Review of The TEFL Academy

The TEFL Academy is the UK’s leading TEFL course provider. Their courses are designed to effectively teach their students the fundamental skills to enable them to be successful at teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL).

There are many TEFL course providers operating throughout the world. With so much choice, and with such a vast amount of conflicting information available on the internet, it can be hard for prospective TEFL course students to make the right choice. The TEFL Academy’s 120 hour TEFL course aims to provide students with accurate information, skills and training to ensure they leave the academy with a sound understanding of teaching English, as well as a clearer picture of the TEFL industry as a whole.

Courses Offered

Type: Combined TEFL CoursesOnline TEFL Courses
Length: Standard (120-140 hours)
Certificate: TEFL / TESL / TESOL
Additional Features: TEFL Internships

Location of Courses

Czech Republic, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, UK, Wales

Accreditations and Affiliations

TQUK
Overall Rating4.854.854.854.854.85
Course Content4.784.784.784.784.78
Practice Teaching4.474.474.474.474.47
Quality of Feedback4.784.784.784.784.78
Lesson Plan Guidance4.774.774.774.774.77
Instructor Competency4.824.824.824.824.82
Job Placement4.224.224.224.224.22
Facilities/Resources4.684.684.684.684.68
Map of Main Campus
Address:
28 Pembroke Upper
Dublin Southside
Dublin
Ireland
7
Phone: +44 1273 806 380
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415 Customer Reviews of The TEFL Academy

Review by Jamie Mcgrath, June 23, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

This TEFL course was extremely helpful and interesting. I would recommend the TEFL academy to anyone. It is insightful and provided me with so much information which i will keep. The real life 20 hours was incredibly interesting and entertaining. I was never bored when doing the course.

Review by Kevin Matthew Worrell, June 23, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The TEFL Academy was not the only website I looked at when I was considering teaching. It was however the most appealing when it came to persuading me to sign up. I was not disappointed. The amount of in depth information and content that was provided was phenomenal. I had access to so much supplemental content as well. I did not feel that I was being overwhelmed at any point, I was able to do all of the required material at my own pace. I opted to take the strictly online version of the course, due to my work schedule. Not only did I feel like I was learning in a way that was beneficial to me, I was also able to review as much as I feel that I needed to.

If I were to do the course again, I might opt to do it in person, mainly so I can interact more fluidly with colleagues. I will, however, fully recommend taking the course online. If it is the only option. I am definitely content that I chose The TEFL Academy.

Review by Catherine Paidoussis, June 23, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I decided to take the 120 hour Tefl course after teaching English in Greece for 30 years, mainly because I wanted to gain a formal qualification in teaching English. Despite my experience, I learnt a lot of useful things on the course which I started to put into practice in my lessons, such as teaching vocabulary in context rather than using translation,even though I speak the students’ native language. This made the lessons much more interesting, both for the students and myself.
Being a mature student and having other commitments, I was worried that I would find the course very demanding, particularly the assignments, and that I might not be able to complete it in the six months. However, the 20 hour weekend course was excellently presented and prepared me for the online part. The content of each module was explained very well and all the ideas were supported by examples which made them easy to understand. The assignments were rather demanding and took me a little longer than I had expected.
Personally, I found the course to be an enriching experience, and I would recommend it to both new teachers and those who are more experienced.

Review by Andy weinrabe, June 23, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I was a bit skeptical of joining and paying for an online teaching course as i had read so much negative reviews about certain courses. How they rip people off and other courses give out certificates that are not even from a qualified body.
After a lot of searching i found TEFL Academy, i called and spoke to a very friendly helpful person at the office who explained everything to me and also i called the accreditation bodies to verify everything was in order, when everything checked i joined without hesitation and the price was great too.
I found the website easy to move around and it is really helpful that you had the choice of printing each course or you can easily do it all online but i preferred to print it all off to have everything at hand.
If you need to ask questions you can open a ticket and i found the replies very helpful and not too long to wait.
The actual course work is very interesting and in depth and i personally learned a lot and enjoyed doing the exercises and the tests after each course.
Everything leads up to the final assignments so you get so much help from each course, I found the tutor’s feedback negative or positive are really helpful. They push you in the right direction to get to the right path to passing the assignments.
I would honestly recommend this course as it is genuine, full of great help and advice also there are real people you can talk to or email.
Thank you TEFL Academy
Andy.W

Review by Sarahi Conte Arias, June 23, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have just completed the combined 120 h TELF course. I’m very happy with the results and I this that it has been a great experience for my professional career. The course is complete, it provides you with a lot of information, practice and extra resources.
I’m satisfied and I would absolutely suggest it to other people.
Thanks TELF academy.

Review by Claire, June 23, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

This is a well designed and supported TEFL course. The combination of online and direct practice time provided an excellent foundation to start teaching English for different levels in a variety of settings. Additionally, the resources for looking for work and crafting a CV are very useful for teachers that are just starting out. Personalized feedback on assignments was clearly well thought-out. I had no technical problems with the online course.

Review by MARTA, June 23, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I like the structure that has been provided during the course.
It has helped me a lot to understand who do I have to prepare the class and has given me a lot of new teaching ideas.
Everytime I’ve contacted the instructor, she/he has given me very good feedback to follow my course and pass the test. I appreciate all the resources this course provides in order to plan a good class for my future students.
I still haven’t searched for a TEFL job, although I consider this option for the near future.

Review by Maria Durkin, June 23, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

I felt this course was very rewarding and reasonably easy to achieve with a bit of motivation. I would highly recommend it to a friend as upon completion I seen the vast amount of job opportunities all over the world, meaning I can now work as well as pursue my want to travel.

Review by Roberto, June 23, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I completed the 120 hours of TEFL online course and I am very satisfied with the whole course. This allowed me to organize my time and deal with my job and the rest of things to do without any stress!
The lessons are very clear, every instruction is planned in details, no room for any misunderstading! And, should you need any help, tutors are really helpful and extremely nice and kind with you.
The final assignments are a bit more challenging as you need to use your fantasy to find some ideas for lesson plans and put all the informations you learnt together, but at the same time, you got all the instruments to get a really good job done.
I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to start a career in education without any experience.

Review by Samantha Presence, June 23, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 22222
Facilities/Resources 55555

A friend of mine stumbled upon your deal and we signed up together at a special rate. I couldn’t have been happier with the course, doing it in my own time and the 20 hour weekend sacrifice, I was well prepared for having been giving the date in advance. Not only was it a fantastic way for a native speaker to review all the grammar essentials, but also an amazing resource for learning new teaching material and methodology.

Thank you TEFL Academy for all your support and patience.

Review by Yvonne, June 21, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

A thoroughly enjoyable course, nicely balanced, heavier modules followed by less challenging modules.
I completed the class based element in Galway where the facilities and teacher were excellent. Even that there was a shop so nearby to escape to buy treats was really convenient! The weekend was intense yet very manageable.
The online element needs dedication but is also very interesting. End of module tests mean you are being assessed as you go. The end of course assignments prepare you for what may be required of you as a TEFL teacher and the feedback is very specific so you can go forward with confidence that you are correct in your lesson plans etc.
Overall I would highly recommend this course for anybody considering language teaching. Such a fun approach to learning was eye opening!

Review by Carissa Engelbrecht, June 19, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

I completed the 120 hour online TEFL certificate through the TEFL Academy and I was very impressed with the entire course. The content is interesting and usefully challenging. All of the activities are designed to help understand the content in a useful way. Some of the small activities seem a bit unnecessary, but as a whole the course is an amazing way to get a fundamental understanding of the English language and teaching this language to students.

Review by Mary, June 18, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have recently completed the TEFL course and would reccomend this course to anyone who is looking to get a TEFL cert. The course is well structured with focus on lesson plans which is key to a teacher. The staff are also very helpful with CV’s and any questions. I would reccomend this course as it has a very high standard and provides a great qualification.

Review by Shirley Ebbs-Jackson, June 18, 2017

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I am really delighted that I passed the TEFL course. It was something I really wanted to do and finally passed it! I am very happy. Am looking forward to now teaching the world english!!

The whole course was very well organised. Tutors were always available to help and give feedback. Feedback was good and constructive.

The course on line was a great asset too because it allowed me to take my own time to do it, with the constant help of the tutors.

Tutors and class assignments give you a chance to be creative and open your imagination, whilst keeping in line with the tools and the rules..

Thanks again for all the help you have given me and for opening new doors of opportunities.

Review by Anna Rose Elkins, June 18, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 33333
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

This TEFL allowed me to affordably learn while already in another country. The course material was easy to understand but challenging enough to teach me new methods of understanding language. I was already teaching when I started the course, but with each new module I felt I had so much more to offer the students. At the end of the course I was a more confident and considerate teacher. Also, the online resources introduced during the course will be resources I continue to use as long as I teach English.

Review by A Penn, June 17, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 33333
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 33333

I would definitely recommend the TEFL Academy to anyone who is interested in teaching overseas. By having the online and in-class options has provided the opportunity to understand more about teaching English as a foreign language. The course is easy to understand and tutors are always willing to help if needed. The 6 month timeline allows you to work at your own pace while ensuring you learn all the skills necessary throughout the course. However, an option is also provided to extend the course past the 6 months if more time is required.

Review by David, June 17, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 33333
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

I really liked the length of the course and felt it could easily be completed within 3 months. Lesson plans were comprehensive and well explained. The assignments that end the course were also not too over-complicated. The cost of the course is what initally attracted me to this (approx 250 euro) and the 20 hours of face to face teaching were incredibly helpful.

Review by Nalika Naidu, June 17, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

I am pleased to have completed my online TEFL course with Distinction !
I would recommend the TEFL course to anyone who would like to teach English abroad. The site was extremely organized and easily accessible. The content I feel has prepared to to be able to teach a classroom of students. I am excited for what the future brings me. Thank you for preparing me so well TEFL.

Review by Kiera, June 17, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I am really pleased to have completed the 120 hour TEFL course. The online lessons are perfect for people who enjoy working at their own pace and the 20 hour weekend with a teacher is great to practice the skills you learn. I recommend spending the 20 hour weekend once you have completed the 10 online modules so that you can make the most out of it. A really rewarding and enjoyable course.

Review by Oliver Mills, June 17, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I signed up to the 120 hour combined course with The TEFL Academy in January; I did so mainly to try/learn something new. However, over these months I have thoroughly enjoyed studying and the course has inspired me to actively seek work as a teacher.

The classroom based element of the course was delivered by a fantastic instructor (patient, engaging, knowledgable etc…)- my only criticism would be that the 20 hours of classroom based learning are delivered over just two days which is rather intense. Personally, I would have preferred the 20 hours to be delivered over three days as this may have helped me to assimilate the material. Nonetheless, the two days offered invaluable learning and the opportunity to practice planning/teaching language lessons.

The online element of the course I cannot criticise. I found the material to be really accessible, really engaging and I have genuinely enjoyed working on my assignments. The instructions were clear and the tasks were relevant/interesting.

I highly recommend this course.

Review by Ana Katarina Pestotnik, June 16, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

My overall experience with TEFL Academy has been nothing but good. I was able to work and study at my own pace, learned a lot of new things and refreshed my memory from my studies.

I was very pleased with the fact that I needed to engage my brain while studying for this certificate. Also I loved working on my final assignments because it forced me to put myself in the position of an actual teacher. The comments on my assignments were very helpful and insightful.

The only reason I gave three stars on Job Placement is because I can’t say if it is good or not as I haven’t had the chance to look for a job in that field yet.

I’m happy with the experience.

Review by Rosie Ellery, June 16, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learned a lot. I now feel prepared and ready to go into the classroom. The information is plenty and though it sometimes feels repetitive it is clear that this is to ensure understanding.
The end of module tests are helpful to track progress and the end of course assignments are challenging but interesting.

Review by Francesca Christodoulou, June 16, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have just completed the 120 hour online tefl course, which I found was very clear and easy to follow. I found the course challenging but very rewarding. I have learnt a lot from this course and am now very confident to provide good teaching skills for students wishing to learn English as a foreign language. This qualification has opened many opportunities for me, as I am now living in france and wish to use my first language to my advantage.

Review by Martha, June 16, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

This was the challenge I needed to fill my student summer holiday. I particularly loved the 20 hour classroom element as you met like-minded individuals, made friends, and got a real feel for the practical element of teaching. The TEFL course is fun, engaging and a great gateway to travel whilst working.

I am yet to complete my university degree, but afterwards I look forward to using my certificate to travel the world.

Thank you TEFL Academy!

