The instructor used many motivating activities that we can also use as teachers in the future. She used the activities just like we would use them in our
classroom, which was a good modeling strategy.
- P.E., Hartford, CT
We went through many different aspects of teaching English, and our instructor had many personal stories that helped us
comprehend the information.
- T.F., Glastonbury, CT
"The instructor was very helpful and made me feel comfortable with my ability to teach English."
- R.F., Springfield, MA
"I found the emphasis on different learning styles and catering to those styles was especially useful."
- B.F., Waterbury, CT
Hearing of our instructor's experiences abroad was fun. Her ability to convey the ESL classroom experience and how foreign learners react to
Americans as teachers was great."
- S.I., East Windsor, CT
"Preparing and presenting lessons in front of the class, as well as participating in other student's lessons was extremely helpful."
- C.I., Manchester, CT
I never taught before so the entire course was useful. I enjoyed the group work and daily activities. The course was very thorough."
- M.J., Hartford, CT
If you have a genuine interest in learning to teach English, this a fun and educational course!
- W.F., Branford, CT
All-in-all, our instructor was my idea of an excellent teacher - focused on the students and presents the material in a way they can absorb and
- F.G., Trumbull, CT
"Our instructor made the days enjoyable and our class developed a true sense of friendship through her efforts. She gave us confidence in our
own teaching abilities."
- G.B., Woodbridge, CT
"My instructor was an amazing teacher - very kind, patient, and extremely knowledgeable about ESL from the grammar through to the application and resume
- C.F., Milford, CT
Excellent teacher: passionate and knowledgeable - she teaches from the heart."
- S.L., New Haven, CT
The course had a great atmosphere. I learned so much from a lot of positive material. This was a great opportunity."
- D.F., New Haven, CT
I really enjoyed the small class sizes, the interaction with teachers and other students, and the discussion of real world
- M.G., Amherst, MA
I really liked the practicum, as it gave me a chance to feel what it is like to be in front of a classroom."
- F.I., Providence, RI
"The best investment I have ever made."
- W.M., Providence, RI
Even though I have experience in teaching, I still got a lot out of the training. I liked the way each activity we did was a form for an
activity we could use in our classes! Our Instructor was wonderful!"
- L. Yoon, East Providence, RI
Our Instructor is a really great teacher. He had a lot of knowledge in the field. His comments about teaching are really helpful."
- C. Mellon, Barrington, RI
For two eight-hour sessions a week, our Instructor moved the class along very well. I could tell that he's been teaching a long time and can express tips well.
I never felt that our Instructor didn't know what he was talking about."
- R. Proctor, Albion, RI
My instructor was simply AMAZING! Like the best teacher I have ever had. He really made me, as the student, feel as if I were a teacher, yet in an ESL student's
role. The instructor put me in a really comfortable learning environment.
- R.A., Boston, MA
I believe that all English teachers should take this course to improve their techniques.
- C.E., Salem, MA
Everything about the course was great, and it was good to think about graded language and how to break down specifics.
- D.A.C., Boston, MA
Our instructor clearly has extensive knowledge of all aspects of ESL. His lessons were entertaining, informative, and well organized. I felt comfortable in the
classroom at all times, and feel prepared to teach in a variety of situations.
- J.W., Boston, MA
This was the best ESL course that I've taken. There should be more practicum in the instructor phase. The online phase was excellent.
- B.A., Brookline, MA
My final comment is simply a sincere thank you for all the hard work, dedication, and skill you have devoted to this important field of work, developing your
program over so many years.
- B.T., Jamaica Plain, MA
Our instructor was exceptional. He is engaging, entertaining, extremely knowledgeable, wise, energetic, and funny - all the things a great teacher should be. I
will be quoting him for many years to come!
- D.F., Boston, MA
I would totally recommend Oxford Seminars to anyone seeking to become ESL certified. I truly believe my instructor was the best teacher I ever had. With an
amazing teaching style, and personality, I got through the course in a breeze.
- F.R., Boston, MA
Our instructor was amazing. I can tell that he has the experience to teach and be understood.
- E.L., Newton, MA
I learned a lot about strategies and examples of how to teach certain information and topics.
