Review of The TEFL Academy

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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

Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA, Wales

Accreditations and Affiliations

TQUK
Overall Rating4.844.844.844.844.84
Course Content4.794.794.794.794.79
Practice Teaching4.454.454.454.454.45
Quality of Feedback4.764.764.764.764.76
Lesson Plan Guidance4.754.754.754.754.75
Instructor Competency4.814.814.814.814.81
Job Placement4.234.234.234.234.23
Facilities/Resources4.694.694.694.694.69
Map of Main Campus
Address:
28 Pembroke Upper
Dublin Southside
Dublin
Ireland
7
Phone: +44 1273 806 380
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617 Customer Reviews of The TEFL Academy

Review by Martishka Macaskill, February 13, 2018

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

the course was easy to follow and I always felt that there was more than enough support from staff and facilitators. Completing the course gave me so much confidence in my teaching abilities and the face to face training helped practice and taught me so much about classroom situations. Would definitely recommend the course to everyone.

Review by Ryan Young, February 12, 2018

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

For the amount of hours, the content on this course was well-rounded. The essentials of language teaching were thoroughly covered as well as well as extra notes that a teacher could utilise to make their classes distinct, like examples of freer-speaking activities.

The teaching practice during the classroom course does well to replicate the pressures of teaching a real class. However these classes were a little too long and could be spread across more days. Nevertheless our instructor was really good at motivating us throughout both days.

Course feedback on coursework was prompt but not detailed enough for me to learn where I fell short of the mark.

The course is packed with useful resources, mainly online, the only problem being that the volume of content can make it difficult to separate the useful resources from the less useful.

Review by Maria Cecilia Mayoral, February 12, 2018

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 completed my TEFL course 120h and I’m extremely happy! TEFL academy was an excellent choice. First of all, the content we learned and worked with was very useful and enriching. We were given lots of tools, and webpages with great resources I personally didn’t know about. Secondly, the activities from the workbooks were easy to handle with, clear instructions. Finally, the final assignments gave me the opportunity to reflect on teaching. I definitely recommend TEFL academy!

Review by Mariska Engelbrecht, February 12, 2018

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

I was quite scared about my future and I wasn’t sure what it was that I am wanting to do for the rest of my life, it is quite a massive decision.
Only until I met someone who has taught in Vietnam, now currently in Span. She said it was the best thing that she has ever done, not only getting to work with kids but also all that the job has to offer you, how easy it is to travel and make money.

I decided to talk to some more people and everyone had the same thing to say, IT’S AMAZING. I moved back to my hometown, decided to take the course and boom! Done! I am very excited to see what this holds for me.

Thanks for the amazing assistance.

Have and would still keep on recommending The TEFL Academy to everyone!

Review by Michael Montana, February 12, 2018

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

I needed a TEFL certificate to teach English in China… I had a good experience with little to no problems. The course is straightforward as long as you put in the effort. The in-class training was the most enjoyable part due to having a great instructor. I recommended my friends to take the course.

Review by Hinda Kavari, February 7, 2018

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 pleased with my short-course with The TEFL Academy. It went by pretty smoothly: the course-materials; short welcome videos at every start of a new module; assignments & tests all came together perfectly. I felt that, I learnt a great deal through this course, all of this enhancing my goal of becoming a TEFL teacher. I am truly excited to see what the future holds for me as an English teacher.

Review by Kacper, February 7, 2018

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

I completed 6 months online TEFL course. The TEFL Academy was an excellent choice. Course content is clearly presented and it made me well prepared for teaching job. I will highly recommend it to my friends who are interested in teaching opportunity.

Review by Teresa Reyad, February 1, 2018

Overall Rating 55555
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 very much enjoyed my English course with the TEFL Academy. At first I had a hard time choosing the right option for me but as soon as I signed up with the TEFL Academy, I knew I made the right choice. The combined course was very informative and easy to follow. I got to meet interesting people and it taught me all the basics as well as the more complex subject matters. I now feel more confident to teach and feel excited about my future in TEFL!

Review by Melissa Andriessen, February 1, 2018

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

The TEFL Academy offers a unique, well-run, excellently organised and administered 120-hour TEFL course.

The course was easy to follow and effective, with near-immediate feedback. End-of-course assignments were graded within the time limit specified, and feedback provided was clear and valuable.

The content covered was good enough for the purposes that a TEFL course serves. I have completed a teaching degree in a different subject area, and the TEFL course was an excellent teacher as to not only the content to be covered when teaching English, but also included methods and advice in terms of teaching management.

For all areas which were not covered in more detail, further resources are provided, including links when possible. This course was, thus, not only well-sourced whilst being completed, but will also prove to be effective in the long run.

If I were to do this course again, I would try to do more of it, more often. As a working woman, I often missed a month of working online due to the work load in real life. I would recommend future students of this course to make a point of doing at least a little bit each day.

Thank you, The TEFL Academy. I am now a better prepared and equipped to be a TEFL teacher internationally.

Review by Michelle Pienaar, January 30, 2018

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 had a good experience studying through TEFL Academy. They made the course exciting and I often drifted off daydreaming on how I’d teach on the subject that I was learning about. The course was easy to understand and the guidelines were explained thoroughly every time. I love the way the course was put togehter and the services are always in a friendly and helpful manner.

Review by Sophie Chadwick, January 30, 2018

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

I chose this course as it encompassed both aspects of online teaching and practical teaching.
The practical sessions were really great, the teaching was fantastic and informative, but also extremely practical in that we had the opportunity to put what we had been taught into practice. Having the chance to teach a lesson to a group of peers was extraordinarily beneficial in terms of receiving feedback and developing confidence.
The online sessions were great in terms of accessibility, as I could complete the course at my own pace. I fell ill during the time period of taking this course and the team were great at helping me extend my course deadline and were just generally extremely helpful. The course content was also in depth, but easy to understand.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this course as a step into your English teaching career!

Review by Maire McLoughlin, January 30, 2018

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 very pleased to have taken the 120 hour TEFL course with the Academy. It opened up all areas of TEFL and provided further resources for future learning. I really enjoyed doing the 10 modules online and the classroom element was introduced in a gentle but productive way. I feel I am capable of taking on a group of students, having completed the 120 hour course.

Review by Huma khan, January 30, 2018

Overall Rating 55555
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

My experience with TEFL academy was amazing. TEFL has opened new horizons for me in the field of teaching. Doing TEFL with the TEFL academy has provided more opportunities to me , to teach abroad and see the world. TEFL academy is offering internship as well.the tutors have been really nice , they were always available to help. The e-learning portal was really really good I never had to face any problem. If there is a place to do TEFL its the TEFL academy I personally think its the best institution. Thank you

Review by Agnieszka, January 30, 2018

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 really enjoyed studying TEFL through TEFL Academy.
English is not my native language so at the beginning I was full of doubts… Is it really for me? Is my English good enough to teach someone? What if I will spend my money on the course and simply fail?
But on the other hand I really wanted to do it.
I completed on-line course and must admit that it was challenging at times (especially modules including phonetic transcription). I have been studying English for 10 years but on this course I have learnt a lot of new things and definitely developed my skills and abilities. Got great support from tutors and staff marking my assignments. It was very interesting experience and I passed the course with distinction! Well proud of myself;)

Review by Lindelwa Mavuso, January 30, 2018

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 44444

Doing a TEFL course has always been something I have wanted to do, so I set myself a goal to complete it within the six months I was given. The course content and user friendliness of the website allowed me to do so in less than six months, considering I have a full-time job as well. I was very impressed with the helpful nature of the call center agents as well feedback on my assignments by my assessor. I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to obtain a teaching qualification. I am beyond happy with the results and also proud to say that against all odds, I passed my certification with a distinction.

Review by Linda Tavelli, January 29, 2018

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

The course was professional and thorough from beginning to end. Most impressive was the promptness and help from the tutors. I also found the website to be informative.

Review by Darla Delawsky, January 29, 2018

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

This course was excellent I learned so much. The tutors are excellent and give great feedback. I found the material easy to understand and helpful for anyone interested in teaching English. My only feedback would be it takes a lot longer than 6 weeks to complete the course if you work outside the home. Other than that I loved this course!

Review by Jan Hendrik Boshoff, January 29, 2018

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. The online platform is simple and easy to use.
The support staff was really helpful and quick to reply. My personal highlight was the classes. I am really glad I picked the combined option and would recommend it to all prospective students. Luan was incredible!

Review by Holly Rose Smith, January 29, 2018

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 would recommend a TEFL Academy course to anyone interested in studying for a TEFL qualification.

The course is detailed and all content is clearly set out and explained.

I chose to study the course completely online and could fit it perfectly around my work and life.

Feedback and marks on assignments were in depth and really quickly given too!

Review by Nicola Bailey, January 29, 2018

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 30 years working in a customer service environment, including 20 years running bars, I decided I needed a change. I saw the TEFL course advertised when i moved to Spain and after selling my bar in July decided to give this a try. Thinking it may be too challenging for me, having left school a long time ago, I hoped for a pass with the minimum grades. However, I found the course extremely interesting and very easy to follow. The weekend in the classroom in Madrid helped clear up concerns over lesson planning and other issues. I am now looking forward to applying for jobs in Spain and maybe even further afield. Thank you so much TEFL Academy for giving me this opportunity to change my career!!

Review by Hirra Kanwal, January 29, 2018

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

Over the last 3 months I completed the online 120 hour TEFL course as well as 20 hours class room training.

I believe The TEFL Academy do courses in lots of locations, but I did mine in Manchester. On arrival we were greeted by the tutor and straight away we were doing activities to get to know each other. This is really how the course continued, with lots of activities and teaching practice.

I completed the course and got my certificate on the last day, which was a big bonus for me, as I was discussing a job with an online teaching company I told them I was doing a course they were willing to wait 3 months for me to obtain my certificate which I managed to obtain 1 month into starting my job.
I will recommend this course to my friends and family as it opens a great deal of opportunities for you.

Review by Andrea Nor, January 29, 2018

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

After looking for several TEFL courses, I found The Tefl Academy through google searches. The price is extremely affordable and, being in the US and with no time to attend classes, I figured that the online option was perfect for me.

I am not used to online courses (I usually abandon them in the middle because I become more and more bored) but this one kept challeging me over and over again – which is a good thing, as I finally completed it!

The content is very structured and engages you from simple and broad things to very specific topics. I am not a Native speaker (and my English is basically american) so phonetics and some vocabulary were very challeging for me.

As somebody who had already worked as an EFL teacher, I was already familiar with some terms, but it was very instructive and I learned a lot more. For example: I was used to sketch a lesson plan but not with that much details and it was extremely helpful as, from now on, I know how to do it and I have some material I can check on from time to time to remind me whatever I need.

