I am hoping to travel to Taiwan this fall to teach English and study Chinese. However, before that, I want to get certified to teach. I know that this is not required, but feel that it is important and would help me to be a better teacher.
My questions, then, involve where to get certified. (A Masters might come later, but for now I would just like to invest the time and money into a month-long certification program.) Have any of you or your colleagues taken a CELTA or other certification program? Where did you (or they) do it and what was your (their) experience? Would you (they) recommend the particular training center that you (they) went to?
I’m living in the States right now, but would consider going to elsewhere (e.g. Canada, UK, Australia, SE Asia) for a good certification program and center. What centers in these locations have excellent reputations?
All help is greatly appreciated.