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Review 42 of 42 TEFL Toulouse

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Structurally, the course is great. Jonathan and the other tutors really know their stuff when it comes to EFL teaching, and working in Asia as a teacher now I regularly find myself referring back to their advice and teachings. For the novice or beginner teacher who wants a first step into the world of TEFL, I’d recommend TEFL Toulouse.

The caveat here is that I’d only recommend it if you’re already living in France. Don’t move here from another country expecting to start a new life in France. TEFL Toulouse provides next to no information about the strifes and ardours a prospective new teacher will face in the country. Firstly, the jobs are scarce, and the ones that are available are few and fiercely fought for. Secondly, even as an EU citizen, setting up in the country is next-to-impossible unless you have a lot of money (minimum 5,000 euros, I’d say.) French landlords require up to 3 months’ rent in advance when hiring to foreigners, you can’t get a job unless you have an attestion de domicile, and you will face buerocractic red-tape at every turn. Attempting to move to this country nearly bankrupted me, and it’s only in recent months I’ve been able to recover from the financial damage it did and start afresh. Prior to starting the course, TEFL Toulouse will not so much as hint at these issues, as they want your money. Finally, IATQUO isn’t really known outside western Europe, and you’d be better off doing a recognised qualification like CELTA or Trinity for more or less the same price.

My advice? Unless you’re in the country already, plan to leave after the course (during which time you won’t have much opportunity to see the city due to the intensity of the course) or have enough money to keep you going in one of Europe’s most expensive countries for several months without pay, stay at home and do a CELTA or Trinity TESOL locally, and then look for work in China, the Middle East or SE Asia. France is not where you want to be as a young, inexperienced and newly qualified teacher.

Review 41 of 42 TEFL Toulouse

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The course was a fantastic experience! It was a lot of work and pretty intense, but ultimately great fun and very rewarding.

The course content is excellent and will definitely prepare you for teaching. I’ve never taught before, but with theory lessons, and a lot of guidance, the teaching practice wasn’t as daunting as I thought it would be. The course gives you everything you need to become a teacher, provided you are willing to study.

The instructors are very experienced and approachable.

I recommend having a laptop of your own. In my case it was essential for preparing lessons at home and at the weekend.

I definitely recommend this course, it’s worth the money. You get what you pay for.

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