Review by Tsjitske Dotinga-Tubbs, June 16, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 33333
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I am pleased to have completed the online Tefl course. I am confident the course helped me to become a fully equipped English teacher and I am looking forward to putting my new knowledge into practice. The course was easy to use, the website worked well and the assignments were exciting to work on. The feedback was a bit generic as I put a lot of effort and work into my assignments and I would have liked more specific feedback on my teaching products. But overall it was worth the while.

Review by Zsuzsanna Eva Szabo, June 16, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

My review is short but tell you everything about TEFL Academy: The course is very well organized. Your study materials are useful and enjoyable. My goal was to find a job in France when I started but the biggest gift what I got from the Academy is -now- my English is much better than it was when I started. (English is not my mother language.) The tutors helped me and encouraged to do more and more and gave me the direction how to grow… It was a beautiful journey for me.

Review by Loic Bellet, June 16, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

Started the 120Hr course and completed within 5 months. Found the approach of taking the 20hr practical towards the end of the course to be beneficial because we could apply the knowledge gained during the course. The 2 day practical was facilitated by an experienced teacher with world travel experience.

Standard of work expected in both end of course assignments is high. Did not pass on first attempt but received suitable knowledgeable and practical feedback from tutor to successfully complete the resubmission with high marks.

Overall would recommend this course for all aspiring TEFL teachers.

Review by Caroline Imrie, June 4, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

I am so pleased that I found TEFL and have completed my course. I have achieve distinction, which is great and has given me huge confidence to teach English. I found the online course well structured and easy to follow and would definitely recommend this course. Thank you to all at TEFL for their help.

Review by Janine Hansen, June 2, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have found this course to be of the highest standard and presented in a very professional manner. It was incredibly challenging but I am pleased with this as I now feel properly equipped and prepared to teach. The online tutors were exceptionally helpful and very quick to respond within in a short period of time whenever I contacted them. I particularly enjoyed the training weekend which was part of the combined course. It was immensely helpful and I highly recommend this option to anyone considering studying with TEFL. I am excited to see what opportunities will arise from doing this course.

Review by Aleksandra Magdalena Klosowski, June 2, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

After completing this course, I would happily say that I have gained my money’s worth. I completed the online course and found it very easy to understand and complete task. I was very impressed with the feedback as it allowed me to better my teaching methods without any misunderstandings. Communication is very important when doing an online course as there isn’t a teacher that you can directly communicate with unless going through the troubles of emailing. I however did not feel the need to email for further help as the course was perfectly worded and easy to follow. Definitely a yes from me.

Review by Melissa, June 2, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

This course was indeed a great opportunity for as a qualified teacher in the terms of professional development. There were many aspects to teaching English that I found interesting.

If you enjoy a challanege and would like to grow in the teaching industry then this course is for you.

Review by CHAOYING CHEN, June 2, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I am Chinese and I have just finished my 120 hours course, as the English is my second language, before I decide take the course I am so worried, afraid my English is not good enough to pass all the modules, however When I am doing the course I find it is amazing, it brought back my memory how did I learn in school. and I am so pleased with the course, It is brilliantly designed and plenty online resource guiding me through my lessons.

Review by Cristina L., May 27, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

After a careful research about the best TEFL certificate providers, I found the TEFL ACADEMY COURSE. I believe its contents and online platform are brilliantly structured. Through this 120-hour course I have learnt new interesting approaches that will allow me to be a better English teacher than before!

Review by Maggie Hart, May 27, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have just completed the 120 hour TEFL course. I am an experienced teacher so did not do the weekend course, as advised when I rang the academy. I have been most impressed by the professionalism of the company and the rigour of the assessments. To be honest, I did find the course far more challenging than I expected!
I may be one of the oldest trainees at 66 and a granny, but I was looking for intellectual challenge and the possibility of doing some private tuition. I was also very keen to do as well as I possibly could as my family followed my progress! Achieving a distinction meant a lot after a very successful and enjoyable career preparing secondary pupils for their examinations. I was so keen I took my laptop to New York to continue the modules when my grandson was asleep!
I think this is a great course for students to do. It means they can travel the world whilst earning a living. This may not be appropriate for me but I hope to use the expertise and knowledge gained to help immigrants to improve their English and, therefore, their quality of life.

Review by Laura, May 26, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

It was really a great experience!
The course was perfectly designed and structured.
I have learned a lot by doing the tests and the assignments.

I highly recommend this course to those who are interested in language teaching and those who are ESL teachers already.

Thank you very much TEFL academy!

Review by Joanne Sutton, May 26, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The course is demanding & challenging even for a postgraduate English student. However, it is so rewarding & enjoyable & gives such a sense of accomplishment that it is worth tha hard work. Great things do not come easily & I now feel I can find a job anywhere in the world.

Review by Aurore, May 26, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

It has been the best investment I have ever done. This course is amazing: fully furnished, it has helped me to learn how to teach English, with a real technique, simple and easy. I have practice a lot during the course and I still use it with my students. They love it and are getting better and better every day. It’s a pleasure to feel this sensation. I have wrote in a book the principal directive of the course and I give an eye on it when needed.
I suggest everyone who is thinking about teaching English to follow this course, even if they don’t have many practice. The secret is the motivation and to follow all step of each module. You won’t regret it, be sure, you will be more than happy at the end.
I’m French, English is not my first language, and this was a challenge for me. I’m so happy today. Thanks a lot TEFL Academy!

Review by Kelly Alexander, May 26, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

This course was so organised and very professional,
If i needed help with anything i felt like a teacher was at hand with 1 click.
At first i was very apprehensive but as the course went on i knew i could achieve my goal.

Review by jane elizabeth curzon, May 26, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I HAVE SPENT MANY YEARS WONDERING IF I HAD THE ABILITY TO TEACH ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND TOOK THE PLUNGE TO FIND OUT BY SIGNING UP TO THE TEFL 120 HOUR COURSE . I CAN SAY ,HAVING COMPLETED THE COURSE RECENTLY THAT IT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE BEST.
I FOUND THE COURSE CHALLENGING AND SATISFYING LEAVING ME WITH A REAL SENSE OF HAVING ACHIEVED SOMETHING WORTHWHILE AND A RENEWED BELIEF IN MY ABILITIES TO TAKE ON NEW CHALLENGES .
THE COURSE CONTENT COVERED EVERYTHING I IMAGINED IT SHOULD AND MORE AND ALL OF THE MODULES WERE PRESENTED IN SUCH A WAY AS TO LEAVE ME EAGER TO DO FOLLOW UP ACTIVITES OF MY OWN . THE IDEAS WERE PRESENTED IN CLEAR EASY TO UNDERSTAND LANGUAGE WITHOUT ANY “DUMBING DOWN”.

THE ASSIGNMENTS WERE VERY TESTING AND IM PLEASED THAT THEY WERE BECAUSE I FELT WHILST DOING THEM THAT I WAS BEING CALLED UPON TO PUT EVERYTHING ID LEARNED OVER ALL 10 MODULES INTO PRACTISE .
I WOULD HAPPILY RECOMMEND THIS COURSE FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES LANGUAGE ,LOVES LEARNING AND FACING CHALLENGES .

Review by Daniella, May 25, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I am 100% satisfied with the TEFL course and would highly recommend to anyone who wanted to get into teaching English to foreign students. The course content is thorough, explained well and modules set out well. The practical component was excellent. We had the most fantastic facilitator (Luan) in Cape Town. She was very inspiring and motivating. Course feedback is quick and comprehensive. This course has made me feel competent and confident as a teacher, and I look forward to this new career venture!

Review by Kseniia K., May 21, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

I’ve been looking for a good TEFL course for a long time and finally I found it.This course is very well structured. I really enjoyed studying each module.After each module there are links to very useful resources so that I can use it in my work.
I also want to mention the way that they use to check the understanding of each module.You must pass the test and you are really limited in time. So no cheating (which was a tremendous motivation for me :D)
The end of course assignments were difficult but still very important and
the feedback was constructive and useful.
I am so happy that I chose the TEFL academy and I highly recommend this course to everyone!

Review by Mel I, May 20, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

I did this course alongside my 2nd year university studies and I have been so impressed. The 20 hour weekend course was hugely beneficial and I gained a lot of knowledge which came in useful throughout the course, but particularly the end of test assignments. I would definitely recommend doing the 120 hours, which for me wasn’t at all too much to do alongside my studies. The feedback was great and I think its a brilliant qualification and I’m looking forward to using it to find a job in my gap year after university. I would recommend doing this course to anybody.

Review by Derek Robinson, May 20, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

The course was very thorough and covered most aspects of grammar. While it would have been better to have covered more grammar and how to teach it, there is only so much you can do in 120 hours and I felt the course made a good job of the time available. I felt the feedback for assignments was good but could have been a bit more detailed perhaps. However, once again, I appreciate there is only so much time available. The website is well-structured and the assignments clearly explained. All in all, a very professional setup.

Review by Marie Gabriel, May 20, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Taking the TEFL course was the best investment I ever made. It is a fantastic course and really inexpensive as it can bring so much more in return.
I took longer than the 6mths to finish the course as I had a family bereavement, I lost about 3mths but the academy kindly allowed me to pay a small fee to extend the course so I could finish in time.
I found the teachers comments (Daniel Horlock) really invaluable and I could not have completed my assignments without his help. All the staff were friendly and answered all my queries same day or withing 2 days, they really do want you to succeed.
Being 58 I hadn’t done grammar for many years and I struggled with the course, I had to do every single module twice along with the assignments because I tried to rush them. I found module 3 the grammar module the most difficult, longest and the most challenging. The great thing about the modules is that if you fail and have to redo them you can look at your answers to see which ones you got wrong, contrary to other comments where they say its not possible because it is. I was able to click on my answers, make a note of which I got right and then just concentrate on the ones which were wrong. It saved me a lot of time doing the second submission as I already had the correct answers and just put in the ones that I had gotten wrong.
For the assignments I found one easier than no.2 but I would recommend you put in a lot of grammar multiple choice questions and missing gap exercises along with true or false questions as they seemed to like these. Make sure you write exactly what they ask for in the assignment as I went off on a tangent with my second but the examiner helped me get on track with great advice. I would say if you weren’t British you would need a good knowledge of grammar to be able to pass this but there is an amazing amount of great information out there on google so if I got stuck I just put in the search box what I needed to find, I could not have completed this course without the examiner or google.
I am teaching in Italy and the TEFL course was an amazing tool for me and invaluable all for £120, incredible and I can now teach TEFL anywhere in the world, that is a great achievement at 58!

Review by Marie Dalton, May 19, 2017

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I’ve just completed the Tefl on line course much to my delight ! Im glad I did it as it was something I always wanted to do but just didn’t get around to doing it ! I would strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to do a Tefl online as it is very interesting and the material provided is very professional and it is easy to follow ! The staff have been very helpful along the way and have been quick to respond to my queries !

Review by Ruaridh MacPherson, May 19, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 22222
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

The course was an extremely enjoyable challenge! A lot of information and good direction throughout the modules with lots of external references and research ideas. Though large it was all manageable and the ability to do it online as and when you wanted was a great help. The classroom weekend was a bit daunting, i would recommend doing this once you have done most of the course as i was out of my depth in the class There wasn’t any real teaching experience as you with with your piers but this was made clear beforehand so i wouldn’t see it as a negative pont.

Review by Asheeq Martin, May 19, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I stumbled upon this course while researching a completely different course from a completely different website and I haven’t looked back since. The course materials and resources are more than sufficient and simple to follow, I do not have a teaching degree but while doing this course i was able tp help a friend who is currently studying towards a teaching degree with her assignments and studying towards tests with the knowledge I’ve gained from this course. Thank you The TEFL Academy, your course opens up more than just TEFL doors and that I appreciate. Best of luck to all doing this course. I will definitely be recommending it to anyone who would like a career in TEFL.😊

Review by Juan-Pierre Mortlock, May 19, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

I’ve heard of TEFL in 2012, never did it due to the thought of it been some online scam. Not so long ago I was told about it again and then met people that did the TEFL course and have gone all over the world and online. Not one of them will change it for the world.

I, myself doing Higher Grade English back at school, have learnt so much more in the course than what I did at school. The explications, the content, tests, self help pdf and the overall TEFL course is well planned. The way it’s broken up so the students won’t be overwhelmed with so much reading content was most probably the biggest plus for me.

I would recommend that everyone takes the chance to do the course, my examiner gave back such awesome feed back, pointing out where I went astray and how to fix the problem. Giving me even more confidents to move onto the next assignment.

