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5.0/5 from 25 users. ( 24 reviews.)
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Rounding Out Your Resume
  · 2 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 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Informative and straightforward
  · 1 months ago.
I found this course after literally hours of searching online and reading reviews on other 120-hour courses. ESLinsider has been extremely informative and Ian provides detailed feedback on the submission tasks which is fantastic. Not only that, but the materials and resources that are available is quite extensive and can be easily tweaked for the level you're teaching.

The course was straightforward and the methods provided will be a great help when I start teaching next year. Thank you ESLinsider!
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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful
A great, comprehensive course and a great value for the money
  · 3 months ago.
The course was a great value for my money and gave me the tools to begin this new career. Covered all aspects of teaching from theory to practical tips. Was easy to move through because it wasn't all text-based -- there were plenty of videos that gave real-world examples of the teaching. I feel better prepared and have the backup of the course that I can refer to later if I need help. My only complaint would be that I wish the TEFL certificate looked a little more professional. Overall, absolutely would recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
TEFL 120 Hour
  · 5 months ago.
I took Ian's 120 hour (now called Advanced) course two years ago and it was one of the best investments I made. I had been teaching in Korea for six years up to that point and had to learn through trial and error on the jobs I worked which was not easy. Ian's course is practical and based on actual experience in the classroom, not just dry theory. The videos were extremely helpful in the process and I still refer to them every now and then when I need ideas for class. While the course is not overly difficult, it's certainly no walk in the park as you do have to pay attention and take notes. I really wish this course had been around during my early years in Korea because it would've helped so much more than the so-called orientation and training I did for a week in Seoul when I started with EPIK. I highly recommend these courses if you are serious about gaining practical knowledge of ESL teaching from someone who has been there.
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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful
A great pleasure
  · 5 months ago.
Very useful, easy taking, positive , life related , actual , balanced teaching methods were used . All these points l’ll transfer to my teaching.
It made me feel refreshed and ESLinsider , not outsider .
Thanks a lot, goodbye
‘Marina from Russia’
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Practical. Straightforward. Interactive.
  · 10 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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
THIS COURSE IS NOT THEORY, IT IS BASED ON PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES.
  · 1 year(s) 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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
120 Hour Course, Straightforward, Experience-Based, Resource heavy
  · 2 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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