Oxford Seminars Graduates' Stories From Life Abroad & Course Reviews

Oxford Seminars Graduates' Stories From Life Abroad & Course Reviews

Read Oxford Seminars course reviews and find out all about their graduates' stories from teaching English and experiencing life abroad.

'Hanging' with the Locals

- R.A., Brampton, ON

"What to expect from Oxford Seminars? 1) A very down to earth and intense training course that is a lot of fun and educational. This course will definitely prepare you for teaching English as a Second Language. And 2) Excellent Job Search Advisors who will guide you step by step to find your perfect job. The recruitment process goes a lot smoother when you listen to your advisor. You are in good hands when you let them do their work. Oxford Seminars will arrange to have you get in contact with an overseas...

Discovering the World of Georgia

- R.B., Scarborough, ON

"Hello fellow Oxford Seminars graduates! Congratulations on obtaining your TESOL/TESL/TEFL certificate! You've gone a long way to get where you are, so take a moment to be proud of yourself. I am 22 years old and I graduated with Oxford in June 2011, with Sujoy Gupta as my instructor. As soon as I graduated I started my Graduate Placement Service, in which I got to review country and school profiles, as well as receive help from the professional staff of Oxford's Graduate Placement Service. My advisor Rowan was very...

Landing a Coveted Dream Job in Japan

- S.A., Calgary, AB

"Oxford Seminars has been an integral part of my success as an English teacher.  After I completed the program, Oxford helped me secure a job within three months! Thanks to my job search advisor’s advice and commitment, I found my dream job in Japan! Not only that, but the company I work for has a reputation for being the best English school in Japan. Without Oxford's guidance, I may not have been so fortunate as to land this coveted position.  At the school, the students...

A Cultivation of Inner Strengths

- J.A., St. Simon, NB

"I have been preparing myself since September of 2009 to go abroad and teach English. I got my Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL certificate on October 4th but still felt unready to take the challenge of going abroad. I waited and procrastinated until the month of March. Then I took the advice of my friend and contacted the Graduate Placement Service from Oxford Seminars.  When I asked my Job Search Advisor to help me out, she immediately replied within a day, to me telling me every step...

Teaching ESL is for Young and Old Alike

- P.S., Antigonish, NS

"The school that Oxford presented me with has been just outstanding in accommodating their foreign experts, and I am extremely happy with taking on this adventure. I am very thankful for this opportunity of a lifetime and without a doubt Oxford has made it all possible. At the drop of a hat I would recommend teaching English as a foreign language to anyone, young and old alike."

Teaching at a College in Baoding, China

- F.S., Hamilton, ON

"I wish to thank all of you very much for your able assistance in helping me to get this teaching placement in Baoding, China. My recruiter and all of the administration and faculty at the college I am teaching at have been outstanding in their efforts to make me feel welcome and comfortable. My experience thus far has been nothing short of amazing. The students (18 - 23) are very enthusiastic and eager to learn English.  Again, thank you all for your outstanding efforts and professionalism."

Two-Month Teaching Contract in Mexico

- K.F., Boca Raton, FL

"I decided to go teach in Mexico. I liked the fact that I could commit to a very short term of two months, although most teachers go for a longer period. I was surprised by how large and immaculate the school was. The staff is very informal and the fellow teachers are polite and friendly. We write up our lesson plans via a program curriculum, however we have flexibility to be creative with our own ideas. I chose to live in a three story house with my own room. I live with a very nice Mexican family. I have been

Treated Like a Rock Star

- K.H., San Antonio, USA

"I wonder if it is going to be difficult for me to adjust to being just an average person on the street back home after being treated like a Rock Star here in China! I bet strangers won't be stopping me on the streets of San Antonio asking to have their picture taken with me! Thanks Oxford Seminars for all your help."

Having the Time of My Life

- C.D., Oakville, ON

"Thank you again for helping to place me in Qingdao, China. My first year as a Foreign English Teacher has been one of the best years of my life! I love Qingdao, my school, and most of all the children I am teaching. The children are from three to six years old. They are so smart and cute! I am now teaching classes in the whole school, as the second English teacher left for Canada at the end of January. I am also placed in the International Class full time. I am extremely busy with...

Absolutely No Regrets

- G.C., Toronto, ON

"My name is Gary and I graduated from the Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL certification course with my sights set on travelling to Korea. I now work at a reputable language institute, teaching adults, in the city of Daegu. The school treats me quite well and the other teachers and staff are very happy. The adult students I teach are eager to learn the English language. They love the slang, expressions, and normal everyday language. I teach early in the mornings and evenings to accommodate their university and work schedules. Many of my students are working professionals, from project...

Beginning a New Life in Japan

- J.K., Saskatoon, SK

"The adventure began a couple of years ago when my boyfriend and I, armed with the knowledge we gained from Oxford Seminars, made our way to Japan where we began a new life. We work for a large English conversation school where we have the opportunity to teach students of all ages from as young as 4 years old right up to 75. We teach English over a multi-media system, which allows us to talk to students from all over Japan. As a couple, our employer has been accommodating by giving us identical schedules and granting our time off requests for travel. We have...

Perfect Balance of Work and Play in Costa Rica

- C.S., Astoria, USA

"Teaching in Costa Rica is a blast. The experience of living and teaching abroad has not only allowed me to mature professionally, but I have a newly found appreciation of life. Being immersed in another culture is fascinating, not to mention learning a new language. Teaching in Costa Rica offers the perfect balance of work and play. From the classroom to the beaches, my fellow teachers and I get the best of both worlds. My company's academic director is amazing. I am in awe at how well he is able to make us feel at home...

Retired Teacher from Cape Breton

- D.P., Halifax, NS

"I am a retired teacher from Cape Breton and Halifax, NS. I am just completing my first year of teaching in the Nova Scotia Overseas program in the city of Zhengzhou, China. I am teaching the Nova Scotia grade eleven English curriculum to Chinese teenagers in an English immersion high school program. There are almost 10,000 students in the school in which I am teaching. There are about 500 students in the immersion program, with an average of 33 students per class. The goal of the students is to obtain a diploma in English in order to gain entrance...

Making a Great Living in Oman

- S.B., Mississauga, ON

"I took the Oxford Seminars course over the summer, and within one month of completing the course, I had an opportunity to work in Oman, located in a region I have always wanted to experience. I am employed at a college, I am making a great living, and experiencing something I never would have thought possible!"

Adventures, Memories, Giggles, and Tears

- J.G., Calgary, AB

"The training I received from Oxford Seminars was deep with insight and the help that the Graduate Placement Service provided was vital to me obtaining my teaching position in China. I taught absolute beginners as well as adult students and I loved every minute! The experience of teaching abroad was packed with great adventures and memories hard to put into words. The exposure to such a great culture and the people marks you for the rest of your life. Of course teaching is a challenge, but it is perhaps the most rewarding...

One-Year Teaching Contract in Cheonan, South Korea

- N.E., Vancouver, BC

"I’ll admit right off the bat that I was wary and unsure of how to approach searching for jobs overseas, as the vast quantity of them was simply overwhelming. Thankfully, with the help of Oxford Seminars and its placement program, the whole process was really streamlined. My Job Search Advisors did a lot of the work on their end, and I was soon buried under an avalanche of phone and Skype interviews. Eventually, I decided upon a school in South Korea. After two interviews, a video resume, and a careful...