Via Lingua

Via Lingua

About

Via Lingua is a worldwide educational organization, with schools and offices in numerous locations. At Via Lingua, our main goals are to assist our students in developing their English language teaching (TEFL) skills in a professional, stimulating, and supportive environment. We aim to provide our students with teaching job opportunities throughout their TEFL career, thanks to their comprehensive training at Via Lingua. In addition, we hope to raise the standard of English language training and instruction around the world. Our personalized mentoring and job guidance program offers each student the opportunity to explore the world of teaching and traveling via language. Our mission at Via Lingua is to train and coach global professionals who are thoughtful, creative and effective practitioners of teaching English as a Foreign Language. Student-centered learning reflects historical and contemporary knowledge, theory, cross-cultural awareness, and ongoing best practices in the field.

Founded
2000
Headquarters

Via Brunelleschi 1
50123 Firenze FI
Italy

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Reviews

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Ibrahim
9/10

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!
Ibrahim LHADAF

Yes, I recommend
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Charles
10/10

Via Lingua Florence was a great experience that I would change nothing about. I honestly can not believe how much I learned during my course. All of the instructors were extremely knowledgeable and truly cared about the material they were teaching us. Between the courses and the teaching practicum, I was able to transition easily into my own classroom. I strongly recommend that anyone who is interested in teaching English abroad choose Via Lingua Florence for their TEFL certification. Not only will you be well prepared to teach English as a second language, but you will also have the opportunity to spend a month of your life in one of the most beautiful cities on earth.

How can this program be improved?
I can not make any recommendations for improvement because the entire experience was absolutely delightful.
Yes, I recommend
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Toni
10/10

I completed the TEFL certification program in August 2017. The fact that the course was located in Florence, Italy, made a great experience even better! From the first day of class, it was clear that the instructors had high expectations of the students, and that we students were facing four weeks of serious work and learning. However, it was also clear that the course was being taught by outstanding professionals. The organized schedule provided to students on the first day made it evident that much time and consideration had been given to designing a schedule that would maximize learning during the four weeks of the course. I felt from the very beginning that I was getting a great return on my money and time!
I entered the program with many years of teaching experience, however, I learned something new every day of the TEFL course. Ironically, I found the teaching practice to be the most challenging part, as the communicative method of teaching was unfamiliar to me. However, the teachers always provided constructive feedback, and time was always provided for reflection and analysis of teaching practice and learning experiences. Both the instructors and the administrator of the Vial Lingua Florence program were highly professional, experienced, knowledgeable and supportive.
Via Lingua Florence also devoted several sessions to the topic of employment. The instructors surveyed our desired locations and types of employment. The school provided a database of language schools with contact information. Instructors provided assistance in the development of CVs, and question-and-answer sessions were also very helpful. Short of actually securing a job for me, I felt that Via Lingua provided more than adequate employment support.
For anyone wishing to teach English to foreign speakers, I would strongly recommend taking the TEFL certification course through Via Lingua Florence. After completing the course, I feel so much more confident in my abilities, and I know I will be a much better teacher to my students!

Yes, I recommend
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Stephanie
10/10

After several years of helping Italians improve their English, I was eager to learn more about teaching methodology. Via Lingua's TEFL course in Florence, Italy, did not disappoint me! I discovered the "communicative" method of teaching which is innovative and stimulating for both ESL students and their teachers. My favorite part of the course was the actual teaching experience. At first, planning lessons using this new methodology was challenging, but the knowledgeable and supportive teachers helped me acquire new skills and by the end of the month I felt confident about them. I strongly recommend this course...highly qualified teachers and the unique location of Florence guarantee an unforgettable and worthwhile experience!

Yes, I recommend
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Hunter
10/10

The instruction I received from Via Lingua not only taught me the methodology essential to teach language to someone who doesn't speak a single word, but also gave me the opportunity and freedom to practice my skills in a conducive environment. The professors are patient and understanding, and the administrative side is very well-organized. I would recommend the certification here to anybody interested in learning to teach english to foreign speakers.

Yes, I recommend

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