Foundation TEFL, who runs this course?

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Foundation TEFL, who runs this course?

Unread post by DanJJF » 25 Apr 2016, 20:51

Hello there, new-ish teacher here, just finished a year of teaching in China and last week I finished the CELTA course. I have a question about an online course I took prior to teaching in China called Foundation TEFL. The website is but I can't find any real information about it, primarily what school it is connected with. I was considering adding it to my resume, but I don't know if I should. I took the basic 40 hour version as a prerequisite to going to China (EF) and it wasn't bad, I guess. A lot of the information on the course is similar to CELTA.

So, my question is, has anyone here ever heard of the course? Do you know anything more about it; some information not included on their website?

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Re: Foundation TEFL, who runs this course?

Unread post by Lola212 » 30 Apr 2016, 20:22

Sorry, I do not know anything of the course but China must have been fabulous.

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Re: Foundation TEFL, who runs this course?

Unread post by dondurand » 06 Nov 2018, 02:15

Foundation TEFL is linked to EF Education First. In terms of content it's up there with the best TEFL courses available.

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Re: Foundation TEFL, who runs this course?

Unread post by beforum » 16 Nov 2018, 00:37

I've done the foundationtefl 120hr and Lingua Edge 50 hr TESOL and Lingua Edge is better by a country mile. FoundationTEFL has no 3rd party accreditation (ACCREDITAT) either.
The Foundation TEFL has boring, uninteresting slides and a voiceover by some person who sounds like they would rather be somewhere else.
Unless you are getting the training provided by EF, I would avoid it at all costs. The website has no contact information, ie a phone number or an email address, only a web enquiry form.

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