The independent review site Best College Reviews has released their list of the top 15 online TEFL courses for 2019.
The site, which brands itself as a completely independent and objective site for reviewing college and university programs, rated each of the courses based on six different points which included:
- Quality of the platform and the resources
- Student-teaching practicum or other experiential learning
- Range of courses that provide a reputable certificate
- Quality of job placement opportunities
- Graduate testimonials and reviews
- Any additional noteworthy features
Best College Reviews further states that for any programs where there was a tie the program that was offered at the cheapest price was placed higher.
The final rankings, in order, are:
15. Anaheim University
14. TEFL Bootcamp
13. International TEFL and TESOL Training
12. International Teacher Training Organization
11. TESOL International Association
10. International TEFL Academy
9. Uni-Prep Institute
8. Coventry House International
7. TEFL Certification from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Education
6. Greenheart Travel
5. TEFL Pros
4. Bridge Education Group
3. Premier TEFL
2. i-to-i TEFL
1. My TEFL
More details about each of these companies are provided in the original article from Best College Reviews including how each of the companies scored based on the above criteria and what the final review for each company was.
It should be noted that Premiere TEFL and International TEFL Academy are both partners of ESL Job Exchange. We work with them and recommend them for the same reasons covered in the Best College Reviews article. We feel the offer highly detailed training and excellent support for students going through their courses. Both companies also offer outstanding job placement and assistance for students after completion of their program.
We recommend Premiere TEFL as an online-only option and International TEFL Academy for people who will be traveling abroad and need an in-class practicum (in-class experience) as part of their certification.
For International TEFL Academy, you can find out more information on their website
and use discount code ‘ESLJobExchange’ to receive an additional $50 off of the online program.
For Premiere TEFL, you can find out more information on their website.
For help in finding the right type of certification for you, check out our complete guide
to understanding teaching certifications.