I did the ATA TESOL course and the online tutoring elective and it was the best opportunity for me. Ever since completion I have tutored students in Australia, taught children in Japan and am now living in Europe with lots of online teaching opportunities all thanks to my TESOL certificate.I couldn’t have asked for better support!
I had looked at many other companies who offer TESOL, but found ATA unbeatable due to the electives offered to choose from… the convenience of the online studying and well as the continual student support along the way. There are few things like this that you spend money on that provide such immediate, life-changing and unforgettable experiences.TESOL becomes a way to travel and earn at the same time, which is the best way to experience a new country.
I completed the Foundation course back in November and am now heading to South Korea next month to teach English. Thanks to ATA TESOL and my class instructor, I am confident that I can apply what I have learned in the classroom. Without this course, I would not be embarking on the amazing journey I am about to take.
ATA training and the practicum in Kure prepared me with the tools and methodologies to confidently construct lessons, work collaboratively with the JTEs (Japanese Teachers of English), and then present those lessons in Japanese high school classes. Those experiences have been some of the most memorable of my life and I would recommend to anyone considering TESOL teaching in Japan …do it.
The course provided me with valuable information, such as how to identify what TESOL level the students might be working at, how to use realia [whatever happens to be easily available e.g. flowers for colour lessons], how to plan lessons according to the time allocated, what methods are used to keep focus and interest, and how to reinforce the learning. Also, what topics might be appropriate and why, and so much more.
The ATA TESOL course has enabled me to travel, experience, live and volunteer in a most rewarding and special way, my life has been enhanced.
In April 2003 I studied for my TESOL certificate at ATA TESOL College which was then located under the Story Bridge. Immediately after finishing my TESOL certificate I received 70 job offers from around the world and decided to accept one at an English training Centre in Guangzhou in the South of China.
I now have nine Private English School in Guangzhou. I strongly believe the reason I have been able to create a successful teaching career in China, is because the excellent training I received at my TESOL training at ATA TESOL College in April 2003. Their classrooms are inspiring and educational. The teachers are excellent and the management is equal to none. I highly recommend ATA TESOL College for anyone who wishes to study to teach English as a second language and establish a fantastic teaching career.