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OISE University of Toronto TEFL review, submitted by Chris.
The OISE Tefl course was the most expensive online course I could find and I naturally assumed that price and quality go hand in hand. Looking back on it now, I wish I had just gone for a much cheaper course because for the steep price tag you basically get what you would have got with one of the many other online Tefl courses out there.
If asked what my overall impression of the course was, it would have to be the repetitiveness of the course content. It felt to me that over 70% of the content was regurgitated in other sections of the course and it felt that this was to give the impression of a much more fuller, in-depth course.
It’s also required that you submit a whole load of written assignments, but these are not marked and I cynically supposed that these were only required to give the impression again that the course was comprehensively in-depth. If I’m honest, I don’t think any of my written assignments were ever even looked at by another pair of eyes once I’d submitted them.
I also noticed that the woman who convinced me to take this course (Christie Vantol whom I was following on Quora) is clearly affiliated to OISE and Teach Away. Teach Away btw is the company OISE work with to find their Tefl course graduates jobs. What I’ve since discovered is that what they don’t tell you is that this company makes money off of your job placement. So yeah, you end up shelling out even more money to find a teaching job.
I would love to recommend OISE TEFL, but I just can’t. I mean, why the hell would someone want to pay much more for something they can get for much cheaper elsewhere?
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