Reviews of ESLinsider's courses can be seen below. There is currently one course and that is called TEKA. This course was formerly called the Advanced and before that 120 hour course, but it has undergone several iterations and improvements since then. Formerly there was also a Basic course, 20, and 60 hour course.

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28 student reviews

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THIS COURSE IS NOT THEORY, IT IS BASED ON PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES.
2 year(s) ago.
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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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  • Ian Leahy 2 year(s) ago.
    Thanks Diep. Glad you liked this course. It was renamed to the "advanced" course.
60 Hour Course
2 year(s) ago.
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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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  • Ian Leahy 2 year(s) ago.
    Thanks Jaimee, I am glad you enjoyed it. Good luck with teaching online. If anyone else was curious this course was discontinued.
Rounding Out Your Resume
3 year(s) ago.
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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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  • Ian Leahy 3 year(s) ago.
    Thanks Kim. I appreciate your review of the 20 hour course.
  • Elesia 1 year ago
    Elesia
    This course was good I recommend it t anyone.
120 Hour Course, Straightforward, Experience-Based, Resource heavy
3 year(s) ago.
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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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  • Ian Leahy 3 year(s) ago.
    Thanks Adriel for your positive review. I also appreciate your help and letting me know about those videos that weren't working and that missing link.
Go on! Register now!
3 year(s) ago.
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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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  • Ian Leahy 3 year(s) ago.
    Thanks Thokozile. I appreciate your review of the 20 hour course and I am glad that you enjoyed it.
120 hour online TEFL course
3 year(s) ago.
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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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  • Ian Leahy 3 year(s) ago.
    You're welcome Dolly. I am glad that you have found it helpful. I hope you enjoy Taiwan. It's a great little island.
Best Course and Best Price!
3 year(s) ago.
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I took the course last winter and I loved it! I looked at over 30 different courses online and at local schools and I kept coming back to this course - and I'm very glad I did! This course was thorough and I felt very prepared as I completed the course. Ian's new book is a great course companion guide for keeping the lessons at the forefront of your mind while teaching ESL. I look forward to taking the 1000 hour continuing ed course and I will always tell others that this is the must take course for preparing to teach English as a second or foreign language. Impressive and not overpriced as so many out there are.
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60 hour course
3 year(s) ago.
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I took the 60 hour course to receive certification. The course fully covered all the basics of teaching ESL without costing a great deal of money!
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Great Program at a Great Price!
3 year(s) ago.
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I took the 120 hour TEFL course. It was a great review of information that native speakers learn in our formative years. I found the many videos extremely useful. This is a great course for someone who wishes to teach abroad.
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TEFL 120 Hour Course
3 year(s) ago.
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There's a lot of TEFL courses out there and I found ESL Insider's course to be very useful. The content is concise and the advice is practical. I've looked at other courses costing many times more than this one and wasn't impressed. I will definitely be using the ideas and activities presented in the course in my future jobs. I would highly recommend this course to any prospective ESL teachers out there.
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