Everything is very organised and I have nothing but nice things to say about the whole experience.

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Flavia Lorena Bondi

CELTA Online courses:

The tutors were really helpful

Rated 5 out of 5
April 25, 2022

The tutors were really helpful and always available for the (many) doubts I had through the whole experience.

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Cristina Salvatori

I learned so much more than I expected

Rated 5 out of 5
April 21, 2022

Doing CELTA was definitely an experience I knew I was missing as a language teacher. It helped me develop my understanding of the workings of the English Language and I learned so much more than I expected, such as different techniques for elicitation and concept checking questions which are so different from my own experience learning a new language. CELTA has surely helped me a lot in the developmental parts of being a teacher. The communication with the admin was swift, the CELTA team was very helpful whenever I had a question or issue that I needed help with, and this includes my online tutors, who would always be available to assist us and give us advice and direct feedback. I appreciated the availability of my tutors, especially on the weekends when you’d expect it the least. Although my course was online, I was placed in a group with 5 other candidates. We had our own chatroom where we would answer each other’s questions, help each other out with concepts that one of us may be struggling with, and just support each other in general which was great. By the end of the course we had developed a nice friendship amongst each other 🙂

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Rawane El Boustani

I personally really enjoyed the whole journey

Rated 5 out of 5
April 21, 2022

I highly recommend taking Celta to those people looking to give a professional cut to their teaching career. It is a very intensive course so be prepared to long study nights and busy weekends, but the support team in Florence is amazing! I personally really enjoyed the whole journey, from inception to end, and will definitely recommend it with 2 thumbs up!

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Alessandra Muscatello

The experience as a whole was very good

Rated 5 out of 5
April 21, 2022

The experience as a whole was very good. The tutors were always available to help and answer any kind of questions. Communication was fast and effective. It was a bit hard at the beginning to understand how the moodle platform worked and I had a few problems in teaching using Zoom at first, but they always helped us to solve any kind of issue.

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Laura Degl’Innocenti

All in all, I am more than happy with the course and everything that came with it

Rated 5 out of 5
April 19, 2022

All in all, I am more than happy with the course and everything that came with it. Be it pre-course (interview, all the admin things, tasks, suggestions for additional preparations for the course) as well as during the course (tutor feedback and support, questions answered, content delivery, etc.).

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Hubert Hell

The Florence admin team and communication were great and the tutors were very supportive and really helped individually

Rated 5 out of 5
April 19, 2022

In general, it has been an overwhelming and stressful experience. I loved the content and I’ve learned valuable tools but I wish I had actually been able to enjoy it. It would have been such an amazing experience and I would have learned a LOT more if I hadn’t been so overwhelmed by the workload. When I signed up I was told it’s very intense. But nothing prepares you for a part-time evening course that slams you with tons of work and ends up being a full-time course, on top of your already full-time life. The course seems to be designed like an army bootcamp. The content in the units we have to do by ourselves are well structured and relevant. However, a lot of the tasks in the units and the DF felt like just busy work. Some of them were quite basic but time consuming (which is key when you are already super challenged for time). I think the part-time online course should be redesigned to be exactly that: a part-time course, taking into account that people who usually sign up for a part-time course do so because they have other obligations! Being stressed and not getting enough sleep doesn’t help with learning effectiveness. Perhaps it should take place over an extended period of time, have more flexible deadlines, maybe allow one week after end of course to catch up on units, minimise the tasks that are not really relevant in units and DFs, etc?
The Florence admin team and communication were great and the tutors were very supportive and really helped individually. They were very patient and knowledgeable and the feedback was helpful and constructive. I loved the online experience and the dynamics. I think it worked really well and met all expectations. I wouldn’t have never been able to attend the 4-week face2face intensive, so this made it possible for me and many other people to access a very valuable course and qualification. The only think we missed was not being able to get together for a real celebration at the end!

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Patricia Malaga

I am very happy that I chose CELTA Florence with Europass!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 5, 2022

I am very happy that I chose CELTA Florence with Europass! The application process was clear. The administrative team was always ready to respond and provide assistance. The course tutors made themselves available as much as possible if there were any questions. They provided valuable feedback and gave us the tools required to have an effective English lesson in any setting: online or face-to-face. The course was 100% online, and I feel that it was a bonus, because it gave us a chance to practice online teaching and collaborate. I highly recommend CELTA Florence at Europass Teacher Academy!

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Olga Clark

The online CELTA course was an exciting and incredible educational experience

Rated 5 out of 5
January 5, 2022

The online CELTA course was an exciting and incredible educational experience: I could decide when to study the asynchronus part based on my personal schedule and I really enjoyed the live sessions where I could learn together with my colleagues and tutors. The administration was well organized and communications were given in time to finish the required tasks. Our tutors were absolutely supportive and really helpful and available in case of any need. The tasks to be carried out with colleagues had to be well organized according to everyone’s time availability, but being able to do everything from home was very convenient.

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Fabiana Paltrinieri

I am so happy with the services and support that I received throughout the course

Rated 5 out of 5
January 5, 2022

Overall, I am so happy with the services and support that I received throughout the course, either from the tutors or the administration, and surely recommend it to future candidates. The tutors, in particular, were always there for us and made sure that everyone received adequate support regarding the different components of the course (e.g., we were provided with excellent resources, which were tailor-made for our purposes, to refer to respecting our TPs and assignments). Lastly, If I had to take the CELTA course one more time, I would definitely take it with CELTA Florence again.

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Arash Shafiee

This course has been one of the most intense and beautiful experiences I’ve ever had

Rated 5 out of 5
September 8, 2021

This course has been one of the most intense and beautiful experiences I’ve ever had. Even though it was stressful, the tutors and the other trainees helped and supported me at all times. Teaching online was definitely challenging but it allowed us to discover a different teaching method that will definitely be useful in the future. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to obtain an English teaching certificate.

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Cristina Balta