tefl online pro review, submitted by Candice.
I am a graduate of the TEFL Online Pro 120-hour TESOL certificate course; taken in November of last year.
As with others who have expressed their feedback, I also decided on this program because of their high ranking and positive student feedback. Also, the course fee seemed really good value when you account for everything that is included as part of the course package.
I should add a bit about my history here. I taught High School English and Spanish for many, many years and despite loving my vocation, at the grand age of 40, I felt that it was time to branch out in a different career path – one that would (preferably) allow me to utilize my skills and at the same time allow me the freedom and independence to travel the world and earn money whilst doing so. I know, a tall order 🙂
I stumbled upon the possibilities of TEFL (as most others likely do too) when I was searching online for ways to travel and work, and TEFL seemed like a perfect fit. I’m not a spring chick anymore, and I do realize that most people taking these courses are in the twenties or thirties, but I read on and my hopes were raised when I read that you can teach TEFL into your sixties! And some teachers are even teaching in their late seventies!
So, to cut a potentially long-winded story short ( 🙂 ) I enrolled in the TEFL Online Pro certification course.
The course content and general support: EXCELLENT!
Despite having taught English for a good 20 years, I was pleasantly surprised by how deep the content goes and how much it covers. Plus, it is presented in a lovely, user-friendly format. I could study on my tablet or laptop – something which I did interchangeably, depending on whether I was at home or out somewhere at the time.
I’m not sure whether this is how all of these TEFL schools operate, but TEFL Online Pro were always available – often at very short notice – when I needed a question answered. I don’t think I have ever experienced such a high turnaround of questions asked and answers given before.
Towards then end of the study, I was getting a little nervous because during the taking of the course I also signed up to a couple of TEFL forums, where some people were complaining of steep charges being applied at the end of their courses for arbitrary certification and job support service fees. Thankfully this wasn’t my experience with the TEFL Online Pro program. After I had completed the final two units, they sent me a congratulatory email, requested that I confirm the full name for my documentation, and issued my documentation (letter of reference and TEFL certificate) on the same day and with no requests for further payment. Wow! 🙂
TEFL Online Pro run a graduate job support service (also included within the course fee) so I took them up on this and without them I would have been completely at sea. And, because of this support, I was on a plane a couple of weeks later to travel to my teaching post in HCMC, Vietnam.
I have been teaching in the same position since (there was a slight blimp because of COVID, but only for a month) and I think I’ll stay here. I love the culture, the living costs are very reasonable, Vietnam is located in a region where it is easy to get to and from, and… I love my job! 🙂
All in all, this was, has been, and is still a great choice of career path.
TEFL Online Pro are totally deserving of the 2020 Teachers’ Choice Award!
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