Just received an email from Groupon UK:
TEFL Online Language Course For One (£49) or Two (£89) With Global Language Training (Up to 86% Off)
-150 hours of online learning
-Can lead to qualification to teach English around the world
-Topics include teaching grammar, vocabulary, and writing
-Covers how to teach children, business, English, and CLIL
-Certificate provided upon satisfactory completion of exam
-Teaching English as a Foreign Language ‘Master’ course
-12 months of online access for one or two people
Thought this might be of interest to many on this forum. You can read more information about the offer on the Groupon page below.
I’ll just say what I always say when these offers come up.
Online TEFL courses are NOT worth doing at all. Even if they cost 10p.
They will teach you nothing about teaching, as the only way to learn is to step into a classroom and be observed and trained gradually.
Also, potential employers are not impressed at all by online qualifications. If a job requires you to have a TEFL certificate then 99% of the time they will also say the course you did must have included over 100 hours of face to face learning, plus observed teaching practice. All the online course will do is teach you boring teaching methodology and grammar, all of which you will forget within a few days.
Don’t waste your money. If you want to get TEFL certified, you’ll have to shell out for a real course I’m afraid.