I learned so much on the CELTA course that came in handy on my first teaching job in Mexico. First of all, to slow down. Teaching in the US involves rapid talking and lots of repetition, both of which are confusing for English learners. Neil and the tutors patiently and kindly taught me also to exploit the text, use authentic texts, check for understanding, and many other invaluable skills. I was ready to teach speaking, listening and other tricky skills. I felt prepared, equipped. Taking CELTA in a foreign country was challenging, but Neil and the tutors were very supportive and helpful. The hard work paid off, and I am now relaxing in Cancun after teaching my first semester!