66 reviews of TEFL Express

Review 60 of 66 TEFL Express

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I feel like I got exactly what I expected from this course. Didn’t like the fact that you didn’t know whether your quiz answers were correct or not, but that wasn’t a big issue. Units seemed thorough enough and the section on lesson planning was fun. A good overview at least and that’s what I wanted. Got it on a Groupon and had to pay to extend as it took me longer to complete than I expected, but I would still say it was worth the money.

Review 59 of 66 TEFL Express

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I was pleased with the course content of my TESL 120 hour program. The course content was very thorough and I needed to study to complete the course. When I had a problem with a lesson or even a technical one, my instructors and or technical person replied in a very timely manner and all my problems were fixed. I had no problem taking the exams and upon review, I was informed of my questions that were wrong and which answer was correct. I always refer to my Lesson Plan Guidance Book and suggestions in the course to help both me and my students to plan which subjects to teach in class every week. They love roll playing and games and I love teaching them.

Review 58 of 66 TEFL Express

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The TESOL Express Online 120 Advance Certificate has a terrible course design. First, you do not receive any feedback (e.g., correct, incorrect) as a student and there is no indication of what is incorrect or correct when it comes to the answers you have provided. The only way to know if the answer you have provided is correct/ incorrect is by checking your grades. So, you can find out your scores in general, but you will have no idea which questions you answered correctly. Second, the “lesson” that are immediately before the tasks (which your grades are based on) provide limited examples and very little explicit explanation. Once you are on the task page, you may have to google additional information to support your answers. So, the lessons are literally useless. Finally, the pages are difficult to navigate because each section is separated in a discrete way with no filter or search option. When it comes to answering the questions, you will find yourself constantly clicking “back” and “forward” to search for relevant material. Finally, there are spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in almost every unit. These errors are easy to find and so, I personally believe the developers should really consider proofreading the course before they are published. This was a waste of my money.

Review 57 of 66 TEFL Express

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I took the Tesol Express 120 hour course.

If you have zero experience in a classroom, this may be a good tool for you, as it does explain components of lesson plans, etc.

I am a teacher and took this course so I could teach ESL students, so for me much of the content was useless. The content is extremely common sense (many of the questions in the quizzes are confusing and make little sense, but you can usually sort of guess what they want you to say). I found many of the quizzes frustrating as the entire course is extremely poorly designed. I can confidently say I learned nothing from them.

Was it worth the $70 Groupon? Yes, just for the certification at the end. I wouldn’t suggest this course to anyone with teaching experience if they want to learn additional information.

Review 56 of 66 TEFL Express

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The TEFL Express website is a giant mess. Tons of links give errors, and others prompt for passwords and leave sections inaccessible. The course itself was so poor that the entire thing could be filled out with common sense. If you ever had a teach before, you can fill out 90% of the coursework with no trouble at all. I finished the course with an 89% and easily at that. The only positive thing, is that it is an easy certification to show potential employers. I would only recommend it if you are looking for a foreign job that has specifically mentioned that it recommends having the course.

Also, I would never recommend paying full price. Get it on Groupon if you want to get the cert.

Review 55 of 66 TEFL Express

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I took this course last year, and it’s a darn good thing it was on sale with a coupon, or I’d be really angry. I know nothing about the on-site course, but the distance program needs to be overhauled, and the people running it – from the main office to the people on facebook – should all be fired.

Absolutely everything in their program is of poor quality, and looks like it’s a total ‘cut and paste’ production. I won’t go into the grammatical errors, poor service and the cheesy certificate you get when you finish, but read the other reviews (3 stars and below), and you’ll get the picture.

The only good thing about TEFL EXPRESS is this: Those duped into purchasing and completing their program walk away with a keen sense of what a bad online program can be, and they -WE- know what questions to ask to avoid making that mistake again

Review 54 of 66 TEFL Express

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It is an online course with text and interspersed quizzes. I bought this cheap from Groupon and then extended it since the 75days were about to expire. This course is definitely a “what you put in you get out of it.” I am satisfied since my goal was to build my confidence in teaching english and the additional qualification of the certificate also looks good. Online courses are a challenge for me, I prefer learning in groups and having direct contact, and I knew what I was getting into. For the total $100 I spent (including the upgrade/extension to the 140hr Premium Course) I am satisfied. There are some spelling errors and formatting/web errors, which at moments I thought reflect a carelessness that doesn’t fit in well with a course on Teaching English. All in all the course was cheap, I got enough bang for my buck, and I am more confident now. 🙂

Review 53 of 66 TEFL Express

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I read the complaints about the TESL 120 Advanced Certificate course before I purchased, and ultimately completed the course. If you are a person like me with a lot of experience and other credentials, the certificate is a wonderful padding on your resume/CV. If not, it is great to learn the course material as a warm-up for further TESL certification OR for a job or internship especially if you are young. All of the issue/ complaints concerning online usage never were a problem for me this spring. The content refreshed what I already knew and forced me to remember some fundamentals that I had long forgotten. I particularly enjoyed all of the material on lesson planning. The content is presented almost like it came off of the white board from an experienced head teacher with a MATESOL that was downloading all of the key points necessary for the hands-on teaching practitioner, and not for some linguistic theorists. Since this particular course is 100% online there is no evaluation which is available in other programs they offer. I’d recommend anyone taking the course to spend twice as long reading the material in order to get above 85% total which leads to the: “Graduated with ‘Distinction'” honor which appears in the center of an attractive blue ornate border and a red embossed seal– like the one “Oz” gave the “Scarecrow”?

All concerns and questions and support were handled promptly by my overseer. Her name was Anna, and she was professional, kind, and courteous.

Review 52 of 66 TEFL Express

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Attended a weekend express course, loved it, I will give them a full 5 out of 5. I couldn’t believe our teacher was so knowledgeable, really cool. The stuff that she has done and the info that she can impart with – going to help me a lot.

Review 51 of 66 TEFL Express

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I was happy with their 120 hour advanced certificate program. As for the actual content I think it covered everything that I need and also gave me the confidence! There were shorter courses but this was the most cost effective.

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