Reviews of CIEE – Council on International Educational Exchange


29 reviews of CIEE – Council on International Educational Exchange

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THERE NEEDS TO BE a break, a week long break, at some point in this process. This would be to give those still in college a rest from 10weeks of excruciating work loads. Not to mention this stuff gets very dry and boring so a week off should help. I recommend before or after week 6.

Also, I was hoping to learn more about teaching than I did. You don’t tell us where or how to begin teaching English, i.e.(grammar, vocab, sentence structure) that was not explained. I was overall not disappointed but not hugely satisfied by this $1000 course. And as of 05/11/16 when I’m writing this, I have yet to recieve my placement.

On a brighter note, the grammar lessons were helpful and great review.

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Before this course, I wasn’t aware how much thought can go into developing a teaching method that will best suit the needs of the students. This course has opened me up to a new perspective and provided plenty of supporting materials for my reference in the future. I am greatly appreciative, and will highly recommend this course to others.

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The course was very helpful. There was a lot of repetition but some of it was unnecessary. Also sometimes the online quizzes marked questions incorrect when they were correct.

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Overall I think the course will be very beneficial in the future. It has given us guidelines to follow as a teacher and is helpful not just for EFL teachers but any can benefit from the class.

Pros: the course gives many ideas of how to introduce a lesson and also shows how to teach many types of learners.

Cons: the course is very long and it should go over the structure of verbs in the English language more and how to teach those to students. That was done partially but I think more about that needs to be covered.

The course was helpful and will certainly push me towards future goals and give me more confidence as a teacher.

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I have really enjoyed my experience with this online TEFL course. I was very impressed with the online tutorials each week, they were very helpful in preparing me for the upcoming assignments and communicating with other students in the course. I felt like I was in actual classroom with students and a teacher. My online tutor was very supportive and helpful during the entire course. Each online tutorial was very structured and organized with the teacher’s input and open-discussion with us. I was very fortunate to have found my 20-hour Practicum with an amazing teacher and very hard-working ESOL adult learners. Both of these experiences I will take with me in my future TEFL career.

Pros: Online Tutorials were very helpful

Structured module Lessons with practice quizzes

Make the grade quizzes

Written assignments

Cons: I needed more background information on the grammar sections was a little bit challenging but overall it made do more research and practice on my own.

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The TEFL program was an awesome experience that allowed me to learn both relevant content, discuss with my classmates, and draw on the wealth of information offered by my tutor. I will teaching English in South Korea in August and the training and support that I got through the CIEE TEFL program will be invaluable. Thanks so much CIEE!

Review 14 of 29 CIEE - Council on International Educational Exchange

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The course is a great resource. I was not an education major in college and do not have formal classroom teaching experience. This course provided me with a great base of information to start teaching. The content provided is practical and presented in an interactive manner which I think helps for better retention. Aside from some technological frustrations with the platform I thought it was great experience with a very positive and helpful tutor.

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I took this course as the ‘optional’ certification before teaching in Spain (also through CIEE). Overall, I think it was well worth the time and effort and I would definitely recommend taking it. The course was very informative and has made me feel prepared to begin my TEFL career! The best part of the course was our awesome tutor who had a ton of TEFL experience and always gave great feedback and advice.

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This has been by far the best experience I have ever had from an online course. From day one, CIEE kept in touch with me and let me know when things were going to happen, when things were due, and what (more or less) to expect from the course. The interaction with the tutor is easily the best part. Some of the information in the modules seem a bit too basic, and I think the course could easily be reduced from 10 weeks to 8 weeks without any substantial loss of content, but these are really just minor quibbles. By the end of the course, I was sort of wishing it would keep going and that I could interact more with my fellow students and the tutor. I’ve already recommended CIEE to one friend who asked me about the experience. I told them that it was worth the price, for the content you receive and the support you get from CIEE. This was overall, a very positive experience and I feel like it will be money well spent.

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This was a very comprehensive and well-thought out course. I enjoyed the many different ways in which the information was presented, and I think that the course did a good job of testing us on the material.

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