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I learnt so much

Despite having taught for many years, I learnt so much from the course, I met wonderful trainees and tutors, and I really did enjoy the

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This course is amazing

This course is amazing if you’re just starting, will start, or already started teaching Cambridge Exam Classes. You receive a great amount of input and

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My tutor was knowledgeable

My experience during this course has been very positive. The way it’s organized and its resources selected leads you through in a logical way and enables you to reflect on your teaching.

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A great course

The Oxfortefl training course in EAP is a great course for those who have experience teaching general ESL, but are new to EAP. The course

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An inspiring experience

I’ve just completed a teacher development course and I am delighted! It was an inspiring experience. The online one-to-one concept was very convenient for me.

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Flexibility and new learning experience

One of the most exciting and interesting part of the course was video observations. During the online course and face to face sessions we could submit videos of phonology assignments and classroom teachings. It really helped me to save time and experiment with something new.

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Constant support from the tutor

The Cambridge Exam Classes Teacher development course was great, a very flexible course structure with constant support from the tutor. Excellent for new or experienced teachers, it provided me with new and insightful information and teaching techniques to bring into my exam classes.

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A great experience

It’s been a great experience for me to take the online teaching CLIL course. I really like the in-depth topics covered by the Modules and I have had very practical experience of using the learned knowledge. I also feel the resources that are shared in the course are very helpful. I would definitely recommend others who are either new or have already been in the CLIL field to take this course.

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Feedback was detailed and consistent

The Teaching Pronunciation course provided me with detailed content about the world of English pronunciation, the teachers are supportive and the feedback was detailed and consistent. This made me feel really involved with the syllabus and also let me be part of a professional TEFL team.

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Both my peers and my tutors were amazing

I came in with some experience but, in those 4 weeks, I learned a lot. The facilities were amazing and with a great library and resources to help me prepare the lessons. Both my peers and my tutors were amazing. They were always ready to help and give advice. With every passing lesson, I was gradually becoming a better teacher.

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A fantastic experience!

The staff is friendly and helpful, the course teachers are well prepared and approachable, and there’s always someone who can answer questions or give advices about any difficulty a trainee might encounter during the course.

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The tutor is full of great ideas and advice

I really enjoyed the course and I could use what I was learning straight away in my classes. The tutor (Claire) is full of great ideas and advice and a great motivator and very empathetic to other work commitments. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting a bit more background for working with young learners.

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The flat was always very clean and quiet

Everyone working at the school is kind, helpful and funny. You should definitely take advantage of their accommodation services. The hosts that they paired me with were very respectful and fun loving, and the flat was always very clean and quiet.

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I would highly recommend

I really enjoyed it, the material to read and to view during the modules were very interesting and the assignment challenging! I would highly recommend your online courses

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My tutor was very helpful

I would recommend OxfordTefl CLIL course. I picked up a lot of new teaching tips and my tutor Ceri was very helpful and gave excellent feedback on my assignments and during our online discussions.

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The course covers a lot of ground

I thoroughly recommend this online Teaching Business English course offered by OxfordTEFL to all aspiring and professional teachers of English as it contains a great deal of useful and practical information that is crucial for teacher development in this area.

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I would highly recommend this course

I would highly recommend this course, it’s a great opportunity. I have just completed the Online Starter Course and found the website easy to use during each module. I enjoyed the discussions and using the forums. It was informative with useful and interesting content. I feel I have learnt an awful lot.

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By far the best option

After doing an insane amount of research for a language school to take my TEFL certification, I decided Oxford TEFL was the best option. The deciding factor was the careers and visa support. As an American, I knew that there would be numerous obstacles I would face when applying for a visa. The school was very attentive during this stressful time, and made the visa application process so easy.

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Recommended

The Teaching Business English course covered a lot of ground in little time, and many of the concepts and techniques taught would be applicable in every sort of classroom. Both beginning and experienced instructors can expect to find something fresh to keep their teaching lively, relevant, and effective. Recommended.

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Just what the doctor ordered

This course is just what the doctor ordered if you’re considering teaching English as a second language. For a course that’s only 30 hours, it’s jam-packed with a sample of everything offered in the Certificate course. It’s quite challenging, yet I knew my tutor Anna, was only an email away. I know for sure this is something I want to pursue.

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I would highly recommend it

The course is very well organized, the instructor is helpful and gives wonderful feedback on how you can better your lesson plans to include a pronunciation component. Before this course I lacked the confidence to teach pronunciation and now I know how to explain it and teach it without issues. I’m seeing big improvements in my students pronunciation skills already!

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I found the course to be extremely interesting

I found the course to be extremely interesting and it really made me think about certain aspects of my work and personality. The more open and honest you are during the course, the more you’ll get out of it. I’d certainly recommend anyone who is already in management or who is thinking of going in to management to do this course.

