I did the four-week CELTA course along with eight other students from all walks of life.
One of the main reasons I signed up for it was because of the hands-on teaching practice, and I wasn’t disappointed. We each gave two 45-minute lessons a week to approximately 10 students… The tutor’s minute-by-minute assessment of our teaching was always spot on and very constructive, because even if you know what went wrong you don’t always know how to ensure it won’t happen again!
Our weekly timetable was well thought out and covered lots of interesting activities. The tutors were very attentive and supportive, and that really helped when coping with the pressure of an intensive course.
I would definitely recommend the CELTA course to anyone who is seriously thinking about teaching English to speakers of other languages.