Clare Esler says: “I took the TESOL course with OnTESOL because I needed a credential that is recognized in Canada. I already did the whole teaching abroad thing and now I was looking to settle down in my home country. I wish I had known about OnTESOL before going abroad! Taking the TESOL course with OnTESOL allowed me to study on my own terms. I loved the support that I received from my tutor during the online course and the Practicum“.
Larry Bablitz says: “It is an adventure to teach in another country and culture. We have met many people and made some wonderful friends. We have learned about China in a way that you couldn’t without actually living there. We have seen a lot of the country and we have been able to meet and teach many beautiful children. And there are jobs there with adequate pay, which is also helpful”.
Teaching English abroad can turn into an exciting new career. A gap year can become a whole new life in another country. You can meet your husband or wife while teaching abroad and decide to make a new home in another country. Carol, our 250-hour TESOL Diploma graduate, went to Japan to teach English. That was 22 years ago!
Greg Askew says: “TESOL training can improve your classroom practice, helping you make your curriculum more accessible to a broader range of learners. To this end, the 250-hour TESOL Diploma can be transformative, as it provides a clear, well-structured framework for developing lessons that support holistic language learning, and ELLs in the UAE need teachers sensitive to the importance of building lessons around sound ESL approaches”.
Electra Bolotas says: “The greatest lesson I have learned overseas is to be patient. This means being patient with other people and with yourself. It is important to understand the needs of your schools and students and understand what is appropriate in each setting before trying to implement any project”.
Jasmine Togeretz says: “One of the biggest, most important lesson the OnTESOL course taught me was the concept of teaching grammar communicatively by teaching function. This was especially useful when using function to teach scuba divers in West Papua how to tell time and geography”.
Maggie Moor says: “I’ve been teaching in Japan for the past three years on the JET Programme and I’m loving every moment of it. I live in a rural prefecture, where the elderly lady you greet on the street might just show up at your door with a bag of persimmons the next day. I’ve been given some unforgettable opportunities to get to know the culture and really integrate myself in the community“.
Robert Siliniez says: “OnTESOL was my first and only choice and they haven’t disappointed me. The course work is laid out logically and tackles the most important elements. While I went into the course largely to formalize my experience, I came away much stronger than before I did the 250 hour diploma. I’m the sort of person that likes to learn at my own pace, but I must say OnTESOL certainly provided me with perspectives and grounding that really pointed me in the right direction“.