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ConnecTEFL

About

Are you someone who values cross-cultural relationships and understanding?
Are you looking for global adventure and discovery?
Do you want to welcome and empower immigrants at home?

ConnecTEFL is a 120-hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification program with online and in-class options and is half the price of other certificates of the same quality. Teach English and connect with the world!

Founded
2014

Reviews

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Bex
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

In 2019, I took the TEFL training and Cultural Competence certification course and worked as an assistant teacher in one of the adult literacy ESL classrooms. The community is warm, welcoming, and meaningfully diverse - the richness of everyone's differences (language, culture, beliefs, citizenship status) is celebrated and supported. I especially enjoyed the inviting, social setup of the CLC (Connect Language Center) - a communal kitchen with a free coffee and tea station, which leads to a cozily furnished lounge with large sofas, tables, and shelves and shelves of books. Because the CLC is designed to encourage social interaction, the most powerful form of language practice happens naturally there: community-building through repeated, social exchanges with fellow students and teachers.

What was your funniest moment?
One student in the adult ESL literacy class I assisted with, Roza, was in her eighties and FULL of life and humor. Each time our break was over and class was called to reconvene, Roza and I would start a little chant & dance "Go! Go! Go!" as we made our way from the CLC lounge back into the classroom.
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Vaughan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

As other reviews have mentioned, the quality of instruction is unbeatable. There are three extremely experienced ESL professionals who teach this course. The insight gained from each of them was invaluable as they have had practical experience in the field in overseas and U.S. based settings. Throughout the course, the teachers ask about your goals and how you want to use your TEFL certificate and are a great resource to help you achieve them. I highly recommend this experience for anyone interested in earning a TEFL certificate.

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Claira
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I completed the program in 2018, and have been teaching ESL full-time ever since! I often refer to and think about the theory, culture and tangible lessons from this course. Would highly recommend! I took the course online and really enjoyed completing it on my own time. The course required a lot of consideration and thought, but for me the practice lesson planning and grading info really helps me in my course teaching to this day. I'm very thankful for the wonderful Dr. Thevanot as well. My favorite instructor! Would highly recommend!

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Andrew
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I was incredibly impressed by the quality of instruction provided through this program. During my cycle, there was a rotation of professors who each brought their own unique perspectives to class. I enjoyed being able to take this course in-person with other classmates and left the course feeling better equipped to teach. My particular situation was noteworthy because of the need to transition to virtual classes courtesy of Covid-19. Professors were extremely flexible to meet student needs in an unprecedented circumstance.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would make sure to take advantage of the opportunity to assist and teach at the Connect Language Center. It is an awesome opportunity to see and experience multiple ESL classes at a wide range of levels. It is even housed in the same building as the TEFL course.
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Karissa
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This program is incredible! You can tell immediately that every detail was meticulously planned out to help students be successful. The team is readily available to assist with questions; they focus on helping you feel confident in the material, so you are able to finish the program ready for your next step. I believe the intentionality behind the program really allowed me to feel that I was experiencing a top-notch program.

I enjoyed the class so much, and I will continue to recommend it to all who are interested in moving forward in this career path.

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