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UNI-Prep Institute

About

UNI-Prep is a private training institute offering online TESOL Certificate and TESOL Diploma programs. In addition, to TESOL teacher training, UNI-Prep offers courses in business and management. We have had thousands of graduates who are currently teaching overseas in over 100 countries. All our programs are accredited and are offered both online and in-class around the world.

UNI-Prep students and graduates enjoy the following benefits:

1) Accredited and internationally recognized programs
2) Videos and tutor support
3) Job placement assistance and exclusive job search partners
4) Study at your own pace from anywhere around the world
5) Complete the course in as fast as 2 weeks

Jump start your teaching career with us and start the experience of a lifetime!

Founded
2005
Headquarters

4455 Murphy Canyon Road
Suite 210 #55
San Diego, CA 92123
United States

Reviews

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Stefany
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

It has always been my dream to gain my TEFL diploma, but life never gave me a chance to get it. I ran into this institution while browsing an online option. I’m so glad I did it. I can’t wait to be in the ESL classroom. I’m proud to represent this institution 100% ;)

Though I originally wanted to finish this course as fast as possible and get to working, I can tell you that each unit I completed, each new material introduced made me want to take in everything slowly and surely. The way that the units and assignments are set up are sure to be successful in staying in your brain. From the start in unit one, until the end of the last unit- I remember absolutely everything discussed. If you put in the work, you will see a great reward at the end.

What would you improve about this program?
Absolutely nothing. I loved everything. Maybe being able to communicate more easily to an instructor, but then again, maybe I didn’t do my research very well.
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zahra
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This Diploma bestowed by UNI-PREP institute would give me the theorycal and practical knowledge for being an internationally qualified English teacher for none English speakers.
It have covered many aspects of teaching, different ages and purposes, along with additional advises in order to promote classroom efficiency, according to students goals and cultures as well as frame works for lesson plans and class management.
The online course is absolutely beneficial for the participants who cannot be physically in a class, and according to recent problem with COVID-19, it is the safest way to improve one's qualifications.

What would you improve about this program?
nothing every thing is great. even the quizzes are managed if one has not completely anderstood the course.
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Faye Marie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I enrolled for a TESOL diploma way back 2017 but was unable to finish the course. Last week I e-mailed them to ask if I could still continue the course, and to make the story short, I just finished it and now have my diploma! 😃 Requesting for it (diploma) was a breeze; got mine within minutes. ☺️

Indeed, I know that I made the right decision when I chose Uni-Prep Institute for my TESOL diploma. To be honest, I had other options. It's just that my heart went for Uni-Prep. What I love about them is that they equip their students with extensive knowledge on how to teach the English language to speakers of other languages. Also, they have an abundant supply of resources, references, etc.

Do I recommend Uni-Prep Institute? Of course! I highly recommend that you acquire your certificate/diploma from them.

Now armed with a TESOL diploma, I think I am ready to face the world. ❤️

Thank you so much, Uni-Prep Institute! I am one satisfied graduate. God bless!

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Sonja
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I know that many people, myself included, will read a review and think, yeah sure it's that good. This course is INCREDIBLY good though. I enjoyed it. It is hard work, loads of writing and ensuring you understand what is going on, but in the end, it is so worth it. You realize as you are doing the course that you are seeing areas that you can improve in what you are currently doing, how you can assist others and those around you. I would recommend doing this course not just to have something more behind your name, but to do it, so that you can see how you can improve someone else's life in leaps and bounds.

What was your funniest moment?
The last question in Unit 20's test....
How to handle a phone call that a student is having difficulty understanding?
Answer a (obviously incorrect) = Hang up (tehehehehehe)
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KAI JUN
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I choose UNI-PREP teaching in English in China is due to I want to start a new life in China and I love the kids so much. In the future time, if I wish to upgrading myself i will still choose UNI-PREP to go on more higher level. In the course that UNI-PREP provide videos and notes; that every video have a durations between 10 to 15 mins to gave a clearly explanation to let us understand in every course. Beside that by studying the notes it will helps you more easily to get to know all the meaning that will come over in the quiz.