I rated 4 stars in Job Placement because I am still organizing my CV and cover letter therefore I haven’t applied for any jobs yet. However, once I needed some more info about job placement and stuff related and they were very friendly and patient with, making me aware of places I would probably like or get adapted. So customer service is amazing – and they do not abandon you once you complete their course.

As I chose the online version of the course, I can’t rate them in ‘practice teaching’. And my ‘instructor competency’ I rated as the person who corrected my assignements and gave me a very detailed feedback – showing me the strenghts and weaknesses on my essays and lesson plans.

Review by Katy, January 29, 2018

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 loved this course and couldn’t recommend it more. I was able to continue working at my current job whilst training with TEFL and all they asked for was one weekend that I attend classes. The weekend was very well organised, the teacher professional and I got to meet some like-minded friends at the course.
The online aspect is very thorough and easy to use (I’m not very good with computers and I had no trouble). And once I had submitted the final assessments, the feedback and grades came within a few days.
Definitely worth doing this course – I now have a very useful qualification which I’m going to put to good use soon.

Review by Jessica Bennett, January 29, 2018

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

Ever since finishing my third year of teacher training, I’ve been looking at ways to take myself abroad with the profession. I immediately came across the 120 hour course with the TEFL Academy and signed up. As someone who has been through 3 years of training in England, I was already very familiar with the layout and content of teacher training courses and was interested to see how TEFL matched up. Needless to say, it exceeded the quality of all 3 years of my training to date. The course workbooks were challenging yet interesting (a very hard combination to master) and the end of module tests assess the knowledge you’ve acquired excellently. The assignments were difficult (I won’t lie), however ample advice on what to include and how to lay them out was provided. Grading and feedback was provided in a timely and detailed manner, something that I greatly appreciated.

On a slightly different note, the TEFL Academy also keep you informed on the status of your course via text. For someone who seldom checks their emails, this was invaluable!

My summary as an already qualified teacher is as follows: this course is expertly constructed and professionally run. The objectives set for you are challenging yet attainable. The support offered is exceptional, especially if you are new to teaching. All in all, an experience which I have throughly enjoyed. If only all other institutes could make learning this enjoyable.

Review by Grace Brennan, January 29, 2018

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

As a language graduate, I love to travel and have a keen interest in langauge. When I finished my degree I decided to travel to France and teach english. I had never taught english before and therefore decided to do the TEFL course online. I thoroughly enjoyed it and now feel very well-equipped to teach grammar and the major skills due to the comprehensive online course. I am very glad I completed it, it is such a wonderful certificate to have which can be used at any time, anywhere! I would highly recommend the online course.

Review by Francisco Javier Garcia E, January 26, 2018

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 always wanted to do an EFL course but never had the time to attend lessons. I have been teaching ICT since 2000 and wanted to have a better view of the language. This course has been an inspiration. It showed how well an online course can be organised. It opened my eyes to new theories of learning and exercises for young learners. The only thing I missed was an eye to eye contact with the teachers/moderators in a forum or website (at the end of the course or in the middle of the course). Sometimes, knowing your teacher or tutor can make your life change. I will always remember this superb and well organised course.

Review by Telana Janse van Vuuren, January 25, 2018

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

The TEFL Academy opened up the world to me. They provided me with excellent resources and support in completing my course. The course helped me prepare for an actual classroom with the practical teaching and all the necessary knowledge to design and implement my own lesson plans. I would definitely recommend it to anyone with wanderlust and a passion for people.

Review by Juan-Francois Jansen Van Vuuren, January 24, 2018

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

So i have wanted to do my TEFL since I left High-School and after much research I chose The TEFL Academy. They have awesome teachers and they are just an email away. They always provided me with all the information i needed with links to practice activities and explanations.
I took the 20 hour in class room package as I have no prior teaching experience and that helped me a lot. They covered everything in such detail that after the in-class course I really had no questions to ask when the question session came up. The online portion of the course is easy accessible and the interface is extremely welcoming. The website is well designed and I had no trouble logging in from my various connections.

Review by Grace Kim, January 22, 2018

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

The course is great. The end really gets you. The staff for the online class could be better. Student services made it a hassle to get me an extension. They didn’t make it personal enough. What a headache. Make it easy for us students. I might be teaching someone you know one day.

Oh, and they don’t give you a heads up, but they shut down your account on the last weekday before your course end date. Which sucks. Get it together student services.

Review by Evgenia Stamateri, January 22, 2018

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 very complete and interesting.
I have worked with young children so far, so the parts about lesson planning were definitely very useful to make my class more interactive and interesting for older students as well.
The feedback that I received on my assignments was very quick and very helpful.
I plan to teach abroad within the next year, probably in Asia.

Review by Madeleine Hutchens, January 22, 2018

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

I was excited to have the opportunity to complete a TEFL course alongside my current full time work. The flexible nature of this course was ideal. I also appreciated the fact that you had to complete one module at a time. This meant I invested in each module properly, as opposed to skipping forward. This was key to then be able to complete the end of module exam and assignments comprehensively. Overall, the course content was easy to follow and all the necessary information was provided in order to complete the tests, exam and assignments. I would advise people to create a timeline for the completion of modules/exams/assignments to ensure they have sufficient to complete all comprehensively in the 6 months. When taking full notes this can take longer than initially expected.Thank you for this opportunity, I am now excited to put the learning into practice.

Review by Daniel Cullinan, January 21, 2018

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

I highly recommend The TEFL Academy and have already informed my friends of the great opportunities they will have if they sign up to this course. At first I wasn’t sure if I was capable of completing a 120 hour, as I was never the best at English in school. However, I’m glad I did. The course expanded my knowledge of the English language and provided me with confidence. The online layout is great because it’s easy to navigate. The material provided was very helpful and the course itself was enjoyable.

I thoroughly enjoyed the two class lessons. Jen was extremely helpful and very friendly. I was nervous at first, as I didn’t know what to expect. But I settled in straight away and felt as though I had been in the class for weeks instead of hours. I’ve kept in contact with the people I met on the course, so thank you very much The TEFL Academy for providing me with the opportunity to meet new people.

I can’t wait to look at all the job opportunities I now have thanks to completing the TEFL course.

Review by Paul Cook, January 20, 2018

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

I have been a teacher of music and English in Denmark for nearly 3 decades. I expect to retire to China in a few years, and hope to be able to teach a little when living there. I therefore decided that a TEFL certificate would be beneficial.
I must confess to being somewhat sceptical about how much a 120 hour course could teach me. I was positively surprised and can thoroughly recommend this course to those who like me have jobs to go to. The course is well presented, logically constructed and covers a wide spectrum of that you will require to teach successfully.
I hope to be involved in teaching for many years to come, and looking forward to searching the TEFL jobs sections.
I would add however, that you will not pass if you do not meet the basic requirements. Well done TEFL academy, great course, I should have done this 20 years ago.

Review by Hanro Van den Bergh, January 20, 2018

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

I have completed the course and am still waiting for the certificate to be sent. I really did find the topics and content of the course very interesting and fun. It was truely simple and easy enough for anybody to understand but not so much so that it is boring. I do think this was money well spent and am excited to see what the future holds.
Thanks
Hanro

Review by Abigail Shaw, January 20, 2018

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 completed the 120 hour online course and was very impressed with each aspect of the course. With the course being online I imagined there may be times when it became tedious, but this was not the case. Each module was clearly defined and the target aim was always met. Having the test at the end of each module meant that you were eager to have understood the module in detail. The weekend classroom course hugely exceeded my expectations. The teacher was brilliant and I must say, with 20 hours over two days, the teacher makes all the difference!

TEFL is great, and it was great to meet other people who were doing the same course too.

My advice would be, not to think twice, and sing up for the TEFL course! You must be eager, passionate, and willing to learn. However, I think it is an unwritten rule that anyone who starts the TEFL journey will be that way inclined anyway.

Review by Lizzie Swanepoel, January 20, 2018

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

I loved this course. It’s so informative and detailed. I rushed out of my office every day telling anyone I can about what I’ve learnt.
The practical weekend was very good. We had an excellent teacher who handled the differing levels of student very well.
It took me a lot, lot longer than I thought. I would like to see a more detailed timeline for time expected, especially at the end with the assignments. I had not realised that it all had to be returned and marked by the end of six months and so had to pay for an extension.
I can easily recommend this course, especially for those who have never taught before. Great resources, websites etc.

Review by Jonathan McGuinness, January 20, 2018

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

I completed the 120 hour online course and it exceeded my expectations in every way. The programme is very user friendly and I had no problems with it whatsoever.
The course itself is broken up into manageable chapters that are given in a logical order that allows you to slowly ease into the material.
I would recommend this course to anyone considering it. It does exactly what it says in the tin.

Review by Jaime Ruiz, January 19, 2018

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 44444

The TEFL Academy provided a very well structured, easy to follow course that helped guide me to understanding how to be a successful English teacher.
The two day classroom training was also very rewarding and helpful as the instructor provided useful and relevant information. It was also an opportunity to meet other people interested in teaching English.

Overall, the course is challenging yet rewarding and I would recommend the TEFL Academy to anyone interested in teaching English in a foreign country.

Review by Andrea Felice, January 19, 2018

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

All my life I’ve wanted to travel abroad and the TEFL Academy offered a way for me to do it and to get paid while living my dream! The course was very well planned and thought out because it went through different teaching scenarios, lesson plans, ways of teaching and anything one might expect to encounter in a classroom. It was well worth the time and effort and it will be very helpful for my future career!

Review by Erin, January 19, 2018

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 Not Rated

I completed the 120 hour online course and I was very impressed with it. As a writer, I love English, and I had been wanting to teach English to others. Thanks to the TEFL Academy, I now have that opportunity.

The course content is in-depth, and broken into parts which lessens the difficulty of the overall structure. It emphasizes what needs to be thoroughly learned in order to be correctly taught in the future. And gives any beginner a well structured introduction to teaching English.

I am happy to have gone through this process with TEFL Academy. It was a very pleasant experience, as whenever I had a query or issue, I was assisted immediately and queries were resolved.

Review by Holly Johnston, January 19, 2018

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

I enjoyed taking the 120-hour combination course and believe that the content and advice given really helped me in a classroom setting. The lesson-planning guidance that was given was especially useful, and it was nice to have a refresher when undertaking the assignments.
However, I did find the online course to be quite tedious in parts. Much of the phonetic component proved itself to be inapplicable to our class during the practical weekend (we were all Scottish) and I have not been able to use it in a class so far. The weekend component was very enjoyable and valuable, though, and our instructor gave us a lot of helpful advice beyond the realm of just our course components.

I think this is a good base TEFL course and would recommend it to others.

Review by Eilidh Bowie, January 10, 2018

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

This was an excellent and comprehensive course. The topics to be covered were logically divided up across the modules, each module feeling like its own subtopic. Challenging areas such as English grammar were broken down into manageable steps.

The support team always responded quickly to my queries, and the in-depth feedback on my end-of-course assignments was also very helpful.

