109 reviews of Maximo Nivel

Review 109 of 109 Maximo Nivel

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As a Linguistics major with a specialization in TESOL, I was initially dubious about taking another TEFL certification course, but decided to anyway- just in case… I am so glad I did!!! I learned way more about practical teaching during the four weeks I spent in Manuel Antonio than I did in my previous Linguistics program. The course work is challenging at times, especially during the final week, but I learned so much and was amazed by how many times I was able to overcome the uncomfortable, foreign feelings that come with trying something new.

I completely recommend the TEFL course in Manuel Antonio. It’s in a beautiful beach town and Audra is the best TEFL instructor ever! She made the course- including grammar- so engaging and fun with her hilarious anecdotes and vibrant, lovable personality. Audra takes time away from her busy schedule and works incredibly hard to assure that every students’ needs are met during/after the course.

I look forward to teaching in San Jose over the next six months!

Review 108 of 109 Maximo Nivel

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An overll an amazing and rewarding experience. Audra is an incredible teacher. All the learners you get to work with for practical teaching week are beautiful people and you will become attached. All round warm and fuzzies. I’d literally take any course anywhere in the world if it was offered by Maximo Nivel. Thanks to everyone who works there and helps. It was amazing.

Review 107 of 109 Maximo Nivel

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Maximo Nivel offers a structured, thorough program that equips students with practical skills to tackle grammar, classroom management and creative teaching skills in the classroom for years to come. I am so grateful for the honest, supportive instruction I received in this course! Karen Wilke is a dynamic, qualified instructor who knows how to create an environment of trust and hope amongst her students. We had so much fun in the mix of learning through trial and error together.

Review 106 of 109 Maximo Nivel

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This was a life changing experience!

From de day of arrival, to graduation day has been nothing short of memorable.

Our class was small but I preferred it as such, we had great rapport with one another and I would not have had this much fun if it was not for the relationship and mutual respect between us and the instructor, Sean.

Sean was a great sport and showed tremendous flexibility. He really connected with each and every one of us, rather than just a generalised approach.

I did not know what I was going to do after this course, but two weeks in I was convinced I would stay here.

Highly recommended to anyone wanting to take the TEFL course.

I doubt that anyone walks out of here the same person they walked in as…

Review 105 of 109 Maximo Nivel

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I completed Maximo Nivel’s TEFL course in May 2018 in Cusco. I did the fist portion online. I found the in-person component extremely valuable and enjoyable. The online first portion saved me time and money, but could not take the place of the immersive experience with colleagues and the excellent trainer.

Our class was small and very mutually supportive. The trainer used humor and games to convey a lot of important material and reinforce key points.

I loved staying with a local family while studying and practice-teaching. I don’t know if my current lifestyle (I am retired but have ongoing musical commitments) will enable me to make the contract commitments to work at a school for as much as a semester at a time, but of this I am confident:

*. I now know how to effectively teach English as a foreign language

*. I can run workshop or tutor

*. I can be a far more effective volunteer.

One caveat about this program: Expect to put in long (10+ hour) days during the last 2 weeks of the program. Getting good at key skills such as eliciting and concept check questioning, plus reducing habits of echoing and explaining, takes time and hard work. Preparing original materials for lesson plans takes time and creativity. Worth it? YES!

Review 104 of 109 Maximo Nivel

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I highly recommend this course! Such an unforgettable and enjoyable experience. The staff and TEFL instructor at the Maximo Nivel Manuel Antonio location absolutely make the experience. They are so wonderful. It is also truly awesome course. The content and practical teaching have me feeling so prepared and excited to begin my ESL teaching job!

Review 103 of 109 Maximo Nivel

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Maximo Nivel has been nothing other than great! I totally recommend this program if you are searching for a tefl certification program. The course was thorough and very informative. I felt prepared to teach a classroom the day after graduation. I am a satisfied participant.

Review 102 of 109 Maximo Nivel

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I took the TEFL course in Cusco Peru and let me tell you that this was one of the most memorable experiences I ever had in my career as a teacher,

I met people from different countries in my TEFL class, we got along very well, I learned different techniques that I’m applying in my classes on real students, I couldn’t be happier now but everything was possible because of Sean, I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher, he is a great teacher and a better person, I really recommend you to take this course.

Review 101 of 109 Maximo Nivel

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I just finished the TEFL course in Cusco. It was an amazing learning experience. After all the work and study, I truly feel prepared to teach in the real world. And this is all thanks to Sean, our instructor. You could not ask for a better teacher. He kept the class lively and always laughing. Yet we learned so much throughout the course. He was always available and ready to help, whenever asked. He made it possible for us all to have confidence in ourselves as teachers. It truly was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I would recommend this class to anybody looking to learn, laugh, and travel. Thanks Maximo, thanks Sean!

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