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I have recently completed the TESOL Certification Course in Vancouver, and I have already been hired by an Academy in the city to start teaching English classes to children and adults in January 2013. For those of you reading this who may be trying to decide whether or not to take this course, I can only tell you that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
The one month course was a very fun, open, engaging and growth-centered class environment. An environment that was completely designed to make every individual become the best teacher they can possibly be. I assumed that it would be a course much like any other. However, I was completely wrong in that assumption, and instead I was submerged in an intense personal development and teacher training journey.
Your instructor will help you and guide you throughout the entire process with his sense of humour and wittiness, leaving you inspired and ready to impact the world.
This is a useful course, and I would recommend it to others. It really gets you thinking about what is required of an ESL/EFL teacher. My instructor was fantastic and really pushed us to work hard. I enjoyed this course as it was challenging and engaging, and well worth the time and effort. The flexible weekend classes allowed me to continue working while taking my TEFL Certification. Since taking my TEFL Course with Canadian College of Linguistics, I have taught in Canada, China, Taiwan and in the UK.
I am very satisfied with my TEFL/TESOL certification course! I really like the fact that it is an intense weekend course, so I was able to work during the week. Our teacher was awesome, always enthusiastic and very helpful. He explained the course materials in a detailed way and always answered us in and out of class (via email) quickly. I enjoyed the time I spent at CCL. I met new friends and had the experience of teaching my lesson plans to real ESL students. The hands on teaching experience helped me gain confidence as an ESL teacher. It has only been a month since I graduated and I have already got at a full time teaching position in North Vancouver, a part time teaching position in West Vancouver and a Volunteer job in Vancouver. I would recommend this course to anyone who is looking to become an ESL teacher.
Luis and Soniaperson
The ESL teacher training course at CCL has risen far above our expectations. It has solid content, a professional approach and it is just a very rewarding experience. The course took a very “real-world” approach to teaching English. We had fantastic peers in our group, lots of fun, and such good memories.No doubt we definitely recommend the course to others. JD made things work smoothly, cared for everyone and just made a first class teacher. The guy knows all the ropes.
The 4 weeks at the CCL TEFL/TESOL program went by fairly quickly. The course seemed to be quite intensive, intimidating, and demanding at first, but it turned out to be nothing like that. The course was really well thought out. The materials delivered in small chucks, which gave us a lot of time to reflect and digest what we learned. A half an hour of review a day gave you more than enough time to devour all those grammar points that haunted you all those school years. Our course instructor was a very knowledgeable and entertaining teacher who used various techniques that laid out the material in the clearest possible way, which kept us engaged throughout our weekly classes. Upon finishing our final practicum, we not only gained the knowledge, but also the confidence in conducting a fun filled English class. I am currently pursuing my ESL teaching career in Hong Kong.
This TESOL/ TEFL program has completely exceeded all my expectations. The tutorial setting made learning the material more engaging and allowed for more discussion and one on one assistance. The material was interesting and was presented in a way that made learning it fun. The work load is fair, but you have to be prepared to dedicate time to reviewing the material and preparing lesson plans. However, even review and creating lesson plans was enjoyable as we were provided with great assistance from our teacher. JD is a great teacher and makes this program so much more memorable than I could have imagined it being! He is constantly encouraging his students and assisting us to do better. I have never had such a great teacher and I highly recommend this course!
The TEFL TESOL Certification Program at CCL is intense, engaging, well-planned, entertaining and has exceeded all my expectations. The instructor is knowledgeable, generously resourceful, highly efficient and most of all, passionate about what he does, which is an inspirational personal lesson in itself to a newly aspiring ESL instructor.
Through breaking down the everyday use of language into tenses, prepositions, idiomatic expressions and many other lessons, we were shown how challenging and confusing English can be for someone who is not a native English speaker. By using the Communicative Approach, we concentrated on how to be successful at teaching all four skills; speaking, listening, reading and writing. More importantly, we learnt how to teach in a way that would enable the students to understand and express themselves using “real world” English, and not just textbook English. I loved how the outline included hands-on training with real ESL students.
Thanks for a memorable and valuable experience that I’ll never forget!
Everything you are given in this TEFL/TESOL course, from the books to the lecture material, is perfectly prepared and presented to help you succeed from day one. All the student has to do is come with the right attitude and work ethic, and accomplishment is inevitable. JD is an awesome teacher and his knowledge and experience is incomparable with anyone else. He’s truly a one of a kind instructor. I had the greatest time learning from him in this course and am so thankful I found it. I highly recommend it.
My experience in the CCL TEFL/TESOL Course was awesome..!! It was a whole new experience, and it gave me the knowledge I needed to teach English abroad. I learned everything from teaching theories to how to build my ESL teacher resume and how to find a job in countries around the world.
The Saturday and Sunday class schedule allowed me to keep working while earning my certificate. I’m so thankful that I found the right school, the right course and the right teacher to set me up for success teaching English.
