On the morning of 26th November 2019, TESOL Coach Master Inc. (TCMI) solemnly held the 3rd Completion Ceremony and President’s Day at D’Maris Premiere Buffet, Hanoi, Vietnam for more than 100 students from different countries accross Asia who have completed the 150-hour TESOL certification course of TCMI.

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The program started with a Training and Workshop on “Lesson Plan Essentials” conducted by Ms. Sherin Campos – She graduated from Cebu Normal University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. She has 15 years experience in teaching English as second language to foreign students. She had worked as part-time faculty member cum supervising assistant for CPILS (Cebu Pacific International Language School), Head Teacher-IELTS Instructor for CELLA (Cebu English Language Learning Academy), Ocean Edu and GLN English Center in Vietnam.

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Ms. Sherin Campos is currently the Dean of International Department at Nguyen Sieu School. She has been invited to speak in numerous teacher-training seminars as well as IELTS-related seminars and workshops. She is always grateful to share her humble knowledge  to everyone.

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During her training and workshop, she emphasized that the curriculum tells us “what”, not “how”. The “how” is the artistry in education. “Lesson preparation is a key element in teaching. As a rule of thumb for teachers, ‘the better your lesson plans are, the more confident you become and, more so, the better the knowledge transfer.” she said.

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After the training and worshop, the main event was immediately started. The program started with the powerful doxology from the representative of the Philippines from the recent conluded VOV Asean +3 Singing Contest – Mr. Steven Bedolido and TCMI’s very own student, Ms. Mylar Viira Trazo. The event become more exciting when the Ocean Edu Dance Troupe open the program with their fabolous dance number.

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TCMI President, Mr. Nico James Alagasi-Bantayanon, delivered welcome remarks. In addressing the graduates, President Bantayanon encouraged them to reach their goals and always believe on themselves . Further, he emphasized that struggles, obstacles and difficulties are always temporary, they are just step bringing you closer to your goal. “If you love something, believe in yourself and with hardwork and dedication, you will achieve it. There will be obstacles, difficulties and temporary defeats, but you can do it.” he said.

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After the welcoming remarks of President Bantayanon, the organizers surprised him with a simple Birthday Celebration. The Video presentation and greetings from his family and friends was played followed by the blowing of birthday cake. He was touched and happiness was showed on his face. After that, the organizers called on stage 14 of his closest friends and colleagues for the gift giving.

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The Guest Speaker was Dr. Loc Do , Chairman of the TESOL Association of Ho Chi Minh City and Vice President of the International Training Institute of the University of Economics and Finance. He encouraged the graduates to go beyond the knowledge they gained at TESOL Coach Master, and push their imaginations to solve the challenges Vietnam is facing today in learning English Language. “As long as the demand for language training persists and the country’s language performance remains low, there is a big market space for experts like yourself who possess qualifications in the field.” he said.

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The program also become more exciting when the crowd was serenaded by the Vietnam Idol 2016 – Ms. Janice Phuong and VOV Asean Singing Contest winner – Mr. Alvir Subrado.

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The perfect finish to an inspiring day! We wish all TESOL Coach Master Inc. graduates the best of luck with their future endeavours and look forward to following their many accomplishments.

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