"Our instructor was completely professional and honestly one of the best instructors I've had throughout the course of my entire educational history. She made me excited to come in and learn during the weekends after a full time job. She is an excellent teacher who taught us really well.
- N. C., Los Angeles, CA
I feel the lesson planning skills developed in class will be helpful for me in the future.
- P.K., Kingman, NV | June 2016
The books were great as a compliment to everything that was taught. The outline in the TESOL Course Handbook about what we should expect to learn in the entire course was really appreciated.
- R.A., Dallas, TX | January 2017
Even though the hours were long, the course was amazing because the instructor was awesome!
- J.H., Harrisburg, NC | May 2017
It was great to get to know some of the knowledge and techniques to teach English in a professional way.
- A.T., Cleveland, OH | May 2017
The great group discussions and sharing of ideas gave me ideas and options for teaching.
- R.E., Las Vegas, NV | June 2016
The TESOL Course Handbook was great, because it gave an insight on different ways to teach ideas and helped with questions especially for first time teachers.
- G.J., Baltimore, MD | December 2016
Our instructor was great! Very helpful and knowledgeable about the information. She made us feel comfortable and truly showed us great ways to manage a classroom.
- N.C., Strasburg, CO | April 2017
em>Our instructor is amazing, and cares about training great teachers.
- R.W., Douglasville, GA | November 2016
The instructor modeled excellent class management skills throughout the class.
- H.W., Las Vegas, NV | October 2016
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 | November 2016
The Course Handbook has a lot of useful information for acquiring a job.
- S.D., Denver, CO | April 2017
I enjoyed the friendly and warm atmosphere!
- F.A., Fort Worth, TX | January 2017
Our instructor is obviously a master teacher who knows his pedagogy. Excellent, resourceful, and actionable feedback on our lesson training.
- B.K., Washington, DC | December 2016
The final class presentations of actual teaching were great. I learned a lot about TEFL and know I can apply it to my future as a teacher.
- C.A., Cleveland, OH | January 2017
I found the grammar review and in-class presentations to fellow students to be essential.
- S.B., Fort Collins, CO | April 2017
The course is very well prepared, presented, and organized!
- S.P., Dallas, TX | January 2017
It was great to learn how to handle difficult situations that may arise in a foreign classroom.
- B.L., Baltimore, MD | December 2016
Our instructor was phenomenal. He's the type of person who makes me feel excited to be a future educator. Comical, well prepared and helpful, very informative, and gave us many opportunities to teach.
- N.L., Chicago, IL | April 2017
The entire course was very concise and had great progression.
- I.N., Buffalo, NY | June 2017
I believe that all English teachers should take this course to improve their techniques.
- C.E., Salem, MA | March 2017
The teaching lessons were effective because it allowed us to teach the material to ourselves first!
- A.S., Lawrenceville, GA | November 2016
I enjoyed the way the class was set up and the flow of the lesson. I also enjoyed being able to have practice with teaching and writing lessons.
- K.T., Hampton, VA | March 2017
I loved the openness of the instructor to any and all questions, and the detail for specific respects of teaching you may not think of.
- G.S., Buffalo, NY | June 2017
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 | November 2016
The constant presentations in the classroom helped me be more comfortable with standing in front of a classroom.
- E.S., Atlanta, GA | November 2016
I loved gaining my TESOL certificate. The instructor was exciting and fun and I learned a lot in his lessons.
- M.C., Playa Del Ray, CA | April 2017
Our instructor made the learning experience very effective and enjoyable!
- J.B.A., Superior, CO | June 2017
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 | November 2016
My instructor was great! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching. Great experience for me to embark in this life changing experience.
- J.E.S., Orlando, FL | April 2017
Oxford Seminars was a scary step for me to go froward with. I was not sure if teaching abroad was something I truly could do. After going through with the course and getting so much help from the staff it has been by far a smooth process. It's not has scary and intimidating as I though it would be. The in-class portion really helped me get many of my answers answered of how to teach children with no English recollection. Also meeting people with the same dreams and staying connected with these people when going to a different country. It has been a great experience so far.
- J.P.A., Siler City, NC | March 2017
Thank you for providing this type of course, for an affordable cost. I am looking forward to connecting with the person who will help guide and place me into a teaching position in the area of the world I am looking to live and teach in!
- W.G., Louisville, CO | February 2017
The 100 hour Oxford Seminars course is more relevant and helpful than any certification course through full time classes at a university. I know because I have taken those classes. There were many things I learned about teaching that I didn't know. I feel more prepared to teach English as a second language because of taking this course.
- B.K., Akron, OH | May 2017
Our instructor gave us additional information from personal experiences, and she kept a good pace for all of the lessons.
- L.Y., Fort Worth, TX | May 2017
The in class portion was great. I'm more of a visual learner, therefore having a teacher helping with direct questions was great. I also enjoyed the interaction among peers to help learn.
- R.L., Chapel Hill, NC | March 2017
Thank you so very much! I will be enrolling in teaching business English!
- R.S., Brooklyn, NY | February 2017
This course is very multi-faceted, thorough, and seems to accommodate all learning styles.
- T.B., San Francisco, CA | June 2017
I loved this course! I learned a lot, gained confidence, and I'm sad it's over!
- P.E., Eugene, OR | May 2017
I felt as if everything was covered and now I have a working knowledge base to draw off of.
- C.A., Dallas, TX | May 2017
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 | June 2017
Great instructor, experiential, confidence-boosting, quick and easy!
- J.M., San Francisco, CA | June 2017
All of the experience and knowledge the instructor had was fantastic, as well as the hands-on work preparing lesson plans. I am much more confident than I was before I started the course.
- K.M., Veneta, OR | May 2017
This course is engaging, useful, and accommodating for students with full-time jobs.
- C.M., North Olmstead, OH | May 2017
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 | June 2017
This course is very helpful and extremely informative for people without teaching experience.
- D.W., Irvine, CA | May 2017
What a great instructor! She thoroughly discussed methods of teaching, classroom management, various international work environments, and gave students ample time to gain teaching experience. This instructor was friendly and approachable. I am glad I was part of her course.
- M.S., Greensboro, NC | March 2017
The classroom interaction was very useful. The instructor was engaging, approachable, and understanding of the weekend schedule demands.
- S.L., Cleveland, OH | May 2017
The sharing of experiences of the instructor in great detail inspires confidence in entering a new field.
- Y.S., Brooklyn, NY | June 2017
Our instructor was very professional, all countries accept my new certificate, and the I can use job placement for life!
- Y.N., Irvine, CA | May 2017
My ESL instructor was incredible. She really made the experience and I'm so glad I was able to learn from her.
- D.R., Wilmington, NC | March 2017
Our instructor was great, and I definitely saw improvements in myself!
- C.D., Boulder, CO | June 2017
The classroom activities were very helpful, and the practicums of the other students were extremely beneficial.
- B.B., Manhattan, NY | June 2017
I found the grammar section to be extremely useful!
- F.L., Laguna Hills, CA | May 2017
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 | May 2017
Our in-class instructor was excellent. I can't imagine teaching an ESL class without that component. The added online component was helpful as well.
- J.A.W., Broomfield, CO | February 2017
I absolutely loved this course. It was so straight to the point and effective that it not only taught me a lot but also really boosted my confidence in my capabilities to teach abroad.
- E.M., Austin, TX | January 2017
It was an honor to be in the same class as our instructor. She made the entire course worthwhile.
- A.B., Brooklyn, NY | February 2017
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 | January 2017
I found the lesson plans very useful. Giving a mock lesson was a great way to get a taste of what we will be expected to do and get feedback on that.
- A.C., Oakland, CA | May 2017
I was really impressed by the meticulous structure and the instructor's attention to detail.
- S.S., Adairsville, GA | May 2017
Our instructor was an amazing, enthusiastic, engaged, organized, passionate teacher.
- M.M., Ann Arbor, MI | May 2017
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 | May 2017
I couldn't have asked for a better instructor - he was very laid back, but thorough and knowledgeable. Also, well-traveled and full of useful anecdotes.
- S.M., Oakland, CA | May 2017
The presentations were most helpful, because they helped get you used to speaking in front of a class. I built many lasting relationships.
- R.M., Atlanta, GA | May 2017
Our instructor was great! Helpful and full of knowledge.
- K.R., Chelsea, MI | May 2017
This is a wonderful way to start a new career.
- M.M., Jollyville, TX | March 2017
This course was great! Good location, money back guarantee, small class size, and many different date options to choose from.
- N.I., Antioch, CA | May 2017
The instructor's personal experience was fantastic, and he was able to answer questions and clarify confusion.
- O.G, Atlanta, GA | May 2017
It's very professional and gave me lots of tools to work with.
- R.J., Walterville, OR | May 2017
The books provided are great resources and the instructors were a wonderful source of knowledge.
- S.S., Round Rock, TX | March 2017
Oxford Seminars provided me with a quick and easy way to get certified while providing me with ample preparatory materials and knowledge to embark on English-teaching adventures.
- R.O., Syracuse, NY | January 2017
I really enjoyed the guides for developing lesson plans, and teaching specific subjects like grammar and vocabulary.
- K.F., Richmond, CA | May 2017
Our instructor did an excellent job, and was clearly prepared for each class. He is a fountain of knowledge, and his many years of experience give him confidence and authority that the students could comfortably respect.
- T.M.S., Villa Rica, GA | May 2017
This is the best combination TESOL class available. 60-hour in-class training combined with 40-hour online component mixes the best of both worlds in terms of learning to be a TESOL certified instructor. Small class size provided plenty of time for interaction and information sharing. Highly recommended.
- A.N., Cypress, TX | March 2017
Great course! Very hands-on and great source and reference materials. The course was great, and my instructor was great.
- N.M., Brooklyn, NY | January 2017
I learned a great deal and grew as a teacher. I have taught writing at a college level and this course has taught me much I can apply to teaching writing. The pedagogy and lesson planning skills I learned will change how I teach for the better.
- D.P., Berwyn Heights, MD | December 2016
I very much enjoyed our instructor and the in-class component of the course.
- Z.Z., Chicago, IL | January 2017
I did find this course extremely helpful as a brand new ESL teacher. I love the practical learning games.
- D.C., Lake Elsinore, CA | January 2017
Oxford Seminars forever! Keep on doing these courses as many teachers need them.
- A.N., Brooklyn, NY | April 2017
The small class size lent itself to an excellent environment for lots of practice and conversations. Teaching time and lesson planning time are crucial.
- G.E., High Falls, NC | July 2016
The instructor was absolutely perfect. She was significantly better than most of my past teachers!
- A.L., Phoenix, AZ | April 2016
Oxford Seminars was the best option for me, and I enjoyed having a hybrid experience: face to face and online.
- K.L., Victorville, CA | January 2017
I really enjoyed hearing about the instructor's experiences as an ESL teacher abroad.
- R.B., Brunswick, FL | July 2016
Wonderful, engaging instructor that made every single session very exciting and interesting.
- N.L., Denver, NC | April 2016
The instructor obviously knew what she was talking about! Had an amazing ability to make complex subjects learnable in a short time span.
- G.L., Phoenix, AZ | April 2016
I learned a lot of theory and practice attending the face to face meeting. The teacher was very knowledgeable and professional.
