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Review 129 of 129 Maximo Nivel

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The course was outstanding! Audra is a terrific teacher/trainer (11 out of 10 good)! Despite having an education background, there was a lot to learn with a different teaching strategy for teaching English that I had to adapt to. Manuel Antonio is a beautiful place to learn how to teach English with stunning views from the school and good access to the beach and National Park. All of the Staff is very helpful and supportive. I would highly recommend this TEFL course for anyone wanting to get a certification. Spanish classes are also offered as well. The course is challenging, so expect to work hard. I had time before the course and worked on my grammar paper ahead of time which eliminated some of the “firehose effect” during the latter part of the course when the course gets really busy.

Review 128 of 129 Maximo Nivel

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Audra Wooldridge is fantastic and her friend Laura, who helps during the practical teaching week is also amazing! Great people at Cosi too. Everyone is kind and helpful and all have great senses of humor! I highly recommend this training! It’s intense but you will definitely feel a sense of accomplishment when you’ve finished!

Sincerely,

Ron van der Vis

Review 127 of 129 Maximo Nivel

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This has been such an amazing adventure, and the support from Karen, Kate, Laura, and mostly Audra the trainer has been out of this world. I have only been here is Costa Rica and in the TEFL course for a month but the entire staff are already missed. Audra is such a fantastic trainer, I just wish it didn’t end so soon. The month just flew by! And now I have to go home and back to the real world. But I am happy to say that I have successfully completed the course at Maximo Nivel and I am now a certified TEFL teacher.

Review 126 of 129 Maximo Nivel

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Great course! I loved the Hybrid TEFL course in Antigua Guatemala. It gave me more flexibility by having the first half of the class online, so I could go through the material and digest at my own pace. The second half was onsite. It was intense, engaging and hands on! We will learned so much and felt very well equipped by the end. It was nothing less than impressive how well structured the course was. The facility was also clean, and convenient.

Karen our teacher, was inspiring, empowering and incredibly supportive. She made herself very available to help us and provide extra resources to us. She was a very fun and energetic teacher, actively encouraging us to follow our dreams.

Antigua is a great place to be staying at! Always lots going on and very interesting! Great restaurants and live music! I recommend staying for extra time there if you want to do some day trips, since the course will keep you very busy! You are also very close to 2 or the active 3 volcanoes in Guatemala!

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I can’t say enough great things about my experience with Maximo Nivel in Costa Rica’s TEFL course. The amount of learning in the course was pretty intense – I would tell people to expect to need to do plenty of reading and homework. Through all the intensity of the course, I had a great teacher, Audra, who pushed me, and cheered me on. Audra was engaging and so full of knowledge. I finished the course, and am now using what I learned at Maximo Nivel Costa Rica in my own TEFL classroom.

I also loved the atmosphere of Maximo Nivel Manuel Antonio. It was beautiful – from mountains, to the national park, to the ocean. And the people were kind and made it feel like home.

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This course was better than I could have ever imagined! I thought a lot of the material would be redundant considering I studied education in college and also after college as well, however I learned so much through this course! It was fun and exciting and truly prepared me to teach ESL. Also I feel like the consistent feedback we received helped us to become the best teachers that we could be. Audra is truly the best teacher I’ve ever had and provided all of the necessary material in a relatable, engaging way. I can’t recommend this course enough! Plus being at the beach in a really wonderful community was an extra bonus

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I came back to the United States renewed and ready for a new challenge. Best decision I have made in a long time to go study in Guatemala, Antigua. The Maximo Nivel experience was very good and fulfilling. Friendly supporting staff that cared about your success in the program. Karen the TEFL trainer is a very gifted teacher. She helps every student find there strengths. I recommend going to Antigua and getting certified in teaching english. You will come out with new lifetime leadership skills that can be applied to anything. The program is what you make of it. There is time for learning and for fun. I will be back in Antigua, Guatemala. Thank You Maximo Nivel!

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Pros: I had a wonderful time at Maximo Guatemala! I met wonderful new people that I am still close friends with 2 months later. I loved it so much in Antigua that I am now living here full time. The course was thorough and prepared us well for our coming job search. The academic office was very helpful in resolving any issues we had during our time in Antigua from finding the best coffee in town to signing up for Spanish classes. The highlight of the course was Karen, of course, who made each day fun even when there was plenty of work to be done. 10/10 would recommend!

Cons: If I could do it all over, I would probably try to find housing on my own. The host family I lived with was AMAZING, but the discrepancy between the standard of living and the amount Maximo Nivel charges for housing is pretty clear after living here for a while.

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Audra Wooldridge is an incredible trainer who gets you super excited and ready to learn! The location in the tropical paradise of Manuel Antonio was impeccable! I had the time of my life

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