Review by Jonathan Rowan Louw, January 10, 2018

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 Not Rated

Wanting to travel but having never taught before I was apprehensive about future prospects as an ESL teacher.
Having completed the TEFL certificate through the TEFL Academy I now have the confidence I was initially lacking.
The online modules together with the practical weekend provided the perfect balance and is a definite must for anyone who has never taught before.
I found the approach to lesson planning most beneficial as I was required to create a lesson plan for my second interview and had it not been for the course I may well not have been successful.
Furthermore, the practical weekend (and our instructor) rounded off the online portion fantastically and I gathered several insights into how to actually teach a class and the conduct therein.
I highly recommend The TEFL Academy to anyone wanting to teach whilst travelling.

Thank you for the opportunities this course has created and good luck to all future ESL teachers

Review by Sam, January 5, 2018

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 offered excellent services both in the intensive course and the online modules. Since beginning to work with EFL students, it has quickly become clear how valuable the course content and practical advise is. I would strongly recommend the course for anyone wishing to pursue this pathway.

Review by Adriano Melikardi, January 5, 2018

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

This course provided me a very helpful and interesting information that can be used in my future experience of teaching English. The online layout and functionality are awesome and overall it makes for an enjoyable and flexible study program. I highly recommend it.

Review by Dominic Murphy, January 5, 2018

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

I’m already involved in teaching English and wanted the TEFL to advance my career. I found the TEFL Acadamy easy to deal with when enrolling and setting up my course. The course itself is very informative with helpful videos and lots [perhaps a little too much] of text. But the instruction is clear and I made steady progress from start to finish. I would highly recommend the TEFL Acadamy.

Review by Gillian Benjamin, January 4, 2018

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 think the course was very comprehensive giving a good framework to start a teaching career from and each module also included very useful further reading materials to further your knowledge and skills. The feedback on the final assignments was very helpful as well, so all in all it was extremely good value and I’m looking forward to getting a teaching job soon.

Review by Flavia Savoca, January 4, 2018

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

One of the best courses ever! I’ve just passed my 120 hours course and I can’t thank the Academy enough for all the information, techniques and tips I’ve learned. Thanks to the interactive activities done throughout the course I am now aware of all the teaching skills a good teacher needs. The final assignments really helped me to put in practice what I’ve been studying in each module. I’m now working for an english private school and online company thanks to the knowledge acquired . I would definitely recommend The TEFL Academy to anyone who wants to teach and get a TEFL certification.

Review by Irene Bennett, January 4, 2018

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

I truly learned a lot from this course. They have it very organized and detailed, so I like that. They usually give you 6 months to finish, and I went beyond that because of personal events happening in my life and they were very gracious at extending it with a minimum fraction of the cost to extend it.

I wanted to do the practice teaching, but most of the schedules near my location happen on Saturday, which I cannot go to because it’s the Sabbath for me. I wish they have different schedules, like during the week, to accommodate other people who might not be available on the weekend.

Other than that, the experience has been great! Great quality, great customer service, great program!

Review by Nasiphi, January 4, 2018

Overall Rating 55555
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

The course was very easy to follow and complete. It was well structured and contained content that I found both interesting, new and challenging at sometimes. I would recommend the course to anyone. My only feedback is with regards to the costs involved after obtaining the certificate. The fast track fee must be displayed up front when booking the course and allowed to be selected as an option

Review by Kenny Chan, January 3, 2018

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 is my best way to obtain my TEFL qualification. Firstly, its course structure is very well-organized. 2 days classroom in-person training plus 100 hours for online training. This basically blended with theory and practical all together.

I very enjoyed it! I feel happy as I’m now a qualified English teacher with my current completed university degrees. This can enhance my chance to get a dream job overseas.

Also I decided to go for this great course because I want to change my career forever and want to get strong! (Just like Pokemon trainer, Ash Ketchum in Kalos series)

The price is very affordable! A$375 after 50% off discount!

I recommend everyone should do the course if you want to get a TEFL qualification!

Review by Francesia Wilson, January 3, 2018

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

The 100 hour online and 20 hour classroom based TEFL course was better than I had expected. I had personally not begun the online aspect of the course before attending the classroom, however this was not problematic and in fact assisted me along the way of the online course. I was able to complete the course in 6 months at a pace that worked around my daily life and busy schedule. The course was interesting, engaging and educational. The two end of course assignments were challenging and I received good, detailed feedback from online tutors. I am now in Brazil, hoping to use my TEFL qualification and I am confident that the CV and cover letter guidance attached will help me to find a job.

Review by Alessia, January 3, 2018

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’ve finally completed my TEFL course!
Spent many years thinking about it and trying to figure out if it was worth. The only way to find out was to give it a try.
I am happy to recommend it to anyone who wants to start to teach English as foreigner language.
From grammar and linguistic, lesson planning to more specific psychological and pedagogical topic, the 120 hours course gives you an overview of how to successfully plan a lesson for different levels and ages, things to take in consideration and activities which facilitate learning.
The 20 hours classroom course is very helpful to get into the TEFL mindset and understand how a lesson should be set up, with great tips for the final assignments as well.
After completing this course, I feel confident and prepared to embark on a new adventure.
The TEFL jobs board and the useful resources that the course provides, including tips for CV and cover letter, guide you through the job application process.
As English speakers sometimes we take it for granted, until we realise that we are very lucky and teaching English can actually empower people around the world.

Review by Thomas Coleman, January 3, 2018

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 two day workshop was fun and informative. The online section was thorough with two relatively challenging assessments to finish. I recommend this course as a first step to ESL teaching.

Review by Michael Owen, January 3, 2018

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

I really enjoyed doing my TELF studies. I took a lot longer than planned and it was great to the have the extension option.
Learnt heaps and I feel proud of myself.

Review by Elaine Kruger, January 3, 2018

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

I really enjoyed this course and found the information imparted invaluable. The content was very helpful and the activities made everything easily understandable. The lesson planning and how to manage a classroom were my favourite modules because of the ideas and concepts explained.

Review by Taahiera Carolus, January 3, 2018

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 don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner! What an amazing course outline, extremely helpful, insightful, creative and inspiring. Not only was my TEFL trainer Judy Nel amazing, easy going and easy to talk to, I also made a few new friends thanks to TEFL. Although the grammar section was pretty grueling, I thoroughly enjoyed the step by step guide through all 10 modules. I would most certainly recommend this course to anyone wanting to step outside their comfort zones and teach English abroad! Thank you to the TEFL academy, thank you Mrs Nel!

Here’s to changing the world one TEFL English teacher at a time!

Taahiera
South Africa

Review by Brian Davison, December 18, 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 44444

The course was easy to access and understand and very clear throughout. The weekend practical was well presented with humour, essential to learning !

Review by Sevde Demirezer, December 18, 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 55555

I am Really Happy witch this course!
It provides you wir all Information needed to get some in-depth looks in what awaits you on your road to become a great teacher and you how to overcome difficult obstacles. The support and especially the tutors are really helpful and respond to any questions I asked in just a short space of time.

Review by Margarida, December 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 found the 120 hour 100% online course to be ideal: self-paced over 6 months, no need to incur extra costs nor holidays to complete it. My city is geographically not practical to travel from had I needed to travel. I assure you, it is possible to document an hour course as if we had been there in person presenting it. But as a future teacher, you are motivated and structured. The modules provided a good foundation in each topic and lots of relevant links. The feedback on the assignments contains very pertinent comments and were really useful. Overall I would highly recommend the course dearly.

Review by Marilyn Murray-York, December 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 found the TEFL course quite challenging, especially the final two assignments. Although I have a degree in English, this course covered a lot more in grammar, plus the methods of teaching all ages, whilst creating an innovative and fun, learning environment.
I would recommend this course to anyone interested in teaching English as a foreign language as it opens up a broad range of teaching opportunities both locally and abroad.

Review by Luciana Vaughan, December 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 highly recommend the TEFL 120 hour course! I started with no knowledge at all about teaching and have finished feeling very accomplished and feeling as if I am ready to start teaching! This course was easy to follow and I felt as if I was constantly learning new things every day. The last two assignments really challenged and pushed me but I was so happy when I had finished and completed them. All in all, I am thoroughly pleased with my experience with The TEFL Academy.

Review by Fiona Mukobo, December 15, 2017

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

I’ve always wanted to do the TEFL 120hrs course now that i have finally completed the course I am really excited!since i’ m already a Primary school teacher,I found the course very helpful and interesting.I got to learn more about the English language..I have started applying for jobs and hope to get something soon..I recommend the course to others who would like to take the course…Feedback was quick and i found the assignments quite challenging but happy to have made it through the course….

Review by Lisa Meyer, December 15, 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

The TEFL course was a well structured course. It was easy to follow and very informative. It offered a lot of extra reading materials and resources to help me throughout the course. Whenever i requested assistance there was always a quick reply. If you are interested in doing a teaching course, i would recommend the TEFL academy.

Review by Daniela d'Hotman de Villiers, December 7, 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 thought that TEFL was an excellent programme to get my teaching-English certificate through. It was efficient, professional and informative. It has inspired me to teach English and travel! Thanks to the team

Review by Maria, December 3, 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 my certificate now and I am very proud of it! Through lots of teaching materials and methods I can make my lessons more enjoyable and effective. I’ve learnt a lot on my classroom practice and got confidence as well. So a big THANK YOU to TEFL.

Review by Stephens, November 27, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
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

Great course. Very effective teaching methods through all the modules. I’ve learned a lot of new material and feel more confident teaching abroad.

Review by Anabela Dos Santos, November 26, 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 already received my TEFL certificate and I am very proud of it!
The TEFL Academy provided a very efficient and interesting course, plenty of further reading and useful links.
Despite teaching for such a long time now, this course was the cherry on the cake! Being used to teach overseas, to know other culture and people, I really hope to fly away again to new lands, this time carrying my TEFL certificate.
Thank you, TEFL Academy for the course and the support!

Review by Natasha Taliadoros, November 26, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
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

TEFL provided everything that was needed for the correct education and preperation.
It was easy for me to navigate their website and lessons whilst fitting it around my schedule.
I felt I had the support needed and am confident in applying to jobs abroad now. They also have substantial support once you are qualified on applying for work.

Review by Bethany Christen, November 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

Course was hard, as to be expected, but extremely rewarding and well taught!

Review by Kimya Ghazizadeh, November 25, 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

The content of the course was very interesting and the feedback was really useful to help me further develop skills learnt over the online lessons. I especially enjoyed the classroom session which I attended locally as I found it nice to have a combination of face to face as well as online learning.

I am excited to use the skills I have learnt during the course when teaching in the future.

Review by Daniel Bowater, November 25, 2017

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

Over the last three months I have completed the 120 hour TEFL course (100 hours online, 20 hours in-class). Overall I was very happy with both the online and practical components. The content is seperated into manageable parts which I found helpful being from a non-teaching background. After completing the challenging end of course assignments and 20-hour class I now feel far more confident in teaching my own classes. The TEFL Academy also provides some very useful tips on preparing your CV, links to prospective employers and indirectly it helps you network with other students and teachers.