- N.M.P, Hemet, CA | January 2017
Overall, the course was well structured, with a lot of useful information.
- R.B., Homeland, GA | July 2016
Love everything about Oxford, and really have learned a lot through the TESOL program.
- B.N., Chapel Hill, NC | March 2016
Real-world application of theoretical knowledge, an instructor who could be asked anything and always knew how to explain the answer.
- T.I., Casa Grande, AZ | April 2016
Oxford Seminars is awesome.
- A.N., Westminster, CA | September 2016
I enjoyed watching my peers teach lessons. Watching them gave me the opportunity to see a variety of methods that could be useful when in the classroom.
- L.S., Lake City, FL | July 2016
Everything about this course was great. The student's dedication to participation, and the instructor's professionalism and openness to explain and to give us what we need to learn.
- T.E., Seattle, WA | June 2016
The class dynamic was fun and open and allowed for meaningful discussion, as well as allowing for lots of questions and comments.
- J.K., Yuma, AZ | April 2016
I have completed two ESL training courses over the last 10 years. This one, however, left me feeling the most prepared. Thank you!
- R.C., Allentown, NJ | November 2016
The course was very informative and really broke down different aspects of teaching.
- T.C., Jacksonville, FL | July 2016
I learned a lot from our instructor. She helped me feel more comfortable when teaching. Really thankful for her feedback on teaching ESL overseas.
- L.J., Ellensburg, WA | July 2016
It was a great experience, and gave me the boost and confidence to begin my career as an ESL teacher.
- S.E., Phoenix, AZ | November 2016
I so enjoyed the six class sessions. The instructor was easy to listen to and learn from. The group of adults was a unique cross section, all ages and occupations, yet we became friends. This blending of a group doesn't often happen. Great memories...new friends!
- S.R., West Windsor, NJ | October 2016
Great course! I did not realize how much I had forgotten or taken for granted as a native speaker. Having completed the course, I have the confidence that I know what I am talking about and can be a well informed teacher.
- D.R., Jacksonville, FL | July 2016
Our instructor was great! She really cares about getting us to be the best teachers we can be in the short amount of time we have in class.
- P.L., Seattle, WA | July 2016
Our instructor provided great examples of how to set up and run a class, and gave advice on many different situations.
- G.A., Ontario, CA | July 2016
The instructor was fantastic, and I would definitely recommend her to other students.
- T.B., Sahuarita, AZ | November 2016
I feel like I've learned so much from the course that I will be able to use in my classrooms. The books we were given were excellent tools and our teacher was extremely experienced.
- B.U., Hazlehurst, GA | July 2016
I already have some teaching background so what I wanted was TESOL-focused information. This course aptly met that need; I found it very stimulating. My classmates were amazing!
- M.Z., Olympia, WA | October 2016
Our instructor made me very excited to start this new chapter in my life. She's knowledgeable and made class enjoyable for all.
- R.B., South Amboy, NJ | October 2016
The resources and materials were very useful. We were also given supplement tools and tips on how to deal with problems and be successful.
- M.M., Chino, CA | July 2016
The instructor was very prepared and was a master of her field. She was well prepared for all of her classes and had a variety of learning styles in mind when she prepared her lessons. She held the interest of her diverse class every day for the entire day. She taught, and inspired all of her students! Very enjoyable and informative class!
- K.L., Tigard, OR | September 2016
I cannot imagine how difficult it would have been to teach overseas without this course!
- K.Q., Tacoma, WA | October 2016
I have already highly recommended this course to friends and family and will most gladly continue to do so for as long as I teach.
- L.D., Trenton, NJ | September 2016
Enjoyed the course, the lessons, the exercises, the practicum, and my course mates very much. High value.
- I.W., Los Angeles, CA | September 2016
Our instructor was an excellent teacher. Her lessons were so rich and full of practical information and practices.
- S.B., Chambersburg, PA | September 2016
I felt like my instructor's experience and knowledge added tremendous value to the course. I also feel that the course books will be heavily used by me when I'm overseas.
- P.S., Seattle, WA | October 2016
I think this is the overall most thorough and comprehensive course available.
- B.T., Eldorado, OK | September 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. There's a lot to cover, but if you're serious about your goals and have an interest in teaching and being abroad I feel this course was an excellent prep.
- P.B., Winnetka, CA | September 2016
The exercises demonstrated the variety of teaching methods that the reading advocates. The assignment to create a lesson plan and teach the class provided valuable feedback. Observing the teaching methods of fellow students was helpful as well.
- K.H., Washington, DC | September 2016
I enjoyed all of the student interaction and roleplay. Each day was something new and exciting. I didn't feel I was alone in learning. We were all at similar levels and experience.
- H.G., Seattle, WA | October 2016
Although I have a master's degree in education, it's been many years since I was in school. Although I was apprehensive, the experience was totally enjoyable. I would like to take another Oxford class.
- J.C., Juno Beach, FL | July 2016
The atmosphere was incredible. I enjoyed how quick and easy going it was. The information given was informative and easy to understand.
- J.S., City of Industry, CA | July 2016
Overall, it was very good and I would recommend it to a friend. The teacher understood how to control the classroom, provide interesting engagement activities, and make the class think.
- K.H., Corvallis, OR | July 2016
My BA was in Bilingual Education, but I needed a refresher and something to help me hone and direct my language skills towards TESL abroad and reassure myself of my abilities. The online portion pushed me to spend time with grammar--never my favorite topic. I loved the diversity and varied interests of the class. One learns nearly as much from a curious, lively, funny and inspiring class as from the teacher!
- J.A., Seattle, WA | September 2016
Oxford Seminars provides an excellent value for the money and the instruction and materials are top notch.
- M.P., Philadelphia, PA | July 2016
Our instructor was the best. She kept our attention for duration, and her examples were engaging.
- O.W., Fullerton, CA | July 2016
I believe that I have met a new group of friends to walk my journey with. We have kept in touch, being that we are all like minds. This course is something that I would have never experienced if a friend would not have recommended it to me. I am very glad to have had the opportunity to learn with Oxford.
- B.B. Macon, GA | September 2016
I felt I gained valuable and useful tools and resources in each lesson.
- W.J., Tacoma, WA | June 2016
It was a great and educational course.
- J.F., Fanwood, NJ | September 2016
Enrolled in TEFL, loved it, got married, received my certificate in my new name, and moved to Korea with my military husband. Basically, I'm very excited to teach in this amazing chapter of life.
- C.R., Buena Park, CA | November 2016
I am extremely happy that I didn't do the certification entirely online. The classroom portion was invaluable.
- N.B., Kingdwood, TX | November 2016
My instructor was amazing, I have been recommending this class to everyone I know because I enjoyed and gained so much from the in class component.
- C.F., Charlotte, NC | September 2016
I found this course very effective and helpful. The course provides practical suggestions and options for teaching. The text materials are a valuable resource.
- J.L., Des Moines, IA | September 2016
Thank you Oxford Seminars for this opportunity. The course was an excellent resource to improve my English skills.
- M.V., Sacramento, CA | July 2016
As a teacher endorsed in English as a Second Language, I expected to know most of the material. My real motive for taking the class was to have an edge on other candidates applying to teach in the competitive Korean education market. However, I was surprised by how different teaching ESL in America is to teaching in other countries! I learned so much and was very impressed by the in-class component. The pace, the amount of material covered, and the rigorous activities put my teaching on another level. I know that I have an advantage over those who haven't taken the Oxford Seminars Certification course.
- L.J., Countryside, IL | July 2016
I learned so much during this seminar, and I realize that I have much more to learn. The instructor has motivated me to continue my studies with a focus on linguistics. I thank her for making me aware of all I did not and do not know in the area of ESL education and teaching.
- D.I., Yeadon, PA | November 2016
I had a great time taking this class. It was fun and informative at the same time. My instructor did an excellent job getting everyone involved and engaged. I will recommend this class to my friends without hesitation.
- S.S., Alexandria, VA | December 2016
Instructor was very knowledgeable and shared many of his teaching techniques and materials. Classmates also brought very good points of view and I was very lucky to be in the very supportive group of people.
- H.A.S., San Diego, CA | July 2016
Very informative, and provides an extremely helpful network to further one's goal of teaching English abroad.
- T.P., Portland, OR | September 2016
Our instructor was amazing. I never doubted her expertise and she had such confidence in her instruction. I felt that I learned just as much from simply watching her teach as I did from the information she taught us. I wish I could sit in on some of her ESL teaching. I think she brings a lot to the table.
- L.C., Phoenixville, PA | November 2016
I learned how to teach with this course. I believe the techniques shared will help me to be a good ESL teacher.
- G.M., Memphis, TN | April 2016
I've learned a lot and I feel comfortable to say that I can use these materials effectively for my teaching job.
- G.I., San Diego, CA | July 2016
The opportunity to plan and present multiple class lesson plans to both small groups and the whole class helped me to feel more confident in my teaching ability. Varied activities held class interest and demonstrated applicable skills to utilize in my own classroom.
- G.N., Arvada, CO | October 2016
I feel confident in this course for my future as a teacher abroad. Thank you!!
- A.M., Plymouth, MI | November 2016
Instructor was fantastic, friendly, and very helpful.
- T.S., Brooklyn, NY | December 2016
Our instructor was very engaging and was a perfect model of how any ESL teacher should conduct themselves in a classroom.
- T.C., Carson, CA | September 2016
My favorite part is that the materials/information from the online course will still be available to us when we actually become ESL teachers. That's very helpful.
- J.O., Houston, TX | November 2016
For such a easy course to get into, this was a very good resource. Not overly expensive or far away or difficult, yet gives very good information and plenty of resources, along with an experienced instructor who is more than willing to answer queries and assist one in getting into teaching English.
- B.K., Iron Ridge, WI | November 2016
Our instructor was very approachable and her experiences will be very valuable for my own development in the field.
- P.C., College Point, NY | November 2016
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 | November 2016
Thanks for giving me the motivation to be a good teacher for ESL students. I will do my best in the future thanks to you.
- P.S.J., Alameda, CA | November 2016
I feel that this course has provided me with enough resources and instruction to thoroughly prepare me to teach abroad.
- B.L., Gibsonia, PA | November 2016
It was really great that all students were given opportunities to practice-teach in front of the class multiple times (in my case, 4 times). We got to provide feedback to each other, along with our teacher's feedback for final practicum, that helps a lot! 🙂
- K.A., Houston, TX | November 2016
The whole class preparation was excellent and I loved that we always had on the board the day's lesson agenda. The knowledge is absolutely wide according to ESL skills and the pace of class was smooth and logical. I always loved the interactions and the teacher approachability towards the students was excellent.
- P.K., New Orleans, LA | October 2016
I was very happy with the in-class component of the class. The instructor was excellent. I enjoyed her style and teaching methods very much. I learned so much from the class. I am very happy that I took the course. It is not very often that people enjoy a class as much as my classmates and I enjoyed this class.
- P.V., Los Angeles, CA | September 2016
This class helped me feel significantly more comfortable in a teaching setting and better prepared me for life abroad.
- M.M., Atlanta, GA | October 2016
Our instructor had a plethora of personal experience that he was keen to share. He happened to have taught in Japan, which was a huge bonus as it is where I am hoping to teach.
