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TEFLPros

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By combining high-quality instruction, full accreditation and practical skill-building techniques with dozens of real-life classroom and instructional videos, TEFLPros brings real value to an online education. 17 hours of in-classroom video in addition to 30+ hours of video from the company's co-owners, Jos and Whit, provides the closest thing to an in-person experience that you can get with an online course. Whether you want to go volunteer in a local village or work for an international school, we want to prepare you for the world of teaching English as a foreign language. It’s this approach that makes us different. We don't just give you a stack of papers to read and a multiple choice test. We actually prepare you to teach high quality lessons.

Graduates of our course will receive a portfolio of their own lesson plans which have been thoroughly reviewed and commented on by your personal grader, a 120-hour TEFL Certificate and a certificate from our accrediting body Accreditat.

Founded
2015
Headquarters

PO Box 18561
Asheville, NC 28814
United States

Reviews

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Joseph
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I do a ton of research before I sign up for anything and I looked at probably 20 TEFL courses. I ultimately chose TEFLPros because 1. they have the best reviews of all courses 2. They seem completely focused on providing service and a good course 3. They are really direct and honest, I never felt like a number.

TEFLPros was the only company who answered my questions and didn’t hunt me and try to sell me with “promotions” and “one day only discount” and “guaranteed job”. The are really transparent especially about job stuff. I didn’t realize that other courses basically sell you to recruiters and take a commission. I don’t like the idea of that at all and TEFLPros doesn’t do that. If you ask for it they will consult you and then give you a ton of resources to get a job. I got an awesome one in Vietnam thanks to their help. TEFLPros course quality was excellent too. I was totally prepared to teach because now I understand how to plan a lesson. Great course, great job assistance, great choice.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If you have any questions for TEFLPros, just email them and they will answer any concerns.
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Kate
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My experience with TEFLPros was excellent from start to finish. I always do a lot of research before I sign up for stuff and I literally couldn’t find anything negative about these guys so I signed up. It’s clear why all the reviews are 10/10. The course was excellent. I thought I knew how to teach English because I speak it. Wow, I was wrong. This course shows you how to plan a lesson from start to finish. How to use materials to make your lessons interactive. How to manage students. How to elicit questions and answers. Just so much useful content. And the best part is that they don’t cut off my access to the material after I graduated. I can still access it if I want. I can’t understand how anyone would compare TEFLPros online course to one of those Groupon things and say “all online courses are the same.” It’s so so so not true. I feel totally prepared to teach a class. Oh! And they helped me find lots of great jobs in Vietnam. Great course, great content, great job help. Thanks TEFLPros.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If you have any doubts or questions, email TEFLPros and they will give you a straight answer.
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Stephanie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

As an experienced high school teacher, I wanted a TEFL program that would prepare me for the day-to-day responsibilities of teaching English abroad, not just a piece of paper to send to prospective employers. TEFLPros' course provided clear, practical instruction about lesson-planning for the English language classroom. I loved the videos in which the instructor models her thought process while planning a particular type of lesson. The recordings of real English classes then allowed me to see how lessons on paper would translate to an actual classroom while still enabling me to complete my certification online while traveling. I'm glad that I'm coming out of the course with a portfolio of lesson plans that I will be able to use and adapt right away in my future classroom. Thanks, TEFLPros!

Response from TEFLPros

Thanks for your thorough review! Well done on the course :)

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Eve
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I feel so prepared to teach after taking this course. I am going to start by volunteering at my local community center before going abroad. I can't wait to use the lesson plans from this course. On the course, you will watch lessons taught by real teachers and you can download their lesson plans to use in your own classes (there are 18 plans!). On top of that, you have to make your own lesson plans that one of the teacher-trainers checks with you so you'll actually have real practice and mentoring about how to plan lessons.

