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by MiaWilliams
14 Oct 2019, 01:03
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: ESL Insider
Replies: 6
Views: 1885

Re: ESL Insider

Dear Ian Leahy (AKA: 'TEFLoutsider', 'TEFLinsider'. I'm a little confused. Are you referring to this following review? https://trustedteflreviews.com/2019/10/08/there-is-absolutely-no-excuse-in-2019-to-objectify-women-for-marketing-purposes/ As I have mentioned, we only publish verified reviews, wri...
by MiaWilliams
07 Oct 2019, 05:55
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: ESL Insider
Replies: 6
Views: 1885

Re: ESL Insider

I hope this isn't how you speak to your customers Ian. The gentleman approach to receiving a negative reviews is to address the issues raised, and to then attempt to turn your reply into an overall positive reading experience for anyone coming across the review. A negative review is an opportunity t...
by MiaWilliams
07 Oct 2019, 03:34
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: ESL Insider
Replies: 6
Views: 1885

Re: ESL Insider

Dear Ian Leahy. Your reply is extremely defensive. Perhaps, instead, you should focus on your Online TEFL program, instead of attacking all other Online TEFL programs within your online radar. The review of your Online TEFL course, posted on trustedteflreviews.com, was submitted by a verified user, ...
by MiaWilliams
06 Oct 2019, 09:28
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Online TEFL Vs On-Site TEFL
Replies: 10
Views: 9792

Re: Online TEFL Vs On-Site TEFL

CELTA isn't even recognized in Asia.
by MiaWilliams
04 Oct 2019, 21:22
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: ESL Insider
Replies: 6
Views: 1885

ESL Insider

Anyone completed an http://www.eslinsider.com/ Online TEFL course? We would love to hear from you, as the only reviews they have published are on their school website. And the owner, Ian Leahy, appears to spend much of those 4 working hours a day that he likes to boast about, attempting to trash com...
by MiaWilliams
24 Sep 2019, 20:30
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: Using a credit card for TEFL start up costs
Replies: 1
Views: 1544

Re: Using a credit card for TEFL start up costs

Hi! Please, don't fall into the debt trap by starting a new credit card when you already owe money on an existing one. Instead, focus on paying off your existing debt first. My advice is also to avoid the recruitment agencies. You can easily find work yourself, and you are much more likely to receiv...
by MiaWilliams
24 Sep 2019, 20:21
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Online TEFL Vs On-Site TEFL
Replies: 10
Views: 9792

Re: Online TEFL Vs On-Site TEFL

Absolute hogwash.

I've been teaching English for over seven years and I took my TEFL online - I now teach for one of the largest schools in Wien, and the majority of the other teachers are also online TEFL qualified.

It's 2019: the era of the onsite (residential) TEFL is coming to an end.

Mia.
by MiaWilliams
30 Jun 2019, 13:51
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: am I too old?
Replies: 20
Views: 6879

Re: am I too old

You are welcome! :)
by MiaWilliams
23 Jun 2019, 09:25
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: am I too old?
Replies: 20
Views: 6879

Re: am I too old

I'd like to add on here what others have written that while you may sometimes come across a school with an age policy, it is the exception rather than the norm. More mature teachers bring experience to the table and are less likely to go swanning off and breaking a teaching contract. And yes, teachi...
by MiaWilliams
18 Jun 2019, 04:02
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Who will win the online TEFL/TESOL international certification course Teachers’ Choice Award winner, 2019?
Replies: 1
Views: 3245

Re: Who will win the online TEFL/TESOL international certification course Teachers’ Choice Award winner, 2019?

The winner of the online TEFL/TESOL international certification course Teachers’ Choice Award, 2019:
https://trustedteflreviews.com/2019/06/ ... rd-winner/
by MiaWilliams
12 Jun 2019, 11:14
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Online TEFL Vs On-Site TEFL
Replies: 10
Views: 9792

Re: Online TEFL Vs On-Site TEFL

If you’re smart-thinking, you should take your TEFL certification online:

https://trustedteflreviews.com/2019/05/ ... on-online/
by MiaWilliams
11 Jun 2019, 16:28
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Picking an online TESL course
Replies: 10
Views: 6472

Re: Picking an online TESL course

There is no accrediting body for Online TEFL courses, and I have never heard of WTEFLAC before. There are accrediting bodies for Onsite TEFL courses, such as through the British Council. If an Online TEFL course claims to be "accredited" it means a). They set up a quickie accreditation website thems...
by MiaWilliams
11 Jun 2019, 08:06
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Picking an online TESL course
Replies: 10
Views: 6472

Re: Picking an online TESL course

Sorry, but that is absolute hogwash. If Online TEFL certificates were not globally accepted then there would be no Online TEFL industry. One point of your post though is true, and that is that the British Council, Cambridge, Oxford, and Trinity College only accept applicants with their own certifica...
by MiaWilliams
30 May 2019, 09:46
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Help! Now they asked me to submit a lesson plan
Replies: 5
Views: 11855

Re: Help! Now they asked me to submit a lesson plan

I'm sure this isn't the case with your school, but some of the very cheap TEFL courses sometimes have a habit of failing lesson plans so they can then earn more money with a course extension payment. Begin your lesson plan with the lesson objective. Follow with a warmer. Then the Presentation, Pract...
by MiaWilliams
28 May 2019, 16:09
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Picking an online TESL course
Replies: 10
Views: 6472

Re: Picking an online TESL course

Excellent link, tenneray!
by MiaWilliams
27 May 2019, 05:15
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Who will win the online TEFL/TESOL international certification course Teachers’ Choice Award winner, 2019?
Replies: 1
Views: 3245

Who will win the online TEFL/TESOL international certification course Teachers’ Choice Award winner, 2019?

Now that you’re a part of our community, check out the online TEFL/TESOL international certification course Teachers’ Choice Award winner for 2019 – chosen by thousands of teachers and TEFL/TESOL graduates like you! Please note that we are currently in the process of receiving votes and the final re...
by MiaWilliams
26 May 2019, 03:54
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: lost TEFL certificate
Replies: 6
Views: 9593

Re: lost TEFL certificate

Hi there. I would start with the big tefl certification players in Prague, such as The Language House, TEFL WORLDWIDE, and so on. Could it have been a company like Next Level or ITC? Many schools claim to operate TEFL school programs in Prague, but they are only affiliate schools so you may want to ...
by MiaWilliams
16 May 2019, 03:56
Forum: TEFL Help
Topic: TEFL courses
Replies: 2
Views: 6307

Re: TEFL courses

You will be absolutely fine taking an online TEFL course. Employers will only want to see that you have taken a course and it can really be from any school: onsite or online. My advice though would be to try and find an online course that also offers a teaching practice component if you have never t...
by MiaWilliams
14 May 2019, 04:27
Forum: Teaching Young Learners
Topic: What do in the very first one-on-one lesson?
Replies: 3
Views: 6248

Re: What do in the very first one-on-one lesson?

Hi there! I would recommend breaking the ice with learn-by-play game activities so that the student and yourself can interact in a fun, confidence-building environment. To assess their level you really want to be testing them on all 4 major skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. You might...
by MiaWilliams
14 May 2019, 04:20
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: TEFL Cambridge - Have I just paid for a fake course?
Replies: 13
Views: 26786

Re: TEFL Cambridge - Have I just paid for a fake course?

Hi there! I read your post and decided to do a bit of looking into it. TEFL Cambridge are "powered by TEFL Express" as stated on the TEFL Cambridge website. The problem with very cheap TEFL courses in general seems to be both the poor course content quality and the tendency for these schools to upse...