- F.C., Galveston, TX | October 2016
It was great to have a something in this region that allows for getting certified on the weekends.
- W.L., Morgan City, LA | October 2016
I did not know what to expect really in the course. The course however, exceeded my expectations. I learned a great deal even though I am a teacher and have taught different levels and ages. The instructor was excellent, very organized, very knowledgeable, and kept the pace very well. The time went by quickly. I also made good friends in the class and we have maintained the friendships since then. Overall, it was an excellent experience and program for teaching ESL and I would recommend it to anyone that is interested in learning the skills to teach English abroad.
- E.F., Brea, CA | September 2016
I loved hearing opinions on places to go and teach. I love the fact that our instructor has so much experience in travel. It made me more comfortable knowing he could answer ANY questions about travel abroad.
- A.L., Rome, GA | October 2016
I really appreciated our instructor's ability to shift teaching styles from a big class to a smaller setting. We were able to learn and be shown so much that will be very useful.
- K.F., Killeen, TX | October 2016
For me, learning how to conduct my lesson planning was really important, and it really helped me to understand different types of lesson plans and teaching methods.
- S.M., Diamonhead, MS | October 2016
There is a wonderful use of different styles of teaching techniques used in ESL classrooms; great level of academic study of pedagogy.
- M.O., Los Angeles, CA | October 2016
I thought the opportunity to teach a whole lesson was useful in terms of planning and gaining experience.
- T.D., Louisville, KY | October 2016
I thought the whole class was very informative. I know that I will be able to use everything I've learned in future jobs.
- G.N., Hamilton, OH | October 2016
The instructor was excellent! Impressed with her skills as a teacher!
- I.N., Vancouver, WA | October 2016
The instructor was able to deliver a dynamic presentation that brought the course to life.
- G.N., San Bernardino, CA | October 2016
Our instructor was excellent. From her experience she was very helpful with what to know and expect.
- S.B., Clermont, KY | October 2016
The prior teaching experience for the instructor was invaluable! The material was all very good, but hearing of someone's practice was a huge bonus.
- L.B., Sharonville, OH | October 2016
The in-class instruction was the most useful, as it helped to summarize and simplify the large amount of info in the texts.
- S.K., Portland, OR | October 2016
Our instructor was excellent. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and has a great teaching style.
- N.P., Los Angeles, CA | October 2016
The aspects of teaching in a classroom setting, such as classroom management, I found to be very helpful.
- C.D., Elizabeth, IN | October 2016
Although fast-paced, it gives you enough supplementary material to practice on your own and learn at your pace outside of the class.
- W.O., Philadelphia, PA | October 2016
The hands on training and completing a practicum in front of peers gave me confidence.
- K.C., Plano, TX | October 2016
There is a great benefit to this course because you learn to teach different age groups, ESL levels, and you have a practicum lesson.
- P.A., Lancaster, CA | October 2016
It was great to have to teach a lesson. It forced me to use everything I had though and gave me ideas for improvement. I now feel incredibly prepared to get an ESL job!
- D.E., Kansas City, KS | July 2016
If you are looking to enrich the lives of others and yourself from a great teacher, this is it!
- A.K., Norristown, PA | October 2016
Overall I enjoyed the course and am excited to continue with my professional career.
- P.F., Atlanta, GA | July 2016
This was way better than any online course!
- O.A., San Francisco, CA | October 2016
For learning and gaining knowledge in the area of teaching ESL this course is very complete.
- W.J., Colorado Springs, CO | July 2016
I found that this course will uncover your potential, while minimizing your fear of going overseas and teaching.
- A.A., Chicago, IL | July 2016
The tidbits about Job Placement and interviews were helpful, and getting to teach our own practicum was useful.
- M.E., Anniston, AL | July 2016
Our instructor was awesome! Funny, fun, engaging and extremely knowledgeable. He was very warm and encouraging to all of the students.
- S.T., San Diego, CA | July 2016
The instructor was incredible! Very personable and knowledgeable!
- E.C., Denver, CO | July 2016
The practicum was the most useful for me. Learning by doing was an excellent process for absorbing the material.
- M.V., Waukegan, IL | July 2016
I believe this course has prepared me to teach abroad and has done well to familiarize me with what to expect.
- G.A., Columbia, SC | July 2016
The days of presentations were excellent. Our instructor knows how to teach ESL and gave everyone very good feedback. I liked spending time preparing for the instruction, and the other students in the class.
- M.E., San Mateo, CA | October 2016
Our instructor was very warm, professional, and patient. She brought a wealth of knowledge and years of experience to the class setting.
- S.G., Denver, CO | July 2016
This is the most effective class I have taken for ESL awareness.
- C.N., Chicago, IL | July 2016
I liked the insight on idioms and phrases. I also liked the teaching simulation and the student teaching.
- P.W., Kenosha, WI | July 2016
Hearing about our instructor's personal experiences and successes was great. His insight was invaluable. Hearing about cultural variations and learning how to prepare for them was fantastic. Doing our lesson plans in front of the class helped me a lot to assess my strengths and weaknesses.
- W.T., San Francisco, CA | October 2016
I liked that our instructor was a professional, and that he taught me how to teach.
- M.A., Blessing, TX | July 2016
Everything was hands-on. The instructor's activities made us see the language through the eyes of a new learner. We will use everything we learned in our new teaching jobs!
- T.C., Aurora, IL | July 2016
Excellent interactive approach blended well with lessons from the instructor, giving copious opportunities for students to engage and lead. Our instructor was super personable and real which I appreciated.
- S.C., St. Cloud, MN | July 2016
Our instructor was amazing! Great sense of energy and keeping us motivated. I really enjoyed her teaching style and my fellow classmates.
- A.P., Los Angeles, CA | October 2016
This course is really helpful, the content is great, and the instructor is well prepared and knowledgeable. Excellent experience.
- P.W., Beaumont, TX | July 2016
The experiences of our instructor added amazing insight to the course. He was always engaged, and I learned a lot!
- M.R., Gary, IN | July 2016
I thought the practicums were most useful. It was good practice for me to plan lessons and also good to watch other people and from their presentations.
- R.D., Minneapolis, MN | July 2016
I will be recommending this course to my family and friends! My son will be taking it next year!
- F.R., San Diego, CA | July 2016
The final lesson plan let us get a first practice into what it feels like to teach. Review of the individual sections and material goes a long way, even though some may be familiar. It was a very informative and much needed course!
- A.M., Dallas, TX | July 2016
What made the class great? The instructor, classmates, meeting in-person (opposed to strictly online courses), practising teaching our practicum, and the stories and experience shared by our instructor.
- P.L., Chicago, IL | July 2016
Our instructor was knowledgeable about the English language and was interesting to listen to. I feel like I learned a lot in this course.
- K.Q., Rush City, MN | July 2016
Our instructor did an excellent job in all areas! I am so glad he was our teacher. He made the class fun and interesting - a great role model!
- P.L., Encinitas, CA | July 2016
The final practicum was definitely the most useful. It was also very helpful planning mini-lessons or simple activities that we presented to the class throughout the course.
- R.L. Farmersville, TX | July 2016
It was great to actually participate and be hands-on while planning and preparing to teach.
- J.H., Hicksville, NY | July 2016
The final practicum truly solidified my confidence in teaching in front of an entire class. Above all, I learned that I can teach!
- D.K., Minneapolis, MN | July 2016
Our instructor is very good at what he does. Before class began, the teacher's ability was something I was a bit nervous about. I definitely enjoyed this experience.
- G.S., Richmond, CA | July 2016
This course was great for me as a beginner teacher. I learned lots of useful tips for the classroom.
- R.H., Miami, FL | July 2016
It was fantastic. I could not have asked for a better course instructor.
- A.C., Bellport, NY | July 2016
I was amazed by the amount of knowledge that our instructor had. He was very approachable and confident.
- L.G., Glencoe, MN | July 2016
Our instructor was always prepared with materials and answered questions with clear and concise phrases. He was easy to talk to, very entertaining, and was very prepared for the class. Would definitely recommend to my peers!
- T.L., Oakland, CA | July 2016
The personal experiences and the knowledge of the material provided by our instructor was incredible.
- L.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL | July 2016
I really enjoyed this class. Our instructor was phenomenal! He made the class content fun and pushed us out of our comfort zone! It was all very useful!
- P.K., Wading River, NY | July 2016
Our instructor was amazing. I can tell that he has the experience to teach and be understood.
- E.L., Newton, MA | July 2016
Wonderful! I've learned so much from this class. I can now go teach a group of students and have some confidence about how to approach it. Thank you for all your thoughtful advice!
- P.P., Auburn, CA | July 2016
The materials are very helpful, and the instructor has excellent knowledge which makes the class a good experience.
- B.B., Miami, FL | July 2016
I really liked that the most time was spent on preparing classes as that is essential to why we're taking this.
- R.K., Portland, OR | July 2016
I would highly recommend this course to others because it was very informative, helpful, and interesting. The instructor was very knowledgeable, and I really enjoyed his classes. The classes were also convenient to my location and schedule. I also met many friends in that class, and it was awesome to be able to work together on something we were all passionate about.
- E.I., Rome, GA | March 2016
Far exceeded my expectations. I had no previous experience and feel good about my ability now.
- S.M., Sacramento, CA | July 2016
Our instructor was amazing. We benefited from a great class size and she made each session fun and engaging.
- W.A., Redland, FL | July 2016
First off, I have to say that I am so glad I had the chance to speak with the instructor during her information session at VCU. Teaching abroad was an experience I wasn't sure if I was able to pursue, but at the same time I was eager and could see myself teaching and gaining experience in the education field. After gaining more insight from her, she has given me the motivation and encouragement that I needed. Her enthusiasm and energy did not stop after that workshop. Since the first day of class the instructor has integrated a wealth of information from her own personal experiences and education into the course curriculum. Incorporating what she has acquired from her years of teaching and master’s education greatly benefited the class. My peers and I were able to gain a great deal of practical knowledge from what to do in an abrupt travel emergency, to invaluable class room management and student communication techniques. Never once was there a dull moment in our classroom. Although we had quite a timorous and shy class, she was able to make it lively and facilitate class participation from everyone. In addition, she was always approachable (she is like a mom to all her students!) and encouraged questions and always provided clear and effective answers. The course procedure and assignments that were laid out fully supported the course objectives. Overall, it was an excellent course, and I would highly recommend enrolling!
- T.L., Richmond, VA | June 2016
The communicative method teaching techniques were the best. The ideas were very helpful, and I can see how they would benefit many students of various backgrounds and learning styles. I learned so many methods to teach listening, grammar, and other skills.
- R.Z., Charlotte, NC | May 2016
Our instructor was excellent, and was very approachable, knowledgeable and non-judgemental. I'm glad he was in my course!
- W.T., Sacramento, CA | July 2016
This is a wonderful course that wraps up the most useful information for native speakers and prepares them for teaching their mother tongue.
- M.N., Festus, MO | May 2016
My instructor was very knowledgeable about ESL teaching. The lessons were very engaging and helpful.
- L.S., Newport News, VA | July 2016
Our instructor's examples, stories, and advice was invaluable. The classroom environment was incredible.
