tefl online pro review, submitted by Pavel.
Being a non-native English speaker, I did have initial reservations about taking a certification course which would allow me to teach English to other non-natives. Almost every TEFL school said it would be ok but when I looked at the job opportunities for non-natives, I wasn’t feeling so confident of my future success in this field of education.
I am a Czech citizen but spent a year on a student visa in Australia and that was where I developed my English language skills. I arrived to Sydney with hardly understanding a word of English (especially the Aussie accent 🙂 and I took part time jobs working in fast food restaurants. Because I was on a study visa I also had English classes in the mornings. In the evenings I was able to practice my English with my customers, which was a complete baptism of fire 🙂
But you know what? If you want something so much and are willing to go for your dreams then you’ll make it. When I arrived to Oz I was probably lower intermediate at best, but after a year I progressed to upper intermediate and my language learning level has since been confirmed as C1.
So why not teach English I thought? I know how the language works and I would be able to relate well with my English students.
tefl online pro caught my eye because they didn’t make outrageous claims about working on a beach, etc., and I actually knew an American woman who took their 120-hour course, who is now working in my home city of Prague.
Even though I can speak English semi-fluently, the Professional 120-hour course developed my grammar knowledge and showed me the classroom techniques needed to teach English properly. I studied online for about 4 hours a day and completed the course in 3 weeks. My certificate arrived in the post a week later and then came the second challenge of finding a teaching English job.
To be absolutely frank with you, I thought they would just ignore me from then on and leave my job searching up to myself, but I was so impressed with how much dedication they showed in helping me with my job search. They helped me with my CV. They issued me an official letter of recommendation. They personally met with me over coffee to identify where I wanted to teach and were both very approachable and honest. They even paid for my coffee 🙂
To begin with they helped me find teaching work for a language school based in Brno, where I taught for 1 full year. And then after another consultation they SO helped me find a teaching position in Wien (Vienna). I loved teaching English in Brno, but the money from teaching English in Vienna was 3x as much and with paid holidays.
Not once did tefl online pro demand additional fees for their job assistance services. AND, they assured me that when I wanted to move on from Vienna they would help me again. Maybe South America next time? 🙂
So I am writing this as a completely satisfied tefl online pro graduate and the proof is in the pudding as is the expression I learned in Australia: I am teaching English!
If I were to sum up tefl online pro, I would write ‘a comprehensive and thorough TESOL course with outstanding job support’. Thank you so much! 🙂 tefl online pro definitely get my vote for the online TEFL/TESOL international certification course Teachers’ Choice Award!
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