The TEFL Academy review, submitted by Tim.
I decided to do the TEFL Academy Level 5 TEFL Course because I am planning to move abroad and it seemed like a very useful qualification which might help me to find work in other countries.
The course is well laid out and easy to follow with a dashboard showing progress. You cannot advance to the next module until the current one is finished. Each module has a test at the end which can be taken a number of times if necessary. At first I tried to get through it as quickly as possible but my test results were only just enough to pass. Then I started making notes as I went along and following up some of the suggested additional material and this helped improve my scores.
I found the grammar a challenge, mainly because I don’t remember ever being taught it at school, but I managed. It also helped me understand some of the terms in learning to speak another language myself !
The assignments were a bit more demanding than I had anticipated, it’s worth taking time to look at all the material provided and do some research of your own.
What I liked about the course was the flexibility so I could fit it into my own schedule and the response from support staff was prompt.
I was a bit surprised that there is no practical assessment of actually teaching English, but having done a lot of training and teaching in my day job, I was confident about that aspect.
I would recommend this course to anyone who is thinking of teaching English as a second language. There is a useful section at the end of the course designed to help you find jobs.
The TEFL Academy Warning! Before you decide whether to choose to take your TEFL certification with this company, we strongly urge you to read the following TEFL Academy/TTA Scam article:
Read more The TEFL Academy reviews