Teacher Link

Teacher Link

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Due to global health & safety concerns and travel restrictions related to the coronavirus, Teacher Link has decided to pause some of their upcoming programs temporarily and may be offering flexible booking options and/or online programs as well. Learn more about COVID-19 updates to stay tuned regarding program information.

About

Teacher Link's unique classroom TEFL course fully prepares you for the classroom and helps you build the confidence needed to be an effective teacher. Our intensive four week curriculum focuses on getting you many hours of hands-on teaching experience in addition to acquiring a working knowledge of the different TEFL approaches.

Our distinguishing feature is that we require applicants to learn a second language in order to fully become aware of the difficulties non-native speakers face when learning a second language!

TEFL Course Live!

TEFL Course Live - Only $990 USD
Get started on your TEFL course from the comfort of your own home. TEFL Course Live follows the same curriculum as our in-person TEFL course and features our TEFL instructors leading the lessons. Enroll in one of our future cohorts when students return to classes in Thailand / Shanghai.
Founded
2011
Headquarters

1660 S. Albion St.
Suite 911
Denver, CO 80222
United States

Reviews

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Alberto
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I think to take a certification with Teaching Link was really good. I felt confident to know there are these kind of programs to teach abroad. To go back to the basics is not easy, but this course was one of my favorites due to this experience. I can only say that this course helped me to reinvent my lesson plans and to re design the way I teach.
Thanks to this program I am thinking about teaching abroad in China. Now that I am getting my TEFL certificate I feel more confident about my teaching skills and I belive I can help other people to learn English.
To finish, I would like to say thank you to all the instructors that are in charge of Teaching Link. They helped me a lot and I highly recommend their programs.

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe the program can include a little bit more about educational approaches or classroom management strategies. These topics would help to the future teachers a little bit more during their work experiences teaching abroad.
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Sally
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A huge thank you to our trainers for delivering such a great TEFL course! I am amazed with the quality of the course and the amount of useful materials shared and discussed. I have gained tremendous knowledge about teaching, both in theory and practice. The staff were very professional, the interactions that we had were meaningful and insightful. Trainers were always happy to answer our questions and discuss more about any topic that we needed more help with. With a small group of students in the class, I felt that the right amount of attention was given to individual student. What I found really useful was the teaching practice component. You won’t really know how to teach until you stand in front of the classroom and actually teach. Having the opportunity to do a lot of teaching practice and observations were so important. The trainers provided diligent, comprehensive and useful feedback on how I can improve further. Other trainees’ feedback was also valuable. If you are thinking of enrolling this course, my advice will be to set aside a couple of hours everyday to study because there are a lot of materials to cover in this course. Good luck!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
This course has a lot of materials to cover, so make sure that you can allocate enough time to study.
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Julie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I've learned a lot of pracitical teaching theory and technique from the TEFL course. We followed the online courses and the structure is quite clear. The trainers insturctued us chapter by chapter and answered to the questieons we mentioned. We also got homework from each session which pushed me well to move forward. The best part of the course I think it's the teaching practice, it was not only us to teach and we got to observe our classmates' teaching which inspired me a lot and I could apply their good technique in my future class. I am so happy and grateful that I got to take the course. Thank you very much again!

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Cynthia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thank you for your wonderful guidelines on how to teach children English. I learned a great deal about all of the important fundamentals. I feel very prepared to teach English to a variety of types of learners. I feel confident in being able to help others to progress in learning English as I have progressed in learning to teach English. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in being a good TEFL teacher in another country or in your own respective country for that matter. Thank you!

What would you improve about this program?
It was informative as it was. I would not change a thing.
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Butchie
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I enjoyed the course. Was challenging and I went into wanting to learn and do well. I learned a great deal. The videos were good. The questions were challenging made me go back through material so I learned more. Enjoyed the readings. I could have gotten up to 5 questions right that I got wrong if I had read the questions a bit better good job with being tricky like that. Or is that being tricky and I just need to read better? I enjoyed some of the history of language learning and all too that helped with me wanting to be more engaged to learn.

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe have someone, a quality person or whatever you want to calm them, editor. Going through it seemed like some of the verbiage was repeated. Some of the test questions we rent worded exactly right made it confusing. Can’t remember which ones but not too bad. That’s about all I can remember.

Programs

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Teacher Link's 4 Week Residential Classroom Course (120 hours)
China
9.45 •58 reviews

Teacher Link's unique TEFL course fully prepares you for the classroom...

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Teacher Link's 120 Hour Online TEFL Course
Online
9.18 •38 reviews

Our 120-hour online TEFL certification program covers all the same...

