The English Language Centre
The tutors were friendly, accommodating and supportive.
Gaia - April 2023
Lovely, well-developed assignments, all made very good sense to me.
Tugba - April 2023
I started this course with no teaching experience and little confidence
Now I feel ready to apply for teaching jobs which is a huge transformation in only three months.
Elena - September 2022
It was good to get so much teaching practice, and there was a very good balance of theory and practice.
Nicky - September 2022
The course tutors were very helpful and calm.
It was really useful to have the teaching practice as an integrated part of the course.
Sam - September 2022
The tutors have been fantastic. Very knowledgeable and experienced but in different ways. We've had the best of both approaches and styles.
Emma - April 2022
The teaching practice was invaluable with some extremely engaged students in a supportive environment.
Both tutors were very professional and I felt lucky to have had such approachable tutors.
Luke - April 2022
I learned so much from the input sessions and was excited to try it out.
Laura - Autumn 2021
It was a nice and informative course providing me with useful knowledge and techniques about teaching.
Fenia - Autumn 2021
The course tutors are lovely and approachable at all times, but also thoroughly professional.
Sara - December 2019
Very interesting and engaging. There was always an interaction between all the trainees, the atmosphere was great and we have learnt a lot of things we can use in our teaching career. I enjoyed the input sessions a lot, they were all I expected and more :)
Laura - December 2019
The tutors were absolutely fantastic - very professional, helpful, easy to talk to and gave useful feedback. Lots of support.
Alice - December 2019
Thanks to all - very enjoyable, challenging, and worthwhile.
Jackie - December 2019
Observations were a good opporunity to see experienced teachers in action. Especially their use of time and materials, as well as classroom management.
Zeynep - December 2019
The assignments were well designed and very representative of what I wanted to learn and need to carry to the future.
Sonia - December 2019
Observations of experienced teachers was surprisingly informative. I learnt a tremendous amount.
Juliet - April 2019
The school has a welcoming atmosphere and the students clearly enjoy studying here, which makes them great to work with during the Teaching Practice.
Victoria - April 2019
The teaching practice was fantastic with excellent support and guidelines on planning and delivery throughout the course, and an incredibly useful opportunity to apply theory to practice.
Harvey - April 2019
Teaching practice was an excellent opportunity to practice and observing other trainees. All feedback and advice was invaluable.
Seb - December 2018
The assignments were very helpful in further understanding specific aspects of teaching. I will use the assignment format for any 1 to 1 teaching in the future.
Max - December 2018
Course Tutors: All really good, prompt replies to any queries, good advice, friendly and helpful.
Tom - July 2018
It was very useful to be able to observe the teachers; as time went on you could pick up more and more about how it's done.
Bo - July 2018
I have found the course hard work, but very interesting and enjoyable.
Amanda - March 2018
The course is one of the best things I have done and it's all down to the tutors that delivered it with such excellence.
Kalsum - March 2018
Thank you to all teachers and staff during our course. I learnt a lot and made many good changes due to the CELTA course.
Yuksel - March 2018
Really good support, guidance and feedback
Charley - July 2017
Excellent tutors, always approachable and helpful. Teaching style continually reinforced through their manner and approach.
Frankie - July 2017
I have thoroughly enjoyed this experience. I would definitely recommend The Centre to other CELTA students.
Deborah - April 2017
Assignments were very well focussed to the aims and outcomes of the course
Ruth - April 2017
The moment I walked into The English Language Centre I felt a warm sense of welcome and community. I immediately knew this was the place for me.
Paul - April 2017
The assignments were very clear and very relevant, and the observations of live teaching were great.
Ahmad - July 2016
We were always given useful and constructive feedback.
Tom - July 2016
The tutors were outstanding and have extraordinary skills. They were always constructive and always approachable and accessible.
Chris - July 2016
There was a good variety of assignments, which were relevant to the whole process.
Sean - July 2016
The centre staff are very approachable and professional and the course was very enjoyable.
Kate - April 2016
The teaching practice was really helpful, especially the feedback from the tutors and other trainees.
Julie - April 2016
The assignment topics were nicely organised and provided the necessary knowledge for future teaching.
Mozhgan - April 2016
Input delivery was dynamic and the content varied.
Will - April 2016
Really enjoyed the whole experience. Feel like I've learnt a lot and am looking forward to getting a job. Hard work, but fun.
