I tried to make my thread title as descriptive as I could, but ran out of characters... so here goes!
I am currently searching for an online TEFL/TESOL course for my boyfriend. I am already CELTA qualified and we both already work in Primary schools as English Classroom Assistants in Spain. I have been doing it for 5 years, my boyfriend has just started his second year, so classroom practice is not essential.
As we live in the Canary Islands, and there are no accredited TEFL/TESOL providers within travelling distance of our house, plus we both have our work and family commitments, I have been trying to find a good, all-round, course with reputable accreditation for him so that he can acquire some decent TEFL grammar, lesson-planning and theoretical knowledge.
After considerable searching on here, and googling, I have narrowed it down to 3 courses.
LTTC Cert TESOL (120 hrs) @ £255 - NQF Level 4http://www.access2english.co.uk/london- ... erttefl120
140 hour Distance Learning TEFL TESOL Course @ £395 - NQF Level 5http://www.tefltraining.co.uk/tefl-courses.html
TESOL-Direct Cert TESOL 150 hours @ £445 - NQF Level 5http://www.tesol-direct.com/tesol-courses
Bearing in mind that he requires the course for the theoretical aspect and not the practical classroom component, I would be interested in people's opinions of which course they would recommend. Obviously we know that there is no actual accreditation body for online courses, but accreditation is important in some form or another, as he would like the resulting certificate to have decent recognition from employers, otherwise it's a waste of money.
Any unbiased comments, advice, or other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.