Review by Donna, November 24, 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

I have been a primary school teacher for ten years and completed the course as I hope to move overseas. The course content was interesting and helpful, as teaching Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening in an English speaking country does not require you to think so explicitly about grammar and pronunciation. There was plenty of extra reading and resources available if I needed it, as well as lots of practise activities to check for understanding. The final assignments would be very helpful for a person new to teaching and a great stepping stone to writing your own when teaching. I recommend this course to anyone wishing to complete the 120-hour TEFL Training.

Review by Ursula van Rooyen, November 23, 2017

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

I had previously completed my teaching degree with my major in English and I have to say that I learned quite a lot. The information that was given from a teaching point of view regarding students speaking the language in class in front of other students made me re-evaluate my past experiences and the section about how to set up a lesson plan according to the skill that is being taught has helped me change my approach to teaching in the classroom.

Whenever I had an issue or inquiry the staff at TEFL Academy always replied within a day or so which shows how dedicated they are to make your learning experience as enjoyable as possible.

I have heard many negative things about doing courses online but I had no problems what so ever with TEFL Academy and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to complete this course online.

Review by Ana McWiliams, November 23, 2017

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

I am writng a review because I feel the course provided me with the information I needed to see if this career path is for me. I completed 20 hours in class and 100 hours online and I will admitt at times it was stressful but when I submitted my last assignment I felt a huge sense of accomplishment. This course really teaches you what you need and should know as a TEFL teacher and I am pleased to know I enjoyed the course work. I would often imagine myself in an actual class setting in order to complete my assignments.
Resources are provided but I only used a few and the job placement board is out of date. There are jobs still posted from 2 years ago so it may seem like a lot of jobs are available but this is not the case.

Review by Davide Richardson-deiana, November 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 just completed the TEFL course and I’m really happy with the overall , I feel all materials and teaching is set up very well and easy to follow . Each module is clear and has a lot of helpful tips , also great links at the end. When support is needed the tutors are very pleased to help and they have a very quick turn around, there reply are very clear and help to resolve any doubts. I can definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to teach English , I fee ready to teach now.

Review by Claire Fraser, November 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

The way it was structured was simple and enabled me to gain confidence in learning and teaching English grammar to foreign students.

Review by Aleksei Andreev, November 23, 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

The TEFL Academy provided a very efficient course. Although it’s completely online, it gives you everything you need for teaching English as a foreignb language. The material is very understandable and every module is provided by materials and links for further reading , which seems to me very useful! The course is targeted to practice applying of the theory and contains a plenty of practical material. Tasks and activities are very interesting. The course has given me new thoughts about my future life and things I want to do in future!

Review by Bianca Brower, November 23, 2017

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

I am a qualified primary school teacher & did my TEFL Certification as a means to help find work overseas. I totally underestimated the depth to which the TEFL course goes. That being said, I learn stuff I had never learnt in my degree studies – which I found facinating. The modules were fairly set out & the fact that you have multiple test attempts & can review tests also takes a fair bit of pressure off. I thoroughly enjoyed the course work & the training weekend was well run & good fun too. I can soundly say I 100% feel more equipped now, having done my TEFL course than I did before doing it, in terms of going overseas to teach. I would highly recommend this to anyone!!

Review by Denver Hepburn, November 23, 2017

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

I took part in the 120 hour combines course with the TEFL academy.

I found the classroom part of the course very useful and interesting and the instructor was amazing. He told us about his experiences and everything that he has done during his time being a tefl tutor, he also helped us with ideas and techniques of teaching which were very useful.

The 100 hours online were also very very useful, they give you all the information you need to learn, it is very helpful having to complete work book questions too because it is a good way of testing your knowledge as you do the course. The assignments were really good practice of how you would put together and lesson and plan it all which is obviously helpful.
Feedback was quick and gave me a lot of information on what I done well and what i could have improved on but overall I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would highly recommend it too others too do.

I am yet to go out into the world and teach but I feel highly confident after participating in this course.

Thankyou

Review by Renata Agnerova, November 23, 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 have just received my certificate and i feel really proud. As Im not a native English speaker i had serious doubts if I’ll be able to finish the course successfully. However the was no need to be worry about it. The whole course was well structured, everything was clearly explained and interesting. What i’ve enjoyed most was the practice part, the weekend we have spent together with the other future teachers was just amazing. We all got opportunity to practice and create our own lessons. I found it really helpfull as I have no teaching experience yet. I would highly recommend the course to anyone who would like to travel and help people to learn to speak English. 120 hours well spent. Thank you TEFL, it was my pleasure 🙂

Review by Alex Eismont, November 23, 2017

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

Wonderful course for someone who is looking to teach c English abroad. Tests were fairly structured and the assignments actually made you think! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a TEFL program.

Review by Isobel Eyre, November 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

As a third year student at Newcastle University, I wanted to complete my TEFL training over summer (between 2nd and 3rd year), in order to hopefully teach abroad after my studies!
Due to an unexpectedly busy summer my work ran over slightly into my third year, but TEFL Academy provided me with a great course that was really easy to complete online. The experience has taught me so much and overall the learning was incredibly enjoyable! I was able to balance my studies between the online courses and assessments, and time management was completely in my own hands. The course is very focused, with clear instructions and helpful tutors. It consists of 10 modules, each with a short exam to check your understanding.
TEFL academy provide many internships, advertisements for job offers to explore employment, and all this feels very achievable due to there extra support in preparing your CV and cover letter!
I am now beginning to research jobs across South East Asia, to hopefully travel and teach English after I finish University.
All in all a great experience, would recommend to anyone!

Review by Natallia Parkhachuk, November 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

Although I got my MA quite a while ago, I really enjoyed being a student and taking a course at the TEFL Academy! The presentation of material was well-structured, the feedback I got was informative and on point, and the overall process of learning was incredibly enjoyable! Special thanks for providing links to wonderful resources any EFL teacher will be most happy to use. This experience was truly amazing and I never regretted my having decided to sign up for the course. I most definitely recommend the TEFL Academy to those who are still looking for a right TEFL school. Search no more!

Review by Skyla Valade, November 8, 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

The TEFL Academy provided a great course. It was so easy to complete online- had a great user interface, all of my concerns were addressed nearly immediately and the online aspect was so convenient. It was also a thorough course, giving me enough confidence to teach classes once I was certified and not giving me the chance to just skim through the lessons. Overall a great experience. Thank you!

Review by Miranda Mali, November 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 to say the TEFL academy was a great experience for me. All their resources are always up to date. Most importantly, I always had support throughout the course whenever needed. Not once, I felt like I was bothering my tutors. The overall course is very focused on making sure that you understand what you just learned. I really enjoyed it, and would highly recommend it to anyone. I am currently working in China as an English Teacher and that is only thanks to The TEFL ACADEMY! So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

Review by Christine Moller, November 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

This TEFL course was recommended to me by a friend already successfully teaching English to foreigners for 4 years. The TEFL Academy is a well respected name in the teaching environments. The presentation of the content was clear and easy to follow.The PDF versions of the workbook made it easy to search for specific information and also to navigate material back and forth. The videos and resource material really added practical value to the skills needed upon real time market entry.

I was very impressed with tutor feedback and competency as well as the helpful attitude that came through in their commmunication style. There are extra support offered by the TEFL ACADEMY, for example in preparing your CV and cover letter as well as an opportunity to explore employment offered in several countries.

I can highly recommend this particular institution to train with.

Review by Monica Lorincz-Stinea, November 6, 2017

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

The course content focused on the main areas of TEFL and the guidance in lesson planning as well as our instructor in Cambridge were spot on!
Throughout the course, there should have been an easier and a faster way to get feedback – this could have saved a lot of time. It would have also been useful to have access to the course after the 6 months – it will be difficult for me to make future lessons without the information I relied on during the course.
All in all, it was a great experience! I would rate this course as good going towards very good if a few things were to be improved. Thank you and all the best!

Review by Julie Stevenson, November 6, 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 55555

I am a full time teacher to students who have English as a first language. I found it very interesting to do this course.
There are many things which come naturally to English speakers- things we never think about, for example, the order of adjectives, I have never even considered that that is something which a non English speaker would have to learn! So I actually learnt a lot about the language I have been teaching for many years.
I found it very worthwhile.

Review by melis, November 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 55555

The TEFL academy was a great experience. All their resources are up to date, and not boring or too old school at all. The overall course is very focused on making sure you understand what you just learned. The course has 10 modules but each module consist of 10-15 activities that make sure you understood each page. I really enjoyed it, and would highly recommend to anyone!

Review by Lindokuhle Khumalo, November 5, 2017

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

I don’t regret taking the decision to do my TEFL course with The TEFL Academy.If I had to say my experience was AMAZING it would definitely be an understatement,It was a SPECTACULAR journey with them.They have a very strong commitment to their students ,great teaching content, exceptional support and great professionalism.You would definitely lose out if you do not choose The TEFL Academy.I highly recommend it.
THANK YOU!….THANK YOU!!KEEP UP WITH THE GREAT SERVICE!!

Review by Alyssa Scott, November 3, 2017

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’ve just recently completed my course. I must say that I’ve really enjoyed the course. The in class lessons are a big part of the course. I would recommend that to everyone. The lecturers give you so much insight as to what to expect in the rest of the modules as well as how to plan lessons. I just wish we would have spent more time on the lesson planning. As that is a major part of what you as a TEFL teacher will be doing and using. Other than that the course is structured well.

Review by Maja Kos, November 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

The 120 hour TEFL course that I followed was very interesting and informative. I had no problems following the material as it is well planned out and broke up into modules. I studied at my own pace and was able to take exams when I felt ready. Also, I found some of the material very helpful and informative.Thank you.

Review by Linda Punter, November 2, 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

As a retiree who would like to volunteer as an English language teacher both at home and abroad, I was reluctant to spend a great deal of money to get a qualification. When I saw this advertised (120hr) at half price, I decided it was time to act. Little did I know how comprehensive and yet rewarding this would be. I only contacted the Academy once for a non-course inquiry. their response was same day, and their feedback on the final assignments was great.
The course content was amazing. I really struggled with the grammar parts (it’s a long time since I’ve had to consider grammar), but the comment that ‘we may never use it again but should know it’ kept me going. Overall, this was a very positive experience that I would recommend to anyone. Thanks.

Review by Paola Alessandra Baccigalupo, November 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

I think the course was excellent. I have never had any kind of problems during the course, neither technical nor conceptual. The online platform is easy to use and very practical. The contents are professional, a lot of examples are provided and every aspect is well explained. I would have appreciated if more video materials had been included. Taking an online course has turned out to be a good idea for me because I was able to do it whenever it suited me. The quality of feedback was really high with a lot of detailed information given in order to improve. I recommend the TEFL academy!