Another thing that made TEFLPros great is that it was easy to study from my phone or iPad. I don't always want to carry my computer around with me so it was nice to be able to access the course from other devices. I don't plan to teach online, but for anyone who does, the stuff you learn in this course could be easily adapted. This is the top rated course for good reason! Thanks team :)

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Kate
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thanks to TEFLPros, I got my dream job in Korea!! Not only did they help connect me with schools and give me tips and support, the course prepared me and I am actually using what I learned in the classroom. I started with some other teachers who did other courses and they have no idea what they are doing! I feel totally prepared and I’m even helping them plan some of their lessons. I have used a lot of my lesson plans from the course in my actual classes. One of the things about this course that’s great is they teach you how to adapt the basic framework of a lesson plan to any situation. TEFLPros job assistance is probably a little different from other courses. They provide you resources and support but don’t just dump you into a job. It made me feel like the choice was mine instead of being stuck in some random job. Get certified with TEFLPros! :)

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Getting on the plane! I knew I was totally prepared but that moment was still tough. But as soon as I landed, the excitement of everything made my nerves melt away :)

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Staff Interviews

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

Jocelyn Pollak

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Co-Founder
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Jos started as an EFL teacher and after seeing the lack of quality for online TEFL certification programs, she partnered with Whitney in 2015 to build TEFLPros. She has taught over 5000 students from 15+ countries and now focuses on running TEFLPros in order to build a new generation of capable, passionate EFL teachers. She has traveled to 45 countries and has no plans of slowing down!

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel memories always involve people. One of my favorites was when I went to see the "Crab Sorcerer" in a remote mountainside village in northern Cameroon called Rhumsiki. I was about 25 years old. He looked exactly how you'd expect a crab sorcerer to look, long flowing blue robes and a wise old face. He had a ceramic jug filled with sticks, sand and a few river crabs. He then put a lid on the pot and told me to ask the crabs a question.

I asked what my future would hold. He took the lid off the pot and the crabs had moved the sticks around and scratched lines in the sand. He was very excited about whatever had transpired in the dark pot.

In his tribal language, Kapsiki, he told me that I was going to be a big chief someday and that I would help many people with whatever I am in charge of. I hope he was right!

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

When I began TEFLPros, I had a .com business background and English teaching and training expertise, but the concept of building an online business from scratch was new to me. I have learned SO much about web development and I still feel like it's only the tip of the iceberg!

I also learned that it's important to work with the best when it comes to building websites, which is what we did for TEFLPros.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

Recently one of our grads got a job at one of the most prestigious schools in Thailand. Another one started working in West Africa where her TEFL certification wasn't required but she was so happy that she could be a great teacher because of what she learned from TEFLPros.

One grad is a retired man volunteering to teach in his spare time. A Filipino teacher was recently promoted because of her TEFLPros certification. Another woman is teaching Syrian refugees in Europe. I could go on and on...

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

We only offer one so I would choose that! Haha. Actually, the choice to only offer one very specific certification (120-hour TEFL) was very much on purpose. Other companies have so many things going on and their online courses usually fall by the wayside and therefore lack in quality.

We noticed this happening and decided that we wanted to focus 100% on making our online course the best. Our attention to detail and specialized approach is what makes TEFLPros 120-hour certification different.

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

Wow so many things :) I'll just choose three. As I mentioned, TEFLPros doesn't have a bunch of irons in the fire so we can focus 100% of our energy on providing the best online course out there.

We aren't a big "TEFL Course Factory" so we can pay attention to our students as much or as little as they'd like. We want to create the closest thing to an in-person course, online. We also know that modern learners want something interactive and interesting which is why we have so many hours of video on our course.

Most importantly, we want our grads to be successful after they fly out of the TEFLPros nest. Graduates leave us with two certificates (one from us and one from Accreditat) and a full portfolio of lesson plans to show on interviews. We provide an interview and resume guide, job assistance, access to a closed Facebook group, and most importantly a fantastic education so you can KEEP the job once you get it.

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

  • Caring about the customers and being attentive to their questions
  • Agility. Nowadays, if you can't adjust quickly to what's happening in the world, your company will sink. You have to be open to new ideas and new approaches.
  • Passion. If you aren't passionate about what you do, you will never become successful, not as a person and as a company. I know what it feels like to work a job that I hate. And with TEFLPros and teaching, I know what it feels like to work a job I LOVE.
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