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General » Global Tesol course with Kathy Ezard
If you ever hesitate to take the TESOL course with Kathy Ezard, I can reassure you that you won’t be disappointed. I had the chance to take it a year ago and couldn’t be happier about this decision. I have to say the classes went so fast because it was so interesting. Her class is not the typical one; she makes everyone comfortable and really wants every student to feel secure in this decision of leaving home and going abroad for a while. She is an awesome teacher who delivers the course material but also shares her own experience and gives you insight about the reality of being an English teacher abroad. Furthermore, you can always count on her for any kind of support once you start the school application process, because she is always there for her students. She helped me with finding an appropriate school with the best conditions possible and took the time to make sure my contract was legal. I will soon be leaving for China and I know that I can always count on her for any advice once I will be there.
General » Power Language Training in Hangzhou, China. How is teaching at this school?
You are better off to send your resume and head/shoulder picture to us so that we can send you through one of our trusted agents. Thus, you are also able to compare job offers. You can email to toronto@globaltesol.com
General » Power Language Training in Hangzhou, China. How is teaching at this school?
Hey all.

I recently earned my foundation course certificate and have been receiving a few job offers from Chinese recruiters. The offer that seems the most appealing to me is from the school 'Power Language Training', which is located in Hangzhou, China.

Does anyone here have first hand experience working at this school? If so, what was it like working for them?


General » TESOL Certificate class with Kathy Ezard
Hi everyone,
For those of you who are searching the board because they want to take the course with Kathy, or is wondering if Kathy is a good teacher, well I'm here for you.

I was so reluctant to do this course at all, and even more so when I got a personal phone call from Kathy herself. But let me tell you, I am very happy I decided to do the course. This all sounds very cheesy, but in short, it was the best decision I have made in a long time.

Her teaching is unorthodox, but effective. She will make you think, feel, and act like a teacher by the end of the course. She is incredibly helpful and so kind, that it makes going to her course more worth it. With her, you're getting more than just certification because she will follow you through to your first job abroad.

Good luck :)
General » Posting in Bali
Wanting to get a position to Teach either Adults or Children in Sanur, Bali.
Can anyone out there help with this? I am a graduate who specialised in Teaching Adults and Grammar and have extensive experience teaching children in Thailand over the past five years.
General » 2 Years Later... wow!!
Lindsay, it's been a journey! Thank you so much for sharing your story - and let's hope the people that read this, no matter where in the world they are, see that there is nothing to fear and that the benefits from this life-change will impact on their lives as it has on you. Looking forward to working with you again upon your return to North America. We only hire our own grads in the Eastern Canada office since they have lived the experience! Take care and thanks again on behalf of everyone who was part of the team which brought TESOL to Charlottetown and continue to do so as we offer training year-round!!
Jim
General » 2 Years Later... wow!!
Lindsay, it's been a journey! Thank you so much for sharing your story - and let's hope the people that read this, no matter where in the world they are, see that there is nothing to fear and that the benefits from this life-change will impact on their lives as it has on you. Looking forward to working with you again upon your return to North America. We only hire our own grads in the Eastern Canada office since they have lived the experience! Take care and thanks again on behalf of everyone who was part of the team which brought TESOL to Charlottetown and continue to do so as we offer training year-round!!
Jim
General » 2 Years After I earned my TESOL Certificate... Wow!
It all started two years ago. Who would have thought I’d be living and teaching in South Korea?! Not me! During my final year at UPEI, I met Jim Pellegrini. Taking his course has been one of the best decisions of my life! The course taught me so much and opened new doors I never knew existed. Talking with my fellow students and Jim really helped me to focus on what I wanted to do, and how to live for myself.

It took me no time at all to get a job. Once I arrived in Korea and met my coworkers and students, I fell in love. Yes, I was homesick, but that didn’t last long. Soon after my arrival, Korea felt like home. There are so many great people from all over the world and we’re all here doing the same thing. We all share a passion for teaching. With this common connection, I’ve discovered my lifetime friends.

Looking back at my first year in South Korea, I’ve seen enormous improvements by all of my students. Teaching has become my hobby, rather than just a job. I rarely feel like I am going to work because I have so much fun with my students. Yes, I have challenging days, but who doesn’t? Whether it’s homesickness, physical illness, or cultural differences, what truly picks me up on days like those are my students, friends, and family. I’ve had amazing support from my friends and family back home and I was lucky enough to have my mother come for a visit. I was so proud to show her around my new “home”.

Since moving here, I have learned so much about the culture, the language, and the people. I have learned mostly from my students, as they want to teach me as much as I teach them. It’s an ongoing learning experience. I can wholeheartedly say I learn something new every day. I am able to speak a little bit of the language and converse with the locals, which has improved my life here.

