The classes have a high practical content so you get plenty of opportunities to plan your own lessons and give presentations yourself.
Naokatsu Torimoto - 2018 August
I really enjoyed the program. The tutors were always courteous and thorough. They shared some of their own stories and experiences with us, and this made the classes more enjoyable.The TESOL program is structured so that you learn psychology and the theory of teaching, and apply this on a practical basis in class.The classes have a high practical content so you get plenty of opportunities to plan your own lessons and give presentations yourself. You sit in on language classes and pick up hints and tips, and then at the end you have to plan and give your own simulated lessons. There is a lot of practical content, like selecting the right teaching materials to match your students' abilities, structuring the classes, and setting learning goals. You try these for yourself and get to see what works well and what doesn’t.On these occasions you also get detailed feedback from other TESOL participants and lecturers. That helps you move to the next stage of your learning development.
There were lots of different people on my program so I was able to build up a useful network of contacts. If you’re looking to become an English teacher you get to learn teaching methods you wouldn’t normally learn in your own country. Even if you don’t actually become a teacher, the course is useful for helping you to communicate and work with people in an English speaking environment.
TESOL is a well-known qualification. If you’re interested in a more interactive-focused teaching approach, where you can compare your own English language skills with others, this is the course for you.You pick up skills that can be applied across a whole range of scenarios and situations. I’d really recommend it!