Thank you TEFL for this opportunity and such a great course. I look forward to doing the CELTA course.

Review by amber remony price, May 16, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

This tefl course was recommended to me by a friend, I was assured by her that I wouldn’t need any other qualifications as this had been a barrier I had come up against alot. This course has given me the confidence in the academic world in which I had lost. This has now opened up so many new doors for me and shown that you don’t need tip top gcse’s or college grades to succeed in something you find very interesting and want to do.

I cant thank everyone at the tefl academy enough for this amazing life experience they have given to me! Epically Debbi the course instructor on my 20 hour classroom weekend course in Exeter.

Again I can not express my gratitude to the tefl academy foe this life changing experience!

Thankyou amber remony price

Review by Naa'ila Dinath, May 15, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I’ve heard of the TEFL course a few years back and had wanted to do it since. I finally got down to booking my place in December last year for the 120 hour course.

I would recommend the 120 hour course for anyone who does not have a teaching background. The online modules and activities provided a good base of what is required from a TEFL teacher from learning how to write out a lesson plan to the types of lessons I would have to teach.

But I really enjoyed the weekend class, as I feel that it brought the theory to life. The best part of the weekend course was actually having to put together a lesson plan and teach it to the class. It is an experience I will never forget.

I also, really appreciated that the lecturer did not sugarcoat the experiences that he had on his teaching travels and gave us a real idea of what to expect.

Overall, I am very glad that I had completed the TEFL course and I can’t wait to get my CV out there.

Review by Nat P, May 14, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I am extremelly happy to have chosen the TEFL Academy as my tefl course provider. The 120 hours course is essential for any inexeperienced teacher as it provides you with an excellent base of knowledge and understanding of the profession. The online lessons are interesting and useful, and the 20 hours classroom course and teaching practice was a necessary element that allowed me to build my confidence. I fully recomend this course to anyone who is looking to become a great tefl teacher!

Review by Felicetta Ripa, May 13, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have just passed the final assignment of the 120 hour course of the TEFL Academy. I am more than happy to have signed in. I was looking for something which could be useful for my career as a teacher plus I wanted to update my knowledge which I had acquired during my studies at the University.
I have come across the Academy and I have found all the materials, lessons and modules well organized, well explained, very clear but nonetheless thorough and accurate.
The fact that any module focused a specific aspect and topic has allowed me to revise the material quite easily and this was really handy when preparing the assignments.
The quality of the course is excellent and the time for correcting the assignments and the feedback received are prove of high professionality and competence. Moreover, the comments on the final papers show that they have been carefully read and evaluated accordingly, thus showing how the TEFL team cares and supports its students.
My compliments and gratitude to the whole organization, hoping to have the opportunity to study again with them for future refreshing courses. I am sorry I did not sign for the plenary course in the Italian location.

Review by Geraldine, May 12, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

I can’t speak highly enough of the TEFL academy. It was such a positive experience and the course content was extremely concise and informative. I have been fully equipped with all of the necessary skills to begin my career as a new english teacher. I would highly recommend the course to anyone considering doing TEFL.

Review by Anna B, May 12, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The TEFL Academy has provided me an opportunity to gain a vast amount of information and training for my future ambitions of teaching overseas. The online instruction was convenient, well organized and extremely detailed. I feel confident that I can embark on a future career as an English teacher overseas. Thank you so much!

Review by Scott Norton, May 12, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

This was an outstanding experience. The TEFL Academy has fully prepared me for my new career as a teacher. Their online course work was clear and concise. And the 20-hour classroom instruction was invaluable. I recommend the TEFL Academy to anyone interested in obtaining a TEFL certificate.

Review by Linda Repetto, May 12, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 33333
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I am extremely satisfied with my choice of taking part in the 120 TEFL certificate program offered by The Tefl Academy. The modules were easy to understand, but it would have been extremely helpful to have a pdf copy of all the modules. This is because I had to study where I had no access to the internet, and it got quite difficult at some point. However, I received an incredible amount of support from the Tefl Academy team, and was able to complete the course on time, and with good results! I cannot wait to apply what i have learned so far, in my future career.

Review by Caoimhe, May 10, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I must say I was delighted with the quality of the TEFL academy’s online course, the modules were well varied and interesting, with plenty of further reading and links provided to ensure new teachers could do more research into areas such as lesson planning and conducting a class smoothly. I was impressed that it also went into detail of the history of TEFL and teaching foreign languages practices as it gave backstory to the content of the modules. Overall it had a clear layout and helpful instructions for preparing and uploading assignments, the hardest aspect I found was to learn the phonetic transcriptions of the English characters for those studying English who do not use the Roman script, but I suppose these skills come with practice.

Review by Ricardo Santos, May 10, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I am very happy to have chosen and taken part in the 120 combined TEFL certificate program from The Tefl Academy. I really enjoyed the material in the modules and I especially liked the learning platform. Everything is very well organised and very comprehensive. I feel very prepared and confident when I put together my lesson plans thanks to the knowledge obtained by taking this program. I have now started teaching a Business English course.

Review by Juanita Fourie, May 8, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I’ve just completed the 120-hour online TEFL course and can honestly say that I have enjoyed it VERY much!

The course content was excellent and followed in a logical order, covering everything and anything you’d ever need to become an EFL teacher. The tests at the end of each module were designed to properly assess your knowledge, the end-of-course exam was a lovely challenge, and the two assignments I had to submit at the end of the course were the perfect platforms for me to display my knowledge of what I’ve learned during my 5 months with the academy.

I was lucky to have received feedback from Jenny Hardacre when I needed guidance on a thing or two during the course, and her feedback and assistance were excellent and cleared any doubts/uncertainties I had about a topic. This is exactly the thing about The TEFL Academy: you feel like they really care about you and your TEFL journey with them.

I would highly recommend their course to anyone who is interested in gaining thorough TEFL knowledge and know-how. I feel fully equipped and ready to take on my new career as a teacher of English as a foreign language. South Korea, here I come!

Review by Ross Davis, May 7, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I’ve recently finished the 120 hour online course by The TEFL Academy and I can certainly recommend it to anyone who is considering signing up. The information given is extremely thorough and the tutors are very knowledgeable and supply valuable feedback for assignments.
There are plenty of references given for all topics which helps when students require further clarification.
Practice teaching obviously wasn’t available for the online only course but every other aspect of the course was first class. Thanks to all the staff at the academy!

Review by Vanessa Alaraju, May 6, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would recommend it to anyone who was interesting in teaching English. Thank you for the clear content and well prepared exercises, they really help in understanding the material in the course. The assignments also help you to gain experience in what you can look forward to in preparing lessons and helping your students learn English.

Review by Tracey Smith, May 6, 2017

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

A very good course with integrity and good content. Each module of the course ends with a test which reinforces ones understanding of the previous module. The feed back on the end of course assessments was valuable and the assessors gave good pointers where any weak points were discovered. The website itself is well laid out and all information easily accessible throughout the course. The activity workbooks were of great value in that it was a good way of reinforcing understanding by doing the exercises and for keeping personal notes. All in all a very good course with a very reasonable price tag.

Review by Dalia Tamulaityte, May 5, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have taken time to get to know the course and the practical sides of the job-as a result, because of the TEFL qualification, I can be confident about the quality of my own teaching and resourcing. A very beneficial course for even the more mature or experienced candidates.
The materials offered to use are second to none, and the contents of the course is very precise, accurate and interesting.
I have been looking forwards to be offered a work placement, and I am assured, that it will happen.Finally, I can say to myself-I CAN teach:)

Review by lydia ibañez, May 5, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

I wanted to do a TEFL course because I want to start teaching English. Before doing this course I also did an ELE course to teach Spanish as a second language. After comparing the content and the way of teaching of both I have to say that the TEFL course was by far more easy to follow, more concrete and accurate and that I have learned a lot in order to know not only how to teach English skilfully but also how to organize classes and follow-up activities.

It took me a bit less than two months to complete it and I am happy to say that I feel prepared to start a new career.

The lessons are clear and very detailed, the activities cover every aspect and the techniques and examples are designed to help you understand and put into practice what you learn. Even if English is not your first language (as in my case) the course is easy to follow.

I highly recommend it. As I finished it very recently, I cannot give feedback on how easy is to find a job showing the certificate, because I am still waiting for it to come home.

Review by Melissa, May 5, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I completely loved the course and enjoyed the work as well as the assignments. Everything about this course is easy to understand and to do online. This course was definitely worth it.

Review by Alev, May 4, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I have just completed my 120 hour tefl course and am very and satisfied with the course. I felt the information provided and the structure of the course made it easy for me to follow and understand and has given me enough confidence and knowledge to feel I am able to teach adequately. The feedback from the tutors was also very helpful and informative. I highly recommend this course.

Review by Michael McMahon, May 3, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 33333
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I started my TEFL 120 hour course in November of 2016 however due to work commitments I wasn’t able to actually start it until late February/March of the following year. The 2 day weekend class we had to attend was very informative and I thought this prepared me a whole lot better to complete the online course. It gave me the confidence to believe that despite no previous teaching experience, I could actually go into a classroom and begin teaching students.
I tried to dedicate a lot of time to the online course taking notes in my notebook of important points that were highlighted and making a record of these. Looking back on it now the course is very easy to complete within the 6 month period and realistically can be done within 4-6 weeks if you have the free time. The assignments took me a little longer as I was focussing on attaining a strong grade!
All the information contained in each module is way more than sufficient to be able to complete the course successfully. In fact, I learned a lot about English through this course( I am a native speaker) but it highlighted key terms e.g. Verb phrases,modal verbs, that we use in our everyday speech but may not realise why we use them!
The tests at the end of the modules were very good! My only criticism of some of the questions in particular tests is that they weren’t worded fantastic which made answers to particular questions unclear. It would be also helpful if solutions to the wrong answers were given. I could not find the solutions to some of the questions & could not see the reasoning why some of my answers were wrong. However, overall the tests were a perfect assessment of the modules & were tricky enough so you had to dedicate time to revise the topics!
The range of the modules taught was well more than sufficient and, in my opinion, were perfect to preparing someone to be a teacher. The modules dealt with Grammar, how to teach vocabulary, reading, writing etc. They had a lot of information which was useful and sufficient to pass the tests with high marks. They were not overly long and the activities helped to reinforce teaching points highlighted previously!
I would suggest that their is more time or emphasis put into planning lessons because I felt that there wasn’t a whole lot of information to help you when it came to planning linked lessons. I think maybe a few more examples for planning lessons would be helpful and prepare new teachers better.
Overall, I really enjoyed the course and I honestly felt I accomplished something by completing it. I feel really confident to go out and teach students of whatever level and be able to do so successfully! I would recommend this course to anyone and everyone as it can open up a world of opportunities.

Review by Aimee Shaw, May 3, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I came across The TEFL Academy’s course last year in December when my partner and I decided we wanted to go traveling, and I will be teaching while he does what he does.

The course was greatly priced, and overall I think it is your money’s worth. It contains everything you might need and gives a wide scope of what you will encounter during your classes, what types of students you might come across, and also gives great advice for further reading.

I started teaching while I was studying for my TEFL, and I must say this was the best way for me to have grasped the worked entirely. Everyone has their own way of doing a course and to complete it, but for me, it was interactive because I was able to apply what I have learnt from the course material in practical classes. If there was anything I did not know or was too shy to ask other teachers about, I would conveniently turn to my TEFL Academy ‘handbook’.

The assignments at the end of the course are fantastic because you are able to take what you have learnt and to put it to use, and to see where and what you are capable of delivering in a real-life class setting. This taught me the values of proper lesson planning and how to prepare for a class based on students’ needs.

Furthermore, I was extremely happy with the feedback I received from my marker. It was straight to the point and it clarified exactly what I needed to do in order to achieve my teaching goals.

Overall, I am impressed with the material and the course and I would definitely suggest it for anyone who is considering a career in this industry. You will not be disappointed!

Review by Stefana Iaschevici, May 3, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have just completed my TEFL Combined 120h Course and I must say I was very satisfied with it. Although I was a little skeptical at first, I have had a good educational experience where I have truly learnt some things to help me be a good English teacher. It was a little harder than expected at times, so I was pleased by that, because it meant I had to make an actual effort to learn and move forward. The assignments were interesting and very practical towards preparing lessons. The intense 20h workshop over the course of a weekend was a great experience, with a lot of practice of the theory learnt so far online. Overall I would (and I already did) recommend it to others.

