37 reviews of Oxford Seminars

Review 37 of 37 Oxford Seminars

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I am currently on my second placement with Oxford. The first time the Job Placement advisor bent over backwards to find a recruiter who was willing to take on my friend and I at once, and find us a placement at the same school. The second time I used the Job Placement service I was again impressed at the responsiveness and the amount of leads I was given. Everyone I spoke to was personable and helpful. I was quite picky the second time around, and they stood by me until I found a placement I was happy with.

Overall my experience with Oxford has been great. In terms of value, I could not be happier. I know plenty of people who have spent more money on their TEFL and have not been treated with the same importance. I am quite proud to have a certificate from Oxford Seminars, and when it comes time to plan my next move abroad I will not hesitate to ask for their help again.

Review 36 of 37 Oxford Seminars

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My instructor, Laura Wilkinson in Richmond, Virginia, was absolutely fantastic. She went well above and beyond what I expected from a certification class from a private company. I get the impression that a large part of my experience was owed to her personal passion for teaching and language, so I don’t know if all Oxford instructors are as good. However, she had very positive things to say about her experience teaching for the company, so I suspect that Oxford cares about choosing instructors who are at least competent and experienced.

Caveat: I haven’t used their job placement service yet, so I can’t review it. It also wasn’t a major factor in my choosing Oxford, because I was focused more on getting my certification for a reasonable price and learning as much as possible along the way, both of which I got, and am very satisfied with. I would recommend Oxford to anybody who is focused on these aspects of the TEFL program!

Review 35 of 37 Oxford Seminars

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The grammar is the most difficult portion of the course. The course should focus on the grammar to prepare you for that 40-hour online section but doesn’t prepare you well enough. Go somewhere else.

Review 34 of 37 Oxford Seminars

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Overall the course was great! The instructor Brent was very experienced and he shared examples from his time overseas. We got to create a lesson plan and present it to the class which was great because I had never created a lesson plan before. The online component was challenging but it was a great refresher as I had been out of school for quite a few years. after they will even help you find a job based on where you qualify to teach.

Review 33 of 37 Oxford Seminars

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If you are looking for a paid vacation, this is the right place. The certificate you get here is not recognized in North America or Europe. They will try to find you a job in China or other countries where your annual income does not exceed $40.000 cdn. However, this might be a good opportunity for young graduate or retired people.

Review 32 of 37 Oxford Seminars

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Good in class program but they are absolutely horrible with student service and placement. Save your money and apply elsewhere.

Review 31 of 37 Oxford Seminars

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The course I took was acceptable and my instructor was competent and experienced. However, I’ve experienced real difficulties with job placement–the main reason I chose Oxford initially. Specifically, they recommend schools that don’t honor their agreements and they are not interested in helping you find a new job when the situation isn’t working out.

I am currently in my 2nd job placement with Oxford. In both cases, the schools have not lived up to the promises made. The first school, in Turkey, didn’t pay on time. I often had to wait several days for my money and some teachers were never paid. I had to camp out in the offices for four days in order to get my final pay and end of contract bonus (a substantial amount of money) after finishing my 11 month contract. Here in my second position, in Mexico, the school promised an annual contract and holiday pay, but neither have been provided. I’ve gotten good student reviews and the director seems pleased with me, but it appears that the school is failing. We have dwindling enrollment and fewer classes each session. I’m getting only the bare minimum of hours and can’t support myself on that. I contacted Oxford about moving to a new school. First the put me off for two weeks, then admitted that felt they needed the school’s *permission* to help me find a new position. I’m not under contract. I don’t even have a verbal promise of employment.

I simply can’t recommend Oxford.

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