- On 14 August 2022
I found the CTEFL course in Florence to be challenging yet very rewarding. It was a little overwhelming at first because it is quite intense and they throw you into teaching right away on the third day - but I soon realized that I was learning so much from those first few days of practice teaching. The grammar reviewwas well needed, and I felt like the course taught me the teaching skills that I continue to use and develop even now. Originally, I looked for work in a few cities in Italy, but was offered a job in Florence right away after my course. There were only about two weeks after my course ended before I started working.
The Via Lingua CTEFL course in Florence was an investment which showed its rewards from day one. I was extremely impressed with the level of professionalism, enthusiasm and organization of the trainers and all the staff involved. Via Lingua instilled me with a solid grounding, enthusiasm and above all, the confidence for teaching English as a foreign language. I started the course with an eagerness to learn, and during the course absorbed more than I could have imagined in such a short period of time! This was the result of the material being presented in a way which facilitated the best possible learning – ‘practice makes perfect’. The course practiced what it preached. It was a true testimony of its effectiveness. The trainers were highly qualified and sensitive to all our needs, making the learning process enjoyable and relevant.
I began working in Milan immediately after finishing the Via Lingua CTEFL course. Milan offers a huge pool of teaching opportunities as well as being ideally located for wonderful weekend trips to the awe-inspiring Alps, tranquil lakes or spectacular sea of the Italian Riviera. It’s definitely the place to kick start a rewarding and enjoyable career in teaching English as a foreign language.