- I.W., Cherokee Falls, SC | May 2016
If you have a genuine interest in learning to teach English, this a fun and educational course!
- W.F., Branford, CT | May 2016
Our instructor was extremely high quality. I have a master's degree in teaching and 15 years of experience teaching ESL and language arts. I still found this course very useful and her professionalism exemplary.
- I.Y., Watsonville, CA | July 2016
I really enjoyed learning everything that was presented during the course!
- P.L., Lansing, MI | June 2016
I absolutely love the way the instructor teaches and hope someday I also will be able to teach like that or even more excellently like that. Thanks Oxford Seminars!
- T.D., Westminster, MD | June 2016
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 utilize.
- F.G., Trumbull, CT | May 2016
Amazing class! I learned so much that I will carry throughout my life. I loved it, and cannot wait to start teaching abroad!
- T.F., Half Moon Bay, CA | June 2016
The instructor was excellent and the content is interesting and useful for more than just ESL.
- B.E., St. Johns, MI | June 2016
Our instructor was extremely well equipped to teach this class, and had a very friendly and personable demeanor. I had a phenomenal experience overall!
- L.C., Gastonia, NC | May 2016
The course was well organized. The hands-on learning is vital. There is no other way!
- U.L., Boulder, CO | May 2016
Our instructor was very well prepared. I learned a lot about teaching various components of ESL. The learning games were tremendous.
- R.L., Glendale, CA | June 2016
I learned a lot about strategies and examples of how to teach certain information and topics.
- P.D., Boston, MA | May 2016
Every question that I asked was answered precisely.
- P.W., Mooresville, NC | May 2016
Our instructor was excellent. She was very organized, brought lots of experience to the classroom, was always prepared and I like her class!
- T.A., Boulder, CO | May 2016
The practicum was a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with teaching. I also really loved that it was a small class size so we all had an opportunity to present more.
- P.V., Santa Clarita, CA | June 2016
The opportunity to be able to practice my teaching abilities and receive feedback and constructive criticism was very helpful!
- E.A., Rockport, MA | May 2016
The way the course was organized made it easier to move from topic to topic quickly, while still being able to grasp all of the content.
- G.D., Buxton, OR | June 2016
All of the instructor's stories of her experiences in the classroom really helped to give you an idea of what can happen.
- L.V., Misenheimer, NC | May 2016
Our instructor's feedback was very accurate and helpful!
- M.M., San Jose, CA | May 2016
Our instructor brought many years of ESL experience to the discussions in class.
- A.V., New Braunfels, TX | June 2016
The confidence I gained in being able to critically think about teaching ESL and forming my own style of teaching was extremely useful.
- R.L., Sweet Home, OR | June 2016
Our instructor was incredible. Such a well balanced teacher and person. I learned so much!
- L.F., Charlotte, NC | May 2016
Our instructor was a wealth of knowledge, amazingly organized daily lesson structures, which flow smoothly between contents. She continuously reinforces contacting her with questions outside class structure, in addition to reinforcing the course book materials and the subject. She had excessively strong objectives and is kind and encouraging to students, evenly, without favouritisms. She is a keeper for Oxford Seminars!
- A.H., Palmdale, CA | June 2016
I really learned a lot and I believe this course opens a lot of doors for its students.
- G.C., San Antonio, TX | June 2016
I found the evaluations and the 100-hour Course Handbook the most useful. The best aspect of the course was the open structure to ask the instructor and students questions.
- M.A., LaGrange, GA | June 2016
The course materials, the instructor's enthusiasm and first-hand knowledge, and sharing of class experiences was fantastic.
- J.W., Portland, OR | June 2016
I thought that the hands-on experience was phenomenal. It encouraged the students to think quickly and creatively.
- R.U., Mankato, MN | June 2016
Our instructor made the course fun and engaging. We learned a lot of applicable knowledge.
- L.A., Wichita Falls, TX | June 2016
Our instructor was an excellent teacher. Her experience and knowledge were very effective
with learning the information needed to successfully complete the online portion of the class.
- J.M., Lawson, CO | June 2016
I learned a lot through the collaborative atmosphere. Our instructor made class fun and interesting.
- M.S., Portland, OR | June 2016
I really learned a lot, and updated my previous knowledge. We learned about new trends in methodology, and new techniques. It is worth reviewing previous knowledge, as well. In my opinion, this course is really valuable for future teachers and for the ones who are already teaching!
- T.F., North Miami Beach, FL | June 2016
The teaching practicum was very useful for organization and how-to's of breaking down lesson plans.
- M.R., Abilene, TX | June 2016
This is an excellent course and I will recommend it to others. Thank you for providing the opportunity to be part of your seminar, and to teach us better ways to approach our students. I have learned a great deal and hope to continue to learn a lot more with the materials that I now own. Thanks again.
- P.V., Buffalo Valley, TN | June 2016
I found the high level of student participation through mini-presentations and the practicum to be very useful.
- N.F., Oakridge, OR | June 2016
I am really glad I decided to take this course. The in-person experience was invaluable.
- V.C., Gastonia, NC | June 2016
I really enjoyed our instructor - very approachable, skilled with great knowledge and practical advice.
- G.P., Durant, TX | June 2016
You learn many effective teaching methods, real life experiences, and you put what you learn to the test.
- R.A., Brooklyn, NY | June 2016
I would definitely recommend this course to a friend! I learned a lot about learning styles, teaching, teaching styles and how to keep students focused and that learning a language can be fun.
- S.M., Blaine, OR | June 2016
The instructor was always very clear, and was able to answer any questions we may have had.
- T.E., Concord, CA | June 2016
I thought the program was enlightening and exceptionally practical. It was more than reading a book. I felt many questions about typical classroom situations that will come my way had been presented.
- T.C., Miami, FL | April 2016
I have learned so much in such a short amount of time! There were some rules that I knew as a Native speaker but had no idea of the proper definition or reasoning behind it. Thanks Oxford Seminars!
- P.D., King City, MO | March 2016
It was a great course, I recommend it to everyone. Short and intensive, especially the online component. The in-class was a great asset for me to practice giving a presentation.
- R.M., Houston, TX | May 2016
I was a little nervous going into this course but now I feel confident that I have the skills to teach English abroad as a foreign language.
- P.W., San Diego, CA | May 2016
I loved this course! I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in teaching.
- I.A., Zanesville, OH | May 2016
What a fantastic instructor! She made overwhelming subjects digestible and made us comfortable with asking questions if we didn't understand something.
- M.K., Blue Mound, KS | March 2016
I enjoyed every aspect of my in class education. My instructor was very resourceful, knowledgeable and very helpful. He made the lessons fun and I have met and made friends with the other students in my course. I feel very prepared to teach ESL anywhere in the world. The skills learned in this course are not only resourceful for teaching ESL but are applicable to so many other areas of life. I would recommend this course not only to those hoping to get certification, but to anyone who is a trainer, public speaker, presenter or to any one who wishes to improve in these areas. I'm so happy that I took this course!
- L.N., Houston, TX | April 2016
I'm very happy I took the course and am recommending it to others.
- P.K., Santa Cruz, CA | May 2016
As a non-native speaker of English, I felt very comfortable with all the material taught in class, and my classmates were very friendly and welcoming.
- T.D., Scappoose, OR | February 2016
The instructor was absolutely amazing! Available, knowledgeable, funny, extremely organized and well prepared - the kind of teacher that I aspire to be.
- G.W., Richfield, NC | January 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed the in-class portion. The online component was also valuable in providing flexibility to completing the course.
- R.L., Houston, TX | April 2016
I liked how our instructor was very enthusiastic and approachable. She made learning fun and it was a great experience!
- A.Q., Poway, CA | April 2016
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 | February 2016
Our instructor was truly amazing. I feel blessed to have had her as a mentor; after her course I feel like I can actually do this. I am excited to share my progress in teaching with her, as I know she will always have wise words to guide me.
- A.L., Rock Hill, SC | January 2016
My instructor was excellent. He was a very effective teacher and was clearly enthusiastic about his role as an instructor, which was encouraging and motivating to see in action.
- P.F., Houston, TX | April 2016
The instructor was absolutely perfect, professional, friendly, always on time, and ready to provide information and positive comments.
- A.L., Manhattan, NY | February 2016
Our instructor was seriously one of the best teachers I have ever had. She is fantastic at keeping everyone engaged and she truly cares about our learning.
- T.D., San Diego, CA | April 2016
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 | February 2016
Our instructor was great - knowledgeable, interactive, attentive and energetic!
- C.P., Crockett, TX | January 2016
I found the instructor's approach and the classroom environment to be very encouraging. The lesson plans and presentations by fellow students were extremely useful.
- W.V., Manhattan, NY | February 2016
Our instructor was amazing, and truly talented at what she does. It was a great experience!
- W.F., Coldwater, MI | February 2016
The instructor was amazing. Not only is he fun but I learned a lot without realizing that I'm learning. He gives tons of feedback and corrects students without making them feel awkward.
- K.F., San Rafael, CA | February 2016
The instructor went above and beyond my expectations. She made sure we were well connected. I am excited about the skills she has provided!
- R.O., Bloomington, IN | February 2016
Our instructor was excellent all around and made the class interesting, fun, understandable, and useful.
- P.F., Salem, OR | February 2016
I truly felt that I learned how to effectively teach all styles of learners, in an engaging way.
- E.K., Eureka, MI | February 2016
Teachers were highly knowledgeable and effective. Students were seriously engaged, and classroom interactions were enriching.
- R.L., Leming, TX | January 2016
The in class experience combined with instructor experience added an unexpected level of instruction that went above and beyond.
- I.A., Martinsville, IN | February 2016
Anyone who is seriously considering teaching overseas would benefit from this course.
- T.K., Worthington, IN | February 2016
The interaction with others and the discussions about the nitty-gritty aspects of living in another culture were fabulous.
- J.V., Ellettsville, IN | February 2016
Our instructor was phenomenal, approachable, knowledgeable, and supportive. She was perfect!
- W.H., Bloomington, IN | February 2016
"Oxford Seminars has valuable connections and good job placement.
- D.F., Queens, NY
"This three week intensive course is ideal for busy schedules. It is very useful in helping one prepare for a real life teaching profession
- J.S., Norfolk, VA
"My father, mother, and sister have all devoted their careers to teaching in the public schools of North Carolina. But your instructor totally expanded all of my preconceptions of 'teaching' and 'learning.' Language acquisition is the process for learning that I will employ with future students. I am excited about the challenge
- B.M., Chapel Hill, NC
"My instructor has inspired me to want to live and teach abroad and has given me lots of knowledge so that I feel I have a great foundation of grammar, teaching skills and confidence.
- S. F., Irvine, CA
"The course was very informative and hands on. I couldn't imagine teaching without knowing this material.
- T.O., Queens, NY
"I enjoyed every part of the course. It's just outstanding. It provides an excellent source of information on TEFL. It's intensive, short and it is internationally recognized.
- J.R., Norfolk, VA
"I thoroughly enjoyed this course because it structures the teaching methods and provides examples to conduct a classroom environment. The instructor did a wonderful job at making the course engaging as well as informative.
- S.H., Chapel Hill, NC
"We had a lot of fun as a class getting to know each other and learning together. I definitely felt like she prepared us well for teaching English abroad, because she put us in situations where we had to create and think for ourselves.
