OISE University of Toronto TEFL review, submitted by Cathryn A.
OISE Toronto University’s TEFL course came highly recommended to me and having been through the program, I certainly extend that recommendation. Having been interested in Education for a while, the program didn’t disappoint in educating me about teaching English to non—native speakers, such as the value of making well-organized lesson plans, understanding how to present a new language to students, and understanding the importance of being a student motivator. I gained a tremendous amount of new information from the course, the information I will certainly use in the future, and I am truly proud that I passed the course with a high grade. The course wasn’t just limited to completing tests. I also had to create lesson plans, which were then graded by the school’s administration, and this helped me understand how I could incorporate sections of study material into a 60 or 90-minute class, and how I could organize my time better in my classes. One area which I thought was of real importance was the explanation of TTT (Teacher Talking Time) and STT (Student Talking Time). I now understand much much much better how teaching as foreign language tuition in a class of non-native speakers works logistically.
After I completed the course my TEFL certificate was delivered to my home address after just 3 weeks, and I was contacted by Teach Away (which I think is their sister company) to see whether I required any help finding work. Because of Covid-19, obviously, I asked mainly about teaching jobs online and they directed me to a long list of schools to which they recommend their teachers apply for work. Because a lot of other people around the world are also wanting to work online in these difficult times it did take a little longer than I had expected to get job interviews, but after I did interview for a bunch of schools the offers for work just came flooding in. I highly recommend teaching English online.
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