The CELTA is vital step for success in the ESL world.  Choosing Southern Cross Ecuador (soon to be an International House) was an incredible decision.  I did have my doubts about completing my CELTA in a South American country compared to a reputable city in my home country, Australia.  My expectations were surpassed in every way.  The quality of instruction and passion of the trainers for ESL education was the ultimate highlight.  Combined with onsite living arrangements, and the tranquil location within the limits of Montañita; CELTA Ecuador was wonderful.  The students that we had the opportunity to teach and train via were incredible - you learn so much about educational and cultural contexts and how to adapt.  Furthermore, as CELTA Ecuador is a bit off the beaten track, the course attracts adventurous and open minded people from whom you have much to learn from.  

Post the CELTA course, I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with the British School of Language in Quito, which has been both a rewarding and educational experience.  Starting in August 2014, I have been offered, and have signed a contract for the 'Universidad San Francisco de Quito', Galapagos Academic Institute of Arts and Sciences program.  At GAIAS, I will be a professor of English for the University Marine institute on the island of San Cristóbal and this incredible position would not be possible without my CELTA.  I thank CELTA Ecuador for creating a unique and entirely professional and educational learning centre in an incredible corner of the world.  

Sophia Andes - Australia