Published 30th June 2016
With so many options to choose from, deciding which online TEFL course to do can be a bit of a headache. Even if initially you thought it was going to be simple, once you start looking around you will soon realise there a lot more options to choose from. Overwhelming is an understatement.
While it’s impressive that you are doing your homework before you part with your precious money, we thought we’d let you in on a secret: there is an easier way. Why should you trawl through the internet, looking at the different TEFL course providers, when you only need to look at a few websites. How is this possible, we hear you ask? Well, this is the beauty of the Internet and the online community; all the hard work has been done for you.
If you are smart, you can find online review websites dedicated to comparing the different online TEFL course providers. On these websites they will give you a breakdown of the practical differences between the TEFL courses – in terms of course content, length and price, for example – but they will also show you reviews of those same courses. In other words, they have pulled together all the information you need to compare online TEFL courses and make the decision as to which one is best for you. Essentially, they are providing you with a list of recommended online TEFL courses.
Obviously, when you are deciding on a course of study you want to make a decision which is approved by other people. You’re not going to choose a course provider that nobody recommends. This is why it is important to have a look at the recommended online courses before making such a decision. Don’t just look at one. Look at a few and then you will be able to make an informed decision.
What’s more, in a situation like this, it pays to trust your instincts. If there are comments related to a curse provider that make you feel uneasy about studying through them, don’t bother with them and move on to the other recommended online courses. There are too many choices to even consider a course provider that you’re not sure of. Why waste your time on an option which is not recommended?
Let’s break it down for you. First find a list of the most recommended online TEFL courses through an online review website. Then, look at the comparisons of the different course providers and look at the details: course content, price, support and any other aspects you may consider to be important. Once you’ve narrowed it down further, look at online reviews for those courses. Finally, trust your instincts and go with your gut. By now you should have a good idea of the quality and reputation of the different online TEFL course and you will be educated enough to make a well-informed decision.