- J. J., Irvine, CA
"I would recommend this course to others because it opens up tons of opportunities.
- K.G., Rochester, NY
"The instructor had great enthusiasm which gave me motivation to be a great teacher.
- B.F., Phoenix, AZ
"This course is far superior to the online-only option. People to people interaction is vital!"
- F.P., Kingsland, GA
"Her enthusiasm and concern for her students is magnetic. She made the course come alive!
- W. D., Irvine, CA
Our instructor was extremely well prepared and set a professional business tone from day one. She is THE student's teacher.
- I.W., Palmyra, NY
"I found every aspect of the course useful. It really has taught me what I need to know to become a more useful and perfect teacher."
- A.K., Black Canyon City, AZ
"Our instructor was excellent, inspiring, and overall amazing. Would love to take another class!"
- P.K., Lake City, FL
"I enjoyed the instructors' experiences in the field, the handbook, and time of the class. I work full-time so it was very convenient for me.
- L.V., Irvine, CA
Literally one of my favorite teachers ever.
- S.D., Sultan, WA
"I can't compliment our instructor enough. Completely professional, informative, energetic, and engaging. Perfect balance between lecturing and participation."
- M.H., Claypool, AZ
"Our instructor was an excellent and very honest resource. All of the textbooks were fantastic as well."
- T.F., Jacksonville, FL
"The course is very straightforward, clear, and convenient.
- D.D., Santa Barbara, CA
The course was an excellent experience. I learned a lot and I am excited to go apply my skills in the world.
- C.O., Arlington Heights, WA
"I really enjoyed the hands on teaching approach coupled with in depth discussion. The additional culture element and preparation guidance was also very beneficial
- A.J., New Brunswick, NJ
"Our instructor went above and beyond with every aspect and detail. She made a highly condensed course load feel very manageable."
- K.B., St. Augustine, FL
"This course was thorough, exciting, and challenging. This course really builds your confidence and gives you the tools for success.
- R.P., Santa Barbara, CA
"The instructor kept the class interesting and lively. There was no down time, she always had an activity for us.
- C. D., Covington, WA
"This course was taught by an experienced instructor with a lot of practical and useful advice. The course was excellent for hands on materials and it was really beneficial to hear stories from different participants about their experience with teaching, traveling abroad, and working abroad; this really enriched the course
- T.D., New Brunswick, NJ
"Our instructor was an excellent educator. She won me over at the Information Session. She was friendly and made this class fun. She was also reassuring for something that can feel quite scary."
- P.Z., Waldo, FL
"This is a great program for anyone who has plans to teach abroad.
- M.C., Fullerton, CA
"It was affordable, didn't require months, and the content is something a teacher can use themselves."
- T.P., Olympia, WA
"All around excellent instructor - patient, caring, intelligent, well-rounded and experienced. She believes in her students and truly making a difference through teaching English. Such a kind soul and she knows exactly what she's talking about.
- P. E., New Brunswick, NJ
With the help of very patient and informative course advisors, I was able to complete my course. Thank you to everyone at Oxford Seminars - the customer support was wonderful.
- Y.J., Boca Raton, FL
Thank you so much, I wouldn't have done it [teaching abroad] without you. Again thank you.
- S.G., Marina, CA
"My instructor was fantastic. She was extremely knowledgeable regarding the English language and grammar; she was also kind and very approachable. The course gives practical teaching skills and allows students to apply what they have learned. I would recommend this course to anyone.
- L.L., Norman, OK
"I truly loved this course. The instructor has so much to teach and offers students throughout this course for us to use in the future as teachers. I felt I have learned so much in such a short period of time."
- M.S., Grand Mound, WA
I thoroughly enjoyed the classroom experience. It was very beneficial to be exposed to the classroom teaching environment from the teacher's perspective while being a learner at the same time.
- J.B., Austin, TX
The course made me confident that I could lead a class. My interest in foreign languages has led me back to an L1 appreciation. Our class felt fortunate to have our instructor teach and show us what to do from many of her personal experiences. Her personality is very motivating to me even now.
- R.U., Miami, FL
"This course changed the way I view teaching in a positive aspect. Our instructor is an amazing teacher. She is helpful, understanding, clear and most of all, passionate about the subject matter
- J.B., Norman, OK
I really liked the way our instructor taught us like we were ESL students. It really helped show how to apply class concepts.
- W.H., Freeland, WA
I thought that meeting in person and having a live class to learn with was useful to my own learning as a new teacher.
- T.H., Paris, TX
I have enjoyed this entire experience with much knowledge gained. I am hoping to pursue additional certification courses through Oxford Seminars during the next school year. Thank you!
- E.S., Fort Lonesome, FL
Our instructor was extremely organized, collected, and efficient in her lessons. She was extremely approachable and accessible to her students, and maintained exemplary professional discipline.
- U.D., Plaster City, CA
"The outline of what we would be going over each day was very helpful and the instructor made the course very enjoyable."
- J.S., McLeary, WA
The practicum delivery was very helpful, as it was very different to deliver a class than to just think about what you would do. I also very much appreciated the instructor's experience - the dose of reality and what students were really capabable of was great.
- N.O., Carson City, NV
A friend took this about 8 years ago and raved about it. I knew then that I wanted to take the course. Finally, the opportunity presented itself. I am so grateful. The course materials are outstanding but the fact that we have access to a job advisor is impressive.
- E.S., Annapolis, MD
Our instructor gave me such a sense of confidence that my dream to teach is realistic!
- A.G, Santa Ysabel, CA
I loved the in-class instruction. Learning how to teach different topics of English and how to deal with difficult situations. This course covers critical information.
- A.M., Houston, TX
The instructor was extremely engaging and experienced; he is a strong role model and his creativity inspired the class.
- T.P., Atlanta, GA
sharing her experiences made it easier to understand
the subject matter.
- W.N., Orlando, FL
Our instructor's advice from 25 years of personal experience was great. He directed the course the way a TESOL class should be taught.
- M.R., Walnut Creek, CA
I loved the 'real world' approach and working on a real practicum.
- S.C., Brenham, TX
The pace of the course was wonderful, and the instructor did a great job of maintaining a comfortable environment.
- S.H., Detroit, MI
I sincerely appreciate our instructor's professional attitude and openness! Thank you!
- P.L., Kissimmee, FL
Our instructor was amazing. She knows the material, she is friendly and knowledgeable, and she has lots of relevant experience.
- T.P., Kansas City, KS
The practicum was extremely useful. I felt as though it allowed me to see what it would be like to actually plan and teach an ESL lesson.
- T.L., Wharton, TX
Having an instructor who went through the program herself and gave knowledge through her own experiences was probably the best insight and inspiration to engage and really want to teach English.
- M.W., Monroe, MI
After taking this course, I have a new found respect for teachers, and all of the behind-the-scenes work. Recommended!
- I.W., Minneapolis, MN
Excellent instructor! Made the lesson plans exciting, and I was happy about going to class!
- T.A., East Marion, NY
This course is a great way to understand teaching methodologies.
- K.H., Galveston, TX
This course gives you the much needed exposure to what teaching English abroad really is.
- R.D., Detroit, MI
The instructor was very helpful and taught me many tips and ways to teach that I would never have thought of.
- A.D., Atlanta, GA
I thought the instructor was very knowledgeable and experienced and it was very helpful in building confidence.
- L.K., Riverhead, NY
The pace of the course was wonderful, and the instructor did a great job of maintaining a comfortable environment.
- T.N., Houston, TX
Our instructor was a real asset. She is a very good teacher, experienced and great rapport with students.
- T.C., Novato, CA
The instructor provided great tips on how to teach different levels, and how to respond to students.
- L.R., Athens, GA
This is a great program for people who want to teach English as a second language.
- R.V., Westport, OR
Our instructor didn't just teach what we should do - she taught by example.
- A.C., Houston, TX
I have no experience teaching at any level. This course gave me a great opportunity to practice and learn useful techniques. Recommended!
- K.L., Oakland, CA
"Best educational experience I have ever had. Our instructor made a 9-6 class go by very quickly. Her teaching style made it seem like the class never fully got started because it was so engaging and never a boring lecture class.
- I. W., Portland, OR
The textbooks provided were very beneficial, the instructor was tactful, and thorough in every area of our study.
- R.L., League City, TX
Our instructor was well informed and made the classes interesting and worthwhile.
- K.R., Augusta, GA
"The Instructor was a great encourager throughout the course. She was always open to answering all our questions about the material and she was a really useful resource.
- L. K., Salt Lake City, UT
"The course books had many great ideas and are really good reference books. My instructor was incredibly helpful and gave me a lot of confidence and made sure we knew what to expect.
- A.H., Las Vegas, NV
Great course materials and structure. Our instructor was one of the best I've ever had.
- R.K., Montgomery, GA
"The fact that our instructor taught us skills through trial and error allowed the concepts to really stick with me. The course eased many of my ESL concerns. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in this course."
- R.S., Greensboro, NC
"Having this quality of instructor really helped make the class easy to follow and fun. This has been one of the greatest opportunities that has ever been presented to me, so I would definitely recommend this course to others
- G.D., Salt Lake City, UT
"My teacher was full of great advice and his teaching method was not only effective in showing us the target language but also in displaying how experience is gained and how energy and motivation are key.
- R.K., Las Vegas, NV
The instructor was perfectly prepared and organized.
- I.A., Athens, GA
"Our instructor was truly great. He managed to make every class fun, relaxed, and informative. His laid back style fostered a learning environment that encouraged student participation."
- L.P., Danville, VA
"I really enjoyed being active in class and learning from a teacher who has a huge amount of experience abroad and great knowledge in teaching
- D.E., Salt Lake City, UT
"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
"The instructor was very helpful and made me feel comfortable with my ability to teach English."
- R.F., Springfield, MA
The practicum was very empowering. By the end of this course, I felt much more confident in my teaching abilities than I did at the beginning.
- P.D., Battle Creek, MI
The course materials have a lot of great resources, information, lesson ideas, and techniques. I like the schedule of the classes - made it easy to attend as a working person.
- T.A., Evanston, WY
"The Oxford Seminars In-Class component was the best experience I've had with ESL certification."
- M.M., San Marcos, TX
"I have never been a big fan of classrooms, but overall I feel like I improved as a teacher
and an English speaker with this course."
- R.S., Silver Creek, NY
I consider myself fortunate to have had the instructor that I did. Her personal experience as an ESL teacher, her talent as a people leader and her dedication to the profession made her an exemplary role model and standard bearer.
- R.U., Grand Rapids, MI
"I have always wanted to travel the world and I also enjoy helping others. When I came across Oxford Seminars, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! During the 100 hours, I have learned so much!
Although I am a college graduate, my grammar skills were lacking but now I feel more comfortable with grammar
- O.F., Denville, NJ
"Our instructor was experienced
and used her expertise to keep the class engaged and learning throughout the entire lengthy curriculum."
- P.H., Breckinridge, TX
The amount of hands-on experience we got with all aspects of teaching being used during our own learning process was great.
- B.V. Appleton, WI
I went into this course thinking I knew what it took to be a teacher, but now I see all the different facets of teaching and now finally know what it takes to be a engaging and effective teacher.
