24 reviews of Grade Education Center

Review 24 of 24 Grade Education Center

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Don’t believe anyone who tells you that the course is challenging. On the contrary, it is enjoyable and only your attitude makes it difficult or easy for you:) This course makes you step out of your comfort zone, reevaluate your teaching practice and improve your time management skills. Are you ready for this?:)

Review 23 of 24 Grade Education Center

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I learned more and worked harder for my Pass B than I have ever worked for a course. The tutors and my colleagues were extremely friendly and accommodating. Americans don’t really learn the grammar rules and names anymore, so I was a bit behind the rest of my cohort, but everyone was so helpful and considerate that I still did well.

I recommend that anyone looking for cheap accommodation simply google “kiev apartment rental” and find an apartment near the school and public transport. Uber is cheap if you’re in a pinch.

As a foreigner, I never felt unsafe in Kiev, though I wish I had studied a bit of Russian to help make grocery shopping easier.

As far as the course, it was a great experience, but there was much more work than I expected. I assumed, incorrectly, that having experience teaching ESL and being a graduate student that it would require little time outside of the course. Plan to only work on this course while taking it. I had time to go out some Fridays and meet new friends but the majority of my time was spent on the coursework. It is advisable to buddy up with your colleagues early, and to get ahead on the assignments so that you can get feedback.

It is warm and humid in the summer in Kiev, so light business casual is recommended. I can’t speak to the climate any other time of the year.

I was able to buy a simcard for incredibly cheap and a bus card was also very cheap.

You will be given a lot of paper with your lessons, but Europe does not use the same 3-ring notebooks or hole punches as America, so I’d recommend either bringing your own or planning to purchase those things there. Both items are considerably bulkier and more expensive, so it may be best to make room in your bags for at least a 3-inch binder and a slim hole punch. Also be sure to bring plenty of notebook paper.

The tutors are great. Anastasia and Andrew are very knowledgeable.

Review 22 of 24 Grade Education Center

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When I enrolled for the course I didn’t have high expectations about studying in Ukraine, BUT CELTA in ‘Grade’ turned out to be the best experience in my life! The tutors are very knowledgeable, supportive and professional!

Review 21 of 24 Grade Education Center

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I’ve recently completed my CELTA course in Grade education center (June 29 – July 24). It was a marvelous and outstanding experience for me. Every day we learned something new from our tutors and from each other.

Our tutors (Svitlana and Aysel) were extremely supportive and treated us like their friends. All our questions were addressed and everything was explained in detail.

What I liked most of all is that we didn’t have university lectures – our tutors did their best to help us try everything ourselves (I’ll never forget learning Thai at our imput session with Zo Zo).

CELTA helped me to identify my strong and action points, so now I know what I should work on. I think this is very important for professional development.

I really loved the environment we worked in: everyone was happy to assist, advise and support. It was really hard to say goodbye to each other on the last day of the course.

I highly recommend CELTA for everyone who wants professional development. I enjoyed every day of this course.

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