As an American with aspirations to live and work abroad, I knew that pursuing a TESOL Certificate would be a smart way to develop my experience and educational background. After some research online, I came across SGI and found that their course was exactly what I was looking for.
The 4-week intensive course ending in August 2010 fit my schedule well while I was living in London for the summer. Although the course was demanding, I really enjoyed hearing the advice and insights from all of the teacher trainers. With a background in foreign language education, I was able to build on my methods for teaching language with the material learned in this course. The daily classroom experience teaching non-native speakers and practising what was learnt in lessons was also invaluable to our progress and development.
After completing the course, I worked in a French high school as an English teaching assistant for the year, where I was able to utilise the techniques I learnt at SGI. These techniques will continue to be useful in my career as a language educator as well. Thanks again SGI for such a professional and well-organised CertTESOL experience!