Review by Elizabeth Coffey, November 2, 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 44444

I had a good experience with the 120-hour online TEFL course. I am currently teaching English in Spain and I found the course content very useful in my current job. Also, it was great learning and working on the class at my own pace. The quizzes after each module made sure you understood the material without being tricky. Overall, I would recommend this course to anyone looking to get their TEFL certificate through an online course. I did feel like the grading was slightly inconsistent on my two end of class assignments, but that is likely due to the different graders. I think that this course offered great, real-world knowledge and examples that will no doubt help me in my career as an English teacher.

Review by Ciara, November 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’m so proud of myself for completing this course! I would recommend doing the classroom course before doing the online course – it helped me alot and gave me a much better understanding when completing the modules.

The course content was very informative and the modules were achievable through instructive content and tests.

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and can’t recommend The TEFL Academy enough.

Review by ELENA MARIA GARCÍA NAVARRO, November 2, 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

Thanks to TEFL I am delivering more creative lessons that are helping my students at Primary School.
This approaching to English is also useful not just for an english teacher but for teachers that would like to put a better input on their classes.
Though I am not an English teacher nor an English citizen, I am really pleased with all the resources I found during this course because they helped me to improve my English level in many areas ( Grammarly mostly) and encouraged me to help children with a language barrier to become more confident when they are at school.

Review by Sharon Lehane, October 23, 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 found this course to be very good. I don’t really have any complaints. All of the modules were very informative and helped me greatly in the classes that I am currently giving to students. However, I do wish I could still view the course content after completing it as it would be very helpful for revision purposes.

Review by Tilden Moonsamy, October 23, 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 fantastic. I studied at my own pace as time allowed and completed it in just over 5 months (out of 6), completing modules occasionally.The typical time frame of completing the course is 4-6 weeks, which is easily attainable. The modules are well planned out and broken up so that we can truly learn from each section and not be overwhelmed with information. The course also provides good training which gives me confidence, with practice on lesson planning a good feature, including the two end of course assessments. The online functionality is refreshing and makes for comfortable studying. I genuinely recommend this course.

Review by Joe Barry, October 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

I thoroughly recommend the Combined TEFL course. I was apprehensive of the two day classroom instruction sessions but the instructor immediately made us relax and I felt completely at ease.

I was impressed with the instructors depth of knowledge and they demonstrated excellent teaching and coaching skills.

The two days were challenging and being immediately put on the spot for teaching practice was very rewarding (once the nerves/fear had subsided).

The two days prepared me very well for the online content and I was equally impressed with the detail the online content provided. I was very engaged in the module to test environment and the content flowed easily. The assignments were more challenging but followed on from the online learning very well and I had no problem adapting my learned knowledge to the assignment work.

The feedback received for both assignments was very positive and encouraging with excellent pointers to where I could improve.

All in all I enjoyed the process and the knowledge gained will certainly stand me in good stead for the next step in my teaching journey.

Review by Caroline, October 22, 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 recently completed my TEFL with TEFL Academy and could not recommend it more. Each module was informative and interesting and were reviewed with an end of unit test that helped to cement my understanding of the topics. The assignments were great at applying the knowledge I had learned and creating lesson plans and an essay.

Review by Buyekezwa Namba, October 21, 2017

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

My experience with The TEFL Academy was great. Starting with the 20 hour classroom experience was a good choice for me because it made it so much easier to understand what was expected from me in the online course. The online course is filled with exciting ways to teach English as a foreign language. The 10 modules are clear and the activities are a great help to sharpen tour knowledge before going on to the end of module test. I also loved that fact that you have to pass the test to move on to the next module. The TEFL Academy is the best place to get a TEFL experience and certificate.

Review by Karen Parham, October 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

This was an excellent way of learning about and gaining some experience in teaching TEFL. The online content is extremely useful and accessible. There was enough material to fully prepare you for a TEFL-teaching career. There were plenty of exercises and end-of-unit tests to check your learning and understanding.
The practice element I would also highly recommend. You are given an overview of some of the main themes, an opportunity to ask questions about aspects you don’t understand, an opportunity to practice in front of other students and an opportunity to get ideas and tips from fellow students.
There are two final assessments which check your overall understanding and ability to prepare and plan lessons. These are marked with detailed and useful feedback.
This is ideal for those who have busy lives and need a course to fit around various commitments. It fully prepares you for the classroom without having to spend too much time and money and travelling.

Review by Nicola Rutt, October 20, 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 chose The TEFL Academy online course as it was exceptional value for money and meant I could fit studying into my every day life as and when I could. Plus, I live abroad so it wasn´t possible for me to do the combined course. The flexibility of online studying worked really well for me. I didn´t need to contact a tutor during the course but it was great to know that I could contact someone for help if I needed to. The structure of the course was easy to follow and I liked the fact that you couldn´t move on to the next module until you´d completed the last one and passed the test(s). As well as the modules, they provide loads of additional reading resources so the course really is jam packed full of information. It challenged me sufficiently and also really made me think about what it is to teach English as a foreign language and made me aware of aspects of both teaching and learning that I wouldn´t otherwise have considered. The assignments were especially challenging and the feedback from the tutor was detailed and positive. All in all a really positive experience and great value for money. Also, I received my certificate (posted overseas) within a week of passing! Thank you TEFL Academy.

Review by Diana Tsoma, October 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

TEFL course provides an outstanding opportunity to systematize and put things in your head in order, which could have been segmental before.

As a tutor with 6 years of working experience I had many various situations when I was supposed to act differently: choose another activity, pay more attention to eliciting, make sure that the students grasp material properly… TEFL course highlights these mistakes and provides real solutions for that.

It took me 5 months to finish the course but only because I was extremely busy at my (just yet) main job. However it is 100% possible to accomplish it during a month and a half.

Summing up the pros: well-structured material; lots of handy methods, activities and recommendations; useful resources for individual exploration.
As for the cons, I believe it would be great to add more information on national specificity and broader range of life examples covered, as for the most part the examples included Spanish, Thai and Arabian students.

Thanks again for the great course and will be looking forward for more interesting news and updates!

Review by Jacquelyn Lagiewka, October 19, 2017

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

The course at TEFL Academy was well designed and extremely thorough. I loved that it was self-paced, because I have a crazy work/school life and I was able to study in my own time. While the site doesn’t have a phone app that I’m aware of, I was able to access a mobile-friendly version of the website on my phone so I could study from wherever I wanted. The frequent mini-assignments kept me from getting bored with the reading material, and each had a specific purpose so I didn’t feel like I was wasting my time by doing them. The final assignments were no joke, but I felt they were a fair test of how well I could apply what I’d learned and the tutors who marked my final assignments gave really insightful feedback. I have already recommended this course to several friends who want to get certified in TEFL/TESL. 🙂

Review by Emma Docherty, October 19, 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 attending the workshops and completing the online course, I feel I have learnt so much with the TEFL Academy. The workshops were extremely helpful and the fact that you can complete the online course at your own pace was a huge plus point for me. I completed it in around 8 weeks but I feel it could’ve been completed in less time than that had I tried! Feedback from the assignments was very helpful and any queries I had regarding the course were answered almost immediately. I can’t fault this course at all and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is looking to gain a TEFL qualification.

Review by Richard L Wiseman, October 19, 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 worked as a secondary English state school teacher in the UK for 16 years in the past & having studied Linguistics in the first year of my humanities degree I thought that this would be an easy course for me, but it was hard work, challenging and yet very satisfying. From a teacher’s perspective it is well accredited, well put together, well structured, with very high quality lessons and materials. It took me longer than I thought, but that’s because the course activated my curiosity and so I did plentiful reading around the the lessons and topics. What interested me was the pedagogical approach being promoted by the TEFL Academy, which is inductive learning and sadly this student centred active approach to learning has all but disappeared from UK mainstream schooling and yet it it is clearly a pedagogical style which works very well; I’m looking forward to using this teaching style again. Finally the assignments at the end were rapidly marked and feed back was detailed and balanced. I paid the 50% discounted price of £125 for the course and frankly that is a bargain. Well done TEFL academy. I highly recommend this course, even just as something for an academically minded individual to enjoy doing for fun.

Review by Victoria Leadbetter, October 19, 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 brilliant. The online course was well laid out and I liked how it wouldn’t let you progress until you proved your understanding of the course so far. It also gives some structure to the course so you are not left trying to form your own. The classroom part really brought together everything learnt online. When I finished I got my certificate just a few days later. The course is brilliant value for money and I recommend it to anyone looking to get their TEFL certificate.

Review by Adalaine Mellisha Govender, October 19, 2017

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

I have just recently received a distinction in the TEFL course with the TEFL Academy. I personally feel that doing this course was a great idea and it will help my career and personal development a lot in the future. I have unfortunately only done the online course and cannot really comment on the practice teaching. I have also not completed my CV yet so I cannot comment on job placements either. However, I would highly recommend this course to anyone.

Review by Samina Karrim, October 19, 2017

Overall Rating Not Rated
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

An excellent course guiding one to reach maximum learning out of these 10 modules and assignments. All the modules are highly accessible and easy to get through. The tests are structured such that all cognitive level questioning are used. They are perfectly structured. Handling of the account to process fees was done professionally without a problem. Professional and accountable support was rendered when needed. I have referred a relative to do this course, specifically with this company due to the high level of competency.

Review by Holly Toner, October 19, 2017

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

I am so happy to have finally finished the TEFL course!! All the information given in the course was very helpful and easy enough to understand. I feel the course has prepared me substantially for a job teaching English. I can’t say much about job placement as I have not looked for a TEFL job just yet…….but TEFL were great at giving advice for cover letter/CV and job resources. I found the classroom hours to be the most effective and useful part of the course as it allowed me to gain experience presenting and teaching English to a class of children. The feedback given after the assessments were also great as well! Thank you TEFL xoxo

Review by Carly, October 9, 2017

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

Hi all this is a great course to do. I loved the practical side to it as it showed me that I am capable of teaching. Its was a really fun experience. I loved how the onkine material has a succession and you can onky move onto the next section once you are finnished with the previous section. This helps you to remain foucused. In applying what I learnt to doing the assignments, I realised how much I had actually learnt.

Review by Mary goveas, October 8, 2017

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

I am so glad I registered for this course. It has taught me many important things, such as technical words. I now feel enlightened and confident in many areas. Every skill is very well covered. However, there could have been more explanation on teaching of various reading strategies. The course is well laid out but is challenging, especially the End of Course Assignments. The additional resources were very informative.

Regarding the timing mentioned (120 hours), I feel this is the bare minimum. So if you want to excel, be prepared to do at least 300 hours. I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to teach English in the future.

