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INTESOL Certificate

INTESOL Certificate


Read what INTESOL TESOL graduates have to say

Below are just some of the comments we have received from students who have completed their training with INTESOL. (Original copies of these letters are kept at INTESOL Head Office.)

Cathy Tousey [INTESOL Peru] - 2006

"I wanted to let all of you at INTESOL know how much I enjoyed my TEFL course in Peru. I was one of the April class, and I'm so glad I chose to go to Cusco, and to go through INTESOL Peru. I have talked to other TEFL students since returning to the US, and I really believe the training we received at INTESOL Peru was superior to most other schools. Both Ken Jones and Mark Deming are terrific instructors, and most certainly encourage you to work extremely hard! One of the most valuable parts of the training was the Student Teaching, working with actual students. The detailed critiques that accompanied each lesson were a very good tool to aid growth and awareness. Cusco itself was wonderful. The people were so friendly, and the surroundings are lovely. All the people in the office at INTESOL Peru went out of their way to help, encourage, and make us welcome. My husband came with me, and they were every bit as welcoming to him. We both learned a lot about another culture, and find ourselves wanting to return. I think there is every possibility of travelling back to Peru for a longer time; I know I would enjoy teaching English there. You mentioned that Ken may be working with another school in Chile; do you know where? It will be a while until we can do this again, but I'd like to start thinking about different possibilities. Again, thank you. INTESOL Peru is a 'class act.'"

Eve Price - 2006

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and to remark on how well-constructed the course is. It has been a real pleasure for me to complete it."

Alex Miller [INTESOL Spain] - graduated 2005

"Overall, Intesol Spain is an excellent course with quality instructors who genuinely care about the students' success as TEFL teachers. From my very first email contact with them, they addressed my questions and concerns, putting me at ease and making me comfortable with my decision to move abroad and earn a living teaching English.

Upon arrival, the course revealed itself to be not only a valuable tool in training to become a teacher, but also to live in and adapt to a new society and a new way of living, with advice on apartment hunting, budgeting, and job searching. Specifically, the course seemed appropriately rigorous taking up a fair amount of my time, but leaving me the option to explore and integrate into Barcelona. In retrospect, the content of the course was just about as right on as possible in terms of preparing for what to expect when actually teaching English. In particular, the multiple hours of teaching practice, which I happen to know exceeds the offering of major competitors, adequately prepared me for what I would eventually face as a TEFL teacher.

Within two weeks of completing the course, I found 8 hours a week, for a rate that exceeded what I was told was the average pay. Within a month, after using the comprehensive list of English academies located in Barcelona provided by Intesol, that total had risen, to 15. Within another month, I brought my weekly hours to 20, which is about the maximum a schedule can handle, given travel time. The classes are, for the most part, extremely rewarding. I have received nothing but positive comments regarding my teaching abilities, and I know a large part of that can be attributed to the Intesol course. For anyone interested in establishing a TEFL career in Spain, or anywhere in the world, I highly recommend the Intesol course."

Stephanie Mitchell [INTESOL Greece] - July 2005

"INTESOL Greece is fantastic! It's the experience of a lifetime! The location, accommodation, classes, staff - everything is simply wonderful!

At home in the US I am a high school History teacher so I have taken my share of education classes. But our trainer, Mihaela is the best instructor I have ever had! She organises the material in a clear and logical way and brings such energy to the classroom that you can't help but be excited about your progress. We were never at a loss for guidance, creative ideas or support - on ALL levels.

I also appreciated the fact that our classes and lodging were in the same building. The Alkion Hotel truly was our 'home away from home' complete with a relaxed family atmosphere. Obtaining a TESOL certificate has opened so many doors for me and I can't wait to put it to work while exploring our world at the same time! I recommend this course to anyone - without a doubt!"

Linda Tingle - March 2005

"I was truly delighted to see my TESOL certificates and the grade that has been awarded. You have done a grand job designing the training programme and I cannot praise you more highly. It has been the most wonderful learning experience for me, uplifting and totally stimulating."

Graham Hadley - March 2005

"I'd just like to say thank you for patiently answering all my questions. I certainly have been impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness I've received from everyone at INTESOL and it's definitely been a factor in deciding to enrol with you. Thanks!"

Bindoo Caullychurn - January 2005

"Dear Lynda, Thank you very much. I wanted to inform you that I have received my INTESOL Certificate. In fact, I wanted to continue with other courses in INTESOL.. However, I am expecting a baby very soon. I shall certainly try to enrol myself for other courses next year. Thank you again together with your whole team for all the help and support that you provided during the course which has been very exciting, challenging and enriching."

Sanjay Teeluck - December 2004

"Thank you all very much for this very interesting and challenging course which I have already recommended to many language teachers in Mauritius. This was a very challenging and exciting course throughout. This is not just one person's opinion but that of the other 20-odd candidates as well. We had our last meeting tonight where everyone gave their feedback on the course which was very positive indeed. Sanjay Teeluck, Clavis IBPYP School, Mount Ory, Moka, Mauritius."

