What’s the impact of English for Life Academy?
Here’s what some of our graduates, clients, and community partners have to say about their experience working with us.
From Our Graduates
I took the ESOL Praxis II yesterday afternoon. I passed it with flying colors, even more important than THAT, was the fact that I HAD NO TEST ANXIETY. The English for Life Program works!”- Weslica Johnson, English for Life graduate, Spanish and ESOL teacher, Greenville
Hey Kim, just thought I’d drop you a line to let you know that I am teaching and loving it! I started teaching a week after we arrived in Cambodia. You were right. I had no trouble finding a job. In fact, I had several offers and could choose which one I liked best! It’s a great motivation to keep learning Khmer and to use a lot of techniques that Debbie and Catherine taught us in class. Actually, I’ve met a few other English teachers that are not TESOL certified and hearing their stories has made me very grateful for your class!”- Emily Crowley, English for Life graduate, English Teacher, Cambodia
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“This class, and the requirements for graduation has been tough, and I’m glad for it. It has pushed me in a lot of ways, and molded me into someone who is not afraid to speak to a group of people now. In some ways, I have matured more. but it was a great stretching, pushing and shoving that I went thru. And I wouldn’t miss it for the world.- John Lehr, English for Life graduate, English Tutor, Greenville Literacy Association, Greenville SC
Thank you Kim for what you have done, not only in my life, but also for what you are doing in the lives of other people. I know you don’t get the thanks you deserve, but let me say thanks on behalf of them, and for myself too. Keep up the great work. I hope you have students teaching in every country.”
“I would walk Main Street wearing sandwich boards for your class. I tell everybody about it. The things I learned in the course have completely transformed the way I work with students, as well as the way I prepare. Classes have become more diverse in the media used, in the use of pairs and teams, in the applications of themes to classes or series of classes, and in my own level of security.”Debbie Spear, English for Life graduate ESL Teacher & Cultural Trainer, Greenville, SC
The classroom experience was the best part of the class. All of the teachers ‘practiced what they preached’ on us. We were witness to some excellent applied adult learning. The classroom time was varied and fun, and I found myself looking forward to each class. Each classroom experience (and observation) taught me a new trick for helping students learn. Experiencing the ‘trick’ firsthand was part of the learning for me. If I had read about them only, I would have thought they were silly. But experiencing them let me see that they do work…Thanks to all of the wonderful teachers who helped me in this class. I’m in awe of your skills and dedication. You are amazing and I can only hope that some day I can demonstrate a tiny bit of what you’ve taught me.”Cindy Fowler, English for Life graduate
"The online format worked a lot better than I imagined it would. Kim is an experienced online teacher, so I guess that makes sense. The face-to-face format was so fun. The class wouldn't be the same without it. Arturo was such a great teacher. The whole thing was 10x better than I expected."Anonymous course feedback
"Amazing. Much more than I expected and very challenging. I learned so much about different aspects language that would never even have crossed my mind. I thought the course was exceptional!"anonymous course feedback
“I am kind of sad to get this thing finished…I’ve really enjoyed associating with you and the other people from my class. I stand by my statement that this was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”- Wells Floyd, English for Life graduate, English teacher, Brazil
As I reflect on the experience as a whole; the course work, lectures, practicum, and the instructors (which I have grown so fond of); the amount of knowledge I have gained in this very short three month period from your program is truly invaluable! This experience has made me so very aware of who I am as an educator and who I aspire to be in the ESL classroom. The tools you all have given me have greatly prepared me for the challenges ahead. So with this knowledge and these tools I am ready to teach English as a Second Language and I will genuinely enjoy the adventure. Thank you all so very much for sharing with me your expertise and accomplishments. I will never forget this journey and I will encourage others who have the passion to “take the voyage” with you at English for Life.Lisa Keeler English for Life graduate
From Our Clients and Community Partners
I just want to take a moment to say thanks to you and English for life for the excellent training that was provided to our Queretaro office. I have only heard great comments from the Queretaro teams and our training manager about the training. Our management team can already see the communication gap closing between our customers and the CSR’s.”Roy Fowler
English for Life client, Operations Manager for Michelin NA
“Hi Kim, Once again thanks for all. I am 100% happy. It has been a great experience for me.Maurizio Avagnale
Elisabeth and Karla are two high qualified “teachers,” capable of understanding my needs and adopting the right tools to make me improve my English knowledge. I have also enjoyed both from human point of view.
I really invite Debbie (HR manager) to consider you as a preferred partner for Trelleborg Coated Systems US in that kind of training.”
HR Vice President, Trelleborg Coated Systems
“The instructor was really good! She made the class interesting and fun. She engaged us in many activities to reinforce concepts. I really enjoyed it.”Turkessa Dionne Allen
“I’ve taught English to kids in elementary schools. My students are almost 1000. It’s a very hard work but that’s my pleasure! Sometimes I look back when you taught me English. You gave me a lot of words that from the bottom of your heart in my class. When I’m depressed, your heartful words makes me cheer up.”Hisako Shima
English for Life English Student, English Teacher, Japan
“Kim was a great instructor; she was able to teach while keeping things relevant and fun. I would recommend her to anyone.”Inna Porter
“Kim is always organized and prepared. She is very knowledgeable in Spanish and made class very enjoyable!”Suzanne Price
“I have decided to attend Appalachian State University. It is only because of your English lessons that I was able to get a good score on my test and get accepted. Thank you so much for everything.”Shan Shan Zhou
English for Life English student Graduate Student, Boone, North Carolina
“Instructor was a great personality fit for work setting.”Ginny Hughes
“I loved the class trips! A lot better way to get cultural experience than staying in class and listening to boring Professors. Our Instructors were awesome!”Jaihee Han
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