214 reviews of Maximo Nivel

Review 210 of 214 Maximo Nivel

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From the beginning the staff was accommodating and friendly. The TEFL course was as intense as expected but more. There was always support day or night. Sean made himself available for any and all concerns during or outside office hours. He always made the students realize their own potential and recognized any strengths or weaknesses that were praised or addressed. Sean is an asset to Maximo Nivel and should be recognized as such.

Review 209 of 214 Maximo Nivel

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This course has opened an entire new career for me! I have grown so much as a teacher from the beginning week to the time I have finished. Sean, the TEFL instructor, has been an exemplary teacher and helped us grow as educators. We worked with actual, ESL students in a classroom and were able to improve our teaching throughout the month. He also provided us with feedback after each lesson. Maximo has been very helpful in assisting me with finding a new job in the teaching field abroad. I would highly recommend this course to anyone and everyone!

Review 208 of 214 Maximo Nivel

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Maximo Nivel’s TEFL program in Costa Rica is ideal for any adventurer that aspires to teach ESL. Jack Bira is a phenomenal TEFL instructor, probably one of the best out there. She makes the material engaging and has a clear knack for it. She wants you to succeed. If you want to learn how to teach while in a mesmerizing place, this is the program for you. It’s worth all the time and effort that’s required of you. And yes, it’s a lot of work. But, you will leave at peace and a better educator than you were when you arrived.

Review 207 of 214 Maximo Nivel

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I love Maximo Nivel it has changed me in so many ways. This intense course of 4 weeks is very challenging and I will definitely do it all over again. From the teacher, classmates and everyone at Maximo Nivel I admire all of your work for us. For those who has love for nature Costa Rica is an amazing Nature splendor, for those who aren’t nature lovers I dare you to challenge your self and see something different something wonderful. Best thing about Maximo Nivel is my teacher of course 🙂 lol and job opportunities! Be a doer and not a dreamer go for it and don’t stop just keep thriving!

As my teacher would say…Pura Vida!

Review 206 of 214 Maximo Nivel

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The MaximoNivel TEFL program in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, was amazing! I wish I had done it sooner! What really stood out to me was the support outside the classroom. Andres was SO great for helping me schedule an urgent dentist appointment…..and also helping me find accommodations in San Jose when I missed my flight home!!!! It gave me such a peace-of-mind knowing I had a great support system while I was traveling solo.

My TEFL course instructor Jackie was awesome! It’s a very jam-packed class but Jackie was always available to help, even outside of class by email and tons office hours. I got very valuable feedback from Jackie, she really helped me grow as a teacher! I learned so much and laughed daily! She is so charismatic and really makes it a fun course!

The pandemic has obviously been a huge factor for traveling. I felt very safe with this program. In the building and classroom, mask policies and social distancing were always enforced. Everyone was very respectful of wearing their masks and social distancing. We had plenty of short breaks during the day to grab coffee/snacks and get fresh air….the beach view didn’t hurt!

Can’t wait to come back and visit!

Review 205 of 214 Maximo Nivel

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I had a fantastic time and learned a tremendous amount while completing the TEFL certification at Maximo Nivel. You truly cannot find a better instructor than Jackie; she fills the classroom with energy and charisma that makes you not even realize how much you are learning. While the location is incredible and has the best views, remember that this is an intensive course and there are going to be a couple of weeks where you need to work really hard. Nothing impossible for sure, but this is not going to be an easy vacation. If you have a strong desire to get your TEFL degree and are willing to put in the work to achieve it, you should really consider coming to Maximo Nivel. These last four weeks have been some of the most transformative and happiest I’ve had.

Review 204 of 214 Maximo Nivel

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You will not find a better instructor than Jackie Bria from Maximo Nivel’s TEFL course in Costa Rica. My experience doing TEFL was amazing!! I feel prepared to teach even though the program was just 4 weeks long!! It is very intense, and we cover A LOT of material but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m very happy that I chose this TEFL course. I don’t think any of the online courses prepare you as much as I feel prepared with Maximo Nivel’s program in Costa Rica. Also, Jacki is amazing! For a course to be so challenging, I still felt like my instructor cared about my success.

Review 203 of 214 Maximo Nivel

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I had the best experience doing the TEFL certification at Maximo Nivel. TEFL is quite challenging and it is a lot of work condensed down into a short 4 weeks. It is important to keep up with the workload and not to fall behind however there will still be time on the weekends to have fun. The TEFL trainer Jackie is on of the kindest, most supportive and most enthusiastic teachers I have ever had the pleasure of learning from. She is professional and friendly and you are guaranteed to have a laugh with her as your trainer. I highly recommend doing TEFL at Maximo Nivel with Jackie as she is a one of a Kind instructor. Jackie will have you ready to be a professional and confident ESL teacher by the end of the program.

The Maximo Nivel campus has a great location with a view of the ocean and is only a short bus ride away from the beach and and the town of Quepos. The facilities are a little out dated in comparison to those of American or European standard however they have everything you need to get by and you will still have an amazing experience.

The staff at Maximo Nivel were extremely friendly and accommodating to all of my needs.

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The TEFL course with Maximo was one of the most challenging courses I have ever taken. It was such a great learning experience. Be prepared to work hard, but also play hard! Jackie is an amazing TEFL trainer. She makes the course fun and creates a hands-on learning environment. I feel like she gave us the tools to be successful as a teacher. She will give you a lot of feedback that is super helpful as a new teacher. The location (Manuel Antonio) is also fantastic, you will learn so much about Costa Rican culture. Thanks Jackie and all of the staff at Maximo! Pura Vida!

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The TEFL certification was such an incredible experience. Through the support of the Manuel Antonio staff, classmates and facility they truly made the experience supportive, challenging and rewarding. The program is fast paced but you surely finish it knowing a ton of information and feel ready to begin teaching. Jackie was a great instructor and will continue to set future teachers up for success!

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