Below are some comments from former INTESOL trainees:
I am from Manila Philippines. I successfully finished INTESOL’s “120hr TEFL w/ TEYL Course” and I want to give my feedback.
First off, I’m very thankful that I passed the Course! I believe that this will be an asset to my personal & professional endeavours. I’ll utilise what I’ve learned and apply it to my day to day communications, as well as for work. I enjoyed my progress throughout the Course.
I’m very grateful for my tutor’s feedback (he’s quite fast in correcting my homework). He thoroughly explains my errors, and I believe he professionally grades my work. Without his guidance, it would be impossible for me to finish the Course.
I’ll definitely recommend INTESOL to my friends and colleagues who are looking for a great TESOL Training Program.
More power to you!
Thank you and best regards,
Aldo R T
I was pleasantly surprised at how thorough the units were. However, the tasks were far more difficult than I had originally imagined. After finishing high school I was in the mood for something easier. Well not quite! Nevertheless, I think it was good for me and it definitely gave me some good practice for my future in ESL. I also greatly enjoyed the in-depth and detailed feedback I received from my tutor. it helped me to see where I was wrong and how to do better.
One more thing that I really liked about INTESOL is how quick both the staff and my tutor were with communication . When I had problems with the forum password or a question for my tutor, they were always very helpful. (This was in stark contrast to a different online course that I completed last year. I am still waiting for my certificate!)
Warm hello from Ethiopia’
Thanks for your very helpful feedback on my work. I am very happy with the results; hoping I can maintain this standard. Unit 3 is a challenging unit so I must stay focused, especially with the timed essay writing, without the aid of research or INTESOL notes.
“I found the course interesting and the coursework satisfying and productive. Thank you for everything and thanks to Vince Ferrer, a very efficient and encouraging tutor”
The 120-hour TEFL course is set-up to be convenient, efficient, and direct. The e-learning platform is highly intuitive and user-friendly. The content is also informative including plenty of additional resources effective for the classroom. The assignments and tests fairly evaluate comprehension. I am very satisfied with the overall experience and would take another INTESOL course.
“I arrived in Diyarbakir, a city in the south east of Turkey and it’s fantastic. I am being treated very well and I’m overwhelmed by the treatment, in fact I’m being treated like a VIP wherever I go. I am happy in Turkey as I enjoy history and this area is packed with historical places.
I am teaching at a ‘British Culture’ school and its sister organisation which is a children’s school. I am very grateful for the chance and I have been asked to find some teachers for summer so when this is confirmed I will ask yourself to forward some teachers and their details.”
Adeem M – secured a teaching position in Turkey through INTESOL
First I would like to say thank you to my tutor. His feedback and corrections were very useful to myself, also the entire course was very useful, especially I can say that the course and units are very simple, you can easily navigate through with no extra help. Everything is explained well and couldn’t be any confusion, also I am very satisfied with the course administration, they have responded by emails very quickly and also I have received electronic version of my certificate at the time they said. So, once again I am very satisfied.
“I would like to take this opportunity to express my satisfaction to ‘INTESOL Worldwide’ for the wonderful online program which you are conducting at present. I also like to take this opportunity to show my gratitude to all of you for assigning me a wonderful tutor. She is the best instructor I have ever come across. Without her guidance; I would have never completed this course or achieved my best results. I think, her professional approach to clear all my doubts, her advice to improve my standard, her motivation to keep up my positive thinking; gave me a lot of confidence in myself. It also helped me to get all my assignments completed on time. She is more than an asset to your institute and I wish her and the institute many more successes in the future.
Keep up all your good work and I will be your word of mouth for many more students.”
The TEFL Course challenged and inspired me to go back to the basics and become more particular and careful with my grammar. It also helped me use other approaches on how to become more effective and efficient as an educator. Ultimately, it gave me more confidence and drive to teach my students whilst maintaining the fun.
The best part of the course for me is seeing the final assignment graded. It’s a humbling and an unparalleled fulfillment knowing that you were able to accomplish and learn so much despite the struggles. I worked hard for it and many times questioned myself if I’m good enough, if I can finish it and know just when to quit. It’s a confirmation that I didn’t just pass it. The best part is knowing and feeling proud of yourself because you know that you are better now than you were before. You are more equipped and have so much more to share. Now, that is priceless.
The course format was average. It was organized however, it was a tad confusing when it comes to the TEST and ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION parts. I believe it can be improved if we will either put color legends or something to distinguish every Unit Test and Assignment. Also, adding pictures and/or videos and/or music would be awesome.
My tutor is a gem. She was very responsive and inspiring. Her feedback is short and precise. I love the fact that the ink she’s using is not glaring red and everything was either constructive or simply motivating.
