TEFL Fullcircle

“My TEFL Full Circle online mixed review.”

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TEFL Fullcircle review, submitted by Chris.

My TEFL Full Circle online mixed review.

Finding myself on a crippling budget after a four year university stint, I just wanted to get as far away from my hometown as I could, and one night in a bar, I met up with an old High School friend, who’d just came back from teaching English in Bali. One beer led to another, and by the morning, I was set on following in his footsteps. He’d said there were so many teaching English opportunities over in Indonesia, so with my decreasing budget, I chose the cheapest course I could find and a few months later, I landed at Jakarta International Airport (Soekarno-Hatta) international airport.

The pros of this course were that it was super-cheap, the staff were available most times when I had a specific course question, and they also recommended teaching in Indonesia.

The Cons of this course was that they literally sent me to the worst hell hole in Indonesia: Surabaya. The nearby red light district of the capital.

In the year I taught there, I witnessed a knife attack, had my wages withheld from me for months at a time, and generally had a polarized experience which my friend had teaching in Bali.

The Full Circle course was good – not enough to prepare me for the reality of teaching English – but I learned quickly and was able to draw on some of the course content in my lessons.

But as a TEFL company with promised exotic images plastered throughout their website, I felt a sucker punch when I finally reached my accommodation for what was to be my home for a year, and the local neighborhood was nothing to write home about either.

I think these really cheap TEFL courses are like the discount airlines you fly across states in America: cheap, no-frills. If you don’t mind this then take the course. But if you need support (as I did) on where to teach and what to expect when I landed, I’d give this company a miss.


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