Here are comments from a few of the trainees who have studied with Dylan:
Dylan was one of my three trainers on a Trinity CertTESOL course that I took back in October 2011. I can honestly say that those four weeks changed my life, for the better. I was so truly inspired by their success and expert knowledge in the field, and personally encouraged to follow the same career path into teaching English.
I so looked forward to the input and feedback sessions. Dylan did not only provide us with extremely helpful advice and theory, his lessons always felt practical and effective; we learnt through doing, not simply listening and taking notes. I felt like an active participant in the teaching/learning process. He also perfectly balanced helpful criticism with a dose of genuine praise and encouragement. He was always completely honest, which was immensely helpful, but never hesitated to give credit where it was due. I really felt all his efforts were put purely into helping us succeed.
Dylan always used a generous helping of humour and light-heartedness in his teaching, making his lessons an enjoyable experience for all and reminding us, as well as his students, not to allow the challenges of second language learning to weigh us down but to stay positive and move forward. I will always remember what an encouraging and uplifting influence Dylan was to have around!
Beth Cureton – currently living and teaching English in Madrid, Spain.
I had the absolute pleasure of being taught by Dylan on the Teaching Business English Course. I was immensely impressed with Dylan’s teaching skills and passion for his work. Dylan possess an exceptional professional manner and sense of enthusiasm for all he does. He inspired me from the second I met him and has since been mentioned in many teaching circles as an expert in his field. I can honestly say that I would take any course that Dylan would be teaching on as I feel he has a wealth of experience and expertise.
Esme Fegan – currently living and teaching English in Malaga, Spain.
And here is a comment from a colleague:
Jason Anderson – currently living and working as a teacher trainer on Pre-ELT at British Council, Malaysia.
Dylan Gates is one of the finest teacher trainers I have had the pleasure to work with. His greatest skills include his teacher training skills in class, his people management skills, his organisation and also his materials creation skills. I recommend him for work on teacher training courses, especially initial teacher training for ELT, such as Trinity Cert TESOL, but also in-service training and materials writing.