Testimonials

Please, find below a wide range of testimonials received from our trainees. Simply click on one of the categories listed below to be taken directly to a set of testimonials.

The Trinity Certificate in TESOL Course | The Teaching Practice | The Input Sessions | The Assignments | The Full-Time Course | The Part-Time Course | The Teacher Training Team & Tutors | Accommodation | The TYLE Course | About Cadiz | Careers Service

The Trinity Certificate in TESOL Course

A really good course. The teachers are professional and approachable and the attendance of the moderator from Trinity gives the whole thing validity. A tough but rewarding four weeks. A credible course needs an element of stress; we have all survived and all feel as if we’ve achieved something big.
Philip Tucker

I would like to thank you again for a superb experience on the August TESOL course. All the staff were professional in their approach and knowledgeable about their subject. I learnt such a great deal and felt supported and encouraged from the first day until the last. I would highly recommend this course to anyone seeking a thorough training in the basics of TESOL.
Nicola O’Brien

I have found this course an invaluable and completely positive learning experience.
Clayre Heenan

Overall I found the course extremely challenging and can honestly say that I have learnt things that I have never come across when studying English through high-school, college or university! With this in mind I would recommend the course to others but with the caveat of ‘go into it with your eyes open – it is four weeks of very hard work, not a walk in the park.
Tony Godrich

I do not feel I could have started teaching without it.
Anna Irvine

I enjoyed the course and learned a lot about teaching in the process. I thought it was great to teach in two different levels and have two tutors with different ideas about teaching.
Andy McDowell

I thought this was a wonderful course: although it required lots of hard work, I enjoyed all the new knowledge, teaching practice, lesson preparation.
Elisabeth Robins

I appreciate how welcome I felt upon arrival and throughout the course. You all were genuinely concerned and helpful with my personal needs. The course is intense! But I think that the website accurately prepares you for this.
Rebecca Preus

Overall the course was beneficial to me. I feel equipped and confident for my future in teaching. I have seen advancements in myself and other trainees which is always good.
Melissa Pincelli

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The Teaching Practice

I found the reflections and tutor guidance invaluable.
Peter Hill

The teaching practice was well balanced throughout the course. Excellent pre-teaching practice and feedback sessions with detailed observations from our tutors.
Eva Rankin

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The Input Sessions

I felt that I was well supported and prepared for the assignments.
Samuel Williams

I thoroughly enjoyed the input sessions and feel like I got some really good tips. Even when it came to grammar which I am familiar with I still got much from seeing Dani teach. Good luck with the next group!
Jo Papangelou

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The Assignments

I thought all the Assignments were useful in the course because they allowed me to experience language learning and teaching.
Amy Peacock

Really enjoyed the structure of the course – learn in the morning, teach in the afternoon and felt the workload and expectations were both appropriate. The course was said to be intensive but it wasn’t pointlessly so. The assignments were fantastic – well appropriated and chosen for the course. Learner profile was a great assignment.
Morgan Brown

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The Full-Time Course

The resources were fantastic!
July 2014 full-time course trainee

I found the pre-course task and the recommended reading very helpful. I think having some guidance and preparation in advance really helped me.
July 2014 full-time course trainee

I would like to thank you again for a superb experience on the August TESOL course. All the staff were professional in their approach and knowledgeable about their subject. I learnt such a great deal and felt supported and encouraged from the first day until the last. I would highly recommend this course to anyone seeking a thorough training in the basics of TESOL.
Nicola O’Brien

Overall, I can’t imagine a better introduction to teaching English than we received during this course. I felt the tutors built up our confidence but gave us useful things to focus on in our teaching that corresponded to what we were learning in class.
Morgan Brown

The course is fantastic, it’s changed my life!!!
Esme Fegan

Course incredibly thorough for beginning to end, massive thanks to everyone.
Bianca Topham

