TEFLPros

Program Reviews

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Patricia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I looked at many different programs, all with numerous options and cost factors. Just when I was feeling overwhelmed because I still wasn't finding just what I was looking for, I came across TEFLPros. After seeing their program outline, learning more about the founders and understanding their practical skill component, I was excited. The best part and what convinced me my searching was over, was the video component of the program where the skills being taught are demonstrated by seasoned teachers! The combo of practical skill development and the videos made this an easy decision!

If you read the program details you'll see and agree that the program is exactly what any new teacher needs and one that fully prepares them for a TEFL career.

The format is very easy to work with and is organized with multiple learning methods and practical skill development experiences, and of course the videos.

This program also excels because of how Jos and Whitney, and staff support their students. This is done within the program itself and with timely responses to all inquiries. It's clear they genuinely care about their students' success with their program.

As a more senior person, I can't express my gratitude enough for this program. With TEFLPros you get everything you need to have the skills to be successful, the support to address any concerns/questions along the way and the assurance you have been well trained and are ready to be a TEFL teacher.

Thanks again, Jos and Whitney!!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Ensure you take your lesson planning seriously and learn all you can from the teacher videos! They are worth taking the time to learn from experienced teachers. You'll be glad you did and you'll be confident that you are ready to teach when you complete the program.
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Chrissy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My boyfriend and I spent a lot of time looking through different courses and the thing I loved about TEFLPros was the really personalized feel about everything - like they knew exactly how we were feeling as new potential teachers and what our real concerns were. The thing that really was the icing on the cake with these guys was their support. I have a LOT of questions and Abby, their academic coordinator, was responsive and super helpful. Even if she wasn't sure about something, she found the answer and got back to me. I never got an automated response/email to my questions. (I'm on their mailing list and that's different because it's more about resource etc.)

I also liked that TEFLPros was really straightforward from start to finish. I felt like looking at the other courses, they all blended together into one nameless, faceless marketing email. But TEFLPros had a human component in their operations that everything else seemed to kind of lack. This was also the case on the actual course. The co-founders are the two main instructors on the course (8 teachers in total) and there are almost 50 hours of instructional video so it feels almost like as if I were in a real classroom. Actually a lot of those hours, like probably more than 15, were in real classrooms.

Overall, I feel really prepared and I'm excited to start teaching online (my boyfriend already started!) and maybe teach in-person in the future. Thanks for a great first step TEFLPros :)

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Will
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My girlfriend and I had been contemplating taking a TEFL course for a while and wanted to do it together. We searched around and read a lot of reviews. TEFLPros kept coming up as one of the top rated courses so after some discussion, we went for it. The course really gives a lot of instruction on practical skills which I personally appreciated since I want to be able to do my job well. It was helpful for me to see them actually writing out the lesson plans step-by-step and then seeing them taught in real classes. I also really liked the practical component of observation and submitting my own lesson plans. There are multiple choice quizzes as well, but the hands-on experience and feedback were the thing that really stood out compared to other online options we looked at.

Although I'm teaching online at the moment, the skills that I learned from this course have already helped me get through writing lesson plans and I'm looking forward to teaching in-person soon.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I was surprised at what a huge difference there is between speaking English and teaching English. I admit, I was skeptical at first about why I had to get certified to do something "I already knew how to do". But teaching and speaking are wildly different and this kind of training is really critical.
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Tara
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I'm really happy I chose TEFLPros. I researched several of the most popular programs and for me the thing that really stood out about TEFLPros from the beginning was their direct straightforward approach to how they operate. From my first interaction with them, they were the ONLY course (of about 8 that I contacted) who actually took the time to write back to me with a real person instead of a super lonnnnng automatic email with a bunch of points that I didn't even ask about. The site is clear and straightforward as was the course. There is a lot of material but it never felt like a slog. There were videos, audio, reading and written activities so it was interesting. I'm really happy with my choice and excited to be a TEFLPros grad!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Not advice for travelers but for students. In the welcome section of the course, there are job resources and an activity book that you can use right away so I suggest taking the time to read through them even though it's not a module of the course.
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Cameron
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I came across TELFPROS after devouring I formation on how I could teach abroad. Right from the start I could tell that this program had a comfortable feel to it and seemed right up my ally. I wanted to invest in a corse that was saturated with knowledge about the teaching abroad experience and TELFPROS definitely provided it! With their great combination of visual and auditory lessons I was able to really soak up and learn the information effectively. I would strongly recommend this program for those interested in teaching overseas. It will be a great investment.

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing is ever perfect but I feel like I got what I paid for with this program and have no real complaints.
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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.