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Is Premier TEFL Legitimate?

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  • Emma
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    1 February, 2017 at 19:40
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    I am 20 and was looking for ESL teaching opportunities abroad. I found a promising listing from Premier TEFL and I was wondering if anyone knew whether or not they are a legitimate organization. Thank you so much!

    Emma

    PremierTEFL
    Participant
    22 February, 2017 at 16:50
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    Hi Emma,

    I work for product development in PremierTEFL. I can assure you we are legitimate and one of the best companies you can work for. We try very hard to connect people around the world without. As an example check us out against company called i-to-i we both sell the same product with £200 in the difference. Our ethos is to give quality to students and not rip them off!
    I personally screen any provider we work as safety is a massive responsibility.

    Quality and recognition of your TEFL certification is another huge responsibility of mine, but I can assure you our qualification will be recognised in most countries throughout the world. The reason I say most is some countries ask for a CELTA course plus a degree There are other TEFL providers who offer the same level TEFL course as ourselves but I recommend you look at face-book reviews before making your decision.

    Apersonhuman
    Participant
    29 December, 2017 at 16:04
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    The simple answer is no. Read the small print – for their supposed TEFL jobs in other countries, the company offers absolutely no support, and no assistance in getting a job. you’re basically paying them loads of money for a TEFL certificate that appears to be a job but isn’t. When you try to search for reviews, it’s their own website that comes up with all their supposed “reviews”, suggesting the company has been flooding Google results to get their website to the top instead of a real review website like ciao.

    dan
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    3 January, 2018 at 13:42
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    The simple answer is no

    Well, not offering assistance in getting a job doesn’t mean that a company isn’t legitimate. A quick look at their website shows that they do in fact offer supported jobs and internships in some countries – do you expect them to help you find a job in every single country? That would be an unrealistic promise to make. They offer supported jobs in certain countries. This suggests to me that potential trainees should assess whether or not one of these countries appeals for a potential job after the course, and if not, they can look elsewhere. I can’t speak for the course itself, or the quality of its content and tutors, because I haven’t taken the course – it might be great, it might not be. But please don’t equate “lack of job support in some countries” with “not legitimate”.

    As for reviews, I found a number, for example:
    https://www.teflcoursereview.com/premiertefl/
    https://www.reviews.co.uk/company-reviews/store/www-premiertefl-com1

    I’m in no way affiliated with this course provider, I just don’t like seeing companies bad-mouthed for no good reason.

    Mia
    Participant
    26 May, 2019 at 3:59
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    Premier TEFL seem to have a decent reputation and the people who run the school come over as being dedicated to their profession. They are also well-established and I don’t think you will go wrong with choosing this course to take your international TEFL/TESOL certification with. I completely agree with Dan that it is so easy for someone to come on here and badmouth a company just because the course maybe taken online. You can’t please all of the people all of the time so thre will be some unhappy customers out there, but I see that their reviews are mostly positive.


    https://trustedteflreviews.com/
    Which TEFL? Helping you choose your best online TEFL/TESOL certification course.

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