- F.A., Pinckney, MI
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
Our instructor was really great. He was a great model and example for how to keep the class engaged!
- L.I., Reisterstown, MD
The instructor did an excellent job using teaching methods and examples useful in ESL teaching itself to teach ESL vocabulary, skills, methodology, etc. Very well done!
- D.E., Watertown, WI
"Everyday of the in class component was engaging and educational. I enjoyed the activities put together by our teacher and the material was presented very effectively."
- G.H., Chelsea, MI
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
I enjoyed the wealth of knowledge across the multifaceted subject of teaching English abroad.
- W.E., Sykesville, MD
My gratitude to our instructor for her patience, guidance, and for sharing her teaching methodology. Many thanks for the lesson planning!
- C.N., Celebration, FL
I admittedly was a bit sceptical at first. However, the class was a great introduction and overview of the profession and skills needed to succeed. It very much put my mind at ease about everything from preparation to grammar skills needed to teach abroad.
- C.P., Madison, WI
Great and knowledgeable instructor! I like his teaching style, and the way he ran the course. I also appreciate that he shared his experiences with us.
- T.O., Macon, GA
This was an incredible experience, and provided great opportunities for teaching English abroad!
- T.W., Pittsfield, MA
Our instructor made the course not only fun, but fostered a 'safe' and comfortable environment to express ourselves.
- P.M., Fort Collins, CO
The opportunity to create my own lesson and receive feedback from the class and instructor was extremely valuable.
- S.C., Sauk City, WI
Our instructor was great and genuinely cared about his student's success, provided a lot of anecdotes and lessons from his own experiences.
- A.S., Birmingham, AL
The instructor was always kind and shared her own experiences. I appreciated that part very much, and I've learned so many things from my classmates, too!
- A.T., Queensbury, NY
The instructor was incredible. The class was full of information, and she really knows her stuff. She is simply fantastic!
- O.F., Bellingham, WA
We were lucky enough to be taught by someone with a huge amount of experience as an ESL instructor. That was most useful.
- O.S., Evansville, WI
"Our Instructor was clearly very knowledgeable about teaching ESL. He had some very useful information and anecdotes. He seemed very personable and willing to help.
- C. F., League City, TX
Our instructor was excellent. Friendly but focused, detailed but not boring, and really just a fabulous model of what an ESL teacher should be. I can only hope I can teach half as well as she did.
- G.C., Saugerties, NY
What a fantastic instructor! She provided engaging ways to learn and comprehend teaching ESL students. Not only is she high-spirited and energetic, but she comes with an abundance of knowledge.
- L.R., Everett, WA
"Great Instructor! He made us feel confident enough to go out and start teaching. Very helpful and informative. Really liked the honesty and real stories he shared!
- L. G., College Station, TX
"Our Instructor contains a wealth of knowledge and experience that reflects great credit upon Oxford Seminars.
- R. L., Spring, TX
"I have recommended the course to my friends, but I have also recommended it to my four teenage children. To prepare for an exciting journey of teaching English overseas, the first step is to sign up for the Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL course! It is the best and only choice."
- Z.K., Clifton, NJ
"Our Instructor knows so much about teaching ESL, and I loved that she showed us a video so we could see and understand a real-live ESL learning group. I felt very comfortable learning in her class.
- R. T., Mountville, PA
"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
"It made me realize what students feel like and also gave me a lot of ideas and techniques to utilize.
- Y.L., Montgomery, TX
"Your service made all the difference in finding a suitable placement for me. I received three offers from universities in China by way of your extending my candidacy to your contacts. I felt the resume and cover letter tool was outstanding. Your guidance throughout the process made a world of difference. It is a big step to take, accepting a position abroad. For me, there is great value in the reassurance and confidence I gained, in knowing that Oxford has an ongoing working relationship with the recruitment agents I was put in contact with. I am excited about experiencing China. This opportunity is the perfect next step in my career development."
- D.M., Syracuse, NY
"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 classroom experience was awesome. This is actually why I chose Oxford Seminars!
- B. M., Perkasie, PA
"There was a lot of info to cover but the course was still thorough, and the instructor was clearly knowledgeable and comfortable explaining ESL."
- B.L., Boca Raton, FL
"The meeting of and learning experience with like minded individuals and the encouragement we gave one another.
- M. S., Friendswood, TX
"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 communicative method is great, it's the first time I was exposed to it. We really learned it and went over so much about teaching and have much more confidence
- M. V., Wilmington, DE
Many strategies the instructor provided us with to deal with difficult situations in and outside the classroom were great!
- P.C., Florida City, FL
"The experiences that our instructor brought to the class were fantastic and the complete coverage of all different aspects we need to consider when teaching in another culture."
- A.U., Daly City, CA
"All of the course content was very useful but the teaching practice in particular was great.
- P. G., Katy, TX
"The Instructor's personal experiences and knowledge were used to give more relevance to what we learned.
- A. P., Waldoboro, ME
"Our Instructor is very engaging, knowledgeable and approachable!
- E. E., Orlando, FL
"I really appreciate the teaching materials provided. These will be life-long references.
- A. L., Atlanta, GA
"Frankly, the Instructor had a great library of reference material above the textbooks. This additional material will be most useful to me in the future.
- L. S., Sugar Land, TX
"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
"I'm so happy that I chose Oxford Seminars for my certification. I tell everyone that if they are interested in teaching abroad, Oxford Seminars is the way to go. Thank you so much for all of your help! I am very satisfied with your course and I am so glad that I decided to take this risk. I can't imagine what else I would be doing right now. I am one very satisfied customer! Thanks a million!"
- B. F., Iowa City, IA
"I would like to extend my appreciation for all of the resume, cover letter, and job search assistance that your department provided me. It was most helpful and enlightening. As a result of my certification with Oxford Seminars and your help, I have two ESL students within my own teaching practice. I have been operating my own tutoring service for two and a half years and currently have six students plus my ESL students. The teaching strategies and the excellent instruction that I received have been translated into my teaching practice. For that, I thank Oxford Seminars."
- M.G., Port Dover, Canada
"Not too fast, not too slow and a great experience to learn from!
- K. S., Shoreline, WA
"Our Instructor was a very good teacher. He was refreshingly honest, kept everyone's interest, and had good presentation style and life experiences.
- A. G., Richmond, TX
"I have recommended Oxford to many people who are interested in getting certified for ESL because the training is great and the job search assistance is phenomenal.
- R.T., Pacifica, CA
"The instructor had a lot information to share and was easy going and approachable. This course was helpful, fun, and I feel one hundred times more prepared to live and teach abroad.
- L. S., Portland, OR
"The teacher was incredibly competent and made us a part of the learning process.
- A. C., Seattle, WA
"It was extremely well organized and paced to get the greatest amount of content related to every aspect. Books were very good, and the Instructor was thorough - excellent delivery with dry humor. He inspired confidence immediately.
- D. G., Bedford, TX
"I enjoyed everything about this course! The instructor was very knowledgeable, helpful and approachable and taught us plenty of essential information. Because of her, I am even more excited about teaching ESL.
- K.M., San Francisco, CA
"My instructor had a lot of knowledge and experience to draw from, which was wonderful. She was very personable and interesting.
- T.J., Portland, OR
"The instructor was amazing! If the teacher is on fire, the students are on fire...and I am on fire! She is truly a great mentor.
- D. W., Seattle, WA
"Thanks to Oxford Seminars for everything. This process has been quite detailed, and I can remember now why Oxford is so good with placing people. Oxford Seminars has been an incredible help to me.
- A.R., Philadelphia, PA
"The Instructor was able to learn from personal experience and the course does a great job of preparing students for teaching ESL!
- S. D., Grapevine, TX
"Outstanding instructor - she was highly experienced, well prepared, extremely approachable, A+! I could not imagine having a better instructor.
- C.S., San Francisco, CA
"Our instructor was a fantastic teacher with not only a lot of knowledge pertaining to teaching but also much worldly knowledge!"
- P.G., Vancouver, OR
"The instructor was very engaging - He's one of the best teachers I've ever had! He really challenged us and gave us ample opportunities for us to ask questions and come up with creative solutions. He really knows what he is talking about
- G.B., Philadelphia, PA
"We had an awesome teacher for this course. His prior knowledge and experience were fascinating to learn about. He also taught us how to teach different methods by using them practically on us. He was very personable and friendly!
- K. D., Frisco, TX
"I had a great time in this class. The instructor was able to teach without us realizing.
- N. J., Seattle, WA
"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
"The instructor was accessible and generous with her time and careful and comprehensive in her preparation of different aspects of teaching ESL. She had such a great sense of humor and high intelligence. I hope to model my teaching style after hers.
- R.K., Philadelphia, PA
"Having the Instructor implement and make us do daily presentations in front of the class was very helpful and put me in 'teacher mode'
- O. K., Burleson, TX
"I found everything useful in this course, but especially the way in which our instructor presented the material honestly and with a strong enthusiasm. He also presented in a down to earth, real life manner, which I appreciated and felt encouraged by.
- L.D., Seattle, WA
"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
"The instructor was wonderful. She did a great job of teaching us practical methods, giving us interaction time to practice, and making it fun. She is a very competent and engaging teacher
- A.S., Lansdale, PA
"Our Instructor kept the class fun and engaging! I enjoyed his method of teaching. He also did well administering enough breaks throughout the class time.
- P. R., Grand Prairie, TX
"Our instructor was not only extremely knowledgeable, she was inspirational, funny, patient, and thoughtful. I feel very lucky I had her as my ESL mentor."
- A.D., Miramar, FL
"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
"Very experienced professor. I liked that she had many previous teaching experiences overseas. Very friendly.
- C. J., Horsham, PA
"I especially enjoyed the clarity of instruction, group dynamic, group activity, and knowledge of the teacher.
- F.M., Los Angeles, CA
"I found the practicum helpful, especially feedback from my peers and Instructor. I also found the teacher's anecdotes about living and working overseas beneficial.
- D. L., Desoto, TX
"I learned more in three weekends than in my first year in college!
- T. J., Manhattan, NY
"Our instructor was not only extremely knowledgeable, she was inspirational, funny, patient, and thoughtful. I feel very lucky I had her as my ESL mentor."
- L. R., Miami, FL
"She was an excellent instructor. She made the course fun
- C.M., Grand Terrace, CA
"Our Instructor was a good model of a knowledgeable, confident, flexible teacher. He used humor in appropriate ways and kept the class moving through many concepts.
- R. M., Colleyville, TX
"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
- T.R., New York City, NY
"The instructor was great. She made learning practical as well as easy to follow. It helped that she shared her experiences openly with us."
- A.S., Medina, OH
"The teacher was very approachable and friendly with a lot of useful information. Thanks so much for everything!!
- C.J., Los Angeles, CA
"The Instructor is very knowledgeable and handled the topics in a very excellent manner.
- N. M., McKinney, TX
"The various teaching methods were very useful for laying the groundwork for creating lessons and the overall philosophy of ESL teaching
- S.D., Detroit, MI
"I like the price of this program, and I like the instructor's teaching style. She is very friendly, and it was very helpful for my career. I love this class!"
- M.F., Grafton, OH
"Very welcoming and knowledgeable! I loved being in this class and really feel prepared to teach abroad.