Review by Chandhanu Rajendran, May 3, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

First of all, I am happy that I signed up my TEFL course with The TEFL Academy. Because I am fully satisfied with their course content construction and planning of modules teaching and the exams. As you see, there are a lot of great reviews for this organization and they are holding and maintaining the reputation.

And another important aspect is that it is really helpful for non-native speakers like me. Because I had a doubt about pursuing the course. But in the end, I have completed the course with Distinction grade. So I would suggest all the non-native speakers pursue their TEFL with this organization.

Review by Nadine, May 2, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

The TEFL Academy’s best quality is their outstanding service. Their website includes everything you need to know, but they are always ready to provide you with any information or guidance you will need about or during the course, and the staff is really friendly. That is something rare to find these days, especially with online education institutions. The school is very serious about the teacher’s integrity and do not tolerate plagiarism. I appreciate this, and I am very impressed with the standard the school has set.

Regarding the course, it covers everything! I’ve learned so much about lesson planning, the different types/approaches of teaching, situations you’ll find yourself in, etc. They teach you the four skills and language components, and they really help you if you need to brush up on your grammar.

I love their webpage, but I have only one problem with the job board. There are many job openings for those who have a degree, but not many for those who don’t possess a degree. It is very possible for those with no degree to find a job as a TEFL teacher (in some countries), and the academy has provided a chart explaining countries who will most likely accept you without a degree, which I of course appreciate, but I wish more jobs will be posted for those without a degree. I also would love it if there were a section explaining why certain countries prefer a degree, and how the visas are related to it.

Nevertheless, my overall experience with the TEFL Academy was very rewarding and pleasant, with excellent course material and friendly service. I highly recommend them.

Review by Michelle Lewis, April 30, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

I have just finished the 120 hour online course. I started it in March and to be fair because I was able to devote quite a lot of daily hours to it, it hasn’t taken me very long to complete. It was way harder than expected, which is probably a good thing. I left school nearly 30 years ago and although my first career included small children it never covered teaching. I found the grammar lessons and tests very difficult and that showed in my results, I passed but not as well as I passed the other elements. I had to research a lot of the grammar points online as I don’t feel the course went in to enough detail for someone who hasn’t studied grammar for so long. It does state clearly during the course that most English lessons wouldn’t go into so much detail but I felt I needed to understand something that I was potentially going to be asked questions on to be fair to any students. Even as I begin my first job I feel that I will always have to be thoroughly prepared for any lessons containing potential grammar points. The rest of the modules were interesting, they seemed to cover everything else, with only a little research required for some. It was good that you knew your test results once you had finished and could not progress until you had a high enough percentage. When it came to the final assignments I found both fairly time consuming and taxing. I did have to email requesting they be marked on both assignments as this does seem to take a while, but the feed back was excellent and worth having. I would and have recommended this course to others.

Review by Davorka, April 28, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I would like to recommend this course to people who are still not sure which course is the right one for them. Everything related to this TEFL course is very well explained, simple to understand and follow.
Each module is very useful for your upcoming job in teaching. End of module tests check your knowledge and understanding of that content. Assignments 1 and 2 are the real piece of practice teachers will need in their job for sure.

Review by Ciara Morres, April 28, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

After completing my online TEFL course I felt confident that I could offer qualitative help when volunteering as an English teacher in Vietnam. The course guides the pupil through all main aspects of the English language and how best to teach them. I would recommend the online TEFL course to anyone embarking on a profession or activity that reqiures an acute understanding of the English language and how to make learning it an engaging and fun experience!

Review by Samuel Rosenberg, April 28, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

Pros
Website is well set up, easy to follow.
Modules flow, they are interesting and engaging and automated marking system makes it easy to get through them quickly.
Assignments are well designed and all information for how to complete them can be found in the modules, so you don’t feel overwhelmed or like you’re drowning.

Cons
Marking for the assignments can be slow, but the quality of feedback was high so it does balance out.
Some modules can be overwhelming and throw out way too much information at once, the Grammar module especially. Maybe it can be broken up into two.
These are minor quibbles, and overall the course was excellent and great value for money.

Review by Alena Suskova, April 23, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have to say I really enjoyed both courses that I did through The TEFL Academy – Intensive TEFL Course and The TEFL Academy TEFL Course (120 Hours). I definitely recommend The TEFL Academy courses to those who may have been considering taking them but haven’t had a chance to do so yet.
Apart from guidance received from the tutors which made the whole process of completing the course a lot easier there’s so much fun! I still remember the people that I met at the Intensive TEFL Course. So many different nationalities, cultures etc.
I really appreciate additional instructions and comments received from the tutors throughout the course. I will be definitely recommending the TEFL Academy to my friends!

Review by Danielle Sowden, April 22, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

Having just completed this course, i can say that it was well worth it. I applied for an extension for my course as i was already out in India teaching in a voluntary placement. I feel i wouldn’t have had the confidence to do that if the course had not been so thorough and i learnt so much from it. I use what i learnt every day and i use it to plan lessons for children and consider how best to teach them.

Initially the course was harder than i was anticipating but in a positive way, as i felt there was a real focus on teaching people to become the best TEFL teachers they could, rather than simply getting people through the course.

The practical weekend was fantastic and it was very helpful meeting other people in a similar situation to myself and i feel it really enhanced my learning. I’m still in touch with some people from my weekend and so it was a wonderful opportunity to build a support network because teaching in another country is not easy and it helps to have those connections. The practical weekend was especially beneficial as it focused a lot on the grammar aspect, which for me was a big hurdle but made a lot more sense after this weekend.

I found the online material easy to read and kept in bite size chunks so that you didn’t feel overwhelmed. The information was all relevant and taught at a level that was easy to understand so you didn’t feel weighed down by it all. The only module that seemed particularly hard going was module 3 which was very long but then it had to be as that was the grammar module.

Overall a great course and i’m glad i picked this one as i feel comfortable and confident using what have been taught.

Review by Robert Bailey, April 21, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have just completed my TEFL 120 hr course. l found it harder than l thought which was frustrating at the time but made me dig deep and learn more, and now l feel like l am ready to teach. Overall it was a great journey and the team at TEFL support you every step of the way.

Review by Moira Elliott, April 21, 2017

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I have just completed the TEFL course and cannot recommend it highly enough! The tutors were incredibly ‘patient’ and professional in responding to my many queries and I cannot thank them enough. I am not a 25 year old wanting to travel and work overseas – been there, done that – but dearly want to teach English online here in Australia.

The course itself was more comprehensive than I imagined but I learned so much and cannot wait to begin teaching. Everything ran smoothly, efficiently and professionally. THANK YOU so much TEFL! 🙂 🙂

Review by Maya Greyling, April 21, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

I am really impressed with the 120 hour online course which I did through The TEFL Academy. Initially, I was a little bit skeptical as to how well an entirely-theoretical course could prepare me for a practical job such as teaching, but my worries were soon put to rest. The course content often draws your attention towards thinking of a real-life scenario and you find yourself, as a student, envisioning exactly what it would be like in the classroom environment.
The content is intense but laid out in a way that is easy to work through and very comprehensible. The tests were a good way to solidify the knowledge acquired in each module.
I also found it really refreshing to be able to work through the course at my own pace and with my own personal time constraints.
The feedback I received for assignments was very helpful and I was impressed by its depth. I really appreciated the advice and corrections.
Contacting the TEFL Academy for whatever reason was really pleasant as the people are very supportive and understanding.
I really enjoyed my interaction with this institution and would highly recommend it to others. I am so excited for what is in store now that I have my certificate!

Review by Deshnee Van Rooijen, April 21, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I recently completed my course and I found that overall it was a well laid out and easy to follow course. I found the modules were easy to folow and highly relevant and educational. I liked that I could work at my own pace which allowed me to complete my course in 6 weeks! Both the final test and assignments were great, as they covered the modules and also allowed me to “practice” what I’d learnt. The feedback from the teachers were great and helpful.

Review by Eric Becker, April 20, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 22222
Facilities/Resources 44444

The reason I gave a 2-Star rating in the Job Placement category is that while The TEFL Academy does provide a listing of many job opportunities available in the UK as well as all over the world, I enrolled in the course with the intention of teaching in Germany. This is in no way the fault of The TEFL Academy, but many language schools in Germany prefer teachers with a CELTA cert. over those with a TEFL cert. Nevertheless, with determination and effort one can find work as a TEFL instructor in Germany with a certification from The TEFL Academy. I would recommend looking into what the preferred type of certification/education level is for the specific country you would like to teach in before enrolling.

Overall, I am extremely satisfied with my decision to receive a TEFL Certification through The TEFL Academy, due to both the convenience that the online aspect of the course provides along with the unbelievable value at which students receive their certification (I paid €200 whereas people I know who took face-to-face courses at other TEFL schools paid €1000+). All of the information covered in the course as well as the detailed and professional feedback from the tutors truly gave me the knowledge and tools that I needed to work as a TEFL Instructor. The instructor for the face-to-face weekend course was extremely knowledgeable and well-experienced, having worked in Germany as an English Teacher for over 12 years. She also provided very specific insights into how to go about finding work as an English teacher in Germany, without which I would not have found my current job. She also provided extremely helpful feedback during our time spent practicing teaching, although students only receive this practice during the weekend course, so if you have zero teaching experience and want a course that focuses on practicing teaching, you may want to look into other options. In conclusion, if you are confident when speaking in front of groups and determined to put in the effort to become an English teacher. I highly recommend this course!

Review by Megan Edwards, April 17, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have just completed the 120 hour TEFL academy course and would highly recommend this course to anyone interested. The course consists of 20 hours face to face with an instructor and the remaining 100 hours online. The 20 hours in classroom were amazing, I met some fantastic people, learnt so much and really felt confident in moving forward to the online section of the course. The online section of the course is broken down into 10 easy to follow modules including lesson plans, essays and a grammar test. After every module I completed the feedback was informative and constructive. I am so happy that I chose the TEFL academy and their ongoing support has been outstanding.

Review by Katie Hulland, April 14, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

I have thoroughly enjoyed my TEFL course I chose 120 hours including class room training. My instructor Mark was amazing , enthusiastic, patient and an excellent teacher!
The assignments at the end I found challenging but had great scores for both so I obviously know a lot more than I think. I would fell nervous going into a class room as I think the end of topic tests are a little too easy and because there is multi option answers it makes it fairly easy.
Overall good course and I am currently looking for positions to teach although I am finding they all require 1 years teaching experience which I don’t have! So will have to voulenteer to gain experience.

Review by Jade Arrowsmith, April 14, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I’m really pleased I chose the 120 hour course, with 20 hours done with an instructor face to face – it really gave me the confidenc to go forward with the rest of the course and it gave me the opportunity to meet other people doing the same course. The instructor was very friendly and clear in her instructions and her encouragement. The modules online were very in-depth and they covered so much material, that I feel really prepared for teaching. The lesson planning assessments have also given me lots of confidence, and they allowed me to be creative and imaginative. The feedback on the assessments was prompt and detailed. A great course!

Review by Les Johns, April 14, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I undertook this course when deciding to travel to Europe and beyond for 2 years. I was already a teacher and thought that the course might help me in the teaching of English as a foreign language. I am very pleased with the content and support received and have already put it to good use on a voluntary basis. I would recommend the course without hesitation.

Review by Lisa Downing, April 14, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have recently completed the 120 hour course and was really impressed with it. At times it challenged me but through this I learnt a lot more, especially on the grammar module. It has really given me a passion for the language and I look at the English language in a completely new way. All the modules were easy to follow and as I said before very informative. The 20 hour session with the instructor was really enjoyable and it was a great opportunity to meet others on the same journey. Its the first online course I have taken and I would happily recommend it to anyone. ( I have already) The last 2 assignments were challenging but put everything you have learnt on the way into practice, the feedback was constructive and useful. The staff at The TEFL Academy are lovely and respond to any questions or queries almost immediately. It was hard work at times but well worth it and I really enjoyed the course. Thank you.

Review by Steven, April 13, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I really enjoyed the course, especially the classroom. It gave a very good insight how teaching in the real world will look. The tutor was funny and professional. The online course was very informative as well, I can only recommend it.

Review by ADELE MARX, April 10, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I compared TEFL/EFL courses online and noted about nothing negative about the TEFL Acadamy’s reviews. I was pleasantly surprised with the online material, it covers every aspect of teaching a language. The instructions were clear and easy to use. The 20 hour course was interesting and fun. Yohan was very informative. I would suggest that a student must first complete the online version and then do the 20 hours In the 20 hours you must let the students spend more time practicing teaching and doing lesson plans. Too much time was spent on grammar, classroom management etc wich are all covered in detail in the online version.. The venue was in a very bad spot in Pretoria near the station. We did not feel very safe there. Overall I did enjoy it and found it very informative. I would recommend this course to anyone.

