ASSESSING A LANGUAGE TEACHING COURSE
Choosing a good TEFL/TESOL, Distance / Online TEFL course. This is one of the most important questions you need to ask yourself. With the coming of the internet and email, a host of organizations and individuals have set themselves up as trainers or training centres.
There are a number of questions you should ask when evaluating a training course:
Is the course offered by a reputable organisation with a good language teaching track record, i.e.
Is the TESOL training centre linked to a Language school or centre? Going with an established Institution, who has been in the training field for more than 10 years is highly recommended.
Does the course include observed and assessed teaching practice? This is a vital component of any teaching/training course.
Is the course content based on a modern, widely used teaching methodology?
The Course designer should have a Masters degree, possibly also in TESOL, CELTA. They should also have experience as a TESOL/CELTA teacher and trainer and taught in EFL classrooms here and internationally.
The degrees and qualifications should be clearly listed on the website.