Location
  • United States of America
Length
120 hours
Training Type
Online

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Yes
Job Placement
No
Certifications
Online TEFL
Age Min.
18

Pricing

Starting Price
$800 USD
Feb 01, 2021
Feb 22, 2021

About Program

ConnecTEFL is a 120-hour TEFL certificate program that is internationally recognized and meets TESOL International Associations standards for short-term TEFL certification programs. The courses are from $800-$1000, the online options can be completed anywhere in the world with internet access, and all options are taught by university-level instructors. Additionally, ConnecTEFL staff work with you to find practicum options in your location so that you complete the program with experience and teaching feedback.

Program Reviews

9.58 Rating
based on 12 reviews
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  • Benefits 9.5
  • Support 10
  • Fun 9
  • Facilities 10
  • Safety 10
  • Instruction 9.5
  • Support 9.6
  • Value 9.2
  • Academic Rigor 7.3
  • Job Assistance 8.6
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Bex
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Connect TEFL - meaningful connection and community

In 2019, I took the TEFL training and Cultural Competence certification course and worked as an assistant teacher in one of the adult literacy ESL classrooms. The community is warm, welcoming, and meaningfully diverse - the richness of everyone's differences (language, culture, beliefs, citizenship status) is celebrated and supported. I especially enjoyed the inviting, social setup of the CLC (Connect Language Center) - a communal kitchen with a free coffee and tea station, which leads to a cozily furnished lounge with large sofas, tables, and shelves and shelves of books. Because the CLC is designed to encourage social interaction, the most powerful form of language practice happens naturally there: community-building through repeated, social exchanges with fellow students and teachers.

What was your funniest moment?
One student in the adult ESL literacy class I assisted with, Roza, was in her eighties and FULL of life and humor. Each time our break was over and class was called to reconvene, Roza and I would start a little chant & dance "Go! Go! Go!" as we made our way from the CLC lounge back into the classroom.
16 people found this review helpful.
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Vaughan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The Ideal TEFL Certificate Experience

As other reviews have mentioned, the quality of instruction is unbeatable. There are three extremely experienced ESL professionals who teach this course. The insight gained from each of them was invaluable as they have had practical experience in the field in overseas and U.S. based settings. Throughout the course, the teachers ask about your goals and how you want to use your TEFL certificate and are a great resource to help you achieve them. I highly recommend this experience for anyone interested in earning a TEFL certificate.

14 people found this review helpful.
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Claira
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An Amazing Experience

I completed the program in 2018, and have been teaching ESL full-time ever since! I often refer to and think about the theory, culture and tangible lessons from this course. Would highly recommend! I took the course online and really enjoyed completing it on my own time. The course required a lot of consideration and thought, but for me the practice lesson planning and grading info really helps me in my course teaching to this day. I'm very thankful for the wonderful Dr. Thevanot as well. My favorite instructor! Would highly recommend!

13 people found this review helpful.
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Andrew
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Flexibility & Quality

I was incredibly impressed by the quality of instruction provided through this program. During my cycle, there was a rotation of professors who each brought their own unique perspectives to class. I enjoyed being able to take this course in-person with other classmates and left the course feeling better equipped to teach. My particular situation was noteworthy because of the need to transition to virtual classes courtesy of Covid-19. Professors were extremely flexible to meet student needs in an unprecedented circumstance.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would make sure to take advantage of the opportunity to assist and teach at the Connect Language Center. It is an awesome opportunity to see and experience multiple ESL classes at a wide range of levels. It is even housed in the same building as the TEFL course.
14 people found this review helpful.
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Karissa
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Intentional Program!

This program is incredible! You can tell immediately that every detail was meticulously planned out to help students be successful. The team is readily available to assist with questions; they focus on helping you feel confident in the material, so you are able to finish the program ready for your next step. I believe the intentionality behind the program really allowed me to feel that I was experiencing a top-notch program.

I enjoyed the class so much, and I will continue to recommend it to all who are interested in moving forward in this career path.

13 people found this review helpful.
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Kelly
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent preparation!

ConnecTEFL was a great opportunity! Being abroad already and completing the program with an infant to care for, having the ability to do all of the classes online and on my own schedule was so helpful. The material is thorough and the assignments were meaningful, so I was well prepared when planning and teaching my practicum lessons. The professor responsible for the online students gave prompt and thorough feedback, and always included additional resources about the topic or helped flesh out any questions I had. While I will always prefer in-person learning, I could not have asked for a better experience for earning my certificate virtually!

14 people found this review helpful.
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Kenoa
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Challenging and Practical

This program helped prepare me by giving me knowledge and the confidence I needed to lead my own English classes. The readings and coursework set a solid foundation for any language teacher and the course offers a lot of opportunity for hands on practice! I got to collaborate with other teacher and students to learn from others’ experiences and expertise along the way. Pair all of this with the affordable cost, and this is a great option for anyone that may be interested in teaching adult ESL in the states or English abroad!

13 people found this review helpful.
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Ann
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A fantastic learning opporunity

I recently finished the on-line Connectefl course and honestly can say that I miss the stimulating lessons/videos/observations. I taught high school and elementary school for years and when I moved, I wondered how I could find a new career or vibrant volunteer work combining my love of teaching and my enjoyment in meeting internationals. I've found it! This program was better developed and more substantial than others I investigated. I feel the cost is very reasonable for the quality of instruction, feedback, and availability for extra help. Designed around common "myths" about TEFL, every week's lessons showed me that I certainly did make some of the erroneous assumptions. However, the encouraging thing was that we had great examples and suggestions for applying better strategies. The only reason I did not rate the overall program a '10" is that I am a technological dinosaur and my only difficulties were with organizing and processing my assignments. Whenever I faced a roadblock, Richard Dalton patiently walked me through the process. Thus, an added benefit for me was that I am much more familiar and confident in computer usage. My only regret about the course is that I didn't start my observations earlier. They were informative and encouraging. and well---lots of fun. I visited ESL classes at the college level, elementary school ages, church sponsored international support groups and other community classes. I've been volunteering at a local ESL course and I am feel that I have improved in my teaching technique, use of time, and understanding of different cultures. I've already learned of a wonderful opportunity to teach English in Asia. Connectefl prepared me for it and now I'm eager to see if I can make it happen.

What would you improve about this program?
I couldn't have participated without the on-line course and the freedom in scheduling of when I studied and submitted my lessons, so I am very thankful for this long-distance learning. However, I think it would have been good to have 3 sessions when students and teachers communicated live. . . At first, we could have "met" the fellow students with whom we discussed concepts, later we could have enjoyed hearing about everyone's progress in the middle of the course, and then learned each other's plans when we said "goodbye!" at the wrap up. Another possible improvement would be to encourage students to start pursuing observation appointments early on. Initially, I thought I would go to Memphis (where I used to live) and observe where the on-campus Connectefl students went. Then, I realized it would be easier and more helpful to observe locally since that would introduce me to possible jobs. I waited until the suggested time and for a little while was worried that I wouldn't be able to meet the requirement because I got answering machines and no instructors. Once I made connections though, I had tremendous, generous help and advice.
15 people found this review helpful.

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