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Online TEFL course watch

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    I wasn't quite sure where to post this, so if in wrong forum please move.

    I recently got an email off LivingSocial which had an offer about an online TEFL course which you have a year to complete for £49. I've considered working abroad teaching English after I graduate, so I'm thinking of getting it, however I've heard that some places don't accept online courses. The deal includes: online certification, a letter of recommendation, teacher's handbook, lesson pack and online support. Do you think it'll be worth it?
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    (Original post by JoannaMilano)
    To any decent employer who requires a TEFL certification, they're useless. If its the one I'm thinking of, it is entirely online and has no classroom component, which is what makes it pointless. Most place that ask for certification want at least six hours classroom experience alongside 120ish hours.

    Also, the kind of companies that offer courses on Groupon or similar sites often have no recognised affiliation. Which isn't a problem for casual places that just want a certificate, but most decent places want the CELTA or CertTesol. At the very least, they want a course with a classroom component and recognised affiliation which these companies don't often have.

    If you want to teach English but aren't willing to shell out the ~£1000 for a proper qualification like CELTA or CertTesol then you'd be better off looking for vacancies that require no qualifications at all, of which there are plenty in China and Korea.

    Thank you
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