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Usha
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I didn't know what to expect when I attended this classroom weekend. I was so worried I wouldn't know a lot and would be lost. I was also worried that I would be so tired from such an intensive weekend that I wouldn't absorb it all. Well, how wrong was I! The class was so well delivered, that I lost track of all time! The class tutor Asif was so engaging and knowledgeable, that attending his class was truly a pleasure. The people in my class were all so lovely and it was so great getting to know everyone and to do work exercises with them. Where ever you are in your TEFL class, this weekend course is such a great experience and it gives you a taster of being a teacher and preparing engaging material.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't be nervous, everyone is in the same boat as you! Just go to the class and ask as many questions as you need to. You will come away with such a rewarding feeling.
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Sarah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This course was very hands-on and engaging. It packed a lot of learning into not a huge amount of time. Liz was an excellent teacher and inspired us all to work hard and we all learned a lot. Would reccomend to everyone. The days were long but passed quickly because the learning was so fast paced. It never dragged and the time flew by. I feel now much more ready to take on the challenge of stepping into the world of teaching English abroad. Definitely glad I did this course and once again, wLuke reccomend to all

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Kathleen
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

There was a LOT of information over the two long days (11 and 9 hours) but the tutor (Liz) was really easy-going, friendly relaxed and put everyone at ease.

She delivered the course effortlessly, kept all 15 of us engaged at all times (no mean feat), offered encouragement and fantastic feedback on teaching practice, explained concepts clearly and gave an amazing amount of background information. Her depth of knowledge of language is impressive. From break-time translations of Chaucer to a full 45 minute foreign language lesson in Japanese, her knowledge was impressive.

The course included games, two sessions of teaching practice, explanations of concepts, classroom management, everything we could possibly need to know.

I left at the end of the weekend, exhausted but enthused and confident, ready to finish my online coursework and start my new career.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I thought standing in front of a group of native English speakers, teaching them how to speak English, would be odd and I admit to being nervous before I arrived on the course. I needn’t have worried. Liz put everyone at ease and we were all in the same situation. We had a fantastic group who were all really supportive and we worked through it as a team.
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Jemma
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Rachael was such a great course leader, and I feel more motivated than ever to continue with my TEFL training!

The course days may seem long, but they're divided into subjects in such a way that I never felt like the days dragged on - if anything, they were over so quickly!

You go over a little of what's covered in the online courses, but the majority of the weekend course is new information, and I would say it's essential to getting a feel for what actually teaching a class will be like.

Mostly participatory - there's little note taking involved. There are a couple of group presentations, but they're very low stakes and a great way to try out lesson planning and delivering.

So glad I took part, and I'd recommend it to anyone who's thinking of or already doing TEFL.

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing. I felt the course was perfect as is. A good length, plenty of breaks, and covered a wealth of subjects without being overly complicated.
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Elaina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Informative and helpful information regarding modules/topics/lesson planning, engaging lessons and teaching (pictures,tasks,videos,roleplay), covered a wide range of questions and topics which was great! Also good that we could ask questions throughout and hear the teachers own experiences ! Good amount (2 days), not too short or long! Lessons and teacher provided confidence and a clearer idea of what to expect for the student! Was an informative, really helpful and enjoyable weekend course...10/10!!!

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Natalie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I really enjoyed doing the Mandarin lesson. It was valueable to experience a lesson from the pint of view of the student. I think it is better to do this course after completing the Methodology unit, in which case, being able to lesson plan boosted my confidence. Meeting tutors and other learners was nice after spending a few months just working with a computer screen. It also meant that ideas and expereinces could be exchanged with other learners. The location was convenient and easy to find and get to.

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ana isabel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I had an excellent experience, the in-person group training made the online programme worth taking it. I had been teaching on/off for a while and then I realise that i wasn’t an excellent teacher when we got into detail in the training. So it was worth learning it! I recommend this programme for all ages and life situations. Teaching is always worth it and it can be a good challenge and worth taking the risk! The programme is affordable. It is useful and it is friendly too. It is a good investment too

What would you improve about this program?
Personally, I would like to have more a “academic” training as in a more structured course but this is also a personal perspective. I
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Gemma
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Very interesting course with knowledgable, expert tutors. I Felt like I came away with a much broader understanding of teaching techniques and ways to adapt to different classroom settings.

Asif was a great teacher, he gave advice on future prospects, tips on controlling the classroom and shared real life stories to give an idea of the real life responsability you take on as a teacher of English.

Thoroughly enjoyable course, covered a lot of topics and interesting content. I would definitely recommend to a friend.

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Moon Moon
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I find the course interesting and helpful. In the beginning, I was a little confused and stressful but after doing my classroom course, I'm more confident and relaxed now.I would suggest everyone to go for online + classroom Tefl course. My classroom tutor was phenomenal. He was honest, friendly, approachable and I like all the activities that we deed for the lesson. It was fun learning. The best part about this course is: You become a better teacher by the end of the course.I definitely recommend everyone to go for the TEFL course.

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irene
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thomas was a great teacher, he led by example rather than theory (well, some theory too), I have a TON of notes from things he said and did which really inspired me into seeing teaching as a creative and fun prospect.

The people on the course were lovely. Enthusiastic, non-competitive, funny, energetic. An atmosphere led by a very engaging teacher.