Genuinely feel I could (with much preparation) actually teach a group of students!
The tutors were excellent! Never had any concerns about approaching them and always received relevant, appropriate and helpful responses.
The course was hard but I really enjoyed it. I thought that the input sessions were fantastic. I learnt so much from the experience and wealth of knowledge of the tutors.
Jenny - 2014
Tutors were excellent - always available 24/7 - very helpful.
Lucy - 2014
The course was well paced and the tutors approachable and friendly. The college environment is professional yet informal, like a family.
Jonathan - 2014
Clare and Lorraine have been excellent. Very thorough, very knowledgeable and gave supportive and constructive feedback.
I'm glad I stayed on the course despite early wobbles! Thank you.
Jo - 2014
I found both tutors very helpful all the way through the course.
Renata - 2014
Feedback was excellent and gave good overviews of my strengths and areas to work on.
Great support from Clare and Lorraine. They were both very approachable and had the right mix of informality and professionalism.
I have really enjoyed the course and have learnt a lot in a short time.
Rosie - 2014
Both Lorraine and Clare were absolutely brilliant - approachable, professional and knowledgeable.
Heidi - 2013
Excellent in every respect.
WA - 2013
Teaching practice was the best part of the course because it provided me with real-life situations. I would recommend this centre to anyone considering teaching English.
Avtar - 2013
Really friendly staff and a very pleasant environment to study in.
Cristina - 2013
Group sizes (of trainees) were good and feedback as a group was brilliant. Number of students was unpredictable but that's a good thing as it kept us on our toes. Overall the course was excellent. It really felt worthwhile throughout.
Andrew - 2013
Very impressed by how well the run the course is. Would definitely recommend the college and tutors to anyone thinking of doing the course.
Lorraine and Clare were fantastic, it's been so interesting talking to them and I've learned so much, not just about course material but also about their experiences teaching.
Collin - 2013
The tutors were very professional and steered us through the course well.
Anne - 2013
Sorry it's all over! Enjoyed the course and the people I've met.
Ray - 2013
Course tutors were very approachable, contactable and professional. Good criticism thoughout the course.
Vix - 2012
Clare and Lorraine were exceptionally good. Helpful every step of the way.
Mark - 2012
Lovely tutors! Very professional, always approachable. Great pace of lessons. Thank you all. You made it all much easier!
Kirstin - 2012
Tutors very supportive and professional, as is the school in general. Enjoyed the course hugely and will miss everyone!
Candice - 2012
Fantastic course! Would recommend to all!
Dahlia - 2012
I've enjoyed every minute of it!
Nora - 2012
The tutors were both excellent, a good balance of professionalism and friendliness. Both very helpful.
Margaret - 2012
The course tutors were excellent. Both surpassed my expectation. Brilliant teachers and tutors.
Susan - 2012
The course tutors were approachable, helpful and made the process an insightful yet challenging one. I've never had such effective teaching. The input sessions were extrememly effective and memorable.
Alice - 2011
I enjoyed the fact that the course was small and personal. The course was really interesting - material and how it was presented. A great experience which I would definitely recommend to others and a great group of trainees.
Kristin - 2011
I've thoroughly enjoyed the course and have learnt a vast amount! Much more than I initially thought was possible. Many thanks!
Faye - 2011
All I can say is that every single aspect regarding the course tutors was perfect. I couldn't have asked for better (and nicer) people to teach and advise me how to become a decent teacher. I have learnt so much; not only about teaching but about myself as well. I'd just like to say a big thank you!
Andrew - 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed the CELTA Course and can honestly say it's the best learning experience I've had (and I've had many!). Such a friendly, small-scale class and setting, with outstanding teaching and support from both tutors - it was a fantastic start to my language teaching career and I would highly recommend it.
Philippa - 2010
I thoroughly enjoyed the course, especially the invaluable encouragement and support which you both gave at all stages.
Lesley - 2009
A really worthwhile course - stimulating, challenging and hard work but very good fun.
Nick - 2008
I just wanted to drop you both a line to say thank you again for all your hard work, help and guidance throughout the CELTA course at the English Language Centre in Reading. I enjoyed it immensely and will be forever grateful.
It was one of the most self-fulfilling experiences of my life and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to enter into the world of teaching English to adults, enhance their skill set or simply experience the delight in the eyes of those you are teaching.
Rob - 2008