Is it Worth Buying a TEFL Course on Groupon?
Are you thinking about taking a TEFL course? Maybe you are being tempted by amazing special offers on websites like Groupon, Amazon Local and Living Social? Wondering if it worth buying a TEFL course on Groupon or if the reviews are any good?
1. Check What's Included
Our advice is to research all courses before applying and don't get tempted to book one just because of the price. Some courses might be offered at a bargain price but are a rip off in terms of what your get in terms of study material which can have a negative effect when you start looking for esl employment around the world. This can be one of the main problems with TEFL courses brought on Websites like Groupon.
2. Is Help Available?
We are getting more and more feedback from people either regretting booking a course through one of these special offers or being left without any assistance of help with job hunting.
3. Research the Providers
Please research all courses and companies before applying, some might be really appealing and the price can seem too good to be true but there can be problems with these cheap TEFL courses. Always check the TEFL course provider which is selling these courses at special offers and give them a call before buying to confirm what is and isn't included in the course.
4. Are Groupon TEFL Courses Legit?
Websites like Groupon do offer some fantastic special offers, some prices almost seem too good to be true. Sometimes tthere are some great deals to be had but remember once you have paid, getting your money back can be difficult. You will find most of the certifications sold through these special offer websites are only short hour online TEFL courses,
Also if you are looking for more support and a more hands on learning experience an online course with tutor support, or a classroom course might be better for you. Some online courses sold through Groupon are quite vague and non descriptive where you will get no support, a tutor contact or help with finding work afterwards.
5. Importance of Taking a Reputable TEFL Course
Thousands of people take TEFL courses every year and enjoy a really smooth journey and you can too, if you would like to have a structured TEFL experience we would recommend not rushing into to buying a course and booking one through a reputable company.
6. How to Choose a Course
View our guide to the best TEFL companies where we feature top rated companies offering reputable courses - you won't find these courses advertised on websites like Groupon. We recommend it is always better to spent a bit more and buy a TEFL course through an established company as they offer accredited certifications which are recognized by TEFL recruiters around the world.
7. Alternative Courses
As well as TEFL / TESOL certifications, there are lots of other courses available which can help you to become a teacher or help progress a career.
Any educational type course will help boost your teaching prospects, and give you a better chance of gaining employment abroad.
For something more technical for example teaching other subjects there are lots of similar courses available. Teaching IT for example, you can get the technical training you need to use Oracle Fusion Technical Training. Learn how to use the technology that is changing the way the world does business. With this software, you can easily connect to your database and get the most out of your data.
8. Help and Advice
Please contact us if you need any advice or recommendations about taking a TEFL course or if you would like to check the authenticity of a course sold through a website like Groupon, Amazon Local and Living Social.
9. Group TEFL Course Reviews
Or if you have ever brought a TEFL certification on Groupon and would like to review a course or leave feedback if it was any good please contact us. You might also like to join our popular TEFL facebook page.
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