I am now ready to go abroad. Thanks JD, and thanks CCL for a course experience of a lifetime!
CCL proud graduate
I have nothing negative to say about this TEFL/TESOL Course. Because English is my second language and I am not a young person, I felt I may have trouble with the English (speaking, writing, listening, and reading). At the beginning of the course I felt nervous, but after my first class I was excited to get to my next classes. The way my instructor taught me was really clear, so I could understand everything quickly even if I didn’t understand all of the vocabulary.
I know how difficult it is to teach something to students because I used to be an art teacher in Korea. My instructor was fun, fair and knowledgeable. The classes were well prepared and efficient. I really appreciate the variety of teaching techniques and methods that were used in the course. The instructor was very respectful to each of the students’ different learning styles and made everyone in the class feel comfortable.
If you are looking for a one month course for TEFL/TESOL that is not too expensive, and that has everything you need to be a successful ESL teacher, then I recommend taking the TEFL/TESOL course at the Canadian College of Linguistics. This course teaches a variety of English grammar and pronunciation, which is crucial to learn if you want to be a successful ESL teacher.
The instructor of the course is passionate, thrilling, and exciting to be around. He was always interesting to listen to, very creative, and he always finds ways to keep us engaged during class. In short, I found him to be a very professional teacher.
Throughout this course you will acquire the skills necessary to be able to present a full ESL lesson to real ESL students.
I appreciate everything this course has taught me, and I look forward to starting my English teaching career.
I am so happy I found you. This was an excellent experience.
If you are looking around at other schools and thinking, “How can I learn how to teach English in one month?” well, it’s hard if you are working full time. However, you may as well work your butt off for a month rather than procrastinate and drag it out longer. You definitely get out of this course, what you put into it.
If you are reading all of the reviews on the page and keep seeing “J.D. is awesome”, it’s because it is true. His passion, humour and experience really shows, and it makes learning everything so much easier. The classes are long, but sure are entertaining!
If you are thinking, “I don’t need a TEFL/TESOL certificate to teach English”, you are very wrong my friend. There is so much valuable information in this course that I cannot imagine teaching English to someone without having taken this course prior.
Before this course, I was just floating around in my everyday life looking for something new. Now I feel I have some direction, and I can use these skills I’ve learnt to teach English in my home town of Vancouver or travel the world! It has only been one week since I graduated, and I have already found a private student to teach and a place to volunteer.
I feel privileged to have received my TEFL/TESOL certificate from the Canadian College of Linguistics – with special accolades to JD, who gave us both the tools to teach real-world English and continuously prompted, grilled and supported us during an intensive learning course!
This TEFL/TESOL program was a valuable experience in my life. The teacher was the greatest teacher I have ever met. He was professional, knowledgeable, encouraging and humorous. After this program, I realized that teaching English can be made very interesting and fun!
When I studied English in China 20 years ago, English was taught using the grammar-translation method, which was boring and tough. Now I am so happy to have learned how to teach using the communicative approach, which is focused on real life communication.
In my practicum, I taught a grammar lesson, applying all the skills and techniques I learned in the program. As a result, I got a good evaluation from the instructor. I was so excited that I was able to run a class of my own. Now, I am so eager to pursue my career as an ESL teacher, and I am very confident my dream will come true.
I am sincerely grateful to the guidance I received in this course to help me realize my dream of becoming an ESL teacher.
In the 4 weeks I was attending the TEFL/TESOL course, I learned the formula for real communicative English teaching, grammar, and lesson planning.
Our instructor made us realize that students learning English also inspire “US” as teachers because their drive and passion to learn is the only thing that gives ESL teachers a purpose. He showed us that students humble themselves as should teachers. He always reminded us that we must diligently and honestly work hard and care for not only our students’ dreams and goals, but also for their well being inside and outside of the classroom.
He really inspired me to focus on students’ passion for English, and I will be indebted to him for his knowledge and his drive for his profession. His strict, but empathetic teaching style is what aspiring ESL teachers need for solid guidance and motivation!!
Thank you for your vast knowledge, professionalism, and not to mention your great and amazingly funny personality!
My name is Sharon. I’m a mature student and have taken a great number of courses over the years. I chose to take the ESL teacher training as I wanted to try something new and different that is in Market demand.
There are three reasons I choose the Canadian College of Linguistics. First, the TEFL/TESOL course enjoys a stellar reputation among institutions of its kind. Second, the all-encompassing curriculum gave me all the tools I need to succeed at teaching English. Finally, the course was delivered in a one month format, and the classes are held on weekends.
I would also like to add how fortunate I was to have J.D. as my instructor. He was a powerful inspiration. He has a vast knowledge of the subject matter, consistent patience and he showed a true love of learning and teaching.
All in all, I would rate my experience in this course a 9.8 of of 10.
