I found this course to be a good mixture of challenging material and tutor support. It had been over 15 years since I’d last written an essay, and I’d never seen, let alone written a lesson plan before….so these were valuable activities to review and learn about. James was a really supportive tutor and answered all my questions along the way, so I could be sure I was on the right track. I enjoyed the fact that this was self-paced (apart from the deadline of course!), as I could fit it around my busy schedule. I learnt some really interesting things, for example, I’d never heard of top and bottom-down processing before, as a learning methodology. Also, I really appreciated learning about how to approach teaching at the beginner level. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this course to other aspiring teachers.