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe should be improve more on the information, to let the fresh graduate know more and learn more about teaching English as second language.

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Alumni Interviews

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

Why did you choose this program?

Because I wanted to improve my chances of getting an English teaching job in China. I needed to get more qualified in order to be able to get jobs. This program was helpful because it offered me the chance to be able to get the certificate quickly as a PDF and also to ship the original certificate to me.

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

They had videos, reading materials and quizzes. I already have some years of experience of teaching in different environments so I just tried to add that information to my experience and it was successful. Since the quizzes are the same for everybody, you should see which parts of information you know from before and which parts you're just learning, and that's what determines how much you're going to do on your own and how much you're going to be using the offered materials.

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

I'd say that you can't know everything in advance, but if you're more knowledgeable and have more qualifications, it's always going to be in your own favor. Although even if you are completely qualified, you are always going to see new things at first, until you adapt completely to the new environment.

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

Study, memorize and apply the learned techniques in your lessons and/or in your ideas for future lessons. You have to compare what you're learning vs. what you did before and try to improve on everything. Every day, you should definitely be studying and doing your best; this is obviously very important.

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

Generally speaking, being afraid doesn't help anything, so you should always try to deal with issues as they come up. This hopefully helps you get ready to deal with the challenges you face. You can learn more and therefore replace fear with knowledge, which helps you deal with a lot more than just one issue.

Staff Interviews

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

What position do you hold at Uni-prep? What has been your career path so far?

I am the Operations Manager at UNI-Prep in charge of all our online courses and international operations. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science and worked for several years as an Analyst and Consultant before traveling to Dubai, UAE. In Dubai, one of the many projects I worked on was teaching English to students of various ages, including corporate clients and CEOs.

The culmination of my international work experience eventually led me to the world of online learning, along with TESOL teacher training. I really enjoy helping to develop new courses and finding new ways to make the online learning process more interactive and enjoyable!

Did YOU teach abroad?! If so, where and what inspired you to go?

Yes, I taught in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for 3 years where I was involved in the education industry in a number of ways. I had the privilege of teaching English at their police academy and to members of the army, along with corporate clients and C-level executives.

My family has always put an importance on traveling, so after graduating from university and gaining some work experience, I found myself seeking something different and exciting. I received a job offer to work as a Consultant in Dubai and basically ‘lucked-into’ the world of English teachers and online learning. I haven’t left since!

What does the future hold for Uni-prep?

The best part of my job is developing new courses and improving the features of our online courses – and that’s the future of UNI-Prep. We already offer a number of courses aside from TESOL in the areas of business and management, and we will be developing more. Right now, UNI-Prep is forming partnerships with job boards to give our students and graduates premium access to job search tools.

We are also in the process of creating internships and teaching opportunities with our organization and partner schools around the world. When it comes to our courses, some of our future features will include a mobile app to study from your phone, classroom chats and discussion boards.

What about the future of the teach abroad industry? How do you think education will change over the next 10 years?

English is likely to grow as the international language over the next 10 years, which will double the need for English language teachers around the world. In addition, we are seeing that online learning is becoming more popular and accepted as a cheaper and more flexible alternative to traditional classes.

With the combination of these, we not only expect an increase in the need for classroom teachers, but also virtual teachers. To give one example, English lessons through Skype is becoming a popular method of learning English, something already offered by UNI-Prep.

Which teach abroad destination is most underrated? Conversely, which is most overrated?

South America is the most underrated destination as the lower pay discourages a lot of teachers from otherwise going there. However, most individuals don’t realize the cost of living is so cheap that their salary can afford them a better experience with more spending money than a higher salary in other parts of the world.

I think parts of the Middle East can be overrated. The high pay attracts lots of candidates, but many of these countries have strict rules that may impact your ability to fully enjoy the experience. It’s very important to keep in mind the culture of the destination country when you are deciding where to work.