I'm looking to start a MA TESOL program in the spring and I'm hoping some people will share their experiences getting a TEFL-related higher diploma. Where did you go? Would you recommend the school/teachers/program? What would you do differently? Do you have any advice for prospective graduate students like me?
I've decided to get this degree because I want to make a career out of TEFL for myself. I need further qualifications if I want to teach in the education sector here in Switzerland and besides that, I really want to be a great teacher. I don't really want to leave Switzerland at the moment, so I'm going to take a distance learning program. My first choice was the New School in NYC, but they have been really aggressively marketing me since I expressed interest and that's not really a good sign. Other schools I'm considering are the Open University and Reading University.
Can anyone recommend some other schools I should check out? I'm also having a difficult time finding independent reviews of the schools, does anyone know where I can find some?