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Very useful and time-worthy course

I really enjoyed completing the young learners course in December 2016. I used many of the resources and ideas it provided with my K3 kids classes and I really noticed a difference in the quality of my lessons.

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A very stimulating experience

Taking this course was a very stimulating experience. It was really practical and efficient in exploring the particularities of teaching Business English and how it differed from General English. It taught me how to make the most of the office environment, to use the student and their knowledge as a resource and how to think on my feet to produce quick and efficient needs analysis for my studets and cater the best solutions to them. I received continuous feedback and support from my tutor and plenty of resources and suggestions regarding teaching materials and teacher development.

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We have found Oxford TEFL to be highly professional.

The introductory course was well received and enabled our teachers to update their skills and knowledge. Oxford TEFL have been highly responsive to our needs; as a result of feedback, one component was significantly rewritten and timings were arranged to suit our faculty needs. They were prepared to run individual, small and large group courses.

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I found it very useful

The assignments give you an opportunity to apply what you have learnt to EAP settings. Feedback on your assignments comes from an experienced practitioner who will leave you feeling confident in your ability to provide EAP students with the instruction they need.

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Really enjoyed it

I found the course and teaching feedback incredibly useful and was impressed with how detailed and rigorous the course was. Really enjoyed it – will miss it!

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Supportive and kind staff

I was surprised at how much thought and support goes into these courses. The tutors genuinely care about you – not only your growth as a teacher but you as a person.

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I would definitely recommend the course

I would definitely recommend the course to any teachers who are embarking on teaching EAP, as it really crystalises the key concepts, gives you a lot of information and material that you could use, and has very good feedback. AND it’s a quick course, too!

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A truly invaluable experience

Doing my DIP-TESOL with OxfordTEFL have been a truly invaluable experience, building my personal development. Each tutor is selected specifically to meet the personal needs of of each trainee and we have had the opportunity to work with well known professionals in the field if ELT, experts in their field and always on hand to answer and guide you through the course units.

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A really useful introduction

As a TEFL practitioner with 20+ years experience , the OxfordTEFL TEAP course provided a really useful introduction to the world of EAP. The modules were well thought through, the tasks and activities were appropriate, the discussion board proved to be a lively forum for discussion and the tutorial support provided was excellent.

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I found an excellent training facility in Oxford TEFL

I found an excellent training facility in Oxford TEFL. The staff were very prompt in sending information and in response to whatever questions that I sent in. My assignments were graded promptly, and I received excellent feedback and guidance along the way. I look forward to training with them in future courses, and I would recommend anyone the courses that Oxford TEFL has to offer.

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Very helpful at Oxford Tefl, especially in regards to the visa support.

Regina was very helpful at Oxford Tefl, especially in regards to the visa support. The visa process is a bit challenging but Regina was always available to me with any questions I had. She was very organized as she explained the details of the visa process. She always followed up with me on any questions or concerns I might have had. She went over my documents personally to make sure I would not have any troubles with the visa process. The support that Regina provided is totally worth it.

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Regina took me through the process and was able to get the NIE

I was attracted to apply for a course at Oxford Tefl in particular because of the visa support service. I had heard stories on how obtaining an NIE could be a nightmare, more so if you did not speak Spanish. Regina took me through the process and was able to get the NIE within a shortest possible time.She has further complimented my stay with a job through the school’s connection. I am a Developing Teacher and now working within legal stipulated hours for a student. For those coming to Spain to pursue their teaching career and who do not want hurdles, Oxford Tefl is their answer. And to Regina, you have no idea how much you have helped. Thank you!

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Regina was available both in person and via email

The major hurdle for a non-EU citizen is a lack of clear, coherent information about the steps to get the Student Visa, and being able to do things legally in Spain. The reason why I chose to study at Oxford Tefl was their professionalism, especially the clarity with what the process would be like for a non-EU citizen.

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The CLIL course was very informative

The OxfordTEFL CLIL course was very informative and useful. I took away many practical ideas and activities that I look forward to using in my classroom. I particularly liked that the tasks were “small” enough to do in 30-minute or 1-hour sessions. It made it really easy to fit into my busy schedule between other obligations.

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The staff who are very flexible and tailored the course to suit our needs

I would recommend the Training The Trainer course at Oxford TEFL to anyone who wants to gain practical experience and knowledge for becoming a teacher trainer. The facilities at the centre are excellent as are the staff who are very flexible and tailored the course to suit our needs and teaching context. This ensured that we went away with the knowledge that we wanted and needed.

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I feel ready to go into a classroom

The TEFL in Spain course was a great introduction to teaching English. I feel ready to go into a classroom feeling confident that I can handle any challenge that arises. The trainers are very helpful and supportive, and I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to start a teaching career, especially in Spain.

