Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification courses in Amherst, MA. are usually held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. To enroll by phone, call 1-800-779-1779
"I really enjoyed the small class sizes, the interaction with teachers and other students, and the discussion of real world application."
- M.G., Amherst, MA
The instructor used many motivating activities that we can also use as teachers in the future. She used the activities just like we would use them in our classroom, which was a good modeling strategy.
- P.E., Hartford, CT
We went through many different aspects of teaching English, and our instructor had many personal stories that helped us comprehend the information.
- T.F., Glastonbury, CT
"The instructor was very helpful and made me feel comfortable with my ability to teach English."
- R.F., Springfield, MA
"I found the emphasis on different learning styles and catering to those styles was especially useful."
- B.F., Waterbury, CT
"Hearing of our instructor's experiences abroad was fun. Her ability to convey the ESL classroom experience and how foreign learners react to Americans as teachers was great."
- S.I., East Windsor, CT
"Preparing and presenting lessons in front of the class, as well as participating in other student's lessons was extremely helpful."
- C.I., Manchester, CT
"I never taught before so the entire course was useful. I enjoyed the group work and daily activities. The course was very thorough."
- M.J., Hartford, CT
"I really liked the practicum, as it gave me a chance to feel what it is like to be in front of a classroom."
- F.I., Providence, RI
"The best investment I have ever made."
- W.M., Providence, RI
"Even though I have experience in teaching, I still got a lot out of the training. I liked the way each activity we did was a form for an activity we could use in our classes! Our Instructor was wonderful!"
- L. Yoon, East Providence, RI
"Our Instructor is a really great teacher. He had a lot of knowledge in the field. His comments about teaching are really helpful."
- C. Mellon, Barrington, RI
"For two eight-hour sessions a week, our Instructor moved the class along very well. I could tell that he's been teaching a long time and can express tips well. I never felt that our Instructor didn't know what he was talking about."
- R. Proctor, Albion, RI
If you have a genuine interest in learning to teach English, this a fun and educational course!
- W.F., Branford, CT
All-in-all, our instructor was my idea of an excellent teacher - focused on the students and presents the material in a way they can absorb and utilize.
- F.G., Trumbull, CT
"Our instructor made the days enjoyable and our class developed a true sense of friendship through her efforts. She gave us confidence in our own teaching abilities."
- G.B., Woodbridge, CT
"My instructor was an amazing teacher - very kind, patient, and extremely knowledgeable about ESL from the grammar through to the application and resume process."
- C.F., Milford, CT
"Excellent teacher: passionate and knowledgeable - she teaches from the heart."
- S.L., New Haven, CT
"The course had a great atmosphere. I learned so much from a lot of positive material. This was a great opportunity."
- D.F., New Haven, CT
My instructor was simply AMAZING! Like the best teacher I have ever had. He really made me, as the student, feel as if I were a teacher, yet in an ESL student's role. The instructor put me in a really comfortable learning environment.
- R.A., Boston, MA
I believe that all English teachers should take this course to improve their techniques.
- C.E., Salem, MA
Everything about the course was great, and it was good to think about graded language and how to break down specifics.
- D.A.C., Boston, MA
Our instructor clearly has extensive knowledge of all aspects of ESL. His lessons were entertaining, informative, and well organized. I felt comfortable in the classroom at all times, and feel prepared to teach in a variety of situations.
- J.W., Boston, MA
This was the best ESL course that I've taken. There should be more practicum in the instructor phase. The online phase was excellent.
- B.A., Brookline, MA
My final comment is simply a sincere thank you for all the hard work, dedication, and skill you have devoted to this important field of work, developing your program over so many years.
- B.T., Jamaica Plain, MA
Our instructor was exceptional. He is engaging, entertaining, extremely knowledgeable, wise, energetic, and funny - all the things a great teacher should be. I will be quoting him for many years to come!
- D.F., Boston, MA
I would totally recommend Oxford Seminars to anyone seeking to become ESL certified. I truly believe my instructor was the best teacher I ever had. With an amazing teaching style, and personality, I got through the course in a breeze.
- F.R., Boston, MA
Our instructor was amazing. I can tell that he has the experience to teach and be understood.
- E.L., Newton, MA
I learned a lot about strategies and examples of how to teach certain information and topics.
- P.D., Boston, MA
The opportunity to be able to practice my teaching abilities and receive feedback and constructive criticism was very helpful!
- E.A., Rockport, MA
The class was intensive but the instructor was really, really good. He had a great sense of humor, kept us engaged, provided excellent feedback and knew his material extremely well.
- S.Y., Portsmouth, NH
As a native speaker, it provided an excellent review of grammar; I learned some new things about the language! One of my friends is taking this class this month based on my recommendation. I feel that being certified in ESL will be very helpful in finding work.
- J.C., Nashua, NH
"Our Instructor was amazing. A course like this with so many unknowns can be terrible or strikingly effective - and the Instructor is the key to this. She modelled flawless teaching technique for us to emulate. I learned more from watching her than from anything else in the course. She used the materials fully, and put her 'preaching' into a very engaging and thorough informative 'practice'. High marks!!"
- M. J., Belmont, MA
"I thought the Oxford manual was excellent, both practical and useful. The Instructor was very knowledgeable and entertaining, which was not only good role modelling but also helped to maintain class focus."
- P. Z., Framingham, MA
"The Instructor's personal experiences and knowledge were used to give more relevance to what we learned."
- A. P., Waldoboro, ME
"I enjoyed analysing how our Instructor taught us. It gave the class the perspective of being both a student and a teacher."
- P. C., Dunstable, MA
"After a 40-year career in higher education, I can say that my instructor was quite simply the best teacher I have ever had - or known. Supremely capable, reasonable, clear, and motivating!"
- L.O., Newton, MA
"The instructor continually stopped to invite any questions we had. He emphasized that no one should leave the course unsatisfied. I was very impressed."
- B.S., Boston, MA
"The instructor was highly experienced, approachable, very helpful and top notch."
- P.E., Boston, MA
"Wonderfully dynamic teacher, excellent information, feedback and interaction, and a good group of people! I learned a lot from this course."
- D.W., Boston, MA
This was an incredible experience, and provided great opportunities for teaching English abroad!
- T.W., Pittsfield, MA
The instructor was always kind and shared her own experiences. I appreciated that part very much, and I've learned so many things from my classmates, too!
- A.T., Queensbury, NY
Our instructor was excellent. Friendly but focused, detailed but not boring, and really just a fabulous model of what an ESL teacher should be. I can only hope I can teach half as well as she did.
- G.C., Saugerties, NY
"It was useful when we discussed real life situations both in and outside the classroom in foreign settings it really helped to prepare me for what to expect."
- M.S., North Chatham, NY
"I liked hearing our instructor's stories and learning from her experience. She was great at explaining how to teach."
- A.L., Hoosick Falls, NY
"I liked how the course spent a lot of time talking about the experience of being abroad, the process, the preparation, and not just what to teach."
- T.P., Troy, NY
"I got a lot of great ideas and resources to use and take with me. The practicum was a very helpful experience. Loved the instructor and her positive energy!"