Review by Rebecca Tweedy, October 6, 2017

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

I have recently passed the 120 hour TEFL online course. I feel this is one of the best things I have ever done. Being able to do it online and to find out if you’ve passed each module within a few minutes enables you to Do the course at your own speed. I learnt an awful lot at the contact time weekend, this gave me an idea of lesson planning and timing and an opportunity to ask lots of questions. Overall I would recfomend this course to anyone.

Review by Kristy, October 5, 2017

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

Recently completed this course and recommend it to those seeking an online option. I enjoyed being able to work at my own pace, as my personal time frame allowed. The only slight negative is that for the last two assignments students are to receive feedback within 5 days but a couple times the feedback came later. The feedback was constructive and concise but when working under a deadline for completion it does make a difference. That aside – it was certainly a positive course.

Review by Antoine, October 4, 2017

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

Obviously, I can not compare this course with any other but the experience with the TEFL academy has been great and I feel the course content definitely is what I need to start teaching and be ready in front of my first students.

The interaction with the instructor on the 2 days onsite course was superb, and the feedback I got when I got in touch with them to help me out was as good. The instructors know their subject and help you put you in the best position to succeed.

Their job boards is not the best but they give you extra internet sites to find work, so not a big deal.

Go for it if teaching is what you want to do

Review by Emily Barnes, October 4, 2017

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

The resources were amazing and it was such a coherent course to follow. Feedback was given in just a few days and comments were fair and encouraging. It made an otherwise self directed course feel like a normal classroom setting and it solidified the online content with coursework practise. Very pleased with the qualification.

Review by Martina Finocchiaro, October 4, 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

A friend of mine told me about “The TEFL Academy” and after reading their website I decided to enroll. Probably one of the best choices of my life. I enjoyed every module of this course and each of these modules helped me understanding all the process behind a lesson and the teaching. I loved the weekend of training in London, the teacher was prepared and gave us a lot of tips for this course and our future as EFL Teachers. Very satisfied with the TEFL Academy. Thank you for the opportunity!!

Review by Carolyn, October 4, 2017

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

So glad I chose this company to get my TEFL certification from, they were extremely helpful when I had a question about my final assignments and got back to me quickly. I really liked the feedback from both of the assignments it really gave me an insight to how I was doing. The information was helpful and useful, I took notes throughout the whole class so that I could always look back on what I learned. The extra readings were also really great, I would recommend this program to anyone looking for a TEFL certification!

Review by Ija Kaczmarczyk, October 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 am very satisfied with the contents of 120-hour TEFL course. Also, the staff is very helpful and professional. I recommend The TEFL Academy to everyone!

Review by Blanche Labuschagne, October 1, 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 experience I had with the TEFL Academy was flawless. They are so professional and they responded quickly when I needed help. They are great!!!

Review by Robin Lesch, September 29, 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

YAY!!! i have completed my course!!! Lots of important information gained. Also regarding the site it is user friendly. Step by step instructions i never felt lost. When assistants was needed the response was very quick and helpful. Currently i am helping a friend complete her TELF course but with another agency, i must say TEFL Academy is the most informative, the tests and exercises helped a lot. I have no negative things to say about this course, only very helpful and i can not wait to travel and start teaching abroad.
Thank you TEFL Academy!!!!

Review by Mirela Cruceru, September 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

When I started my TEFL course I was thinking: this will bring me some didactic information to complete my actual knowledge acquired in the bachelor degree I hold, but my surprise was big as I realized it was a lot more what I was going to gain from this course. It was not just information that you need to memorize (and then forget), it was a very logical, well structured course that made me think before giving me the answers.
In this course I gained the confidence of a well prepared teacher ready to work and see the world.

Review by Marcelle Baptista, September 28, 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

Studying the TEFL course with The TEFL Academy was an exceptional learning experience and a very enjoyable journey. The overal course covered every basis of learning, and teaching the English language, and has provided me with the knowledge and skill to be able to teach the language to others and enlighten their minds. Every tool has been provided and studying this course has given me the confidence to embark on a new journey and opening up a whole new world for myself the the students whose lives I can potentially touch and enrich. Language is the light of the mind and we better understand one another globally when we can communicate. I am very satisfied with my TEFL studying experience and am excited to begin my new venture.

Review by Hagen, September 28, 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 44444

Yeeeeeees please, I cannot believe I have completed my course!! Job placement was poor though. Every module helped me open my eyes to what children need to learn and what is expected from me as a teach and I am so motivated to go and travel the world teaching English! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Review by IRINA SHEVNINA, September 18, 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

Dear TEFL Academy, thank you! I am very happy I have finished the course and that I have chosen your academy. It gives English teachers a great chance to travel and to work with people in different countries, which is extremely interesting for anybody. Each module is so informative and useful that I would recommend this course even to those teachers who are not going to work abroad, as it helps to systematize your knowledge and make sure your lessons are well planned, and interesting for students. Thank you.

Review by Sarah Hiney, September 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

Woohoo I’m finished ☺️ I am so happy I picked the TEFL academy to do my TEFL course with. Each module was so informative and I learned so much. All the tests and assignments kept me on my feet. It is such a flexible course. I work full time and I was able to complete the course to fit in with my schedule. I am so excited to travel the world and having this course opens so many doors for me. Thank you TEFL academy. I 100% recommend this to anyone who wants to travel.

Review by Masimbaashe Kapembeza, September 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

Phew,i’m so glad i’m officially done with my course and i can teach English as a second language. Enrolling with The TEFL academy was one of the best decisions i have ever made with regards to my academics. The student support system is phenomenal. The assistance i got from my tutors was exceptional and very helpful.

The study material is well documented and it prepares you as a teacher. I’m currently working as teacher but when i worked on the lesson plans provided by the academy, i was challenged and inspired. The lesson planning is quite effective and it enables the teacher to achieve the desired outcome.

I have studied a couple of times on-line with other institutions, but clearly The TEFL academy tops the list. Service is is excellent and i shall share to friends and family the wonderful experience i had

Review by Jessica Hirst, September 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

Signing up to TEFL was one of the best things I have ever done. I found the 20 hours in the class with the teacher really beneficial and worthwhile and the online course really informative. The course was structured really well, and whilst I found the tests and assignments somewhat challenging, I felt a real sense of achievement once they were completed. I also recommend buying the TEFL handbooks as they are so well presented and really helpful when looking for new ideas and resources and information on how to teach certain things.

Review by Zelda Pretorius, September 14, 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 have just completed the 120h course with a distinction. when I have read the forums about the assignments I really had a hard time waiting for my first results as many people were not getting it right the first time according their messages. However, it all went extremely well and I can just say that if you follow the guidelines as given throughout the lessons, you will not fail. After my one class this week I suddenly realized that my lessons are worked out according to the plans I have just learnt, so my 20 years of robotics teaching was not that far off but now I know the reasons why I should do things certain ways. Thank you very much for this opportunity.
One thing that I would like to ask is that a PDF certificate is available for download as part of the fees. For some reason South Africa only gets a printed one send by mail and this makes it difficult when you have to send out your CV with copies of your certificates.

Review by David, September 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 am very happy with the TEFL academy course I have done, very nice content covert, I liked the practice course, was easy and you can get the idea how it will be teaching, the instructor was good and the content covert useful, the online course was very good to easily made from home but also complete to make you fell confortable and prepared for the new job challenge.

Review by Lize Alberts, September 14, 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 finished the 120 hour online TEFL course and I am extremely satisfied with how it was presented. The course offers step-by-step guidance on how every aspect of teaching an L2 lesson should be approached, planned and executed. It also enables you to sharp-up on your own English literacy through a comprehensive, yet concise combination of theory and practical activities. The course also provides personal, in-depth feedback so that you know exactly what your strengths and shortcomings were in planning a lesson for a specific class. The only reason I haven’t given perfect ratings for Practice Teaching and Job Placement. is because I haven’t applied for a teaching job yet and, as I had done the online course, I haven’t had a chance to teach a real class yet. Overall, I am very impressed with what the course offers.

Review by Saliqur Rahman, September 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 just completed the course and I have to say I am extremely happy with the help and support provided by tge tefl academy. Whenever I needed help they where there to assist. The content was excellent and was clear each section gave valuble insight. Highly recommend.

Review by La-donne Jeftha, September 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 just finished my TEFL course. First of all the 20 hr training was very good and i could apply what i have learnt there in the online course. The content of the Modules was great and the tests really gave me a eye opener to work hard and get good grades. It was not a walk in the park though, you really had to work hard. The assignments was a great challenge it was not easy. Hard work really played a big role. I was super happy with my tests results and my assignment results. I am ready to apply what i have learnt and i will definitely recommend anybody to do the course. TEFL is the best.

Review by Maxine Joanne Wilson, September 14, 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

Very happy to say I just qualified with a distinction, loved the course enjoyed learning a different take on English teaching. I still need to set up my CV so at this point I am unable to rate job placement or facilities.

I have been studying for years so at first, I thought this would be a breeze. I was pleasantly surprised at the intensity, quality and difficulty levels so yes it challenging.

Very excited to apply what I have learnt.

Review by Danielle van Niekerk, September 14, 2017

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

The course is very affordable and the materials are very well put together. I felt like they could have included more teaching practice though, but beyond that it’s a very good course

Review by Sarah Lastecoueres, September 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 44444

Enrolling for the TEFL Course has been a life changing experience for me. I now know exactly what I want to do with my life and I could not be prouder and excited to share my experience a passion of this language with my future students.
The course includes all you need to start as a teacher and is a first step to your creativity in terms of the activities you can design for your students.
Tutors and assistance are very effective as I never waited to long for an answer when I needed help.
All in one, it is an amazing experience that I can recommend to anyone who would want to teach English and I can’t wait for my new adventure to start.

Review by Janine Holtzhausen, September 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

As a South African, an older student, a past primary school teacher, I have so enjoyed re-learning the complex grammar of my home language. I have learnt much about myself through doing the TEFL 120 hour course: I am tenacious, able to set goals and achieve them, and that studying is not just for the young!! Before I began I requested a phone call and received it within 8 hours, so I always felt held although I did not join a group, nor did I need additional email assistance. The course structure was carefully planned and feedback from tests immediate. Assignment feedback was personal and swift, thank you. If I could suggest a slight change, I would have appreciated being able to see exactly where I was in each module to the left of the teaching screen. At present one scrolls up and down to see where one is in the process. There are so many resources for students during the learning program me, and once the course is complete. I enjoy the comments from people already teaching and your website is upbeat and easy to interact with. I have not looked at the job placements yet as I will travel for a few months and then teach in some exotic country! Thank you TEFL Academy!

Review by Timofei Ganikhin, August 29, 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 120 hour online TEFL course is amazing! I liked it so much! I learnt a lot about different aspects of English teaching, though I’m an English teacher. It’s very good that organisers provide 6 months to do the course, because a lot of people work a lot and have unexpected matters sometimes. I’m also very thankful to my trainers, they are very helpful and competent.

