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    Affordablel ESL Distance Courses

    Hello!


    Could anybody tell me where I can find a affordable ESL Distance Courses.
    I have a second thought to enroll an ESL courses that will cost as much as $700.00 at the Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada.

    I would appreciate your advice and comments on this. Thank you
    Last edited by wmodesto; 28-Feb-2007 at 23:00.

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    Re: Affordablel ESL Distance Courses

    Affordability often comes at a price- many of the cheaper courses are pretty worthless as qualifications and are not widely recognised, or a tied in to a particular school, which restricts the transferability of the qualification. I would also look very carefully into the recognition and validation of the courses- there are courses that self-validate by setting up an essentially bogus organisation or using one where the basic criterion for validation is the ability to put a checque in the post.

    If you find one yo're interested in, then post details here and I'll happily take a look. I would recommend the CELTA as a starting course simply for its acceptance, which is worldwide, though I realise that this one is not in the easily affordable category.


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    Re: Affordablel ESL Distance Courses

    I appreciate you feedback on this Tydo; however, I am more interested to a school that at least closer to Canada or in North America.

    Thanks again for futher advise!

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    Re: Affordablel ESL Distance Courses

    There are centres in Canada: CELTA


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    Re: Affordablel ESL Distance Courses

    Hi, Tydol

    This is very interesting and few options to choose to!


    Do you know somebody that attended this program? What was their generally experience or feedback?

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Affordablel ESL Distance Courses

    I don't know anyone who has attended it in Canada, but many teachers have done it. BobK here on the forum did it last year, so he's pretty fresh on it.

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