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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.

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Website
shrsl.com
Founded
2015
Headquarters

PO Box 18561
Asheville, NC 28814
United States

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Barbara
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I investigated several TEFL programs. I decided upon TEFLPros because they came to the subject matter with a fresh approach. Being in the field themselves, Jas and Whitney bring material that is relevant and on point.
I love the fact that I could watch classrooms and their teachers implementing lesson plans. I could follow along and see how a particular activity would play out. They show you step by step how to make lesson plans and things to watch for along the way. They also have a great activity book to draw upon.
The grammar module is intense, but they were not there to teach me grammar. I should already know it. I love they way they approach each module. Even if you are a seasoned teacher, you will find something to learn from each and every section.
Their support is great. They get back to you. They care about the people taking their online course. I feel like my money was well spent.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
All of the material is very thorough. I usually made mistakes on quizzes because I rushed and didn't read carefully. Read through the material after the the audio lectures. Take notes! It helps.
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Alejandro
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

What I loved about TEFLPros was their abundance of resources made available to me and their real life examples. I was able to see their teaching applied in classrooms to great effect. Their 10-Module course covered everything, and remains available to me even after completing the course. I have all of their material downloaded on my computer for my own personal reference for when I'm trying to make lesson plans and such. To top it off, the email communication with them was super quick and helpful. I loved this program, and you get what I feel is more than what you pay for. Absolutely worth it!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If you're stuck on something, revisit the material and look at the examples. The answers are there for you!
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Eric
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I'm planning to teach online and after taking the TEFLPros course, I feel really prepared. There are some elements of the course that didn't exactly apply to me (like how to set up chairs) but I don't know how you could get properly certified without knowing this stuff, basically I'm saying the course is comprehensive. The thing I really liked was how they showed me how to adapt my plans to different situations. The course has a lot of video which was another thing I liked. I get bored if I just read stacks of text so it was nice to have mixed media. I also felt like by the end of the course I knew the trainers which I wasn't expecting so that was a nice touch. It was a great thing to undertake while in lock-down, gave me some structure on the tough days. Highly recommend.

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Marcus
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I'm really happy that I chose TEFLPros. I got an offer to teach online almost immediately after finishing the course which made me really happy. But more importantly, I felt confident and prepared to start teaching online. I really don't know how people can teach well without having good training because I am already using so many of the things I learned on this course.

The TEFLPros course features in-person classes which I was a little unsure about at first because my plan was to teach online, but they were great to see. The course taught me how to adapt all of my lesson plans to an online environment and I got one-on-one feedback from them. That's probably my favorite thing about my experience. They are REAL PEOPLE. I emailed so many courses when I was doing research and these guys were the only ones who didn't make me feel like I was just a sale. So thanks for that. Anyway, all around great experience and happy to be working online. If you're on the fence like I was, go for it with TEFLPros, you won't be disappointed.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Not exactly travelers, but future participants... reach out to TEFLPros directly if you have any questions, they will answer whatever you need and more. Also, get a good grammar book, they can recommend a few.
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Megan
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I just finished the course, which was pretty enjoyable. It was interesting to read through and pull out things that were used by my past teachers throughout my life. I REALLY liked how the course was set up and it made you take one step at a time. It keeps it from being overwhelming and it sets you up to learn things in the right order. I also appreciated the examples that accompanied many of the lessons, and I'm sure I will be very thankful for the Activities book once I find a job.

Whitney has been super quick on returning emails which is great. As far as job assistance I'm not too sure how helpful their offerings are, as I've just begun looking. But the Facebook page has a lot going on.

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

Jocelyn Pollak

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Co-Founder

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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