tefl online pro review, submitted by Wade N.
tefl online pro 140-Hour Hybrid TESOL certification course review.
tefl online pro offer three international Online TEFL courses, but their Fast-Track (60-Hour) is only eligible for teachers already in the profession. I tried applying for this course because it would have saved me a pretty penny, but was told that despite my volunteer teaching work, I wasn’t eligible. Hey ho. Whatever.
The Professional (120-Hour) is for people like myself, who have little to no formal teaching experience and I was torn between taking this one, and their 140-Hour Hybrid, which includes 20 hours of teaching practice.
The difference between these two course prices is just $150, so I enrolled on the one which would demonstrate teaching hours on my certificate.
In the end, I’m pleased I chose the latter, because at job interviews, employers consider this certification along the lines of the CELTA/Trinity.
Not that you will have any problems working on an Online TEFL, but why not invest a little more and get a CELTA equivalent for about a quarter of the price?
tefl online pro is an online school so they don’t actually have designated classrooms, where you get to teach your classes. This wasn’t an issue for me. I received my lesson planning forms from them, and after each class submitted them to their school offices, where they were promptly marked and given added suggestions for how I could approach my next classes.
My students were pretty much anyone from my local community who wanted a free English lesson.
Overall, I found the online study experience to be very straightforward, and I pity the person who chose a residential TEFL course instead; spending a few $$$$ to receive the same certificate as I did.
I’m giving tefl online pro nine stars from ten.
Wade N. Teaching English in Madrid since September, 2018.
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