Facilities are great and it’s a really nice school.
Samuel Williams

The TESOL training course was such a great introduction to the world of teaching. I still talk about all the things we learnt and the great experience it was with other teachers at the academy.
Stephanie Schuch

The course has been amazing and quite unlike anything I’ve ever done before. I’ve learnt so much and really enjoyed my time.
Amy Daniel

I loved the input sessions; very active and stimulating.
Asa Stalberg

Everything had a nice flow. Input Sessions were informative and engaging.
Sophie Neumann

I thoroughly enjoyed the Unknown Language Journal throughout the four Input Sessions.
Kate Seddon

I thought all the Assignments were useful in the course because they allowed me to experience language learning and teaching.
Amy Peacock

I felt that I was well supported and prepared for the assignments.
Samuel Williams

Everyone was amazing and helpful. I learned so much from my tutors and I could not have asked for better.
Sophie Neumann

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The Part-Time Course

Part timers are part timers because they have loads of other stuff to do… it was a steep learning curve!
Angie Rhodes

I really enjoyed the course and the teaching styles in the input. The tutors were good at personalising and felt approachable about all subjects.
Alex Stringer

The part-time course was very good. It is demanding and I have learnt a lot. Thank you.
Roger Holmes

I had been told by friends that the course was intensive. They were right!
Ben Jolley

The Teaching Practice made the part-time learning experience positive and encouraging. I liked the peer and tutor observation’s outcome.
Rocío Muñoz

The assignments have all been relevant and fun, they have also taught me so much about my teaching.
Esme Fegan

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The Teacher Training Team & Tutors

I wanted to take a TEFL course in Spain and I chose Active Language due to the atmosphere in the training centre, support and general knowledge of the TEFL field.
July 2014 full-time course trainee

All of the Active Language staff members really tried to help me and I am really grateful for their support.
Sade Gauntlett

The month is intense and challenging and there is a lot of work involved but the tutors and the other trainees make it fun and you can always rely on them for support and a pep talk.
Mirte Stevenson

The tutors are exceptional. They’re extremely knowledgeable and helpful
Chris Carranza
All tutors appear to have the ability to be approachable and yet keep a professional distance – Something I feel is very appropriate.
Claire Thomson

Tutors were very helpful and knowledgeable. I cannot believe how flexible you were and attentive to our needs especially at the beginning when we were all so needy.
Ashley Hanney

The tutors were fantastic, always ready to answer questions and help (whether your tutor or not) and most of the time were intent on lifting our spirits.
Mary Follet

The tutors were fantastic – professional and approachable, experienced and fun and obviously love what they do.
Nadia Bouhdili

I liked the fact that all tutors were very approachable and seemed to be concerned with our well-being.
Mieke Menheere

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Accommodation

Wonderful apartment, great location.
Sohpie Neumann – Flat Share

Accommodation was fab! I love Rosa and Antonio, I didn’t want to leave. They went above and beyond the call of duty. Thanks Jo!
Ashley Hanney – Spanish Host Family

I really enjoyed the TEFL course and definitely made the right decision living in a flat with other students on the course, as it was nice to have such support when the workload was heavy. We were all pleasantly surprised by the standard of the accommodation.
Kate Faber – Flat Share

My host family was lovely, very friendly and welcoming and also flexible. A very enjoyable experience.
Hayley Sizer – Spanish Host family

The accommodation was of an excellent standard, very clean and well-located
Deborah Watt – Flat Share

The flat was great and made my experience much better.
Rebecca Preus – Flat Share

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The TYLE Course

I enjoyed the Young Learners Extension Course and came away with lots of activities and ideas to put into practise.
August 2014 full-time trainee

Life here (Turin, Italy) is good, great in fact! The first few weeks were such a blur – we arrived in Torino on the Friday and were teaching on the Tuesday. Lots and lots of different classes ranging from six year olds to adults. So the Young Learners Extension Course started to pay off immediately!
Mirte Stevenson

