By Teacher James Lois Pombuena Bustamante
Taking up a TESOL course should definitely be nowhere else, but must exactly be at Pacesetters. I am totally blessed to have finally taken up TESOL at Pacesetters since my previous TESOL Certificate completed from another company was not accepted when I traveled and tried to apply as an ESL teacher/coach abroad.
Even though I had a 120-hour TESOL Certificate which was the accepted number of hours globally, it was not valid since I took it online and there was no actual teaching practice along with the weak and incompetent course curriculum. I eventually found out that having this incompetent certificate, the same will be the result whether you apply in Asian countries, and it would even be more impossible to be recognized outside Asia.
I'm so glad that finally, I have turned the tables one after another after completing the TESOL course with flying colors provided by Pacesetters Institute. It is given for a fact that you will be mesmerized by the beauty of methodologies, principles, and fun-filled strategies of ESL (English as a Second Language) teaching.
Now, one ingredient that I really loved the most and impacted me deeply, which you will not probably experience in other companies, was that at Pacesetters Institute, you will definitely realize that it’s not always about you being your best in every workshop or in every activity to complete, but it should always be God who must be highlighted and should be the main purpose why you do what you love to do, and He must always be the recipient of all glory and praise.
That simply makes it even better than a CELTA certification if I may modestly say. I whole-heartedly thank Coach Jan, Coach Faiga, Miss Pinky and Miss Lucy for showcasing a globally competent institution and providing a unique, one-of-a-kind, efficient, tested and proven curriculum that is totally effective for teachers to utilize all throughout their classes all around the globe, across nations and cultures.
Aside from learning and relearning the skills, boosting the confidence level, as well as mastering dexterity of the materials, I also felt as if I was overhauled holistically since I got to know more and understood more about myself, how to deal with others better, and be the best version of myself. Pacesetters is just simply blessed to do wonders in the lives of people, and I hope you make the best decision in being honed holistically the Pacesetters way.
It is very humbling to note that as of now, I have already been blessed to grab a teaching opportunity online that pays at least $20 per hour, 20 hours a week for a start, while doing my job at the comfort of my own home,. And soon, I will be going abroad for greener pastures.
It all started with my TESOL Certificate training at Pacesetters Institute. I am also very grateful to teach to K-12 students of Sekolah Indonesia for a week-long duration filled with fun and exciting activities. The established relationships with my students was only made possible by the affiliation and partnership of Pacesetters with Indonesian Consulate.
My TESOL course had physically ended after a month-long rigorous but with fun filled training activities; however, learning does not end after the actual duration of the course, not even after the practice teaching because our slogan at Pacesetters goes, “Your Success is Our Success”. It simply defines a rejoicing support system that is always on the go to encourage and update you 24/7. It will be a life-long relationship with the coaches along with the batchmates and other alumni forming a great network of friends and a family of supporters all across borders, all around the globe.
After all, as impacting as how we say it in Pacesetters, there is no other powerful, humbling, and impacting way to say it other than this: In Pacesetters, “We are mentored for life.”
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