i-to-i TEFL Program i-to-i TEFL review, submitted by Abigail.
I would be happy to recommend i-to-i to others but would have serious reservations about recommending the i-to-i TEFL Program job placement services.
It was my first time doing any course online and I didn’t find the system or setup confusing in any way. There are long chunks of texts to read, followed by multiple-choice quiz questions which do a really good job of checking your knowledge of what you’ve just read. It wasn’t a problem for me there was no video instruction. I find I work best when I can focus on the content and videos can lead a procrastinator such as myself down too many rabbit holes. For the i-to-i TEFL Program course, I’d give it 5/5. I learned a lot and it was delivered in a user-friendly format.
The job placement was a completely different experience. I paid for a job placement in Thailand. Everything looked great from the brochure and from what I was told about what to expect. As soon as I arrived at the school, almost every aspect was 180 degrees different from what had been promised. It was “guaranteed” that I’d be rooming alone, that I’d be teaching a maximum of 26 full teaching hours per week, and that my monthly salary would work out at around 50,000 Thai Baht. I ended up sharing a room with two other teachers, I often worked in excess of 40 hours per week, and I never did earn 50,000 THB. I later discovered that i-to-i was deducting a percentage of my monthly salary as its finder’s fee for helping me find the job in the first place. After the first academic year had passed, I renegotiated my teaching contract directly with the school and I now actually have my own room. I do sometimes still work more hours than I’m contracted to do, but I earn money for every extra hour taught and I regularly have a take-home monthly salary of between 50-60,000 Thai Baht. This is a much better deal than the 30-40,000 THB I was earning in my first year.
The i-to-i TEFL Program is excellent. Its job placement services are not so excellent.
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