If you’re up for a challenge, the Cert TESOL is definitely worth it. I have a teaching background but haven’t been in the classroom for years, so this course was a great way to gain new skills and broaden my horizons. By far, the best thing about SGI is the support and encouragement you receive from the trainers. They equip you with the skills you’ll need and instil you with the confidence to try new things and not to be afraid of making a mistake. You’re teaching from day one, which sounds daunting, but looking back, it’s actually quite an adrenaline rush. The foreign language students were so enthusiastic and were always willing to take part - even when things weren’t going to plan! The one month course is intense and you do feel tired and drained at times but my fellow trainees were brilliant in terms of pulling together and supporting one another and I’m still in touch with them now. I highly recommend the course.
Successfully completed May 2011