Review by Vicki Davitt, April 10, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I absolutely loved the TEFL Academy course. All the course content is very well explained and covers everything you need to know about teaching English as a foreign language. The instructors marked my assignments quickly and efficiently, giving me lots of helpful feedback and advice. After completing the course I feel extremely confident that I can now design a lesson plan that covers any topic and teach it to any group of English learners. I really can’t find any fault with the course, it’s well worth completing the course.

Review by Angela Wratt, April 9, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 33333
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

I began searching for possible TEFL courses to take when I found myself falling in love with travel and being overseas. I did lots of googling, and the TEFL Academy website stood out above the others for being much clearer about what they provided and what you would get from it. The courses also happened to be 50% off at the time I was looking, but even the full price was very reasonable. The main thing that attracted me was the fact that the 120-hour course is done fully online with no time in a classroom. Obviously this also has disadvantages as you don’t get to apply what you’ve learned practically, so it’s good that they also offer a course with some classroom time included, but working full-time meant that I would not have been able to fit in classroom sessions, and would therefore never have bothered doing the course.

I really enjoyed the layout and content of the modules, especially the grammar ones. I find grammar so much fun, and could have continued studying that for twice as long! The course is very structured, which appeals to my learning style, and it’s always easy to see where you’re at in relation to the whole course, and how much you still have to do. I liked having the option of contacting a tutor with queries, which I did a couple of times, and mostly got very quick and helpful replies. There were a couple of things in the module tests that annoyed me because I thought my answers were correct, but the computer obviously needed something more specific. With one of them I did actually write to a tutor and ask for my grade to be adjusted, because I knew there was no way my answer was wrong, and they were happy to do that once I explained.
It took me about 3 months to complete the course, which was longer than I was hoping, but as I said earlier, I work full-time and have a very busy lifestyle, so there were some weeks when I didn’t manage to do any work on it at all. It is good to have a six-month time limit, as that gives you incentive to get it done.
Overall I am really pleased with my experience with the TEFL Academy. I have not yet received my certificate, but assume I will with no problems. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course to anyone considering getting a TEFL qualification.

Review by Stephen Cilia Carbot, April 9, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I started off with apprehension, thinking that because it is an on-line course, I would have difficulty getting to do the tests without guidance from a live person. However, I found the pace very well suited to me, being in full time employment and could only devote a couple of hours in the evening.
The tests were completed very successfully and I had the confidence to tackle the assignments. These assignments were there to put all the pieces together. I had to visualize myself in a classroom and how would I present a lesson. I found success and I am very glad I chose this program. I now look forward to my first placement and put to practice what I learned.

Review by Neslihan Schulte, April 9, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The TEFL Academy exceeded all of my expectations for an online TEFL course. The coursework was challenging and very in-depth. It provided me with a great foundation that allowed me the expertise to complete the exams and the end-of-the-course assessments. On the couple of occasions that I had to contact a tutor for information, they responded appropriately and gave me the guidance that I needed. If anyone is looking for a reputable company that delivers on all of its promises, the TEFL Academy is the place to go.

Review by Steve Munnion, April 8, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

I had a great time with this course, although it proved much harder than I expected. I would say it took me closer to 500 hours than 200, though I was aiming for a distinction, which I achieved. The quality of the content was great, the way it was structure and the way the website worked were also great.
The only thing that could be improved about the actual course would be the addition of a linking index; during revision it was time-consuming to try and read through whole modules finding a page that mentioned a specific aspect.
As for the 2 days teaching practice, this was intense and gratifying. I don’t think it could have been better, save for the lack of tea/coffee/get to know you session, which made it a bit frostier than I expected, hence the 4 stars for this aspect of the course.

Review by Victoria Elizabeth Kimberley, April 7, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

Thank you all very much for all your help during the course.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and all is very clearly explained in each lesson.
I highly recommend the TEFL Academy online.

Review by Melissa Hall, April 7, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I was hesitant at first to complete the TEFL course online as I was concerned about the amount of support I will have. However I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of information provided in the course introduction. Before starting your course you there are introductory videos and information to explain how the course runs. I needed to get in contact with The TEFL academy a few times and they were answered me within 24 hours and were a huge help. I completely recommend this course for those who need a flexible course or for those who have other commitments, the course content is excellent. Before starting the course I was not confident in teaching grammar, however now I have finished I am more than confident in teaching all areas of English.

Review by Mpho Maselo, April 7, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have just completed the 120 hrs online course with the TEFL Academy and I would say it was an overwhelming, positive and educative experience. The course is well structured, easy to follow, interesting and quite understandable. Even for a person who is technologically challenged, the course is easy to follow.
The assignments at the end of the course were challenging but interesting at the same time. They test everything that has has been dealt with throughout the whole course and really assess if you did really understand.

I have been teaching for a number of years, but this course has taught me easy understandable methods and strategies one would use to make teaching and learning easier and interesting.It has has revived me and developed me.
I feel so confident to call myself a EFL teacher and I can teach anywhere in the world. I would recommend it to any teacher who is teaching English.

The TEFL videos are exceptionally informative and educative. They helped me a lot guided me when I was dealing with the assignments.

I would like to thank the TEFL Academy staff from all the departments and share my gratitude for their diligent work.
Tutors are professional and hands on.They respond to the opened tickets
and give positive feedback.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!

Review by Ghina Oudeh, April 7, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I really enjoyed the TEFL course (combined online and 120 hour classroom time) and realised how little of the English grammar I actually know or perhaps forgotten throughout the years. It was very useful and informative and I learned a lot. The modules weren’t too long or tedious and you are given more than enough time to complete this course. Three months was more than enough time for me, although you are given 6 months to complete it. The 120hr class time is very enjoyable and opened my eyes as to how hard foreigners must find learning the English language. We were given many good tips to consider when teaching and the instructor was professional and knowledgeable and made the lesson fun. If you are doubtful like I was then do not think twice and go ahead with this course. It’s a useful course even if you don’t end up teaching. The certificate is good to have for the future especially if you would like to work abroad for a change.

Review by Miranda Cunis, March 31, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

My initial reason for taking a TEFL course was to use the qualification to teach abroad. This I achieved and taught conversational English in Japan, however, the course gave me so much more than this. I learnt a great many things about language learning generally and English learning specifically and genuinely enjoyed the course for my own development, and not just for the purpose of finding a job. The offline face-to-face aspect of the course was really enjoyable and made me feel more confident to start the online training. There were plenty of exercises throughout the course which made me consider how language learners feel and think and how teaching would need to accommodate this. The final assessments were suitably challenging and very enjoyable and I felt a huge sense of achievement on completing the course. If in any doubt as to whether or not to do a TEFL qualification I would say definitely do it, you never know when it might come in use!

Review by Fiona Mulligan, March 26, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The TEFL course was the first course that I have completed online and didn’t really know what to expect. My reasons for taking the 120 hour course was to finally return back to Spain to follow my love of teaching English but with some accreditation. I spent 3 years teaching in an academy in the south of Spain but I knew that the teaching methods that were used didn’t seem to work nor did the students progress, for this reason I was so delighted with the course, because it answered every question I had as to why the students didn’t progress and why they were not focused, not only did it bring to light all my doubts but answered them in such a detailed way that now I feel extremely confident that i can return and really teach Spanish students in a productive and dynamic way.
The presentation of the course is superb, the moduals are so well presented, interesting, easy to follow and concentrated as well as being accurate. The assignments really tested what I had learnt throughout the course and more, i’m not sure if others who have done the course may think the same as me but, the assignments not only covered what you had learnt on the the course but also made you look for and use a vast amount resources from the internet which in turn found 1000,000 interesting and useful other things!
I would also like to thank the online staff and examiners, the feed back was exceptional!

Review by Jun Xian Lee, March 25, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 22222
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 33333
Instructor Competency 22222
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

This course was really good because it provided me flexibility with my work schedule. The final two assignments was a big step up from the other modules, a lot harder but I finally manage to get a good grade in the end. I can finally pursue something I like with the certificate that i obtained. I would recommend this course to anyone willing to have a change in career pathway which is always not too late.

Review by Fiona, March 24, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have just completed the 120-hour online course with TEFL Academy and judge it to have been an outstandingly positive personal experience. At first I was concerned about whether I would manage the online learning approach to course delivery. It was my first experience of this type of learning. However, I needn’t have worried at all! The materials were excellent throughout. The language used was so clear even when explaining complex ideas. Some modules (eg the grammar modules) took me a lot longer to complete than others. The module workbooks gave me plenty of opportunities to engage in active learning and there was helpful online feedback for the workbook activities. I found myself looking forward to the time I had set aside for studying! Although the online tests were challenging, they were fair and reflected the module content. It was motivating to get the results of each test immediately it had been completed. The content was wide ranging and varied in the way it was presented. The structure of the course was geared very much to the learner, with important topics revisited in different modules. The end of course assignments were really challenging but relevant, and the tutor feedback was detailed and constructive. Despite initial anxieties, the course ended up suiting me very well because I could work in my own time and at my own pace throughout. I had good tutor support through the e-ticket system. All in all, I really enjoyed the course and I now have a potentially life changing qualification! The course is truly excellent value from many different perspectives and I would definitely recommend it to others.

Review by Mr A Mulla, March 15, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

After feeling quite hesitant in studying TEFL, i decided to clear my mind in hope of a better opportunity and booked with the TEFL Academy.

The 20 hour intensive course was very informative, fun and very extremely easy to adapt to. The weekend course agenda made me want to quit!, but the tutor was very friendly and made the course seem like a walk inthe park.

The online course was very easy to follow and plenty of aspects of teaching were explained thoroughly.

All in all, if you’re thinking of studying TEFL, be sure to use the TEFL Academy. It’s fun, helpful and very beneficial!

Review by IOANNIS TSIGDINOS, March 10, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I’ve been teaching for 4 years but this is the first time that I see clearly that teaching isn’t something abstract or intuitive. There are certain best practices and strategies that must be followed, which can make teaching effective. I definitely benefited from it, and my students are going to be benefited even more!

Review by Robert Itai Clive Basvi, March 10, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The TEFL Academy exceeded my expectations in as far as teaching the teacher of English as a second language is concerned. The content, structure and administration of the course is a well organised mentoring program for a serious budding TEFL teacher. The very method they train you to use is the method they use for instruction and this proves the efficacy of the same. Going through the course in the way the mentors advise not only yields good test marks but it also ensures one learns more and will have more to impart to future students. The end of course assignments are a great challenge to one’s grasp of the taught concepts and call for application of most of the key concepts making them an enriching tool for one looking foward to teaching for the first time. The instructor’s guidance and comments at the end of each assignment open one’s eyes to aspects one will have overlooked hence adding value. The teaching practice is an appropriate launch into the world of teaching to the uninitiated and can reveal the teacher in you that was perhaps lying dormant. Overall the course was an enjoyable journey into being equiped with the neccessary ammunition of knowledge and methods of effective language teaching. Their jobs board too is very helpful and opens early at the assignments stage such that one starts applying early and hence there is a high chance one can get a job as one finishes the course without delay. I did get a job offer while awaiting my second assignment grading. I would unreservedly recommend The TEFL Academy to anyone searching for a well organised academy to train with.

Review by Demi Dimoulakou, March 10, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

The course was a great option and I am very satisfied with the guidance, the material and the content of the modules. The structure is very good and I learnt new methods and ways of teaching.

Review by clorinda, March 10, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I truly enjoyed the TEFL course. It was very interesting! It is a good starting point for everyone who is intentioned in a career in teaching.

I reccomend it!

Review by Sam Wells, March 9, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The course was professional from start to finish and I feel very prepared to teach for the first time. The assignments at the end really challenge you and test everything you’ve learnt.

I recommend it 100%.

Review by Oliver Baxter Tannock, March 7, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have been absolutely thrilled with the TEFL Academy 120 hour course. I have yet to implement the teachings as I am travelling and plan to begin work in May. However overall I cannot fault the course.

I think it is important to go with a 120 hour course with some time in the classroom as I feel this gave me a fantastic basis to efficiently tackle the online aspect. The online part of the course is well laid out, informative and progresses in a sensible and steady fashion.

The six month time limit ensures that the information remains fresh in your mind for when you come to complete your end of course assignments which are challenging but helpful in reinforcing what you have taught.

