Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification courses in Richmond, VA. are usually held at Virginia Commonwealth University. To enroll by phone, call 1-800-779-1779
First off, I have to say that I am so glad I had the chance to speak with the instructor during her information session at VCU. Teaching abroad was an experience I wasn't sure if I was able to pursue, but at the same time I was eager and could see myself teaching and gaining experience in the education field. After gaining more insight from her, she has given me the motivation and encouragement that I needed. Her enthusiasm and energy did not stop after that workshop. Since the first day of class the instructor has integrated a wealth of information from her own personal experiences and education into the course curriculum. Incorporating what she has acquired from her years of teaching and master’s education greatly benefited the class. My peers and I were able to gain a great deal of practical knowledge from what to do in an abrupt travel emergency, to invaluable class room management and student communication techniques. Never once was there a dull moment in our classroom. Although we had quite a timorous and shy class, she was able to make it lively and facilitate class participation from everyone. In addition, she was always approachable (she is like a mom to all her students!) and encouraged questions and always provided clear and effective answers. The course procedure and assignments that were laid out fully supported the course objectives. Overall, it was an excellent course, and I would highly recommend enrolling!
- T.L., Richmond, VA
My instructor was very knowledgeable about ESL teaching. The lessons were very engaging and helpful.
- L.S., Newport News, VA
"Our instructor was awesome! She knows a lot about teaching ESL, and knows how to handle her students in all types of challenging situations."
- M.M., Charlottesville, VA
"Our instructor brought an energy and attitude that was awesome. Her mastery of teaching and knowledge was clear and her helpfulness was great!"
- A.M., Bowling Green, VA
"We were given a lot of opportunities to express individual thoughts, work with others and gain confidence. All necessary skills for teaching."
- T.H., Petersburg, VA
I enjoyed the way the class was set up and the flow of the lesson. I also enjoyed being able to have practice with teaching and writing lessons.
- K.T., Hampton, VA
"Our instructor did a wonderful job, was extremely patient even with people with 'attitudes' or anything like that. He always answered everyone's questions promptly and efficiently. I am very thankful for all his personal input as well as professional."
- K.N., Virginia Beach, VA
"This three week intensive course is ideal for busy schedules. It is very useful in helping one prepare for a real life teaching profession."
- J.S., Norfolk, VA
"I enjoyed every part of the course. It's just outstanding. It provides an excellent source of information on TEFL. It's intensive, short and it is internationally recognized."
- J.R., Norfolk, VA
Our instructor was an excellent teacher. Her lessons were so rich and full of practical information and practices.
- S.B., Chambersburg, PA
The exercises demonstrated the variety of teaching methods that the reading advocates. The assignment to create a lesson plan and teach the class provided valuable feedback. Observing the teaching methods of fellow students was helpful as well.
- K.H., Washington, DC
A friend took this about 8 years ago and raved about it. I knew then that I wanted to take the course. Finally, the opportunity presented itself. I am so grateful. The course materials are outstanding but the fact that we have access to a job advisor is impressive.
- E.S., Annapolis, MD
"The lesson plans and activities throughout the course helped me feel more confident in my future teaching skills and abilities."
- T.I., Frederick, MD
"Our instructor was a wonderful communicator, very sweet, and has helped us in anything we needed."
- B.I., Gainesville, VA
"This course was very hands on and time appropriate."
- M.C., Washington, DC
"Oxford Seminars offers a great method of teaching English and I've already told my friends about it."
- N.J., Washington, DC
"The Oxford Seminars course was recommended to me by my university professor. The course was well organized and enthusiastically and professionally instructed. The course materials, especially the manual, are very useful references. I also enjoyed how small the class size was."
- N.L., Washington, DC
The TESOL Course Handbook was great, because it gave an insight on different ways to teach ideas and helped with questions especially for first time teachers.
- G.J., Baltimore, MD
Our instructor is obviously a master teacher who knows his pedagogy. Excellent, resourceful, and actionable feedback on our lesson training.
- B.K., Washington, DC
It was great to learn how to handle difficult situations that may arise in a foreign classroom.
- B.L., Baltimore, MD
I learned a great deal and grew as a teacher. I have taught writing at a college level and this course has taught me much I can apply to teaching writing. The pedagogy and lesson planning skills I learned will change how I teach for the better.
- D.P., Berwyn Heights, MD
I had a great time taking this class. It was fun and informative at the same time. My instructor did an excellent job getting everyone involved and engaged. I will recommend this class to my friends without hesitation.
- S.S., Alexandria, VA
"Getting feedback from the instructor and other students was a huge help. Watching others present also helped give me ideas about the way I might teach in the future."
- R.O., College Park, MD
"This course was a very pleasant and worthwhile experience all around. I especially enjoyed learning about culture shock and finding a job."