There are many reasons why I decided to study at CCL. First, it offers you the unique opportunity to save your time and money while you pursue your TEFL/TESOL certificate because it is less expensive and the classes are on the weekend. Second, the instructor is good at what he does. He puts his heart and soul into it and delivers, big time. He will not waist either your time or your money. If you really want to become an ESL instructor, he will provide you with the necessary tools you need for your future. His classes are entertaining, well-organized, clear and concise, and above all interesting and dynamic. Third, classes take place in a very accessible part of town that has buses and the skytrain nearby, so you won’t need to drive and you can always be on time.
I certainly recommend CCL to anyone. Good luck.
English has always been a special and fascinating language for me. Although not a native born speaker of the language, I never had any trouble learning or communicating in English. Being passionate about creating compelling narratives through my work, be it animation or design, propelled me towards taking up teaching English as a language to others. After thorough research, I found that the Canadian College of Linguistics was one place that offered a well-thought out and structured approach to teaching English.
Speaking with the instructor over the phone further helped me decide that this course was really worth my time and money. Classes over a four weekend period may not seem like an ample time to prepare yourself to become a teacher, but the classes were aimed at training us (the students) with the important fundamental ESL teaching Approaches and using the prescribed Canadian Language Benchmarks, which are highly efficient tools to becoming an ESL Teacher. Weekly teaching practicums further boosted my confidence level as a teacher.
I would surely recommend The Canadian College of Linguistics to anyone looking to start their career as a Teacher of English as a second language. I thank JD for being a highly proficient and trained instructor and for making each class a wonderful learning experience. I am also pleased to announce that shortly after finishing my TESOL course at The Canadian College of Linguistics, I was offered an ESL Teaching Assistant position at the St. Giles summer camp at UBC starting July, 2012.
I spent many weeks researching which TEFL TESOL Certification Course would be right for me. After speaking and asking many questions with my very helpful teacher on the phone, I knew that the Canadian College of Linguistics was an excellent decision for me, and for anybody else.
What I learned throughout the month that I spent at the Canadian College of Linguistics (CCL) was very enlightening. The difficulties ESL students face in English speaking countries is tremendous, but with CCL’s communicative teaching approach I am now able to teach students how to speak English in the real world with confidence and fluidity. Not only did I gain knowledge of my own language and how to teach it communicatively, there wasn’t a moment of boredom. The teacher made it engaging and exciting for us students illustrating to us the importance of teaching with passion. Throughout lessons including sentence structure, grammar, essay writing, speaking lessons and a variety of other topics, I learned how complex the English language is and how difficult it would be to learn as a second language.
I believe this course went above and beyond my expectations. We prepared weekly practicums for our lesson plans which our teacher evaluated, giving us helpful feedback. Although I was extremely nervous about the practicum presentations, the public speaking exercise gave me the confidence and belief in my ability to teach ESL classes anywhere around the world.
In closing, I highly recommend the Canadian College of Linguistics TEFL TESOL course. With its beautiful downtown campus and highly knowledgeable, patient, and well-prepared teachers, I guarantee that you won’t regret it.
This TEFL TESOL Certification Course gave me one of the most important tools I could have asked for, which is the exceptional training necessary to be a knowledgeable teacher.
The course was a great choice for me in many ways. First of all, the quality of the course was excellent, and my instructor was an inspiring teacher. Secondly, it was flexible with my Saturday work schedule. The teacher made the necessary arrangements for me to make up the hours I missed. Last but not least, the grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and many other interesting topics in the class gave me the confidence to teach English.
I received an offer to teach English in China and in a South America starting in Spring 2012.
I highly recommend this course to everyone who desires to start an ESL teaching career, and I am very grateful for the effort my instructor and the College put into training me as an ESL teacher.
My name is Karen L. and I thoroughly enjoyed taking the TEFL TESOL Certification Course at The Canadian College of Linguistics. I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor in Applied Sciences in Chemical Engineering. I found work in a local laboratory as an instrument operator, but after 2 ½ years of working with machines I decided that I wanted to change my career and have more interaction with people. I also wanted to travel to Japan. My Japanese teacher suggested I try teaching English in Japan, and I was determined to see it through.
There were many places offering the TEFL TESOL Certification Course in Vancouver, and I really didn’t know where to take a course. I wanted to find a place that could accommodate my work schedule. I saw an ad for The Canadian College of Linguistics offering a free trial lesson, so I figured I’d give it a shot. Classes would run on the weekends and the tuition was cheaper than the other places. I signed up for a trial class and was so impressed by the instructor’s enthusiasm and knowledge that I committed to the full course load. My instructor effectively taught the grammar items and prepared his class to mimic actual teaching experience.
Our individual practicums were meant to help us overcome the difficulties and hardships of independently teaching a class. The instructor focused on making us knowledgeable, patient and well-prepared ESL teachers. He often shared his anecdotes from teaching in other countries, which gave us insight into the range of ways to effectively teach English to different students. His great sense of humour made each class pleasant and engaging, which made the classes pass by quickly. After four weekends, the course was over and we knew we would miss our classes.
