"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
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
Even though the hours were long, the course was amazing because
the instructor was awesome!
- J.H., Harrisburg, NC
It was great to get to know some of the knowledge and techniques
to teach English in a professional way.
- A.T., Cleveland, OH
The great group discussions and sharing of ideas
gave me ideas and options for teaching.
- R.E., Las Vegas, NV
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
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
em>Our instructor is amazing, and cares about training great
- R.W., Douglasville, GA
The instructor modeled excellent class management skills
throughout the class.
- H.W., Las Vegas, NV
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
The Course Handbook has a lot of useful information for acquiring
- S.D., Denver, CO
I enjoyed the friendly and warm atmosphere!
- F.A., Fort Worth, TX
Our instructor is obviously a master teacher who knows his
pedagogy. Excellent, resourceful, and actionable feedback on our lesson training.
- B.K., Washington, DC
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
I found the grammar review and in-class presentations to fellow
students to be essential.
- S.B., Fort Collins, CO
The course is very well prepared, presented, and
- S.P., Dallas, TX
It was great to learn how to handle difficult situations that may
arise in a foreign classroom.
- B.L., Baltimore, MD
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
The entire course was very concise and had great progression.
- I.N., Buffalo, NY
I believe that all English teachers should take this course to
improve their techniques.
- C.E., Salem, MA
The teaching lessons were effective because it allowed us to teach
the material to ourselves first!
- A.S., Lawrenceville, GA
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
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
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
The constant presentations in the classroom helped me be more
comfortable with standing in front of a classroom.
- E.S., Atlanta, GA
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
Our instructor made the learning experience very effective and
- J.B.A., Superior, CO
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thank you so very much! I will be enrolling in teaching business
- R.S., Brooklyn, NY
This course is very multi-faceted, thorough, and seems to
accommodate all learning styles.
- T.B., San Francisco, CA
I loved this course! I learned a lot, gained confidence, and I'm
sad it's over!
- P.E., Eugene, OR
I felt as if everything was covered and now I have a working
knowledge base to draw off of.
- C.A., Dallas, TX
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
Great instructor, experiential, confidence-boosting, quick and
- J.M., San Francisco, CA
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
This course is engaging, useful, and accommodating for students
with full-time jobs.
- C.M., North Olmstead, OH
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
This course is very helpful and extremely informative for people
without teaching experience.
- D.W., Irvine, CA
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
The classroom interaction was very useful. The instructor was
engaging, approachable, and understanding of the weekend schedule demands.
- S.L., Cleveland, OH
The sharing of experiences of the instructor in great detail
inspires confidence in entering a new field.
- Y.S., Brooklyn, NY
Our instructor was very professional, all countries accept my new
certificate, and the I can use job placement for life!
- Y.N., Irvine, CA
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
Our instructor was great, and I definitely saw improvements in myself!
- C.D., Boulder, CO
The classroom activities were very helpful, and the practicums of
the other students were extremely beneficial.
- B.B., Manhattan, NY
I found the grammar section to be extremely useful!
- F.L., Laguna Hills, CA
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
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
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
It was an honor to be in the same class as our instructor. She
made the entire course worthwhile.
- A.B., Brooklyn, NY
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
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
I was really impressed by the meticulous structure and the
instructor's attention to detail.
- S.S., Adairsville, GA
Our instructor was an amazing, enthusiastic, engaged, organized,
- M.M., Ann Arbor, MI
Our instructor was exceptional. He is engaging, entertaining,
extremely knowledgeable, wise, energetic, and funny - all the things a great teacher should be. I
will be quoting him for many years to come!
- D.F., Boston, MA
I 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
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
Our instructor was great! Helpful and full of knowledge.
- K.R., Chelsea, MI
This is a wonderful way to start a new career.
- M.M., Jollyville, TX
This course was great! Good location, money back guarantee, small
class size, and many different date options to choose from.
- N.I., Antioch, CA
The instructor's personal experience was fantastic, and he was
able to answer questions and clarify confusion.
- O.G, Atlanta, GA
It's very professional and gave me lots of tools to work
- R.J., Walterville, OR
The books provided are great resources and the instructors were a
wonderful source of knowledge.
- S.S., Round Rock, TX
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
- R.O., Syracuse, NY
I really enjoyed the guides for developing lesson plans, and
teaching specific subjects like grammar and vocabulary.
- K.F., Richmond, CA
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
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
Great course! Very hands-on and great source and reference materials.
The course was great, and my instructor was great.