My favourite part of the course had to be the 20 hour classroom time. The instructor was interactive and kept the class moving adding humour to her examples. She used her vast experience as a TEFL teacher to give real world examples of what we may meet out in the field which made it particularly engaging. You also meet a lot of like minded people who become friends. I would definitely recommend the TEFL Academy to all who are interested, my o let criticism would be to spend more time in the classroom on the grammar aspect of the course which is by far the hardest segment.

Review by Eliska Ducarova, March 6, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I thoroughly enjoyed doing the course. I’ve studied the English language before and I’ve also had some teaching experience, but TEFL Academy really helped me to properly understand everything that teaching entails. It was helpful to look at parts of language such as grammar, vocabulary, etc. and instead of actually learning it, learning how to properly implement it in a lesson, how to pass your knowledge further. The course takes into account all different classes and levels we might encounter as teachers, and provides lots of helpful tips.

I think it’s also very valuable that there is a brief explanation of each language skill. Even though I’ve studied at university previously, it was great to go through it again and I imagine it must’ve been necessary for people who haven’t had any previous knowledge of how grammar works, the rules that apply, and so on.

My favorite part of the course was the 20 hour intense in-class course. It was very fun and a nice change from doing the rest of the course online, which can get a bit tedious. Our instructor was friendly and clearly very experienced, she managed to make all 20 hours interesting, timed the whole thing well and was generally a great example on how teaching should look like. I liked being put on the spot and having to create a short lesson on both days and actually having to perform it. It was a bit stressful as well, but mostly a really good exercise. I learned that knowing your timing is as essential as choosing the right content for the lesson.

Online course itself was quite alright, a little too easy maybe in some parts. I’d suggest putting the exercises right into the course because having to click back and forth between the course and the document in which I was doing the exercises was time-consuming.

Favorite part of the online course were the two assignments. It really made me work hard on my particular lesson plan, and I learned a lot while doing it. The feedback was much more detailed the first time than the second, but that may have been due to the fact that the first assignment in itself was more difficult than the second one.

Overall I would definitely recommend this course and TEFL Academy.

Review by Stewart Laird, March 6, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 33333
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 11111
Facilities/Resources 11111

The TEFL Academy is an amazing training environment, with incredible practical teachers. The course is well set out and easy to follow.

The only negative aspect is the total lack of assistance when looking for a job. They just give you some links and its up to you to make it happen yourself. As per the advertising, I was expecting real personal help.

Review by Michele, March 5, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have just completed the Tefl 120 hour combined course and found it challenging and rewarding. The on line course took longer than i anticipated to complete, the information was new and took some time to consolidate and practice. As the course progressed it became easier to grasp. The tests after each module enforced revision during the course and the final test demanded a complete revision of the on line course in order to guarantee a good score. The two day classroom experience was excellent, we had an imaginative teacher who reflected well the teaching in the course. My only reservation was that I undertook the 2 day classroom experience whilst on Module 3 and I think more can be appreciated from the classroom course if it is undertaken later in the range of Modules. I have scored excellent on every account in my review, except that in Lesson plan guidance for the final teaching assessments. I did not use any help from the Tefl academy tutors, and although we had studied lesson plans, they take a long time to undertake regularly, so I found the final assessments extremely challenging. Maybe more lesson planning practice during the on-line course might be useful, or more study in resources on lesson plans. The feedback from both the assessments was excellent and the feedback from the first assessment definitely helped me undertaken the second assessment with more understanding. I have not sought a job placement yet, but i have seen the resources and I hope to do so soon, that is the only reason i have been unable to give an excellent for job placement. The excellent resources supplied by the Tefl Academy for teaching materials and CVs and job searching provide a very supported training and network for which I am very grateful. The experience has been enlightening and inspiring and i very much look forward to my first placement teaching English.

Review by Chiara, March 2, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 33333

I am very happy with the TEFL Course 120 hours. The modules are very well structured and organized and very easy to follow. The workbook and the further readings are useful and informative.
The final assignments are tough to complete if you haven’t studied the modules properly.
I strongly recommend the course if you want to start a career in to the teaching field!

Review by E. McGettrick, March 2, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

The 120-hour TEFL Academy course covers the range of topics needed to teach English as a foreign language. This includes grammar, pronunciation, reading, listening, classroom management, methods of teaching vocabulary, class preparation/timings— and more. I felt the exercises and tests were straightforward and got easier as I adapted to them. The final assignments are good exercises in bringing together much of what has been taught. The 20 classroom hours won’t make an expert of anyone who has never taught a class previously (nor should it be expected to), but it is a good introduction to some of the classroom skills needed. I previously taught conversational English in Hong Kong without knowing anything about class preparation/timings etc., as we just talked for the class period. But if I teach again (even conversational English), I will use much of what I have learned and I will feel more qualified in class management, vocabulary teaching, etc. While it is sometimes possible to find teaching jobs without a TEFL certificate, the more qualified teachers are, the more professional courtesy they are showing the students, because those who attend private schools pay a lot of money to be there.
Surprisingly, several careless errors can be found in some of the lessons, including complete sentences separated only by a comma (e.g. Mod. 3: ‘It was raining, however, we went for a walk’), the indefinite article omitted or the plural form not used (e.g. Mod 3: ‘The pupils don’t have to wear uniform’) and this error in Mod. 9: ‘Find someone who can talk English.’
While such errors are minor and shouldn’t detract from students’ learning of the subject, it is ironic that they are present.

Review by Emily Haldane, March 1, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I found the TEFL course to be one of the most rewarding courses I have ever done. The whole set up of the course was outstanding and really made the experience simple and easy to understand.

I found out about this course through a friend who had did it and told me how reliable and accredited the course is. I had to take the leap and I am glad I did because the results were fantastic. The instructors were great and feedback for assignments and such were spot on. I would definitly advise this to anyone seeking a good place to learn how to teach

Review by Enrico, March 1, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

The course is very well structured and very easy to understand.
In addition to the materials of the course, I found the “further reading” section and the sample lesson videos very interesting.
I liked very much the combined course option that I choose. The two days of practical training in London were really useful. I was able to get so many ideas and feedbacks about teaching strategies and class management.

I am very happy to have chosen the TEFL academy to achieve my certification, I would recommend this course to everyone.

Review by Tara H, February 28, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

When it came to what I wanted to do with my life I wasn’t too sure. I saw an ad for TEFL Academy come up on Facebook and decided to go for it. I’m happy I did because the way you learn it in modules online piece by piece really suited my style of studying (study in your own time and at your own pace) and you had to complete one before you moved onto the next (no skipping ahead because you learned everything in a logical order).
In my opinion the feedback was extensive and helpful. I have not required to use their job placement facilities as of yet as I got a teaching job in my own area of expertise. However, had I not been studying this course during the application process I would not have ticked as many boxes with the employer as I have no other teaching qualification.
For anyone that is considering a TEFL course, I would highly recommend TEFL Academy.

Review by Charlotte Stewart, February 28, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I completed the 120-hour TEFL, which I thought may be difficult to complete since I work full-time However, the online course is simple and structured. The feedback on the assignments were thorough and positive. The online course taught me the basics of the English language in a way that was fun and interesting.

Our tutor was really supportive and passionate about teaching. The course overall, has given me the confidence to teach, and I am excited about my future career.

Review by Sumit Sharma, February 28, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

The TEFL Academy 120 hour online course was a great introduction into the TEFL world. The course content was substantial and efficiently presented. The online course allowed me to work along at my own pace, which was great. I now feel much more confident before I shortly leave to go abroad for an English teaching position I recently got.

Review by Paola Scalisi, February 28, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

i have a learned a lot from the course. All the material is set up in a way that makes sense and builds upon each unit. The workbook is very helpful and helps to consolidate the learning as you go through the modules. The written assignments were marked very quickly and the feedback was clear and detailed. I feel ready to look for a possible position teaching English abroad.

Review by Alessia Carpegna, February 20, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

As a full time worker, I was initially concerned with the length of the course and with it being completely online.
I was worried that I would have found it too confusing to do without a tutor following me directly, step by step, but I have to admit I was very pleasantly surprised with how straight forward the course was.
I raised a ticket once, to ask for support with a section of the grammar that I found a little confusing, and I received an email back within a few hours, with all the information I needed to understand it.
The course flows very naturally and the structure feels very logical and well organised; at the end of each module there are links to interesting and useful readings to further explore the topic of the module.
The language used throughout is clear and straight to the point, and most importantly, with each activity I felt like I wasn’t just told information, but I was learning through practice.
The quizzes at the end of each module assess the fundamental information studied in the module and they are easy to undertake if the topic has been revised beforehand. It is very helpful that you are able to check the result straight away, although I wish I was able to see what questions I got wrong, and what would have been the right answer.
Throughout the course there are plenty of ideas and suggestions on how to create an interesting and fun lesson, that would also be very beneficial to the students. I have worked with children for a few years but I now feel confident to teach people of any age and level of English.
The two end of course assignments are comprehensive of most of the different notions learnt in the course and serve as useful practice for new teachers. The time in which I have received the feedback for them wasn’t as quick as I expected (it says within 3-5 working days and I have received it nearly two weeks after my submission), but the content of them was very exhaustive and detailed, so I can’t really complain!
I would recommend this course to others, in fact I already have.

Review by Erin Hill, February 20, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

It is natural to be cautious of online learning providers but I can honestly say that this course has been a constructive, engaging and favourable experience.

I have learnt so much about the english language which is something I took for granted as an english speaker. I liked that the course was comprehensive and detailed. Not only did I learn about teaching a language but I have also improved my own language skills.

The online structure of the course is well organised and easy to use. It can be very challenging to learn new content with a difficult platform. The TEFL Academy gave me no such problems. I believe that the accessibility definitely aided the learning process.

The TEFL Academy offers a great online course and I would recommend this course to anyone interested 🙂

Review by Sharne, February 20, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 11111
Facilities/Resources 55555

I started with the online course in January 2017 and it took me about 3 weeks. The system is very easy to use and the content of the course is very helpful.

It was my first online course and it was a success, I really enjoyed the course. I recommend it to everyone.

The tutors are very helpful. The feedback on the assignments are positive.

I believe that this course will guide me in the future.

Review by Connor Kavanagh, February 19, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

A highly recommended course to undertake. The notes were very detailed before each assessment and will definitely come in handy when I start teaching in a few months. The classroom based learning weekend was very informative and was well structured. Overall, it is a great course and comes at a good price.

Review by Domagoj Curic, February 19, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

It was a enjoyable experience and I learned a lot. Good customer service and instructor guidance.

Review by O Mahony, S, February 19, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I decided to join a friend and take this course as I was recovering from an injury and had a lot of time on my hands.
It was a course that not only provided top learning experience, but I gained leadership and public speaking skills.
I was very happy with the structure and content in the course. The instructor gave good detailed feedback and it was very interactive.
I would definately recommend this course.

Review by Jason Du Randt, February 18, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

I would recommend this to any person that would like to do a TEFL course. It is affordable and their service is very good. They mark in the period of time according to their policy. They guide you throughout the course with the modules and it is just pleasant working with them.

Review by Luciane munhan, February 17, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I’ve just finished my TEFL course and I really enjoyed it.
Even though I have a very busy schedule I still managed to coincide the course with work as it was made in such a clear and easy to follow way. I was looking forward to the lessons every day.
The 2 days class was very practical and excellent start. The instructor was very experienced and helpful.
The online part of the course was very enjoyable. It was my first online course and I have to say i was a bit apprehensive to do it as I didn’t think an online course could teach much but I am happy I was wrong. It has opened my eyes for teaching and I now look forward to start.
The assignments at the end of the course were excellent tools to put into practice everything I had learned. Can not recommend it enough. Worth every penny!

Review by Sean McGarry, February 17, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 33333
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I found the TEFL academy’s course very practical and I rarely found that I was skipping through pages unnecessarily. Each module, section and pages all seemed to contain valuable information from the grammar rules to the best ways to teach a classroom. Getting feedback for the final assignments took a bit longer than I thought it would, so I would advise when coming up to them that people allow a suitable time for feedback, as it took 10 days to get my first assignment graded and to be able to move on to the final one. Overall, the course was a good experience and I am happy I chose TEFL academy.

Review by Elaine, February 6, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Having just undertaken the 120 hour combined TEFL course, I would like to say that I have found it to be a very positive experience. The two day teacher led part at the beginning was excellent. I found parts of the on-line course challenging, but the feedback given was helpful and constructive. I am already in employment, but have looked at some of the jobs offered with interest.