- G.D., Los Angeles, CA
"Thanks so much to Oxford Seminars! I am definitely recommending this course to anybody who will listen to me!
- E.D., Dallas , TX
"The instructor did a great job and I especially enjoyed her hands-on teaching style. She was a great instructor who had a lot of knowledge about teaching abroad.
- K.B., Chicago, IL
"The instructor was by far the best teacher I've ever had. She was very positive and upbeat. She made sure to include all teaching styles and used a hands-on approach.
- D.G., Cleveland, OH
"I liked the teacher's personal anecdotes of teaching experiences
- K.Z., Long Beach, CA
"This course is very worthwhile for one's growth, and an opportunity for travel and character building.
- L. K., Dallas, TX
"In addition to semantics of language teaching, I found behavioral concerns of handling class situations very helpful.
- D.C., Chicago, IL
"The instructor's experience, insight, motivational teaching and patience were inspirational. The materials used in the course were helpful guiding techniques for teaching ESL.
- K. A., Cleveland, OH
"The instructor continually stopped to invite any questions we had. He emphasized that no one should leave the course unsatisfied. I was very impressed.
- B.S., Boston, MA
"What meant the most to me was hearing the teaching principles being taught and then see them put into practice right after you hear it.
- J. P., Austin, TX
"The teacher's personality was very helpful to us as students, as she made the course easy to follow and understand
- M.H., Mount Pleasant, IL
"Our instructor was well prepared, had a wonderful grasp of teaching ESL, and good interpersonal skills with the students. Our class had 8 students, a good size for interaction. Because there was so much content in the material, we couldn't linger long on each; however, our instructor encouraged us to contact her if we needed more help. She chose portions of the books to focus on, giving the main ideas for that material. She was encouraging, well-organized, and yet kept good discipline. We loved it!"
- J.S., Winter Park, FL
"The in-class component of the certification was highly practical and applicable to in-class situations I've since experienced abroad. The small class setting of the 60 hour component gave each teacher ample individual attention and opportunity to make mistakes. Also, we covered the entire teacher's manual, which has been a strong foundation for my lesson planning and classroom management. By the end of the 3 week process, I felt prepared and confident that I could teach effectively in a class of rowdy 2nd graders."
- T. P., Norfolk, VA
"The course work and tempo of the materials are practical and fun. You will be required to work with two books. They are "How to Teach English" and TESOL/TEFL Certification Course Training Manual." You will be encouraged and guided to create interesting lesson plans. Oxford Seminars teaches the fundamentals on creating such lessons. My son and I took the course and were blown away at the sincerity of our instructor. He teaches TEFL at a major university. He taught us on creating the framework of lesson plans. He also gave our class advice on how we should interact with our future students. This would include insights on cross cultural aspect of teaching overseas. Another key factor of Oxford Seminars is their fantastic Job Placement Service. I was concerned about age related job discrimination. The kind people in this department offered me a list of schools that offer possibilities. They will direct you on where to find the most reliable English language schools. I offer my highest recommendation to Oxford Seminars."
- W.M., Dallas, TX
"A very down to earth and intense training course that is a lot of fun and educational. This course will definitely prepare you for the basics in teaching English as a second language."
- R. A., North York, Canada
"We took out TESL course with Oxford Seminars and we are really glad we did. The class was very informative and gave us a lot of resources that we could use overseas. Our teacher taught overseas as well and could give us examples of her experiences, which made the class even better."
- K. S., Edmonton, Canada
"I feel great about my placement. I am teaching in Northern Thailand...and am really enjoying it. Teaching the secondary students requires a lot of energy but I continue to gain more and more insight into teaching from this experience. I feel like Oxford Seminars did a great job preparing me for this and I continue to refer back to the books and notes that I have from the class. My instructor did such an excellent job preparing us and helping me gain the confidence I needed to walk into class my very first day. I have thought about the Oxford course a lot since I've been here and am so happy I signed up for it."
- K.T., Seattle, WA
"As a professor of history with over twenty five years teaching experience, I can attest unequivocally that Jeremy (my Oxford Seminars instructor) is a top-tier professional educator. Right from the beginning of the course, he exhibited the qualities I associate with the consummate instructor. First, it was evident that Jeremy had a clear sense of structure for the course. Everyone knew where we were going, what we were going to do, and how we were going to get there. I appreciate knowing up front the layout of the course. Second, he provided engaging warm-up activities that created class camaraderie, a vital aspect of the course given the daunting 9 hours/day schedule. Third, and most important in my view, was Jeremy's ability to "mix it up" providing a nice balance of instruction, activities, and teaching practice. The nine hours a day didn't even feel like one hour because he creatively juggled the various learning objectives of the course to maintain interest and momentum. Overall, I can't say enough good things about the methodology of this instructor. He practiced what he preached to us about how to be a successful ESL instructor. The story doesn't end there, however. It's one thing to be a conscientious, well-prepared instructor, but his personal characteristics further enhanced the course. His quick wit, his spot on voice and dialect imitations, and his theatrical flair made for intangibles that separate the good teacher from the truly outstanding ones, of whom I count Jeremy among the latter. In short, I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone interested in taking the Oxford Seminars course."
- S.N., Willmar, MN
"Oxford Seminars prepared me practically and mentally for the challenges of going overseas. The teaching practicum component of the course was a good experience and I gained much insight from my instructor who had taught in Japan. If you are looking for change, a challenge, and a great experience, then take the chance to travel and teach abroad. I have experienced so much in a short time and I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that await me."
- G.C., Toronto, Canada
"Prior to taking the course I spent one year teaching oral English communication in Beijing. The students were mid-career analysts with a major Chinese company. Prior to that experience, I had very limited teaching experience of any kind, primarily teaching work-related courses during my thirty-plus years of public service employment. After the one year experience in China, I had made every teaching error, although the students succeeded in passing the end of the course test. My objective in taking the Oxford Seminars course was to gain insight which would assist in future overseas teaching assignments. After completing the in-class course... this objective has been met. The emphasis in the class was on lesson planning and the need to integrate each lesson within a larger set of classes. I appreciate that the emphasis in the practicum and the primary text was on teaching grammar. The practicum also allowed me to plan a class and practice techniques which addressed several of my perceived deficiencies after the Beijing experience. I feel that I am better prepared for future assignments because of the course. The Oxford training appears to be part of the evolution towards becoming a quality teacher."
- K.A., Saskatoon, Canada
"My teacher was phenomenal. Her lesson plans were direct and coherent. Her experience was evident from the moment she introduced herself. It was relaxed, but when she gave a critique, it was sharp and to the point. I was very impressed. I was in school full-time and needed the schedule they offered. They also guaranteed job placement assistance afterward and provided many great resources for finding positions as well as valuable warnings about what to look out for. With my Oxford Seminars certificate I secured a job teaching at a major state university in New York. I thought Oxford was great! I have recommended this program to about a dozen other students since I have taken the course."
- S.T., Syracuse, NY
"I found the Oxford course to be very helpful. I already had teaching experience, but no ESL experience, so I learned quite a bit about teaching ESL. Despite my prior teaching experience, Oxford made it clear from the time that I signed up that this course was oriented towards teaching overseas. I viewed taking this course as a relatively low-cost program that provided me with the necessary background and knowledge about teaching ESL that I could add to my prior teaching knowledge."
- M.C., Toronto, Canada
"This course truly inspired me to become an ESL teacher
- S.E., Stony Book, NY
"The instructor was highly experienced, approachable, very helpful and top notch.
- P.E., Boston, MA
"I absolutely adored our instructor. She was an amazing teacher! I wish she was one of my professors at university
- B.P., Winston-Salem, NC
"The teacher was positive, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable.
- A.C., Chicago, IL
"My instructor is a very patient, understanding and caring teacher. She was willing to answer all and any questions and allowed for student input on all subjects. I would love to take another course with her as a my teacher
- A.G., Syracuse, NY
"Our instructor required that we give instruction, participate and present lessons throughout the course which encouraged us to build teaching skills and allowed everyone an opportunity to be involved.
- G. R., Cincinnati, OH
"Wonderfully dynamic teacher, excellent information, feedback and interaction, and a good group of people! I learned a lot from this course.
- D.W., Boston, MA
"All of it was outstanding. I have been a language teacher for many years and I was very impressed with the methodology and skills of the instructor.
- T. G., Berkeley, CA
"The teacher made it look easy!
- H.B., Oak Lawn, IL
"I thought that our instructor, as a resource, was incredibly useful. Since she has a fair amount of experience, she was able to very clearly answer questions about everything from skills and terminology to questions about culture, or other situational problems.
- L. I., Cincinnati, OH
"My instructor was very upbeat and passionate. She was knowledgeable and open-minded. She was a perfect example of what makes a good teacher - a great inspiration!
- L.G., Tucson, AZ
"The Oxford Seminars course was recommended to me by my university professor. The course was well organized and enthusiastically and professionally instructed. The course materials, especially the manual, are very useful references. I also enjoyed how small the class size was
- N.L., Winston-Salem, NC
"The course was so well planned and executed and the instructor had a lot of wonderful information
- R.D., Stony Brook, NY
"This course was fun and interesting as well as challenging. Throughout the presentations I gathered a number of techniques that I will use in my future classrooms
- M.T., Reno, NV
"This course was very practical and helpful.
- N.H., Tucson, AZ
"The in-class instruction was amazingly helpful and the teacher was phenomenal
- S.P., Kansas City, MO
"The mini-lessons were an excellent way to gain first-hand experience and feedback from fellow students with many different levels of experience
- E.G., East Lansing, MI
"The interactive approach to the course helps a great deal in the learning process
- J.M., Reno, NV
"I especially enjoyed the practicum where we formulated a lesson plan, put it into action with an actual class, and received feedback to make improvements."
- D.W., Phoenix, AZ
"I chose this course because it is very practical, has knowledgeable instructors, and job placement assistance
- D.T., Kansas City, MO
"The instructor was phenomenal. She was dedicated to giving us the tools to become exceptional teachers. The course had great value for the intensive, useful, and dedicated instruction. This course was worth every penny and I will be recommending it to others
- K.G., East Lansing, MI
"I really enjoyed the small class sizes, the interaction with teachers and other students, and the discussion of real world application
- M.G., Amherst, MA
"Getting feedback from the instructor and other students was a huge help. Watching others present also helped give me ideas about the way I might teach in the future
- R.O., College Park, MD
"This is a very useful course. I learned so much and feel like I will be a much better teacher as a result.
- L.B., Baton Rouge, LA
"I found the whole course useful. But the best was hearing about the experiences of our teacher so we can have an idea of what to expect.
- A.N., Louisville, KY
"I had a really great experience. I'm glad I took the course
- C.S., Des Moines, IA
"This course was a very pleasant and worthwhile experience all around. I especially enjoyed learning about culture shock and finding a job
- A.V., College Park, MD
"This course took ESL beyond theory and let me practice my new skills. The feedback from the teacher was always precise, insightful, and encouraging. I would recommend this course because the instructor was fantastic and had a vast experience and knowledge base
- J.L., Baton Rouge, LA
"This course gives you a lot of resources and confidence to succeed. The lesson planning ideas and grammar instruction were very helpful.
- K.G., Louisville, KY
"I feel that I learned in this course what my education was missing to date.