Learning how to teach English at The Canadian College of Linguistics was fun and worthwhile. I would recommend others to take this TEFL TESOL Certification Course. From an engineering point of view, I consider the experience highly efficient and effective. From a student’s point of view, I consider it one of the most important classes I have ever taken to prepare myself for a career of teaching and travelling. I have been inspired to become an ESL teacher and one day teach a class of my own.
After getting my TEFL TESOL Certification, I began searching for jobs in Japan. I am happy to announce that two months after graduating I received an offer from a Japanese company to start work as an ESL teacher in April, 2011.
As a Mexican woman living and working in Canada, this course was one of my best experiences in Canada. I learned the latest concepts and techniques in TESOL and how to prepare engaging English lessons. This has helped me become a confident teacher. My instructor was always willing to address my needs and give me additional support. I really recommend it to native and non-native English speakers. It’s worth it.
As a student in the April, 2012 TESOL Course at the Canadian College of Linguistics in Vancouver, I can attest to the high quality of instruction received.
In a short period, the teacher focused on the essential elements that allowed me to survey the overall communicative approach to teaching English as a second language. I swiftly learned to personalize and localize lessons to increase ESL students’ speaking fluency, reading abilities, writing and listening. We reviewed the main resources to assess students according to the Canadian Language Benchmarks and practiced preparing a variety of English lessons based on the engage, study and activate stages of language learning.
The teacher displayed constant professionalism, knowledgeability and efficiency and delivered an intense, interesting and dynamic course. He was well organised, experienced and completely at ease with the material being taught, and he conveyed it to his students in a way that was easy to understand.
Due to the small class size, the interaction between the students really enhanced the experience, so we were able to learn better than if the class had been larger.
I am quite pleased with this course and would recommend it to anyone willing to make the effort to take the lessons seriously.
After researching the other options for TESOL classes in Vancouver it was clear that CCL was my best option. The offering of weekend classes with a limited number of students made it my choice.
The knowledge and confidence of teaching English I gained in this course helped me secure a teaching job in Korea starting in February, 2012. I will now pursue my dream of teaching English.
I highly recommend CCL, and in particular our teacher JD.
I wanted to get my TEFL/TESOL certificate in Vancouver, and a friend of mine who was a former student at CCL introduced me to this course. I was very happy she did.
I enjoyed the environment and my instructor’s teaching techniques. He is truly an amazing teacher who went the extra mile to enhance his students’ knowledge and made each class entertaining. Now that our classes have ended, I miss our friendly class.
I highly recommend CCL to people who are looking to learn how to teach English. This course teaches everything you need in order to become a good teacher, and the classes are very fun.
We were given a chance to observe and practice in a real ESL class, which was a great experience. By the time you leave with your certificate, you will realize how knowledgeable you have become with all those great techniques that you were taught.
I am very glad that I was able to find CCL because I think no other institution could have topped my experience.
I had the privilege of attending the Canadian College of Linguistics during September and October of 2011. The course was taught by a knowledgeable and exciting teacher named J.D.
The course teaches students about different teaching methods and how to teach ESL learners in a practical or ‘ real world ‘ style. This ensures that future teachers understand how to teach English in a way that allows their students to be able to use it in the everyday contexts of English.
The method J.D. uses to teach grammar and pronunciation makes it easy to understand and actually fun to learn. I never thought that I would understand the rules of grammar because studying it is usually difficult and boring. However, I learned how grammar works, and now I feel more confident reading, writing, listening and speaking English because grammar is now familiar to me.
Furthermore, the teaching presentations the students do in the class and the chances to watch J.D. teach ESL classes gives you a clear insight into ESL classroom etiquette. Learning through observation, and using Harmer’s guide on teaching roles, are invaluable tools for new English teachers. I now have much more confidence when giving my private and group lessons here in Vancouver because of the teacher roles I learned during the course.
Class #7 gives excellent ESL teacher resume tips and job search techniques, as well as assistance finding ESL jobs from the thousands of teaching positions listed on the college’s website.
In addition, you can really tell that the Canadian College of Linguistics cares about its students, and about the ESL learners that they will be teaching one day. I remember J.D. telling us,” If one of my ESL students gets dropped off in downtown Vancouver, they should know enough English to function and be safe.”
Therefore, I personally have recommended my friends and everyone else to take this TEFL TESOL course.
Nazareth R., Canadian College of Linguistics graduate- October, 2011. If you would like to talk to me about the course, please feel free to contact me at:  771-5973.
I graduated from this month-long TESOL/TEFL Course in April 2012, and it was much more than I expected it to be. To start, the class sizes were much smaller and more inclusive than I had been accustomed to (from University). This made coursework much easier to learn and had all the students involved. The teacher was definitely the best part, making the class upbeat and fun while keeping the students motivated and eager to learn. Also “JD” did his best to make the workload seem like nothing. We were always encouraged and pointed in the right direction. Not once did I feel discouraged or as if I could not do the tasks. I will never regret or forget this course and the wonderful memories I can take abroad, wherever I go. For anyone looking to take this TESOL/TEFL course, I HIGHLY recommend it.
