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That's because they mostly are.

That's mainstream TEFL.

  1. They claim they're "internationally recognized", but in reality a "TEFL" certificate is (not any specific brand).
  2. They claim they're "accredited" and maybe they are, but who is that accreditor, how much were they paid, and what did they actually do?
  3. They claim to have a 120, 140, etc. "hours" online course, but what are those "hours"?
  4. They claim they're this and that, but would you like to know who actually runs that business?

Transparency in TEFL is rare and since you're just passing through with little to no awareness it's easy to fall for tricks and scams.

Instead of supporting a large faceless company (or a fake look-alike) you could help support a small mom and pop shop.

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And despite all those TEFL course claims is the point of a course just to get a job?

It might seem like that now, but what do you want: just a job or to enjoy that job?

Teaching is challenging, but if you are better trained to teach then you are going to enjoy it more and if you are not then you might hate your job.

Short term thinkers just want a job, but long term thinkers (the more successful bunch) want to have the best experience possible and are willing to put the effort in.

I can promise you a great better experience teaching English in Asia (especially to children which is a large part of the market and often the harder age group to teach!).


Take this course (TEKA) because you want to have a better experience teaching English to children.

If you want to learn how to have the best experience possible teaching English to mostly children in Asia then I guarantee that this course will help you do that.

These 3 people took one of ESLinsider's courses and left you a review


"I wish I would have taken this course BEFORE I... Now I am optimistic about starting a new school year armed with better lessons and a realigned perspective." - Dolly M.


"Direct communication with Ian is a huge plus. There are a few assignments to submit (Lesson Plans, mainly) and Ian gave me very detailed and meaningful feedback..." - Kyle P.


"Quite interesting! I was intimidated by the idea of teaching young learners, but this course changed my mind and now I'm looking forward to the chance!" - Justin Knox

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Words from an experienced teacher in Korea

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"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." - George P.

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