What Our Graduates Say
Find out what our graduates have to say about the following:
The course as a whole
Post-teaching feedback sessions
Written reflections on lessons
Working in groups
Lesson planning and teaching
The training site
This was a really intensive and challenging course, and ultimately, a life changing experience. The trainers were always there to motivate and support us. I learned more in one month than I thought possible.
This is a real TESOL course. If you come into this program with the right attitude, you will walk out with real, meaningful, and useful tools that will allow you to be a successful teacher. This is a certificate you earn. You donít just get it because you paid. Itís a wonderful opportunity to grow as a teacher and as a person. Milk it for all itís worth.
I think that taking this course was one of the wisest decisions I have taken in my life. Being a non-native speaker of English, I got good international exposure and it definitely increased my self-confidence.
Nilay J. Soni
Well organized, good pacing, good balance, and great teachers. It was a great experience. I learned more practical knowledge in four weeds than I could have imagined.
A thoroughly professional, thought-provoking, relevant, and enjoyable course, firmly grounded in real classroom teaching.
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All the trainers were patient and supportive, and their feedback was always constructive. It was direct but always delivered in a kind way.
The instructors really made the difference for me. I genuinely liked and respected all of them, and thus wanted to learn from them. They also always made themselves available and did what they could to support us.
To the trainers: You are all FABULOUS!!! What a team too! Each and every one of you brought a unique and special element to this experience. Please know how much your efforts and contributions have been appreciated.
Throughout the course I was impressed with the trainers' thoroughness. The feedback on both essays and lessons was always helpful and clear. I was amazed at the length of the feedback as well. I appreciated the effort and commitment to making us better teachers.
Very qualified trainers. They are enthusiastic, responsible, serious, and humorous. They are all helpful and obviously very experienced.
Pham Thi Kim Nguyen
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There was just the right balance between praise and constructive criticism.
The group was tremendously supportive and insightful. Very constructive feedback.
Great! The practice teaching feedback sessions built a bond, with everyone working cohesively as a group. Reflecting on each lesson was so important as we got to know our strengths and weaknesses, and areas to improve on.
A real learning tool. It really helps us prepare for independent teaching. I got more out of this than anything else on the course.
These sessions were so helpful and beneficial. So many things were brought to my attention about teaching and it made me strive to do better each time.
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Loved the essays and reflections. And the feedback was soooo good. It was thoughtful and extremely detailed.
The assignments were explained clearly and well in advance. The writing process itself was absolutely vital. It showed me how much I had learned and where further improvements could be made. And the trainer feedback was phenomenal.
This might just be the best part of the training. I learned lots when I had to think back on my practice teaching and summarize what had happened - both positive things and areas to work on. And the trainers always gave such supportive and encouraging feedback.
The questions we answered in our essays really cut to the root of what TESOL is about. I feel like I learned a lot from the writing.
The whole group thing was a real challenge for me Ė but I had fun and learned a lot in the end. Bravo!
The group gelled really quickly. I felt totally at ease with my peers and learned to trust them completely. All feedback was honest and constructive.
Nitirath Ake-Uru (Pong)
I loved the group dynamics. We shared, cared, learned from each other, improved together, and praised and criticized each other when necessary. The cohesiveness of the group is an attribute I will never forget.
Han Mei Ping
We learned a great deal from each other. We supported each other more and more as each day passed and we all became friends.
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I loved planning with my group and the trainers. I got ideas of different ways to teach, as well as learning all sorts of different tools and methods. Loved it!
I really enjoyed getting to know the students and then adapting my teaching to try to accommodate their individual needs as much as possible.
So much guidance and help from the trainers. This eventually led me to be able to prepare a lesson plan with little or no help in the end.
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A great location - a training site with trees! This is such a rarity in Bangkok. Definitely something to appreciate.
The snack table was great, as well as the computers, Internet access, photocopying facilities, etc. And the AUA staff were all very friendly and helpful.
Natcha Dejkamhaeng McMahen
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