My parents had deeply embedded in all their children the importance of education. When my family came to Canada from the Philippines, I thirsted for another opportunity. I enrolled in the Teaching English as a Second Language course at the Canadian College of Linguistics. For the first two days of studying the English language and the techniques for teaching it, I realized that I have to undergo a lot of learning and re-learning, deconstruction and reconstruction. Being in the TEFL/TESOL classes was a privilege. Every meeting in class was always challenging, informative, and enriching. Our instructor had a great sense of humor and a lot of energy, aside from being knowledgeable, well-prepared, and very patient. Truly, he is the perfect model teacher who empowers everyone to have the courage to soar high.
Being a student in this prestigious school has enhanced my English proficiency level and teaching skills. The teaching practicum component of the course was very challenging, yet very enriching. In a short time, I experienced so much that no words can describe it, and I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that await me.
Thank you so much Canadian College of Linguistics.
I want to explain how great this TESOL Program was through these four weeks.
First, I had great time analyzing and discussing English. Our instructor’s enormous knowledge of the English language made me curious, and I was inspired to ask many questions throughout the course. He never grew tired of all my questions about grammar, English sentence structure, essay and paragraph writing etc. He even challenged us with his own very creative questions and taught us so much just by making us think about language.
Next, he was always prepared for every individual class, and I don’t really remember any of my teachers being so passionate and dedicated to working with their students. He is one of the most original teachers I have ever had. He is person who uses all his abilities to do the best job that he can, and he uses all his talents at every moment to engage his students. At the end, the students feel great about what they learned and are ready to go share their knowledge with their own students.
I fell 100% in love with instructor J.D.’s teaching style. So, if you are considering pursuing your TESOL Certification, I want to direct your attention to this TESOL Certification Program as one of the best possible among others. This course will get you ready for a real life teaching career.
I hope all of you get the same enjoyable experience that’s imprinted on my heart.
I would like to thank my Canadian College of Linguistics TEFL TESOL Certification Course instructor for his solid teaching skills based on technical knowledge and real-life experience during the TEFL TESOL Course from January 22 – February 13, 2011.
The class was small; we were six, which greatly enhanced the involvement and learning experience. Taking the course during the weekends is convenient because you don’t have to worry about scheduling classes around work. There is little homework and enough time to get assignments done after work throughout the week. The campus is centrally located downtown, easily accessible and comfortable, and equipped with all facilities that one needs (i.e. kitchen). The duration of one month is perfect; you learn everything you need fast and you will be equipped do the job well.
Our instructor taught us the grammar of the English language and the Canadian Language Benchmarks, which can be dry and dull, in an interactive way. I am now able to provide my own students with the correct English language skills, and I am confident because I can use the professional standards of the Government of Canada. We got to experiment, discover and practice the material through our practicums. Combined with his high standards and sense of humor the result was that I learned fast and remembered what I learned.
The course taught us how to teach reading, writing, speaking and listening classes. It educated us on how to set-up a classroom, how to prepare for a class through making well-structured lesson plans, and gave us tips on maximizing the sources we work with and what teaching methods to use. We each taught three lessons, during which our instructor provided us with constructive feedback. Through this invaluable in-class teaching practice, I can now teach a variety of topics and I am prepared to be a great teacher.
Through his own experience as a teacher abroad, our instructor was able to bring a third dimension to this course. He was able to give us valuable advice and warn us about some pitfalls. He went online with us to search for teaching jobs and gave us his recommendations. He taught us how to build a teacher’s resume and prepared us for ESL job interviews.
The result is that students of The Canadian College of Linguistics TEFL TESOL Certification Course do not only learn the theories, but also get a realistic sense of how to teach and are set up for success in the real world. This is the added value of learning to teach English at the Canadian College of Linguistics over any other TEFL TESOL course.
I can highly recommend this course to anybody wanting to learn how to teach English. Look no further, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Dewi P. K.
I have always imagined what kind of teacher I wanted to become, but ideals are rarely sufficient. This TEFL course is designed to prepare new teachers by developing the three most sought after qualities that every great teacher ought to have: knowledgeability, preparedness and patience. Initially I assumed these qualities were a given, and underestimated their value until I had completed my first in-class practicum. With each practicum I made new mistakes, but more importantly, I learned from those mistakes. As a result, our instructor not only taught us how to plan our lessons, but also showed us the importance of anticipating potential problems. By the end of the TEFL course, I realized the significance of the three qualities, gained experience producing effective and fun lesson plans, learned how to anticipate errors and provide solutions, and acquired confidence in my teaching abilities. Planning an ESL lesson is no longer a daunting task.