Many thanks for to my tutor getting back to me with my mark. Thank you so much for your help, tolerance and perseverance – I didn’t find this last module easy, but once the penny dropped and I grasped what I needed to do, I really enjoyed this part of the course. It has taken me a long time to complete, but I feel I have learned a lot; I couldn’t have done it without your encouragement and support. I wish you all the best in the future. I’m sure lots more students will benefit from your mentoring skills and experience.”
I just recently completed the 120-Hour TEFL/TEYL certification. My experience was wonderful and I was very happy with my tutor and the course itself. I was prompted to take the course for a job, but I am happy to have this certification anyways. The best part about having it is that it will be useful in much of the future work I plan to do. The website and course layout was user-friendly, and my was a responsive and respectable teacher. I felt comfortable knowing that a piece of my education was in his hands. I would most certainly recommend this course to others.
Thank you so much! What a relief to have finally completed it all! I am looking forward to enrolling for the next course, and hopefully there will be continuity regarding tutor as I have been much encouraged by your input into my tasks. Thank you again for your time and insight.
”My greatest applause goes to my tutor. Without her instruction I would not have come this far. My tutor was direct, available and helpful in her approach, but most importantly she put as much effort into her comments and feedback as was required of me, the student, which I appreciated from the bottom of my heart. I feel I have laid a good foundation for my Masters degree which will enable me to teach at University level in the future. Without the TESOL qualification I would have found it difficult to embark on a MA in TESOL since my first degree was on Business Information Systems. I intend to embark on the course as soon as I get enough experience in teaching. Soon as I complete my teaching practice, it is my intention to find a teaching job mostly in Asia but also in Europe. My greatest ambition is to teach in the Middle East, where unfortunately I am not able to find a job just yet. It looks like I need at least one year’s experience to be accepted.
In my opinion, the quality of the course was first class. The whole course was well written, clear, interesting and well thought out. It was full of useful class-based activities which I will always refer to when I start teaching. The course structure and content was way better than I had imagined. I was impressed by the practical methods and strategies that the student teachers are encouraged to use in an ESOL class, and also the structured approach to the course was easy to follow. I learned a lot about motivating students in a classroom, building their confidence, and supporting their language learning process. I gained an understanding of language acquisition and how second language learning differs from learning one’s native tongue.
The course content offered great resources for in-class activities and games, which I’m sure I will utilize in the future as a teacher. I greatly enjoyed learning about error correction skills. I was so surprised that I did not know a lot about error correction strategies at all. The reasoning behind most of these strategies sounded so reasonable and made a lot of sense. I have always thought that teaching was all about meticulous grammatical correction by the teacher, and that it was the student’s duty to take on board all the recommendations if they wanted to succeed. As a teacher, the logic behind being thoughtful of the learner’s feelings when marking really impressed me. I have always thought that the red correction marks meant the teacher was being very thorough with marking. The module on classroom management was also a great eye opener. Hitherto I had never really thought it important for teachers to have a good rapport with the learners inside and outside of class. All the years I have been at college and university, I have never really seen any teacher worry about relationships with students. The TESOL training has made me understand how much of an advantage it is to have a good relationship with the students.”
Below are my thoughts about the course.
The course is very useful. There are so many things that as teachers we overlook and sometimes take for granted. All this ranges from teaching of grammar, pronunciation to classroom management. The elaboration provided mould us to be complete English teachers.
My best part was on teaching pronunciation. The recommended video links on YouTube exposed me so much on how to teach pronunciation. The lessons are presented by people from different geographical areas. This helped me understand much on good pronunciation.
The syllabus is easy to follow. It is clear and well laid out making it easy to understand the content.
My tutor was of great help. His feedback was very useful. In cases where I had missed the point, he would explain in detail by giving examples. This made it easier for me to go through the course.
I would definitely recommend others to do the course. It is a great course that enlightens on teaching English well to speakers of other languages.
Kennedy H M
I have recently completed my INTESOL TEFL course and I would like to share my positive experience during this period. I find it extremely useful, and they gave me very helpful tips which I gladly use now to improve my teaching. I got familiar with so many teaching methods and techniques, ie how to include everyone to participate in class, how to create positive environment, how to encourage my students, etc. Through my dedicated tutor, who guided me with his experience and knowledge, I completed my course successfully. The course was easy to navigate, with clear and simple instructions so anyone can manage to go through it easily. I was so highly motivated and encouraged by my tutor so I finished this course quickly but it is important to mention that you are doing it in your own pace. The best part of this course is that you are always challenging yourself with the great and creative assignments you can find in here. Once again, if you are searching for the most suitable course for you I would recommend INTESOL because I gained everything I wanted and more. I am spreading my positive experience so that everyone can enjoy and learn a lot, like I did. Thank you INTESOL.
