I'm currently looking at studying a 4 week course in Spain and my initial preference was the Granada course affiliated with TEFL International.
This is based mainly on my desire to move to Granada and live there for a year or two, having recently visited and had a brilliant time there. After further research however, I can't really find many positive comments regarding the TEFL International courses in general, and the most globally recognised course appears to be the CELTA which unfortunately isn't offered in Granada.
The Granada course stipulates that the content eclipses the minimum standards suggested by the British Council which is encouraging but I can't find any independent reviews of the course from qualified teachers who have attended and gone on to successfully find jobs around the Granada area.
Obviously if I'm going to spend £1k+ I want the best for my money and I'm concerned that the Granada course may be seen as inferior to CELTA or Trinity courses by employers in Spain and around the world if I choose to move on in the future, even if the content is much the same. Is this a valid concern?
Ultimately I am flexible on where I study the course but in terms of location and where I would seek work afterwards I would strongly prefer Granada. Is it possible to provide any information or advice?
I'm planning on beginning the course in February so need to apply in the next few days so any help would be much appreciated.
Many thanks in advance!
Last edited by matter
on Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: gratuitous TI link removed