Thanks to your course I can travel more and teach English at the same time, that is to do what I have dreamed. I have achieved my goal, thank you very much!

Review by Annabel Smith, August 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 just completed the 120-hour online TEFL Academy course. I have had experience teaching in the classroom so I didn’t choose the course with the 20-hour classroom teaching. I found the course very well structured. The lessons covered interesting topics and explained the content very well. The course offers great support and feedback is very quick. I have a great passion for languages and this qualification is going to allow me to teach all over the world which I am so excited to do. In October I am going to start my TEFL job in Madrid teaching English and German – cannot wait. Taking this course was the best decision I ever made! Many thanks! Annabel

Review by Ghadah Rahman, August 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

Teaching English for 15 years, a teacher is always looking to develop in the field. I decided to take the TEFL course to shift my focus to teaching English to foreign learners and branch out into other countries.
The course is one of the best I have experienced. I never had a problem with the website and if I had a question, it was always answered promptly. The course is organized and flows nicely, making it easy to get through it.
The final two assignments gets you to apply everything you have learned.
I would recommend it to anyone interested.

Review by Amna Hussain, August 28, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
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

What a delightful and full of learning experience it has been.The online part coupled with well balanced classroom lectures has been thoroughly rewarding.I did my course with distiction abd proud to be associated with The Tefl Academy.And Yes !The certificates for both classroom and overall completion of the course gives you that sense of achievement that every student longs for .

Kudos to the Management.

Review by Ciara, August 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

Completing a TELF course was something I had always planned on doing and I am delighted I picked the TEFL academy to do it with. So professional from the very beginning. The 2 day in class course was extremely helpful in completing the online modules and I had a fantastic instructor and great set up. The 10 modules are so well planned out, the TEFL academy online portal is flawless and I never experienced any problems with it whatsoever. All aspects of the course and it’s assignments are so well organized and flow seamlessly together, I would recommend it to anyone interested in completing the course. Great value for money. 10/10.

Review by Chiara Nicoli, August 28, 2017

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

I wanted to do a TEFL course even if I was already an English teacher in Italy. I knew a boy who had done the 120-hour online course previously and he suggested me The TEFL Accademy. The course was very good and thanks to it I understood I was making some mistakes. I changed my way to approach my students and I also started using some of the very useful advice given in the course. Since I am a mum and a worker, it took me a while to finish it and even if I was a bit late when I sent my second assignment, the staff was awesome and they extended my course by 7 days as a gesture of goodwill. Overall, I was very impressed with the whole experience and I would suggest it to every English teacher.

Review by Zoriana Kovalchuk, August 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

The TEFL Academy provides excellent courses for the teachers who are looking for improving their professional skills and progressing in their teaching career. The 120-hour online course, which I completed, is very well designed containing clear instructions and explanations. The practical tasks are meant to use the majority of course material so that it enables to imply the theory in practice. It was my first course from the TEFL Academy but I am looking forward to continuing studying in such a format and manner. The fact that the modules can be passed anytime within the mentioned 6 months period makes it convenient to combine studying with all sorts of work or activities the student is involved in.
I strongly recommend the Academy as I am convinced that the courses it offers are highly efficient, encouraging, informative and worth taking up.
Wishing good luck to everybody who is going to enrol and have an exciting time progressing in their noble profession.
Kind regards,
Zoriana

Review by Amy Van Gee, August 28, 2017

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

This course has really tested my ability to be able to teach english but I would definitely do it again. It has given me skills that I didn’t think I needed. I am utterly greatful for the assistance that the people at The Tefl Academy gave me. Any query that I had, they answered it without any hassle and in a timely manner. Once again, Thank You for helping me accomplish Another goal.

Review by Rawnak Dakelbab, August 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 enjoyed the combined TEFL course very much, it was easy and challenging at the same time. As Ihad no teaching experiense at all. The online element was great and well organized. The two days intencive were amazing, I learnt too many new things.
I recommend this course to anyone who doesn’t have enough time to attend a full time course as it contains all needed teaching techniques and methodologies.

Review by Jacques Hattingh, August 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 44444

Being the first online course I have ever done, I had no problems working through the content and following the modules. With no prior teaching experience, I feel confident to start my teaching career abroad now that I completed the course. I will not hesitate to recommend the 120 hour Online course to anyone looking to do the same.

Review by Valeria Alessandra Mannoni, August 21, 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 have been teaching both Italian and English for 9 years at different levels but I keep studying to improve my skills.
I decided to take the online TEFL course because it gave me the opportunity to manage the course at my own pace as I am always very busy with work and family.
Even though I had taken other courses at University and have enough experience, the TEFL course gave me lots of new ideas to get my students involved in the classroom and lots of tips to improve my pronunciation, besides revising the most important aspects of teaching. The resources provided from the course are really a plus and are very useful both in the short and long term.
The course has been thought for inexperienced teachers but it is worth doing it even if you are already teaching. It definitely adds value to your résumé.

Review by Markus Hertrich, August 20, 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 44444

Very pleased with the 120-hour TEFL course. The online element was great because I could complete it in my own time (which I managed to do in just over 2 months) and the 2-day classroom workshop added a bit of real life element to it. The online course is easy to follow, but still challenges you to think out of the box. I already have a teaching job that required obtaining this certificate, but am now more confident when I talk about grammar, teaching vocabulary and how to structure a teaching lesson. Well worth the money!!!

Review by Sara Mengozzi, August 17, 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 44444

I am really happy with the course. The course is well organized and well structured. Explanations are good and clear. I obtained my qualification in three months with the highest grade 🙂 highly recommended

Review by Libby, August 16, 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

The TEFL course with the TEFL academy was one of the best choices I made. It’s good value, the online course was not too hard, I was given feedback if I needed to revisit my assignments. The combined course is a great option, I found the class room based learning really helpful with writing lesson plans and most importantly lesson practice. I now teach English in Japan. The TELF course has opened so many doors for me.

Review by Natavia Cook Turner, August 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 really enjoyed this course/ It was not only informative but fun as well! Creating activities for students was great. If I ran into any problems doing my assignments the tutors were a click away. I was given many chances to improve my scores. They don’t give up on you!

Review by Alessia, August 15, 2017

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

The TEFL course I made was really helpful.
The online course helped me understanding the better way to plan a lesson and focused on the principal issues that can be encountered during a teaching lesson.
The “in person” part was inspiring. The teacher was amazing! Kind, informed, professional, ready to help and give advice. I spent 2 amazing days in Liverpool with all the other students and I don’t regret a single minute spent there.

Review by Werner Nell Strydom, August 15, 2017

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

I am a former geologist who fell on hard times and needed a complete career change.

I am not a native English speaker, but I am as passionate about this language as I am with my mother tongue, Afrikaans.

I heard that there is a great demand for qualified English teachers in across the globe. Particularly in Asia.

As a former temporary geology lecturer, I am passionate about education and looking forward to this next chapter in my life.

I started the TEFL 120 hour course in March 2017 and completed it last month.

The classroom component of the course was fun filled and the tutor, Luan Dreyden was simply fantastic. She is an extremely competent tutor and I learnt a lot over that weekend.

The online tutors and student support services staff were extremely professional and helpful.

I have sent my curriculum vitae to various institutions in South Africa and around the globe. Unfortunately I have not succeeded to get a job, but I am still staying positive.

Thank you TEFL Academy for giving me a new lease on life in terms of starting a new career. Your prices are absolutely affordable and reasonable compared to other institutions.

May your institution go from strength to strength going forward.

Review by Mark Lund-Conlon, August 15, 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

Having recently completed the 120 Hour Combined TEFL course I have been impressed with the level of support, professionalism and rigour of both the two days on-site course and the subsequent on-line training. The tutor on the on-site course was helpful and knowledgable and the materials provided were appropriate to the level of the course. The practice teaching sessions were quite short but gave a useful insight into how different students and teachers interact. The on-line training was well structured and developed skills and knowledge as the course progressed. Regular tests gave encouragement and confirmation of understanding, which was useful in knowing how I was progressing. The final test and assignments made use of all the information and skills gained on the course and left me feeling well prepared for a TEFL career.

Review by Tasha Chetty, August 15, 2017

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

The TEFL course was a great, intense course. I have learned a lot and would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in teaching abroad. The course is very structured and challenging.

Review by Talia, August 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

TEFL academy offered a very clear, easy to understand course and easy to use website! It was a great experience and I have been previously hesitant to study online as I feared you would feel isolated, or supported and not get detailed informative feedback but this wasn’t the case at all! Definitely worth doing this course!

Review by Olena Sharova, August 3, 2017

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

Hello there, I completed the 120-hour TEFL course couple of weeks ago and already found a job as an English teacher in China. It took me 3 months to complete this course, tests were well-structured and simple to complete. Site is easy to navigate and comfortable to read. The feedback I’ve received during the course was thorough and vivid.

It was a bit complicated to complete final two assignments but thankfully to clear instructions I managed to get those done in two weeks.

What really caught my attentions is price politic of The TEFL Academy, it’s affordable and much lower than other prices which you can find online.

Thanks to a great and helpful team of The TEFL Academy.

Review by Mayamiko Chipasula, July 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

I really enjoyed doing the online 120 hour TEFL course. I found it very informative and quite straight forward. The grammar module was slightly more tricky but I found that I exceeded my expectation when I completed it and passed. The Tefl Academy is extremely efficient when dealing with students and I found that they very quick to respond to queries which very good. The feedback given for both of the end of course assignments is so helpful. The communication received after completing the course made me happy as I feel the academy accommodates the students very well. I would recommend anyone to do this course through the Tefl Academy.

Review by NW England student, July 27, 2017

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

A two-day concentrated introductory programme was followed by the on-line modular work and final assignments.
Having embarked on the course simply for interest and having never taught before, I found the modules (especially the grammar!) more challenging than I had imagined.

However, the notes were comprehensive and additional resource links and information were/are very useful. I enjoyed working through the modules and got a sense of achievement when I passed the test at the end of each module.
The end of course assignments were quite daunting at first but once I had the plan clear in my head, it was simply a case of working through logically.

The tutor Julie on the launch programme was excellent. Really spot on.
The on-line support and direct support on the couple of occasions I telephoned was always helpful and I though the overall quality of material was very good indeed.

Got there in the end and my distinction was very satisfying!
I’d certainly recommend the programme.

Review by Justin, July 27, 2017

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

This was a surprisingly comprehensive and intense course. It is grueling to get through all the modules plus the major exam and assignments, but that’s how you know you’re getting your money’s worth. The teachers were very helpful in their feedback and thorough in their marking. The only thing I would say is sometimes the instructions are extremely detailed and hard to make sure you have every single requirement down for the assignments. I would recommend this to anyone, especially for the value you get. I can’t comment on the job placement yet, as I have not utilized that at the time of this writing.

