TEFL Org UK review, submitted by James McPherson.
I successfully completed the tefl.org level 5 online course from the UK Center on March 4, 2020. My certificate was shipped to me on March 6. I Downloaded a copy from the site on March 8, 2020.
I found the 6 modules course reasonably complete. The grammar course module was very good for me. Some of the teaching theory in the methodology module was a bit one size fits all but good. I did have a problem with several of the early demonstration videos’ audio. I would suggest they get a professional video sound person and reshoot those couples. Teaching large classes and telephone modules is a bit tedious and short. I understand there is an “advanced” course for more $ for them. My Tutor was excellent and very prompt with the turnaround and replies. There are several program glitches that as an ex-coder I would rewrite. And the startup instructions are ambiguous putting the modules in a different order than is suggested in the narrative. I did sign up for the “American” version however I got the British. I doubt there is much more than the obvious differences, Of Course, the Brits are much more polite than the Americans. Except for the tech people I had conversations with they are infected with the American tech gurus “I’m the expert,” attitude, ” just shut up and do it my way”. Even the manager I asked to speak to about the sloppy audio on one of the videos gave me a canned reply about how many thousands of people they had trained and that made them infallible. (Probably learned PR from the royals.) All that being said I give it four stars and would recommend this course.
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