This entire experience has made me a stronger, more outgoing, and more positive person. I would highly suggest taking the opportunity to move abroad. You will learn so much about yourself. Like I said, I never would have imagined myself where I am today. This past year, I have had amazing, life-changing experiences which has led me to stay another year in South Korea.

With Love,
Lindsay Strout
General » 2 Years After I earned my TESOL Certificate... Wow!
It all started two years ago. Who would have thought I’d be living and teaching in South Korea?! Not me! During my final year at UPEI, I met Jim Pellegrini. Taking his course has been one of the best decisions of my life! The course taught me so much and opened new doors I never knew existed. Talking with my fellow students and Jim really helped me to focus on what I wanted to do, and how to live for myself. Upon completing the course, I worked as a Global TESOL recruiter. I assisted Jim for two courses held in Charlottetown, PEI. During these courses, I witnessed huge transformations of the students. It was an eye-opening experience, which showed me what this course can do for people, and the opportunities available upon receiving the certificate.

It took me no time at all to get a job. Once I arrived in Korea and met my coworkers and students, I fell in love. Yes, I was homesick, but that didn’t last long. Soon after my arrival, Korea felt like home. There are so many great people from all over the world and we’re all here doing the same thing. We all share a passion for teaching. With this common connection, I’ve discovered my lifetime friends.

Looking back at my first year in South Korea, I’ve seen enormous improvements by all of my students. Teaching has become my hobby, rather than just a job. I rarely feel like I am going to work because I have so much fun with my students. Yes, I have challenging days, but who doesn’t? Whether it’s homesickness, physical illness, or cultural differences, what truly picks me up on days like those are my students, friends, and family. I’ve had amazing support from my friends and family back home and I was lucky enough to have my mother come for a visit. I was so proud to show her around my new “home”.

Since moving here, I have learned so much about the culture, the language, and the people. I have learned mostly from my students, as they want to teach me as much as I teach them. It’s an ongoing learning experience. I can wholeheartedly say I learn something new every day. I am able to speak a little bit of the language and converse with the locals, which has improved my life here.

This entire experience has made me a stronger, more outgoing, and more positive person. I would highly suggest taking the opportunity to move abroad. You will learn so much about yourself. Like I said, I never would have imagined myself where I am today. This past year, I have had amazing, life-changing experiences which has led me to stay another year in South Korea.

With Love,
Lindsay Strout
General » 2 Years After I earned my TESOL Certificate... Wow!
It all started two years ago. Who would have thought I’d be living and teaching in South Korea?! Not me! While pushing through my final year at UPEI, I met Jim Pellegrini from Global TESOL. Taking the course has been one of the best decisions of my life! I never thought I could change so much in just five days. During the course I learned a lot about myself and it opened new doors I never knew existed. Talking with my fellow students and Jim really helped me to focus on what I wanted to do, and how to live for myself. Upon completing the course, I worked as a Global TESOL recruiter. I assisted Jim for two courses held in Charlottetown, PEI. During these courses, I witnessed huge transformations of the students. It was an eye-opening experience, which showed me what this course can do for people, and the opportunities available upon receiving the certificate.

It took me no time at all to get a job. Once I arrived in Korea and met my coworkers and students, I fell in love. Yes, I was homesick, but that didn’t last long. Soon after my arrival, Korea felt like home. There are so many great people from all over the world and we’re all here doing the same thing. We all share a passion for teaching. With this common connection, I’ve discovered my lifetime friends.

Looking back at my first year in South Korea, I’ve seen enormous improvements by all of my students. Teaching has become my hobby, rather than just a job. I rarely feel like I am going to work because I have so much fun with my students. Yes, I have challenging days, but who doesn’t? Whether it’s homesickness, physical illness, or cultural differences, what truly picks me up on days like those are my students, friends, and family. I’ve had amazing support from my friends and family back home and I was lucky enough to have my mother come for a visit. I was so proud to show her around my new “home”.

Since moving here, I have learned so much about the culture, the language, and the people. I have learned mostly from my students, as they want to teach me as much as I teach them. It’s an ongoing learning experience. I can wholeheartedly say I learn something new every day. I am able to speak a little bit of the language and converse with the locals, which has improved my life here.

This entire experience has made me a stronger, more outgoing, and more positive person. I would highly suggest taking the opportunity to move abroad. You will learn so much about yourself. Like I said, I never would have imagined myself where I am today. This past year, I have had amazing, life-changing experiences which has led me to stay another year in South Korea.

With Love,
Lindsay Strout