The 130 hours with Via lingua in Istanbul were really comprehensive to all ideas, methodologies, and pedagogy related primarily to teaching English to all age groups. With the successful completion of this training, I have confident feeling that I have achieved all the goals I have set and walked through for four weeks of intensive theoretical and practical lessons, which actually developed my teaching skills and enriched my knowledge of the task of teaching English as a foreign language from all aspects that will help me in my future journey in this domain that I love so much.
In addition to what was said above, this course gave me the opportunity to develop several basic English language skills, the first and the most important one from my personal perspective was the skill of speaking and communicating effectively. All the training sessions were based on an active and systematic approach that encourages all trainees to participate and get involved with the subject of the lesson. I admit that all the trainers played an essential role that deserves all thanks and praise; most of them were able to provide all the trainees with full confidence, which unleashed our knowledge and linguistic abilities and enabled us to keep up with the training with all confidence and effectiveness. Another thing that I have learned throughout the intensity of this training course, is how to be more organized, punctual, flexible and able to work in a team without being under any kind of pressure or surfacing any sort of difficulty. I improved my communication skills with others, the thing that had enabled me to lead a group of students competently in several teaching practice sessions.
Before having this course, I had some teaching experiences in some countries; I used to teach without any previous academic training and without being conscious of my mistakes during the teaching process. After I had this course and immediately after my first teaching practice session I had become more aware of what I was doing and how to fix that in a professional way. After each teaching practice, my teaching skills and abilities have witnessed huge and clear development in term of my classroom management (including the students and the class activities) and my teaching performance.
Honestly, Via Lingua in Istanbul is a good place to boost and improve your teaching skills and many other skills as well.
It was a wonderful experience with wonderful people!