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Review 153 of 153 Maximo Nivel

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I had wanted to do the TEFL course for a long time and had always procrastinated in doing so. However, I finally managed to get over it and enrolled onto the July to August 2019 TEFL Course at Maximo Nivel in Antigua. The course by far exceeded my expectations and I learnt so much more than I ever thought possible. The guidance was spot on and was very consistent throughout. Karen the TEFL trainer has been a huge support, was always working and always helping out whenever she could. I can’t thank the Maximo Nivel Team enough and for what they have done for me. It’s still early days for me on this teaching journey but the foundation I have for myself I believe is strong now solely due to Maximo Nivel and I look forward to everything that’s ahead of me on this journey. Once again thank you Karen, Lydia and the whole of Maximo for the great experience. Ben

Review 152 of 153 Maximo Nivel

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The TEFL program at Maximo was a dream. Truly. It was intensive, no doubt, but I got so much out of the program. As someone who has taught English in the US (non-ESL) for five years, I found that there was still a lot that I learned in this course.

Karen Wilke, our TEFL instructor gave 110%, always providing plenty of office hours, very helpful feedback, advice, and access even when office hours were over. Karen had the perfect mix of being an expert in the field of TEFL, while also having a wonderful energy and sense of humor. Karen took a subject that could have been very dry and made it exciting, invigorating, and something I looked forward to attending every day. I can’t say enough kind words about my experience in this class.

Additionally, Maximo as an organization was filled with incredibly helpful and friendly people. It felt like a family that I was temporarily a part of. This is not something I take lightly, and it made me feel comfortable in a country where I was not familiar and did not speak the language.

I can’t recommend Karen and Maximo Nivel enough!

Review 151 of 153 Maximo Nivel

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The TEFL course I completed in Antigua, Guatemala more than fulfilled my expectations. I wanted a course that would provide me with information and practical teaching using best practices for TEFL/TESL. From the very beginning Karen, my instructor, began to model these best practices and worked to help the class feel comfortable with her and with each other. She used many teaching strategies so that there was never a dull moment. Many times we were out of our seats or up on the terrace. We learned about our own learning as well as how our students learn so that we can adjust our teaching to them. We had the opportunity to practice nearly every aspect of TEFL teaching with real English language learners. The guidance I received in all or my practice was invaluable. Because I have had success in all of these aspects of teaching English, I feel much more competent to teach.

The experience living abroad for a month proved to be important since it helped me to understand how my English language learners in the USA may feel in a foreign country. I appreciated Karen on many levels. She was and still is available to answer my questions. She honestly cares for her students. I appreciated that she took the time to share her expertise about Guatemala to help me plan a weekend away. Karen worked to help students get jobs. A couple of the students had jobs before the course was completed.

I found all the staff to be friendly and helpful. They knew my name. Whenever I had a question there was an answer.

One thing that I found difficult was a period of about a week and a half when I felt overwhelmed with deadlines. If there would be a way to spread some of this out, it might make those weeks a bit less stressful.

Overall though, this was an excellent experience and I would highly recommend this course.

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