Judith Rieck - October 2004

"I read a comment from a student on your website which read 'I did it'. That's just how I feel at the moment. The feeling is one of extreme elation! I had no idea I would be embarking on such a challenging and interesting course. I have learned a huge amount from all the research I have done to complete the tasks and from my trainers, Reg and Jean. I am now a volunteer tutor with the Adult Migrant English Program here in Australia and hope to relocate to the UK (where our only child lives) next year. I am really loving it. I would like to continue to teach in a volunteer program in UK if I can. However, who knows what might lie ahead in the way of opportunities! Many thanks for an excellent and challenging course and I'm certainly very pleased I chose INTESOL."

Karen Ashmore - April 2004

“I have had a very positive experience and am really pleased to have chosen INTESOL (which I did after a few days' searching round on the Internet and comparing about 20 different distance ESOL options) and have in fact already recommended INTESOL to a friend. For me, with 2 small kids, distance learning has been the only way to go and I have had as much time as I wanted to do each module (which you don't get with residential courses and not even with all distance courses) and I have no beefs whatsoever with the material, presentation or tutor (who has been fantastic). It has been a thoroughly positive experience.”

Rob Reeves - March 2004

“Having completed my course I can honestly say that the training material was excellent, the staff brilliant and supportive.

My trainer provided me with positive feedback and guidance throughout.
I certainly made the right choice when I chose INTESOL, so much in fact that I have recommended them to my friends; one friend was so impressed when I told her she signed up for the same course within 2 days.

P.S. Off to teach in Turkey 2nd May 2004!”

Marie Gordon - March 2004

“You will be happy to know that INTESOL has opened up a whole new life for me. My college is lovely, wonderful campus with a swimming pool and sports facilities and landscaped gardens. The Leaders, as they call them here, staff and students are great. By great good fortune I met a member of the Hunan Government who introduced me to others. The up and down of the story is that I have made my home here, lost 2 stone and look 20 years younger.

I hope you are well Lynda, and thanks again for this life changing opportunity.”

Pam Woodward - November 2003

“I just wanted to let you know that the teaching practice went really well – I was very impressed with Regent’s and thought their course was exceptionally well run and well organised.”

Chrystal Aitchison - May 2003

“My name is Chrystal Aitchison, I took your COES TESOL course about 4 years ago. I hope you remember me! I returned from Japan about 6 months ago. I truly had a fantastic time out in Japan and believe that without your certificate it would not have been possible to obtain a visa. I got a full 3-year work permit.

I worked for three different English Language Companies, including ECC. They made me Native Coordinator for the Tokyo area. A very challenging position for a 21 year old, combining management of around 500 foreign teaching staff, seasonal events, scheduling kindergarten sessions, and piloting a scheme to bring English into the lives of Elementary school children in a school setting.

I thought that maybe I would have gotten the teaching bug out of my system after I returned to the UK. I am just about to finish a contract for a local Japanese firm, where I’d been working as a Japanese Liaison Assistant. (Yes, as a result of 3 years without English TV, I’m now fluent in spoken Japanese). I find myself thinking more and more about my teaching past and about how much satisfaction it gave me to see my students (aged 2 – 78 years) making progress and gaining in confidence with English. I could see them begin to express themselves and take on brave new personalities that hadn’t been seen before. As you can tell, my 3 years really did change my life, and my students tell me it changed theirs too.”

Esther Chionh - April 2003

“I received the certificate two weeks ago. Thanks a million. Truly appreciate what you have done for me. The certificate will truly come in helpful. At present, I am teaching in one of the government colleges in NZ and I am thinking of changing to another school. Yours is the only TESOL certificate that I have and I’m sure it will help me in my application.

Thanks a lot again.”

Mike Yelash - April 2003

“Thanks for your many emails and help during the time I have been taking my TESOL course. You will be pleased to know that I have now completed the course, and have sent my grades to your Knutsford address to obtain my certificate.

I would like to say how much I enjoyed the course. I found that the modules got more and more interesting and I feel that I have learned a lot in a very short space of time. The trainers were excellent, and I found their comments (both positive and negative) were well put and highly informative. My special thanks go to Mr Reg Burgin who ended up marking the majority of my course, and was a great help.”

Pearl Schulz - April 2003

“I did it! I am finally done with this course and I learned a lot from it. I especially like the constructive feedback and comments made by Heather on my tasks.”

Mrs M Michailidis - October 2002

“I am writing to say how much I’ve enjoyed the TESOL course. It was a wonderful challenge, and the trainers were very helpful, offering useful advice. The course itself is easy to follow, covering all the relevant aspects regarding the teaching of English to foreign students. I have recommended it to several of my friends, and I am thinking of doing another course at a higher level at some time in the future. I am now looking forward to a career in teaching English thanks to your course – wonderful!”

Esther Knight - December 2001

“Lynda……I did my TESOL qualification with you almost five years ago now…..it has paid for itself many times over!!!”

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