Student Testimonials

  • Kristin Bunch

    Miami

    CELTA program sharpened my skills as a teacher, and widened my horizons for a more communicative student-based approach. The program developed my teaching philosophy through a spirit of inquiry and reflection. The program armed me with rewarding resources to teach English abroad as part of an overseas adventure and to reach my professional development goals. It equipped me with specific skills for assessing English learner proficiency and content area knowledge, awareness of various program models and a stronger foundation in supporting ESL students' language acquisition. In short, Sol school in Miami offered me hands-on experiences in one of the most diverse settings in the world for teaching TESOL.

  • 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!