All posts by Karen

Karen is a moderator at TEFL Course Review. She taught ESL in South Korea for seven years before returning to Canada to complete an MLIS at McGill University.

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Watch Out For Diploma Mills and Accreditation Mills

Researching course providers and accreditors takes a lot of time, but keep in mind the sorrow you will spare yourself by avoiding poor quality programs, or even downright scams. Be wary of TEFL courses that...

/ December 12, 2018
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Looking for Recognition

Many different types of organizations accredit, regulate, recognize, or otherwise oversee the quality of TEFL training programs, including government bodies, quality assurance agencies, professional associations, and educational organizations. Accreditors of language centres such as Languages...

/ December 11, 2018
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List of Professional Organizations

Professional organizations host conferences, meet-ups, courses, workshops, and other opportunities to advance your teaching skills and network. Check one out near you! International associations TESOL International Association - http://www.tesol.org/ TESOL is based in the United States...

/ November 5, 2018
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Common Specialist Courses

Here is a list of common areas of specialization for ESL teachers, along with a brief description and links to further reading for each specialty. Teaching One-to-One (1:2:1) Short courses or modules about teaching one-to-one...

/ October 24, 2018
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How to Evaluate TEFL Accreditors

A fancy crest, grandiose name, and spiffy website do not make an accreditor credible, but they can be used to fool you. So how exactly are you supposed to know that an accrediting institution is legitimate...

/ October 23, 2018

TEFL FAQ

Just starting to explore the idea of teaching English? Here are short answers to a few frequently asked questions about TEFL. What is TEFL? TEFL, which stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, refers...

/ October 16, 2018