- N.M., Brooklyn, NY
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
I very much enjoyed our instructor and the in-class component of
- Z.Z., Chicago, IL
I did find this course extremely helpful as a brand new ESL
teacher. I love the practical learning games.
- D.C., Lake Elsinore, CA
Oxford Seminars forever! Keep on doing these courses as many
teachers need them.
- A.N., Brooklyn, NY
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
The instructor was absolutely perfect. She was
significantly better than most of my past teachers!
- A.L., Phoenix, AZ
Oxford Seminars was the best option for me, and I enjoyed having a
hybrid experience: face to face and online.
- K.L., Victorville, CA
I really enjoyed hearing about the instructor's experiences as an
ESL teacher abroad.
- R.B., Brunswick, FL
Wonderful, engaging instructor that made every single session very
exciting and interesting.
- N.L., Denver, NC
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
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
Overall, the course was well structured, with a lot of useful
- R.B., Homeland, GA
Love everything about Oxford, and really have learned a lot
through the TESOL program.
- B.N., Chapel Hill, NC
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
Oxford Seminars is awesome.
- A.N., Westminster, CA
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
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
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
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
The course was very informative and really broke down different
aspects of teaching.
- T.C., Jacksonville, FL
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
It was a great experience, and gave me the boost and confidence to
begin my career as an ESL teacher.
- S.E., Phoenix, AZ
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
- S.R., West Windsor, NJ
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
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
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
The instructor was fantastic, and I would definitely recommend her
to other students.
- T.B., Sahuarita, AZ
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
- B.U., Hazlehurst, GA
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
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
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
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
I cannot imagine how difficult it would have been to teach
overseas without this course!
- K.Q., Tacoma, WA
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
Enjoyed the course, the lessons, the exercises, the practicum, and
my course mates very much. High value.
- I.W., Los Angeles, CA
Our instructor was an excellent teacher. Her lessons were so rich
and full of practical information and practices.
- S.B., Chambersburg, PA
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
- P.S., Seattle, WA
I think this is the overall most thorough and comprehensive course
- B.T., Eldorado, OK
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
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
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
- H.G., Seattle, WA
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
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
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
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
Oxford Seminars provides an excellent value for the money and the
instruction and materials are top notch.
- M.P., Philadelphia, PA
Our instructor was the best. She kept our attention for duration,
and her examples were engaging.
- O.W., Fullerton, CA
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
I felt I gained valuable and useful tools and
resources in each lesson.
- W.J., Tacoma, WA
It was a great and educational course.
- J.F., Fanwood, NJ
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
I am extremely happy that I didn't do the certification entirely
online. The classroom portion was invaluable.
- N.B., Kingdwood, TX
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
I found this course very effective and helpful. The course
provides practical suggestions and options for teaching. The text materials are a valuable
- J.L., Des Moines, IA
Thank you Oxford Seminars for this opportunity. The course was an
excellent resource to improve my English skills.
- M.V., Sacramento, CA
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
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
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
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
Very informative, and provides an extremely helpful network to
further one's goal of teaching English abroad.
- T.P., Portland, OR
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
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
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
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
- G.N., Arvada, CO
I feel confident in this course for my future as a teacher abroad.
- A.M., Plymouth, MI
Instructor was fantastic, friendly, and very helpful.
- T.S., Brooklyn, NY
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
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
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
Our instructor was very approachable and her experiences will be
very valuable for my own development in the field.
- P.C., College Point, NY
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
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
I feel that this course has provided me with enough resources and
instruction to thoroughly prepare me to teach abroad.
- B.L., Gibsonia, PA
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
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
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
This class helped me feel significantly more comfortable in a
teaching setting and better prepared me for life abroad.
- M.M., Atlanta, GA
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
It was great to have a something in this region that allows for
getting certified on the weekends.
- W.L., Morgan City, LA
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
- E.F., Brea, CA
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
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
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
- S.M., Diamonhead, MS
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
I thought the opportunity to teach a whole lesson was useful in
terms of planning and gaining experience.
- T.D., Louisville, KY
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
The instructor was excellent! Impressed with her skills as a
- I.N., Vancouver, WA
The instructor was able to deliver a dynamic presentation that
brought the course to life.
- G.N., San Bernardino, CA
Our instructor was excellent. From her experience she was very
helpful with what to know and expect.
- S.B., Clermont, KY
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
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
Our instructor was excellent. He is knowledgeable, experienced,
and has a great teaching style.
- N.P., Los Angeles, CA
The aspects of teaching in a classroom setting, such as classroom
management, I found to be very helpful.