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I really feel like I am able to teach now

The course was a good and very useful experience. I really feel like I am able to teach now. The course is very intense, but don’t worry, all trainees feel exactly the same. I made a lot of new friends and met a lot of awesome people here. Great experience and a good qualification to have under your belt.

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I have learned so much

I found the course to be a very good platform to build on, in terms of my English teaching career. The course is intense, but I was warned beforehand that it would be. I have learned so much and now I feel confident that I can teach students from all backgrounds, with varying needs, the English language. I recommend this course for anyone that is thinking of going into teaching English as a foreign language. Thanks!

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Oxford TEFL took care of everything; My visa and a job

Before, after and during my course I was in contact with the Visa and Careers advisor who helped with my CV, got me interviews and guided me through the Visa process. As a non EU citizen herself she really knew what she was doing and everything went pretty smoothly. I now have a job, a visa and the opportunity to travel around Europe. Thanks guys!

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I was really encouraged and supported

The Online TEFL Starter course was simple enough for me to easily get back into a learning mode with the additional advantage of having several different support mechanisms to enable me to read/learn/experience a more in-depth analysis of the programme. I was really encouraged and supported by a knowledgeable tutor who clearly has years of experience in teaching English.

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It was near perfect.

My online starter course was just what I required to point me in the right direction to start teaching English as a foreign language. The content, the structure and the dedicated tutor (Anna Stubbs) guided me through each module very clearly. Add the flexibility to complete the course and it was near perfect.

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I’ve felt more professionally confident

I completed the diploma in 2014 with Oxford TEFL and the thing that impressed me the most was that the tutors for each module were actively participating professionals in the ESOL community. Most of them frequently publish on their specialized area as well as presenting at conferences and this meant that they were able to give excellent insight into the processes of teaching and learning. Since finishing the course I’ve felt more professionally confident to engage more with the wider ESOL community by doing things like conferences and writing myself, and it’s thanks to my experience at Oxford TEFL that I have that confidence.

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I enjoyed the course thoroughly!

This course is ideal for all teachers of Young Learners who need theory and ‘how to’ knowledge. For an online course there is still a personal element, with the teacher making great efforts to ensure that the student is included and not just a distant ‘unit’ behind a computer screen. I enjoyed the (all too brief) course thoroughly!

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A very useful course

A very useful course, varied tasks, and a supportive tutor. This experience boosted my confidence and creativity, and helped me organize my thoughts, techniques and resources. Moreover, it provided a great deal of useful ideas to use with children, which I now look forward to putting into practice.

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I found the course very inspiring

I found the course very inspiring and it has really motivated me to concentrate more on an area of teaching that I have neglected. The content was very interesting and developed nicely at the right pace. It has really freshened up my approach to teaching!

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It was a delight

I read somewhere that a good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning; but I understood the true meaning

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Gaia Lambert

The online Trinity Diploma gave me the flexibility I needed to work and study. I was able to focus on YL’s which made the course particularly appealing to me.

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Made an enormous difference to their lives

The course was great. Living in the apartment building with other trainees was great. No distractions, very easy to focus and get work done. The Indian students we taught were terrific. I felt like our teaching practice with them made an enormous difference to their lives.

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Duncan was a gentleman

This course certainly was an update and most importantly an upgrade. Duncan was a gentleman and a leader as a teacher! I would not change anything about the mode of delivery.

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A fascinating and eye-opening experience

I highly recommend the course… It has also encouraged me to engage more with the wider ELT world… Meeting other professionals from all over the world was a great experience… This was a fascinating and eye-opening experience… definitely worth the time and effort!

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Great, motivational

The Oxford TEFL Online Starter course is great, motivational and also a stepping stone to the great world of teaching English as a foreign Language…

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YL online

It is a really interesting and practical course because it provide us with new ideas and knowledges of teaching Young Learners.

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Claire Venables

Taking the Leadership Course has been a major step in my professional career. The techniques and skills I learned brought about real changes in the way I lead my team and manage my time. This in turn has lead to greater productivity, job satisfaction, a promotion and a pay rise! Slowly but surely, I have continued to develop professionally and become more comfortable in my new role and confident about the decisions I make. I have recommended this course not only to my colleagues in management, but also to the administrative staff and teachers.

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Very grateful to the career advisor

Before even having finished my course, I was being interviewed by different schools. I started working for a school a week later and stayed there for nearly four years. In February of last year I left Barcelona to go travelling and when I got back in October, Oxford House once again found me a position. I am loving teaching there and am very grateful to the career adviser!

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My life-line to finding a job

The Careers Service at Oxford TEFL was my life-line to finding a job here in Prague! I met with Sinéad shortly before finishing the course and she looked over my CV and made a few suggestions on how I could improve it to make myself more marketable, she then plastered it all over Prague! I had a job within a week of graduating from the course and I still have companies calling me.

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Not alone

It’s great to know that I am not alone [searching for work]. The careers support service is very reassuring.

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