- H.R., Des Moines, IA
"My instructor was so energetic and knowledgeable! She was full of advice and her teaching skills were so supportive. A wonderful course indeed
- L.B., Indianapolis, IN
"I have been to many seminars and classes and this has been by far the most organized, informative, and well executed program I have attended. I feel very confident and ready to teach English abroad thanks to my instructor and Oxford Seminars. I will definitely refer all my friends and classmates to Oxford Seminars for their TESOL/TESL/TEFL classes
- T.C., Milwaukee, WI
"The course was very interactive and taught us a lot about being a facilitator, not a lecturer. The books used were great and included lots of helpful information
- A.D., San Antonio, TX
"The instructor was amazing and engaged with the students. All aspects of the course were covered exceptionally well.
- K.B., Nashville, TN
"The books have a wealth of information that will be helpful beyond completion of the course
- D.F., Greenville, SC
"The instructor has been incredibly helpful, energetic, motivating and truly a pleasure to work with
- M.J., Milwaukee, WI
"I enjoyed everything about this course! The instructor was very knowledgeable, helpful and approachable and taught us plenty of essential information. Because of her, I am even more excited about teaching ESL
- S.B., San Antonio, TX
"She must be the best teacher in the history of teaching
- A. H., Nashville, TN
"This course was truly excellent! The training manual was extremely detailed, the study and review of course content was great, and the instructor was very sweet, professional, clear and direct.
- A.V., Columbia, SC
"The instructor was amazing. She made us feel welcome and excited to be in class. She was super positive and was always encouraging. The textbooks were very useful and I will take them as references when I go abroad. This course was very beneficial and I really enjoyed it
- C.D., Milwaukee, WI
"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
"She really went above and beyond and demonstrated what a great classroom should be like. She truly practiced what she preached.
- R. H., Brownsville, TN
"I would recommend this course to others because of its international recognition and practical application training.
- M.M., Columbia, SC
"The instructor was very knowledgeable about the subject matter and experience of teaching. He was very approachable, fair, and balanced - a joy to learn from.
- A.L., Pittsburgh, PA
"The best investment I have ever made
- W.M., Providence, RI
"She was very knowledgeable and friendly. She was the best teacher that I could have hoped for
- K. P., Nashville, TN
"The course schedule is reasonable, the materials are very helpful, and the small class size makes for good one-on-one contact.
- J.J., Eugene, OR
"Our instructor was personable, professional, and knowledgeable. She was passionate about teaching, her knowledge was infectious, and her experience was invaluable.
- H.B., Pittsburgh, PA
"This course was truly excellent! The training manual was extremely detailed, the study and review of course content was great, and the instructor was very sweet, professional, clear and direct
- A.V., Columbus, OH
"The course was fun and very educational.
- S.H., Memphis, TN
"The texts were great! The instructor was invaluable. My fellow classmates were also excellent resources
- A.S., Charlotte, NC
"The resources are excellent; lots of practice opportunities, teacher demonstration, and positive teacher feedback.
- M.D, St. Louis, MO
"I was very excited about the idea of teaching abroad before I took the course, but even more so after taking this course.
- T.S., Columbus, OH
"Very engaging, bringing her experience and vast knowledge of English and linguistics to life
- R. O., Hopkins, MN
"I wouldn't change a thing about the course. It was condensed and to the point
- N.P., Charlotte, NC
"I really enjoyed the knowledge in the textbooks and the real world experience of our teacher.
- G.J., St. Louis, MO
"With the job market as low as it is right now, this is a great back-up plan. I learned a lot from my instructor. He cares about the meaning of a teacher and is strong with his approach. He possessed a strong knowledge of various ESL skills and cultural knowledge of many different countries.
- M.B., Cincinnati, OH
"We had an amazing instructor that had an answer to all of our questions. She was extremely patient.
- R. D., Minneapolis, MN
"Oxford Seminars has a reputable certification program with job search support, which is extremely valuable
- T.G., Ann Arbor, MI
"The practicum was very helpful, as well as the manual was an excellent resource because it covers a variety of topics you will need in order to teach ESL.
- A.M., Baltimore, MD
"Our instructors wealth of experience was really beneficial. She brought valuable information to the class as well as great insights in teaching English.
- C.R., Cincinnati, OH
"The instructor was great. She made the long days enjoyable and had lots of experience to share with us
- M. S., Minneapolis, MN
"Our teacher was very insightful and gave many recommendations to help us. I would definitely recommend this course to others.
- R.D., Ann Arbor, MI
"Our instructor was excellent. She had a great understanding of ESL and was really able to convey the material.
- T. P., Carney, MD
"The quality of the material and instructor is excellent.
- A.K., New Orleans, LA
"The instructor was excellent; she allowed us lots of opportunities to teach others and provided lots of helpful feedback from her experience.
- R. J., Edina, MN
"We covered many practical skill areas, especially lesson planning, which was very useful. I chose this course over online classes because of the practicum and interaction
- T.Y., Lexington, KY
"The instructor was awesome! Very friendly and approachable. She really knows her stuff and has a great range and depth of experience.
- K. V., Baltimore, MD
"The instructor's enthusiasm and knowledge made learning engaging and fun. I would recommend this course because it was very informative and comprehensive
- B.M., New Orleans, LA
"Our teacher was an excellent instructor who has a very personable and had a very honest teaching style. She tells it like it is.
- T.P., Iowa City, IA
"I found my instructor to be extremely insightful. His personality is perfectly suited for this course.
- E.G., Houston, TX
"Our instructor was fantastic, honest, and helpful and had great stories to share.
- A.J., Buffalo, NY
"I found the individual lesson presentations to be the most useful aspect of the course; it challenged my ability to teach and reaffirmed my belief that patience and approachability will stand one in good stead.
- O. Diaz, Folsom, LA
"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
"I found the practical experience we gained was most useful. We had plenty of opportunities to practice what we learned. I will never forget the wisdom taught to us in class
- D.G., Austin, TX
"Our instructor was very approachable, passionate, and helpful. She made me enthusiastic and challenged us to be good teachers.
- J.S., Buffalo, NY
"The teacher was fantastic. She had so many life experiences to share and was very insightful.
- N.K., Bloomington, IN
"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
"The instructor was very competent, resourceful and aware of the students' interests. He provided great examples from his own experiences and encouraged the same from others.
- A.L., Austin, TX
"All areas of the course brought out new ideas and different things I hadn't thought of before taking the course.
- M.G., Buffalo, NY
"It is a recognized certificate and the course was enjoyable and informative.
- A.C., Bloomington, IN
"I learned a lot from this course, including important techniques, concepts and approaches to ESL teaching.
- V.L., Evanston, IL
"The instruction of the course was very informative and well organized. I now feel like I have the skills necessary to be a successful ESL teacher.
- R.O., Austin, TX
"An amazing instructor! He was knowledgeable, helpful, interesting, and funny. He really made the 9 - 6 class not only bearable, but fun.
- N.W., Brooklyn, NY
"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
"This is probably the classiest course and company I've ever dealt with. Absolutely professional, personable, and incredibly prompt responses. They helped encourage me throughout the entire process. Not once did I feel frustrated when dealing with Oxford Seminars. I hope I get the pleasure to deal with people and companies of this caliber for the rest of my career.
- J.M., Marietta, GA
"The instruction was great as well as the books we received. An overall great learning experience
- M.C., Austin, TX
"The instructor was great! Her stories were invaluable.
- E.B., Tampa Bay, FL
"This course was very hands on and time appropriate.
- M.C., Washington, DC
"My instructor was very engaging and knowledgeable. His personal experiences and first-hand accounts were very beneficial. His grasp of grammar concepts was amazing.
- J.G., Atlanta, GA
"Excellent teacher: passionate and knowledgeable - she teaches from the heart.
- S.L., New Haven, CT
"The instructor is a wonderful teacher with a lot of experience and a very welcoming personality. In short - she rocks! I would recommend this course because it was very thorough and precise.
- L.A., St. Petersburg, FL
"Oxford Seminars offers a great method of teaching English and I've already told my friends about it
- N.J., Washington, DC
"Our instructor clearly loved teaching and tried to convey as much of his experience and knowledge as possible. I have already recommended the course as it is quite useful in helping further one's desire to teach internationally
- T.E., Atlanta, GA
"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
"The course and the instructor met all of my expectations for preparing to teach ESL.
- R.J., Orlando, FL
"The Oxford Seminars course was recommended to me by my university professor. The course was well organized and enthusiastically and professionally instructed. The course materials, especially the manual, are very useful references. I also enjoyed how small the class size was.
- N.L., Washington, DC
"This course was intense and rewarding, as well as stimulating and challenging. My instructor was the best teaching professional I've ever had the pleasure to meet - and this comes from a PhD student and instructor at the university level
- J.J., Denver, CO
"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
"The instructor knew her content well and her method of instruction was motivational and exciting.
- S.H., Orlando, FL
"This course made me feel confident and prepared to teach abroad and gave me excellent resources for the future.
- L.G., Santa Cruz, CA
"The work we did with lesson planning and classroom management was very eye-opening and helpful. My instructor had incredible experience in this field and is very generous in his knowledge. He was the best part of the course.
- G.L., Denver, CO
"The books are great sources, as well as the Course Handbook. I really enjoyed learning about the different techniques of teaching.
- L.S., Jacksonville, FL
"This course was informative, exciting, helpful, and a confidence booster. I feel so grateful to have this opportunity.
- J.L., Jacksonville, FL
"If you want to teach English, this course is a great way to go! The instructor was amazing and a great source of knowledge. His teaching is straightforward and easy to follow.
- A.M., Boulder, CO
"The materials in the course, as well as the chance to actually practice a lesson plan through the practicum, were extremely useful. The instructor had tons of experience and really helped put it all in perspective with personal experiences we could relate to.
- D.T., Boulder, CO
"The teacher was extremely engaging and offered years of experience overseas.
- K.J., San Jose, CA
"Our instructor had great advice and offered us his own personal lesson plan ideas. He was very generous.
- R.L., San Diego, CA
"The close interaction between us and the teacher will be very helpful in the future.
- J.J., San Diego, CA
"The teacher really showed he knew his stuff. He was always prepared, organized, very friendly, and didn't overpower his students. He was so enthusiastic and managed to keep a little bit of class fun. He was a great teacher and we all enjoyed him!
- P.R., Sacramento, CA
"This was a very upbeat class and the instructor was on point all the way.
- S.G., Sacramento, CA
"The resources provided to us in the course were very helpful and the mini lessons we had to present were great! I really enjoyed this course.
- V.C., Riverside, CA
"Great and enthusiastic instruction with a very experienced instructor.
- S.F., Northridge, CA
"The instructor was very comprehensive, responsive to questions and pragmatic. The lessons learned in this course are priceless. I learned a lot and I will definitely recommend it to others.
- B.H., Berkeley, CA
"The information provided by Oxford Seminars is really helpful in starting out to enter this line of work.
- C.M., Berkeley, CA
"Our instructor was a great teacher, super supportive, and truly prepared us for becoming strong, effective teachers. I feel much more prepared after taking this course!
- J.D., Berkeley, CA
"I very much enjoyed the course and look forward to recommending it to others.
- R.C., Berkeley, CA