Review by Grace Boultwood, February 6, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found the taught part very useful for experience. The feedback to assignments took longer than anticipated, but the communication from TEFL when I queried the length of time was fantastic and when feedback did arrive it was very detailed and helpful. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to take a TEFL

Review by A. Mylonas, February 5, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

Undertaking the TEFL course was an enjoyable experience which I highly recommend to those interested in teaching English as a foreign language. The Instructors are professionals in their fields and offer constructive feedback. I really enjoyed the lesson planning part of the course particularly and the course is designed in such a way that it brings out your creativity, where lots of ideas can be presented in the two test assignments at the end of the 10 modules. There is also a general overview test before the two assignments, all of which is well designed to ensure that the material has been well comprehended before the next stage is approached. Hence it is a course that works well and is filled with many, many resources and links to further one’s work during the course and after in real-practice. I felt it was great value for money also and easy to use where you can work in your own time which really suited my circumstances. I feel well equipped to begin working in this field and have no doubt that I can competently teach English as a foreign language after studying and working through this course. The staff at the academy are also very friendly and promptly revert to any queries in regard to matters of administration etc. and the overall experience was a very pleasant one, which shall be missed from that perspective. I do however look forward to putting all that I have learned into practice and I have the TEFL Academy to thank for that. It was definitely money and time spent wisely!

Review by Helen, February 4, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I recently completed the TEFL course and really enjoyed it the whole way through. I was able to work at my own pace and undertake the course during times that were suitable for me in line with my full time work. The course material is very well written and a lot of material is provided with many helpful links to further resources etc. The course online set up is very user friendly and easily accessible. Any assistance required is easy to request with a prompt response, conveying a very professional approach all round. The end of module tests ensure that one is ready to continue with the next module. The general test ensures that all that has been learned can then be applied to the two end of course assignments. Likewise the first assignment must be completed before access is given to the second which works well and in a logical pattern of examination of the overall material learned throughout this course. Likewise, the feedback given on the two assignments is provided in a professional manner which not only assists in any further ideas etc. in regard to one’s chosen project but also offers encouragement on the application of this work, which is very pleasing in such a respectful manner, enabling one to move on with great confidence. I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone that is considering working in the field of education in this teaching capacity where the Academy also offers job placement opportunities and practice teaching services. Its a course with all the necessary tools to enable one to qualify in English language teaching as a second language, which is applicable to both children and adults. I also felt that the course was excellent value for money, in fact I wish I had come across it sooner, this course must be more widely marketed!

Review by Aoife Walshe, February 4, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

This course was very informative and enjoyable to complete. After completing this course I realise how much I had underestimated the difficulty of the English language. I feel this course includes all the necessary tools needed to teach English as a foreign language. However, as a native English speaker I think the grammar section could be laid out better. I found this difficult to understand and in turn difficult to develop a system of teaching it. As a native speaker we don’t think enough about the grammar we are using. Overall I feel this course was very worthwhile and I would recommend it to anyone looking to complete a similar course.

Review by Yildiz Onay, February 4, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Overall the course material was efficient and effective to complete all the tests and assignments. All information was provided to get a student ready to start teaching and understand the context.
The tutors were always available to give feedback and answer any questions promptly, which was always a bonus for me.
I choose the combined course and highly recommend students to do so as the 20 hours classroom lessons do help with the modules online and also gives you the opportunity to practice skills.
I would recommend to start the online lessons before attending the classroom lesson.
Within 2 weeks of completing the course I was offered a job in China and will be flying off with confidence due to the knowledge I gained by taking up this course.

Review by Sofia Giugno, February 3, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

Being quite a busy person, I found this course extremely manageable in that I could find my own time to work on it. It does require motivation, especially with the assignments at the end, but luckily the feedback you receive on assignments is very constructive and useful, allowing you to then concentrate your time and efforts on correcting and improving what needs to be changed.
I’m now teaching English in Japan at just 18 years old confidently because of aha I’ve learned on this course. TEFL is definitely for all ages; you just need to have a passion for teaching others. 🙂

Review by andrew warburton, February 3, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

Overall I was very pleased with the 120 Hour Combined Course. The modules are easy to follow and provide a broad range of vital topics. From what is taught throughout the course I now feel confident to take up my first teaching job abroad.
The support provided by the online tutors is very useful and helpful if you are stuck or have any questions. Tutors are also quick to respond to any issues and provide results quickly.

The 20 hour classroom section of the course was very beneficial. It provides a short overview of the majority of the online course and allows you to work with other TEFL trainees. The tutor for the course i attended in Sheffield explained any issues and helped explain some key tips for TEFL teaching.

I would definitely recommend the TEFL Academy!

Review by Natalie Allibon, February 3, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

This course was honestly so much more interesting and informative than I thought it was going to be at the start. Every module was engaging and provided plenty of examples and activities that helped you understand what you were reading. Although the grammar module was quite intense, it helped so much going to the 2 day course in London as the tutor went over some of the things I found difficult. You could tell that the tutor was very experienced and knew what she was talking about which made her very engaging. I’m so glad that I chose the TEFL academy, as I feel I have learnt so much and I really enjoyed completing the modules as well as the 2 assignments. I would 100% recommend to anyone wanting to gain a TEFL qualification.

Review by Sarafi Mamun, February 3, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I really enjoyed this course. Although there were six months to complete but i have finished with in two months and achieved distinction. Specially thank you very much Lynne Roberts . Before i started the course i had job and now hopefully will get more better job opportunities .

Review by Angelo Bilotta, February 3, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I never had the chance of going to school when I was young , being 58 years old I decided to take up the challenge of a TEFL course , from the beginning the staff at the academy have been fantastic , the online course content ,the explanations second to none, Whenever I had a problem I would e mail or phone the Academy and the problem would be resolved, Anyone wants to be a TEFL teacher go for it , its a great feeling when you get told you have passed the course , you will have the chance to travel and work abroad ,I will probably go to Italy to teach English , Once you start the Course it gets really interesting , gives you a great sense of achievement in the end , a big thank you to all the staff at the academy ,

Review by Jacques Fourie, February 3, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I signed up for my Tefl course in December 2016, I completed it late January 2017 earlier then I could have due the fact that I had a job offer and to the excellent support from the coordinators and staff.

I needed my end of course assignment market asap and the second one released, they did this for me after I emailed them and they responded almost instantly and marked it with out asking any other questions. My second assignment was marked 2 days later.

The Tefl accademy has excellent phone support and email support the data base they use for the online course is also flawless and very easy to navigate around and to do the cource.

I had my doughts before signing up, but I can recommend the Tefl Accademy to any one seeking to do Tefel online, the course offers excellent online theory with tests and at the end 2 assignments witch test the practical side to do lesson planing. I really have learned a lot.

Review by Tyler Stevans, February 3, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Overall the course was extremely well laid out and easy to follow. The modules were easy to follow along with and one could finish 2 or more per week depending on the hours put in. The final test was great and included everything from the modules. The assignments were relatively easy to understand, and if I had any questions a ticket was submitted and responded to within 24 hours. Finished the course with distinction and I can’t wait to use this knowledge in Asia.

Review by Sarah Dooley, February 3, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

I really enjoyed this course. It was well-structured, there was plenty of time to finish it, the feedback from my tutor was top notch. I really look forward to using the skills I’ve learnt – I don’t have any proper plans as of yet, but I’ll see in the future.

Review by LEO GREEN, January 23, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

I really enjoyed the course. It was logically organised and structured. I found it easy to follow. The course content was comprehensive. Having said that, I think it would be helpful if the key points in each module were summarised at the end of the module. Course participants could then print out the summary points for each module and have a composite summary of the course at the end – for revision. This would be helpful considering that once the course expiry date passes, participants no longer have access to the course content.
The teaching practice component of the weekend part of the course was enjoyable. It’s primary benefit however relates more to the practice of activities rather on the difficulties of teaching. Nevertheless, I was very pleased with the TEFL course overall and would recommend it as very good value.

Review by Katie Fernández, January 23, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 11111
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 33333
Job Placement 11111
Facilities/Resources 44444

I had been wanting to do a TEFL course for a couple of years, and decided to do the online course to be able to complete it in my own time.
It is very easy to follow and understand. It provides future teachers with great ideas of activities to do during lessons and tips to better organize your classes.
Each unit is different, even though connected, with little repetition which prevents the course of getting boring. Being self-paced, you can determine yourself how much time you want to dedicate to each unit.
For the assessments, you get personalized feedback which I found very helpful.
Overall, I was very satisfied with the course.

Review by Roland Mouterde, January 22, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

I really liked the training I had, this course is a good start if you want to begin a teaching career. The course gave me a good idea of all the things you need to think about before starting a class. It also showed me lots of possible issues I will have to deal with and therefore it gave me a feeling that I am now ready to start teaching, and that is what I needed.

Review by Laura Clatworthy, January 20, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

Very enjoyable. The trainer on the weekend course was very helpful. The online training was very useful and valuable. Very accessable and quick to mark and respond. Loved doing the TEFL course and look forward to starting my career innteaching English and helping others ☺

Review by Jayme, January 20, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 22222
Facilities/Resources 55555

Overall I found the course to be very good and well put-together. The (although limited) interaction which I had with instructors led me to believe that they were very competent, as they not only provided me with a grade but also gave feedback as to what was done properly and what needed improvement.

In regards to the area of Job Placement; there was little to no mention about job placement throughout the course other than in a theoretical sense. Unless I am understanding this topic incorrectly, I do not think there was much emphasis on job placement.

Improvements which I would make would perhaps include more videos to the course material, as the amount of reading required is fine, but can get very dry and draining to have to read consistently. Perhaps videos which simply had the same content, but in a more intractive and engaging wayy than simply reading.

Review by shannon Lawlor, January 20, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Having just completed the 120hr online TEFL course, I have to say that I am very impressed with the course as a whole. From the moment i started the course, all the way up until last assignment, I felt like I was being guided and never felt lost! The modules are very thorough so i always knew exactly what i should be doing, and the assignment guidance was excellent. I could not recommend this course highly enough, definitely a worthwhile purchase and use of time!.

Review by Isabella Tinghino, January 20, 2017

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 33333
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

i think this course is really good. it’s well structured and it guides you easily in the understanding of a best way to teach. i am glad i had the chance to take part to it and now that i finished, i feel more confident in the process of teaching english.

Review by MS, January 13, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Basically, extremely satisfied with the overall experience and support.

Furthermore, confident and already assured that The TEFL Academy Course is recognized by the potential employers, which presents the greatest value of this particular provider.

Finally, grateful for the assistance and guidance during the complete process.

Review by Rose Grant, January 13, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 11111
Facilities/Resources 44444

I decided to do my TEFL training with The TEFL academy as they offered a blended course in a city close to where I live. I wasn’t sure what to expect as the course was cheaper than most.
The two day intensive practical course was well organised with a good mix of teaching and tasks and I came out feeling well prepared and looking forward to the online part of the course.
I found it easy to log in and access all of the lessons. The way the course works with a workbook and an end of module task meant that it was easy to work through the course learning and then move onto the next module when the time was right.
When I did need help the technical staff were quick to reply to my emails.
I am really glad I chose to do my training with the TEFL Academy and feel ready to apply for jobs and start my teaching career.

Review by Catherine BRUN, January 13, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

I think that the TEFL online course by the TEFL Academy is brilliant. Tutors are very helpful and provide very good support. The course is very well organised, with different units all very useful for teaching English. I loved this course.

Review by Faaiza, January 8, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I found the course very informtive. The tutors were extremly helpful with all questions being answered accuratly and thier responce time is exceptional. I will recommend this course to any one who is interested in making an ordinary life extradinary. I look forward to teaching abroad!!!

Review by Blake lennon, January 6, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I did the 120hr course online and in Adelaide Australia. The course is really thorough and covers everything you need to know. I feel a lot more confident going into teaching now.

Review by Dawn James, January 6, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

As a study-a-holic I initially signed up for the course out of interest. However, it soon became apparent that everything my family and friends had been saying about me going into teaching was in fact true. I LOVED IT! I have done many courses, but never one entirely on-line (with some classroom time). The course was very well laid out, logical and easy to follow. Even the dreaded Grammar unit was well planned out (even if we did all hate it!!). It was really good to be able to be tested after each unit and get instant results. The assignments were worthwhile and I enjoyed doing them. This course is not an easy option or a skive, be prepared to work hard on it, but you will certainly be glad you did. I feel proud that I have passed with flying colours and cannot wait to get stuck into my first adventure, wherever that may be. Thank you TEFL Academy. Keep up the good work.