The sessions were very helpful to ease concerns about what to do with a class and how to adjust teaching style or activities for this age group.
Anne-Marie Ritacca

After attending the TYLE course I’m convinced that I want to teach Young Learners and Very Young Learners.
August 2014 full-time trainee

A very creative and useful course. I enjoyed the discussions and experiences everyone brought up in class.
August 2014 full-time trainee

Excellent course and completely necessary. I would definitely recommend it.
Alex Stringer

This was helpful, not only for focussing on Young Learners, but also as a transition between the main course and work. A very practical and useful guide and a very important element to my month here.
Mirte Stevenson

The course was really useful in providing perspective on young learners and giving techniques for helping us get started.
Zulaika McEwen

I think everyone doing this course should leave with 10-20 games and activities that they understand and can use in the classroom.
Katherine Day

There were a lot of really helpful pieces of advice. I especially liked making the mini-book on games and activities – a great idea as I can refer back to it when block planning.
August 2014 full-time trainee

The course gave us really good ideas and a good understanding of how these age groups behave.
Brenda Marsh

The course provided us with lots of games, activities and lesson ideas for teachers to take away and elaborate on. A brilliant course with lots of ideas, brainstorming and information. It leaves the potential teachers with much more confidence and certainty to go get it!
Lorna Rossi

The sessions were very helpful to ease concerns about what to do with a class and how to adjust teaching style or activities for this age group.
Anne-Marie Ritacca

A good course and really useful.
Lewis Scroggie

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About Cadiz

I wanted to experience life in Andalusia. Active Language seemed to offer the best teacher training course in the area.
Amy Peacock

I was interested in living near the beach in a smaller city. I also loved how intimate & personal the course seemed.
Sophie Neumann

We both had an amazing time in Cadiz and we, rather sadly, do miss it sometimes, which seems silly after being there only a month. The course was great, but what made it was all you people involved running it. We’re both very glad to have met all of you and will remember our time in Cadiz extremely fondly.
Lewis Scroggie

I really enjoyed the course. The school is situated in the middle of the Old Town of Cadiz and it’s a lovely part of town. I also like being in a smaller school – it was a much more intimate learning experience and the tutors always had time for you.
Mirte Stevenson

Cadiz is an amazing place to hold this course, small enough to see a lot of and large enough to not get bored. Mary Follet

After doing some research on different training centres in the area and reading the testimonials, I saw no reason to make the trip to Seville neither for the accommodation nor the CELTA equivalent.
July 2014 full-time course

Cadiz is a great place to study.
Alex Stringer

I chose Cadiz for the Spanish culture and the intimacy of the place. I expected the place to be small, beautiful and somewhere I wanted to live… it was exactly that!
Esme Fegan

Cadiz is a lovely place. I love the weather, the people, the food, the sea!
Melissa Teillet

I chose Cadiz because I thought it would be a quieter place to visit than Barcelona and that there would be a smaller course.
July 2014 full-time course trainee

I loved Cadiz and the fact that the course took place over 5 weeks felt much better to me.
Donna Edmiston

Cadiz has been a great place to study and I’d definitely recommend it to people in the future. Thank you!
Kate Faber

I was impressed with the facility, great for this area.
Rebecca Preus

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Careers Service

Excellent Careers Service with help, guidance and advice always available during and after the course.
Eva Rankin

I really enjoyed myself in a beautiful city and I feel much better about going into the professional world. I met some amazing people and I’m ready to get started on my future. Thank you for that.
Melissa Pincelli

Ultimately, it prepared me for starting to teach and there was a lot of help and advice in trying to find work after the course.
Mirte Stevenson

This was great and I feel a commitment is genuinely there to help me going forward.
Dan Bankmann
Excellent Careers Service with help, guidance and advice always available during and after the course.
Eva Rankin

Jo’s career help was excellent. Thanks to the whole team.
Alex Stringer

Really helpful, gave great tips on CV writing and websites.
Bianca Topham

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