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China Foreign Teachers Beware Of Fake TEFL Courses

 
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China.Scam.Patrol



Joined: 18 Jul 2015
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:00 pm    Post subject: China Foreign Teachers Beware Of Fake TEFL Courses Reply with quote



There are no international certification standards for TEFL courses. This means anyone with half a brain, a website, and some English skills can start an online TEFL course and make some fast cash. They lie to sell their course and will even tell you that you MUST have one of their certificates to teach in China. Anyway, if you don't want to waste your money to get a TEFL certificate that is not even recognized in major countries, you should take 30 minutes of your life and research this subject at https://www.docdroid.net/kRwv0oN/ctablacklist2020-pdf and while you are there take note of the 2020-2021 China MANDATORY teaching requirements on page 3.

No, we are not in the TEFL business. We are in the due diligence and investigations business in China going back to 2008. You are willing to visit our website at https://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com


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Durango



Joined: 28 Feb 2013
Posts: 54

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:45 pm    Post subject: The CFTU and CTA have finally made report about TEFL Courses Reply with quote

Guys this has been a problem for rge last 10 years but with recent discovery of the fake reviews, the China Teachers Alliance and China Foreign Teachers Union studied the problems based on the reports of three scam investigations (China Scam Watch, China Scam Patrol, and TEFL Teachers Association). You can read the reports at https://reddit.com/r/ChinaTeachers, https://ruqqus.com/+TeachInChina and https://reddit.com/r/tefl_tips_traps_scams.

But basically they advise against taking any online course that is not given DIRECTLY by an accredited University that is will to provide resumes of the instructors. They all agree that the best TEFL courses are those given in a real classroom setting by an accredited University like Cambridge, Oxford, Trinity, Ohio State, University of Toronto, Beijing Normal University, etc. The China Teachers Alliance which represents most Chinese teachers is now compiling a blacklist of fraudulent TEFL courses since they cannot be named in most TEFL forums. They will post the list by Dec. 1st, 2020 at
https://ruqqus.com/+CTA and https://reddit.com/r/chinascampatrol. Finally some progress is being made.
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Shannon



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:14 pm    Post subject: DELETED Reply with quote

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Ms. Molly



Joined: 15 Nov 2016
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:19 am    Post subject: 80% of TEFL Courses are worthless frauds as per the CTA Reply with quote



Since it is so hard to find a decent and legitimate TEFL course these days in 2021, I follow the advice of the China Teachers Alliance:https://www.docdroid.net/kRwv0oN/ctablacklist2020-pdf How do the rest of you pick your TEFL course?

Here is why I stopped believing the company's websites and on-site testimonials and ratings. This video was a wake-up call for me. Thank god for the CTA and China Scam Patrol! https://youtu.be/3y0pYUdfGiw
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Peanut Butter



Joined: 09 Mar 2021
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This warning came 9 months too late for me, but thank you for warning all the newbies. Maybe y'all should visit r/teflscams aand r/teflreviews subs at reddit which is loaded with tips like this.
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Whisper



Joined: 15 Nov 2020
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PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2021 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! Thanks for the crash course on scammery! And thanks for the great links. This will be my new go-to link for getting the most current TEFL news https://TEFL_tips_traps_scams
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