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4.9/5 from 19 users. ( 18 reviews.)
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Rounding Out Your Resume
  · 1 year(s) ago.
The 20-Hour course was a quick, inexpensive way to add a TEFL Certificate to my resume. I already teach ESOL to adults as part of my job in the United States, and the 20-hour certificate was a great way to complete a professional development/continuing education requirement. The program offers a great guideline for organizing your English lessons, and gives fun class ideas to engage your students.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Practical. Straightforward. Interactive.
  · 2 months ago.
This course was excellent. Ian presented information in a very straightforward manner that made it fast and easy to use in a classroom. Instead of boring you with tons of theory, this course shows you what you can, how you can do it, and why you should do it.
In this course, students learn with easy to follow videos with demos.

I also really appreciated how active Ian was on the messaging boards. I could always rely on him to help answer a question to an issue or to give me feedback on my assignments.

Overall, this is a great course to learn to teach or to improve on your skills as a teacher. Thanks, Ian!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
THIS COURSE IS NOT THEORY, IT IS BASED ON PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES.
  · 8 months ago.
This is a great course that I had never joined before. I finished TEFL-120 hours course and that is very useful for me. Every time I start studying each level in this course, I cannot stop myself. It does not like you learn something new, it likes you discover the new world of teaching approach. Ian not only transfers teaching methods, but also shares all of his experiences. Through this course, you can apply immediately in your class.

I highly recommend this course for those who want to make their class full of effectiveness, fun and joy.
Thanks Ian for your lessons and your support throughout the course.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
60 Hour Course
  · 1 year(s) ago.
You'll find the teaching methods and learning theories very helpful. It was so refreshing to really understand the different ways people learn. I was relieved that Ian shared so many tips and tricks in regards to the unique learning styles mentioned in the course. Definitely bring a notebook because the things you will learn are more like principles instead of laws. I cherish my notes and plan to keep them.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
120 Hour Course, Straightforward, Experience-Based, Resource heavy
  · 1 year(s) ago.
Ian made a great course supplied with youtube videos of his actual teachings and advice, as well as supplemental videos from other sources that are just as useful. Ian tries to orient his course around the information that he has on his blog, so even when you're done with the course, you don't feel alone, left out, and confused. At the end he even includes a reference which can be really helpful when trying to start in a new country. I've learned so much from this course (and I came here from an incomplete i-to-i class after my email was ignored) and I don't regret it. Ian is quick to respond to messages and fix any issues, and I never had any outstanding problems.

If you want cheap, effective, and straight to the point, this course has got you covered.

Though I would recommend, use a notebook and take plenty of notes!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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  · 1 year(s) ago.
This course was easy and fun to go through. I really enjoyed it & it has also given me confidence in teaching and standing in front of students.

Another thing that I love is the efficiency and help from the administrator. He always responded timeously every time I needed assistance. This course is affordable too, I would encourage anyone to get on the wagon and do it :)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
120 hour online TEFL course
  · 1 year(s) ago.
I just completed the 120 hour online TEFL course. I am an experienced teacher, having taught Science and Gifted Education in the US for ten years prior to coming to Taiwan. Although teacher prep programs will help, many aspects of teaching EFL are unique. I wish I would have taken this course BEFORE I started teaching here three years ago. The methods and insights given in ESL Insider's 120 hour TEFL course could have saved me a lot of grief and disappointment. Now I am optimistic about starting a new school year armed with better lessons and a realigned perspective. Thank you, ESL Insider!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Do It
  · 2 year(s) ago.
I've spent many years teaching ESL without certification, but to be considered for lots of jobs I needed to get one. This course saved me thousands of dollars and reminded and taught me lots of new activities and games that work. I find that sometimes even tired adults like the kind of fun, physical games I learned here. I played fruit basket with a group of full-grown factory workers working the night shift in rural Japan, and I think some of them appreciated that kind of change of pace. Right after I took this course I was offered a job in Saudi Arabia that had stipulated they needed an in-person TEFL in their ad, but when I looked at their paper work after the interview, it looks like they counted this certificate as valid, and I was offered a job. I was really glad I had stumbled upon Ian's site. Thanks, Ian.

Emily
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Worth it!
  · 2 year(s) ago.
The ESL TEFL online course was worth it to me and it made a huge difference in my application to teach in China. The program itself was very informative and rewarding. I can't complain because It was money well spent. I will be teaching in Beijing this September, so I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to get certified. Thanks Ian!

Sens
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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful
Time well spent
  · 6 months ago.
Excellent course, affordable and to the point. The content focuses on what is important and instills confidence consistently throughout. The videos are fantastic and I will be using them as a point of reference throughout my development. I found Ian very friendly and attentive, clearing up any queries that I sent in his direction. I can’t recommend highly enough.
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