Comparing Online TEFL programs is enough to make you pull your hair out. Some companies list everything in chapters and units while others list in hours.
Below is our comparison chart of the heavy hitters in the TEFL world. (These guys sell courses in the thousands every year.) We've listed the major points of comparison, namely price, hours, support and who they're accredited through. All of these courses are delivered either through e-mail or physical mail and are designed to be as flexible and user friendly as humanly possible. (Most of them can be started in your home country and finished anywhere on the planet.) Course content is similar in that all these courses will provide you with a basic qualification to teach English as a second language.Those looking to work in Japan as an ALT Or JET might take care to note that of the 4 listed below that i-to-i's online TEFL course and ICAL not only offer 1 to 1 personal tutor support, but they place literally hundreds of candidates each throughout Asia in ALT positions year in and out.
Note that the course listed below have both purely on-line - meaning that there isn't a practical or hands-on part to these courses as well as combined courses that have a hands on element. The prices of this chart reflect only the pure on-line courses.
|Course Provider||i-to i||ICAL||Global English||TITC|
|Hours & Price in USD|
|40 hour course||$236*||--||--||--|
|60 to 70 hour course||60 for $292*||--||70 at $385||--|
|80 to 150 hour course||80 for $476*||100 for $265*||150 for $735*||100 for $190*|
|Accreditation & Placement|
|Accredited by||ODLQC||EMBHK||ISO 9000||IATQuO|
|Job Placement Help In Japan||yes||yes||No||Yes|
|Support & Other|
|Personal Tutor||Yes||Yes||No. Info||No|
|Post Program Support||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Other Support||Letter of Rec||Letter of Rec.||Letter of Rec. & Resume||Resume & Interview help|
|Money Back Guarantee||Yes||yes||yes - 14 days||--|
|Work at Your Own Pace||yes||yes||yes||yes|
Courses marked with an *
offer video support in their on-line TEFL course.
There are quite a few hurdles to jump in getting a job in Japan and we don't want course recognition to be one of them. For this reason, we've stuck with the most well known courses in this chart. There are literally countless programs you can spend your money on but it's best or safest to stick with programs your potential employer is either familiar with or has heard of such as i-to-i.
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