I have already put the skills, resources and experience acquired in this TEFL course to use in a Vancouver ESL Conversation Club. As a result, I have been successful, in that, the students enjoyed themselves and the aims of each lesson were achieved.
I would like to thank the teaching staff at The Canadian College of Linguistics because I am now prepared for, and look forward to, entering the ESL teaching world.
The Canadian College of Linguistics TEFL course was amazing. The teacher’s ability to make the course practical and hands-on was a big bonus. I was motivated by the teacher’s competence and knowledge, and how the teacher challenged us to reach just a little bit further to be a great teacher, instead of just a good teacher.
The TEFL course definitely gave me confidence, and I know that I am now better prepared to teach English abroad. The atmosphere was fun and engaging. Jeopardy will be a game I will always remember.
I know I will be a better teacher because of this course, and I thank The Canadian College of Linguistics for giving me the tools and skills I need to succeed.
It is with great pleasure that I write this testimonial letter for The Canadian College of Linguistics and its TEFL TESOL Certification Course.
I would definitely recommend studying at The Canadian College of Linguistics if you would like to pursue your TESOL Certification. I am very fond of their teaching method and study environment. Lessons are arranged to suit your needs, and great emphasis is placed on providing an enjoyable and stimulating learning environment to develop practical communicative teaching skills.
I was looking for a few weeks of long intensive classes, and found not only was The Canadian College of Linguistics very different in planning and scheduling, but the classes were also brilliant!
I want to say thanks to my TESOL instructor who was great and enthusiastic. He taught us the skills that we require to teach in the real world by combining applied academics and hands-on experience, so that we are prepared to launch our careers teaching English. Aside from learning how to write effective lesson plans and be a knowledgeable and patient teacher, he also introduced us to different cultures and the skills necessary to be a successful ESL teacher.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you like to learn more about my personal experience in the course. Just let the college know that you wish to talk with me, and they will put us in touch.
I had retired as a medical technologist, but found I became bored as a retiree. I thought about what I could do to add some excitement to my life, and felt that teaching English was something that I could do.
I checked out all the TESOL Certification course, but chose to enrol in The Canadian College of Linguistics TEFL TESOL Course. They held classes over the weekends and the course was very reasonably priced.
The time in the course just flew by because everyone in the class was having so much fun. The class was not too large, so we got to know each other well.
Our instructor, J.D., was amazing. He was so helpful, and his teaching was inspiring. We all found it enjoyable.
After receiving our TESOL Certification, we all came away with the confidence and enthusiasm to teach English. I have been working as a private English tutor for Korean students in BC ever since.
This one month TEFL TESOL Certification Course at The Canadian College of Linguistics has taught me more about my native English language than any of my prior schooling. Having an experienced instructor who has a true passion for teaching made such a positive impact on my studies here. This TESOL program covered many language teaching theories and showed me how to incorporate English not just into the classroom, but into ‘real-life’ practical situations. I graduated from this program feeling confident in what I learned and inspired to teach it. I can confidently recommend this course to anyone wishing to start teaching English.
July, 6, 2011
My name is James Kwok, and I am a Canadian of Chinese descent. I graduated with an MBA degree from the University of Windsor, and have worked as a realtor in Vancouver for several years. In 2010, I decided that a real estate career wasn’t for me, and I began looking for a more suitable career path.
Before I started researching TESOL Certification Courses in Vancouver, I knew very little about English grammar, writing, and pronunciation, let alone how to teach English. I found The Canadian College of Linguistics advertisement in the “24 hrs” newspaper distributed in Vancouver. I then called the staff at the college to find out more about their program. The staff was very patient, welcoming and resourceful in helping me decide if I should get into teaching English.
The TEFL TESOL Certification Course at The Canadian College of Linguistics is a very thorough program. During the program, our teacher (JD) taught us all the teaching theories, English grammar, reading, writing, speaking, job hunting, job interviews, tips about teaching abroad and more.
JD shared a lot of his rich teaching experiences overseas with us. He used his own teaching experience to paint a realistic picture of what it’s like to teach English overseas. By patiently answering my questions, the teacher helped me to form realistic expectations towards teaching abroad.
4 months after graduating from my TEFL TESOL Course in April, 2010, I found an English teaching job in China. Throughout my time teaching in China, I used the in-class exercises that I learned from The Canadian College of Linguistics in my own classes, which helped my students remain engaged, focused and enthusiastic during my classes.
I have just completed my one year contract, and am now preparing for my second teaching job in China. I am looking forward to further improving my teaching skills by referring back to the important advice, knowledge and resources offered through The Canadian College of Linguistics TESOL program.
The Canadian College of Linguistics TEFL TESOL course showed me that almost every properly trained English teacher can find a group of suitable students to teach, and I am proof of that. I highly recommend this course to all those looking to become English teachers. You won’t be disappointed.
