Oxbow TESOL Teaching techniques
will never be obsolete.
Simple. Some things simply never change. Like Arithmetic. 1 + 1 will always be 2. Gravity will always keep you from floating in the air. Chocolate will always be awesome! And hot pink coupes with aluminum alloy wheels will always be cool. Basic truths are unchangeable. Oxbow is based on simple basic truths. We believe these truths to be self evident to the careful student: The human brain learns best the same way it did in Caesar’s day; through visual, tactile, audio and kinesthetic multisensory methods. Simple.
Never out of style
The techniques that you’ll learn in Oxbow’s TESOL Certification Course will always be in style. Once you learn them – that’s it; no relearning necessary. Use them fifty years from now – that’s it; no retraining required. It’s not like the poor fellow who has a degree in computer programming. The computer languages he learned years ago are obsolete. Dead. Kaput! Worthless. The time spent learning them, wasted. And to learn new languages requires a massive investment of time and energy. Not so with the basic methods and principles that he learned 15 years ago in his TESOL Course. They’re still good today. Alive and well and being used as the foundation of his English teaching career!
What you will learn in an Oxbow TESOL Certification Course is enduring, unchanging, simple. Learn them and start teaching immediately. Use them 50 years from now and they’ll work. Can you say that about what you do now? Or are you constantly having to learn new skills? Whatever the case, Oxbow is “Always in Style”. Why?
Moms have it over laptops a hundred to one
Since recorded history began mothers taught their babies how to speak. Moms have it over laptops a hundred to one. An ordinary ungifted child can learn four to six languages before it turns eight. Yep, ages-old mother-inspired-methods are the best way to learn a language.
This is what the experts are saying after decades of research. Of course, the adult brain is not exactly the same as a child’s, but many of the methods can be imitated and/or adapted. Touch things. (Tactile Learning.) ~ Look at people’s faces and repeat their names. (Visual Learning with Aural Repetition.) ~ Play with games and toys. (Educational Tactile Learning.) ~ Act out skits like kids do. (Whole Body Kinesthetics.) ~ Draw pictures. (Visual Tactile Learning.) Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
Giving all these simple techniques fancy names tends to obscure the fact that both children and adults have learned this way for millennium. Now we have academics with PhDs ‘rediscovering’ these ages-old methods, giving them complicated multisyllabic names, then acting as if they discovered another universe. Be that as it may, follow all of Oxbow’s techniques in a structured instructor lead interactive environment (what used to be called a classroom) and you can soar at learning a language.
Oxbow – Stable and Enduring