“I have 12 years of ESL teaching experience, but I needed to get the certificate. It took me three days to complete the 120 hour course. I'm terrible at mathematics, but something doesn't seem right. In any case, there is always something to learn and its useful to review things.”
“The course was fairly enjoyable and straightforward. My eyes were opened to the important aspects of TEFL teaching, and some of the things I need to work on as I look to become a TEFL teacher. At times, the course was quite dry because it was almost entirely just reading. I think the tests were maybe a little bit too easy, too. The course could be improved with more interactive activities, more engaging tests at the end of units, and some more videos of actual classroom teaching to provide context for what is being taught; in smaller chunks, rather than showing entire lessons after several pages of text. I don't know how much I will actually remember from this course, but it will be a nice reference point when I do actually start TEFL teaching.”
“This course was mostly blocks of text to read and some simple tests at the end of each block. There were often spelling mistakes, and the way the information was presented is very dull. However, much of the content seemed relevant and helpful, although simply reading to complete a course will not embed the knowledge of TEFL permanently.”
“It’s a really cheap way to get the qualification you’re looking for. However, I found that most of the content was relatively dull due to bad presentation, which at times made it hard to focus on and get through. It is just a wall of text on each page, and I think it would have benefitted from a mixture of text, video tutorials of the material (not just videos example lessons), images like flowcharts, etc. Also, for a U.K. based TEFL provider it felt like it was written by an American at times. Still, while I haven’t had the experience of another TEFL a company to compare it to, I’d say it was decent enough to earn the certificate I was looking for.”
“I found the grammar section a bit of a headache as I was taught very little formal English grammar at school. (I learnt more grammar in French class than English!) However, after that section it was pretty easy. It could be presented in a much more engaging way (some sections contain endless writing) but it got me to where I wanted to go (online teaching), it's accredited in the UK (unlike some other courses) and was inexpensive.”
“The user experience is quite basic. Very heavy on reading. Not many real-world examples on implementing the techniques discussed. Although I did enjoy the videos, they were quite long and outdated. I feel it would be a better approach to have brief video content for each section”
Posted 11 months ago
Hi Gina, thank you for your feedback. We are currently in the process of updating the videos and adding more video content to the courses to make them even better. Thanks again.
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“I was very happy with the amount of information provided. However, for someone who is a visual learner there needed to be more illustrations. Perhaps powerpoint presentations would have been better because it read like a very long artical at times. Nevertheless, great content.”
“The content was fine, good detail and easy to follow. However, the testing side of things could have been a bit more interesting or challenging as I didn’t feel like it was testing my knowledge on how to teach enough- it was just asking multiple choice questions about the previous information given. Overall, after completing the course I don’t feel overly prepared for Teaching English”
“I'm glad to have the certificate. But the course was full of grammatical errors (I suspect written by someone not with English as a first language). Please have someone proof read this again. I was also surprised that my daughter was able to fly through the course skipping all the videos and guessing answers without reading the lessons. We started out doing it together but she went ahead because she was bored waiting for me to do it properly. It took me a lot less than 120 hours and her way less.”
“When I first called up with few questions, lady was very supportive and enthusiastic. I ordered and started the course but distance learning was not for me that time as I worked long hours and didnt have energy to learn. However I found my Tutor Vince very bland, very short answers, not a word of support. When I stopped doing the course work, he never once inquired why or if I needed help. A little bit dissapointing as maybe with a little bit ecouragement I would have actually completed the course.”
Posted 4 years ago
Hi Natalia, I think you have posted a review for a different TEFL course company as we don't have a tutor called Vince here at TEFLUK.