Completing the CELTA course gave me concrete tools, techniques, and strategies that have helped me become a more effective English language teacher. Its teaching practicum hours helped me develop key skills (such as active listening, classroom management, and thinking on my feet) and gain greater confidence in myself as an English language trainer. Constructive feedback and supportive encouragement from the course tutors allowed me to identify exactly where and how to improve my teaching and helped me to believe in myself through challenges I encountered. Theory was well balanced with practice, and I found the session topics interesting, relevant, enriching, and conducted in a fun way by the tutors. The small size of the tutoring groups allowed me to form camaraderie and mutually supportive bonds with my group members, which made my learning more enjoyable and helped me to better integrate what I was learning on the course.