I was extremely impressed with the organisation of the course and never felt isolated, though obviously studying by distance requires a lot of discipline. Naz, my tutor, was always on hand with advice and support, both during the distance component and on the two-week teaching block. In particular, feedback on the internally assessed lessons was extremely useful and constructive, and the phonology component was fascinating.
Almost as soon as I passed the diploma, with an unexpected distinction, I was promoted to Director of Studies at Kaplan Aspect in Cambridge, having previously only taught there on a temporary basis. Without the diploma and the support of SGI, I would not have been in a position to achieve this. I would thoroughly recommend SGI and their courses as a stepping stone for anyone in the English teaching sector.