International Open Academy review, written by (Mar)Tina.
$499 International Open Academy Online TEFL course for only $8. Yep, you read right. A saving of $491. I jumped at at and experienced instant buyer’s remorse as soon as I had sent the payment through..
The $8 price fee is actually a lie. Once you begin, you receive a lot of marketing spam; trying to convince you to upgrade to a “higher level course”.
The course could be taken by a five-year-old.
Buy a $8 English grammar book, and then choose a different course.
This is what I did.
The International Open Academy Online TEFL/TESOL just wasn’t worth it, and contacting anyone for a refund is like an endless back and forth loop that gets you absolutely nowhere.
Don’t expect ANY customer care whatsoever. Instead, expect frustrating hours while being left on hold, or (in some cases) receiving an automated response that there customer service line “was temporarily down”.
I just can’t understand the people who are recommending this program online. It was a horrible study experience and made me second-guess whether I wanted to continue with Tefl or not.
But there is a silver lining to this story.
Despite never receiving any refund from https://www.offers.internationalopenacademy.com/tefl/course/tesol-course, I decided to soldier on, and I’m now enrolled on the 120-Hour teflonlinepro.com international TEFL/TESOL program, and couldn’t be happier with the decision I made.
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