I have been interested in doing a TEFL course for sometime now and I have been looking for suitable courses. The other day I received an email from Amazon which had the following deal attached to it:
AmazonLocal London-wide: 120 Hour Online 'Teach English as a Foreign Language' (TEFL) Course for One Person
It is a deal on the INTERSOL 120 hour online TEFL course for £45. Surely that seems too good to be true? Can anyone shed any light on this?
If it is going to be legitimate, is it worth doing?
I am looking to do the course so that when I have done my 3 year teacher training course at University I can then go abroad using the TEFL qualification before settling into a classroom job. I have heard the arguments for not doing an online course, but I believe it is the best option for me as I have experience of teaching anyway because I have been working as a Teaching Assistant for two years now, as well as various other things that I have done.
Something else I was wondering was, if I did do the course (or any Intersol course) would it give me the same employability credentials as any of the other TEFL programs? And will the fact that I have done it online affect my job opportunities in any way?
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.