Teacher Training Testimonials

Teacher Training Testimonials

Since 1977, when we ran our first CELTA course at St Giles, thousands of teachers have completed our TEFL courses and gone on to teach English all over the world. Below are some of their comments:

Shayna Minkin, CELTA, New York

"Before I took CELTA, I had never taught before, and I was nervous to start. As I began the course, however, my fears quickly melted away. My teachers were incredibly caring and supportive individuals who shared their wealth of experience through dynamic and informative lessons. They provided me with the tools and support I needed to become the successful and confident ESL teacher that I am today."

John Tittle, CELTA, San Francisco

"The CELTA at St Giles is a lifelong investment in my future. The trainers provided countless insights and direction. With the CELTA I feel equipped to teach English in an accurate, engaging and helpful way. I enthusiastically recommend this course to anyone who is considering teaching English overseas."

Talia Lash, Trinity CertTESOL, London Central

"I really enjoyed my course at St Giles. The four weeks were very intense, but the support and guidance from the Teacher Trainers was excellent throughout, and by the end of the course I really felt I’d learnt a lot. I’d never taught before so I was quite nervous at first, but the course gave me the knowledge and teaching techniques I needed to build my confidence. I was really happy to be offered a job at the end of my course, and I have been teaching at St Giles ever since."

May Barbree, CELTA, San Francisco

"St. Giles was a wonderful place to do my CELTA. The location and facilities are lovely and convenient, the trainers are excellent, and the training is incredibly effective. I am getting positive feedback on my teaching in my first few weeks on the job. CELTA is the best certification I could have gotten, and St. Giles is the best place I could have done it."

Cecilia Catter, Trinity CertTESOL, Eastbourne

"I chose St Giles because of the information I found on the website, the location and course design. I'm glad I chose St Giles because it surpassed my expectations and gave me valuable tools and an amazing experience. I went back to Peru and continued to teach in several institutes and companies. I had the opportunity to move to the UK and now I'm a teacher at St Giles Eastbourne, which truly feels like a great achievement."

Natalie Abbott, CELTA, Brighton

"Getting my CELTA with St Giles gave me both the credentials and the confidence to begin a career in teaching ESL abroad. It was the foundation for my early teaching and provided me with many tools that have helped me channel my passion into relevant, effective teaching strategies and ever-continuing professional development. I would absolutely recommend training at St Giles - best decision I've ever made!"