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120 Hour Instructor-led Online TEFL Course
Online
9.67 •3 reviews

Get the best of both worlds with online instructor-led TEFL training...

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Combined 10-day TEFL course in Shanghai with Teacher Link
China
10 •3 reviews

Combined TEFL courses combine the best of two worlds. Being able to...

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40 Hour Learn to Teach ESL Online
Online

Teacher Link proudly presents its new Teaching ESL Online Program, a...

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TEFL Course in Incheon, South Korea
South Korea

The South Korea TEFL course takes place in one of South Korea’s major...

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TEFL Course in Yangon, Myanmar
Myanmar

Get your TEFL certification in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon (or...

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TEFL Course in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina

Our 4-week long TEFL course takes place in Buenos Aires’ popular...

Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Robert Allan Sullivan, Jr.

Robert was a returning student to Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. After receiving his first BA in English in 1985, he spent the last three years as a full-time Social Science Secondary Ed major to graduate Cum Laude with his second BA in early May 2018.

Why did you choose this program?

My prospective employer in China, Aston English Schools advised me that the Chinese officials who were to grant my work visa required a 120-hour TEFL course in lieu of one year's actual teaching experience. I chose the TEFL course from teachingnomad.com because they offered an authentication service for their certification.

What did your program provider assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

The structure of the course is designed so that the student can proceed at his or her own pace. I've had experience with online courses before at FAU and I've done lesson plans before, so when the course teacher asked me to rewrite my lesson plans in a different format, that for me was not a problem.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

I wish I had given myself a week or two extra time so that I wouldn't have felt so rushed. My contract with the school I am to teach at in China begins in a few weeks, and I hope to be on time or at the least, not very late. I am very excited about my new job, and I hope to be teaching in China very soon!

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

Because it's a private school, Aston must work around the public school schedule, so I am to teach mostly afternoons and weekends. It's a 23-hour work week, with three hours a week in the office going over lesson plans with the Chinese co-teacher, and the other twenty hours actually teaching a class of no larger than ten students.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

I've never traveled abroad, so I had to start from scratch – from my passport to my background check to my physical medical tests. All the paperwork had to be prepared in fairly rapid order for my application for the work visa in China. My biggest fear was that the task of so much paperwork was simply too daunting, but I've learned to make a plan and stick to a schedule.

Why did I decide to teach overseas rather than locally?

I discovered in observing the local public school system and later teaching that students can be held back only one year; after that, it's social promotion regardless of ability. I didn't realize the implications for this policy until I started student teaching in my last semester; that's when I realized the usual program wasn't going to work for me.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Daniel John Moors

Job Title
TEFL Trainer
Daniel is from the north of England and has been living in Shanghai for over 4 years. He is TEFL qualified and has been teaching kids and training teachers since Spring 2012 and absolutely loves what he is doing and the city he now calls home.

What is your favorite travel memory?

TEFL Trainer with Teacher Link

Climbing Everest Base Camp was an experience I'll always treasure and never forget. It was an incredible achievement, not only personally but physically too. During the 12-day trek I met two sherpas who were both very different from each other.

The first sherpa I met was an veteran 48 years of age and he had summited Everest five times, the second was a boy of 18 years, and it was his second summit. I was amazed by their strength and courage and also proved that anything is possible in life.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I think I most definitely have changed. Before working for 'Teacher Link' I felt my approach to teaching had become a little stagnant over the last 12 months. But through explaining the mechanics of TEFL to others, it's given me a new zest for teaching.

I thought by taking on this extra position it would leave me exhausted but its done the total opposite. My lessons are even better than before.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

Despite already being TEFL qualified I would love to participate in Teacher Link's 4 week residential course (120 Hours) in Shanghai. The main reason is because it prepares you so well for many situations you will probably encounter whilst teaching in China.

The invaluable experience it offers such as being able to teach to varied audiences including 30+ public school students, adults, as well as being able to observe qualified teachers in their lessons, is the best start to your teaching career that you can have.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

Our company is so unique because we offer the best of the best in all areas of the course. The team is so diverse and professional, and I know this might sound very cliche, but I if I was taking a course I'd want us to be the team who trains me.

I'm proud of our team every time I see them in action and the way they conduct themselves.

They have such great knowledge, are understanding and give the students their all. The proudest time is when our students finish their course and I can see their immense growth over a 4 week period and I truly believe that this is because of our solid team of trainers.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

Without a shadow of doubt it's about the "team" that surrounds you! The staff we have at Teacher Link are a collection of the best people in their field, I really do believe that. Our enthusiasm, dedication and reviews speak for themselves. Being part of this team makes me very proud.