Hi, I’m an online English teacher. I have been teaching English for ore than 3 years and TESOL course helped me a lot. I can really say it’s very useful because in TESOL course, I’ve learned how to teach English well to speakers of other languages. My tutor was so kind, helpful and patient in helping me all the way. Her feedback helped me become a better teacher. I would say, if you are looking for an online platform where you can take your TESOL course, INTESOL is the right choice.
The course was well presented. I find the test and assignments exciting but challenging which made me work harder in order to improve myself as a teacher.
Classroom management was the most exciting part for me because it has taught me more ideas how to become an effective English teacher. I would like to commend my tutor who was very encouraging. Her feedback is clearly stated. I feel the course is of great help for teachers aiming for excellence in teaching.
I am so happy to have attended this course as this certificate will provide me with some more job opportunities.
As for the course itself, it was not so new to me as I graduated from the English language and literature where I already had methodology classes and I was familiar with many things mentioned there.
What I liked a lot was the list of the additional material, such as you tube videos and some reading parts which I found very useful. It is always good to be reminded of some things. The hardest part for me was flash cards creation since I am not so skillful when it comes to using the computer. The course tutor was really helpful, always willing to help, he gave me some guidance for some tasks, actually for flash cards creation task.
All in all, I would recommend this course to anyone in need of this formal certificate.
I’m delighted to have finished [the course] and just want to take the chance to say thank you for all your support over the past few months. All the best with everything.
I’m so thankful to my tutor for your help in last two months. As my online tutor, you’re very responsive and responsible. I am impressed by your hardworking. Without your concise and meaningful feedback for my assignments, I wouldn’t have completed my course at a fast pace. Thanks God being my tutor and wish you every success in your future endeavors:)
Chaoyun Andy Z
The course was very useful. I was able to apply it on my online teaching as an English teacher. I was more aware of the phonetic chart and how to read it. The videos in the course were very helpful as well and other links that could give you more depth on the topic. I am more aware of my students’ behavior and attitude and I became more understanding with them. I was encouraged as well on my tutor’s feedback and corrections. Those encouragements urged me to continue and finished the course well. I would definitely recommend it to other teachers who wanted to improve their teachings. With proper time management and eagerness to finish the course, you will not only be equipped but you will finished the course inspired and with the eagerness to learn more since it has bonus lessons and links that you could review anytime.
The TEFL course was amazing. For me, it was a big help since I felt that I improved a lot by simply studying or learning the lessons or topics in the TEFL course. What I like about it is that I can access it easily since its online and that I don’t need to rush things because the course gives me ample time to study especially that I am working as well. Indeed, the TEFL course is a remarkable one and I would recommend to those who wants to learn more and be the best that they can be.
Cris Khennard A
I am so pleased to have completed my INTESOL Cert TESOL course with a distinction and I have to give credit where credit’s due. I know what a major contribution to my results was made by my tutors. For that very special, and unique experience and the wonderful atmosphere of Regents I thank you all most sincerely.
BRING IT ON WITH INTESOL
Teaching English to non-native English speakers has been my bread and butter. But more than that, it has become my passion. Having the chance to take the 120 Hour Certificate in TEFL with INTESOL is not just a privilege but one of my notable milestones. Online classes have limitations but I am satisfied with the content of the modules and the way my Tutor provided feedback/remarks on my assignments. I almost lost this opportunity because of my tight schedule but I am grateful to INTESOL for paving the way to continue this program.
Now, I am more confident and equipped to teach my students and explore greater heights in the ESL industry.
Thank you very much for the world-class TEFL Program. Let’s bring it on! God bless you more and hoping to experience another great program in the future!
I received the certificates this week. Thank you very much for providing that course. In 2005 I worked as volunteer teacher. Since I had never taught before, that time was a real challenge to me. So I had prepared for almost everything that could happen in a classroom before I started teaching spoken English there. But so many unexpected things had happened so that I had to learn to be flexible at any time. That time I wished to have more skills. So amongst others I realised that there are different learner types and that a well-prepared teacher is able to cope with any situation. My father was delighted when I showed him the certificates. He had worked as technology teacher before he became pensioner. Now relatives and friends often ask me for advice as far as English translations are concerned. I like to help them. I really enjoyed the course. Thank you very much again.
Thanks a lot INTESOL. It will be a great pleasure for me to continue my training with you. Believe me, I’ve learned a lot with the Certificate, despite my ten years of teaching! I’m enrolling immediately on ESP, then.
Hi everyone, I took TESOL and my tutor has been of great help for me in finishing the course. I really enjoyed doing the course because I was able to review the basic principles in English grammar as well as the strategies in TEFL. In addition, TESOL was very helpful in my part since I am teaching English in an Online Company which is based in China. It helped me improved my teaching competence and strategies. Hence, I would definitely recommend taking TESOL to everyone in this company.
Felvin Ray I
Thank you for all the support and guidance that you provided throughout the course. I am especially grateful for the encouraging remarks that accompanied every grade feedback sheet – it had a really motivating effect.