July 11th, 2011
My name is Dwight B., and I am a graduate of The Canadian College of Linguistics TEFL TESOL Certification Course. However, before enroling in the course I knew nothing about how to teach English. I am a Surgical/Sterile Processor Technician at a local hospital, and have been in this industry for about eleven years. Recently, I spent a year working in a hospital in Saudi Arabia, and I realized after being back home that I missed travelling and wanted to find another career. I decided to learn how to teach English.
I searched many schools offering the TEFL TESOL course in B.C., but all the courses were too expensive and they interrupted my work schedule. Only The Canadian College of Linguistics was able to accommodate my budget and my schedule. This was the course I had been looking for.
The course was only one month long and the classes were held on weekends. This was perfect for me. Although I initially thought that the long days would be a problem, the classes were filled with lots of energy and activities to keep us alert and made the day go by fast. At the end of each class my whole class was eager to return to class again to learn more.
Our instructor, J.D., really made it fun to learn. I have had many teachers from high school, college and university and I found J.D. to be the best teacher I have ever had. He truly has a “can do attitude”. It was such a great class. I wish I had taken this course a long time ago, and I’m very happy that I finally did.
After attending J. D.’s class, I feel I have the confidence and tools necessary to teach ESL. I now have more ESL teaching job opportunities than I had ever expected. I am able to teach ESL all over the world, or here in Vancouver. My First stop is to teach in Saudi Arabia and then in the Czech Republic.
Forget all those other TEFL TESOL courses out there. I recommend the best! The Canadian College of Linguistics is affordable, convenient, and teaches you more about English and teaching ESL than those other schools. What are you waiting for? Go do it! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Don’t just take my word for it, try it out for yourself. You will not regret it.
Thank you Canadian College of Linguistics for all the valuable education you gave me.
I would be happy to answer any questions any potential students might have about the course. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will respond at my earliest convenience.
Langley, B.C. Canada
My name is Pilar O’Neill and I would like to share with you my experience with the Canadian College of Linguistics in Vancouver B.C. My experience was very positive and I still remain in touch with the school and my instructor even a year after completing my TEFL TESOL course. As an Early Childhood Educator, world traveller and homestay host, I thought teaching English might be a good enhancement to my skills and a possible future income.
The Canadian College of Linguistics is one of the most affordable and flexible TEFL TESOL programs in Vancouver because it allows you to study on the weekends within a one month period. Since it is an accelerated learning class, you learn everything that you would learn in a three month TEFL TESOL course but in much less time. The tuition is extremely affordable and far less costly and time consuming than some of the other schools I enquired about.
My teacher was helpful, supportive and encouraging, so I could not ask for more from an instructor. He had real world insight as to some of the experiences you might come across in different countries, which I found fascinating. He was there to guide and provide all the necessary information we needed while studying this course, and answered all of our questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. As a mother and businesswoman I am grateful to my instructor and the college for providing me with the opportunity to achieve my TEFL TESOL Certification because I know it is going to pay off in the future. This course was well worth the investment.
I recommend this school to anyone who wants to get on the fast track to a new and exciting career teaching English abroad or locally.
With sincere thanks and appreciation,
I’d like to start this letter off by saying that this letter was by no means a requirement of this course. I could easily have refused to write one and would have, if I so felt the course was undeserving. The Canadian College of Linguistics TEFL TESOL Certification Course, however, is very much deserving.
More often than not, I have come across friends who speak English as a second language who are frustrated at their limited grasp of the language. It is here that the course set itself apart. I could easily dole out generic praise and fluffy adoration for the course on how it prepared me for this or that (which it most certainly did), but I felt that its central focus on teaching English in a real world context was its most invaluable gift to me. It instilled values in me of what an ESL student truly desires.
There was a high possibility that at any other TESOL Certification Course there would have been much overlap with this course on how to teach grammar, sentence structure, essay writing, speaking lessons and a variety of other things. However, an infinite amount of hours in a multitude of other courses could not have taught me what the ESL student wants most, which is to speak English just like Canadians do. The Canadian College of Linguistics teaches you to build lesson plans with this philosophy at its core.
I also felt the course went far and beyond what was necessary, as in addition to ensuring I established a solid and sound academical foundation in the ESL theories and teaching methods, it also went on to make sure I could apply them through the various practicums done during the course. By thoroughly empowering me with both knowledge and practical experience, it gave me the confidence to know I can teach an ESL class on my own.
In closing, I’d simply like to thank JD for having been a teacher who was genuine, dedicated, and above all, well-prepared.
This super intensive and turbocharged TEFL class will propel you higher in your professional pursuit.
You should really challenge yourself and join now without hesitation. I work in the education field and I know how precious it can be to have an energetic and knowledgeable teacher — not to mention that the tuition is nothing compared to other dragging and pretentious TESOL TEFL programs. (hint: did I mention you can take advantage of the free trial class?)
— Arica (Local College Advisor)
My name is Sanjiv M., and I greatly enjoyed the TEFL TESOL Certification Course at The Canadian College of Linguistics with J.D. as my instructor. I actually hold a Diploma in Education from the University of Mauritius, am fully bilingual in French and English, and have over 18 years of teaching experience as a primary school teacher in the paradise island of Mauritius.
