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Review 247 of 247 Maximo Nivel

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The TEFL Certification course at Máximo Nivel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica was one of the best experiences of my entire life. In four weeks I listened hard in the classroom, studied hard after class, and worked hard in practical teaching to cultivate my teaching skills. This program helped me to grow so much not only as an ESL teacher, but also as an individual.

The people at Máximo Nivel are so kind and the TEFL trainer in Manuel Antonio is an amazing resource and an amazing trainer as well. She is relatable, smart, and made long days in the classroom fly by. She is one of the best teachers I have ever had and in turn, she creates great teachers through the TEFL certification course.

I would recommend this course to anyone with an interest in teaching ESL and to anyone looking to expand their world view. This program is not for everybody, but if you are interested, I would 100% recommend inquiring and getting a better idea of whether or not you would be a good fit for the program.

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I cannot say enough good things about this program. Coming to Manuel Antonio to get a TEFL certification, I honestly wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, but even still the program far exceeded all of the expectations that I did have.

All of the staff at Maximo Nivel are very competent and friendly and are happy to provide their clients with assistance. The course itself is very rigorous, but well worth the work. The TEFL trainer, Jackie, is very experienced in teaching ESL and the techniques that she imparted to me for teaching will stay with me the rest of my life. I am so grateful to Maximo Nivel for helping me prepare to be an ESL teacher! If you are serious about teaching ESL and want to go into the field feeling prepared, this program is an excellent choice.

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I loved everything about the program and my experience with Maximo Nivel. From the warm welcome of the front desk to the encouragement and support of the TEFL trainer, I would highly recommend this TEFL program to anyone looking to get their TEFL certification. The instructor is highly experienced in teaching English as a foreign language, and brings her knowledge, energy and excitement to class every single day. The coursework is definitely a large load, but the way it is laid out over 4 weeks makes it completely accessible, and you will learn so much. It fully prepares you to teach English, and I have no doubt anyone would feel ready after this course.

Review 244 of 247 Maximo Nivel

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This course challenges its students from the very beginning, so those hoping for a chill-axing, Costa Rican vacay need not apply. Course instructor Jackie asks a lot from her students but gives even more in return.

Besides full days in the classroom listening, participating, and taking copious notes, each student is expected to fulfill after-hours readings, research papers, and projects. Additionally, practical teaching starts week one, literally just a couple of days after the course begins.

This means the student becomes the teacher almost from the very start. Intimidating? Yes. Invaluable? Also yes.

If you want a down and dirty TEFL certificate, do not apply to Maximo Nivel. But, If you are serious about becoming a competent, compassionate TEFL teacher, this is the place for you.

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I completed my TEFL program in Antigua, Guatemala and it was really amazing! My instructor (Mackenzie Tucker) did really well in teaching us the content, guiding us through our mini-lessons/ practical teaching and providing feedback on what we are doing well and what we can improve on. I really liked the structure of the program and how the content was covered. Although I would have liked practical teaching to last longer than a week, it was a very fun and challenging experience. The staff at Maximo is an amazing team. Everyone is really supportive, encouraging, and very welcoming. If you are considering the TEFL program, definitely experience Antigua! Aside from a great team and instructor, the location was a neat experience. I was easily able to explore the vibrant colored colonial-style city while completing my tasks. In addition, I couldn’t ask for a better homestay. The family was really great and even encouraging with my program. Consider Maximo’s Antigua location for your TEFL certification!

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I completed my TEFL course at Maximo Nivel in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica and I don’t have a bad word to say ! I had the best time of my life and highly recommend it to anyone. I have just received my certificate and thanks to completely the programme in a foreign country I already have 6 hours (built into the course) of practically teaching Spanish speaking students English! I think that, in itself is an incredible bonus. My TEFL trainer is a master in her field and I felt so confident in her abilities as my trainer. I can happily walk away knowing I will always be able to access my TEFL training materials as well as lifetime job recruitment help as promised by my TEFL trainer.

Truly the best investment u have ever made in myself!

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I really enjoyed my TEFL experience at Maximo Nivel Antigua! I was challenged while having fun and learned so much from my trainer Mackenzie Tucker. The rest of the staff here at Maximo have been super supportive and inviting and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Antigua is an amazing city and the perfect location for studying while still being able to explore. I 100% recommend getting your TEFL here!

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