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  • Linguline
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    14 April, 2008 at 12:14
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    Hi everyone interested

    I have just paid and done a i-to-i online course and I must warn you about them
    You aren’t TAUGHT anything new at all. What happens is that they TEST your already existing knowledge of the English Language and then they grade your opinion… well, I can think of better ways to waste 60€!

    Christian

    tefl-mike
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    15 April, 2008 at 10:46
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    Hi Christian

    I think you have to put things into a little perspective here:

    You say you paid 60 euros for this course? If you had taken a CELTA or similar course it would have cost you upwards of 1500 euros. i-to-i’s weekend courses cost from 325 euros according to their website, and their online courses start from 180 euros.

    I can’t find the 60 euro one on their site, so I don’t know what they’re marketing it as, but did you really expect to become a fully qualified teacher, ready to step into the classroom, for the price of a meal for two in a restaurant? To become a qualified TEFL teacher you’re going to have to invest a little more.

    I’d be interested in the link where they advertise this on their site though if you have it?

    Mike

    Eric18
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    3 June, 2008 at 5:42
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    Perhaps this was some sort of placement test?

    systematic
    Participant
    4 July, 2008 at 21:15
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    Reply To: i-to-i courses

    At a recent meeting of school administrators in one Asian country, the heads of several hundred quality schools agreed once more on minimum standards for accepting TESOl certificates:

    120 hours attendance course with a minimum of 6 hours observed teaching.

    The i-to-i courses do not meet this minimum requirement. The organisation is an adventure tour agency that provides TESOL certificates for very short ‘courses’
    The fact that there were no further postings in this thread is a clear indication that the OP was taken in by claims of churning out a teacher in the space of just one weekend. It’s not possible, and the schools all know it, and I don’t accept on-line or short course certificates either.

    The bottom line is that there are schools that don’t need a TESOL cert. at all, and there are those that do. Those that do, and which pay salaries, have made it quite clear what they consider to be a minimum amount of training.


    You cannot have it all ways but if you want it one way, you can teach in Thailand: http://nittayo.org

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