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After doing some extensive research I chose to study at Oxford TEFL Prague, learning that it’s the only accredited course in Prague that offers Trinity Certificate in TESOL. (Trinity TESOL qualifications are widely recognized by employers around the world.) When I made the decision to become a certified English teacher, I was excited but mostly nervous. Even though I’ve been using English a great portion of my life, being a non-native speaker a part of me felt that I wasn’t the most appropriate person to be instructing English. In addition, I had doubts that a four-week course could genuinely help someone become a “well-rounded” teacher. To my great relief, Oxford TEFL Prague, with it’s highly qualified trainers and cozy atmosphere, helped me release all my anxieties and ease into the process of becoming a language instructor. The course was very intense, but it prepared me well. I’ve gained insights into many different teaching tools and methodologies and I had plenty of opportunity for hands-on teaching practice with real students. I went into the course feeling insecure but came out a confident and self-sufficient certified English teacher. Within a few weeks of graduation I received several job offers, and currently I’m working at different language schools, teaching students of varying ages and levels, and I love it. Oxford TEFL Prague is the best! I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to get a TESOL/TEFL certificate.

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Posted: December 28, 2015
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By: Fenix
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The course is really intensive and demands a full immersion in the process which is not an issue because you will find it interesting, enjoyable and extremely useful for your future job. You will learn what it feels like to be in the shoes of an unknown language student and that despite not being able to speak a word in the target language the students will still be able to understand the teacher and learn successfully. It helps a lot in the teaching practice because you stop distancing yourself from your students and prior to using any material or technique at the lesson you first try it on yourself and see what difficulties your students may encounter and how to overcome them making your lesson as motivating and effective as possible.
You will find that your students and you yourself can be the greatest resource to create the best language lesson where your students will be willing to speak and enjoy using the language in the classroom and you will feel satisfied to realize that now they are confident with the language you have taught them to use it outside the classroom. You will get acquainted with various teaching methods and techniques which will save you a lot of time while planning your lessons and rescue you in a tricky situation in the classroom. You will understand that this wide range of English textbooks is a good resource but they are not necessarily what YOUR students need and you will learn how to vary and adapt the materials for the needs of your students or even create your own ones. You will definitely improve your own language awareness and start to identify the difficulties of the language you may encounter teaching your students and how to cope with them teaching with pedagogical approach focusing on the use of the language and its main function i.e. communication.
I was honored to be taught by such great teacher trainers from OxfordTefl as David Young, Sinead Laffan, Sean Hayward and Adrian Marriot. Being highly professional and efficient they remain so human in the classroom that even being corrected it never feels like criticism , more like a great support of my senior and experienced friends. Overall I really enjoyed the course very much and would recommend anyone interested to go for it. I wish I could do it again! )) But life goes on and now it is the time to practice everything I have learnt there! Being a teacher is a hard but gratifying job definitely worth the efforts you put into it. You find you are happy when you see and hear your students speaking the language confidently or they tell you how successfully they use it at work or in the daily life.

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Posted: June 17, 2014
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