- C.D., Elizabeth, IN
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
The hands on training and completing a practicum in front of peers
gave me confidence.
- K.C., Plano, TX
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
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
- D.E., Kansas City, KS
If you are looking to enrich the lives of others and yourself from
a great teacher, this is it!
- A.K., Norristown, PA
Overall I enjoyed the course and am excited to continue with my
- P.F., Atlanta, GA
This was way better than any online course!
- O.A., San Francisco, CA
For learning and gaining knowledge in the area of teaching ESL
this course is very complete.
- W.J., Colorado Springs, CO
I found that this course will uncover your potential, while
minimizing your fear of going overseas and teaching.
- A.A., Chicago, IL
The tidbits about Job Placement and interviews were helpful, and
getting to teach our own practicum was useful.
- M.E., Anniston, AL
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
The instructor was incredible! Very personable and
- E.C., Denver, CO
The practicum was the most useful for me. Learning by doing was an
excellent process for absorbing the material.
- M.V., Waukegan, IL
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
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
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
This is the most effective class I have taken for ESL
- C.N., Chicago, IL
I liked the insight on idioms and phrases. I also liked the
teaching simulation and the student teaching.
- P.W., Kenosha, WI
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
I liked that our instructor was a professional, and that he taught
me how to teach.
- M.A., Blessing, TX
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
- T.C., Aurora, IL
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
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
This course is really helpful, the content is great, and the
instructor is well prepared and knowledgeable. Excellent experience.
- P.W., Beaumont, TX
The experiences of our instructor added amazing insight to the
course. He was always engaged, and I learned a lot!
- M.R., Gary, IN
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
I will be recommending this course to my family and friends! My
son will be taking it next year!
- F.R., San Diego, CA
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
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
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
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
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
- R.L. Farmersville, TX
It was great to actually participate and be hands-on while
planning and preparing to teach.
- J.H., Hicksville, NY
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
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
- G.S., Richmond, CA
This course was great for me as a beginner teacher. I learned lots
of useful tips for the classroom.
- R.H., Miami, FL
It was fantastic. I could not have asked for a better course
- A.C., Bellport, NY
I was amazed by the amount of knowledge that our instructor had.
He was very approachable and confident.
- L.G., Glencoe, MN
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
The personal experiences and the knowledge of the material
provided by our instructor was incredible.
- L.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL
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
Our instructor was amazing. I can tell that he has the experience
to teach and be understood.
- E.L., Newton, MA
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
- P.P., Auburn, CA
The materials are very helpful, and the instructor has excellent
knowledge which makes the class a good experience.
- B.B., Miami, FL
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
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
- E.I., Rome, GA
Far exceeded my expectations. I had no previous experience and
feel good about my ability now.
- S.M., Sacramento, CA
Our instructor was amazing. We benefited from a great class size
and she made each session fun and engaging.
- W.A., Redland, FL
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
- T.L., Richmond, VA
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
- R.Z., Charlotte, NC
Our instructor was excellent, and was very approachable,
knowledgeable and non-judgemental. I'm glad he was in my course!
- W.T., Sacramento, CA
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
My instructor was very knowledgeable about ESL teaching. The
lessons were very engaging and helpful.
- L.S., Newport News, VA
Our instructor's examples, stories, and advice was invaluable.
The classroom environment was incredible.
- I.W., Cherokee Falls, SC
If you have a genuine interest in learning to teach English,
this a fun and educational course!
- W.F., Branford, CT
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
I really enjoyed learning everything that was
presented during the course!
- P.L., Lansing, MI
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
- T.D., Westminster, MD
All-in-all, our instructor was my idea of an excellent
teacher - focused on the students and presents the material in a way they can absorb and
- F.G., Trumbull, CT
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
The instructor was excellent and the content is
interesting and useful for more than just ESL.
- B.E., St. Johns, MI
Our instructor was extremely well equipped to teach this class,
and had a very friendly and personable demeanor. I had a phenomenal experience
- L.C., Gastonia, NC
The course was well organized. The hands-on learning is vital.
There is no other way!
- U.L., Boulder, CO
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
I learned a lot about strategies and examples of how to
teach certain information and topics.
- P.D., Boston, MA
Every question that I asked was answered
- P.W., Mooresville, NC
Our instructor was excellent. She was very
organized, brought lots of experience to the classroom, was always prepared and I like her
- T.A., Boulder, CO
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
The opportunity to be able to practice my teaching
abilities and receive feedback and constructive criticism was very helpful!
