would this tefl qualification be any good at all?

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dombrecken
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would this tefl qualification be any good at all?

Unread postby dombrecken » 04 May 2009, 19:30

I am thinking about doing an Advanced Certificate in TEFL (distance learning). The school offering the programe is accredited by The British Council but I am worried that as I won't have stepped foot inSIDE a classroom that this qualification will be completely worthless, Is that true?

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Re: would this tefl qualification be any good at all?

Unread postby ThomasTopham » 07 May 2009, 11:54

I don't think you provide enough background / context for others to judge the worth of this course for you.

If you are interested in gaining real world classroom teaching experience, then yes, the course you describe here will be completely worthless.

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Re: would this tefl qualification be any good at all?

Unread postby systematic » 09 May 2009, 03:48

There is a vast amount of discussion on online vs. face-to-face in this forum. Be guided by what you read, but bear in mind that from a recruiter's point of view, there is nothing better than a course that has provided practical teaching experience.
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