Review by Sean, July 27, 2017

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

The Tefl academy is an excellent choice for completing a fully-online course.
The course structure is very consistent and the exercises are both challenging and rewarding. The course offers an abundance of extra materials for further reading and EFL interest.
I found help was easily available and the feedback I received was clear and constructive.
The TEFL Academy offers more than enough time to complete the course and an equal amount of help to get you through it.
I highly recommend them.

Review by Emily Cavill, July 27, 2017

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

I signed up for the TEFL course as my dream is to teach abroad – and this course has definitely opened up that opportunity for me! I had been told it is possible to do it without the course, but I wanted something that would adequately prepare me for the role I would take on, and I had heard good things about The TEFL Academy!

Overall I thought the course was great! It covered a lot of important content in a very coherent manner which allowed for easy and enjoyable learning. The feedback at the end of each assignment was really clear and comprehensive, and allowed for personal development. I didn’t do the face-to-face teaching element as I did not have time around my jobs, but if I had the chance to do it again I definitely would! (this is the only reason for a ‘fair’ rating as I was not able to leave it blank)

Now I have completed the course, I have the background knowledge (and the certificate, of course) to embark upon whatever teaching opportunities I may find, and I am eternally grateful! I seriously recommend this course for anybody looking to teach English as a foreign language.

Review by Garrick Hedges, July 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

I found the course very comprehensive as well as challenging. The course content was all easy to follow and each section linked together very well.
I found the final assessments challenging but as long as you read them over properly all of the questions make sense and the resources are available for you to complete the tasks.highly recommend this course!

Review by Francois, July 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

Picking an institute to obtain a TEFL course can be stressful, and once you have deiced what institute you’re going with, how do you know if their really accredited? Well you can rest assure that The TEFL Academy is the worlds leading TEFL institute, and for various reasons. Starting with the payment process, once you actually paid for the course, its not a waiting game, you literally start immediately… no hassles.
The course content is thorough, which is a very good thing, trust me! You don’t want to be an incompetent teacher.
Secondly the institute is very responsive in every aspect of the business, their email replies are quick, if you have any problems they will phone you and actually help you.

Ultimately, I’m referring anyone who is thinking of doing a TEFL course, to do it with The TEFL Academy, you’ll have a solid qualification and you wont regret it.

Review by Harris Hanif, July 27, 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

Overrall, I really enjoyed doing this course as the tutors and staff were very friendly and helpful. From the start until the end I have had continous support and encouragement and I cant thank the Tefl Academy anymore. The 20 Hour teaching in the classroom in Nottingham was very useful as our tutor explained everything carefully to us and gave us a more deeper insight into how we should deliver lessons as well as planning lessons for Tefl students. The tutors online were very useful as they explained the assignment tasks with additional resources I could use to help me gain a better understanding of what I had to do. These were the best six months of my Educational period. Thank You Tefl Academy….

Review by Beth, July 27, 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

This course is a fantastic course and really provides you with a good foundation of teaching skills and knowledge. The course was very accessible and all the resources used were always given in links with further resources included. The face to face 20 hours also helped me a lot being able to speak to a tutor in person and was really informative. Overall the course is great, wouldn’t look anywhere else for a similar course.

Review by Janka, July 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

Excellent customer service always very helpful every time. Course itself very high quality! Love the links for more helpful informations .
High quality course would recommend to everyone !!!

Review by Gemma, July 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

A really great course. Although at times challenging, the online teaching is very clear and the feedback given for the assignments is very thorough. Also very quick responses when I had certain queries about changing the date of the 20 hour course, however everything sorted out quickly and easily. Would definitely recommend to people wanting to obtain a TEFL certification.

Review by Saskia, July 23, 2017

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

I have just completed my TEFL course and I would recommend The TEFL Academy without a doubt. What I like about this course is that after every module one has to successfully pass a test first before the next module is given. The resources and keywords that are given after every module are very valuable.
I think that the way it is put together is great and very user friendly. I was stuck on my very last assignment and the response, after I opened a ticket query, was very quick and helpful.
It is sometimes a bit tricky to interpret a question as I come from a different county, but that did not hold me back from passing with a 91% average. Thanks for equipping me, TEFL Academy!

Review by Norman Crichton, July 23, 2017

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

I started the TEFL Academy 120 hour course in February, and very quickly established that even though I am a native English speaker, have an AEB A level in English, and a university degree, that I had surprising little understanding of the intricacies of the English language.
The modules on pronunciation and grammar were a challenge, which I would not have appreciated had I not enrolled for the course.
The 20 hour weekend course was very helpful, with the course facilitator giving 1st hand experience and advice on what the student teacher should expect when moving into the field of ELT.
I believe that increasing these 20 hours to 40 hours, with a smaller group of students, would better prepare the learner teacher for the challenge of classroom work.
This would obviously have an impact on the overall cost of the course, but I believe that the committed student would appreciated the additional exposure to, and practice of, teaching as a practical skill.
Overall, I have enjoyed the course, and am looking forward to putting the TEFL Academy education into practice.

Review by Niko, July 22, 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 55555

The TEFL Academy has provided excellent content for this type of course. The course is really well structured. At no point did I feel too pressured nor did I ever feel unchallenged. Everything needed for the module tests, final exam, and the end of course of assignments was all provided for by the Academy. Overall, the course keeps you intrigued and motivates you to keep going. This is something that is crucial for online courses, as many are easily left for lack of interest.

Definitely recommend this course!

Review by Theresa Amon, July 21, 2017

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

The course material was very relevant and the course itself focused on all aspects of teaching English as a foreign/Second language which is very important. The staff I dealt with were all very friendly, honestly the assistance was amazing. I would highly recommend The Tefl Academy U.K as I feel I’ve made the right choice choosing them and you will too.

Review by Olivia Towner, July 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 absolutely loved this course. I always thought of completing a TEFL as I’ve always wanted to travel the world and this will give me the opportunity to do so. I started the course in January of this year and completed the course quite quickly. Some aspects were difficult such as the grammar however really really rewarding when you were able to answer the questions. The assignments were extremely independent however as I’m going to university in September this was a great preparation for my studies. 100% recommend this to anyone, the course was brilliant as well, met some lovely lovey people. One of the best things I’ve ever done.

Review by Claudio Giorgio Piani, July 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

The 120 tefl on line course was really interesting and super for a new teacher like me. It’s also super easy to understand the course even for a computer unexpert person like me

Review by Rebecca Whiting, July 21, 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

Thoroughly enjoyed my TEFL training course. I found the weekend workshop really useful and enjoyed meeting other people and gaining some hands-on teaching experience. Really enjoyed completing the online course aswell. Would definitely recommend!

Review by Michelle, July 21, 2017

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

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Some modules were definitely a bit harder than others but there was always help along the way.

I wish the in class teaching part of the course involved two weekends or more as I absolutely loved it. I learned the most there and it helped with understanding some of the content I came across later.

There was a slight issue with me receiving the wrong feedback for one of my assignments but it was rectified within 2 hours, other than that no complaints at all and would completely recommend it.

It is quite difficult to fit all of the studying in while working full time, and you need to seriously plan many weekends in advance, so make sure you are completely committed before beginning!

Review by Eugen Dumitrache, July 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

5 stars with no hesitation! Let me give you my reasons for that: 1. The content is very well structured, complete and much more easy to grasp than I’ve imagined. No, teaching English is not easy and passion is a must, but the content was done in such a pleasant and in the same time professional way that makes me feel that I really have a strong foundation to start this wonderful adventure. 2. I’ve also done the 20 hours course in Istanbul and I must say it was a fabulous experience, no exaggeration. Our tutor, Ms. Sue was fantastic and I’ve also learnt so much from my colleagues. 3. The assessors, Ms. Roberts and Mr. Horlock gave me great advice. 4. The price and the assistance are great, probably the best on the market.
I truly recommend this course for everyone ready to start the adventure of their life!

Review by Hannah James, July 21, 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

The TEFL Academy was fantastic. My weekend course teacher was a very dynamic and experienced teacher which definitely gave me to the motivation to get through the online hours.
Once I had submitted my online assignments the tutors offered really valuable feedback which helped me when I first started lesson planning a few months later in my first job as an ESL teacher in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The lesson plan guidance is very comprehensive, and the layout of the online course is varied so you don’t get bored easily. If you’re someone who wants to do further reading they also provide you with useful links, but equally its not essential.
All in all, it was a fantastic experience, and as a result, I am looking to become further qualified in the area.

Review by Ciara, July 17, 2017

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

Since I found out I was going to be moving abroad to Spain I was very interested in doing a TEFL course. The TEFL academy appealed to me because the majority of the hours were done online so I could be flexible with when to complete the chapters. It was very convenient for me as I am a student so I could study and do the assignments during the evenings or on the weekends and the 20 hours of classroom teaching were available in my area. Another reason why I chose this course is that at the time I went to book it there was a sale which really made it more accesible.
The online content was very informative and easy to navigate.
I did the classroom hours towards the end of my online course and I would recommend doing this if possible. I was able to pick up on teaching techniques I had studied that the instructor was using in class and I felt that everything was being reinforced and coming together compared to some my classmates that were just starting out their course. The instructor was really motivating and encouraging and made the classes really interesting and comfortable. She shared a lot of her own experiences which gave me inspiration for teaching abroad.
However, the lesson plan I was given as an example in my classroom hours could have been done in more detail. For the end of course assignment I based my lesson plan off the one we were given in class but through the feedback I was told it wasnt substancial and required more detail. This left me quite confused as I wasn’t sure what I actually needed to do. At this point I would have found it beneficial to have someone to contact for minor questions instead of completing the entire assignment and having to wait a week to get any feedback, and maybe even having to start from scratch again. For the second assignment I found the tutor gave much more constructive feedback that I can use when I am teaching.
Overall I really enjoyed completing this course and I can’t wait to start teaching next month!

Review by Kelly Leenen, July 17, 2017

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

It was a solid course. Step by step i got familiar with the content. Afterwards I felt confident to make my own lesson plans and teach people English in a lot of different and creative ways.

The instructions were clear. Not too much and not too little. Perfect!

The feedback really helped me to improve my skills. It is given in a constructive way.

Review by Iryna Zhygal, July 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 appreciate TEFL Academy for very useful course. All content related with course were designed very professional and user-friendly. After course I became much more confident in myself cause feel professional. Now I can easily prepare lesson plan for any group and any age. And sure that lesson will be fun. TEFL Certificate helped me to get much better job opportunities. So now I can chose the best for me.

Thank you a lot!

Review by Michael Brett, July 13, 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 work in tertiary education and have written many books, but the course was no walk-over. Some of the modules were quite demanding and the manuals were well written. I found it was quite easy to copy the on-line modules into Word files and I used the content for study purposes. The assessor, Emma Healy, was very good and demanded a very high standard. This course was certainly worth the money I spent on it and is at a very high, professional level.

Review by Ryan, July 9, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55