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Unfortunately I just jumped to buy it the minute I saw the deal on groupon. And I really hope itís an accredited course because Iím really excited to get started. If its not an accredited certification do you think groupon well refund me?? wouldn't it be considered false advertising?
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You answered your own question when you started your post with "Unfortunately...." Do an Internet search on 'tesols.com groupon review' and you'll see this topic has been discussed in several forums, including this one. Anyway, Tesols.com's online TEFL certs aren't accredited, but then, the company doesn't state that they are. However, they use the standard "internationally-recognized certificate" wording---typical with a lot of TEFL cert course providers---good and bad. The better overseas employers recognize entry-level teaching qualifications (TEFL certs) such as the CELTA, SIT TESOL, and Trinity certTESOL. There are also equivalent, valid non-brand TEFL certs that fit the bill as long as they entail at least 120 hours of onsite (not online) instruction and include supervised practice teaching with real students.
As for Groupon giving you a refund, you'll have to check their policy. But this may be one situation where you'll have to accept you wasted $69. Definitely do some research before plunking down any more of your hard-earned money.
I suggest you check out the ESL Cafe's jobs discussion forums for country-specific advice and info on teaching as well as the necessary qualifications.