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Fatima
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The course was very helpful, it teaches you all the basics, later expands further.
It provides online lesson videos to give you insight of what it's like to teach in real life, regardless of your level.
Helps you learn all aspects of English teaching, covers grammar, pronunciation, different teachings, managing classes and even how to lesson plan.
For someone who has no experience, it helps tremendously, and guides you through all the different stages.
It's simple and easy to follow, and will be useful to refer back to when you do start teaching, as it provides example activities and how to implement certain things into your lessons.
There are a few mistakes made but these can easily be fixed with a proofresder.
Overall, it was very good and provided a lot of information.
Thank.

What would you improve about this program?
There's a few errors (spelling errors, pages missing etc). Fix those and it's perfect
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Atom
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The information and course direction is invaluable. The teacher link representatives respond promptly and they provide excellent feedback regarding their desired work performance. it was interesting to analyze my own educational experience with reference to the different methodologies I learned while completing this course. it was very easy to see how my educators throughout my life combined and practiced these different learning styles and teaching method combinations to help students learn. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to complete this course, learn this information, and go to work now that I have completed the TEFL exam successfully. the companies I have worked with up to and through completing this online course have been tremendously wonderful. I can only hope everyone has the same delightful expereicne I have had.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Completing the Final exam was the most nerve-racking moment during the course. I overcame the experience through studying and performing my best on the exam.
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COITT
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I felt the information was extremely concise and anticipate it will be very helpful in the classroom! The lesson plan introduces new information in an order that allowed me to retain the information before moving on to the next lesson. The videos gave me a good idea of what the atmosphere of a tefl classroom can be like and prepared me for things I may have trouble with and thrive in. The test were not overly complicated or designed to trick but to ensure the needed information was received. 5/5 stars

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Nathaniel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

There was a lot of valuable material presented in an entertaining manner in a relatively brief amount of time. I was very satisfied with the course, and I felt like it furthered my academic and professional goals greatly. Thanks! I particularly enjoyed the sections on tenses and phonetics. Also, watching the videos from actual teaching events was a really good way to see how the job would actually be. I liked how the questions applied during the video mirrored the taught teaching methods. You usually were not told explicitly what was good or bad in the teaching videos, but rather asked if you thought a particular method you witnessed was effective or not. Even the best teachers had some areas where they could be improved. This was a good confidence builder and reality check to show that not even the best teachers will always have a perfect class.

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Tom
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I started out training to be a teacher years ago but life tends to get in the way now and again. When I heard about TEFL opportunities I decided to give this course a chance and it turned out be quite informative and very valuable. I look forward to putting what I've learned to good use. The lesson plans are perhaps one of the more detailed parts that one might need to pay more attention to but once the idea of being as concise and as detailed as possible is drilled into you there's not a lot else that can't be learned along the way and reviewed as a person goes along. The English language is a little tricky even when you're a native speaker, but at the same time it's much harder for those that are just learning it. I'd recommend this to anyone that's looking to teach.

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing really, everything was well thought out and quite detailed.
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Elizabeth
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Aside from being useful in your career, TEFL actually brought to light a lot of things that we normally don't consider, especially as native English speakers. It was very eye-opening to see how the children reacted to the material that was presented and how they behaved for the teachers in the example videos and the lesson plan assignment was a very good way to prepare us for what's to come in terms of the general school day. I especially found the pronunciation chapter helpful because, as a native English speaker, I didn't realize that there was a lot more to pronunciation than just making sounds, it was very interesting to learn exactly how those sounds are formed and what they were called, too. Overall, a fantastic course that not only prepares you for your future career but may even teach you things about yourself.

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Alexandra
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

As someone who has teaching experience but not experience teaching English, I found that this course was a great opportunity to learn about what it's like to teach English abroad. There are videos of classroom sessions which are great examples, and you can practice writing lesson plans with detailed and timely feedback from the instructors. You can also revise the lesson plans you submit based on instructor feedback.

This course is a bit more expensive than some 120-hour online TEFL courses, but it seems more thorough than average, from what I researched. This company also helps with document legalization, which is rare for TEFL companies, and a major help if you're going to China. The course is mainly focused on teaching children, but there's lots of helpful teaching theory relevant to any age group. I was able to finish the course in a little under a week, but I made it my main focus. The exams are low-pressure because you can download the readings and reference them as you take the exams.

Sumari
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I loved the class videos which gave me more practical knowledge about lesson planning and classroom management. I liked that each chapter were set in different ways carrying over learning material which didn't make it boring at all. Its excellent to be able to download the videos and chapters for future reference, which i will definitely use! The review questions at the end of each chapter definitely helped to be less anxious about the final test. To be able to login and logout and still take off where you've left, is very good especially to be focused and not to be forced to finish everything at once. The instructions were very clear and the videos were great examples. The feedback regarding your lesson plans is well constructed and easy to understand and use. The support team from the program is very efficient and constructive

What would you improve about this program?
I would give more options for straight forward answers. Some of the options were much alike and confused me which lowered my end result.
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David
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I am an ESL teacher in China who completed this TEFL course the summer before I moved to China to begin my new teaching job. This course was very convenient as I had been living in a different country and was already preparing to move to China when I needed to take this course, and I recommend it for teachers in a similar "transition period" situation who may not have the time or funds to complete an extended in-person TEFL course.

I found the course convenient, useful, and well-maintained. It was a good choice for me as I prepared to make the move to China to teach and needed to clearly document my qualification for my job. The course material is practical, and there was an appropriate amount of material for someone like me looking to pick up a qualification quickly but also earn a real, useful qualification.

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Faaiqah
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I found the teacher link very easy to use. The course has a lot of supporting videos which assists a candidate by giving them a clearer sense of what to expect when they teach abroad. The layout of the chapters through the course gives you a good sense of progression, and this allows you to map out for yourself how you wish to proceed. The quizzes after each chapter allow you to acknowledge your progress, and serve well to test your knowledge on the chapter completed. Overall, the course flows really well and is very thorough. If need be, support from staff is also available. This course has been a very positive experience, and has shared a lot with me. Thank you to Ginger, for all the support and feedback given to me during the course. I really appreciated it.