205 reviews of Maximo Nivel

Review 190 of 205 Maximo Nivel

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Karen and Jackie were the best TEFL instructors that I could have! They made the course feel fun and kept all of us engaged. This course has changed my life and has opened so many doors. Karen and Jackie went above and beyond my expectations. Also the school is in a beautiful location in Manuel Antonio.

Pura vida!

Review 189 of 205 Maximo Nivel

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When I first chose to get TEFL certified in Guatemala I was a little nervous about the environment and how things would be once I arrived. Upon arrival all nervousness and worry disappeared. The staff at Maximo Nivel really go above and beyond making everyone feel welcomed and comfortable. The 4 week in person TEFL certification course is challenging and thorough, but the knowledge you will receive is invaluable. My TEFL trainer, Karen, was also amazing. In just 4 short weeks she taught me everything I needed to know to confidently and effectively teach English. Getting TEFL certified wasn’t all just classrooms however, on weekends I hiked active volcanoes, visited nearby towns, went to Lake Atitlan and so much more. Getting certified in Antigua, Guatemala will definitely change your life for the better.

Review 188 of 205 Maximo Nivel

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The course is amazing. You’ll learn and internalize a lot of essentials about teaching that a lot of veteran teachers still struggle with. The lessons are great, the practicum is a lot of fun, and Karen’s feedback will do wonders to help you evolve and counteract your biggest weaknesses as a teacher. The fact that it’s all in a city as beautiful as Antigua makes it even more enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Review 187 of 205 Maximo Nivel

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The TEFL course in Antigua with Karen was absolutely amazing! She is such a genuine, caring, and experienced teacher/person, and I learned many lessons from her. You can tell she truly cares about her students and their success. She also exemplifies all of the teaching methods we learn, and shows what it should look like to be a quality teacher. We had lots of quality practical teaching, both online and in person and I feel prepared to teach. Overall, I had a great experience and feel that I gained extensive knowledge.

Review 186 of 205 Maximo Nivel

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I completed the TEFL program in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. The course itself is very demanding and time consuming BUT absolutely worth it! ! We had awesome instructors – Jackie and Claudia, who made every single day so fun and exciting! They always had our backs and never let us fail! The entire Maximo staff is so nice and helpful 🙂

Throughout the course you meet so many beautiful people, you connect with your students and you become a Team with your classmates because you share all these embarrassing but unforgettable moments of your first hours in the classroom together. If you want to do the TEFL program, I highly recommend you to do it in person – 1. You will never get this learning experience from the comfort of your home (it’s HUGE difference) 2. Traveling to another country and diving into absolutely different culture is such a valuable experience! Also Costa Rica is gorgeous! ^.^

Review 185 of 205 Maximo Nivel

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Not knowing what to expect, I came to the course with an open mind. After all, I’m a native speaker of English, so how hard could it be to teach people how to speak English?

What I found out is: even if you are a native speaker, you still need to understand and know English grammar, forms, functions and numerous other specifics about the English language in order to properly teach. I also hadn’t realized that, with Maximo’s broad focus and teaching methodology, that I would learn to teach English to anyone in the world, regardless of their native language.

Jackie and Claudia were amazing teachers and they made the taxing curriculum fun and exciting. The course has you in front of students the first week and the pace doesn’t slow down. But it is worth every minute.

I highly recommend Maximo Nivel for TEFL and I wouldn’t trade the experience at Manuel Antonio for the world.

Review 184 of 205 Maximo Nivel

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The TEFL Certification training program offered at Maximo Nivel’s campus in Manual Antonio, Costa Rica, is truly top-notch. Over the four weeks of intense academic study, our awesome teachers Jackie and Claudia were the ultimate A-team. Inside the classroom, they expertly delivered content with sincere enthusiasm, all the while role modeling the critical teaching techniques and keeping us engaged. Outside the classroom, they were incredible in helping us with lesson planning and effective delivery. They were always available, whether in person or via email, and exceptionally timely with responses as well as feedback. Additionally, the administrative staff and host family were incredibly supportive and helpful, easing the entire overseas living experience. I recommend the fully accredited, internationally recognized, Maximo Nivel TEFL Certification Training Program experience 100%.

Review 183 of 205 Maximo Nivel

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Maximo Nivel, (and specifically Karen Wilke, Jackie Bria and Karen-Cita) were the main components of turning a very challenging course into a motivating, heartening and inspirational time while getting my Teaching Certificate. Thank you Maiximo for helping to make my goals/dreams come true!!!!!

Review 182 of 205 Maximo Nivel

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This was a most rewarding experience. The TEFL course is well worth it. I learned so much from the instructors and all of the staff are so helpful in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Live your best life!

Review 181 of 205 Maximo Nivel

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This course was truly valuable and an amazing experience. Our instruction (Karen) was amazing and taught exactly what we needed to become successful English teachers!

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