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Oxford Seminars

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Your next job could be your greatest adventure. Oxford Seminars is the leading provider of TESOL/TESL certification courses all across Canada. Join the 5,000 graduates who get certified with Oxford Seminars each year and begin your exciting adventure teaching English abroad. Our graduates explore the world, collect experiences of a lifetime, and find themselves in high demand.

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Joe
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent course and great instructor!

The course is great and is well laid out. The instructor Brent was excellent and gave us relatable examples. He really made the course fun. We worked both on our on and in small groups.

The Lesson plans we presented were a great chance to try out teaching before going into a real classroom. The online component was challenging and a great refresher given that I had been out of school for some time.

The textbooks had a ton of ideas to work from in the future and they will even help you find a job. There was a lot covered over the duration of the course so it was really important to pay close attention in order to get the most out of it.

Overall I would recommend this to others that are considering teaching overseas. This is exactly what you need in most cases.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If you are a traveller, this is a great way to make money while you travel.
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Sarah
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Minnesota TEFL Course - depends on your own skills

With only 60 hours together over such a short time span (three weeks), a lot of the value depends on what you bring to the class prior to signing up. I was an English/Spanish major in university, so grammar, vocabulary, and style were familiar concepts to me and definitely made certain aspects of the course much easier. If you're comfortable with the general components of English, this course will be a great fit for you. You learn a lot about teaching to English learners of all ages, and the instructors that I met were passionate and enthusiastic about their work and always willing to discuss future job prospects and general inquiries. (They're also potentially a very good connection to places overseas, so work hard and keep that in mind.)

In summary:
- the course is short but packed with useful resources
- has fun, helpful instructors
- can be difficult and require more effort from those with no English grammar experience
- is respected as a decent TEFL certification program overseas
- has in-person class time, not just online (VERY IMPORTANT)

What would you improve about this program?
Having more practical application time (creating and performing lesson plans) is always helpful, but Oxford Seminars does well considering the timeframe of the program.

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