Testimonials & feedback from our students
We encourage our students to provide feedback on their Tefl / Tesol or Teaching Business English course when they have finished their training programme. The feedback we receive is very positive. Below are examples of genuine comments that highlight some of the features and qualities of our distance learning courses.
Michelle - UK
The feedback I received from my tutor was very detailed and always to the point, therefore it was very useful in helping me to understand where I could develop my lessons further. He commented on things I had done well, which was encouraging, but also provided alternative ideas for how the tasks could have been addressed, and it is always useful to have different ways of tackling a task up one's sleeve. I found the suggested answers to the build-up tasks included with the reading matter very helpful as they pointed me in the right direction if I had got stuck and helped me to confirm that I was on the right track when I had completed the task satisfactorily.
I have received both certificates [one from the English Training Centre and one from ACTDEC, the independent accreditation body], and would like to thank you for all your help. I was surprised at how much I learned in this distance course, which was significantly more challenging than distance courses are generally believed to be. Your guidance throughout the course was an essential component of the learning process!
Mike Neville - UK
It was clear that the course was administered by professionals who have a genuine interest in both the individual student, their future students and the subject matter as a whole. The course was a pleasure, rewarding and satisfying.
Maja Hadzic, Serbia
This is a very useful and informative training course. Once the trainee does his or her tasks, it becomes clear that the theory and practice of methodology must be dealt with hand in hand. A deeper insight into backgrounds of teaching practice is provided by practical assignments. The help from the tutor is indeed commendable. I would gladly recommend this course to anyone thinking about entering English language teaching.
Suzanne Gilbert, France
TESOL by distance learning is not the ideal, but this was a very good package of materials – superbly written and with extensive and very effective feedback on the assignments.
Michael John Davies, Germany
This was a first class course, excellent support from Paul Simmonds and the English Training Centre. I enjoyed this course.
Gladwin George, Oman
The course has given me a sense of confidence and motivation in my career. It helped me in rectifying my shortcomings and preparing myself for better pastures ahead. I am grateful for the support offered by my tutor (though we know each other only through the Web) in my assignments.
Emma Patey, Korea
My tutor was extremely helpful and I really enjoyed working through the course. I am very satisfied and would recommend the course to anyone wishing to learn online.
My 'Pass with Merit' is the best recommendation I can give the course. I have found the quality of the feedback to be particularly helpful. There has been a definite and particular understanding about English teaching and the subject in general that friends who have studied at college do not appear to have experienced. I would not hesitate to recommend the ETC TESOL course.
I found this course very challenging and with excellent assignments and tasks in each of the modules. I enjoyed the course and really valued the feedback from my tutor. I have gained valuable knowledge of TESOL which I am certain will be a great asset in the future. At present, I am working as an ELA. I would like to say thank you for all your help and support.
Kay Jones - Italy
I wish to thank you for this fantastic course. The entire content has helped me in my teaching career. Because I was already teaching at the time of the course, I was able to directly apply everything I learnt. My tutor, Philip Treece, was excellent and his feedback was always constructive. Thank you again, and I look forward to the possibility of doing future courses, perhaps with a greater Business English orientation.
Emma Manley - France
The most remarkable thing about this course was the standard of support and feedback from my tutor which far surpassed anything I could have hoped for from an online course. I expected minimal interaction, but the standard of feedback was superb! It certainly made the course a lot more enjoyable and simple knowing that Paul was only an email away! I found the content of the course fantastic. Extremely thorough and easy to use.
Zsuzsanna Monck - Australia
I would like to say how much I have enjoyed the course. Having no previous teaching qualifications or experience, I was delighted to find that the course was so practical and so classroom based. A friend of mine, who for many years was responsible for training writers and editing materials for external study courses in Australia, rated it as probably the best external study course he has come across, in both content and tutor response. I can't make such comparisons of course. All I can say is that I found the material very clear and relevant and that I looked forward to your encouraging and helpful responses.
Emma Allfree - Japan
Thank you very much for the detailed feedback you have provided. I did a distance course once before and was very dissatisfied with the feedback, but your feedback was very thorough and included additional ideas and suggestions, which was very helpful.
Gilbert Rattenbury - UK
I was pleased that the professional approach indicated by the website was a true reflection of the course itself. One only does these things once. If any of my associates are looking for a similar grounding then I can recommend your course.
Kim Hundborg - Canada
I thought that my tutor (Paul) put an extraordinary effort into the marking and feedback. I was pleased with the course and enjoyed this way of studying as I live out in the (distant!) countryside. I also travel a lot so it gave me the chance to finish it at my own pace. Thanks a lot!
Eric Gomey - UK
The course has been very useful to me. I have always received very quick responses to my enquiries. Applying the new teaching techniques from the course has made my lessons more lively, especially with the students working in groups.
Emma Rabbitt - Japan
I am very happy with this course. It helped a great deal with my confidence when I went for an interview for teaching in Japan. I got the job and I will be starting work for GEOS Language Ltd in January.
Judith Harder - Canada
Thanks again for all of the work you put into the feedback. Your expertise and advice have been absorbed with gratification. I hope that I can put all of your ideas into practice. I am beginning a review of the TESOL course from the beginning. I find that so many points are clearer and easier to put into practice the second time around!
I have enjoyed this course immensely. I've poured my mind and heart into it, and I'm almost sad that I've finished. I am presently teaching English to several Korean ladies, privately. Also, I've been offered a job at a private high school, teaching English to a group of Asian students, here in B.C. Thanks so much for helping me to be, and feel, prepared for the task.
Louise Cleveley - UK
I had an excellent experience on my TESOL course. My tutor's comments and advice were constructive and thorough and I feel fully prepared for a teaching career.
Natasa Lehtova - UK
Good course; very helpful; good range of tasks and exercises. The comments from my tutor were detailed and very precise.
Alf Thompson - UK
An excellent and well-structured course!
Rachel Ellis - UK
I enjoyed the course and found the notes valuable. I will certainly go over them before attempting to teach with my current job. I did not have the time to complete a full-time course and felt that this was a comprehensive alternative.
Diane Pyper - UK
All-in-all, an excellent programme and relevant to TESOL practice. I attended the TESOL Arabia Conference mid-way through the course and found a commonality between theory and practice.
I was very pleased with the course. I found it on the Internet. I enjoyed it very much and found it very useful, practical and also quite a challenge. I would definitely recommend this to a friend teaching already or someone planning to teach.
An excellent programme! It is very well organised and structured for delivery by distance learning.
I enjoyed the course and appreciated the commonsense feedback and support from my tutor.
This course worked really well for me. It was flexible, on time and applicable overseas. It was a very good investment. It was practical and the assignments were challenging but do-able. Tasks throughout the modules were thought provoking, interesting, relevant and the feedback very comprehensive.
The course exceeded my expectations and was my first experience with distance education. The course material and tutor feedback will be valuable resources for me as a TESOL teacher. I felt that the course was intensive and completion has left me with a sense of accomplishment and preparedness. Overall, the course was excellent value for money and I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about a teaching career in TESOL.
Excellent course, feedback, comments and advice! Incredibly useful with interesting tips throughout!
An excellent course. Very readable course material presented in plain English. Practical examples of best practice and very honest straightforward feedback. Excellent value!
I found the course materials very interesting and motivating. The feedback I received on my assignments was always very thorough and helpful. The assignments were sometimes challenging but very well thought out in order to simulate real-life situations that could arise in the classroom.
I enjoyed the course. The tutor's comments and the examples taught me a lot.
I was very impressed by the course. I had already started teaching before getting the course and it improved my teaching tremendously. It also gave me a lot of confidence in what I was doing.