Student Testimonials

  • Sajjad Sharief

    2011 Part Time TESL Graduate

    Toronto

    Ten thousand times better than what I learned during my full time Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Western Ontario! I finally learned how to prepare for a class PROPERLY! I can finally know what to teach and at what moment I should be teaching. Even though the ESA lesson planning structure was used for ESL, I am going to apply this to all my teachables (math and physics and ESL so far). Judy is a BRILLIANT instructor whose method and approch to teach was truly inspiring.

  • Michelle Diaz

    2011 TEFL Graduate

    Toronto

    I really enjoyed the TEFL course! The small class was great because I met some fantastic people! The instructor was very motivating. She taught us new and different ways to teach language by putting us in the shoes of a learner. I highly recommend this course.

  • Lesley Henshaw

    2011 CELTA Graduate

    Toronto

    It was a very challenging, but totally stimulating and interesting experience. The teaching was first rate - they were ultra consciencious, supportive, energetic, enthusiastic and very encouraging. The course really gets you to re-examine any pre-concieved ideas yo uhave about teaching. I have a whole new respect for teachers now that I realize the amount of work that goes into preparation.

  • Elizabeth Watkins

    2011 Full Time TESL Graduate

    Toronto

    As I reach the completion of this course, I feel that my skill set has been much improved. I feel confident that I can teach ESL students confidently and effectively. This course has opened my eyes to the many possibilities I now have, which is really exciting. although this course is meant to train ESL teachers, I believe it has prepared me for many more life encounters. The skills have retained will help me in almost any career path I take.

  • Michael Carens-Nedelsky

    2011 CELTA Graduate

    Toronto

    CELTA provides a rich learning environment that not only delves into the practice and methodology of teaching English, not merely from an academic perspective, but from a holistic one as well. the opportunity to actually teach while learning is an unparralleled experience and the teacher trainers employ the same methodoogy in their instructions. Having teacher with a wealth of experience is excellent, but having teachers who care so passionately about teaching is invaluable.

  • Owen Rafferty

    2011 Full Time TESL Graduate

    Toronto

    IH's TESL course exceeded my expectations. The level of preparation, commitment and sheer organizational zeal of the instructors impressed me. I would not hesitate to recommend the course to anybody interested in becoming an ESL teacher.

  • Christine D'Angelo

    2011 Full Time TESL Graduate

    Toronto

    International House was a wonderful and welcoming place to complete my TESL training. I felt very well-supported throughout the program. The staff is attentive and dedicated. I can now go on to teach English with confidence and valuable practical experience.

  • Jack Chi

    Full Time TESL Graduate

    Toronto

    The course exceeded my expectations. The instructors are friendly and approachable. The course material offered a good balance of theory and practice. I especially liked the on-site practicum which helped me prepare for my job in Korea. Thanks IH!