Has anyone ever gone through this company before? They are offering a few different programs $950 Bangkok and $750 Phuket. They provided accommodation throughout the program and then place you in a job for 4 to 5 months at 30,000 baht with accommodation also provided. I am considering going through them because I like the assurance of having a job provided for me and it also seems like most schools don't provided accommodation as this one does. I have been emailing back and forth and also found that I can do an online course for $300. Would I be at any disadvantage having only an online certification? Again even with the online course they will place you in a job with paid accommodation.
This is my first thread so I was unable to post links- However just google "American TESOL Institute in Thailand" and it will be the first result..
If you must do TESOL or TEFL or whatever, do it in person. American TESOL Institute is probably no worse or better than others ...
here is an entire thread on them from our fourm
http://www.ajarnforum.net/vb/the-sta...institute.html (American TESOL Institute)
Got an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau ... but that can be misleading
A BBB Accredited Business since 11/08/2011
BBB has determined that American TESOL Institute meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.
BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.
American TESOL Institute Business Review in Tampa, FL - West Coast Florida BBB
Cluezo, when you get back over here, let's get our heads together and launch IIB (Investors in Bastards) business accreditation thingmabob. Get one of the local carpenter guys to knock up some plaques and shit and we're away.
"Take this, brother; may it serve you well."
(Cough) Er, if they are not IIB (Rayong) affiliated then you should be very wary of using their services. Honest.
Going to be making my decision within the next 48 hours...
Any additional feedback would be appreciated..