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Re: Tefl accreditation bodies?

Posted By: Martin McMorrow <mmcm@hotmail.com>
Date: Saturday, 9 March 2013, at 3:04 p.m.

In Response To: Tefl accreditation bodies? (Owen A)

I'm sure that if they say that such an organisations exists, it really does. After all, they have a website and a blog - and no doubt they are willing to accredit any TEFL organisation around the world.

Don't let the fact that the WTEFLAC website contains no names of anyone involved put you off: it could well be that they have leading experts in course accreditation working for them, who choose, for their own reasons, to remain anonymous. All of them.

Similarly, the fact that they use a 'virtual office' address for correspondence etc (rather than, for instance, an old-fashioned bricks and mortar building in some backwater like Cambridge etc) can be seen as a very positive sign in this globalised TEFL environment. And, if no one can find them, it means no school can put any pressure on them to treat their own course favourably, you see.

And, what's more, their main website has been up and running for over six months - ample time to establish a worldwide reputation in teacher education and about the same amount of time that 'Gangnam Style' has been on the airwaves - which seems forever! The website even offers you a 'checker' function, whereby, if you provide all your personal details, together with the name, country and registration number of any TEFL organisation in the world, they can tell you if the course really is accredited by WTEFLAC. That's handy as there probably still are a few courses that haven't yet managed to get through the stringent requirements set forth on the website.

Martin McMorrow, New Zealand

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Tefl accreditation bodies?
Owen A -- Thursday, 7 March 2013, at 2:05 p.m.
Re: Tefl accreditation bodies?
ICAL TEFL -- Saturday, 9 March 2013, at 5:34 a.m.
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spiral78 -- Saturday, 9 March 2013, at 5:14 a.m.
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AfP -- Thursday, 14 March 2013, at 5:27 p.m.
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Martin McMorrow -- Saturday, 9 March 2013, at 3:04 p.m.
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Andrew MacPherson -- Tuesday, 7 January 2014, at 4:07 a.m.
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NickHoffman -- Thursday, 16 January 2014, at 12:03 a.m.
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Sarah Pontis -- Wednesday, 22 January 2014, at 2:09 p.m.
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The Critic -- Friday, 28 March 2014, at 2:23 a.m.

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