CIEE TEFL Programs

CIEE TEFL Programs

About

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange – world leader in international education and exchange – is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization. For more than 70 years, CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work as a global citizen.

At CIEE TEFL, we believe that English teachers are essential to bridging cultural gaps and breaking down barriers both at home and abroad. As a TEFL-certified ESL teacher, you can put your skills to use teaching English to non-native speakers in your local school or community center, or abroad in countries and communities around the world. Whether you're fresh from college and seeking adventure, or ready for a change after a long career in another field, a TEFL certification will make you eligible for employment in almost every country across the globe.

Website
start.ciee.org
Founded
2014
Headquarters

300 Fore St.
Portland , ME 04101
United States

Reviews

Rafael
10/10

So far I have been supported along each step of the way. In addition to an intense TEFL course with ongoing encouragement and feedback, I was set up for interviews on Skype in a timely manner for an actual job. I was able to apply for the visa and take care of all Czech Republic Ministry issues with simple and clear instructions. Having once arrived to the Czech Republic, we have been afforded with language classes, tours, and opportunities to make friendships. There has also been plenty of down time and personal time. I would definitely use CIEE again to teach abroad. The TEFL course was very thorough although it did require focused time each day.

How can this program be improved?
I think the course itself could be a little shorter. It is 11 weeks long as it is.
Yes, I recommend this program
Sarah
10/10

I felt that the TEFL course from CIEE was very well organized and really informative. The course does require a time commitment almost every day if you don’t want to fall behind. I spent almost two hours each weekday working on modules and graded assignments. My instructor was very responsive to messages, provided useful feedback, and led informative live tutorial sessions. I felt that I learned a lot in this course and now I’m much more confident to teach. I would have really liked it if there was a bit more information on teaching ESL domestically in the US. The course seemed to be really dedicated towards those going to teach EFL abroad. The CIEE staff is great at responding to any concerns or inquiries. I definitely recommend taking this course for anyone considering working in the EFL/ESL field. (I taught EFL in Southeastern Europe previously and I so wish I had done this course before I taught there!) The price does seem a bit steep at first glance, but I think it is worth it due to the quality of the course!

How can this program be improved?
More attention to teaching ESL in English-speaking countries
Yes, I recommend this program
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Cyd Marie
10/10

TEFL is a great base to start with, especially if you are new to teaching to non- native English speakers. The whole team is very helpful. You have a chance to interact with people from different states and country's that all connect thru TEFL. There is a LOT of material to be covered. DON'T underestimate the certification, it is a lot of work and very time consuming. If you have a full time job and and are planing to take TEFL be sure to arrange space in your day to be able to finish the certification. This is so important, modules and Make the Grades Assignments really do take 2-3 hours a day. Lastly I would like to say that Annette Hall was my tutor and she was a great tutor, very responsive and professional. With that being said I recommend TEFL 100% . Good luck on this journey.

How can this program be improved?
This program could be improved by letting students pick the time and date for the tutorial to be most convenient to all. I worked 8 hours and tutorials where between those hours and it was impossible for me to attend. Also I wish for the material to all come in a folder for students to download and keep or maybe even if we had to pay to have a link to access it any time and day. I would be willing to pay $25 dollars to be able to access this material all year round since it's very useful.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Molly
9/10

As someone who recently finished college having the course offered online is great. The 150 hour certification is a good amount of work but it is on an easy to use platform, and the tutor is easily accessible when help is needed. The weekly discussions provide assistance when needed and allow for group discussion that flows more naturally than a discussion board. I have little to no teaching experience, especially when it comes to teaching someone a foreign language and I found that this course not only helps with lesson and content but also how to teach to different students. Whether that is students of different ages or different learning style preferences. The course prepares you to be flexible and have the ability to make adjustments as needed.

How can this program be improved?
I think that the course description could have been a little clearer, especially before signing up for the course. I would have liked to know ahead of time in clearer words what was expected of me, especially in reference to the practicum.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Leslie
10/10

I am so very thankful to have taken this course because it really helped me grow as an educator and as a person. When I took the course I was going to school and had a full time and the amount of work we had to do each week was very manageable. If I was ever stumped or needed guidance I could always reach out to a classmate in our group discussion or contact my professor, who always got back to me on time even though she was in China and we were in completely different time zones. It gave me more intel as to how to lesson plan, manage my time in the classroom, the different ways I could modify my lectures to cater to students needs, and how to work with my co-teacher to help my students understand the material. I think anyone who takes the course will really learn a lot and become a better person for it. Theres a lot of little things that you don't think about when you consider teaching abroad and this course helps bring them to light and prepare you for your journey ahead. After the program I left for my 1st job abroad, had the best time of my life met great people, had the most amazing school and students (whom I adore) and felt very prepared to do my job right and really be an effective teacher. Yes travel is a big part of this journey but what it really comes down to is the impact you make in these children's lives and I feel that this course really helped prepare me for this. I would definitely recommend this TEFL certificate through CIEE and may you also have an amazing teaching experience as I did. The certificate is the 1st step needed and you won't regret it, these kids will change your life! :)

How can this program be improved?
I think it's a bit expensive but worth it, aside from that the program itself is fine as it is. Thank you!
Yes, I recommend this program

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