Review by Sarah Murray, January 6, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

Great TEFL course. Practical teaching was a useful start to the online course. Course content was easy to understand. However, the grammar module was quite tricky but is relevant to the qualification. Feedback received was useful and helpful. Would recommend this course.

Review by Jennifer Reah, January 6, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I hugely enjoyed the time spent completing my 120 hour TEFL qualification. The TEFL Academy staff (tutors and administrative staff) were nothing but helpful throughout the course of the six months, and were incredibly accommodating when I thought I might have needed some extra days at the end of the six month period. I felt supported and encouraged at all stages, and the feedback at the end of each of the two final assessment pieces was helpful and constructive.
I would 100% recommend this as a qualification to anyone who harbours even the slightest interest in teaching – not only are there a wealth of jobs available to holders of the 120 hour TEFL course, but it also stands in excellent stead for a teaching degree at a later stage!

Review by Madeleine Witter, January 4, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I was delighted with the 120 hour online course I recently completed. I felt it covered ever aspect of teaching in detail. I found the course being broken up into 10 manageable modules really suited me. I found communication with the course tutors to be a really positive experience; receiving prompt replies with just the help I needed. Personally I found the grammar module challenging as there is so much content. There was obviously no contact with students as this was an online course which was fine for me as I am a teacher but others may want that experience.

Review by Benjamin Paul Crossfield, December 27, 2016

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 33333
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 33333
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

Course gave great insight into teaching English as a foreign language, developing skills, and increasing knowledge. Really useful and pleased to have achieved my certification.

Review by Damian Orczykowski, December 26, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I really enjoyed taking course with The Tefl Academy, it was real fun doing all activities. Tutors are very professional and ready to help anytime you need it. The course design was easy to follow and allow you to study without compromising your other commitments such as work etc. It was my first time studying online and I loved it. I recommend this course to all of you who looking to teach. Really useful stuff you find in the course.
Thank you THE TEFL ACADEMY. xxx

Review by Sarah Hymers, December 24, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

I have recently completely my TEFL course and I am throughly impressed with, not just the course content but, the ease of achieving the qualification.

I would have preferred the books needed for the course to have been included in the price but I am still satisfied.

I haven’t used the job seeking process on this course so I couldn’t comment on the standard of it.

But I would definetely recommend this course!

Review by Jack H, December 23, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

I recently qualified the TEFL course with TEFL academy after an extension due to personal reasons. They were very helpful in getting me back on track and the advice I received from my final assignments was exceptional. The feedback allowed me to focus on what I needed to do to ensure that my ideas were sufficient for a group of learners that I wanted to teach. Overall, I would highly recommend the course for anyone wanting to help people to learn English!

Review by Eszter Laky, December 20, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have recently finished the course with distinction, feeling absolutely thrilled. I have taught English before but I thought I’d update myself with a TEFL course. I am very pleased I have done this course, it was definitely value for money. I enjoyed completing the online modules with my own pace and I found the 2 day face to face training days essential and also very useful. We were a small group with an excellent tutor, we learnt a lot from each other and most of us are still keeping in touch:)

Review by Ashleigh Woodcock, December 9, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

The TEFL course, I completed the 120 hr one, was a great course, letting you know and teaching you about everything that is needed in order for you to become the best EFL teacher you can be, in England and around the world.
An amazing course that I fully encourage you to do.

Review by Sharon Duane, December 9, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I have just completed my 120 hour Tefl course. I found this course to be challenging and very informative and is devised in such a manner to be as useful as possible. Each module dove tails seamlessly and I found it to be tremendously useful and interesting particularly the grammar aspects. I am a native English speaker and I haven’t taught before so i’m looking forward to putting my newly acquired skills to use! Many thanks to all the team at the Tefl academy who are very helpful and supportive a brilliant course.

Review by Pamela Caissie, December 9, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 33333
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

I was looking for an online course as there wasn’t much to choose from close to where I live that didn’t charge exorbitant fees. I chose The TEFL Academy after looking at several. I researched their credentials and compared prices and thought that at least for the cost aspect, I had nothing to lose.

I was impressed with the quality of the lessons which were very thorough. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it might be which I appreciated as, that way, I knew I was learning something new all the time. As a former teacher I needed to learn the new methodology and lesson plan formats and that is where I especially appreciated the thoroughness.

Like anything, you get what you put into it. You could pass the course but to really get the most out of what it has to offer it’s a good idea to read all the extra links for research that they provided at the end of all the modules. They each had a purpose and I’m confident that they are part of the reason that I got the grades that I did. A lot were useful in preparing my end of course assignments and I know I will use some in preparing my lessons going forward.

Even though we are at opposite time zones, (I’m in Canada), the feedback always came quickly and they throughly answered my questions. The end of course assignment’s feedback was very detailed and, to me, showed how throughly my assignments were scrutinized. That was very much appreciated as I wanted to be sure, at the end of it all, that I had actually grasped what the course had been trying to teach me.
All in all, I know there are more “elite” courses out there but I can’t imagine being more satisfied with what I learnt and how I learnt it (though there were many times that I thought I’d never wrap my head around the concept), but, in the end, it worked and I did.

I can’t comment on the classroom instruction as I only took the online course due to my location, nor, the job placement as I have just finished the course and am just starting to look for online work.

Review by Sue Russell, December 9, 2016

Overall Rating Not Rated
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching Not Rated
Quality of Feedback Not Rated
Lesson Plan Guidance Not Rated
Instructor Competency Not Rated
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources Not Rated

As a ‘mature student’ I was a little apprehensive about ‘putting myself out there again’ – despite having taught for many years. For the last six years I have taken a ‘passive role’ as a creator of educational resources for the school market so the thought of teaching again was a bit scary – to say nothing of my concerns at ‘keeping up with the youngsters’ mentally (I have no fears physically as I am a dance instructor!)
The two-day induction course was a bit of a baptism of fire for me – being a student again took me right out of my comfort zone. But once I had overcome my initial fears I actually ended up really enjoying myself and gleaned a great deal from the experience. I had to overcome the same initial ‘anxieties’ when tackling the course on line as, I have to confess, it was a lot harder than I had been expecting! However, again, everything went much better than anticipated and with high marks secured at the end of the course, it was just the confidence boost I needed to return to teaching.
So a big thank you to the course organizers – for putting a spring back into this ex-teacher’s stride! I am genuinely looking forward to working though I recognize that getting a job will undoubtedly prove the greatest challenge. But it’s good to feel ready for that challenge – so again, I thank the TEFL Academy for making this potential career move possible for me.

Review by Anamaria P, December 9, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I thoroughly enjoyed studying 120 hours on-line with TEFL Academy. The e-learning platform was easy to access and very intuitive. The course content was very appropriate, engaging and encouraging to take some independent research, which I really enjoyed doing.

In the 20 hours class session, the tutor was very helpful, knowledgeable and inspiring. Definitely his example stayed with me.

I will love to recommend TEFL academy to anyone whom is interested in pursuing their dream of teaching English as a foreign language, either abroad or at home; and whom is intolerable to the big amounts of paper work some other bodies might require of you for the same qualification!

Viva TEFL Academy! ^_^

Review by Abby Staddon, December 9, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

The whole course has exceeded my expectations. The online course had extensive coverage of all topics and the notes really helped me up my knowledge. The practical 20 hours was also extremely helpful to learn new ideas and hear stories and advice from the trainer.
would 100% recommend to anyone.

Review by jessica cook, December 9, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I really enjoyed the course. The trainer was very clear and helpful and the online part of the course was easy to follow and useful. There was plenty of guidance during and after the course was completed. I now feel confident that I can persue my dream to teach TEFL abroad

Review by David John Vowden, December 5, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content Not Rated
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

The Course was truly impressive and exceeded my expectations.
The online course was so well structured and user friendly it enabled me to move effortlessly through each module and the respective activities.
Even the biggest technophobes would find the course easy to follow and it was very clear how to log in and pick up from your previous stage of work.
The content, especially Module 3 with the detailed grammar tuition was so well constructed and no stone was left unturned. At the end of each module the controlled test was pertinent to what you had just studied and all the references for further reading/examples were very comprehensive.
i really liked the summary of your progress through the stages with your module marks and running %s etc. It really enhanced one’s motivation and engaged you in your progress throughout the course.
The weekend course was equally impressive and well structured, flowing at the right pace.
Lynne, the tutor was a delight to be taught buy with her funny anecdotes, incisive teaching points and humour. It was challenging especially the teaching practice activities but she approached it all in such a way that it constantly engaged myself and my fellow participants who have now become good friends.
I went on to get a distinction in the course and I owe much of that to the quality of the course.
Having passed the course the biggest challenge is finding a teaching assignment. i have inquired with a few schools in Spain but it seems they are only interested in teachers with experience. This is where the after course support is critical in guiding students to get the experience required. I believe the TEFL Academy provide job boards/CV preparation etc. and is something I need to investigate further as I it is important to utilise the qualfication as soon as possible after attaining it.

Review by Helen Bergevin, December 2, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have been teaching English in France for three years and took this course to formalise my qualifications. I started using the practical strategies taught in the TEFL course for teaching English as soon as I started the course and was really impressed by how effective and useful I found all the different aspects of the course. The course was educative, enriching and I am really glad I decided to take it.

Review by Hayley, December 1, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I completed my TEFL course over the summer and head out to China next week for my first teaching job! The online course was great, easy to follow and with plenty of resources to help you along the way. I also found the 2 day practical course far more useful than I had first thought, and it was great to get some experience with the group standing up in front of a class and leading a lesson. Any questions I had were answered promptly by the tutors and feedback was helpful. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Review by Alan Oliver, November 28, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I found the course to be interesting, enlightening and challenging. I enjoyed the on-line modules and also learnt a lot; the format is efficient as well as being user friendly. The assignments were very useful as they brought all of what I had learnt on the modules together and made me visualize what it would be like to plan and deliver lessons.

I have just completed the 20 hours in class. Our tutor Chris was very knowledgeable and generous with his time. It was invaluable to meet and spend time with fellow students. Although the 10 hour days were intensive the time seemed to go very quickly and everyone was positive and happy with what had been achieved by Sunday evening.

Overall this is a very good course and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

Review by Nathalie Baker, November 27, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Having just passed my 120 hour online course with the academy, I would like to say how happy I am with the service received.
The course was laid out well, easy to follow and flowed nicely. I have been happy to recommend it to my friends and family.
I had a couple of questions through the course and they were replied to quickly and clearly.
I can recommend the course and the jobs board provided, in fact I have already found myself a job and start next week…
All in all, if you are looking for a course this one does it all.

Review by Natalija Majstorovic, November 25, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Before I started attending the online course I’d thought that’s going to be very difficult to study. But after first module I found out it explained clearly and easy for understanding, studying modules comes along with practice activities what makes studying more interesting. Every segment of teaching is provided and this course helped me a lot to improve my knowledge and my work.

Review by George, November 25, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Money well spent, the online learning was very helpful with plenty of tasks to facilitate my learning. The classroom practical was very entertaining and boosted my confidence. With this qualification I now have extra opportunities. Have recommended this to friends.

Review by Rachael Heard, November 25, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 33333
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 55555

I found the course very easy to follow and complete. Instructions were clear and concise and the modules were self explanatory. Difficult areas were dealt with well and information provided for all areas of teaching. I did find the first ends of course assignment a little vague , mainly because it was difficult to gage what the imagined class would already be familiar with. I decided to work from a fairly simple level and assume nothing and indeed in my feedback I was told I had gone over the basics unnecessarily. However, this is a small issue. The feedback I received for coursework was excellent and detailed. I’m very glad I did the course and I commend Tefl on their highly accessible informative course.

Review by katie prendergast, November 25, 2016

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 33333
Job Placement 11111
Facilities/Resources 22222

Overall, this is a good course, it covers mot aspects of teaching. It is a pity you can’t view the course after you complete. I feel it would be beneficial to have access to the modules after the course.

Review by Andrew Jin, November 16, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

When I first started this course I underestimated as it was conducted through online and outside of Australia. However, when I was given my task I was surprised that the curriculum was deep and elaborating than I expected.
Especially when doing the last ending course tasks, personally this was such a pain to me. At that time what I felt was I was doing a university assignment, but on the other hand, this meant once I passed this course I will become the qualified trained TEFL teacher that this course produces.
I am eventually proud of myself now and would like to say thank you to TEFL Academy for my future career.

Review by Rebecca Vella, November 16, 2016