Sunday, September 24, 2006

Weekend Tefl?!?

If you wished to learn a foreign language, would you have confidence in a teacher who had been certified after taking a 2-day course?

This site: offers two day certification for TEFL teachers. Judging by the blurb on the site, it is clearly targetted at people who just want to travel and find some way of financing it. Teaching English is better than washing dishes, right?

This kind of course and mentality cheapens our profession.

1 comment:

Travelbugsarah said...

Hi there,

I'm writing from i-to-i, the provider of the Weekend TEFL course and I thought I'd respond to your comment.

You're right in that the course is designed for people wanting to travel and earn, or even get a taster of TEFL before pursuing it as a career. The weekend course is an entry-level course covering all the elements of a longer four week course. The i-to-i course will get you teaching work anywhere in the world without the need to spend a lot of time and money on a longer course.

The following quote might be of interest too: “The i-to-i course provides the key principles that underlie modern TEFL.” Sunday Telegraph newspaper.

For further Weekend TEFL Q&As, please check out the following link.

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