- P.D., Boston, MA
The opportunity to be able to practice my teaching abilities and receive feedback and constructive criticism was very helpful!
- E.A., Rockport, MA
The class was intensive but the instructor was really, really good. He had a great sense of humor, kept us engaged, provided excellent feedback
and knew his material extremely well.
- S.Y., Portsmouth, NH
As a native speaker, it provided an excellent review of grammar; I learned some new things about the language! One of my friends is taking this
class this month based on my recommendation. I feel that being certified in ESL will be very helpful in finding work.
- J.C., Nashua, NH
Our Instructor was amazing. A course like this with so many unknowns can be terrible or strikingly effective - and the Instructor is the key to this. She
modelled flawless teaching technique for us to emulate. I learned more from watching her than from anything else in the course. She used the materials fully, and put her 'preaching' into a very engaging and thorough informative
'practice'. High marks!!"
- M. J., Belmont, MA
I thought the Oxford manual was excellent, both practical and useful. The Instructor was very knowledgeable and entertaining, which was not only
good role modelling but also helped to maintain class focus."
- P. Z., Framingham, MA
The Instructor's personal experiences and knowledge were used to give more relevance to what we learned."
- A. P., Waldoboro, ME
I enjoyed analysing how our Instructor taught us. It gave the class the perspective of being both a student and a teacher."
- P. C., Dunstable, MA
"After a 40-year career in higher education, I can say that my instructor was quite simply the best teacher I have ever had - or known.
Supremely capable, reasonable, clear, and motivating!"
- L.O., Newton, MA
The instructor continually stopped to invite any questions we had. He emphasized that no one should leave the course unsatisfied. I was very
- B.S., Boston, MA
The instructor was highly experienced, approachable, very helpful and top notch."
- P.E., Boston, MA
Wonderfully dynamic teacher, excellent information, feedback and interaction, and a good group of people! I learned a lot from this
- D.W., Boston, MA
Thank you so very much! I will be enrolling in teaching business English!
- R.S., Brooklyn, NY
Our instructor was the most useful tool in this TESOL process. Her connections and experience get me excited for my teaching career.
- C.P., Manhattan, NY
The instructor was great! She shared her personal experiences as a TESOL instructor and also was welcoming of questions. Her experience working and teaching
abroad is an invaluable resource to any and all Oxford Seminars classes.
- T.H., Manhattan, NY
The sharing of experiences of the instructor in great detail inspires confidence in entering a new field.
- Y.S., Brooklyn, NY
The classroom activities were very helpful, and the practicums of the other students were extremely beneficial.
- B.B., Manhattan, NY
It was an honor to be in the same class as our instructor. She made the entire course worthwhile.
- A.B., Brooklyn, NY
Great course! Very hands-on and great source and reference materials. The course was great, and my instructor was great.
- N.M., Brooklyn, NY
Instructor was fantastic, friendly, and very helpful.
- T.S., Brooklyn, NY
Our instructor was very approachable and her experiences will be very valuable for my own development in the field.
- P.C., College Point, NY
The instructor was absolutely perfect, professional, friendly, always on time, and ready to provide information and positive comments.
- A.L., Manhattan, NY
I found the instructor's approach and the classroom environment to be very encouraging. The lesson plans and presentations by fellow students were
- W.V., Manhattan, NY
"Our instructor was very detailed and understanding. She connected with her students and answered all questions asked of her. She went above and
beyond to make sure all of our needs were met."
- R.K., Manhattan, NY
This course was very practical and the instructor was an impressive teacher. Her experience both in the US and abroad was very extensive and the
knowledge she shared with us was relevant and extremely useful. I have more confidence to teach ESL abroad thanks to her."
- A.D., Manhattan, NY
I thought my instructor was excellent. Her combination of being a solidly experienced teacher and living overseas was perfect. The course was
very practical as well as interesting."
- S.M., Manhattan, NY
I've recently found a placement at a school in Russia, and will soon be leaving to work there. Thank you for the input and assistance - I know it will
come in handy in future job searches."
- A.L., Lower Manhattan, NY
I learned more in three weekends than in my first year in college!"
- T. J., Manhattan, NY
Speaking from personal experience, it's better and safer to find a job through Oxford Seminars than doing it on your own. I think that's good
advice for new graduates."