I recently moved to Canada with my family and decided that I wanted to get my TEFL TESOL Certification. Since there were so many institutions offering the TEFL TESOL course, it was not easy to decide where to go. In addition, I was working five days a week and had only weekends off. I looked into The Canadian College of Linguistics and found that it ran weekend classes, and the fees were less than all the other places. I signed up for a trial lesson and was hooked on this course right away.
At the trial lesson, I met J.D.. He was full of energy and excelled in the art of teaching. He was very patient, well-groomed, and knew his subject matter very well, but above all, he had a fine sense of humour when he would share his vast experience teaching English in other countries. One thing I appreciated from the trial lesson was that J.D.’s objective was to build a class of students of the same level, so that the students could follow at the same speed and the instructor could keep a reasonable pace through the teaching process.
Given my past experience, I thought I might be wasting my time going through the class. However, as the weeks passed I realised how much I didn’t know, and how much I learned from the wide experience of J.D.. We couldn’t have had a better group of students in the class, and it was fun all the way through. The time just flew by, and the course ended on Halloween day. It was one of the best moments we all shared as a class.
I recommend anyone who wants to take a TEFL TESOL Certification Course to enrol at The Canadian College of Linguistics. You will not regret the experience.
Ed & Magnoliaperson
I would like to say that I found this TEFL/TESOL Course easy because I am a natural born English speaking Canadian. That being said, I have to say that I found the course not only interesting, but challenging as well. Any less content would have been sad to miss out on, and more content would have been difficult to fit in.
I learned about all the aspects of the English language that I had forgotten, despite the fact that I am an English Major. I have learned a wonderful new style of teaching English, and I constantly think about how I can adapt this style to everything else I teach. There is no going back now.
The classroom is anything but boring and repetitive. The course challenges students and creates an intense and fulfilling learning environment. My wife and I are very excited about being involved in the ESL teaching community and being out there helping people in a style that is adaptive and truly streamlines language learning in a quick and focused way. If you need to learn how to use English for real applications, this course will show you the way to do it.
Our time at CCL was fast paced and packed with wonderful new tools to make this journey down the road to teaching a fun, productive and enjoyable task. Thank you for your patience, time and the dedication you showed to our course success. It was obvious that there was careful planning involved in meeting our learning needs while gathering this valuable information.
I recommend the Canadian College of Linguistics to anyone wanting to those who wish to learn how to teach English.
Thank you to our teacher, who is wonderfully dedicated and accomplished.
Ed Pingrenon & Magnolia Quiroz Galindo
- Kourosh T.G.
Whether you are a native or non-native English speaker, if you want to be an English teacher abroad or at home, this TESOL course at The Canadian College of Linguistics is for you. I have a full time job, so I was looking for a course that suited my busy schedule. This weekend course was perfect.
The class size is under 8 students. A small class size means more individual time with your teacher. My instructor has a highly skilled teaching technique. He taught us how to use the CLT method (Communicative Language Teaching) throughout the course. This communicative technique is the most effective approach for teaching English.
My instructor is knowledgeable and very passionate about teaching. His inspiring and fascinating personality really made the course enjoyable.
I am very proud to have graduated from The Canadian College of Linguistic TESOL Certificate Program. I can’t wait to start my new career of teaching English in my lovely country, Vietnam.
I just wanted to say thank you so very much for all your help. I have never enjoyed a class or a teacher as much as I did in this course. After each class, I was so excited and pumped that I couldn’t wait for the future. Some nights I could not sleep at all because I was thinking of different ways to make lesson plans fun and exciting.
The way you approach teaching is truly unique, and I am extremely honoured to have had the opportunity to learn from you. You are truly a gifted teacher and I am extremely lucky to have had you as: a teacher, a coach, a mentor, and a friend. I hope one day I will be an amazing teacher as you are.
Taking part in CCL’s TEFL/TESOL COURSE was an illuminating experience, and I am ready to apply what I’ve learned in the real world.
I am a BC Certified Teacher who was looking for something to enhance my resume and to help further my professional growth. Although this course does not help to certify teachers looking to practice in some of the BC Public School System TESL/TESOL programs, it is definitely worth considering and will help you gain valuable experience.
I was surprised at the small class sizes and the course structure. We were engaged in various hands-on experiences and given many opportunities not only to observe lessons but to create and teach our own. The instructor, JD, was very laid back and made the course fun and engaging. Not only was he knowledgeable and supportive but he constantly pushed me out of my comfort zone, focusing on areas where I felt insecure, in order to help build my confidence and strengthen my abilities as an educator.
The resources that were used for this course are also very practical and could be used for teaching ESL students or for a mainstream classroom or tutoring setting as well. The experiences and the knowledge I have gained throughout this course are something that will help me regardless of where the future leads me…
Thank you JD!