- E.A., Rockport, MA
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
- G.D., Buxton, OR
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
Our instructor's feedback was very accurate and
- M.M., San Jose, CA
Our instructor brought many years of ESL
experience to the discussions in class.
- A.V., New Braunfels, TX
The confidence I gained in being able to
critically think about teaching ESL and forming my own style of teaching was extremely
- R.L., Sweet Home, OR
Our instructor was incredible. Such a well
balanced teacher and person. I learned so much!
- L.F., Charlotte, NC
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
I really learned a lot and I believe this course opens a
lot of doors for its students.
- G.C., San Antonio, TX
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
- M.A., LaGrange, GA
The course materials, the instructor's enthusiasm and
first-hand knowledge, and sharing of class experiences was fantastic.
- J.W., Portland, OR
I thought that the hands-on experience was
phenomenal. It encouraged the students to think quickly and creatively.
- R.U., Mankato, MN
Our instructor made the course fun and engaging.
We learned a lot of applicable knowledge.
- L.A., Wichita Falls, TX
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
I learned a lot through the collaborative atmosphere. Our
instructor made class fun and interesting.
- M.S., Portland, OR
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
The teaching practicum was very useful for
organization and how-to's of breaking down lesson plans.
- M.R., Abilene, TX
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
I found the high level of student participation
through mini-presentations and the practicum to be very useful.
- N.F., Oakridge, OR
I am really glad I decided to take this course.
The in-person experience was invaluable.
- V.C., Gastonia, NC
I really enjoyed our instructor - very
approachable, skilled with great knowledge and practical advice.
- G.P., Durant, TX
You learn many effective teaching methods, real
life experiences, and you put what you learn to the test.
- R.A., Brooklyn, NY
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
The instructor was always very clear, and was
able to answer any questions we may have had.
- T.E., Concord, CA
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
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
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
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
- P.W., San Diego, CA
I loved this course! I would recommend it to
anyone who has an interest in teaching.
- I.A., Zanesville, OH
What a fantastic instructor! She made
overwhelming subjects digestible and made us comfortable with asking questions if we didn't
- M.K., Blue Mound, KS
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
I'm very happy I took the course and am
recommending it to others.
- P.K., Santa Cruz, CA
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
- T.D., Scappoose, OR
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
I thoroughly enjoyed the in-class portion. The
online component was also valuable in providing flexibility to completing the course.
- R.L., Houston, TX
I liked how our instructor was very enthusiastic and
approachable. She made learning fun and it was a great experience!
- A.Q., Poway, CA
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
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
- A.L., Rock Hill, SC
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
The instructor was absolutely perfect,
professional, friendly, always on time, and ready to provide information and positive comments.
- A.L., Manhattan, NY
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
- T.D., San Diego, CA
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
Our instructor was great - knowledgeable,
interactive, attentive and energetic!
- C.P., Crockett, TX
I found the instructor's approach and the classroom environment to
be very encouraging. The lesson plans and presentations by fellow students were extremely
- W.V., Manhattan, NY
Our instructor was amazing, and truly talented at
what she does. It was a great experience!
- W.F., Coldwater, MI
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
The instructor went above and beyond my
expectations. She made sure we were well connected. I am excited about the skills she has
- R.O., Bloomington, IN
Our instructor was excellent all around and made
the class interesting, fun, understandable, and useful.
- P.F., Salem, OR
I truly felt that I learned how to effectively
teach all styles of learners, in an engaging way.
- E.K., Eureka, MI
Teachers were highly knowledgeable and effective.
Students were seriously engaged, and classroom interactions were enriching.
- R.L., Leming, TX
The in class experience combined with instructor experience added
an unexpected level of instruction that went above and beyond.
- I.A., Martinsville, IN
Anyone who is seriously considering teaching
overseas would benefit from this course.
- T.K., Worthington, IN
The interaction with others and the discussions
about the nitty-gritty aspects of living in another culture were fabulous.
- J.V., Ellettsville, IN
Our instructor was phenomenal, approachable,
knowledgeable, and supportive. She was perfect!
- W.H., Bloomington, IN
"Oxford Seminars has valuable connections and good job
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- L.V., Irvine, CA
Literally one of my favorite teachers
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- D. L., Desoto, TX
"I learned more in three weekends than in my first year in
- 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
- L. R., Miami, FL
"She was an excellent instructor. She made the
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- E.B., Tampa Bay, FL
"This course was very hands on and time
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- V.C., Riverside, CA
"Great and enthusiastic instruction with a very
- 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
- J.D., Berkeley, CA
"I very much enjoyed the course and look forward to
recommending it to others.
- R.C., Berkeley, CA